Virtual Red Folder
December 4, 2020


Building Mathematical Minds

Pre-K has been working on creating and identifying patterns. Patterns are at the heart of mathematics and recognizing patterns can be tied directly to future mathematical understanding and achievement. Teachers Kate and Linda helped Pre-K students connect their in-person and at home curriculum by working on patterns the last week of in-person instruction and the first week of virtual classes. The students created their own patterns both in person and at home.


Home Extensions of Project Time

During Project time, Pre-K and Kindergarten students explored Thanksgiving with Varley. They began making “Turkey Crowns” in class, then finished them at home in time for their Thanksgiving celebrations. Varley provided families with examples of non-traditional stories to broaden students’ understanding of this holiday as well as several websites to continue their investigations. Some of our Kindergarten and Pre-K artists sent us pictures to show off their creations, as seen above.


Keeping Each Other Safe and Healthy

Did your family travel during Thanksgiving? If so, please take a look at the most recent PA Department of Health COVID-19 Information for Travelers. Does your family still need to be in self-quarantine? Contact your child’s teacher and Brenda to let them know.

Get your Spirit On

School Spirit Friday is December 11. Wear your PMFS colors or swag with pride! (Extra points for sending a pic of your child in said swag to office@pmfs1780.org for a little gallery we’re creating.)


And Baby Makes Three

Congratulations to Maeve, of the Main Office, and husband Paul Sutherland on the birth of their son. Baby Arthur was born on November 27, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces. Welcome, sweet boy!


Virtual Parent Events

HAPPY HOUR with Brenda, for Families New to PMFS in 2020
Monday, 12/7 (8:00-9:00 pm)

PTO Meeting, all parents invited
Wednesday, 12/9 (8:00-9:00 pm) 

Look in your email for Zoom links.


Come Rake with Us

In lieu of traditional Leaf Raking Day, Plymouth Monthly Meeting invites families to help with all those beautiful fall  leaves by coming to campus whenever you can this weekend. BYO Rake and Tarp and Leaf-Pile Jumper: Meeting members ask that leaves be moved down to the leaf pile in the woods by the graveyard.


Tuition Assistance: Applications Due in 1 Month

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 pmfs1780.org/admission/tuition-and-assistance for information about how to apply. 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 www.solutionsbysss.com/parents) in a timely fashion.

Christy (Re)Introduces Herself

Hi there! My name is Christy Devlin and it’s so exciting to be back at PMFS! Two years ago, I had the honor of being the Grade 4/5 Teaching Assistant and now, I’m back as the Drama Teacher! To quote Sally Fields in her acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 1985 Academy Awards, “You like me! You really, really like me!”

I am coming back to PMFS with a background in Performing/Visual Arts and Writing. In addition to teaching, I am an actor, comedian and writer, performing, writing, directing and producing for the stage and online, both with my improv team Staycation and other ensemble productions, all under the umbrella of ArtsQuest/SteelStacks. I’ve studied improvisational and sketch comedy with both The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City, as well as performed in a ton of comedy shows, podcasts, and festivals. I even had a bit of my writing published in How to Write Funnier by Scott Dickers (co-founder of The Onion). Last, but not least, I live with two cute little roommates – Oliver (8) and Harper (6) – who keep referring to me as “mommy” and refuse to pay rent. Although they do not attend PMFS (they are currently attending United Friends School in Quakertown), there’s still time.

One more thing and then I’ll go. Do you know what’s interesting about the above photo? Not only am I sitting in my living room under very favorable lighting, but I’m also wearing a PMFS hoodie. Just so you are aware, I didn’t have a clue that I would be returning to PMFS at the time this photo was taken, which was just about a week before I was contacted. Can you believe it? I guess the universe is always listening. Thanks, universe. Here’s to a fabulous rest of the school year together!

Upcoming @PMFS

Monday, December 7
PMFS back in person
New Family Happy Hour with Brenda (virtual), 8:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9
PTO meeting (virtual), 8:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, December 10
Meeting for Worship (Zoom in!), 9-9:30am

Friday, December 11
School Spirit Friday – Wear your PMFS gear

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
No school (MLK Day of Justice & Service)

Tuesday, January 19
Classes resume in person


Want more info on happenings at school? 
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.
Take a look at the 2020-21 At-a-Glance Calendar


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