The Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
NEW PRINCIPAL HIRED! We're thrilled to announce that the School District of Philadelphia has hired ANNA JENKINS to be the new principal at Alexander Adaire K-8 School! She comes to us with more than a decade of principal experience in the district, including overseeing Cook-Wissahickon’s transition from a K-5 to K-8 school, serving as Assistant Superintendent, and most recently as Regional Director of Mastery Charter School. Friends of Adaire was honored to participate in the Hiring Committee that selected Mrs. Jenkins. Stay tuned for a meet-and-greet and Open House this Fall. And Mrs. Jenkins will be attending the Fishtown Neighbors Association's meeting at By My Side playspace at Atonement Lutheran Church, on Thursday, Aug. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Very kid-friendly space; meet the new principal!
Friends of Adaire are helping to organize an official Meet and Greet and Open House at Adaire for the new principal, Anna Jenkins, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m.! Community members can tour the school, meet with current parents (and hopefully teachers), and also talk with Mrs. Jenkins. There will be time for informal discussion over desserts, and hopefully free childcare to make this event more accessible for parents. More information to come as we move into September!
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Our successful inaugural SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE via Amazon Wishlist took a vacation this summer, but please consider donating to help buy tablets or laptops for students through DonorsChoose.org.
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Friends of Adaire are working to bring a NEW PLAYGROUND to Adaire! Council President Darrell Clarke kicked off a community-led planning process on July 24th, bringing representatives of several city agencies with him to meet with Friends of Adaire and Home & School parents on the concrete lot that will be transformed. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about a series of community-input meetings!
Several families with 5-year-olds entering Kindergarten at Adaire in September gathered at the Fishtown Recreation Center on Saturday, August 9, for a KINDERGARTEN MIXER. Teachers Mrs. Rice and Ms. Choi and new Principal Anna Jenkins joined many parents and young ones to enjoy pizza, snacks, lemonade and some games. The event was organized by the Friends of Adaire and Adaire Home & School.
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