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All-School Announcements 09.30.18

September 27, 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 portion will feature:

  • 5 pm - A local food tasting catered by Chef Aaron DeRego of The Back Eddy
  • 5 pm - Music by Putnam Murdock and friends
  • 6 pm - 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
  • 7:15 pm - 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 workshop from 1-5 pm, Season Extension in the Bio-Intensive Garden, prior to the evening event. You can click here to learn more. Friends Academy families are welcome to participate in the workshop (led by our very own Steve Walach). Please contact Mr. Walach directly if you would like to participate in this portion of the day.

Sunday, November 4th: Admissions Open House and Family Trails Event, including a StoryWalk®. Click here to learn more and register.

Thursday, November 15th: Join us for a great Parents Night Out at FA in support of the Book Fair. Click here to learn more and register.

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!

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

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.

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.

The Friends Academy Song Circles

In the paradigm of how music has been taught and shared for centuries, we want to continue and foster this tradition in our community. Join us the first Friday of every month, beginning this Friday, Oct. 5th, from 5-6:00 pm in the Commons. This is an offering for our parent/adult community. Bring your acoustic instruments.  Play.  Sing.  Share.  Follow along.  Or we’ll follow you. Hosted by our very own Putnam Murdock.

School Photos

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.