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February 12, 2021

Zoom on Zoom Circus!

Even in a pandemic the show must go on!  This spring, Pod 3/4 will present the first ever PMFS Circus on Zoom!  Based on the 1970s/1990s television show Zoom, all are busily practicing, making manipulatives, and writing skits. Throughout this process, students are strengthening their skills in cooperation, adaptability, and perseverance. Stay tuned for how your family can tune in in May to this year’s unique and special performance.

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Artists in Pod 3/4 Connecting in Creating Coil Pots

While Pod 3/4 is learning about the Underground Railroad in Social Studies, in Art they are learning about Dave Drake, also known as Dave the Potter, an important artist from South Carolina during the mid-1800s. As an enslaved man, he learned how to read and write and courageously wrote poems on his pottery and signed his work. His pottery is highly valued today and can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as museums around the world. 3rd and 4th graders have also learned about face jugs, that were made by other enslaved artists from that time and which were deeply symbolic. Ben Watford and Jim McDowell are artists who still create these face jugs today to connect with their ancestors and teach about the artists who came before them. Under Gillian’s guidance, students are making pottery inspired by these artists’ works and are using coil building techniques.

2021-2022 At-a-Glance Calendar

Families received an email from Brenda on Thursday containing the 2021-2022 At-a-Glance Calendar. Please click here to view it.

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 ( 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.

Camp is Coming!

¡Vamos a PMFS Durante el Verano!

Seedlings Camp is coming this summer! Created just for kids age 3 – 7, the camp will feature a different Spanish theme each week for the 8 weeks it is running (June 14 – August 6).

Early registration discount for those who sign up before April 1 (no joke). Check out the website for more details.

Upcoming @PMFS

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

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