Virtual Red Folder
February 5, 2021


Leaning In

Learning that the website/resource Teaching Tolerance is changing its name to Learning for Justice reminds us that even progressive organizations need to learn and grow. PMFS has long embraced the values of both tolerance and justice. Our teachers draw it into the curriculum, differently, appropriately, for different ages; we see it when our 1-2 pod uses self-portraits as a starting point for discussions on identity, when the 3-4 pod discusses the abolitionist Quakers who didn’t allow Blacks to sit in their Meetinghouse, or when our 5-6 pod wrestles with how government could make reparations for actions like the Tuskegee Experiment.

And still, it is our job as educators to continue growing, evident at PMFS this month. Many of our staff are learning from Ant-Racism Daily’s 28 Days of Black History. We looking forward to the opportunity to interact with Jen Cort at our upcoming 2/12 Professional Development Day, where she will lead the faculty in work on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. This faculty work coincides with similar work the PMFS School Committee is undertaking with Dr. Rodney Glasgow. And your children will be part of a growing school as a result.

 


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Fun in the Snow!

Our students took advantage of the winter weather to have some snowy fun at recess. We love seeing our kids spending time outdoors!

February PTO Meeting: We’re in this together!

Wednesday, February 10 8-9pm
Zoom link will be sent by Class Parents and also posted in the PMFS Parent Community Facebook page. We’ll be thinking ahead to better times and imagining how we want next year to be. What can the PTO do for you and what can you do for the PTO?
Please join us for this brainstorming session!

Re-enrollment Contracts: Check your Email

Contracts are ready in the parent portal SchoolForms Online. Please check that you’ve received the email with the link to access the portal and that you can access the contract in SFO. Reach out to Joyce (joycec@pmfs780.org) in the Admission Office with any questions. Contracts and acceptance of Tuition Assistance Awards are due February 15.


Pizza Mondays

Thanks to our PTO for bringing back Pizza Mondays. We’ re looking forward to it!


Give Your Little Superstar a Yearbook Shout-Out!

Can you believe we’re already talking about the Yearbook? But Sixth Graders are hard at work putting it together for June, so now’s your chance to buy an ad to celebrate your child. You can send in pictures, text, or both! Click here for more information and an online order form. Orders are due April 1.

Upcoming @PMFS

Wednesday, February 10
PTO Meeting — class parents will email Zoom link, 8:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, February 11
Meeting for Worship, 9:00-9:30 am

Friday, February 12
Faculty In-Service Day — School Closed

Monday, February 15
Presidents’ Day — School Closed
Re-enrollment Contracts Due


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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