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Our Events Benefit Your Children

Since our inception, the Friends of Nantucket Public Schools has awarded over two million dollars to students and staff within the Nantucket Public Schools. We cannot think of a better way to spend your hard earned money. Please consider attending one of our events or becoming involved yourself.

M’Ocean Pix Drive-In Movie 

August 2018!

M'Ocean Pix Drive-In is a unique way to enjoy a classic film by the ocean. The movie is shown on a huge screen at Tom Never's Field. The Drive-In opens early (6:30pm) so you can enjoy a picnic before the show. Food trucks and a concession stand will be on site to make it a breeze for movie goers to make the most of the beautiful evening by the sea. The feature film will begin at dark. $15/person lawn seating.

* Please note - the M’Ocean Pix Drive-In supports the non-profit 501C3 Friends of Nantucket Public Schools. All sales for this event are final. No refunds will be issued. Thank you for supporting FONPS and the students and staff of Nantucket Public Schools.

Please consider helping us make our 4th Annual Summer Drive-In Movie another fun evening by becoming a Sponsor of the event.


Fall Bike A Thon - (October)

Now with a new Fun Scoot for kids on tricycles, scooters and in wagons in the parking lots of NIS and NES!

The Annual Bike A Thon FUNdraiser is a fun 2.5 Mile Fun Ride from Nantucket Elementary School to the Surfside Beach Parking Lot & Back. Water and snacks will be provided to riders and we encourage riders to come wearing costumes. Look out for our notable crossing guards along the route! Prizes will be awarded for:

* Most Money Raised by top 5 Individuals and Top 2 Classes

* Best Costumes

* Best Decorated Bikes

* Youngest Participant

* Bike Safety and Sportsmanship


The Holiday House Tour -  (Friday Night of Stroll Weekend)

Check our Upcoming Events Page to Purchase Your Ticket Today! Don’t forget to get your After the Tour ticket which is a new Stroll event immediately following the tour at the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street.

Three Holiday Events - One Ticket:

  •  Tour of antique and newly refurbished Nantucket homes professionally decorated for the season.
  •  The Nantucket Historical Association Festival of Trees at the Whaling Museum (night of tour only).
  •  A Reception at the Whaling Museum featuring caroling by The Accidentals and Naturals and sweet treats prepared by the NHS Culinary Arts students.

Community Spelling Bee - (February)

Congratulations to team ACKademics for taking home the coveted Bee Trophy for 2017!

And what kind of supporters of education would the Friends be without the Spelling Bee?? The Annual Community Spelling Bee is a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together in the winter and benefits the programs of the Friends of Nantucket Public Schools. Teams of three compete for the ultimate speller award and range from students to businesses to non-for-profits - and everyone gets into the act!

While teams are competing, the High School Culinary Arts students put on a show of their own in the cafeteria, providing a warm spaghetti dinner for guests beginning at 5:30pm. It is a great opportunity for community members to visit the school and see what the kids are up to.


NES Dance Event - (June)

We are truly grateful to the people at the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club who generously offered the use of their space for this popular event.

This is a FREE springtime event Elementary School aged children. Parents are required to attend with their children as this is not a drop off event. Prizes will be given out for awesome dancing and this year the best parent dancer will also receive a prize.

NES dance event

We offer many opportunities for families and members of the community to contribute to our programs. Contact us at 508-228-5269 or email us at friendsofackschools@gmail.com.

Our meetings are open to the public- please join us!
FONPS meets the second Wednesday of every month in Room 104B at NHS.