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Welcome to the FSS Parent Portal! Here is your one-stop-shop for all things Friends Select parent-related including forms and documents, lunch menu, school news and announcements, and upcoming Parent Association events. Please note: this is public-facing and eventually will go private. Stay tuned.

Welcome Parents

School News

Show Some Love

The P.A. will invite all faculty and staff members to the auction free of charge. Your purchase of "Tickets for Teachers" will support us in this effort, treat a teacher to a great night, and is tax deductible. Win win win!

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weekly lunch menu


School Events

Athletic Events

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Scrimmage

Lower School

Lower School Weekly Bulletin

Dreambox Click here for more information
Please click here for information about Dreambox, our new online math program for kindergarten through fourth grade. If you haven't already, please log your child onto his/her account.

LS Sports Clinic - Grades 3 & 4 Thursday, February 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

Grade 1 Assembly Friday, February 24th, 2:00 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, March 22nd & Thursday, March 23rd
Please click here to sign up

LEGO League Expo
On Saturday, April 22nd at FSS from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., you are invited to join our Lower School LEGO teams as they display and explain their projects. Please note: you do not need to have a child in the LEGO League to attend. Just come check it out. Maybe your child will join us next year.

FSS After School Program

Lower School Calendar

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Middle School

Middle School Weekly Bulletin

Grade 8 US Curriculum Night
Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the theatre
8th Grade Parents should join Chris Singler, Upper School Director, and Abbi Smith, Upper School Dean of Academics, as they give an overview of the upper school curriculum. Click here for more information.

8th Grade NAEP Test Yesterday
Thank you for your participation in the NAEP, the Nation's Report Card. Our students say the test was fairly easy, and those who took the assessment on computer came away with a set of earbuds in a cute bag. This is not a test we will participate in annually. Look for the 2017 data when it is released in 2018.

New 5th Grade Newsletter
Parents can expect to see a new biweekly newsletter coming out of the 5th grade classrooms. We look forward to your comments and feedback.

Middle School Calendar

Middle School Athletics

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Forms and Documents

Re-enrollment Forms for 2017-2018

For further information and to view forms by division: Required Enrollment Forms by Division
Application After School Program
Application for Vacation Care Program
Application for Bus/Transpass Service
Enrollment Form (contact Ellen Gershman in Admission to receive your child's personalized form)


Upper School Course Offerings

2016-2017
2017-2018

Required Forms for 2016-2017

(New and Current Students)

To view forms by division, click on this link: Required Forms by Division

Dental Form (New, rising 3rd and 7th graders)
Emergency Medical Form (contact Ellen Gershman in Admission to receive your child's personalized form)
Medical Administration Permission Form (if applicable)
Physician's Form
Handbook and Technology Signature Form
PIAA Medical Form (required for athletics, rising 5th-12th graders only)
Act 195 Information and Signature Form
LS Dismissal Plan - Word version; pdf version
LS Permission Slip

School Handbooks

Lower School
Middle School
Upper School
Handbook and Technology Signature Form (sign after reading applicable handbook)

Upper School Information

BYOD Program
MBS Bookstore


Middle School Information

Supply List
MBS Bookstore
BYOD Program

Key Dates Calendar

2016-2017 School Year
2017-2018 School Year


Parent Association

PA News and Announcements

Show Some Love

The P.A. will invite all faculty and staff members to the auction free of charge. Your purchase of "Tickets for Teachers" will support us in this effort, treat a teacher to a great night, and is tax deductible. Win win win!

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Meet the PA Board 2016-2017

PA Co-Presidents 2016-2017: Andy Abramowitz & Elizabeth Feeney

The Nominating Committee of the Parent Association has engaged a committed group of FSS Parents to lead the Parent Association for the 2016-2017 school year.

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PA Events

Upper School

Upper School Weekly Bulletin


Upper School Director Notes

Course Selection: Course Selection for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on Tuesday, February 7th. Students will be given course offering booklets, and will meet with advisors to help choose the best course of study for next year. Course selection forms are due by Thursday, February 23rd. Please take time to discuss options with your student, and direct questions to their advisor.

Soph Hop: Thursday, February 16th, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Power Plant Production (click for more information).

Mid-winter break: Friday, February 17th - Monday, February, February 20th. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

US Athletic Awards: Please join us on Friday, February 24th in the dining hall for light snacks and beverages at 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. as we celebrate our upper school winter sports teams. Everyone is welcome as it is a relaxed setting to support our athletes as they are recognized for their hard work this winter.

Upper School Music: All FSS families are welcome to join us at World Café Live on Wednesday, March 8th at 6 p.m. (free admission), for a concert featuring our upper school musicians! Come for dinner and enjoy performances by the choir, percussion ensemble, and guitarkestra, as well as solo performances of orginal music by FSS student singer-songwriters. Works by Tchaikovsky and West African drumming music, alongside the music of Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Simon and Garfunkel, and a tribute to Prince.


MBS Bookstore


Upper School Calendar

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Upper School Athletics

All Day
1st Manny Flick
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vs.
Calvary Christian Academy
Home
Scrimmage

US Resources

FSS Newsletter

December Newsletter Issue

Michael Gary, Head of School
It is difficult facing the truth sometimes. I attended a remarkable week-long professional development workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion several years ago called Diversity Directions.

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Terry Kessel, Middle School Director
It's an exciting time to be a middle school student. Education and brain research are leading the way in offering a curriculum that is even more relevant to the lives of middle school age children.

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Chris Singler, Upper School Director
One of the stereotypes about the teaching of history revolves around the presentation of facts in isolation. "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus...One if by land, two if by sea." And the list goes on.

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Nate' Hall, Diversity Coordinator, Associate Director of College Planning
When I come to work, I am confident that I can bring my entire self to Friends Select. In the short time since the start of the school year, I've witnessed our faculty and staff prioritize that every student, employee, and family member feels welcome, heard and respected.

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