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All-School Announcements 12.09.18

December 8, 2018

Lost and found

Please stop by the Lost and Found before the Winter Break. Any items not taken by December 21, 2018 will be donated over winter break.

SCHOOL Photos

Coffee Pond Photography recently sent information for ordering your child’s school Retake portraits on 11/15/18.  If you do not receive this information by either email or mail please contact their Customer Care Department directly for assistance.

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By phone: 1-800-632-2323 ext "0" or by Email: Lifeguards@coffeepond.com

Friends Academy Fund

The Parent Participation Challenge for this year's Friends Academy Fund is in full swing. What is the challenge? If a grade level, or the faculty/staff, reaches 75% participation by December 31, 2018, it will trigger an additional $1,000 gift to the Fund from an anonymous donor. If the school works together, an additional $11,000 will go directly towards the Friends Academy Fund!

The faculty/staff, Grade 1, Grade 3, and Grade 4 have already reached this goal. Congratulations!

Who will be next? Every gift matters. Every gift is meaningful. Donations run the gamut, the important thing is that you participate. You can click here to donate today, OR, you can email me at jpink@friendsacademy1810.org that you pledge to give before June 30th, 2019 and that will count.

Percentages to date:

  • Early Childhood - 57%
  • Kindergarten - 54%
  • Grade 1 - 78%
  • Grade 2 - 57%
  • Grade 3 - 78%
  • Grade 4 - 81% -- Great Job!
  • Grade 5 - 57%
  • Grade 6 - 55%
  • Grade 7 - 63%
  • Grade 8 - 43%

Upcoming Events

Winterfest, our Lower School musical performance, will be Friday, Dec. 21, from 10:30-12:00, with an early dismissal at noon.

Revels, our Middle School musical performance, will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Winter Break begins on Friday December 21st with a 12 noon dismissal for everyone.  The after school program will be available until 5:30 pm for those students who need to utilize it.  Please contact Charley Pelissier if you plan on your child(ren) attending.


First Wednesdays

Our next First Wednesday will be on Jan. 9, 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:  February 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1.  Thank you!


LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winterfest, our Lower School musical performance, will be Friday, Dec. 21, from 10:30-12:00, with an early dismissal at noon.


 MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to 8th graders who completed the SSAT this past week!

Revels, our Middle School musical performance, will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Progress Reports Online
You may now view your student’s Interim Progress Report in the Parent Portal https://friendsacademy1810.bigsis.com/portal/. Once logged in, click on the “Parents” tab on the top of the screen. Click the “Student Progress” tab on the left margin, then “Student Reports.” If you have not already signed in to the BigSIS Parent Portal, you should have received a sign up invitation last week. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on “Trouble logging in” or contact Mr. Lobato at dlobato@friendsacademy1810.org.  


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.

Upcoming Topics are:

  • Friday, December 14 @ 8:15 am - Rethinking how we use time in schools: what do children need?
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, 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.

SMUGMUG PHOTOS

Have you seen our FA photo site?  Photos are free to download (to the bottom-right of the photo, click the downward-facing arrow). 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.