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!


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!

Kindergarten Registration


Port Washington parents… if your child will be five years old by December 1st, 2015, it’s time to register your child for Kindergarten!

Full Kindergarten Registration information can be viewed here. A summary is below.

Kindergarten Registration will take place at Central Registration at 90 Avenue C, Port Washington. Please call to schedule your appointment between 8:30 – 3:00 pm by calling 516-767-5470. Before your appointment, complete the entire registration packet and bring the forms as well as proper documentation to your scheduled registration meeting. You can download the Kindergarten Registration packet from this page.

Please refer to the school list below to determine which week you will register your child. If you don’t know your district, this map will help.

  • South Salem Elementary School: Monday, January 12th thru Thursday, January15th
  • Manorhaven Elementary School: Tuesday, January 20th thru Friday, January 23rd
  • John P. Sousa Elementary School: Monday, January 26th thru Friday, January 30th
  • John Daly Elementary School: Monday, February 2nd thru Thursday, February 5th
  • Guggenheim Elementary School: Monday, February 9th thru Friday, February 13th

Registration for 2015-2016


Registration for the next school year is underway! If you have not already enrolled your child, please review our new class options. We will be offering:

Classes *will* fill up, so please send in your enrollment contract as soon as possible!

Pricing information and registration forms can be downloaded from our Registration Page.

Halloween Fun!

Happy Halloween from Friends Together Nursery! We’re definitely in the spirit over here and the kids have decorated our school with pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, bats and witches.


The Halloween Parade was a hit, and the children’s hard work practicing for their song performances really paid off – they did an amazing job!


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