All-School Announcements 12.16.18

December 14, 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.

Soup and Healthy Lunches are here!

This winter we're ready to offer a couple of options for lunch.  The first is our tried and true Subway option where students can opt for a variety of subs, toppings, and a side.  

We will also be offering an additional lunch option on Wednesdays from January 9, 2019 – May 29, 2019. The cost is $8.00 per Wednesday lunch. We have again partnered with a local chef, Christopher Chaput, to make a selection of healthy lunches, each week, from locally sourced meats. We will also offer optional take-home foil pans for families to be taken home the same day for the cost of $15.00 per ready to heat foil pan (8.5”x6”x2”; about the size of 4 cakes/burgers per pan). Your child’s order will be delivered to their classroom.

More information is included on each of the forms. Click on and fill out either of the forms linked below (one per family) and return it to Mrs. Parker in the office. All forms, with payment, must be returned by Wednesday December 19, 2018. To learn more about these options, and their pricing, contact Katherine Furtado atkfurtado@friendsacademy1810.org or 508-999-1356 ext.1104.

Healthy menu rotation for 2019 will include:

  • Lasagna
  • Chicken over rice
  • Chicken enchiladas
  • Crispy fish filets
  • Pulled pork sandwiches
  • Baked ziti

You can find the forms below, as well as on the School Forms section of our website.

Healthy Wednesday Lunch Option Sign-Up

Subway Lunch Sign-Up

Friends Academy Fund

Grade 5: you're so close to becoming the next group to trigger another gift! EC and Grade 6 are close behind! Who will get there first?!  Remember, 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!

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 - 62%
  • Kindergarten - 58%
  • Grade 1 - 78%
  • Grade 2 - 57%
  • Grade 3 - 78%
  • Grade 4 - 85%
  • Grade 5 - 64%
  • Grade 6 - 62%
  • Grade 7 - 75%
  • Grade 8 - 57%

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.


FriendsFest 2019, our annual family-friendly fundraiser, will be on Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Please mark your calendars! An online invitation will be sent in mid-January.

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!


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. The theme will be paying it forward through acts of kindness, inspired by the 8th grade trip to New York City.

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.


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.