After careful consideration, FONPS has decided to take a break from the Spelling Bee this year. Thank you to all who have participated in the past. If you have comments, suggestions, or just interested in supporting FONPS, contact us anytime!


Stay tuned for an exciting fundraising opportunity with FONPS!

Holiday House Tour 2020

Dear Supporters of Nantucket Public Schools,


At this time of the year, we would traditionally be gearing up and getting ready to welcome our beloved visitors to our annual holiday house tour. For 37 years, the Friends of Nantucket Public Schools have put together a special night of decorated homes and holiday cheer that has become the staple event of the Nantucket Holiday Stroll weekend, as well as being our primary fundraiser each year. The money that is raised supports our schools in offering innovative classroom programming, awarding scholarship opportunities, financing enrichment opportunities, and helping students and families to afford participation in extracurricular activities and field trips.....

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Our Mission

The Friends of Nantucket Public Schools is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose purpose is to promote quality education for the children of Nantucket’s public schools through fundraising efforts, community events and enrichment opportunities. As Nantucket’s premier Parent Teacher Organization, FONPS strives to put its efforts towards serving the greatest needs within our school community, in addition to offering unique opportunities to our students not otherwise offered through the school system. We strive to be creative when it comes to meeting the needs of Nantucket’s public schools. We are inclusive of all the students, parents and staff within the Nantucket school community.

Our Goals

The FONPS board develops goals and strategies annually, which always include fundraising events and initiatives. The events are listed on the 'Our Events' page and these events continue to change and develop annually. The money raised at these events allows FONPS to contribute funds towards staff initiated needs, school materials, enrichment events and grants and scholarships. The volunteers who carry out our programs are the the backbone of

this organization.

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FONPS hosts a number of fundraising events per year. Each event has a unique focus. These events help raise money for a multitude of needs within our school district, including grants and scholarships, enrichment events, and staff initiated funding. We encourage you to attend or get involved in one of our fundraising events. They are a wonderful way to meet other parents, have fun, and help your child’s school receive funding.


A number of grants and scholarships are available through FONPS. Please click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Community Outreach

Being involved in the larger NPS community is part of our mission at FONPS. Have a question about something or want to get involved but don’t know how? Do you have a suggestion? We are only a phone call or an email away.

Friends of Nantucket Public Schools

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