Family Fun Day – May 15!

Family Fun Day

Join us for our 14th annual Family Fun Day!

Please come at 10AM-11AM FOR THE 3’S  /  11-12 NOON FOR THE 4’S

This year we will have a fabulous set of activities, including:

  • Face Painting
  • Caricatures
  • Art Raffle
  • Reptile touch-tank exhibit
  • Popcorn, cotton candy & lemonade stand
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Magic Show
  • Special Guest appearance by Mel the Ice Cream Man!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Water Bottles

In honor of Earth Day (and everyday!), we have decided to eliminate the use of plastic cups in our school. In keeping with this decision, please purchase a reusable, environmentally friendly water bottle for your child to use at school. Please mark it clearly and fill it every day. Friends Together has a reverse osmosis water purification system already in house. We will of course refill each water bottle if necessary and will hand out during all snack and lunch times.

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Welcome

We had a great Earth Day celebration. Thank you for sending in so many recycling items for our Earth Day project! We created unique art projects to display in the garden.

The children also planted many flowers and plants and will get to watch them grow throughout the spring.  We hope you will enjoy planting the wildflower seeds we sent home. Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

earth day planting

earth day planting

earth day garden

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today, Dr. Seuss would have been 112 years old!  His contribution to children’s literature is such an amazing legacy. He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series! (Source: wikipedia)

Today, our “Cat in the Hat” (a.k.a. Mrs. Mucci) visited the classrooms and the children were delighted.

Here are some fun ways you can celebrate at home:

75+ Dr. Seuss Crafts, Activities, and Fun Foods!

With the birthday of Dr. Seuss & National Reading Month, it’s the perfect time to share some awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts, activities, and fun food recipes! There are SO many fun Seusstastic ideas out there and I’ve rounded up the best of the best!

Spring Enrichment Classes

Our Spring Enrichment Class schedule is out – sign up now!  Class enrollment is first-come, first-served, and spaces are limited.

Classes this spring offer something for everyone:

  • NEW! Creative Movement  – Children will learn improvisation, dance technique and relaxation with Ms. Coles, who has a BFA in dance and a passion for teaching movement to children.  Starts March 4!
  • NEW! Art Zone Kids – for our friends who love to paint, design and create! Smocks are provided.
  • Soccer Shots – Children learn soccer techniques as well as teamwork, encouragement and cooperation.
  • Tokey Hill Karate – The “Little Ninja” program teaches the basics of martial arts while emphasizing life skills such as confidence, self-esteem, respect, concentration and self-control.
  • Little Yogis – Yoga promotes and healthy mind and body, and children are engaged through movement, exploration, music and storytelling.

We can’t wait for you child to join us as we learn something new and have fun in a small group setting.

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Friends Together Summer Camp 2016
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Ah summer… it may seem so far away, but we’re already busily planning our summer camp program. This year is going to be amazing – we have 10 weeks of camp, each with a different fantastic theme – see our Camp page for more details!  Our team has planned a special activity each day, and of course we’ll be incorporating sports, crafts and outdoor exploration into our daily activities as well.

Please check out the camp brochure that was sent home for pricing details – or contact us by phone to enroll. Spaces are limited and filling up!

  • NOTE: Register before March 31 and save 10% on the total cost of your session.

Programs Closing 3 PM 2/8

Due to poor weather conditions, the Port Washington School District is cancelling all after school programs and activities and evening programs. Accordingly, all Friends Together programs will close today at 3 PM. Stay safe!

All programs closed 2/5

Due to poor road conditions, all Port Washington schools will be closed today, February 5, 2016. Accordingly, all Friends Together programs will also be closed – please stay safe!

Looking for activities to do with the little ones? Here are some fun ideas that will get them moving!

MOVEMENT MONDAY: 30 AWESOME WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS! – The Inspired Treehouse

Here at The Inspired Treehouse, we celebrate the arrival of cold, snowy weather, because we know that winter activities are amazing opportunities for gross motor, fine motor, and sensory development! Since we have some chilly, snowy weather headed our way, we thought that Movement Monday was the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite ideas for active play in the snow!

All Programs Closed 1/25

SNOW DAY! All Friends Together programs will be closed tomorrow (Mon, Jan 25), as the Port Washington School District will be closed. We will see you on Tuesday. Have fun making snowmen and snow angels, having snowball fights and drinking hot cocoa!

Here are some fun ideas to help pass the time:

Have Snow Much Fun with these 15 Snow Activities for Children!

My kids live for snow days. The second the cold white stuff hits the ground they start their planning. (Heck, the second the weatherman predicts the cold white stuff will be hitting the ground they start their planning!) Will they sled before or after lunch (or maybe even before breakfast!!!)? Where will the snowman go? What is the best way to make a snow angel? How can they make snowballs that stick together and fly the farthest (think: Buddy in the movie Elf!)?

Winter Enrichment Classes

This winter, we’re excited to offer a variety of classes designed to help children explore their individual interests and have fun. They are encouraged to design, create and expand their knowledge base in a small group.

Class descriptions are on our Enrichment classes page. Enrollment forms have been sent home.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Mondays – Karate at 2 PM. 7 weeks 1/25 – 3/14
  • Tuesdays – Yoga at 2 PM. 7 weeks 1/12 – 3/1
  • Wednesdays – Mandarin at 4 PM. 5 weeks 1/13 – 2/10
  • Thursdays – Soccer Shots at 2 PM and 2:45 PM. 7 weeks 1/7 – 2/25

Please join us!

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