All Programs Closed for Columbus Day

Early Childhood Program Closed
Nursery Program Closed
Enrichment Program Closed

9 AM Opening on Friday 2/10

All Friends Together programs will open at 9 AM on Friday, Feb 10.

This means that Extended Day programs, which normally open starting at 7 AM, will open at 9.  Preschool classes with a normal start time of 9 AM, will start on time.  If you need to drop your child off late due to the delayed opening at the other Port Washington schools, that is fine.  Please stay safe on the roads! 

SNOW DAY 2/9/17

The Port Washington School District has announced that all schools will be closed on Thursday, February 9th, due to predicted heavy snow and hazardous road conditions.

If school is delayed on Friday, we will post notices here. Have fun making a snow man! 

New Program for 5 Year Olds!

Friends Together Fives Program

We are very excited to offer a FIVES program starting in fall 2017. This is designed for children who have completed a Fours program, but won’t be going to Kindergarten because their birthday falls late in the year. Contact us to learn more or take a tour!





Kindergarten Registration for PW Schools

Friends Together School House

Port Washington parents of 4’s – believe it or not, it’s time to register your child for Kindergarten. (sniff!)

The school district has a staggered schedule of registration dates based on the elementary school for which you are zoned, starting with Salem this week. More information is on the Port Washington Union Free School District website.

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!

Orientation Meetings

Welcome Back to School Clipboard

We are gearing up for a wonderful new school year and are excited to welcome new students and see returning friends!

To start the year off, parents and children are invited to an orientation to meet their teacher, see their classroom and get introduced to their classmates.

  • Parent/Child Orientation will be in our nursery school building at 4 Manhasset Avenue
  • Incoming THREES – Orientation is September 9, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Incoming FOURS – Orientation is September 10, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

There is also a Parent-Only Orientation scheduled for parents of incoming Three & Four year olds. During this meeting, teachers and staff will review school policies, hand out documentation and answer any questions.

  • Parent Orientation will take place on Thursday, September 10, at 7:30 sharp
  • Incoming THREES – Meet at 21 Yennicock Avenue (Enrichment Daycare Building)
  • Incoming FOURS – Meet at 4 Manhasset Avenue (Red Nursery School Building)

We look forward to seeing you!

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.

Earth Day 2015

We had a wonderful Earth Day celebration at Friends Together Nursery!  The children made a collaborative art project from recycled materials and planted flowers to beautify our garden.

We were honored that Manorhaven’s Deputy Mayor Lucretia Steele and Village Clerk Leslie Gross were able to join the festivities!


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