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The weekly e-newsletter is emailed to all SSFS families each Thursday afternoon during the school year with news, photos, upcoming events, and "must-know" info. Click the Lower School, Middle School, or Upper School sections below for division-specific information and articles. You can also filter articles within each section by clicking on specific categories such as arts, parents association, special events, and more. Archived newsletters are also available here.

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Margaret Rosser

Photo of the Week

SSFS 7th Grade students had a fantastic time and learned a lot about sustainable food production on their fall overnight signature trip. They started off at the Adventure Park for climbing fun, then discussed food production and sustainability with SSFS Farmer Joe Heathcock before heading out to camp at Brunswick Family Campground. The following day, they learned more about farm production and did service and farm work at an organic farm run by alumni Kip Kelly. The trip ended with a tour of a local creamery, and freshly-made ice cream! See more photos on Vidigami here

Margaret Rosser

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

  • Wed, Oct. 17: Auction Committee Meeting, 8:15 am, Scott House Conference Room 
  • Fri, Oct. 19: FriendsFest Committee Meeting, 8:15 am, Scott House Conference Room
  • Sat, Oct. 27: Junior Class Halloween Carnival for Lower School students + families, 2-4 pm, Yarnall

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

  • Tues, Oct. 30:  Parents Association Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm, Yarnall Library
  • Tues, Oct. 30: Open Forum with Head of School, 7:15-8:30 pm, Yarnall Library
  • Thurs, Nov. 1: Middle and Upper School Parent Night: An Evening with Scott Fried, 7:15-8:30, Yarnall Library
  • Sun, Nov. 10: FriendsFest - Find out more and see how you can get involved!
PA FriendsFest Clerks

FriendsFest-Nov. 10FriendsFest 2018: November 10, 2018 ~ 10:00am - 4:00 pm. Click here for more information about the event, and visit the SignupGenius link for opportunities to volunteer and get involved!

Looking for Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help FriendsFest run as smoothly as possible. To volunteer to help with the Bake Sale, Wildefest, Book Fair, Coffee House, or other activities, please sign up here or email PA.Clerk@ssfs.org.

Upper School Volunteers for the Day of Friends Fest 
We will again be assigning different FriendsFest activities to the different grades of the Upper School.  As always, volunteering to help out at FriendsFest will qualify for service hours.  Follow the link for more detail on some of the volunteer opportunities.  

Fifth Grade Bussers for Dad’s Diner
Do you have a fifth grade student who would be interested doing a 1 hour shift helping out with Friend’s Fest?  Dad’s Diner loves having our fifth graders bussing tables and helping with information.  Choose a time at the 5th Grade signup.

Artisan's Market
There’s still room in the Artisan’s Market; space is filling fast, so sign up now.

Looking for Student Vendors
As we did last year, we will have a special area (with puppies) for our student vendors. We are looking for kids who are interested in selling food, art, handcrafted objects, fiber crafts, special crafts, and more. Please complete the registration form by October 27, 2018. 

Donate items for FriendsFest's Secret Shop on Friends Day! 
The Secret Shop, an integral part of FriendsFest (Nov 10th), is a store where lower school kids can purchase secret gifts for family members. All items in the store are donated by the SSFS community.  Please look out for donation bins for the Secret Shop around campus (by the MS circle, the LS circle, and by the Yarnall Modulars)! The Secret Shop can use your gently loved items, e.g. scarves, gloves, jewelry, mugs, and etc. Be creative! The kids love having a variety of things they can choose from when shopping for you.

Turkey Time from Full Cellar Farm
Get ready for Thanksgiving with help from SSFS Alum Kip Kelly.  He will be selling organic, free range turkeys for Friend’s Fest. Order turkeys by emailing Kip at kip.kelley@gmail.com or order on the day of FriendsFest. Turkeys will be dropped off at SSFS Tuesday afternoon, Nov 20th, specific time to be determined. If Nov 20th doesn’t work, you can make other pickup arrangements at his farm. Kip will also be at Friend’s Fest with Full Cellar Farm’s delectable garden produce.

Pre-Order Pumpkin Pies
The SSFS Community Farm has a pre-order form for pumpkin pies.  Order your pumpkin pie now for pickup at FriendsFest.

