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January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020

Emergent Curriculum in Pre-K Pre-K Teachers Courtney and Kate find creative ways to enrich their students’ learning with themes that “emerge” out of play. Recently they presented their class with a table covered in paper, a mess of paint, and some brushes. From there, a group of children came over to paint during free play…

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

Ocean Animal Project Going Swimmingly The Ocean Animal Project is underway! Since returning from Winter Break, Third Graders have been learning about the world’s oceans, the characteristics of each of the ocean’s layers, and the adaptations of the organisms that live in these zones. This week Third Graders each decided on a specific animal for…

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

Talonted Scientists In Nature class with Sara, Kindergarten talked about owl pellets and their purpose. They learned about the adaptations of owls through analyzing their pellets. The Specials Note John B: Drama The Sixth Graders have begun the ambitious project of devising their own musical from scratch. Devised Theatre is a collaborative process through which…

December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

Tomorrow: Winter Sing and Wassail On Friday, December 20, we welcome families for our holiday celebration. First, PTO is putting on a community Wassail at 9:30 am in the Annie H Wilson Room. Come enjoy the tasty Wassail cider and holiday treats before you settle into singing. Also, consider bringing food to share. Use this…

December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

Winter Sing and Wassail: Friday, 12/20 On Friday, December 20, we welcome families for our holiday celebration. First, PTO is putting on a community Wassail at 9:30 am in the Annie H Wilson Room. Come enjoy the tasty Wassail cider and holiday treats before you settle into singing. Also, consider bringing food to share. Use…

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

Winter Sing and Wassail: Friday, 12/20 No sooner are the turkey leftovers eaten than it’s time to think about Winter Break! On Friday, December 20, families are welcomed for a holiday celebration. First, PTO is putting on a community Wassail at 9:30 am in the Annie H Wilson Room. What is Wassail? It’s the tastier…

November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving at PMFS: Wednesday, November 27 We are pleased that so many families (and alumni!) 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. Student Transportation…

November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Fourth Grade Circus – One Step at a Time Each Fall the Fourth Grade class embarks on a communal journey to create a circus. Throughout this journey each student is introduced to a wide variety of new skills, eventually focusing on a few that pique their interest. Working towards competency and mastery on this equipment…

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…