Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
After School News:
PlayArts now offers pickup from Adaire School for their new 2017/2018 PlayLoud After School program!
Registration is now open!
NEW Fishtown Rec After School
with pick up from Adaire. Beginning Sept.11th. After school goes until 6PM
Registration forms are available at the Rec 3:00PM—9:00 PM.
Call 215-685-9885 or stop by at 1202 E Montgomery Ave and see Eric
Now Shuttle Express is also offering pickup and delivery to Northern Liberties After school program.
Stay tuned for more after school option announcements.
Our community and leadership are here to support you through these exciting first days and on your journey as we settle in for a great start to the school year. Please reach out with any questions or feedback to Principal Anna Jenkins email@example.com.
We have had a BLAST at our HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISERS! The last Thursday of every other month at different bars around Fishtown, these events have raised a lot of money for Adaire and our spirits tremendously! Follow our Facebook page for more on our events.
Want to DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? We've made that easier than ever via PayPal & the button below! Friends of Adaire's 501(c)3 nonprofit status makes all donations tax-deductible!
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 open! On Friday, Sept. 29, the fences came down and Adaire students swarmed the new schoolyard! We're celebrating the Grand Opening on Weds., Oct. 18, at 2:30pm, and every day, kids are enjoying the amenities added to the schoolyard thanks to incredible investment from The Trust for Public Land, Philadelphia Water Department, School District of Philadelphia, and the community of support around Friends of Adaire. We're so thrilled!
The Adaire Chess Club, founded and run by Friends of Adaire board member Stefan Zajic, is a hit! Each week, 15-30 students of all grades meet after school on Mondays to play chess, solve puzzles, learn tactics and strategy, and have fun. After school fun AND learning? Checkmate!
Here is a list of the exciting 2017-2018 programs that have been added to our school activities:
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"After learning about all the great things going on at Adaire at last June's end of year meet and greet with Principal Jenkins, I wanted to figure out how I could contribute to the great things happening in the school. I reached out to Principal Jenkins, we discussed my interests and experience, and she connected me with 7th grade teachers Mr. McGeehan and Dr. Long. The teachers identified a small group of students who could use a bit more attention and reading practice and I meet with them once weekly to practice reading. The teachers provided some resources to use to find appropriate readings for the tutoring sessions. The students and teachers have been great and they deserve more time than I can give. Adaire is welcoming to volunteers with all backgrounds. The first step toward making positive impact at Adaire is connecting and finding where your time and talent can be put to use for our school."
“So many parents are scared of their local school. You hear so much negativity about what’s going on. But once you step inside, that negativity is gone. The teachers don’t have it, the kids don’t have it. What’s happening inside this school is amazing.”