WildeFest
WildeFest will agian be taking place in the Athletic Center this year. There will still be crafts (provided by Pyramid Atlantic Art Center), the secret shop, inflatables in the gym, the Rock Climbing Wall, as well as snacks and water. Drop off begins at 9:45 am and pick up is at 1:00 pm. Students must be signed in and out of event by an adult. For more information or to sign up, please go to the signup here.

Pie Eating Contest 2018
Show us how fast you can stuff your face at this year's Wildebeest pie eating contest!  Participants will be split into three divisions: Mini Beests for lower school students, Junior Beests for middle school students, and Wildebeests for upper school students, faculty, and staff.

  • Mini Beests (LS) competition: 2:00 pm
  • Junior Beests (MS): 2:20 pm
  • Wildebeests (US, parents, faculty & staff): 2:40 pm

The competition will take place at the Outdoor Ampitheater. Space is limited so sign up now. And parents, don't forget to ask your kids if they want to participate! 
 

PA Community Connections Committee

Thanks to all the parents who attended the Oct. 8 PEP presentation, "Raising I Can Kids." It was a terrific night with lots of helpful tips and strategies to increase your child’s sense of feeling connected, capable, competent and courageous. SSFS parents who were not able to attend the event can access the full video presentation online here. (Access code provided in the Nov. 14 newsletter.)

Jordan Taylor

The SSFS adult community is invited to enroll in a Wheel-Thrown Pottery class offered in the Art Barn by US Faculty member Jordan Taylor!

When: Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm; first session will be Oct. 18.
Who: For the SSFS adult community: parents, faculty/staff, and partners of faculty/staff. 
Cost: $60 to cover materials and firing expense.

There will be 10 sessions offered (exact dates TBD). Please consider this time slot carefully so you’re not displacing someone able to make more of the sessions than you are.

Enrollment is secured by emailing Jordan at jordan.taylor@ssfs.org - first-come, first-served. I will maintain a waiting list if needed.

Katherine Barry

Thank you so very much for helping to make our 9th annual Laps for Lexi a huge success! It was wonderful - a beautiful morning filled with so many of Lexi's loves: purple balloons, dogs, Care Bears, baked goodies, nail polish, family, friends and much more. 

We are incredibly grateful to the entire SSFS community - students, parents, faculty, staff and trustees - for so many acts of kindness. It is humbling how many of you gave your energy, time, and money to support us in honoring Lexi and others fighting cancer. We are blown away by the number of people (kids and adults) asking, "what can I do to help?" An extra special shout out to the many people who came to the bloodmobile to donate (or try to donate). From the bottom of our hearts we thank each and every one of you for all that you did to make the day so wonderful.

We raised over $127,000 for the Lexi Speight Chair in Pediatric Oncology at Children’s National Medical Center and the Lexi Speight Scholarship Fund here at SSFS! Together, we ARE making a difference.

Again, we thank you for your support and we hope you’ll come to the 10th annual Laps For Lexi on September 28, 2019!

SSFS Parents Association

Every fall the PA encourages each class to hold a potluck or other child-free event for parents to get to know each other. As classes schedule these events we will list them in the newsletter. We hope to see this list grow over the next couple of weeks. Have a great time getting to know your class. For information on your grade’s event, please contact your Grade Rep(s).

  • 10/13: PK4, 3rd, 4th & 9th Grade
  • 10/14: 6th Grade
  • 10/20: 5th Grade
  • 10/27: PK3, 11th Grade
  • 11/3: 1st & 10th Grade
  • 11/10: 8th Grade
Liza Long

The 2019-2020 admission season has begun and we are excited about the upcoming events planned!  Prospective parents want to hear from YOU, our current families! Please take a look at upcoming Admissions events for the year and let us know if you are available to participate. Check out our parent volunteer form for admission events listing dates, times, and descriptions of events, along with ways to contribute. Unable to make it to campus? That's OK - you can also submit a quote about what makes SSFS special for your family! We are so grateful for our amazing families, and we thank you for volunteering your time to share your experiences with others who are interested in finding out more about our school.

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Pam Gilmer

For questions or more information about an event, please contact Pam Gilmer, LS Administrative Assistant, at ext. 112 or pam.gilmer@ssfs.org, or visit the Calendar web page to see full calendar.

