Lower School Bulletin

Lower School Bulletin 11/12

Happening Now:

Directors' Coffee on Gender Education:

Friday, Nov. 16 from 8:15-9:00 in the STEAM Library

Lower school is beginning to implement a new gender education curriculum. Join us in a conversation about gender, gender stereotypes, and steps all of us can take to create a more gender inclusive environment for our children.


  • Lego League Jr. season has commenced.   Is your child interested in participating in LEGO League, Jr. this year? Are you interested in coaching? Want to know what LEGO League, Jr. is all about? To find information about LEGO League, Jr., click here!

  • If you could not attend the information session, please don't hesitate to reach out to Tr. Allison (allisonf@friends-select.org) or parent leader/coach Rebecca Zameska (rebecca.beckie@gmail.com).

Important Calendar Change--Winter Concerts!

This year we are shifting the format of the lower school concerts.  The December concerts will be choral concerts for grades 1 through 4.  There will be two concerts, on Thursday, December 13th at 9:00 am and Friday, December 14th at 9:00 am.  Families can choose to attend whichever concert is more convenient (but please attend one, not both, so we can have enough seating for everyone).

Third and fourth grade families, you should also put February 1st at 2:00 pm on your calendars for the winter music ensemble concert!

Looking Ahead:

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 21, Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23

School Closed

Vacation Care Open on 11/21 Only. Sign up here.

Book Fair

December 7 - 13, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm & December 14 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Winter Break

Thursday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 2 (Teacher Inservice Day)

No Classes

Vacation Care schedule during Winter Break:

December 20 (7:30 am - 6:00 pm)

December 21 (7:30 am - 6:00 pm)

December 24, December 25, and December 26 - CLOSED

December 27 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

December 28 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

December 31 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

January 1st - CLOSED

January 2 (7:30 am - 6:00 pm)

Check back for sign up sheets and trip schedule.

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If you have questions about: Person: Contact Information

Overall education and school programs

Dave Younkin
Lower School Director

215.561.5900, ext. 3115

General questions about the Lower School, transcript requests, attendance, dismissal, lost & found

Susan Hagner
LS Administrative Assistant

215.591.5900, ext. 3116

Classroom related questions: birthday circles, class trips, grade level events, your child’s academic performance and wellbeing, concerns

Classroom teacher

School-wide events and exciting news

FSS Social Media

LS Twitter

LS Happenings

Classroom Teacher
LS Bulletin

Bulletin, sent every Thursday

Family Meetings - scheduling

Susan Hagner
LS Administrative Assistant

215.591.5900, ext. 3116

Dates of LS Events

LS Parent Calendar

LS Parent Portal

Details of LS Events

Classroom teacher

Susan Hagner
LS Administrative Assistant

Weekly newsletters

Tutoring & Learning Accommodations

Angela Marks
LS Learning Specialist


215.561.5900, ext. 3137

Transportation: private or public busing, carline

Susan Hagner

LS Administrative Assistant


215.591.5900, ext. 3116

Health Issues, questions about medication

Kelly Papianou
School Nurse


215.561.5900, ext. 3114


Amy Segel

Assistant Lower School Director and LS Math Enrichment Specialist


215.561.5900, ext. 3150

After School Program: Vacation Care, Fun Week, Chess Club, Tech Club, Swim Lessons, Girls on the Run, etc.

Joe Hardy
Director of Continuing Programs

Pam McCabe
Associate Director of Continuing Programs


215.561.5900, ext. 3143

215.561.5900, ext. 3143
After School - ext. 3148

Billing & Tuition Questions

Pat Liczbinski
Business Office


215.561.5900, ext. 3110

Summer Camp

Future Stars Camps


Parent Association

Molly Mullahy

Director of Parent Programs


215.561.5900, ext. 3139

FSS School Store

Max Budnick


Front Desk

215.561.5900, ext 0

Dining Services

Evan Jacobsen

Food Service Director


215.561.5900, ext. 3146

Instrumental Music Lessons

Heather Fortune