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CFS Celebrated 50!

50th Celebratory Weekend

50th Anniversary Weekend: May 11-13, 2012


Friday May 11, 2012
8:00-8:40 a.m.           Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:40-9:45 a.m.           Attend the All-school Welcome Back Assembly

10:10-10:25 a.m.       Meet the Head of School
10:25 a.m.-Noon        Classroom Visits
12:15 p.m.                 Dismissal

4:00-5:00 p.m.           Have Tea with the Head of School and current faculty
5:00-6:30 p.m.           Join the CARA Book Group
                                         Discuss Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
6:30 p.m.                   Reunion Gatherings **
                                         Informal get togethers with other alumni.
                                         Organized by alumni for alumni.

** Help organize your class or cluster group's gathering!
Contact alumni relations coordinator Laura Yardumian
(l.yardumian@cfsmass.org) for more information.
Saturday May 12, 2012
10 a.m.-2 p.m.         Service Projects
12:30-1:30 p.m.       Community Lunch
6:00-10:00p.m.        Gala and Silent Auction - At the Moakley Court House
Hosted at the Moakley Court House, you will enjoy the grand space of the Atrium where you can appreciate the panoramic views of Boston Harbor while enjoying a full program of music, dancing, and reconnecting with CFS friends. It will be a time to celebrate while reflecting on our past and recognizing people who truly made a difference at Cambridge Friends School. Why not look up "old" classmates and go together? CFS Alumni Coordinator Laura Yardumian (l.yardumian@cfsmass.org) will gladly help you get in touch with them.

Register to bid at the Silent Auction
Hosted on Bidding for Good, the CFS Silent Auction site was live for one month prior to the Gala. Individuals registered first to bid online and then to bid at the live event during the Gala.

Select song choices for the DJ to play at the Gala.

Songs were selected by the CFS community through Survey Monkey, where people posted their favorite hits from every decade
. If you need inspiration, visit http://www.jamrockentertainment.com/billboard-music-top-100-songs-listed-by-year.html.

Post Gala
gather informally for a bite to eat with your peers and new friends. For your convenience, below are listed some restaurants close to the Moakley Court House.
Strega                           Intercontinental Hotel restaurants
The Daily Catch             Legal Harborside
The Barking Crab          Legal Test Kitchen
Anthony's Pier 4            Lucky's
Del Friscos                    Boston Harbor Hotel Restaurants

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Area Friends Meetings welcomed CFS alumni, former faculty, staff, and trustees to join them for Sunday Meeting for Worship.
Friends Meetings at Cambridge 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge 
Fresh Pond Meeting 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge
Beacon Hill Friends Meeting 6 Chestnut Street, Boston
Wellesley Friends Meeting, 26 Benvenue Street, Wellesley

Giving Back to CFS

The anonymous grant for 100% participation from families, trustees, and faculty and staff in the CFS Annual Fund Challenge during the 50th Anniversary Year was successfully matched!

More than 300 donors stepped up with generous, new or increased gifts to the 2011-2012 Annual Giving Campaign and met CFS's fund raising goal of $350,000. Cambridge Friends School thanks all who participated for their generosity, loyal support, and clear commitment to the mission of our school.
Donations to the annual fund help support our educational program, provide financial aid, and contribute to faculty compensation.

Click online donation to make a donation with a credit or debit card. For other ways to donate, please visit Support CFS Ways of Giving.

Thank you for contributing to support the mission of Cambridge Friends School!
Educating independent thinkers for over 55 years in grades PK-8