Virtual Red Folder
February 21, 2019

Eat Your Hearts Out!

Teachers commonly tout the reading and math skills involved in cooking projects. Usually they’re referring to recipe reading, measuring, and computing adjustments, like multiplying for double batches, etc. But for the three- and four-year-old Dragonflies, baking is more about exercising spatial awareness skills. Would you like a whole heart cookie, or a “broken” heart? How can you place cutters to get the most cookies from your rolled-out dough? These skills might turn our children into engineers, sculptors, or chess grandmasters someday, but for now they’re just happy if they get to eat more cookies!

Library Life With Holly, Carol, and Megan

Our librarians are going above and beyond to make students feel at home in the Library. Kids know how to use the computer to check out their own books, and take turns sitting in the comfy armchairs. Before each class begins, the librarians curate a table of books based on students’ interests and classroom projects. The librarians are also experts at teaching research skills, and the best ways to find, use, and cite books. This has been especially helpful for Third Grade as they begin their ocean animal projects. So if you see Holly, Carol, or Megan around campus, thank them for being such dedicated volunteers!

ALERT: Sneaky Penguins Getting Into Spanish, Science, and Music Rooms!

Specials teachers are thoughtful about making cross-curricular connections. They talk with each other and with classroom teachers to find ways to create continuity for students. For example, penguins have been following First and Second Graders around campus lately. Students are learning about penguins through stories and songs in Spanish class. And Gladys thought they should also learn the parts of a penguin in Spanish, since First Grade is studying birds with Amanda. When John B heard Gladys’ class singing and waddle-dancing to “Pingüinos a Bailar,” he used the song in his class to practice solfège scales (Do, Re, Mi’s). Curious about the dancing penguins song? You can play the video here!

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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 Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is happening Thursday, March 21, 8:30 am – 11:15 am.

There will be a paper invitation for your child to decorate and give to their grandparent or special friend in your child’s Red Folder tomorrow. Click here for a printable version of the invitation.

GPSF Day begins with registration and welcome at 8:30 am in the Steinbright Building on the lower campus. There will be a short reception so that guests can get to know each other and learn more about PMFS over coffee, tea, and treats. Then PMFS volunteers and students will direct guests to the classrooms.

Please contact Ralph Henninger ( or 610.828.2407) to reserve special needs parking or ask any questions.

Circus Tickets on Sale Now!

Get ’em before they’re gone! Performances are Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16 at 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 from last week’s Red Folder to Maeve & Kelly. These tickets sell fast, so don’t count on buying them at the door!

For more information:

Spring Break Vacation Care

Sign-up is now open for Spring Break Vacation Care, available weekdays from Monday, March 25 to Tuesday, April 2. There will be a variety of fun activities and crafts along with generous amounts of time for free-play. Sign up by March 15 for a discount.

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!

Upcoming @PMFS

Saturday, February 23
EC/K/1st Applicant Visiting Day, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, February 25
Theatre Horizon visits 1st Grade

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

Wednesday, February 27
5th Grade to Immigration Alphabet

Thursday, February 28
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 – 9:00 am – join us!
5th Grade leaves for Mexico, Part 2 of Mexican Exchange

Friday, March 1
Parent Coffee, 8:00 am

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