Parent Association

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Parent Association at Friends Select

All parents of Friends Select students are members of the Parent Association (PA). Its mission is to support Friends Select School as a learning community rooted in Quaker values.

Led by a PA board and several committees, members of the PA work with the school administration to achieve the following goals:

  • Serve as a communications link between the school and families, particularly through PA class representatives.
  • Facilitate parent financial and volunteer support to the school.
  • Provide opportunities for FSS families to engage in service activities.
  • Create opportunities for parent education through lectures, speakers and discussion sessions.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to meet socially.

Sign in to the Parent Portal to learn more, get involved, and/or contact the PA leadership.

PA Affinity Groups:

Jewish Family and Friends Group

Statement of Purpose:
To support Friends Select’s environment of inclusiveness, understanding, acceptance, and respect, the Jewish Families and Friends group seeks to build community among families with Jewish students, bring a Jewish perspective to the larger school community, and inform the community about Jewish customs and traditions. The group will provide support for community members in responding to local and national events of anti-Semitism, as well as support for Jewish families that are new to the school community. (DRAFT: April 4, 2019)

Learning with Differences Parent Affinity Group

Statement of Purpose:
Learning differences and the conditions that surround them are estimated to affect 20% of the general population. Beyond the academic challenges caused by learning differently, this community lives with its own unique social, educational, and emotional experiences. Learning differences and their accompanying challenges affect how individuals in this community see themselves, and how the school and community see them. FSS child-centered philosophy and Quaker values are a natural fit to support and lift up this population. (See Goals.)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Family and Friends Group

Statement of Purpose:
The Friends Select School community consists of individuals from varied backgrounds, family structures, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Family and Friends group is committed to assisting the school, through social events and service projects, in creating and maintaining a community of inclusiveness, understanding, acceptance, and respect that embraces and celebrates the diverse sexual orientation and gender identities within the school community.

Multicultural Family and Friends (MCF2) Group

Statement of Purpose:
The Friends Select School community consists of individuals from various racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, and other backgrounds. To support Friends Select’s environment of inclusiveness, understanding, acceptance, and respect, the Multicultural Family and Friends group is committed to sustaining an ongoing relationship with all stakeholders in our school to further create and maintain a multicultural community that embraces and celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity unique to each of its individual members.

Contact Us

Molly Mullahy

Director of Parent Programs


Annual PA Events

  • Fall Farm Share
  • LS Family Day at Linvilla Orchard
  • Philabundance Food Drive
  • PA Book Fair
  • MLK Day of Service
  • PA Auction
  • Spring Farm Share
  • Fac/Staff Appreciation Breakfast