Welcome To The PFS Family Association!

At PFS the grown-ups in our students’ lives are vital members of the PFS community.  As a small school we benefit tremendously from a dynamic community of adults who learn from one another, donate their imagination, energy, time, and expertise to support the students, faculty, and staff.  Throughout the history of PFS, Parental and Other Supportive Adult involvement have been key to the building and continued success of the school. 
Each Family is a member of the Family Association – we are here for you!. There are many ways to get involved and contribute at a level that fits your schedule and interests from joining in a dialogue-based group to volunteering at one-off events to leading a committee.  Volunteering is a great way to meet other grown-ups, to help shape our school environment, and to enjoy being part of this community. We guarantee a good time, peer support, and a few laughs!
 
For more information, please email us at FA@princetonfriends.org.

Family Association Sponsored Events

GET INVOLVED!  WHILE PFS FAMILY ASSOCIATION ORGANIZES AND RUNS EVENTS, WE ALSO EXIST FOR COMMUNITY - COME JOIN US!
Times for Grown-Ups – The Family Association meets once a month, alternating between evening meetings the second Tuesday night at 7PM and Wednesday morning at 8:15AM.  The night meeting is all virtual and the morning meeting is in person and virtual.  All meetings are recorded and can be viewed at your convenience.
The Family Association also Leads Family Driven Efforts around:
Start of School Celebrations: We collaborate with the administration and faculty to provide opportunities for gathering, and community development as the school year opens.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation: In addition to sponsoring two meals and giving holiday gifts, the FA coordinates monthly potluck brunches for the faculty and staff on the first Wednesday of the month, and provides innovative ways to show our appreciation throughout the year. 

Fundraising: Each year the Family Association Commits to raising $20,000 that can be used to fund a specific project agreed upon in conjunction with the school.  We do this through a series of on-going fundraisers including
Frolics are a long-standing tradition at PFS and involve social gatherings and activities for PFS families outside usual school hours. Past examples include a Singing of Holiday Carols Frolic in downtown Princeton, An Evening with Music & Wine at someone’s home or A Let’s Go Fishing Frolic held at a local lake.  We are eager for new ideas and opportunities to learn from and enjoy each other!
Spring Fling! We have traditionally hosted an adult evening of friends, food and beverages. The event features a silent auction with items and opportunities donated by businesses, friends of the school and a range of offerings from families of PFS. Items have included a custom watercolor portrait from a local artist, specialty food made by a PFS family, wine basket, Yoga trial membership, and vacation homes. In the past several years we've reimagined the event to overcome the myriad challenges posed by COVID-19. Visit the Spring Fling website here.
Upcycling: Every November, the FA has traditionally hosted the Gently Used Sale.  It was a time to score great deals on gently used items from clothes to toys to furniture.  Due to COVID we are working on a way to preserve this opportunity to live our Sustainability mandate and raise money for the school. 

HAVE AN IDEA?  We welcome them!  Many of you have children in other schools where other traditions exist for fundraising and community building.

We welcome new ways to support our school, so don’t be shy!

Family Association Events

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