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.
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!
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!
MLK Jr. Day
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.
"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."
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!
Designate SSFS as your charity at AmazonSmile and the PA will receive a percentage of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases! Start by logging in with your existing Amazon account to smile.amazon.com. Select Sandy Spring Friends School as your designated charity, and you're done! Going forward, just remember to enter Amazon through smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and a percentage of your purchases will support the Parents Association.
You can earn cash for the Parents Association when you use your Giant card. Only new supporters must register their cards with the School's ID number. If you are a new supporter (or can't remember if you've already registered your Giant card!) click here to link your card to SSFS. The School's ID number for Giant is 40354.