Virtual Red Folder
February 19, 2021
The Journey toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Belonging
Quaker communities are grounded in the notion of seeing that of God in everyone. We look for the inner Light in each individual and value their unique voice and perspective. PMFS values “equality”; however, equality is not equity. Now, more than ever, building equity in our community is a priority. On February 6, the PMFS School Committee attended a session on the role of trustees in DEI work with speaker, trainer and consultant, Rodney Glasgow. The momentum continued with Jen Cort (DEIJ consultant, writer and podcaster) on the February 12 faculty professional development day. These nationally recognized figures brought a wealth of their experience with students, families, faculty and trustees in independent school communities, as well as a deep understanding of Quaker schools, to their work with PMFS.
We look forward to extending the conversation to families on Thursday, March 4 at 8pm. Jen Cort will facilitate a session on talking to young children about race and racism. Mark your calendars. More information will be in next week’s VRF.
Pod 1/2 Small Moments
WARNING! A highly contagious writing fever is running rampant in the Emerson Building. Our first and second graders write almost daily about small moments from their own lives. When we are lucky, there is time to share our stories with the group, practicing reading out loud with expression and being respectful listeners.
Pod 1/2 Communicates Emotion
The students in Pod 1/2 are in the middle of their rotation with Drama teacher Christy. They have been exploring collaboration and communicating emotion through physical expression in the game “Guess the Emotion.”
Why does the PMFS Annual Giving Fund need YOU?
Each morning, I have the opportunity to welcome PMFS students in the car and bus line, and every day it is a rewarding experience for me. No worries about the economy or politics, simply genuine happiness to be with each other! I’m able to share their enthusiasm and soak up their energy and joy.
Now, more than ever, PMFS students are facing significant challenges and yearning for greater connection with each other and their community. What’s more, in spite of the current health crisis, Plymouth teachers are delivering exceptional in-person and online learning opportunities for them in highly creative ways.
PMFS would not have been able to make the changes required for our program without the support of you, the Plymouth community.
YOUR GENEROSITY CHANGES LIVES AND BENEFITS EVERY PLYMOUTH STUDENT!
With deep appreciation,
Director of Development
Thursday, February 25
Meeting for Worship, join us on Zoom, 9-9:30 am
Friday, February 26
School Spirit Friday: Wear your PMFS clothing and colors!
Thursday, March 4
Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism, 8pm