Virtual Red Folder

June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

Spreading Wings: Letter from Sarah Dear PMFS families, In these final days of the school year, I feel a strong parallel to our graduating class, as we are each getting ready to leave a supportive and caring community to spread our wings in new communities; to apply what we’ve learned here at PMFS in the…

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

Strawberry Festival: IT’S ON (Rain or Shine!) Just 2 more days until (may we say?) the BEST school day and community event of the year. And as we’re looking at the weather forecast, what can you expect this Saturday, June 2? A whole lot, actually… What can you DO at the festival? Browse books, shop…

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Kindergarten Takes their Learning Outside Kindergartners enjoyed a visit to Morris Arboretum this week, a culmination of their nature studies. They had fun exploring the log cabin, smelling flowers in the rose garden, using a map to navigate through the beautiful spaces, and comparing the trees there to Mary, the much loved tree on the…

May 17 2018

May 17 2018

Strawberry Festival – the Season is Here! Have you seen the Strawberry Festival banners? They are up, which means the 82nd Annual Strawberry Festival is around the corner.  Much work has already been done to get the festival in order.  A million thanks goes to: Cecilia Dee for lining up permits, parking and port-a-potties for…

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Head of School Search Update Check out the Head of School Search section of the PMFS website to get updates on this process. Most recently, the Search committee has posted the PMFS Position Statement, which is being shared with prospective Head of School candidates. Preview our 2018-2019 ExDay System No Charge until 4:00pm! In support of…

May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Do You Know How to Overthrow Apep, Serpent God of Destruction?? You could ask a 6th Grader, but it’ll be a lot more entertaining if you bring the family to the Class of 2018 Musical Friday or Saturday, at 7:00 pm! To guarantee your seat, buy your tickets in advance for The Serpent and the…

April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Who Dances with 6 Dozen Snakes? And who is born out of primordial ooze? And who gets mad enough to flip a table? And who learns to rap? Find out the answers and see what wonders await you at…. The Serpent and the Sailor and the Stars in the Sky (aka The 6th Grade Musical,…

April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Ankh! Udja! Seneb!* Who are these people?  To find out, check your Red Folders …. And learn more about them at The Serpent and The Sailor and The Stars in The Sky, presented by our 6th Grade on Friday May, 4 and Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm. The 6th Grade class is hard at work,…

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

ArtsFest TOMORROW! Spring has SPRUNG! And with it, this year’s ArtsFest: a celebration of both the artistic process and the beauty that our students create through the visual and performing arts! We hope you will bring the whole family and some friends for ArtsFest this Saturday (tomorrow!) April 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Come to…

April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

ArtsFest 2018 Is Almost Here We are soooo looking forward to ArtsFest (and so is the Colonial newspaper. Click here to check out the article). Join us for an afternoon of inspiring artists, valiant violinists (all Second and Third Graders!), satisfying singers, and much more! When: Saturday, April 14  3:00 – 5:00 pm Where: PMFS…

March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Letter from Sarah The Giving Tree Dear Families, In the past year, several parents have shared with me the strong sense of peace and calm they feel on our school grounds from the simple walk up the path, passing through the graveyard and under the branches of the Maple tree Mary, as they travel across…

March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

Learning to Trust and Discover Through a Fourth Grade Circus Congratulations to our Fourth Graders on a brilliant in-house performance for our students and staff as well as visiting classes from The Philadelphia School, Media-Providence Friends School, West Chester Friends School, and Wilmington Friends School. Every year since 2003, PMFS’ Fourth Grade class, under the…

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

TONIGHT: Building Bridges: A PMFS Community Group Dedicated to Building Community Through Social Action Thursday, March 8, 6:30 pm PMFS Library, Emerson Building We invite the school community to think with us about how we can bring our PMFS values into the world in the form of social action, strengthening our PMFS community while we…

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Building Bridges: A PMFS Community Group Dedicated to Building Community Through Social Action Thursday, March 8, 6:30 pm PMFS Library, Emerson Building We invite the school community to think with us about how we can bring our PMFS values into the world in the form of social action, strengthening our PMFS community while we build…

February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

Signups for Sharing Are Now Available Hello PMFS Community, This is a quick update to let you know that you can now sign up to share in person about your experience at PMFS with School Committee members (now through March 16). You can access the online sign up sheet here: Sign up to share about…

