FRIENDS ACADEMY'S WEEKLY NEWS & EVENT BULLETIN
Please join Head of School Andrea Kelly, principals and Director of Student Affairs Ron Baskind for this important K-12 Parent Conversation on Thursday, Dec. 20th in the Jackson House at 8:30 a.m. Learn and discuss how student development can be shaped by mistakes and risk-taking, how we use best practices at Friends, and how discipline for growth and learning unfolds across each division. Gain clarity, ask questions and explore how the process evolves from our youngest to oldest students, and what factors contribute to top-level decision-making.
The Friends Academy Annual Fund is the single most important fundraiser of the school year. All gifts to the Annual Fund are an investment in our students, faculty and staff. The Annual Fund supports exemplary academic programs, superb fine arts and music, competitive athletic programs, cutting-edge technology, advanced learning facilities and financial aid. Participation in annual giving is critical to the success of our school. We rely on the shared commitment from all in our community to support our mission and Quaker traditions. All donations are tax-deductible, so please give before Dec. 31st. Click here to Make Your Gift Today!
Enrollment for FA Summer Camp 2019 is NOW OPEN!! ENROLL TODAY Campers ages 3-15 can choose from over 30 programs in sports, arts, computers, science & travel.
NEW PROGRAMS: Coding/Programming, Rowing, Tech Medley & Culinary Creations.
Don’t miss out!! Secure your programs of choice & save!
Boys and girls should wear white shirts/blouses and black pants only (no skirts or dresses). Fifth grade girls are encouraged to wear a touch of red (headband, earrings, etc.) and all fifth grade boys will be given red ties for the performance.
Join us for the final installment of our Winter Concert Series and the All-Division Art Show, Friday, December 21st. Art Reception opens at 9am, Concert begins at 10am.
All parents are encouraged to join us in the Dolan Center Art Gallery for guided tours led by third graders from 9-9:40am. Students in Ms. Bode’s class will touring from 9-9:20 and Mrs. Desai’s class will be touring from 9:20-9:40.
The Steering Committee is sponsoring a special Holiday Spirit Dress Day this Friday, Dec. 21st. This is essentially a dress down day and students are encouraged to join in on the holiday dress fun with their advisory groups. Ugly sweaters or sweatshirts encouraged!
The annual ski trip to Jiminy Peak is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 2 from 5:30am-8:30pm. This trip is open for grades 6-8, all levels of skiers or boarders, beginners invited to learn! Information regarding the trip; rentals, lessons, travel arrangements will be shared via e-mail next week. Please mark your calendar if your child is interested in attending! (Chaperones: Deb Schoman, Bill Garry and Kathleen Schalk)