Nest on Tap!

This April, we're thrilled to transform the FFS Nest into a vibrant and energetic Beer Garden! Get ready to join us in celebration of our incredible FFS community while raising funds for our students and school. Mark your calendar; this is an event you won't want to miss!


Bring Your Cans to the Musical!

For those who have a ticket for the musical, we are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Concessions will be available at Mary Poppins Jr. for $1 per item, cash only. We will not be selling water bottles, but we will have water refill stations, so bring your own cup! 

We’ll trade you a button for a can! Limited edition Mary Poppins Jr buttons will be available at the concessions stand. Families who bring in a donation for the FFS Community Cupboard can trade a food item for a button.  

Together, we can make a difference… pun intended.


Caregiver/Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thursday, March 21st, from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m., and Friday, March 22nd, from 8:00 to 3:30. You can sign-up for a second grade conference time here! In-person conferences are encouraged. Virtual conferences are available by request. FFS will be closed to students on Friday, March 22nd. Ottercamp information will be shared soon!

Celebrate Leap Day with pretzels! February 29th is Pretzel Day! Pretzels are $1.00 - send your child to school with their money in a marked envelope on Monday, February 26th. Thank you to the FFS Family Association for organizing this for everyone!

FFS Musical - Volunteers are needed! We are seeking volunteers for the day of the performance, March 9th, in a variety of roles that do not prevent you from seeing your student shine on stage! If you are interested in volunteering or learning which opportunities to lend support are available, please fill out our volunteer interest form. Thank you for your support of our program!

You can also check out our Seeking Donation List, which is continually being updated!

Please check your email for a message from Kevin Cox, FFS Operations Manager, about Ottermobile enrollment or interest for the 2024-25 school year. Feel free to contact Kevin with any questions or for additional information at

We are gladly accepting donations for the Community Cupboard. Please bring your non-perishable food donations to the main office. All canned and boxed dry goods (that are not expired) help! Gloves, hats, or other winter wear in good condition also greatly help the community. Thank you!


To ensure your child's place at FFS next year, please be sure to re-enroll by the deadline of January 31st. Contact Sharon Oliver, FFS Admissions Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Spaces are still available for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds on the Main (Orthodox Street) Campus and at Fishtown. Please submit your applications for your young children and help us share the word with your friends.

Caregiver/Teacher Conferences

We are looking forward to sharing information about students' experiences and progress in school at our fall Caregiver/Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 20th from 3:15-8:00pm, and Tuesday, November 21st, starting at 8:00am. You can sign up for a conference here.

Snipes Farm Field Trip

We are very excited for our field trip to Snipes Farm & Education Center on November 14th. If you haven't yet done so, please complete the permission form.

Talent Show 

Submit your video or live act by Monday, November 6th!

We are excited about our annual Talent Show, which will be on Friday, November 17th at 1pm in the gym. All FFS families are welcome to join us for the show. Please bring your own chair to the event.

Students are invited to display their talent through video submissions OR a live act. Please visit the Talent Show Website for more information. Submissions are due on Monday, November 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Tr. Sandra ( and Tr. Stephan (

Indigenous People's Day

School will be closed on Monday, October 9th, for Indigenous People's Day. We'll see you back at school on Tuesday!

All School Pajama Day!

Tuesday, October 31st, will be an All School Pajama Day! All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school for a day of pajama fun. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Become a Volunteer!

Help build community and support your children by participating in life at Frankford Friends School! There are many ways you can support school events, initiatives, and community fun - register to become a volunteer.  Clearances are required for all volunteers who wish to chaperone school events or help in the classroom. Visit:

Spread the word! Open Houses

Fishtown Early Childhood Campus – Open Houses

Come learn more about Frankford Friends' new Preschool for children 2.7 to five years old at our Fishtown location. Register to attend one of our pre-renovation open houses on Sunday, October 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

FFS Main Campus –  Preschool-8th Grade Admissions     Open House

We warmly invite prospective families of children 3 years old through Eighth Grade to visit our campus by registering to attend an Open House on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 


Visit the FFS OtterEmporium to get your school swag today, including FFS PJ pants, camping chairs, water bottles, and more! Also, stay tuned for the opening of our winter shop in the upcoming weeks, where you'll find a wide selection of hoodies, jackets, hats, and other seasonal items for delivery by winter break! 

Grandfriends Day 

Grandfriends Day is coming soon!

We look forward to welcoming our Grandfriends to campus on Friday, October 6th, from 8:30-11:30. Please be sure your Grandfriends have received their invitation and have registered to attend this very special event. If you would like to volunteer to help welcome our special friends to campus or to donate breakfast goods, please sign-up HERE. Contact Kerri Ditro, Coordinator of Development at with any questions.

There will be a noon dismissal for all students on Grandfriends Day, with no Extended Day Program. 

FFS Admissions Open Houses: 

Help Spread the Word!


Check out the OtterEmporium and show your love for FFS! 

More September Announcements...

Indigenous Peoples' Day 

School will be closed on Monday, October 9th, in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. We'll see you back at school on the 10th!

Fall Family Photo Fundraiser 

Elizabeth Reade Photography is offering a special Family Portrait Fundraiser for FFS families on Saturday 10/21 and Sunday 10/22 at Bartram's Garden. Your family photo session will include a fun, friendly and relaxed 20-minute outdoor photo shoot. Elizabeth will take a series of photos including the whole family, individual, and sibling shots as requested. You will receive a secure gallery to view your images, with the option to purchase an affordable digital photo package. Bring the whole family, pets included! FFS will receive 10% of all sales. 

The cost for a family portrait session is $30.00, payable by check to Frankford Friends School or online. You can register for a family photo session here. If you would like to pay for your session online, you can do so here. Checks can be sent to the school in a marked envelope, Attn: Kerri Ditro.

September Announcements