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 just one more VISIONING SESSION 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 schoolyard at Palmer and Thompson! All three are at Adaire, and they're designed to be accessible to people with different schedules! The first Visioning Session on Tuesday evening, Sept. 30th, and the second, on Thursday, Oct. 9th, from 9-10:15 am, were great successes. And the third and final one will be on Saturday, October 18th, from 11-12:30! Join us to help plan a new play area & playground! Can't make it in person? Fill out this quick online survey or check out our Pinterest board!
Friends of Adaire facilitated a BIG DONATION OF OFFICE SUPPLIES, including boxes and boxes of paper, pencils, binder clips, folders, computer headphones, and much more, on Oct. 10. One Friend of Adaire -- Robert LeBrun -- helped another -- Christian Kauffman -- donate excess office supplies that Principal Jenkins personally picked up and brought to Adaire!
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.
Friends of Adaire are organizing our first field trip for Adaire students! On Friday, Oct. 17th, we’ll be bringing Adaire’s 8th graders to the annual PHILLY HIGH SCHOOL FAIR AT DREXEL University! The 8th graders will also meet with students from Drexel’s International Area Studies program, who will share their insights about high school and preparing for college.
ADAIRE CARES DAYS! Save the dates! Adaire Cares Day has split in two!
Friends of Adaire are seeking fellow volunteers to help us spruce up the Alexander Adaire K-8 Public School, 1300 E. Palmer (at Thompson), on Friday, October 24th, from 3-5 p.m., and Saturday, October 25th, from 9-11 a.m.! When Adaire is already open, Friday afternoon, we'll be working on projects in the school. The next morning, we'll be working on sweeping and planting around the perimeter of the school. Let us know if you can attend one or both sessions! And Thanks!! For more information, email email@example.com
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!