Happy Friday, Friends!

Have you heard, or should I say, how have you not heard, the Blue Angels are in town! As you can imagine, with the school’s proximity to Oceana, we can actually wave to the Blue Angel pilots as they buzz the skies above Friends School. From all angles of the weather forecast, it looks to be a blue sky weekend, we hope you and your families enjoy it!

Looking to next week, there are two important areas to highlight, first on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 pm, VBFS is hosting a Quaker Education Night for parents interested in learning more about the Quaker religion and philosophy behind Friends School. See the zoom link below to join the event.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 844 9674 1559 Passcode: 8417t0

Also, next week, the school will host its Back-to-School Potluck Picnic on Thursday, September 22 from 5pm-7pm at Redwing Municipal Park & Playground at Shelter #1. We hope to see your family at our first community building event of the year! Details on what to contribute to the potluck can be found below and on the attached flyer.

This morning I finally felt a sense of fall in the air. The slight temperature change this morning has me excited and looking forward to the days and weeks to come at Friends. From Trunk-or-Treat and Boofest in October to our annual Holiday Bazaar in December, there is much more fun to come at Friends!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Head of School



The Friends School Back to School Potluck Picnic is coming up on Thursday from 5PM-7PM at the Redwing Municipal Park and Playground. Shelter #1 is reserved for the school community!

If your family plans to attend, please RSVP in the PCR Parent Portal. Click the link on the parent home page titled “Back to School Potluck Picnic” to RSVP.

Since this is a potluck event, please contribute by bringing an item to share:

  • Cottage/Pre-K: desserts/sweets
  • Early-K/Kindergarten: drinks/bottled water/juice boxes
  • 1st-4th Grades: main dishes/side dishes
  • 5th-8th Grades: paper plates/napkins/ utensils

Please be sure everything is nut free as there are many community members with severe allergies. For questions, please contact Anna Canada at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you all there!



Tuesday, September 20, 6PM: Quakerism 101 Zoom

Thursday, September 22: Picture Day

Thursday, September 22, 5PM-7PM: Back to School Potluck Picnic

Wednesday, September 28-Friday, September 30: Middle School Camp Silver Beach Trip

Monday, October 5: No School, Yom Kippur

Monday, October 10: No School, Indigenous People’s Day


Yay Lunch! 

Our school dining partner, Yay Lunch, is now accepting school lunch orders! Register now to explore their menu and place your first order.

Be sure to order by Sunday at noon to secure delivery for next week. You can take 20% off one week of orders when you use the code SAYYAY20 at checkout. The code expires October 2.

Yay Lunch provides freshly made, balanced meals for students, faculty, and staff through a simple online ordering process. All meals are prepared daily by local restaurant partners and delivered to schools by the Yay Lunch team. We chose Yay Lunch because of their exciting food offerings, easy ordering process and commitment to supporting communities — in fact, they donate a portion of their proceeds to feed children in need in developing nations.

Happy lunching! If you have questions about the ordering process or Yay Lunch in general, email [email protected].

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