Welcome FCS parents! Below, you'll find important documents, links, news, and updates for current parents.

The Home & School Association (HSA)

The Home and School Association is the organized body of Friends' Central parents and guardians. The personal investment of mothers and fathers in their children's education is an integral part of the School's philosophy, and by encouraging parental involvement, Friends' Central accomplishes its goal of establishing a partnership between the School, the student, and the family.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Andrea Nuneviller in the Home and School Office at 610.645.5040 or anuneviller@friendscentral.org.

 

Lower School

Dr. Ken Ginsburg, January 17, 7pmCome join us on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm in Shallcross Hall for our All-School Parent speaker Ken Ginsburg as you talks about children and resiliency.  Pre-registration for FCS parents in JTF. 

Grade 4 and 5 Spirit Night January 18

LS MLK Day of Service January 21 9:30am-noon benefiting Families Forward of PhiladelphiaParent OneFCS Meeting, January 30, 7pmThis meeting is a chance to hear about all the exciting things happening at FCS across the three divisions.  Please join us!

Eldernet Thank You!

Thank you so much for bringing the Thanksgiving spirit to so many of our housebound elderly community members.  It was truly a full FCS effort with those of you that brought the boxes for donations, monitored what was given, and even delivered the boxes.  Some of you wrote multiple emails to your classes and even offered to help with not only your own child’s class, but other classes as well.

The HSA LS Service committee is honored to be coordinating this effort for the school and it was such a reflection of the generosity and can-do spirit of our families to pull together such a wonderful giving.  Thank you for all your help, support, and donations.

 

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First Day of School 2018

HSA Publications

Upper School

Dr. Ken Ginsburg, January 17, 7pmCome join us on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm in Shallcross Hall for our All-School Parent speaker Ken Ginsburg as you talks about children and resiliency.  Pre-registration for FCS parents in JTF. 

US MLK Day of Service January 21, 9am-noonThe Home and School association service committee invites Parents and students to volunteer at Overbrook Presbyterian Church to help with their MLK Day of Service activities. The program, which will take place from 9-12, will start with a litany in remembrance of Dr. King and then volunteers will make soup and meals for the elderly and health kits for the needy, among other things. 
 Parent OneFCS Meeting, January 30, 7pmThis meeting is a chance to hear about all the exciting things happening at FCS across the three divisions.  Please join us!

Holiday Cheer!

Thank you to our very generous community who donated (30) $25 gift cards, covered the cost of transportation to and from FCS, donated travel-size items, candy canes, cookies, paper goods and more…all in an effort to brighten the holidays for 24 teens, 3 parents, and 5 staff members from Families Forward Philadelphia, a shelter organization that helps keep families together as they transition out of homelessness. Sponsored by the HSA MS/US Service Committee, our guests came to FCS on Wednesday and joined FCS students and parents in a MakerSpace project, a Varsity Boys’ basketball practice, or a Hip-Hop Workshop. Holiday Cheer culminated in food, drink, and stocking stuffing. Each teen took home a stocking stuffed with donated toiletries and a $25 gift card for the holidays.  Thank you to our parent, student, and staff volunteers, click here for a special message. To see photos from the event, click here.  A special thank you to Wendy Frame , HSA co-president, who organized and plans every detail of Holiday Cheer!

Middle School

Dr. Ken Ginsburg, January 17, 7pmCome join us on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm in Shallcross Hall for our All-School Parent speaker Ken Ginsburg as you talks about children and resiliency.  Pre-registration for FCS parents in JTF. 

MS MLK Day of Service, January 21, 10-noonThe Home and School Association MS Service Committee welcomes all MS parent and student volunteers on MLK Day to make and pack lunches for the Bethesda Project, a shelter for the chronically homeless. After a brief MLK day presentation and a presentation from Bethesda Project families will be making sandwiches and assembling packed lunches. We are also collecting full-sized toiletries and socks to be bagged and delivered to the shelter sites.  

 Parent OneFCS Meeting, January 30, 7pmThis meeting is a chance to hear about all the exciting things happening at FCS across the three divisions.  Please join us!

Holiday Cheer Thank you!

Thank you to our very generous community who donated (30) $25 gift cards, covered the cost of transportation to and from FCS, donated travel-size items, candy canes, cookies, paper goods and more…all in an effort to brighten the holidays for 24 teens, 3 parents, and 5 staff members from Families Forward Philadelphia, a shelter organization that helps keep families together as they transition out of homelessness. Sponsored by the HSA MS/US Service Committee, our guests came to FCS on Wednesday and joined FCS students and parents in a MakerSpace project, a Varsity Boys’ basketball practice, or a Hip-Hop Workshop. Holiday Cheer culminated in food, drink, and stocking stuffing. Each teen took home a stocking stuffed with donated toiletries and a $25 gift card for the holidays.  Thank you to our parent, student, and staff volunteers, click here for a special message. To see photos from the event, click here.  A special thank you to Wendy Frame , HSA co-president, who organized and plans every detail of Holiday Cheer!

 

Home and School Association Parent Gatherings

HSA Parent Gatherings - Thank you to all Home and School parent reps and hosts! 
Over the course of the fall, HSA parent reps organized and planned their grade-level parent gatherings to welcome new families and connect with familiar faces. We had a gathering to decorate the Haunted House, a gathering with make your own poke bowls, many lovely gatherings in the OPA room, and one in the new Phoenix Room. Thanks to all the reps for their hard work, and thank you to all the parents who opened their homes to us!

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