Sandy Spring Friends School



Weekly Newsletter

The weekly e-newsletter is emailed to all SSFS families each Sunday 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.

All School News

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Lower School News

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

  • Mon-Fri, Sept. 23-27: Spirit Week (see info below)
  • Thurs, Sept. 26: Lower School Back-to-School Night, 6:30-8:30 pm (please note that this is a parent-only event)
  • Wed, Sept. 25: Online Registration CLOSES for Laps for Lexi - register here
  • Sat, Sept. 28: Laps for Lexi - Find out more and register here
  • Mon, Sept. 30: 5th Grade to Capital Area Food Bank

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

  • Wed, Oct. 2: "Tom Talk" for Lower School parents (PK3-Grade2), 3:00-4:30 pm, Scott House Living Room - Find out more and RSVP here
  • Fri, Oct. 4: All-School Community Day (more info to come)
  • Mon, Oct. 7: Families New to Quaker Education, 7:00-8:30 pm; Current families are invited to join Head of School Tom Gibian to find out more about the history of Quakerism and what makes a Friends Education so special.
  • Sun, Oct. 13: Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Welcome Week, 9:00 and 11:00 am, Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting - 17715 Meeting House Road Sandy Spring, MD, 20860
  • Mon, Oct. 14: NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK
  • Wed, Oct. 16: 1:00 pm Early Dismissal for Professional Development (Contact Pam Gilmer if you need child care assistance)
Back to School Night - Lower School - Sept. 26

This parent-only evening on Thurs, Sept. 26, will begin in the campus Meetinghouse at 6:30 pm with words from Liza Long, Head of Lower School; the Lower School Student Resource Team; and our co-curricular teachers. After the Meetinghouse program, parents of students in PK3 – 3rd grade will proceed to their child’s classroom in Walbrooke, parents of 4th grade students will head to their Tanglewood classroom, and 5th grade parents will come to the Yarnall Library for the 5th grade team’s presentation. Classroom activities will wrap up by 8:30 pm.

Read More about LS Back to School Night – Thurs, Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm
Spirit Week 2018

Get ready for Spirit Week, Sept. 23-27! Catch the spirit and have your children join in the fun!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Pajama Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: Crazy Hat and Hair Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Crazy Sock Day
  • Friday, Sept. 27: Green and Gold Day
Read More about Spirit Week Begins
LS Class Photo

Lower School students had their class photos taken the week of Sept. 16. The packets will arrive in about four weeks and will be sent home with your child. The packet includes one 5” x 7” class picture, two 4” x 5” individual photos, and four individual wallet-sized photos. The cost of the packet is $35.00, payable to Stone Photography.  If you have more than one child in the Lower School, you may combine their payments on one check. Checks are to be turned into the Lower School office. Click here for more info.

Read More about LS Photo Payments Due
Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting

The Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting would like to invite SSFS families to join for worship and religious education on Sunday mornings. Meeting for Worship begins at 11:00 in the Meetinghouse on Sundays. At 11:15 children are invited to attend First Day School until the end of Meeting. Find out more here...

Read More about SSFS Families Invited to Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting for First Day (Sunday) School Classes

Middle School News

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Upper School News

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Friends Mart

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