A big welcome to the 47 students from Setti Carraro High School in Milan, Italy! SSFS is hosting the students as part of a cultural exchange program from Oct. 20-30. Thank you to our community members who have opened up their homes to our guests! We have a great schedule of events planned for the week.

The Community Day committee is looking forward to "Letting Our Lives Speak" through stewardship, community building, and fun! Community Day, a longstanding tradition at SSFS, is a day when when all students, faculty, and staff set aside a day to work, play, and reflect together. The day begins with a walk to the Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting House, where we have all-school Meeting for Worship. Upon returning to campus, we divide into cross-division "Family Groups" for crafts and bonding time. Then the groups participate in on-campus community service work projects. After lunch, we gather together again for Morley games and an all-school photo. See a video from last year's Community Day to get a sense of the day!

A few reminders:

  • Bring your own reusable water bottle (there will be water coolers throughout campus to refill them!)
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Bring work gloves (if you have them)
  • The forecast is calling for a chilly day, so dress in layers!



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In the event of rain, we will have a modified academic schedule, with Community Day Family Group activities and indoor events.


Students should come to school in regular clothing for a normal morning of classes and may change into costumes before the afternoon parade. See the note from Brenda Crawley in the newsletter about making sure costumes are appropriate for all our LS students in grades PK3-5. In the afternoon, the Lower School has a costume parade that begins promptly at 2:30 pm, followed by our annual Autumn Social and dance party at 2:45. Parents are cordially invited to participate in costume, to watch, or to photograph!



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