Board of Trustees, Friends of SFFS

Comings and Goings: Board of Trustees Update

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
by Shannon Cogen and Seth Brenzel, co-chairs of the Board of Trustees Every year at this time, we report on comings goings in the San Francisco Friends Board of Trustees–a milestone in a process of stewarding board leadership that often stretches over months or years. In choosing trustees—who typically serve six years (two...
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Teaching & Learning, Technology

Updates and Tech Tips from the Technology Committee

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Dear parents, We want to share some of the work around technology at San Francisco Friends School. Our newly formed technology committee has been tasked with helping SFFS continue to adopt a measured approach to rolling out new technology and to be attentive to the usage of the tech we already have. The committee’s hope is...
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Events, Lower School

What to expect at this year's Lower School Portfolio Day

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
by Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head Mark your calendars early this year for the Lower School Portfolio Celebrations on Friday, June 9th, 2017 (detail schedule below). Lower School parents (not extended family), join your children here at school so that they can share selected portfolio work with you in a community...
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Lower School

More staff news: Hilary Palanza will attend UC Berkeley this summer

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
by Guybe Slangen, Director of Community Engagement Hilary Palanza, our fearless K-8 dance teacher, has decided to go back to school part time to get a master's degree in public affairs this summer at the University of California, Berkeley. “I am so grateful to the Friend’s School for cheering me on in this next adventure...
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Lower School, middle school

Staffing News - New faces at SFFS

Thursday, April 27, 2017
by Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head; Andrew Salverda, Middle School Head; and Tracie Mastronicola, Academic DeanAs we begin the season of lifting up the comings and goings of our staff and faculty, we hope you will embrace our spirit of growth and community. We encourage you to help us in welcoming in full force the new...
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Lower School, middle school

Staffing News - saying goodbye at SFFS

Thursday, April 20, 2017
by Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head; Andrew Salverda, Middle School Head; and Marina Vendrell; Extended Day and A3 Director Each 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...
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Arts, Lower School, middle school

Arts @SFFS: What's Up When and Where?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
by the Arts Team Spring VISUAL ARTS MAP (What is on exhibit where) First Floor: K-2 Gallery (outside 1st grade classrooms) 1st grade Tidepool Explorations On wire going to garage: 2nd grade Silent Bells: and intuitive response to the election Framed work in lobby space:2nd grade versions of Brain Rules Second Floor...
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Events, middle school, Student Voices

A little background on the “Salvage” part of Swap, Snuggle, Salvage

Thursday, March 30, 2017
by the 6th grade Service Action Committee: Jane, Hanna, Evan, Tobin, Andrés, Sonia, and Stella This year, the 6th Grade has been studying waste. We are learning about all different types, like plastics, electronics, and food. We also learned about different ways we can help. The 6th Grade was divided into different...
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Events, Parents Association, Teaching & 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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