Virtual Red Folder
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, which goes up next weekend, May 4 & 5, at 7:00 pm)
For those of you who aren’t aware, the musical is an original work written by John B Hedges for this 6th Grade class. It is based on several ancient Egyptian stories, which John B and Gillian have been sharing with some of our classes. Did your child get an Egyptian God trading card in last week’s Red Folder? We encourage students to bring their cards in to share with their classmates! Be on the lookout for more this Friday – including color-your-own Serpents and Sailors!
This show is appropriate for ALL AGES (unless the child is sensitive to stories about destroying demon snake gods…), with monkey/serpent puppets and truly imaginative costumes and puppets designed and made by the 6th Grade.
Thanks from Second Grade
Many thanks to all who participated in the Blankets and Bucks collection organized by Second Grade! We were able to collect 95 blankets, which will be sent by Narenj Tree Foundation to support displaced Syrian citizens, particularly those impacted by recent attacks in Ghouta. We also collected $423.87 to help defray the cost of the shipping container. Susan and Genevieve delivered the blankets and donations on Saturday, after students worked to fold blankets, count the money, and write messages of love and support to tuck in the bundles. Thanks to your generosity, many people will receive the warmth of our community when the blankets arrive at the refugee camps this fall.
PMFS @ Plymouth Meeting Barnes & Noble
This Wednesday, May 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Part of Screen-Free Week, this in-store book fair promises to be lots of fun: look for a puzzle and game table, a cupcake decorating station, summer reading suggestions, and of course book readings. It doesn’t hurt that B&N donates a portion of purchase prices to PMFS. Volunteers welcome: email Leigh if you’re interested. Barnes & Noble is located at 2300 Chemical Road in the Metroplex shopping center.
Bring the book fair voucher to help out PMFS while you’re enjoying the fair.
This Week’s Strawberry Festival Checklist
We kindly invite you to THINK RED AND PINK and please:
- Remember IT’s TiMe to STaRT GeTTiNG InVoLVeD! The Festival can’t be a success with out each and every one of you (this means each parent needs to participate)! The event is 100% parent run! Look for your class on the sign up genius and volunteer with other class parents; if and when your class’ responsibilities are full, just find another volunteer spot (it’s actually FUN to meet other parents and work with them, we promise)!
Use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/
- Consider becoming a Festival sponsor: Use the Sponsorship Form to commit by May 4 to this opportunity to advertise your local business, support a great school, and get a tax deduction all at the same time.
- Start counting up how much shortcake and how many t-shirts you want to order: May 14 is coming up fast; use the Strawberry Festival T-shirt and Cake Form to pre-order these items so we have enough for YOU … and your family … and your friends… and your neighbors … and … you get the idea.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Ali Conlon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What Does Experiential Learning Look Like?
It’s easy to see from the pictures that our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade students are active and engaged and enjoying themselves on their class trips this week, but we need to put these trips into context, as part of a cycle of learning for students. Each class carefully prepares for these experiences, both academically and emotionally. And the learning continues after the “fun” is over, as the teachers design reflection time and curriculum to tie in and strengthen the reach of these concrete experiences.
Friday, April 27
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades Return (!)
Monday, April 30
Screen-Free Week begins
Wednesday, May 2
In-Store Book Fair for PMFS at Barnes & Noble, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 3
Playdate on the Playground, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Friday, May 4
Community Coffee, Exchange Program, 8:00-9:15 am
Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5
6th Grade Musical, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 11
School Closed for Students: In-Service Day
Vacation Care: All About Chocolate, 8:00 am- 6:00 pm click here to sign up
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