  • Tues, Oct. 16: Lower School Coffee & Conversation with Brenda Crawley, 8:30 am, Scott House
  • Tues, Oct. 16: PK4/K to Sharp's Farm
  • Tues, Oct. 16: 2nd Grade to Colvin Run Mill 
  • Thurs, Oct. 18: Mix-it-Up Lunch (Read more here)
  • Fri, Oct. 19: Lower School Grandfriends Day, 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
  • Mon, Oct. 22: Lower School Professional Day: NO CLASSES
  • Wed, Oct. 24: Lower School Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2:30-5:00 pm

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

Brenda Crawley

Brenda CrawleyDear Lower School Friends,

October is here and our imaginations are bubbling with thoughts of Halloween. Your child may already have costume ideas, and your planning for the big day (and night) may have already begun. At SSFS, we thoroughly enjoy celebrating Halloween in the Lower School. We strive to make sure that our creative expressions of the occasion leave everyone feeling comfortable. PK3 through Grade 5 parents are strongly encouraged to review our expectations for Halloween in the Annual Traditions section of the Lower School Handbook.

In keeping with our Quaker values, we encourage students to use their imaginations, inventiveness, and simple resources at home to create homemade costumes from old clothing, bags, boxes, and recycled materials. Some of our students wear costumes that celebrate our love of stories, using characters from books as inspiration. Some students wear store-bought costumes; and some students choose to not dress in costume at all. 

We ask that all students respect the possible fears and reactions from our youngest community members by not wearing masks and fangs. We encourage face paint; however, face paint and make-up depicting scary themes, blood and injury is inappropriate. Costumes that depict violence, violent acts, violent themes and aggression-focused characters are not appropriate. Costume accessories that depict weaponry (reality or fantasy-based) —as well as objects that can be perceived as weapons—are not permitted. A best practice for our SSFS Lower School Halloween celebration would be to save bloody and scary costumes and weaponry for at-home celebrations. 

Parents are encouraged to help their child to join in our Halloween celebrations in a way that makes the festivities appropriately comfortable for the youngest of our Lower School students. Students should come to school on Wednesday, October 31, in regular clothing for a normal morning of classes. In the afternoon, the Lower School costume parade begins at 1:30 pm, followed by our annual Autumn Social and dance party. Parents are cordially invited to participate in costume, to watch, or to photograph! Younger siblings are welcome. Remember: We will have 2:15 pm dismissal on Wednesday, October 31 per our usual Wednesday early dismissal schedule! 

Thank you for your attention to these important details, which will assure that our celebration of Halloween brings many more smiles and treats, than tricks and tears!

In peace,
Brenda

Pam Gilmer

We are looking forward to seeing all of our LS Grandfriends on Friday, Oct. 19! It is a wonderful time of year to gather together and enjoy the company of our special guests. There will be fun activities taking place in the classrooms after a welcome luncheon served in Yarnall gym. Please remind your Grandfriends that RSVP’s are now due. Questions? Please contact Mimi Youmans at mimi.youmans@ssfs.org or 301-774-7455 x162. 

Pam Gilmer

The Lower School photo packets (individual and class photos) are in! Please submit either your returned unopened photo packet, or your $35 check for your photo packet made payable to Stone Photography before Friday 10/19. Thank you!

Pam Gilmer

Brenda Crawley will hold her first Coffee & Conversation of the year on Tuesday, October 16, at 8:30 am in Scott House. Mark your calendar and plan to come and join in the discussion regarding:
•    Transitions into 2018-2019 - Another year, another grade: boosting your child’s self-advocacy skills
•    Diving into Implicit Bias
•    Lower School Book Audit

Tim Croft

Mix It Up at Lunch Day was launched over 15 years ago by Teaching Tolerance in an effort to “encourage students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.” This year on Thursday, October 18th, Lower School students in grades 1 through 5 will be connecting with someone new over lunch.

Under the themes of “make new friends” and “discover each other,” 1st through 5th grade students will each be assigned a new table. Each table will consist of participants representing 4 different grades and a familiar faculty/staff member. Students at each table will ask and answer questions designed to get the conversation started and develop an appreciation and understanding of one another.

Don’t forget to ask your children how they made a positive connection with someone new when they mixed it up at lunch next week.

