Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

FRIENDS ACADEMY'S WEEKLY NEWS & EVENT BULLETIN

This week the Sustainability group showed off their new Fish tank -- a sustainable tank that is newly installed to help the students monitor how to create and maintain a sustainable marine environment.  The students raised money with bake sales and lobbied for the construction, and Friends with the facilities staff did a marvelous job with the woodwork and installation. The new fish had babies!! Jeff and Vijay are here as its captains, but the students are really in charge, they say.  Would that we be as sustainable in our own “tanks” in and out of school. Go Green Quakers, go!

The Science Share is an opportunity for the 6th-grade students to design, conduct and share their work in experimental design. By studying household products such as paper towels and window cleaner the students learn how science works through their own investigative work. Based on their findings, prices and environmental impact the students make recommendations for which products are the best to purchase. One of the beautiful aspects of the Science Share is the way the experiences tie in with our Quaker mission. The students learn that importance of scientific integrity, they realize we are equal in our ability to become scientists and how working as a community we all gain in a greater understanding of the world. Stewardship and simplicity are integrated with the work the students do on sustainable design their products.

The week before vacation two of our grade levels hosted learning celebrations. In first grade students shared with families about their creation of Respectful Town. This is the culmination of a study of our local community including goods and services. They demonstrated their understanding of the purpose shops and services in a town through block building and mural creation. 5th graders also hosted their learning celebration. Their essential understanding was “ideas lead to change.” The looked at how the ideas of our founders formed the US government as well as the Industrial Revolution. They also used their own ideas for change in a design thinking project such as the one pictured to solve the problem of plastics in our environment.

Join us for...
Party with Friends
The 27th Annual Dinner and Auction
Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m. at the Garden City Hotel!

The Auction is a significant fundraiser for our school and we rely upon your participation to ensure its success.  We encourage you to participate in and support the Auction in any way that suits you. There are many ways to support the event including:

  • Event Sponsorship – financial support enhances the event's success, and sponsors are recognized on the invitation, at the event, and in the journal;
  • Item Donation – vacation packages, unique experiences, and sporting events are just some of the items we encourage our community to donate or procure. We are also seeking contributions of original artwork from the community. Check out our wish list for other ideas!
  • Journal Advertisements – personal or business ads are welcome
  • Volunteer – join a dynamic group of volunteers who are dedicated to making the Auction possible

For more information or online forms, visit www.fa.org/auction – Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

The 2019 Auction Chairs,
Natalia Good, Julie Kalimian and Julie Riviezzo

All School

All School Announcements

Friday, Mar. 1 – Donate at our last FA Blood Drive, 9am - 3pm

Who can donate?

  • Anyone 16 or older and who is at least 110 lbs.

 

What should I bring?

  • Photo ID or Blood Donor Card (if you don't have a photo ID, you must bring a Student ID form that has been authorized by school personnel)

  • Parental Permission form (for 16-year-old donors), which must be authorized by school personnel

 

How should I prepare?

  • Eat a full breakfast

  • Hydrate with water

 

ALYx donors needed

Additionally, women who are at least 5'5 and 150 lbs. and men who are at least 5'1 130 lbs. can donate invaluable red blood cells. The procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes longer and utilizes a smaller needle than the traditional donation. The ALYx procedure extracts red blood cells and returns your platelets and plasma. If you are interested, please ask a technician at the Blood Drive.

Walk-ins are more than welcome. E-mail juniors Francesca_DeGeronimo@fa.org, Mya_Guiler-Papin@fa.org or Jocelyn_Cedeno@fa.org with any questions.

Support the 2019 Auction with a Sponsorship, Item Donation, Journal Ad or Volunteer!

Join us for...
Party with Friends
The 27th Annual Dinner and Auction
Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m. at the Garden City Hotel!

The Auction is a significant fundraiser for our school and we rely upon your participation to ensure its success.  We encourage you to participate in and support the Auction in any way that suits you. There are many ways to support the event including:

  • Event Sponsorship – financial support enhances the event's success, and sponsors are recognized on the invitation, at the event, and in the journal;
  • Item Donation – vacation packages, unique experiences, and sporting events are just some of the items we encourage our community to donate or procure. We are also seeking contributions of original artwork from the community. Check out our wish list for other ideas!
  • Journal Advertisements – personal or business ads are welcome
  • Volunteer – join a dynamic group of volunteers who are dedicated to making the Auction possible

For more information or online forms, visit www.fa.org/auction – Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

The 2019 Auction Chairs,
Natalia Good, Julie Kalimian and Julie Riviezzo

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Calendar

Early Childhood Announcements

No post to display.

Lower

Middle

Upper

Upper School Calendar

Upper School Announcements

Thursday, Mar. 7 – Spring Crew Parent Meeting

For parents of students interested in rowing with Spring Crew, there is a meeting on Thursday, March 7th from 6:45pm to 7:45pm at Sagamore Rowing, located at 69 Hamilton Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.

New!  SAT & ACT Prep Courses!

We are excited to provide Upper School Students (Grades 10-12) with the opportunity to enroll in SAT or ACT Prep Courses with leading college admissions expert, Dr. Jonathan Chiu. Dr. Chiu is a former Princeton Review ACT & SAT Content Director and has worked with many FA students throughout the years.Eligible families are encouraged to apply for our Diversity Grant to assist with the cost of the program. Click on the following link to enroll in this great opportunity! https://bit.ly/2ByDLem

Thursday, Feb. 28 – Spring Interim Forms Due for March 4th Practice

Spring sports will begin on Monday, March 4th, with the exception of Tennis, which begins on March 11th.

Please ensure that:

  1. Physical exam is up to date (within one year of March 1st).

  2. Parent Consent letter is signed (digitally, only necessary if you haven’t played a fall or winter sport).

  3. Concussion letter is signed (digitally, only necessary if you haven’t played a fall or winter sport).

  4. Interim Form (must be signed digitally every season – will be live on Feb. 13th).

If you have any questions, please call the Athletic Office at 516-393-4224.  All paperwork must be complete by Feb. 28th in order to practice on March 4th.

CHANGE OF DATE: Wednesday, Mar. 6 – Grades 9 & 10 Academic Pathways (7:30 pm)

Our US Academic Pathways presentation for parents and students in Grades 9 through 11 is March 6th at 7:30 p.m.  In Dolan Center basement level, band room, this meeting 7:30pm meeting will follow the student meetings about course selection and offerings for the 2019-2020 school year.  Details will be in a reminder email beforehand. The meeting is optional prior to meetings with the academic counselor and college advisors.

Next Week