Fifth Grade in Mexico

March 4th, 2020
Category: News
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Fifth Graders and Leann, Gillian, and Brenda have been having a great time in Mexico! Some of the highlights so far include reuniting with buddies, boating on the Azetec canals in Xochimilco, seeing some of Diego Rivera’s murals, having a sleepover at Casa de los Amigos (a Quaker nonprofit), and climbing temples at Teotihuacan.

The purpose of the Exchange Program is to promote cultural awareness and knowledge. We and our partner school, Colegio Williams, have seen that the children’s experiences give them cross-cultural sensitivity and an interest in working for world peace.

Tuesday Tot Time @PMFS

March 1st, 2020
Category: News

UPDATE: April 2020 Session CANCELLED to protect community health

Third Tuesday Each Month
11am – 12pm

FREE, for children age 0-5

Under the guidance of enthusiastic expert teachers, engage your kids in hands-on playtime and discovery. A different theme and activity each month. Bring a friend or make new ones at Tot Time.

Let us know you can join the fun and creativity: Click here.
Contact us with any questions: info@pmfs1780.org or 610.828.2288.

Fourth Grade Circus Radio Interview!

February 26th, 2020
Category: News

Fourth Grade Teacher Will gave an interview on BEN FM on Saturday all about the Circus. There were clips of Fourth Graders, too. Hear the interview here: https://957benfm.com/episodes/267/

Performances are Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for kids 12 and under, $10.00 for adults. Get ’em before they’re gone!

To pay by card, buy your tickets online here.
To pay by cash or check, fill out this paper form and give it to the Office.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Parking will be limited to the lower campus lot for the Friday performance. Please build in time to park off campus unless you come reeeally early.

For more information: pmfs1780.org/circus

Don Quijote Graphic Novel

February 20th, 2020
Category: News

Sixth Graders are reading a graphic novel version of Don Quijote in Spanish. They were asked to pick a scene and draw a comic of their own.

Cookie Math

February 12th, 2020
Category: News

  Cookie Math

Second Grade used the picture book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins to launch their study of division. In the book, children must figure out how to share a dozen cookies as more and more friends come to the door. Second graders were asked, “How can you divide twenty cookies equally among five friends?”  This fun activity reinforced dividing fair shares, division as repeated subtraction, and the reciprocal nature of division and multiplication. And, of course, there were cookies to share!

First Grade Explores the City

February 5th, 2020
Category: News

First Grade was so excited to take a train to Center City. They had a great time exploring the city (walking over 2 miles!), seeing a production of The Snow Queen at the Arden Theater, and having lunch at the Bourse. They saw murals and mosaics, counted bricks, compared buildings, saw homeless people and buskers, and got a LOT of exercise in the fresh air. They are now asking when we can do it again!