The Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
The Adaire schoolyard is going to be transformed, and you can help shape it! Friends of Adaire is hosting THREE VISIONING SESSIONS FOR A NEW SCHOOLYARD we're working to bring to Adaire. A new playground and green space seem to be part of the future, but what kind? And what else? These sessions will collect community input to provide our partners with the City and School District with a clear sense of what we want to see come to the concrete lot at Palmer and Thompson! All three will be held at Adaire, and they're designed to be accessible to people with different schedules! The first Visioning Session will be Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 5:30-7 pm! The next one will be Thursday, Oct. 9th, from 9-10:15 am, with refreshments at 8:45 am. And the third and final one will be on Saturday, October 18th! Join us to help plan a new play area & playground!
Friends of Adaire collaborated with Adaire Home & School and new Principal Anna Jenkins for a successful Back to School Night combined with an OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR on Wednesday, Sept. 17. We learned many exciting things happening at or coming to Adaire and they will fill this page soon!
Want to DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? We've made that easier than ever via PayPal! (Please note, until we get our 501(c)3, donations are not yet tax-deductible! Stay tuned)
Our Amazon Wishlist SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE is an easy way for you to buy what Adaire teachers have specifically requested. Also, please consider donating to help buy tablets or laptops for students through DonorsChoose.org.
If you have a TARGET CREDIT CARD, you can designate 1% of your spending at Target stores to be donated to Adaire. Follow this link to Target Take Charge of Education.
Earn cash for Adaire by CLIPPING BOX TOPS from hundreds of products. You can save up and drop off the box tops at the school or bring them to one of our monthly meetings.
LITTLE FRIENDS OF ADAIRE PLAYGROUP! The first meeting of our "Little Friends of Adaire" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the NKCDC Garden Center at Berks and Frankford, from 4:30-6:30. This outdoor playgroup, hosted by By My Side neighborhood parenting group, will be a great opportunity for families of children not old enough for elementary school to meet other families in the Adaire catchment. We hope to see you there and spread the word!
Friends of Adaire is working on a wide variety of projects designed to fulfill our mission of enriching the education at the school. We're helping Home & School REVIVE THE LIBRARY at Adaire; we're helping Principal Jenkins create A NEW BROCHURE for the Adaire School; we're planning a VOLUNTEER-SERVICE DAY in October; and we're working with the school to sponsor an 8th grade field trip to the PHILLY HIGH SCHOOL FAIR at Drexel on October 17th.
TAKE A SURVEY! New Principal Mrs. Anna Jenkins wants to know your hopes and dreams for Adaire. Please help her by taking her short survey!