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FRIENDS ACADEMY'S WEEKLY NEWS & EVENT BULLETIN

Early Childhood students are extremely excited about the growth of the vegetables they planted in their all season vegetable garden, which has been a new project for them this year. Lettuce, mint, carrots, kale, and Brussels sprouts are just a few of the many vegetables growing in this space. Over the course of the school year, the students and teachers tended to the garden, winterized the garden, and eagerly anticipated the new growth. Currently, students are busy picking vegetables and observing their growth. Just this past week, the students picked the vegetables and created a beautiful salad which they enjoyed at lunch time.

This spring, our Dean of Equity + Inclusion, Camille S. Edwards connected with LS Art Faculty Mary Jo Allegra about commissioning a collection of student art to adorn the walls of our Quaker Student Life Center. Led by Mary Jo Allegra, our LS Art & Community class strives to answer the question: "What role might the visual arts play in strengthening our community?" Students were tasked with designing multiple pieces that would to-scale fit specific wall space within this collaborative student space. Last week, our student artists returned to the QSLC to present their art work to members of our Quaker Practice through Community Engagement Team (responsible for Student Life). Students were empowered by Allegra to speak specifically to the purpose and emotionality of their artwork. Members of our student life team were so moved by this presentation that they have decided to remove all previous wall decor from the space and begin anew with this inspired energy! 

Our 8th grade class has been supporting this wonderful event for over 25 years. Students bring games that have been built by FA students to the games at Mitchell Field. 8th graders guide the children who have a wide range of physical, emotional and mental disabilities to play the games and provide them support, encouragement and love! This is a wonderful service project that allows for the kids have direct involvement with those who have need!

The Varsity Academic Team had a great showing at the National Academic Tournament run by Questions Unlimited in Washington, DC. We surpassed even our own expectations, going 5-3 in tournament matches, losing to the eventual tournament champions by just one question! As they have since they were freshmen, the team of Michael Bellion, Alan and Ben Cooper and Eddie Zuckerbrot played with just the right mix of speed, depth of knowledge, sense of humor, competitive spirit, and sportsmanship. Matt Davison and Jen Newitt were so happy to get to see them play a few more times before they graduated, though they had so many close matches we are still waiting for our heart rates to get back to normal! Congratulations to all!

Last week our 2nd through 5th graders enjoyed their field day with a variety of activities on the field. It is always such a great way for children to work as a team and cheer for each other. And there were many laughs in the process. On Monday Grades K and 1 will have their chance to do the same. On a bittersweet note, we will say goodbye to our 5th graders on Tuesday in our Moving Up Meeting for Worship. We wish them the best of luck.

All School

All School Announcements

Schedule for 2018-2019 Textbook Return for All Students (June 10-12th)

Upper School textbook returns: Through June 12th
Students may return all textbooks to the Circulation Desk of the KW Library at any time up until June 12th. We encourage students to bring in their textbook the day of each final. The library is closed for the summer and replacements for missing textbooks are purchased in June. Students will be billed for all missing textbooks. Please e-mail Librarian Laurie Fleming at Laurie_Fleming@fa.org with any questions.

Middle School textbook returns: June 10 & 11th
6th grade – June 10 at 9:30-10:30 am
7th grade – June 11 at 9:30-10:30
8th grade – June 11 at Noon-1 pm

Lower School: There are no textbooks to return in Lower School.

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood Calendar

Early Childhood Announcements

Little Friends Infant & Toddler September 2019 – One 3-day spot OPEN!

Hurry! The Little Friends Infant and Toddler Program at Friends Academy has just one 3-day spot open for September 2019. Currently, other rooms are full for the 2019-20 school year, but please e-mail Little Friends Director Karen_Galvin@fa.org to add your name to the mailing list.

Lower

Lower School Calendar

Lower School Announcements

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Middle

Middle School Calendar

Middle School Announcements

Middle School End of Year Reminders

Wednesday, June 12 marks our last day for middle school!

-Annual Field Day followed by the BBQ
-Car Dismissal beginning at 12:15pm
-Bus Dismissal at 1pm

Please be sure your child has emptied their locker, returned all textbooks, Chromebook, and library books.

Lost and Found Items will be on display in the main collab space beginning June 12.  Please stop in and look! We will be sending unclaimed clothing to the Big Brothers/Sisters the week of June 17th.

Final Grades and Comments will be released during the week of June 17th.

Textbooks, Chromebooks, Library Books and Locker Clean Out

Students will be returning their textbooks, Chromebooks (including charger and case), and any library books that were checked out during the week of June 10th. Please help your child to locate all items that will need to be returned. Parents will be billed for any items that were not turned in. Lockers will also be cleaned out and students will need to bring sturdy bags from home.

Upper

Upper School Calendar

Upper School Announcements

US Finals Week: June 5th - 11th

Beginning Wednesday, June 5th, students have finals (sometimes a sit-down, sometimes a presentation or project) in the mornings of most days, and then are dismissed afterward.  A special schedule will come out before. Students may choose to remain on campus until regular pick up, or spend the time reviewing or studying.  Students who leave before 3:15 must sign out.  Lunch is available each day.

Monday, June 10th – College-Bound Athlete Gathering

Senior College-Bound Athlete Gathering - Monday June 10th, 3:30 pm

Those athletes who will continue to compete at the college level will be recognized at a short gathering in the field house lobby….parents, students and faculty are invited!

Finals Reminder - On Campus Safety

A reminder that students may either be picked up after they are finished with finals or choose to stay on campus until 3:15 pick/up or buses.  However, no students are permitted to leave campus and come back after (ie: walk to deli etc) due to safety and attendance/security reasons.

Upcoming Senior Events for the Class of 2019

Monday, June 10th (Neat and Casual Dress)
-10:45am: ISP Assembly & Yearbook Dedication
-12pm: Mandatory Final Senior Class Meeting in the Band Room
-1:15pm: Graduation Rehearsal

Tuesday, June 11th (Neat and Casual Dress)
-10:45am: All-School Convocation, Field House

Wednesday, June 12th (Appropriate MFW Dress)
-8:15am: Fourth Day Honors, Theater
-6:30pm: Pre-Prom Party Under the Tent
-8pm: Senior Prom (Formal Dress) Return to FA 1:30am

Saturday, June 15th (Caps and gowns with Classroom Dress/Shoes)
-8:30am: Arrive on campus
-9am: Senior Class Photo
-9:15: Line Up in Theater
-10am: Commencement Ceremony

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