Lower School Bulletin

Lower School Bulletin 5/20


LS Picnic - Family RSVP (K - 4th) - Allens Lane Art Center
Tuesday, June 4th
Wednesday, June 5th (Rain Date)
If you and your family are planning to attend the LS Picnic on June 4th, please fill out the response form so we can have an accurate headcount.  Students in K - 4th grade are already accounted for so please do not add them to your count.  For additional information, please read the attached letter.

Please note that we have arranged transportation for the students to and from the picnic. The students will leave and return to FSS. If there are any changes to this please notify the student’s teacher as soon as possible.

Pre-K will be having a funday at FSS.

New Option in ASP
ASP would like to announce that we will be hosting FSS 12th grade student Geno Ensler as our new “dance program” intern. Geno will run a “Hip Hop Dance Workshop” for ASP students from Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, June 5 during regular after school program hours. The workshop will be held in the dance studio and is open to all Pk – grade 5 students and will culminate with a short performance (TBA). Geno will be working under the direct supervision of ASP Teachers Cal Heavey and Mya Flood. This workshop will be offered as one of our daily options.

LS Sports Clinic for Gr. 3/4
Tuesday, May 21st, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
The 3rd and 4th graders may choose to attend baseball, softball, or tennis. If they choose tennis, they should bring a racquet for the clinic. Baseball and softball do NOT need to bring any equipment, we will have everything that they need. They will learn from our MS and varsity coaches as well as some of the current players. This is a great introduction for them into MS sports at Friend Select. If you have any questions, please email Bill Klose.

Author Visit - 3rd/4th/5th grade
Wednesday, May 22nd

Pura Belpre Honor Author Xelena Gonzalez will be visiting 4th & 5th grade for writing workshops, and will be speaking to 3rd grade about being a Latinx author, and her experiences as a writer. She will be reading from her book "All Around Us" which has been used throughout the year in Lower School MFW prep.

Message from the LS STEAM Library
- the last day to check out books is Friday, May 24th.  All books must be returned by Monday, June 3rd.

Meet the Authors (Gym/Classrooms)
Friday, May 24th 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Celebrate our writing program and listen to your favorite lower school authors read their writing. We will gather in the gym at 8:15 a.m. for light refreshments and then head into the classrooms at 8:30 a.m. for a celebration of some of the writing your child has done this year.

Fun Week - Full
Monday, June 10th to Friday, June 14th
To place your child on the waiting list, contact Tr. Pam.  


Meeting For Worship - 4th Grade Farewell
Wednesday, May 29th 10:40 am - 11:10 am
Fourth grade parents are invited to join us in the meetinghouse as we honor our fourth grade students by having them sit on the facing bench for one of their last Meetings for Worship with our lower school community.

LS Closing Ceremonies (Gym)
Friday, June 7th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lower School Calendar

All School Athletic Events


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