Grandfriends in Gradeschool

Setting a new record for a 29-year tradition at FCS, more than 150 Grandfriends visited the school on Friday. They participated in classes and reflected on their own childhood educational experiences.
"Grandfriends Day" happens the second Friday in April at FCS. Students from every grade invite a special relative or family friend to join them at school. The day includes a presentation from the school music program, hands-on activities in the classrooms, and a luncheon served by the fifth grade for Grandfriends to socialize with each other and Larry Clements, Head of School.

This year, Grandfriends were invited to reflect on their observations at FCS by writing letters to their younger selves, sharing wisdom learned from experiences in elementary and middle school. More than 80 letters were collected. They will be read aloud in classrooms and archived for the FCS community on the online portal.

Read about Grandfriends Day 2015 in the Gazette here.
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.
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