February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

Letter from Sarah Dear Families, This morning, we hold the community of Parkside, Florida, in the light, as we learn more about the tragic shooting in the high school there yesterday afternoon. I imagine that, like me, many of you are experiencing very strong feelings today: of deep sadness, of frustration, and of fear, as…

February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Letter from Sarah Dear Families: We have an annual tradition in which our Third Graders reflect on their dreams for the world, in conjunction with honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In an all-school meeting for worship, Third Graders shared with us what they would “stand up for” to make the world…

February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018

Curriculum Redux on the Plymouth Website Have yet to peruse our new website, with a greatly articulated curriculum? This week, we feature Math! Mathematics is indeed a critical language for understanding the world, and so mathematics is integral to the curriculum at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. In addition to daily dedicated math instruction, children in…

January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018

Parent Talk Next Wednesday Challenges and Trauma: How to Talk to Your Children Presented by PMFS School Social Worker Phyllis Ivey Wednesday, January 31 6:30 – 7:30 pm Corson Lobby A brief meeting of the PTO will follow the discussion: Join us! In light of the extremely challenging times our children are growing up in,…

January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

Head of School Search Update Over the next 18 months, the School Committee will be posting periodic updates on what is happening with the search for, and transition to, our next Head of School. In this inaugural post, we want to start by thanking Sarah for giving us the gift of time to conduct a…

January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

News from the Head of School and School Committee Clerk Yesterday, you received an e-mail containing some important news from our Head of School and School Committee Clerk. Click here to read a PDF copy. (And do let us know if you did not receive it: office@pmfs1780.org.) Join Us Tomorrow, 1/12, for a Parent Coffee…

December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

Look at us! Welcome to the NEW Virtual Red Folder, part of the new PMFS website! Take a moment to read the highlights of the “VRF” below, and then go to pmfs1780.org/parents/virtual-red-folder/ to see the full Virtual Red Folder for this week. Go to pmfs1780.org to peruse the full website! Keep looking in the new year, as…

December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017

A Peek into the Classroom If you looked into First Grade you’d see them… …Taking care of their natural community through their participation in Cornell University’s FeederWatch program; reading in pairs; and learning about holiday traditions through books and active projects including making latkes. A Feast Fit for a … Rey o Reina o Realeza…

December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

Health Reminder As cold and flu season is upon us, we wanted to remind you of the PMFS guidelines for when a child should stay home from school (page 14 in your Red Book): Vomiting or Diarrhea — A child should remain home until 24 hours after he or she is able to eat and…

November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

The “Secure Your Pizza, Can You Lend a Hand, and Will You Give Us Your Recyclables?” Family Fun Night Special Friday, December 8 6:00 pm Steinbright Building Round up the whole family, put on your best pajamas, and join the PMFS community as we watch the movie “Home”. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to…

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

From Us to You It was a full day today at PMFS! We held our annual Thanksgiving Concert, and welcomed tons of alumni and parents–alumni and current–for the program as well as everything from breakfast in Annie H to Kahoot! in Fourth Grade with Will. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces filling…

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

This Wednesday (November 22) at PMFS We are pleased that so many families (and alums!) attend the Thanksgiving Program each year. In case you didn’t know, we always have a packed house for this event! We invite you to come early to take advantage of the energy surrounding this day of joy and thankfulness. Crowded…

November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Color Day Success: An Inspiring Model for Community Building Yesterday, Parent-Teacher Conference Day was transformed into Color Day! Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade spent their day in eight mixed-age Color Pods engaging in a variety of small-group and whole-school activities focused on our theme for the Day, PEACE (in the Quaker Testimonies, the “P”…

November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Announcing: Color Day at Conference Day Guess What?!  Thursday November 9, Parent-Teacher Conference Day, is being transformed into Color Day! The first clue that something is new: upon arrival, Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students will go directly to the gym instead of to their classrooms (Caterpillars and Butterflies will begin the day in their own…

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

A look back at the year as the school year officially closes and information for the upcoming school year.

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

A recap of the 81st Strawberry Festival, an update on summer reading lists and more.

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

Details on the upcoming Strawberry Festival, a date for the upcoming Playground Playdate and more!