Friendship Schools

Programs and Initiatives

At Friendship, there are many ways for you to get involved with your child's education.



Friendship's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the school. All parents and guardians of Friendship students are automatically voting members of PAC. We encourage you to attend PAC's monthly meetings.


What does PAC do? We bring parents and teachers together to promote the education of our children by raising funds for school supplies, educating other parents, and helping teachers to ensure that every child gets a high-quality education. 


Why join PAC?  In addition to increasing their children’s odds of success at school, parents who join PAC gain a greater understanding of educational issues, stay up-to-date on what’s going on at school, and influence important decisions. 


How do I join? Anyone can join PAC. Call your child’s school and ask for the name of the PAC president, or simply come to the next meeting. 




Parent Workshops help you bridge the challenging gap between school and home. The workshops teach how to use-inspired techniques for motivating your child, how to give meaningful feedback that fosters growth at home, and how to build strong relationships with teachers that increase student achievement. Child care is available to you while you attend these free workshops. Get more information.


District Parent Advisory Task Committee consists of five parents from each campus who meet once a month to brainstorm ways to promote parent involvement. Get more information.


FPCS Parent Book Club is an adult reading project for any Friendship parent or guardian. The club reads a book every two months and meets at one of our six charter campuses for discussions. Children are invited to come along for literacy activities supervised by a parent volunteer at the same time. Get more information.


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an initiative to organize fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for students and enhance school security. Watch D.O.G.S include fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each month in various school activities. For more information or to sign up, contact our Chamberlain Elementary campus at (202) 547-5800 or our Woodridge Elementary and Middle campus at (202) 365-6500. 

Principal's Coffee is a monthly time for Friendship Collegiate and Friendship Woodridge parents to ask questions or speak with the principal about concerns. Collegiate's coffee day is the first Monday of every month at 8:00 am. Woodridge's coffee day is the first Friday of every month at 8:00 am.


Friends and Family Movie Day is our way of bringing families together for an evening of networking and fun. Students who earn the required incentive points during the regular school day receive an invitation to Friends and Family Movie Day, which takes place one Saturday each month.


Want to volunteer? Learn about how you can become a volunteer at Friendship.