Pam Gilmer

On Friday, September 21, the PK3 – Grade 5 students attended their first Lower School assembly featuring musical duo, Cantaré. Performers Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza shared folk melodies and rhythms from the Andes, the Rainforest, Central America and the Caribbean. The students enjoyed learning about the rich music and culture of the Indigenous people of Latin America. Cecilia and Dani also shared information about various string and percussion instruments used in Latin American music and in their presentation of "The Legend of Viracocha: Pre-Columbian Music." Lower schoolers sang, danced, and even participated in the instrumental accompaniment during the show! 

SSFS Junior Class

The annual SSFS Halloween Carnival, a fundraiser for the junior class, is happening on Saturday, October 27th, from 2-4 pm in and around the Yarnall building. Activities include rock climbing, face painting, costume contests, scavenger hunts, and more! This event is for Lower School students and their families, and promises to be lots of fun! Come in costume and enjoy some Halloween fun! 

Erin Ryan

Fifth Grade parents should have received an e-mail invitation for the Middle School Information Night which will be held on Monday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Parents will be provided a light supper while they meet David Blake and members of our Middle School faculty and staff to learn about our programs and tour some classrooms. Please RSVP by October 29th using the link in the e-mail invitation. Contact Erin Ryan, Middle School Administrative Assistant, at x160 or erin.ryan@ssfs.org with any questions. 

Kerry-Ann Farmer

Lower School students have completed their first few Smart Sacks packing days. We have many more opportunities throughout 2018-2019 for students to help with this valuable service opportunity (see more info about the Smart Sack program below). Packing takes place in the Westview Dining Hall immediately after drop off at 8:15 am. This is a fun and easy way to do something meaningful with the Lower School kids and provide a very worthwhile service to the community. If you are interested in helping out with this ongoing service project please contact Kerry-Ann Farmer

Additional packing dates are as follows:  

  • November 9: 3A and ½ K 
  • December 7: 4 and 1B 
  • January 18: 3B and ½ K 
  • February 1: 5A and 2A 
  • February 8: 5B and 2B 
  • February 15: 1A and 1B 
  • March 8: 3A and ½ K 
  • April 5: 4 and 2B 
  • April 19: 3B and ½ K 
  • April 26: 5A and PK4 
  • May 24: 3B and ½ K 
  • May 31: 5B and PK4

Smart Sacks is a county-wide program started by MANNA food center to help combat children's weekend hunger in Montgomery County. Twice monthly during the MCPS school year, volunteers pack donated food and deliver it to county elementary schools. Children who usually receive free meals at school take a bag of food home every Friday to ensure that they have adequate nutrition throughout the weekend. SSFS lower school students and volunteers support two local elementary schools in this initiative.

Pam Gilmer

SSFS 3rd Grader Katie T. recently completed a mini-triathlon for an organization called "Just Tryan It," which her aunt co-founded in 2010. Just Tryan It organizes triathlons (all participants are under the age of 14) in multiple states on the East Coast to raise money for families coping with pediatric cancer. Katie raised over $300 for the organization. Congratulations to Katie for her endurance and philanthropy! 

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Erin Ryan

Below is information about upcoming MS and all-school activities and events in the coming weeks. For questions or more information about an event, please contact Erin Ryan, MS Administrative Assistant, at ext. 160 or erin.ryan@ssfs.org, or visit the Calendar web page to see full calendar.

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

  • Fri, Oct. 26: Middle School Fall Sports End
  • Mon, Oct. 29: Information Night for Rising 9th Grade Parents and Guardians, 7:15-9:00 pm, PAC Studio B 
  • Tues, Oct. 30 and Thurs, Nov. 1: Middle School Play Auditions (see more here)
  • Tues, Oct. 30:  Parents Association Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm, Yarnall Library
  • Tues, Oct. 30: Open Forum with Head of School, 7:15-8:30 pm, Yarnall Library
  • Thurs, Nov. 1: Middle and Upper School Parent Night: An Evening with Scott Fried, 7:15-8:30, Yarnall Library
  • Fri, Nov. 2: End of Quarter 1
  • Mon, Nov. 5: Professional Day; No MS Classes
Erin Ryan

Our Middle School Fall Sports and Electives season ends on Friday, October 26th! The Winter season will begin on Monday, November 12th, and students will be making their selections soon. Just a friendly reminder to parents that dismissal will be at 3:40 pm for ALL students (except those in Robotics) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the Weeks of October 29th and November 5th. Aftercare is always available during these gap times!

