Remembering Dr. Christina Long
Friends of Adaire joins the whole Adaire community and the friends and family of Dr. Christina Long in mourning Dr. Long's passing in July 2019. As Principal Anna Jenkins wrote: "It was about a year ago when we heard of her cancer. Chris fought fearlessly to stay alive. She also exhibited her grace. Chris is a mother, wife, friend and teacher. She was so passionate about Writing. There will be a memorial service in October to celebrate Chris's birthday, Oct 19th. Chris' presence at Adaire will continue to be missed."
In addition to being a beloved teacher and inspiring leader at Adaire, Dr. Long was truly among the first Friends of Adaire -- welcoming us into the school community when we first started almost 7 years ago. She will be missed, but our community is richer for her having been among us for the last couple of decades. We will share details of the October memorial service as well as additional efforts FoA is working on with faculty and staff to honor Dr. Long's memory and impact at Adaire when available.
Group Tour Schedule
Adaire will offer scheduled, group tours for interested families during specific times throughout the month. Stay tuned for upcoming dates this September.
- September: TBA
Friends of Adaire works to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
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After School News and Options:
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 offers 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.
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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.”