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After 3 weeks, LS students have logged in over 44,000 hours of physical activity outside of school and are more than halfway towards their goal of 94,000 hours for the month of May!

In addition to the normal curriculum activities our 1st-5th classes are involved in a five week endeavor to compile and track minutes of activity that they are involved in outside of school hours. Our goal for the next five weeks will be 94,800 minutes of activity outside of class time, which breaks down to 120 minutes of activity per child per week, outside of school. This reinforces the national physical activity guidelines of 60 min a day for school-aged children. Join your child in something fun and active dur

Last Wednesday, 57 student-athletes were recognized at a “3-Sport Athlete Breakfast.” Students enjoyed a light breakfast and were presented with a small token of appreciation for their participation and commitment to the athletic program.

It’s spring, so that must mean it’s baseball season, here on LI and across the country. Feeling a little baseball fever? Then join us for a special Friends Academy trip to see the LI Ducks square off against the Maryland Blue Crabs on Sunday, May 6th at 1:35 p.m. $10/ticket, first come, first serve.

Contact FA Athletic Director Alan Quackenbush to purchase tickets.

With the weather impacting the start of the spring schedules, many games and contests will be re-scheduled. Please check the website for the most up-to-date schedules and sign up for notifications from Schedule Star when changes occur….directions are on the Athletics webpage!

Our LS Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association took place on Feb. 15th.  Students obtained pledges for the most number of jumps they could do in 8 minutes. In addition, the week-long event promoted how exercise and nutrition impact heart health, through the introduction of jump rope skills and other activities related to cardiovascular fitness!  When all of the pledges were collected and counted, we raised an impressive total of $1360!

Saturday, March 17th

(Rain or shine)

8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – 5K Run or Walk start

Suggested donation of $10

All proceeds benefit the Brian J. Hom Scholarship Fund 

Our LS Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser took place on Feb. 15th and has currently raised $776 for the American Heart Association, with pledges still coming in. Students obtained pledges for the most number of jumps they could do in 8 minutes. In addition, the week-long event promoted how exercise and nutrition impact heart health, through the introduction of jump rope skills and other activities related to cardiovascular fitness!

This week, Lower School students will be bringing home a letter and pledge sheets this week for our Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) event on Thursday, Feb. 15th. Look out for it and help support our LS students!

Under the Lights North Shore and Friends Academy are partnering in order to offer a special spring season Flag Football program for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

The league will operate on Sunday afternoons and the cost is $125 per player. Under Armour Apparel will be provided and all games will be played at Friends Academy.

Register now or view more details.