SFFS Blog

Events, Parents Association, Teaching %26 Learning

Developmental Support presents at PA meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
by Meg Kingsland, co-clerk of the Parents Association Earlier this month, the Developmental Support (DS) Team, Frances Dickson & Mitch Neuger, gave a presentation to parents during the Parents Association meeting. By taking us through the DS path of two fictional SFFS students from K-8, we learned about the many ways...
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Community Partnerships, Quaker Values

Partner Profile: Veronica Greene of Valencia Gardens

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
by Guybe Slangen, Director of Community EngagementIn an effort to get to know the people and organizations that are making an impact in our neighborhood and city, we’re launching a new feature called "Partner Profiles". We’ve asked a few questions to folks we work with as a school and who support larger efforts to make the...
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Arts, Events

Continue dance education this summer with LINES Ballet

Thursday, March 09, 2017
by Hilary Palanza, K-8 Dance Teacher/K-2 Drama Teacher"Training in dance is a door into acquiring knowledge about how things work"-Alonzo King After working many years in the Presidio offering afterschool classes, I am honored and excited to be working with Alonzo King LINES Ballet as we combine forces to open up children’...
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Events, Parents Association, Quaker Values

SFFS Immigration Workshop brings legal advice to those in need

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
by Yvonne Neira-Perez, E&I Committee co-chairImmigration has been on many Americans’ minds over the past several months, raising many questions and concerns along with a heightened sense of urgency. To address these issues, the Equity & Inclusion Committee sponsored an immigration workshop this past Saturday to...
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Events

Your summer plans start now

Monday, March 06, 2017
by Guybe Slangen, Director of Community Engagement  While we trudge through our dark and stormy winter, visions of summer loom off in the not-too-distant future. In fact, if you want to secure summer plans for your child(ren), we strongly recommend considering camps offered by our current faculty and attending some of...
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Athletics, middle school, Quaker Values

Sportsmanship, Quaker values, and girls' basketball at SFFS

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sportsmanship is a hot topic at SFFS these days! Just last week, our girls varsity basketball team won the SF Athletic League Basketball Championship for the third year in a row. This was no easy victory, according to Coach Annie Gwynne-Vaughan. The girls were down for most of the game, but they pulled ahead in the fourth...
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Fundraising, Head of School

SFFS's Vision 2020: An update from the Board

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
en español abajoby Seth Brenzel and Shannon Cogen, Clerks of the BoardOn Thursday, February 2, San Francisco Friends School parents, trustees, and faculty and staff members joined Head of School Mike Hanas for a continuing conversation around the school’s strategic pathways. Mike presented a draft of our “Vision 2020,” a...
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Staffing News 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017
by Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head, and Andrew Salverda, Middle School HeadEach year, we receive news that we must say goodbye to some of our beloved staff and faculty. Saying goodbye always reminds us that SFFS is a learning community that encourages a growth mindset in its members, including members of the...
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middle school, Quaker Values

Out of my comfort zone and into the streets: A reflection on the Women's March

Thursday, February 02, 2017
by Hannah Duane, 8th Grade SFFS studentOn Thursday, January 19, I left school early and flew the six hours to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. Not knowing what to expect, I felt awkward about self-dismissing at noon.  I felt an intense need to get out and do something after the...
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Arts, Friends of SFFS

Artist Kimberley D’Adamo's work on display, proceeds to go to FCS

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
by Caren Andrews, K-4 and 7/8th Grade Art Teacher Kimberley D’Adamo’s artwork is currently being exhibited in our Arts@SFFS Gallery. I recommend coming into school and making the trip to the second floor, just next to the elevators, to see her nuanced and lyrical work. I first met Kimberley 30 minutes before we shared a...
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