Fundraising at FCS helps keep tuition lower than it would otherwise be and within reach of as many families as possible. Our fundraising events also bring our families and larger community together.
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Events at FCS
FCS holds many events each year with generous volunteer assistance from parents and others. Many events help raise funds that benefit the school; all help build our warm community.
Event Coordinated By To Benefit
Fall Fair Parent Ass'n Parent Ass'n
Plant Sale Parent Ass'n Parent Ass'n
Holiday Gathering Advancement FCS Annual Fund
Grandfriends Day Advancement Community-building Spring Auction Gala Advancement Financial Aid (Blackburn Fund) Fun Run Advancement FCS Annual Fund Neighborhood Gatherings Advancement Community-building
The Spring Auction Gala 2019 was a great success, generating $62,000 for FCS financial aid. The Auction gave parents, alumni, and friends of the school a chance to socialize together while raising funds for a worthy cause--the Blackburn Financial Aid Fund. An adults-only evening, the Auction featured silent and live auction items, dinner, and live music and entertainment. On-site childcare featured “Pajama Movie Night." This year we have a new venue, Crowne Plaza Greenbelt!
To learn more about this year's Auction, click here.
Fall Fair is a beautiful event and always a great success!
Thanks to everyone who contributes their time and talents to this fun community event: the student-run booths featuring traditional games, a groaning board at the Friends Cafe; the facepainting and mehendi; the toy and book sale; beautiful pumpkins, apples, and more at the seasonal items booth; the mini train on the field; the moon-bounce; FCS T-shirts and mugs; the Diversity Committee booth with handcrafts; the pumpkin drop raffle; the band The Grandsons who play great music for hours; and jewelry and art vendors from our community. All organized by parent volunteers of the Parent Association (PA). Funds raised are directed by the PA to support different areas of the school. Thank you FCS Parent Association!
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School 5901 Westchester Park Drive College Park, Maryland 20740 301-441-2100