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Welcome FCS parents! This is your "go to" page page for easy access to information that parents find useful.  The Home and School Association (HSA) is the School's volunteer parent/guardian organization.  The HSA is responsible for maintaining this page.  We hope you will make it a "Favorite" or a "Bookmark."

Grade 3 Virtual Parent Gathering - Tuesday, September 29 at 8pm 

Save the Date PSOC Fall Meeting - Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm

Save the Date All Parent OneFCS Meeting - Thursday, October 9 at 7pm

Lower & Middle School First Day 2020

A Day In The Life of MS!

Division Updates and Letters

Please see below for updates and information for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the office of your child's division or email the Communications Office at communications@friendscentral.org. 

Parents of Students of Color or PSOC

New To FCS!

Welcome to FCS!

We are so excited you are joining us this year. We understand that you may have questions or would like to connect with other parents in your grade. Please feel free to reach out to anyone at Home and School.  More specifically, your division co-chairs are parent volunteers who are happy to help you as you transition to FCS.

HSA believes that parents and guardians are essential for the development and success of our students. If you have any questions or would like to contact one of our division co-chairs please email Andrea Nuneviller, HSA Coordinator, at anuneviller@friendscentral.org.

 

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Quick Clicks!

From the Home and School Association Co-Clerks

Welcome!

The Home & School Association is a vibrant and vital part of the Friends’ Central School community. The HSA links home and school by engaging our diverse and accomplished parent/guardian community in support of HSA events.

Parents and guardians become a part of the HSA upon enrollment and may serve in a variety of ways; as a Co-Clerk, Division Co-Chair or Parent Representative of the Executive Committee, or as a volunteer for a Service, grade specific or all-school event. There should be an opportunity to fit every schedule!

Events sponsored or supported by the Home & School Association include; Parent Gatherings, the Middle and Upper School Book Fairs, the Lower School Pumpkin Fair, Principal Coffees, Curriculum Nights, MLK Day of Service, Movie Nights, Spirit Night and Faculty Appreciation celebrations...just to name a few.

As Co-clerks of the Home & School Association, we believe that Friends’ Central parents and guardians are essential for the development and success of our students. With the support of family and Friends’ our children and our community are made stronger. We know your time is valuable and we value any time you have to give!

Thank you,

Christine Giordano and Meg Wuisinch
Co-Clerks of the Home & School Association

By Division

Lower School

Can my family carpool with another family?We ask that families coordinate within pods for carpooling and after-school pick-up. For the safest transportation, mask wearing, windows being kept open, and hand sanitizing should happen during car rides.

Reminder from the School Nurses:
Labeled water bottles and extra well-fitted masks are needed for each student. Also, students should not bring sprays for insect repellent or sunscreen - lotion or wipes only.

Middle School

Middle School Athletics Kick-off this Week!
Coaches’ Highlights

  • "The Cross Country runners are happy to be back on the track and getting in shape while enjoying the beautiful running weather." -Michelle Crowley and Ryan Tozer
  • "The Field Hockey team had a blast this week learning the basic stickwork, shooting on goal and engaging in some friendly competition, doing relay races physically distant." -Lisa and Bobby Mansure
  • "The Soccer team is learning the basics and skill development has improved from doing the drills consistently." -Padraig Barry, Jebb Chagan, Rae Esformes-Bloom, Francis Obeng, and Phil Annas
  • "Tennis has gotten right back into the swing of things and working on their game, developing their skills, and having fun as a team!" -Howie Serota, Phil Annas, and Patty Zaradic

Upper School

Add/Drop Period: Students may add courses until Friday, September 25. Students may drop courses without them appearing on their transcripts until Friday, October 16. Class change requests can only be possible if there is space available within the class, and in some cases permission of the relevant teacher may be necessary. Your requested class change will not be made until an email is received from a parent/guardian providing written approval (email Heather Tomes, MS/US School Counselor at htomes@friendscentral.org).

Important College Counseling Announcements/Dates:

  • Juniors are invited to take the PSAT on Saturday, Oct. 17 on campus in the Fannie Cox Center.
  • Sophomores are invited to take a free, full length, virtual practice PSAT test at home with online proctors over a secure Zoom link on Saturday, Oct. 17. The optional test starts at 9 am and ends at 12:30 pm. Register here.
  • Sophomores and juniors are invited to participate in a free, full-length, virtual practice ACT test on Saturday, Oct. 24. Students will take the optional test over a secure Zoom link at home with online proctors. The test starts at 9 am and ends at 12:30 pm. Register here.

Want to Order a Yearbook?
Buy now and get a 10% discount until Sept. 30 (regular price is $52.50)! To order the yearbook:
Step 1) please use this link: www.treering.com/validate
Step 2) Enter your school’s passcode: 1015314119264587

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Heather Tomes at htomes@friendscentral.org.