When Nick was in Kindergarten so many years ago, he would lay his head on his meeting partner’s shoulder during Meeting for Worship, and that very cool and caring 8th grader would put his arm around Nick. Eight years later, Nick as an 8th grader greeted his Kindergarten meeting partner with hugs and high fives. Nick looked forward to reading together each week, arm around his partner. It melted my heart.
I have reflected a lot on what I value most about Nick’s years at FCS. As much as (or maybe more than) intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and commitment to doing one’s best, I value the kindness and empathy deeply ingrained in him. I see the same qualities in his younger sister, a different person in other ways, just as FCS nurtures these qualities in all our children. Whether through a meeting partner, teacher or advisor, our children are learning kindness and empathy as well as other important human qualities alongside academics.
The school asks each family to contribute to FCS as a giving priority. Gifts from grandparents, alumni families, and others help the school thrive and grow.
We have 2 great opportunities to make an outsized impact on the school with our gifts, thanks to 2 anonymous donors:
-- an extra $5,000 if we can raise $50,000 by Dec 31;
-- and extra $10,000 if we can raise the full $100,000 goal by March 31.
Gifts and pledges to give count toward these goals. Please give or pledge as generously as you can and keep FCS the school we know and love, where every voice is celebrated!
Adrienne Butler, FCS parent