On Sunday, May 19, members of the Friends community participated in Friends Unite to Serve (F.U.T.S.), a day of service held every Reunion weekend. The day began with lunch in the courtyard before volunteers participated in a variety of service activities together. Activities included prepping meals for the Friends Shelter, crafting toys for shelter animals and cleaning up in Stuyvesant Park.
Friends Alumni returned to 16th Street last weekend for Reunion 2019! On Friday, several classes met off-campus for gatherings. On Saturday, alumni returned to campus for a luncheon, classroom sessions and an emeritus ceremony honoring Eva Townes, Constance Vidor and the late Paul Reeder. On Sunday, a group of alums participated in Friends Unite to Serve, an annual service learning opportunity at Friends Seminary open to all community members and their families.
Students in Bob Rosen's Jazz Ensembles performed their annual spring concert last Thursday in the Meetinghouse. Pictures are available at www.friendsseminaryphotos.com. Congratulations to the performers, and thank you to Kim Hall for the photos!
Students presented projects during Middle School Science Night. The evening featured many original experiments. Thanks to all who came!
Students took a break to enjoy the warm weather and refreshments during the 28th Annual Banana Splits Picnic in the Outer Courtyard yesterday. Thank you to all our team leaders for their efforts in making this event so successful!
Congratulations to Nicholas ’22 on being seeded No. 3 in the upcoming NYSAIS Boys Singles Tournament at Cary Leeds Tennis Center. Nicholas will play his first match Saturday at noon. He finished the season with a 10-0 record, winning all but 5 games all season! #GoFSOwls.
On Monday, sixth grade Arabic students visited the Met’s Islamic Art exhibition as part of their interdisciplinary Arabic and Tech unit on Islamic Art. With Joseph, students learned about the different styles of calligraphy and deciphered calligraphic words in Qur’ans and illuminated manuscripts, and on tapestries, trays, and other ceramics. With Remy, they studied the tessellations and mosaics of windows, prayer niches, and mosque interior walls. In Arabic class, students have learned about the different types of Islamic Art (calligraphy, zellige tiles, architecture, mosaics) and how to describe them. In Tech, they learned to use a computer program to create woodcut tiles with tessellation patterns and Arabic calligraphy. Look for these tiles to be displayed soon in the Main Lobby!
No jet lag here! The 1MJ Quaker Airlines project is the culmination of their global studies work and guided by the Quaker value of community. First graders in Matt’s and Jennifer’s class embarked on five “plane” trips to destinations around the world where they were immersed in different foods, culture, music and languages. Over several weeks the students went on walking tours of their neighborhoods, studying the different boroughs and New York state before expanding to the rest of North America and eventually a selection of countries from Kenya to Italy. Students crafted their own passports and atlases to maintain a collection of their learnings. Before each “flight” students went through baggage check and security before boarding their classroom-turned-airplane interior, which was complete with insightful in-flight activities and readings. The Quaker Airlines students even coordinated with those participating in the Post Office project. Students sent thoughtful letters to their Grade 4 buddies full of fun facts from their trips. #FriendsLSCurriculumStories
Congratulations to the Varsity Golf team for winning the ISAL Championship at Mosholu Golf Course yesterday! #GoFSOwls