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December 20, 2018
Around Campus With David: Wreaths
This season, the school has been able to place plain wreathes on our classroom doors. I got a chance to move around campus and see how different grades decorated their wreathes. Here is a sample of our wreathes so wonderfully decorated. And I even caught the Butterflies in decorating action!
I wish everyone a caring and peaceful winter break and it will be great to see you again in 2019!
TOMORROW: Wassail & Winter Community Sing
When and where?
- Wassail (breakfast yummies and hot mulled drinks) at 9:30 am in the Annie H. Wilson Room
- Winter Community Sing at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. Want to know where to sit to get the perfect view of your sweetie? Take a look at this seating diagram.
- Students dismissed at 12:00 pm from their classrooms
When parking on campus, please avoid:
- Entering on Germantown Pike (this is exit-only)
- Blocking bus entrance to and passage through the upper lot
- Parking along or blocking the fire lane adjacent to EC and K
Ideas for off-campus parking:
- In the Blue Ridge neighborhood (the first right after you exit Journey’s End)
- On Black Walnut Lane (off Spring Mill Road)
A Smashing Good Time With the Dragonflies
There was a lot of smashing going on in the Dragonfly class this week. Students crunched up hard candies to make colorful “windows” in holiday cookies. The candy pieces melted in the oven and cooled into a solid sheet, making the cookies look like stained glass works of art.
Winter is the Season for Snuggly Reading!
Teachers want to remind you to read with your little ones over Winter Break. Click through the slideshow for their tips!
Publishing Party in Third Grade
Third Graders shared a snack and listened to their classmates read their writing at last week’s Publishing Party. To prepare their stories, students learned new strategies for writing compelling narratives, like including both “inside” story (what the main character thinks and feels) and the “outside” story (what the main character does and says). Third Graders kept story arc in mind as they revised, looking for the places where they could stretch out the most important moments of their story.
Are you interested in reading these powerful stories? Pop by the second floor of the Main Building where this fine writing is on display.
PMFS is pleased to announce that Miriam Von Essen has joined the Development Office as the school’s new Development Coordinator.
Miriam is better known at PMFS as the mom of Dragonfly student Jacob. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees at Cornell University, where she studied ecological science and nonprofit administration. Prior to joining the Development team at PMFS, Miriam worked at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, holding roles in their Development and Education departments.
Miriam is excited to bring her energy to her new role at PMFS, and Jacob is excited to be able to give his mom mid-day hugs when they cross paths on campus.
Friday, December 21
Wassail and Snacks, 9:30 am, Annie H. Wilson Room
Winter Community Sing, 10:30 am, Meetinghouse
Early Dismissal & Winter Break begins, 12:00 pm
Dining Out at California Pizza Kitchen, starting after dismissal
Vacation Care will be open on 12/27, 12/28, 1/3 and 1/4.
Monday, January 7
Financial Aid applications due
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