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November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019

Coding, Engineering, and Creepy Carrots In recent library classes, students celebrated Halloween by reading the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and making their own creepy carrot patch with teacher Jill. In technology classes, the upper grades have focused on building and maintaining keyboard skills, exploring code.org and Hour of Code, and working with Google…

October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019

Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos at PMFS On Friday, November 1st, children will be celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican and Central American holiday of family and remembrance. A festive holiday full of community spirit, Day of the Dead is a way of connecting to family and friends that are…

October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Halloween! Parent Breakfast, Parade, and Costume Guidelines Halloween is Thursday, October 31. That means it’s nearly time to get your kids in their costumes and head to school for the Halloween Parade! Please make sure your children’s costumes are appropriate for school. In keeping with our Quaker values and remembering that the parade is attended by…

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Celebrating Día de los Muertos at PMFS You’re invited! The next party in our year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mexican Exchange is for Día de los Muertos – “Day of the Dead.” Join us on Friday, November 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, when PMFS will celebrate this special Mexican tradition. To learn…

October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Third Graders at Kepner Creek Third Graders visited the Norristown Farm Park last Thursday and explored the Kepner Creek watershed. They got their feet wet as they flipped over rocks in search of aquatic insects and other organisms. They found water pennies, caddisfly larvae, crayfish, fresh water clams, water striders, and flatworms. Third Graders sorted…

October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Who Am I? Who Are We? Second Graders have begun the year with portraiture. On the first week of school, students drew self-portraits. Then they were paired up to do life-size portraits of their classmates, tracing each other and thinking about how to show their subject’s personalities through their drawings. Come say hello to the…

September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

Parade for Climate Justice Last Friday during the Global Climate Strike, people around the world left work and school to protest global warming in the lead-up to the UN Emergency Climate Summit. PMFS students participated within school. As part of their justice curriculum, Fifth Grade led the school in a parade around campus for climate…

September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Into the Woods Fifth Grade went on an orienteering adventure in French Creek State Park last week. As they navigated their way to different orienteering markers, they encountered beauty in nature — a bat, butterflies, and lots of creek! The goal of this experience was to spend time outdoors, build community, have fun together, and learn…

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

MexEx 50 to Start with a Grito (Cry/Shout) at Picnic on Sunday This school year is the 50th anniversary of our Exchange Program with Mexico, so we are celebrating with great events throughout the year. The Kickoff event will take place at Sunday’s Back-to-School Picnic, with a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Mexicans celebrate their…

September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

A Great First Day! We were all happy to see students old and new settling right in on Wednesday. As soon as they got off the buses and out of cars, kids were joyfully reuniting and making new friends. We came together for our first Meeting for Worship of the year and shared lots of…