Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
Friends of Adaire are excited to announce our FIRST SOLO HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER at Jerry's Bar in Northern Liberties on Tuesday, Nov. 18th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Save the Date and join us for great food and drinks, conversation and company while supporting our work to support Adaire!
Adaire will be hosting a FAMILY-FRIENDLY OPEN HOUSE on Monday, Nov. 17th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Principal Jenkins will lead a tour, parents will share their experiences, we will talk about our work, and kids can play in our new playspace in Rm. 206 at Adaire!
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. Couldn't make it in person? Fill out this quick online survey or check out our Pinterest board!
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.