Sandy Spring Friends School



Gnu Stories, the SSFS all-school newsletter, is sent bi-weekly on Fridays during the school year, and features stories that provide families with a snapshot of school life at SSFS and connects them to the wider community. 

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Community Building at SSFS

Gnu Stories: Highlights from the SSFS Community

'BEEST BOWL: A Tasty Local Creation

It's official! The SSFS mascot, the Wildebeest, is now honored on the menu of "local creations" at CB Açaí in Olney. The owners of this local restaurant collaborated with Upper School Torch students to create the menu item, which includes organic Acai blended with oat milk, layered with granola, banana, kiwi, pineapple, and shredded coconut in the school colors of gold and green. Curious about how SSFS got its school colors and mascot? Check out the blog!

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PHOTOS: Upper School College Counseling Activities

On Oct. 13, 10th and 11th grade students gathered to take the PSAT on campus at SSFS. Meanwhile, seniors worked with the College Counseling team and Upper School English teachers on completing college applications and writing essays. One member of the Class of 2021 shared that "the different workshops really helped alleviate the stress I was feeling about college applications.”

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60th Anniversary Kick Off Party

 Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 • 7:00-8:00 pm  

Don't forget to sign up for the virtual 60th Anniversary party! RSVP TODAY:


Upcoming Dates: SSFS All-School Events

Community Day
Oct. 18, 2021 • School Day

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60th Anniversary Kick Off &
US Building Celebration

Oct. 18, 2021 • 7 pm-8 pm
All-School PA Meeting & Head of School Forum
Oct. 19, 2021 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Zoom Link on Portal Page

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Division-Specific Newsletters: The Week Ahead

Division-specific newsletters are emailed to SSFS families each Sunday afternoon during the school year and posted on the division-specific home pages on the Parent Portal. These newsletters provide messages from division heads and "must-know" calendar information about upcoming events for the week. 

Parents and guardians must log in to the Parent Portal to access the division-specific home pages where the newsletters are posted.

Please Note: Only SSFS parents have access to the links above.SSFS employees may access the division-specific newsletters via the employee portal page.