Sandy Spring Friends School



Parents Association

Our Parents Association provides a unique and vital vehicle for exchanging ideas, supporting one another, and, most importantly, celebrating our amazing student population.

 The SSFS Parents Association (PA)—made up of all parents and gaurdians—is an inclusive, welcoming alignment of individuals with one primary goal: to assist in upholding the singular and extraordinary spirit of Sandy Spring Friends School. The PA accomplishes this goal by planning and hosting a variety of fun community events and recognition luncheons as well as supporting faculty and staff as grade parents, committee members, and volunteers. 

Download a PDF with PA Welcome and 2019-2020 Calendar of Events

PA Clerks

Kelly Rush
Co-Clerk, Parents Association

Saundra Prather
Co-Clerk, Parents Association

Annual All-School Events

Students and parent posing for photo during Parents Association Friends Day event

Friends Day


The Parents Association hosts a fun-filled day for all SSFS parents and students to gather on the SSFS campus to enjoy live music, meet new friends, enjoy good food, and have fun!

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Parents Association Dad's Diner chefs, posed photo



FriendsFest is our signature autumnal event featuring an  Artisan Market, Dad's Diner, WildeFest (a fun activity space for young kids to enjoy), a Pie Eating Contest, and more! 

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Mother and daughter at MLK Jr. Day Service Parents Association  event

MLK Jr. Day 

January 20

Every year, SSFS families and friends gather together on campus to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a full-day of service and fellowship.

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SSFS Community members pose for a photo at the SSFS Parents Association annual auction.

SSFS Auction


Open to the public, the Sandy Spring Friends School Parents Association annual auction for financial aid is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year. 

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Parents Association Calendar

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"SSFS has not only brought our daughter a sense of belonging and community, but through my volunteering efforts at PA events, SSFS has turned out to be a community our entire family enjoys together."
MS Parent


Shopping Rewards and Affinity Programs

Support the PA when you shop! Does it sometimes feel like you visit Amazon and the grocery store every day? Did you know that every one of those visits can support the SSFS Parents Association? It's true! Each time you make a purchase at one of the stores below, SSFS will receive a percentage back—at no additional cost to you!