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January 21, 2022

Kindergarten Practices Acts of Peace

Kindergarten has been reading and learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our society. As a black American, Dr. King was eager for his own people to be treated with fairness and kindness. To assist them he followed the example of Gandhi, exhorting his black American friends to peacefully demonstrate equal rights. In our kindergarten class, students are seeking ways to solve little problems peacefully and to show fairness and kindness to their school friends and family.

Please help us to encourage these traits by noticing your child’s acts of peace in the home and community.

“World in a Book” Book Club

On Wednesday, the “World In A Book” Book Club artists created a group painting in the style of twentieth century artist, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Using acrylic paints and long brushes, they “splattered” different colors onto a rainforest backdrop, on which they can add rainforest animals of their choice. This was the last episode in a journey around the world with books and accompanying art activities as extensions.

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Move Up Day!

Today students got a chance to take a peek at what school will be like in 2022-23 when they move on up to the next grade at PMFS. Make sure to ask them: where they went, who they met and what activities they did there!

Register for Beyond the Bell and After School Classes

Registration is now open for Beyond the Bell Session 2. Click here to register. Registration closes today, Friday, January 21st.

Registration is also open for Beyond the Bell Classes, Session 2A. You can view the class brochure here. Please register via Google Form here. Registration closes at the end of the school day on Thursday, January 27th.

Please feel free to reach out to Gladys with any questions.

PMFS Updated Covid Protocols

PMFS recognizes the inconvenience and disruption that quarantine presents for families and the school. We share your desire to keep on-campus learning going. Recent changes to recommendations for schools from the CDC, CHOP and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health informed our decision-making about adjustments to the PMFS COVID Protocols. Please see the attached chart which clearly outlines protocols for unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals, as well as those who have recovered from COVID in the past 90 days. Please see Brenda’s email for more information.

Free At Home Covid Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about ordering:
  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Please Share your Child’s Covid Vaccination Status

If you have not already done so, please let us know your child’s covid vaccination status by emailing a copy of their vaccination card to Kali in the office.

Upcoming @PMFS

Friday, February 18
No School – Professional Development Day

Monday, February 21
No School – Presidents’ Day

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