SFFS Blog

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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Parents Association, Quaker Values

SFFS families lean in to their values at the Women's March and beyond

Thursday, January 26, 2017
by Soyeon Davis and Deanne Travis, on behalf of the Equity & Inclusion CommitteeThank you to the over 200 members of our SFFS community who joined the global Women’s March on January 21, 2017, a historic day in standing together for human rights, civil liberties and social justice.  Despite the wet, cold, windy...
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Parents Association

Thank you for your Teacher Staff Appreciation Gift

Thursday, January 19, 2017
by Lindsey Fitzgibbons and Runi Krishnamurty, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee co-clerks Friends, 

 This year, you continued to show gratitude and appreciation of SFFS teachers and staff through the Teacher Staff Appreciation Committee’s program of charitable giving. Thanks to you, Each One ...
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Events, Lower School, middle school, Quaker Values

How you can be a part of our Let Your Life Speak Symposium

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
by Guybe Slangen, Beth Pollack, and Rich Oberman  A few years ago, our school launched an effort called the “Let Your Life Speak Symposium.” This was an opportunity for all members of our community to write letters about issues we all care about, empowering us to send them to people we want to nudge, convince,...
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Head of School, Professional Development

SFFS Faculty & Staff recommended reading

Thursday, January 12, 2017
by Mike Hanas, Head of SchoolOnce Kyle and Matt had started on their way back to NYC and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively, I turned much of my free attention to a trusty tool for managing missing my children: books. At the top of my piles—I suspect I'm not the only one who likes to keep more than one pile operational at home—...
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Events

Your summer plans start now

Saturday, January 07, 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 that attending some of the fairs coming up next month. We will...
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