All-School Announcements 11.13.17

November 19, 2017


School Store will open the week of November 13th outside the canteen, as well as during the Parents Evening Out. This is a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping!



The Annual Report for 2016-2017 is now available for viewing. Thank you to all for their support. Your generosity makes Friends Academy stronger every day. Click here to see the report.




Save the date! Our annual Authorfest event will be November 14th. We are looking for parent volunteers during our book fair. We will need cashiers, helpers to set up and break down, as well as a few people to help students and families find books. Please sign up here. More info about Authorfest will be shared soon!


Photo Retake Day is on Friday, November 17, from 8:00-9:45.
Your child’s school picture was taken on Friday, September 29.  You should be hearing from Coffee Pond soon. They will notify you via email when the proofs are ready to be viewed online.  When you receive the email with your private password, you can go directly to their company website at to place your order online.  Please be sure to have your spam blocker set to accept emails from

If you do not receive your child’s password, please be sure to contact the Customer Care department at or call 1-800-632-2323  x0.

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 in November, 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.


Many thanks to the parents who have been contributing to our athletic photo galleries! If you have athletic photos you'd like to share, email Kelly Pelissier and she'll provide you with an upload link. Halloween photos are there as well! Click here to view.


upcoming events


We hope you will join us on Thursday, November 16 for a great evening at Friends Academy. Our third annual Evening for Parents is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members of the FA community. See old friends, meet new friends, connect with faculty, and come out to support our school. Light hors'doeuvres, featuring oysters from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms, and complimentary wine and beer will be served.  Register here.

The Book Fair will be open for shopping, as will our School Store featuring apparel and a few other items.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

We will have limited childcare available for children currently enrolled at FA. You can sign up when you register.

Conversations with the Head

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.
Click here to register for Conversations with the Head