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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

Meet the PA Leadership Board 2017- 18

PA Co-Presidents 2017-2018: Elizabeth Feeney & Aly Kessler

The Nominating Committee of the Parent Association has engaged a committed group of FSS Parents to lead the Parent Association for the 2017-2018 school year.

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The City (School) for Everybody

Chris Singler, Upper School Director
Friends Select strives to use the city as our campus. Teachers do so in many ways across the school, with some institutional relationships having deep historical roots and some newly planted.

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School Events

Athletic Events

Lower School

Lower School Weekly Bulletin


Meet the Authors Friday, May 26th 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Come celebrate our writing program and listen to your favorite lower school author read their writing. We will gather in the gym at 8:15am for light refreshments and then head into the classrooms at 8:30 for a celebration of some of the writing your child has done this year.

Memorial Day Monday, May 29th
School & Vacation Care Closed

LS Picnic Tuesday, June 6th (rain date June 7th)
Please click here to RSVP.

Dreambox Please 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.

FSS After School Program

Lower School Calendar

Middle School

Middle School Weekly Bulletin

Middle School Dance
Friday, May 26th from 6:00-8:00
Begin cleaning up at 7:45 for a prompt 8 pick up from parents. It is $5 to get in (free for Grade 5) or $4 if they bring a canned food item to donate. The 8th graders will be selling snacks and drinks and there is music provided by the 8th graders. 5th Graders staying in after school can order pizza for $5.

Grade 6-8 may have dinner leave with a parent email to desireeh@friends-select.org

Theme Day, Grade 5 & 6
Wednesday, May 31st
We are excited to present the 5th and 6th grade Theme Day on Wednesday, May 31. This culminating event brings together work from Social Studies and the Performing Arts:

  • 9:30 am Parents set up Pot Luck
  • 10:00 am A Taste of Eastern Europe Parent Pot Luck
    5th and 6th Grade Search Museums in 243A and 243B
  • 11:00 am 5th and 6th Grade Spring Concert
    Percussion Ensemble
    Orchestra
    Drama

Grade 6 to Cape May
June 5th & 6th
Please return this health form if you have not already. Consult the email sent to all Grade 6 parents if you have further questions.

Middle School Calendar

Middle School Athletics

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Upper School

Upper School Weekly Bulletin

Director's Notes

Senior Internships: Senior internships are right around the corner (May 22nd to June 8th)! For the next several weeks, FSS seniors will be interning all around the city engaging in all sorts of wonderful experiences--painting murals, drawing up blueprints, analyzing data, observing surgeries, planting gardens, making chocolate, etc. You are cordially invited to attend their internship presentations, June 8th, 1:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a reception beforehand in the library. If you would like to attend these presentations, please reach out to Suzanne Morrison, Senior Internship Coordinator at suzannem@friends-select.org for more information.

Important Senior Events: click here

Senior Families: Baccalaureate - Please remember to RSVP for Baccalaureate by Wednesday, May 31st! Email Juliag@friends-select.org to let her know your senior's name and how many guests will be joining us for the 5:15 p.m. reception prior to the Baccalaureate ceremony on Friday, June 9th.

Senior Class FYI: Graduation Announcements are available from the receptionist of the school. Each senior gets 10 announcements, however there is no limit to the number of guests a senior can invite to graduation. Please pick up announcements from the receptionist.

Upper School Resources:
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MBS Bookstore

Upper School Calendar

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Upper School Athletics

US Resources

Parent Association

PA News and Announcements

Meet the PA Leadership Board 2017- 18

PA Co-Presidents 2017-2018: Elizabeth Feeney & Aly Kessler

The Nominating Committee of the Parent Association has engaged a committed group of FSS Parents to lead the Parent Association for the 2017-2018 school year.

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PA Leadership 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

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)


Required Forms for 2017-2018

(New and Current Students)

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 - available in July
PIAA Medical Form (required for athletics, rising 5th-12th graders only)
Act 195 Information and Signature Form
LS Dismissal Plan - Word version; pdf version - available in June
LS Permission Slip - available in June


Upper School Course Offerings

2017-2018

School Handbooks (2017-2018 books available in July)

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


FSS Newsletter

March Newsletter Issue

Lower School STEAMs Ahead

Tucker Rae-Grant, STEAM Program Director

If a lower school child were to ask me what we do in the STEAM Lab, I would tell them that we take something they learned in one class in order to answer a question in another, identify a problem that we want to solve, try out a lot of things to see what works, and practice appreciating the different skills and interests that everyone brings to a project.

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From Emulate to Apply: Project-Based Learning with a Modern Twist

Terry Kessel, Middle School Director

A number of years ago I attended a workshop entitled Problem-Based Learning at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference. I was already familiar with project-based learning, an approach to interdisciplinary, collaborative, hands on pedagogy that has been an occasional practice in middle schools for decades.

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The City (School) for Everybody

Chris Singler, Upper School Director
Friends Select strives to use the city as our campus. Teachers do so in many ways across the school, with some institutional relationships having deep historical roots and some newly planted.

Read more
School Pride Makes Day of Giving a Major Success

On February 7th and 8th, Friends Select proved to be a community of givers during a 30-hour, school-sponsored Day of Giving event. With 501 donors, surpassing the goal of 200 donors, students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni/ae, alumni/ae parents, and friends, came together to raise nearly $66,000 for the Friends Select Fund.

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