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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

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Middle School News

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Upper School News

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. 

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

  • Tues, Oct. 1: 9th Grade Coffee & Conversation, 8:15-9:15 am, Scott House Living Room
  • Wed, Oct. 2: College Counseling Event - 11th Grade College Search Process, 6:30 pm, PAC
  • Thurs, Oct. 3: 12th Grade Coffee & Conversation, 8:15-9:15 am, Scott House Living Room
  • Fri, Oct. 4: All-School Community Day (more info to come)
  • Sat, Oct. 5: College Counseling Event - 12th Grade College Application and Essay Workshop, 8:30 am - 12:00 noon, Yarnall
  • Sat, Oct. 5: College Counseling Event - 12th Grade Parent Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Workshop, 8:30 am - 12 noon, Yarnall Library
  • 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.
  • Thurs, Oct. 10: 10th & 11th Grade Coffee & Conversation, 8:15-9:15 am, Scott House Living Room
  • 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: PSAT; 1:00 pm Early Dismissal for Professional Development

On Saturday, September 28, the senior class will be hosting the Spirit Day Dance in Studio B in the PAC from 8 – 11:00 pm. This dance is open to all Upper School students, and may be the first high school dance for many. Please click here to see policies and guidelines for students and their guests. Students who want to bring a guest to the dance must have the guest complete an Emergency Contact and Permission Form.These must be turned in to Ben McClellan, the Upper School Dean of Students, by 3:35 pm, Friday, September 27. See more here...

Read More about Sat, Sept. 28: Spirit Day Dance
Upper School College Counseling
 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events from the College Counseling Department at SSFS:

  • Wed, Oct. 2: 11th Grade Introduction to the College Search Process, 6:30 pm in the PAC Theater 
  • Sat, Oct. 5: 12th Grade College Application and Essay Workshop, 8:30 am-12 pm in Yarnall Science Center
  • Sat, Oct. 5: 12th Grade Parent Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Workshop, 8:30 am-12 pm in Yarnall Library

Click here to read more about each event...

Read More about US College Counseling Fall Happenings
Spirit Week - US Volleyball Battle of the Classes

Spirit Week 2019 - don’t miss it!

  • Monday 9/23: Fave Day
  • Tuesday 9/24: Pajama Day 
  • Wednesday 9/25: Babies vs. Elders Day
  • Thursday 9/26: Grade Colors and Volleyball Game
    • Freshmen: Orange
    • Sophomores: Purple
    • Juniors: Red
    • Seniors: Black
  • Friday 9/27: Green & Gold Day
  • Saturday 9/28: Spirit Day/Homecoming Dance 

Read full article here...

Read More about 2019 Spirit Week
Conservation Discovery Day

Any interested 8th-12th grade students are welcome to sign up to join Alice and John for Conservation Discovery Day at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Luray, VA. This is a first come, first served all day field trip on Saturday, Oct 5, leaving school at 7:30 am and returning around 5:30 pm. It's a great chance to explore the wide range of science careers available in Wildlife Management and Conservation. Find out more...

Read More about Oct. 5: Conservation Discovery Day – Science Enrichment Opportunity
US Italian Student Exchange

ICYMI: An email was recently sent out to families of 10th-12th grade students this week to announce the Italy Exchange program. If you are interested in hosting an Italian student or two from Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 26th, or you are interested in participating in the exchange to Italy from Thursday November 21st to Saturday the 30th, please fill out this Google form. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sunshine Klein.

Read More about Italian Student Exchange Program - Host a Student!

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