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

A Time To Share

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We have a very special tradition of collecting food for our Thanksgiving Sharing Box. The children help to decorate the box, and the donations will be delivered to St. Peter’s Church.

It’s not too late to contribute. The Pantry Director at the Church said that items like cereal, rice, cooking oil, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beans and toilet paper would be especially appreciated by the families. Thank you for helping to brighten the holiday for others in our community!

Halloween Fun

We were so thankful it stopped raining and the sun shone on our Halloween Parade! The children showed off their very creative costumes. We had animals, superheroes, princesses, astronauts, witches, fire/police and more! The teachers impressed with their costumes, too – the Where’s Waldo crew and an array of life-size crayons were very cute and creative.

The children recited some favorite Halloween and fall poems and songs. A favorite is always “5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate”.  If your child likes to color, here is a very cute printable. Recite the story as you color the pumpkins in!

5 Little Pumpkins Coloring Page

Hi Everyone! Today, I have another FREE coloring page for you. This one was a request by my daughter who has been head over heels for pumpkins ever since she could talk. She asked me if I would create a coloring page based on one of her all time favorite books, The 5 Little Pumpkins….

First Day of School

The children have had a great start to the school year!  We are so excited to welcome both new and returning friends to our nursery programs.  In case you didn’t get a chance to take a “First Day of School” photo with your child – it’s not too late!  We’ve created a cute printable sign for you to use in your photos.

First day of school printable sign

You can download it by clicking here: Friends Together First day of school Printable Sign.

We would LOVE it if you share the photos you take on our Facebook page!

Butterfly Release!

Our classes have been enjoying watching the life cycle of a butterfly unfold. After caring for their caterpillars and watching them form chrysalises, this week our friends released their beautiful butterflies and watched them fly away.  Maybe we’ll see them fluttering around our garden!

This video recaps what the children learned – butterflies are truly fascinating!

Family Fun Day 5/17

We are so excited for FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday!  All 3 year olds are invited to come from 10-11 AM, and all 4 year olds are invited to come from 11-12.

We have lots of fun activities planned!

  • Art raffle
  • A *surprise* raffle
  • Face Painting
  • Interactive Musical Performance
  • A magic show by Anthony Sausa from Pure Magic Entertainment
  • Caricature portraits by our Artist in Residence, Lou Puglesi. *Please see sign-up form and send in checks in advance*

Please remember to send in your RSVP so we have an accurate headcount. All children must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them.

School Closed 2/9/15

Due to icy and hazardous roads conditions, all Port Washington schools, including Friends Together, will be closed today, Monday, February 9, 2015.  Please stay off the roads if possible and be safe.

10:30 AM Opening 2/3/15

Friends Together will open at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 3. Morning classes will be extended until 12:00 Noon.

Due to potentially icy and hazardous road conditions for Tuesday, February 3, 2015, there will be a two-hour delayed opening of Port Washington Schools. In order to allow our students and staff to safely arrive at school, all Friends Together programs will open at 10:30 AM.

Please exercise caution on the roads and stay safe!

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