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The calendar information below is for all-schoolmulti-divisional, and/or Parent Association events and activities in the coming weeks. Please see the Lower SchoolMiddle School, or Upper School sections for division-specific "must-know" info, or visit the Calendar web page to see the full calendar. 

And coming up soon/to keep on your radar...

  • Tues, Jan. 28: Lunar New Year Celebration, 6:00-7:30 pm, Westview Dining Hall - Find out more, and RSVP here
  • Wed, Jan. 29: 1:00 pm Early Dismissal for Professional Development
  • Thurs, Jan. 30: PA Meeting (6:00-7:00 pm) followed by Head of School Open Forum (7:15 pm) - Read more and RSVP
  • Fri-Tues, Feb. 14-18: No School - Mid-Winter Break/Professional Day

The SSFS community will celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival with food and fun in Westview dining hall on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. We will have traditional Asian food, student performances, and games! Students and families are invited. Please RSVP here with number of attendees so that we can make sure we order enough food. We hope to see you there!

Please join us for the next PA meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6:00 pm in PAC - Studio B. Dinner will be served, and childcare (including dinner) will be provided by KAH. We’ll be discussing upcoming community events and PA nominations. We would love your feedback and participation! Please RSVP if you plan to attend, especially if you plan to use KAH. 

Following the PA meeting, please join Head of School Tom Gibian at 7:15 pm in the PAC Theater for an open forum with all SSFS parents and guardians. If you have questions or topics that you would like to be addressed at the forum, please send them to Mary Lawson at mary.lawson@ssfs.org with the subject line: Forum Topic.

We hope to see you there!

Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a full-time Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) for the 2020-21 academic year. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of DEI is a member of the senior administrative team and will lead the design, implementation, and oversight of the School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. See the full job description posted on our Careers web page.

Library Due Notice

The librarians need your help! We are informing students of any materials overdue from the first half of the year. All library books and materials checked out are due Friday, January 24th. Student accounts will be billed for the replacement cost of the book or other material and a $5.00 processing fee per item on January 31st. 

We would rather not spend our time chasing folks down or sending out bills for outstanding materials. Every book, DVD, recording, etc., returned will save us extra work and make us smile. Students with outstanding library materials will receive notification by Friday, January 17th.  Parents should look for emails with replacement costs. Families can avoid paying the $5.00 processing fee for lost items by purchasing the replacement copy and delivering it to the library by January 31st. Questions? Give a librarian a call at ext. 145 or email IGTeam@ssfs.org

Thanks for Bringing Back the Books!

Friday, January 17, 2020
INTERSECT Interest Meeting
8:15 - 9:00 am
Scott House Conference Room

INTERSECT is a forum for SSFS parents and guardians to explore topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

Agenda:

  • Value and purpose of INTERSECT 
  • Brainstorming the February 20th INTERSECT event 
  • Affinity groups (what is possible this year and what capacity is needed)

Thought questions before we meet: Take a few minutes and reflect on the following questions.

1. What is the value and purpose of INTERSECT for SSFS parents/guardians in helping to address equity for every student?
2. How would you like to be involved?

For more information about INTERSECT, contact Jen Ray and Joanna Scott at intersect@ssfs.org

The calendar information below is for all-schoolmulti-divisional, and/or Parent Association events and activities in the coming weeks. Please see the Lower SchoolMiddle School, or Upper School sections for division-specific "must-know" info, or visit the Calendar web page to see the full calendar. 

And coming up soon/to keep on your radar...

  • Tues, Jan. 21: NO LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES; MS and US in session
  • Mon, Jan. 27: NO MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL CLASSES; LS in session
  • Wed, Jan. 29: 1:00 pm Early Dismissal for Professional Development
  • Thurs, Jan. 30: PA Meeting (6:00-7:00 pm) followed by Head of School Open Forum (7:15 pm)

We are looking forward to the MLK Day of Service on January 20, 2020, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, when the community comes together to share the important work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by completing various service projects together. If you haven’t participated before, we encourage you to come to SSFS this year! Click here to see MLK Day of Service web page with video description of the day, or click here for flyer.

In order to make the day as meaningful as possible, we need your help!  In addition to participating on the day of, we are in need of volunteers to help support the event in a variety of ways:

Please visit this Sign Up Genius page for more details and to sign up for help with set-up, clean up, and/or managing a service project.

We are also seeking donations of new and gently-used items to support a number of charities.  Please bring items with you to MLK Day of Service in Westview. 

We look forward to coming together on January 20th! Questions? Contact PA.Clerk@ssfs.org.

The SSFS Auction Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 8:15 am in the Scott House conference room. We need your help in pulling off one of the biggest events of the year!

The calendar information below is for all-schoolmulti-divisional, and/or Parent Association events and activities in the coming weeks. Please see the Lower SchoolMiddle School, or Upper School sections for division-specific "must-know" info, or visit the Calendar web page to see the full calendar. 

And coming up soon/to keep on your radar...