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Weekly Update #20

Week of Jan 30-Feb 3

A week



10:10am- No Assembly- Extended Committee Meeting Time



10:10am Head Advisors/ SFB-  Baskind’s Conf Rm



Nassau County Scholastic Chess League Semi-Finals and Finals (see below)

10:10- Assembly- “Effect of Language on Kids”- Diversity Committee



9:50am- MFW followed by advisory

YSOP- depart 2pm

QYLC (Quaker Youth Leadership Conference)- arrivals begin 4pm



SFB Spirit Day- “Jerseys”(See Below)

QYLC- ongoing on and off campus

10:10- Nassau County Math Tournament

YSOP – returns 6pm



Science Olympiads at Kellenberg

QYLC- ends 11:45am



Super Bowl! Go Giants! 


A Look Ahead: 

Feb 6 — 10:10am NCTE Essay Contest for interested juniors

Feb 7 — National AMC Math Exam

Feb 8 — Assembly- Pathways! Scheduling for 2012-2013

Feb 8 — 12 Martiniquais students arrive at JFK- 7pm (attend classes Feb 9-16)

Feb 10 — Dress Down Day

Feb 11 — Day in NYC with the Martiniquais!

Feb 9, 10,11 — US Theater Performance

Feb 9-12 — Model UN Conference at John’s Hopkins University

Feb 16 — Blood Drive



Information/ Reminders/ Announcements:


The Friends Academy Varsity Chess Team is attempting a third consecutive county championship following their undefeated 2011 season. On Wednesday, Feb. 1st, chess teams from Great Neck North, Syosset, and Jericho will converge at Jackson House for four hours of competition, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a half hour break for lunch. GO FA CHESS! 


Hey there football fanatics! Next Friday, February 3rd, SFB is proudly sponsoring a Super Bowl Dress Down Day! We are asking that you come to school in either Patriots and Giants jerseys, or in Patriots and Giants colors (blue/silver/red/white for Pats, blue/red/white for Giants). Our regular monthly dress down day is rescheduled for the following Friday, February 10, so all of you non-sports goers need not worry. Any questions, you can contact Devin Gerzof or any other of your accomplished peers on the Student Faculty Board. 

Please keep in mind that integrity and decency is also expected as always


tables in the lunchroom– leaving garbage behind – if you made the mess, clean up after yourself – consider the next person who is going to sit at this table- show him/her the respect that you would expect in having a clean table to eat from.


dress code– again need to be respectful of the school policy.

Modesty and simplicity need to be respected. You are dressing for “work”.

Remember, in general- No sweatshirts. No sneakers. Respect the dress code.

Younger kids look to you for setting the tone and example. Help them to make good choices too.


Textbook Central Students

Please be advised that the textbooks you have received are signed out by barcode specifically to you.  Therefore, you will be expected to return all of your textbooks at the end of the school year, in good condition and with the barcode intact.  If you return a book which has been signed out to another student, they will get credit for the return and you will not.  You must keep track of your own textbooks throughout the school year in order to avoid being charged in June for not returning them. 

Thank you.


 Scheduling February

  • College Counselors meet with rising Seniors to plan schedules.
  • Depts meet to review students who are currently eligible for honors/AP courses.
  • Rising l0th and 11th grade students receive Course of Study and recommended schedules to bring home to discuss with parents and return to advisors.


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