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February 14, 2019

Circus Tickets on Sale Now!

Plymouth Meeting Friends School proudly presents the Fourth Grade Circus 2019, “Stepping Out.”

From unicycles and silks to tight-rope walking and juggling, the performance is filled with all sorts of tricks and surprises. Inspire your child by showing them just how much kids can do!

“Stepping Out” is set in 1940’s Hollywood at MGM studios. At the studio, a group of actors is rehearsing for their upcoming show. Expect a finale of epic proportions!

Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm

Tickets are $7.00. To pay by card, buy your tickets online here. To pay by cash or check, turn in the form coming in tomorrow’s Red Folder to Maeve & Kelly. These tickets sell fast, so don’t count on buying them at the door!

For more information:

Learning About Gratitude, Butterfly Style

Last week the Butterfly class invited David and Scott, the maintenance team, for a special snack. The Butterflies wanted to show their appreciation for all of David and Scott’s hard work, especially the recent installation of a new shelf in their classroom. The students wrote a beautiful invitation, baked blueberry muffins, drew pictures, and decorated crowns for the grand event. Through activities like these, the Butterflies are learning kindness and how to be part of a community.

PMFS Theater Season Has Arrived

With the Fourth Grade Circus just a month away, we have officially entered theater season here at PMFS. After you see the Circus, come to ArtsFest in April for theater, art and music. And, of course, the Sixth Grade Musical in May.

The Sixth Graders have begun diving deep into preparation for the musical, learning songs and staging and designing elements for the production. This immersive process will go through almost the entire Spring, culminating in the world-premiere performances on May 3 & 4. The script is written by Gillian Pokalo with music by John B Hedges, and is inspired by the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf. There will also be opportunities for younger students in our community to participate and support the musical as ensemble or crew through a musical theater club we will run in April. More info will be coming home shortly!

And if a circus and a musical aren’t enough theater for you, our Explorers Summer Camp will include a two-week theater program with John B, Gillian, and Kelly O’Rourke. During the two weeks, the campers will devise their own show, rehearse and perform it, as well as create the props and set. It’s not just for the hams – the camp is designed for kids who are interested in being backstage, too.

Beyond the Bell Enjoys a Glimpse of Spring

BtB made the most of a rare winter thaw recently. They went to the blacktop for a change of pace, where kids got to stretch their legs and enjoy the beautiful weather! The children loved the chance to choose between basketball, four square, chalk drawings and…creative relaxing?

Hey, Guess What Today Is?

It’s the due date for re-enrollment contracts. If PMFS doesn’t have yours yet, it’s officially time! Contact Joyce Colzani with any questions or concerns: x226 or

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How Do We Get the Word Out About Plymouth?


You can’t get around it; word of mouth is the best advertisement for PMFS! Please share the news:

Admission Open House
Tuesday, February 26
9:30 – 11:30 am

Tell your friends, a neighbor, heck, even that nice family you’re chatting with in line at the supermarket. Forward this flyer if you can. (Oh, and THANK YOU!)

Save the Date for A Special Event!

Coming up on Thursday, March 21, is Grandparents and Special Friends Day, a day for loved ones to visit your child’s classroom and learn more about their time at school. Look for your invitation next week in your Red Folder to give to grandparents or special friends.

Vacation Care for Next Week

Sign-up now for Vacation Care next Monday and Tuesday, February 18 & 19. February 18 is Presidents’ Day, and February 19 is an in-service day.

You CAN (Technically) Eat This Yellow Snow

Kindergarten and Amanda enjoyed experimenting with food coloring, water, and snow this week. Turning slush piles into rainbows — now that’s one way to make it through February!

Help Us Stay Safe in the Upper Campus Parking Lot

This is a gentle reminder that traffic is one-way through upper campus. Cars should enter off Butler Pike, opposite Spring Mill Road, and exit onto Germantown Pike at the light. This prevents car accidents and keeps cars and buses moving smoothly.

Seeking Lunch Volunteers

PTO needs volunteers to help the lunch program run smoothly. Please sign up to lend a hand for just one day, or every week. It’s much appreciated!

Parent Interest: Feminist Opera Performance

Opera Box presents a different look at the mythical queen of Carthage who, in this baroque masterpiece, dies of love and grief when Aeneas abandons her to continue his voyage to Rome. A tragic love story. Yet…

This is a woman who rescued her people from suffering using intelligence and cunning. A queen who ruled a kingdom by herself. Another powerful woman buried in history under the stories of men.


Appropriate for adults and teens.

Upcoming @PMFS

Monday, February 18
Presidents’ Day – school closed (vacation care available)

Tuesday, February 19
In-Service Day – no school for students (vacation care available)

Wednesday, February 20
Fifth Grade to ACLAMO

Thursday, February 21
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 – 9:00 am – join us!
Sixth Grade to Art Museum

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