Jonathan Oglesbee

The Upper School will hold its annual Information Night for Current SSFS Middle School Families on Monday, October 29th at 6:45 pm in Studio B of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Light refreshments will be provided. Although we are on the same campus and share a number of commonalities, Middle School families and students often do not have a deep understanding of the Upper School program and its many opportunities. This Information Night is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to talk with members of the Upper School faculty and administration including department heads, members of the Ninth Grade team, the US Academic Dean, US Counselor, the US Learning Specialist, and the Director of College Counseling. Middle School families will be divided into smaller, more intimate groups that will meet with 3-4 US representatives at a time and tour a few key Upper School buildings. This format has proved very successful in conveying the essence of our amazing program and providing ample opportunity for individual questions. While students are invited to attend, the night will be primarily geared toward parents. 

Devon Rothschild

7th Grade Signature TripThe seventh grade had a wonderful Fall Signature Trip last week! Students climbed with friends and faculty while persevering at the Adventure Park. They engaged with Joe Heathcock, SSFS’s resident farmer, in a frank discussion about how our food is produced. Students enjoyed a sustainably-harvested dinner of rockfish tacos and roasted s’mores before sleeping at the Brunswick Family Campground. The second day of the trip involved service work at an organic farm run by alumni Kip Kelly, where students weeded celery beds, picked spinach, harvested close to 1,000 pounds of sweet potatoes, and removed sweet potato vines, before enjoying a farm-to-table lunch. Students finished out their trip by touring a local creamery and eating freshly-made ice cream. A special thank you goes out to our parent volunteers who helped prepare and serve the farm-to-table lunch! See more photos from the trip here

Carlo Grossman

Sandy Spring Friends Middle School is proud to announce its production of "Saving Persephone." An evening performance is planned for February 9th in the Performing Arts Center at 7:15 PM.

All Middle School students are welcome to participate in the production. Auditions for various roles will take place October 30th and November 1st from 3:10 to 4:10 pm in the MS music room. Audition scripts are available at the MS office.

When you’re the God of the Underworld, you certainly have to live up to expectations, and Hades is not one to let reputations slide. The plan: reinvigorate his status; the pawn: his wife, Persephone. Knowing that the earth cannot thrive with Persephone otherwise ‘engaged,’ Hades’ plan is the seemingly perfect way to garner the respect he seems to have misplaced--or rather, lost--along the way. And if it takes a village of nymphs like the Alseids, Dryads, Hesperides, Nereids, Oreads, Pleiades, even Zeus himself, to save the day, then so be it. Hades will be waiting, in the Underworld, of course. This hilarious updated version of ancient Greek mythology will have the audience in stitches.

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Kerry Foley

Below is information about upcoming US and all-school activities and events in the coming weeks. For questions or more information about an event, please contact Kerry Foley, US Administrative Assistant, at ext. 109 or kerry.foley@ssfs.org, or visit the Calendar web page to see full calendar. 

  • Tues, Oct 16: College Info Session for the Arts, PAC Studio B, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wed, Oct. 17: Upper School Video Conversation for Non-Local Families. (Note new date.) More info about how to video conference in will be emailed to non-local families.
  • Fri, Oct. 19: Upper School Italian Exchange Students Arrive at SSFS - Students from Setti Carraro in Milan arrive at SSFS, staying until Oct. 27.
  • Sat, Oct. 20: Climbing Wall Training for Upper School students, 1-4 pm, Athletic Center (Faculty training from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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

  • Fri, Oct. 26: WAISDEA Dance Festival hosted at SSFS
  • Sat, Oct. 27: Junior Class Halloween Carnival
  • Sat. Oct. 27: Upper School Italian exchange students depart
  • Sat. Oct. 27: 11th Grade Parent Potluck
  • Thurs, Nov. 1: Middle and Upper School Parent Night: An Evening with Scott Fried, 7:15-8:30 pm, Yarnall
  • Fri, Nov. 2: TOEFL Testing for Upper School International Students 
  • Fri, Nov. 2: End of 1st Quarter; Upper School Sports End
  • Sat, Nov. 3: 10th Grade Parent Potluck
  • Sat-Sun, Nov. 4: Upper School Play Tech-In, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday
  • Mon, Nov. 5: Middle & Upper School Professional Day - NO CLASSES
  • Mon, Nov. 5: Upper School Non-Local Parent-Teacher Conferences
Hannah Kerr

