Virtual Red Folder
April 2, 2021
Parent Coffee with Brenda
“To sleep or not to sleep. That is the question!”
Join Brenda for the next Parent Coffee with the Head of School on Tuesday, April 6, 8:00 to 8:45am. We will look at a child’s 24 hour cycle and discuss how children’s sleep habits and routines impact their days. Zoom link will be emailed next week.
Spring has Sprung!
Spring is here on the PMFS campus! Flowers are blooming, and our 5/6 pod was able to take advantage of the warm weather with an outdoor math lesson.
Kindergarten Drama with Christy
In Drama with Kindergarten, students are exploring using their bodies to characterize objects. When asked to demonstrate what they thought an egg looked like, this fantastic expression emerged.
Coming soon to PMFS: Elementary Student Diversity Day
Titled “Upstanders: Speak Up, Speak Out,” this virtual event will give children in grades 3 through 6 the chance to explore issues of diversity while learning how to be advocates in the work for social justice. Students will participate in live and recorded activities and leave the event with new skills for being anti-racists in their communities. PMFS 3rd – 6th graders will join students from local independent schools, as well as students from Colegio Williams in Cuernavaca (PMFS’ partner school for the Mexican Exchange Program), for this event.
PMFS is hosting the annual Elementary Student Diversity Day organized by the Greater Philadelphia Diversity Collaborative (GPDC). GPDC includes heads of school, administrators, and teachers from small schools in the Philadelphia region. As the GPDC website says, ” Independent elementary and middle schools face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to creating developmentally appropriate diversity experiences for our students and fostering dialogue among parents and staff about diversity-related topics.”
Visit the PMFS Online Bookshop
Have you checked the PMFS Online Bookshop? New reading suggestions have been added for each grade. Get started with filling your child’s bookshelf for the summer! Any book can be purchased through Bookshop.org (not just the PMFS suggestions) and every purchase supports PMFS and the Children’s Book World in Haverford.
Upcoming BYM Quaker Camps Q and A
We Want More Alumni News and Photos!
Tuesday, April 6
Parent Coffee with Brenda – 8:00-8:45am
Thursday, April 8
Meeting for Worship – 9:00am (All are invited to join. Email the Main Office for the Zoom link)
Friday, April 9
Parent-Teacher Conferences – No School
Thursday, April 15
Taxes due to SSS for tuition assistance recipients
Friday, April 16
School Spirit Day
Grades 3-6 take part in GPDC Elementary Student Diversity Day