The FoA Annual Auction is already in the planning stages! Please check out our spiffy new Auction Page on this site to submit a donation for bidding! When the auction goes live in late April check out our auction site to bid on items! Proceeds will benefit the FoA 2019-2020 Annual Fund!
2019 Spring Concert and T-Shirt!
You’re invited to FoA's Annual Spring Student Concert on May 9th which will include musical student performances! Doors open at 5pm and concert begins at 6pm and performances include Adaire Band Strings, Adaire Brass, The Rock School of Dance, ASAP Drama, Rock to the Future, and Andrew Lipke! Traditionally, tickets were sold for this event to raise FoA funds but this year, admission will be free (yes!) and we will be raising funds exclusively through t-shirts and glassware sales. We will be selling these items at the concert but cannot guarantee stock so preorder your t-shirts today! Don’t miss this amazing student event! Please fill out the order form sent home in your child's folder or below. Each t-shirt is $10, Adult XL+ sizes, $12 per shirt. Payment accepted by sending check payable to "Friends of Adaire" or cash to your child's classroom (please send in check or cash payment with a completed order form or identifying information - printable order form can also be found here) or Venmo @friendsofadaire. Deadline for preorder is April 26th Thank you!
The annual District Wide School Survey is now open! Help us reach our goal of at least 150 completed surveys this year! The responses captured will help our school continue to improve and all you need is 10 minutes and your student’s ID number (your student may know it as their lunch number). Don’t know their ID? Ask their teacher, school secretary or Sasha Best. And, like last year, if you fill out the survey your student(s) will be entered to win lunch with Principal Jenkins!
Group Tour Schedule
Beginning this year, Adaire will offer scheduled, group tours for interested families during specific times throughout the month. During March, group tours will occur on:
- March 5th at 9:00 am - Kindergarten Open House!
Friends of Adaire works to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
A link to all of our current and past e-news updates can be found here
After School News and Options:
YMCA is offering after-school care from 3:15-6:00 pm at the school for 2018-2019! Interested in enrolling? Contact the YMCA directly: Anthony Guildford
PlayArts offers pickup from Adaire School for their 2018/2019 PlayLoud after school program!
Portside Arts is terrific in-classroom partner to Adaire and picks up students at Adaire for after school art based programs and homework help at their facility.
Fishtown Rec After School
with pick up from Adaire. 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
Shuttle Bee was a new after-school transportation partner in 2017-2018 and continues to offer pickup from Adaire 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 your journey this school year. Please reach out with any questions or feedback to Principal Anna Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Follow @friends_of_adaire on Instagram!
Friends of Adaire works to fundraise and apply for grants to add more programs to enrich our children's experience and encourage a culture of creativity and active learning.
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!
Please consider making your donation a monthly one (via PayPal) to sustain FoA's long-term goals or designate for our new Annual Fund!
You can now also make a donation with no transaction fees deducted via our eBay for Charity page which sends your donation via PayPal's Giving Fund to FoA (sorry no monthly donation option). On our eBay for Charity page you can also select Friends of Adaire as your "favorite" charity on eBay to add a portion of your transaction to benefit FoA (or sell an item and designate a portion of the sale to go to FoA). Check out other ways to use eBay to benefit FoA and Adaire here.
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 fulfill a teacher's request for his or her students through one of Adaire's DonorsChoose.org projects.
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.
Here is a list of the exciting 2018-2019 programs that Friends of Adaire has supported.
The Adaire Schoolyard is complete! 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. Friend of Adaire Denis Devine lead the efforts to see this incredible project through.
"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.”