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All-School Announcements 09.23.18

September 20, 2018

Community Event: Film Screening, Local Food Tasting, Panel Discussion

Join Us! On Saturday, October 20th we are co-hosting a community event here on campus. The evening will feature:

  • 5pm - A local food tasting catered by Chef Aaron DeRego of The Back Eddy
  • 5pm - Music by Putnam Murdock and friends
  • 6pm - A screening of FA parent (and Ms. Yao's husband) Graham Meriwether's documentary Farmers for America, About the film: WHO WILL FEED US? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America's farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up. Directed by Graham Meriwether (American Meat). www.leaveitbetter.com
  • 7:15pm - A panel consisting of local agricultural entrepreneurs; Elizabeth Frary of Copicut Farms in Dartmouth, MA, Jordan Goldsmith '04 of Moonrose Farm in Cranston, RI, Sarah Cogswell and Kate Levin of Cluck and Trowel in Westport, MA

Children are welcome to attend.  Click here to purchase tickets and register.

NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, is hosting a meeting on campus prior to this event. You can click here to learn more. Friends Academy families are welcome to participate in their conference.

Friday Coffee and Conversation with Mr. Kennedy

Families are invited to sign up for Conversations with the Head, which touch upon various topics in our school community. Space is limited and we ask that families choose only one event to attend. To register and learn more, click here.

New Friends Academy Magnets!

If you have not received a new FA magnet but would like one, please drop by Katherine Gaudet’s office or email her at kgaudet@friendsacademy1810.org  - she will get one (or two) to you ASAP. Thank you!

Just a reminder - Drop Off & Parking

In the morning at drop off, if you want to walk your child in, please park in the Visitor spaces in front of the Bullard entrance (front entrance) or in the parking lot.  Please do not park along the curb as it slows down drop off for other parents. Thank you!

First Wednesdays

Our first First Wednesday will be on October 3rd from 8:00-11:00. First Wednesdays are a time when we open our doors and invite in prospective parents to attend All-School Meeting and visit in classrooms.  Please ask people you think might be interested in Friends to come! Other First Wednesday dates throughout the year are: November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1.  Thank you!

Early Childhood Enrollment for 2019-2020

Early Childhood spots are filling up quickly. Admissions wants to alert Friends' parents that there are only 8 spots available in the Early Childhood Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Katherine Gaudet has already received several outside applications for students, but feels it is essential to serve our current Friends Academy prospective students first.  If you are interested in enrolling your child into the Early Childhood Program next year, please contact Katherine Gaudet at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Room Parents:  If you are interested in being a Lower School Room Parent, please contact Jeanne Machado.  Room parents help support classroom or curricular needs as determined by the teachers or Mrs. Ross-Cory.  If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Ross-Cory.

Fall Musical 5th & 6th Grade
The Fall Musical will be Dear Edwina, a wonderful comedy about Middle School life. Please check the calendar for rehearsal dates. All cast members are expected to attend all rehearsals unless excused by Mr. Bean or Mr. Murdock.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Middle School Parents’ Night
Please join us on Thursday, September 27th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Commons for our Middle School Parents’ Night. You will have a chance to meet your student’s teachers and to learn more about the curriculum.

Fall Musical 5th & 6th Grade
The Fall Musical will be Dear Edwina, a wonderful comedy about Middle School life. Please check the calendar for rehearsal dates. All cast members are expected to attend all rehearsals unless excused by Mr. Bean or Mr. Murdock.

School Photos

Coffee Pond will be taking individual and class group pictures, in the Commons, on Friday, September 28th.  Below is important information that will give you access to your child's portrait.

Our E/Proof program will notify you via email when your child’s proofs are ready to be viewed online. When you receive the email with a private password, you can go directly to our company’s website www.coffeepond.com to place your order online.
Please be sure to have your spam blocker set to accept emails from lifeguards@coffeepond.com
Should you not receive your child’s password within a few weeks after picture day please be sure to contact our Customer Care department at1-800-632-2323 x0 or at: lifeguards@coffeepond.com

SMUGMUG PHOTOS

Have you seen our FA photo site?  Photos are free to download! If you have athletic photos you'd like to share, email Kelly Pelissier and she'll provide you with an upload link. Click here to view.