Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
Friends of Adaire are hosting our second HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER at Frankford Hall on Thursday, January 29th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm! We've selected Adaire's awesome MUSIC program to receive proceeds of this fundraiser! We're going to announce some significant developments in our efforts to support the great education at Alexander Adaire K-8 School that night, so make sure you're there! $1 per drink you buy will benefit our Friends of Adaire work, and we're asking for a $5 suggested donation. And after the 29th, you'll know a lot more about what that work is these days, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get more involved if that's what you want.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION begins on January 20th and runs through May for children who will be 5 years old by September 1st, 2015. Parents or guardians will need to bring immunization records, driver's license, birth certificate, and 2 proofs of address/utility bills. If you're applying but don't live in the Adaire catchment area, you'll need to call the office or stop by in person to get a Voluntary Transfer application. For more information, call Principal Jenkins and Marybeth Sgrillo in the Adaire office at (215) 291-4712! Save the date for Adaire's March 4th OPEN HOUSE, too!
The Thompson Street side of Adaire felt the love on Saturday, Oct. 25th, as Friends of Adaire weeded, cleaned and replanted around the curbside trees and repainted the visitors entrance around the new mural on what we called "ADAIRE CARES DAY!" On Friday, we cleaned out an unused room we'll use for a child-friendly meeting space in the near future.
Want to DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? We've made that easier than ever via PayPal! Friends of Adaire received notice that we were granted OFFICIAL 501(c)3 STATUS on Friday, Oct. 3, so all donations since July 1st are tax-deductible! Now we're able to really raise funds to support the education at Adaire!
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.
The Adaire schoolyard is going to be transformed, and Friends of Adaire is facilitating the effort to collect community input to help shape it! We hosted 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 collected 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 schoolyard at Palmer and Thompson! All three were at Adaire, designed to be accessible to people with different schedules. They took place on Sept. 30th, Oct. 9th, and October 18th.
Friends of Adaire organized our first field trip for Adaire students! On Friday, Oct. 17th, we brought Adaire’s 8th graders to the annual PHILLY HIGH SCHOOL FAIR AT DREXEL University! The 8th graders also met with students from Drexel’s International Area Studies program, who shared their insights about high school and preparing for college.