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Welcome to the Winthrop Friends of Ipswich Elementary Schools (FRIES) website! Be sure to bookmark the site so you can easily browse/search for the latest FRIES news, upcoming events, activities and ways to get involved with Winthrop. We appreciate your support!

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Winthrop School FRIES Fundraising 

~ proceeds from sales help support student programs ~

FRIES now uses PayPal for fundraising sales so that we may be as secure and contactless as possible during these times. All of the payments methods below are accepted. You do not need a PayPal account!

If you wish to purchase multiple items, start with “Add To Cart” for your first item and then click  Continue Shopping” at the top right of the PayPal checkout tab. 

Winthrop School Citizen of the World T-Shirts on Sale Here! 

*Grey Color Sold Out*

Youth and Adult Size Options (Red)

Winthrop FRIES Bids Farewell to Principal Sheila McAdams

Update: See here for a link to download pictures from June 12th’s send-off!

Principal Sheila McAdams has touched so many lives during her time here at Winthrop. We’ll be sharing some plans in the work to send her off with well wishes!

Contribute a video tribute and share this link with others to do the same.

Drop into our Winthrop playground event on June 12 from 4-6pm to say goodbye to Sheila in person. Feel free to drop in at any time for pizza, music, ice cream, and a chance to donate to the newly established McAdams Wishing Well fund.

Visit the McAdams Wishing Well page to learn about the new fund and donate. For a link to download more info, click: Sheila McAdams Wishing Well pdf.