Virtual Red Folder
January 7, 2022


Sensory Play in Journey’s End

The light table and kinetic sand centers are wonderful examples of learning tools that offer both sensory exploration and a variety of opportunities for open-ended conversations in Journey’s End Pre-K.  This week, winter-colored items were added to the light table.  Some examples of spontaneous play we observed: sorting items by color or attribute, creating snowflake potions, and icy lemonade!

Celebrate Plymouth!

A VRF spot highlighting gifts of all kinds given to PMFS

Giving back to the PMFS community strengthens the beautiful fabric that is us

On Saturday, December 11, despite rain in the forecast, intrepid PMFS current and alumni families and Plymouth Monthly Meeting volunteers showed up with rakes (or tractors!) for the return of a beloved annual tradition, Leaf Raking Day. Playground areas were cleared, while some other leaf-covered areas remained untouched to house overwintering insects.  Volunteers enthusiastically enjoyed hot cocoa and being together as a community was a priceless reminder of who we are.

Thank you, Volunteers, led by the organizational efforts of our own David Mettler and Jonathan Perry:

Students Isaac, Oona, Alice, Emily, and Rose
Mike Attie
Trina, Matt, Charlie (’20) Berk
John Cardina
Brenda Crawley
Ralph Henninger
Adrienne Mason Johnson
David Miller
Max O’Connor
Jamie and Evan (’17) Pickel
Erin Schmitt (cocoa goddess)
Ermias Zemichael

Thank you for sharing your gifts of time and energy.

Tuition Assistance Deadline – Today

The deadline for tuition assistance is today 1/7. Any family wishing to apply for tuition assistance will be given a grace period if the application is received by Monday (January 10).  Begin by creating an account through the parent portal at School and Student Services (SSS)Applications will be reviewed once families have uploaded all required documents, including the past year’s taxes. 
Please contact Joyce in the Admission Office promptly with any questions.

New Families: Virtual Parent Coffee

Virtual Parent Coffee for New Families in a New Year: Join Head of School Brenda for a chance to connect with other parents and discuss your and your child’s experience at PMFS so far, on Tuesday, January 11, 8-9am.

A Zoom link will be sent to families on Monday.

No Tears

We are glad to report that 100% of students and staff swabbing for the new weekly COVID testing were happy and tear free after the event. While many were a little reticent to admit they already pick their noses, hearing PMFS admin ask kids to put swabs “booger side down” into tubes made most giggle, at least a little. Said one Kindergartener, “This was fun. Can I stay and do it again?” Stay tuned for results of the testing in up to 48 hours; please remember that a family will only be notified if there is a positive case.

Many thanks to PMFS parents and staff for your cooperation with this new program, and to your kids for their good humor and patience today.

Please inform Kali by Monday, January 10 if you plan to accompany your child for testing next Thursday, January 13.

Please Share your Child’s Covid Vaccination Status

Parents have been sharing with us that their children are being vaccinated, and we’ve received quite a few “high-fives” on the playground from students proudly announcing that they received one or both shots. We’d like to request that parents please let us know your child’s covid vaccination status by emailing a copy of their vaccination card to Kali in the office. Complete and accurate information about the children in our community will help us as we move forward into the spring.

Upcoming @PMFS

Monday, January 10
Tuition Assistance Applications Due

Tuesday, January 11
Virtual Parent Coffee – New Family Check In

Wednesday, January 12
PTO Meeting

Monday, January 17
MLK Day of Justice & Service

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