FRIENDS ACADEMY'S WEEKLY NEWS & EVENT BULLETIN
On Wednesday, October 24, we will observe the National Day of Unity and as a way to visibly mark this day, we will have an All-School Dress Down Day in orange. In addition, community queries will help guide student discussion and health education faculty will be focusing on the importance of how kindness and respect is reflected and made visible in our school climate.
Join host Head of School Andrea Kelly at our next monthly, informal "Coffee with Friends" this Thursday, Oct. 25 in the KW Library from 8:20 to 9 a.m. Drop in or stay a while to catch up with old friends or connect with new ones. We'll supply the coffee ... you bring the conversation.
Please let us know you are coming and RSVP.
This year's Upper School play, 248 Miles, which runs Nov. 1-3, is an original piece written by FA Theater teacher Andrew Geha. A story about the connections we make and the connections we miss, 248 Miles reveals the isolation and pressure that so many of us can feel on both an individual and community level. The play opens as Mikaela returns to school after an emotional crisis. Working to be healthy, she still feels desperately alone in her community. As she weaves her way through her first few days, we meet her classmates and discover, through their stories, that she is not alone in her aloneness.
Please note that 248 Miles contains young adult themes, strong adolescent language, and is most appropriate for a mature audience of teens and adults. For a synopsis of the play and themes, please click here. Students, who are 8th grade and younger must be accompanied by a parent if attending the show. If you have any further questions, please contact Director of Arts Tracey Foster at email@example.com.
This past week, our partner consultant, Measuring Success, launched a new parent survey to all parents. The survey data we collect will help our admissions and strategic efforts grow from a position of strength. Our goal is to achieve 100% parent participation.
If you did not receive the survey, please first check your spam or junk folders and if the e-mail is not there, contact Director of Finance, Operations and Strategic Projects Ann Marie Tidona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Admissions Office offers tours every Wednesday between 9-10 a.m. Please tell your friends and spread the word!
Upcoming Open Houses:
- MS – Monday, November 5th
- US – Tuesday, November 6th
- LS – Thursday, November 8th
All Open Houses begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. For more information and RSVP details, please visit us online.
Join us for the LS Parent Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 23 in the LS Library at 8:15am.
Join us for 1st Grade Coffee and Connections, Thursday, October 25 in the LS Library at 8:15am.
Join Middle School Principal Deb Schoman and 8th grade team leader Selina Collier to learn more about your soon-to-be high school aged child on Monday, Oct. 22. Plan to arrive at 8:15am in the MS collab space for coffee and conversation. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly by 9:15 a.m. Time will be set aside for Q & A. This program will be live streamed.
Students will be leaving on Wednesday, Oct 24th from the Dolan Center at 6am and returning to the Jackson House in time for bus on Friday, Oct. 26th. Parents will receive updates regarding arrival to Greenkill and a more precise return time to FA on Friday. Once the buses cross the Throgs Neck Bridge, we can get that information out to you. If you are picking up, please do NOT park in the Jackson House circle. You can park in the lot near the tennis courts, in front of the middle school or Frost Hall. Melissa Scott will be sending you a more detailed reminder e-mail prior to departure day.
Students are invited to dress up for Halloween. While students are permitted to dress as superheroes, we ask that they not include weapons as part of their costume or dress in military attire.
Monday, October 22:
Washington University at 8:15 AM
Syracuse University at 9:30 AM
Lafayette College at 10:30 AM
Vassar College at 12 noon
Davidson College at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, October 23:
No colleges visiting today
Wednesday, October 24:
Lake Forest College at 8:15 AM
Thursday, October 25:
Babson College at 8:30 AM
Endicott College at 1:45
Friday, October 26:
No college visiting today
For Juniors and their parents, come join the College Office for an introduction to the College process. 7 PM on Tuesday, October 23rd, in the Dolan Center Theater – followed by a time for questions.