This is an invitation to attend the College Night for the Visual & Performing Arts in Studio B on October 16th at 6:30pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity to acquire insight to the vast possibilities the Arts offers at the collegiate level. Participating schools this year are School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Delaware, and Virginia Commonwealth. In addition to learning about the specifics of these three institutions and their vast course offerings, you will be informed about the admissions process, art supplements and portfolios.  The evening concludes with a Q&A session, where you will be able to walk from table to table to ask your questions and get your answers. Hope to see you there! See flyer...

Adam Keller

There is an opportunity for Upper School students to become staff for the climbing wall. Our student training will be from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday October 20 at the Climbing Wall in the Athletic Center. Students will have the ability to become Wall Staff. This means that students will be able to work as belayers on the climbing wall for events like the Halloween Festival or Middle School climbing. Students will also be given opportunities to work for pay if an outside group needs belayers. Training also includes an additional perk: students that have gone through our training, even if they do not work the wall, will have access to our Outdoor Prolink Pro-Deal. During the training, faculty will be training students on belaying, putting on harnesses, belay escapes, and wall safety. If a student hopes to be part of the climbing wall staff, it is required that they complete this training. 

Alice Chmil

Conservation Discovery DayOn Saturday, October 6th, seven intrepid Upper School students ventured out to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. The huge campus there is where the bulk of the National Zoo’s conservation science work is done. Students had the opportunity to explore the veterinary hospital learning about how large carnivores are trained to allow radiographs of their pregnancies and the different considerations for vets when doing blood work or anesthesia on different classes of animals. They talked with scientists working on assisted reproduction for endangered animals in captivity; the SCBI has had great recent success with Przewalski’s horses and there are 4 new foals who will be able to be released into the wild population. The students talked with international scientists using health sciences to alleviate human-wildlife conflict in places where we can reduce threats to both. They attended a presentation about international Species Survival Plans for captive bred animals and played “matchmaker” for black-footed ferrets. Some of the students chose to attend a panel discussion about careers in conservation science. This special campus is only open to the public one day a year, so it was a wonderful opportunity for our scholars.

Julie Borsetti

Upper School Play - She Kills MonstersSave the date! The SSFS community is invited to attend the 2018 Upper School play, “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventures Edition,” Nov. 9-10 at 7:15 pm in the PAC Theater. The play tells the story of high school senior Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. [Review by Samuel French]. See flyer here. NOTE: Recommended for ages 13+.  Parental guidance is suggested as the play has stage violence and deals with adult topics. Admission is free for students and there is a $10 suggested donation for adults, (cash only). There will be concessions sold at the theater (cash only). No advance ticket sales. Open Seating.

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Sunshine Klein

Ski Whitetail, Liberty, and Roundtop any evening from 4:00-10:00 pm (3-10 pm on Sundays) starting on January 2nd with your very own Night Club Card! Click here to see your options. Early Bird rates continue through November 6th.
To purchase your Night Club Card:

More detailed directions for online purchasing are available here. For more information contact Sunshine Klein by email at Sunshine.Klein@ssfs.org

PA Community Connections Committee

Do you ever wish you had a way to "connect" to the SSFS community of families about topics not part of the traditional school day or school related events? Maybe you've wondered if any of those nice high school students babysit, or if any parents know of a good violin teacher. Maybe you are looking for a plumber, a travel agent, or someone to work out with? Want to start a hiking group, a meditation group, or need help moving furniture??

Online communities abound these days, so the SSFS PA has created one (via Shutterfly) for our wonderful community of families. This is an opt-in choice open to current and alumni families for all divisions, home stay and boarding parents. The site is moderated by parent volunteers to ensure we don't misuse the tool for problems an online community can't address, and don't duplicate or replace what is official school business that belongs on other communication sites.

We hope this tool will be an additional way to support connections across this diverse community of families who share the choice of SSFS for their children. Please fill out this quick online form to opt-in. Questions? Please contact Nikol Jackson or Kathleen Landers.

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