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December 11, 2020


Rainforest Animals as Multifaceted Research Project

Our 5th graders have been working hard to educate themselves and the Five-Six Pod about rainforest animals. If you were to peek into the classroom recently you might see students constructing Google Slide presentations about their chosen animal, incorporating the advice from our very own project and research specialist Varley, writing and editing a draft of their research paper after a student-teacher conference, or constructing their 3D animal model. After discussing how to give and accept feedback with teachers Leann and Rachel, 5th graders gave presentations on animals such as ring tailed lemurs, okapi, sloths, and pygmy marmosets.

Bringing Learning Home for the Holidays

The 1st and 2nd Grade Pod have spent the last week learning different ways to stay active while we are on Winter Break. Here they are creating their very own hopscotch courses! They have also been practicing their jump roping and learning about increasing their heart rate through various exercises.

How Your Love of Reading Can Benefit PMFS

As you’re shopping this season, why not support PMFS and local independent bookstore Children’s Book World at the same time? Buy books for kids or adults from the lists curated by PMFS teachers (or any book for that matter) and 30% of your purchase goes back to PMFS and Children’s Book World. Click here to start.

Share your School Spirit with Us

It’s always fun to be here on School Spirit Friday. Will you share that spirit, by sending us a pic of your child in PMFS colors or swag for a slideshow we’re creating? Feel free to jump in the pic if you’ve got swag on too 🙂 Send it to Joyce at

Tuition Assistance: Applications Due January 8

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about 2021-22. Applications for tuition assistance from PMFS are due on January 8. Go to for details on applying. PMFS relies on information you provide to SSS (School and Student Services) help us determine eligibility. We work diligently to make PMFS affordable for as many in our community as possible. Need is always greater than we have budget for so please complete the application (at in a timely fashion.

Latest from the PA Governor

If you haven’t already, please read the “protective mitigation measures” that take effect tonight (12:01am Saturday, December 12) in Pennsylvania. Thanks for all you continue to do to keep our community safe. Click here.

Upcoming @PMFS

Thursday, December 17
Meeting for Worship (Zoom in!), 9-9:30am

Friday, December 18
Full day of school

Monday, December 21-Friday, January 8
Winter Break — School Closed

Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15
Classes resume virtually

Monday, January 18
MLK Day of Justice & Service — School Closed

Tuesday, January 19
Classes resume in person

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