It is such a pleasure to welcome everyone back to school. It is wonderful to see the hallways full of children and brimming with energy and excitement. We are looking forward to an amazing year.

Here are some key dates for the upcoming weeks:

First Day of School Welcome and Meeting for Worship
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9:30-10:15am: All School Meeting for Worship in the gym
10:15-11:00am: Coffee for guests in the library

Please join us for a brief welcome and Meeting for Worship as we begin a new school year preparing children to embrace life, learning and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity. All families, alumni, and school committee members are welcome. Following Meeting for Worship, guests are invited to join us for coffee in the library (students go to their classrooms).

No need to RSVP–just come!

Save the Dates! – Head of School Finalist Visits

Earlier in August, FSM’s Head of School Search Committee interviewed eight highly-qualified semi-finalist candidates.

We have chosen three strong finalists and look forward to their visits early this fall.

Candidates will spend two full days at our school, getting to know us, meeting with members of our community and sharing their vision and background with us during an evening presentation with Q&A. These visits are opportunities for us to get to know the candidates and to present our school to them, too. The community is encouraged to attend all three evening meetings to get to know each candidate, and to provide feedback.

We will not be releasing the names of any of the finalists until just prior to the candidates’ visits, out of respect for the confidentiality of their candidacies. Soon, we’ll share more information about their visits, opportunities for your feedback, and our committee’s process.  Meanwhile, we want you to know these dates, so you can plan to attend!

Events to Help You Get to Know the Finalists

Evening Community Forum

Finalist 1: Monday, September 11 – 7-8:00pm
Finalist 2: Thursday, September 14 – 7-8:00pm
Finalist 3: Monday, September 18 – 7-8:00pm

Location:  FSM gym.

Meet and Greets

Current parents, alumni parents and others in the FSM community are invited to meet with the finalists at these times. Staff will have other opportunities to interact with the finalists during their visits.
Finalist 1:

Monday, September 11 – 8:15am-9am; 4pm-4:45pm
Tuesday, September 12 – 3:40pm-4:30pm
Finalist 2:

Thursday, September 14 – 8:15am-9am; 4pm-4:45pm
Friday, September 15 – 3:40pm-4:30pm
Finalist 3:

Monday, September 18 – 8:15am-9 am; 4pm-4:45pm
Tuesday, September 19 3:40pm-4:30pm
Location:  To be announced

Childcare for These Events
If you would like to attend an evening community forum or a meet and greet and you need childcare, please sign up in the front office. Please sign up by end of day September 7.

Questions? Email headsearch@fsmn.org