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January 11, 2018
News from the Head of School and School Committee Clerk
Yesterday, you received an e-mail containing some important news from our Head of School and School Committee Clerk. Click here to read a PDF copy. (And do let us know if you did not receive it: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Join Us Tomorrow, 1/12, for a Parent Coffee
We will be hosting an open forum for discussion of any kind, with yummy treats and time to connect. It all starts at 8:00 am in the Corson Lobby. We hope to see you there!
First and Second Grade Structure: Looking Ahead
Click here to read a letter from Sarah about the new-for-2017/18 First and Second Grade structure.
New Way to Stay In-the-Know
Now, you can quickly have PMFS calendar events appear in your personal calendars. To add to your computer or mobile device, visit our calendar and just click the “Subscribe” icon in the lower-right corner.
And While We’re on the Topic…
…Always check your Spam folder for the VRF. This weekly e-newsletter is your top way to stay on top of all things PMFS. Sometimes our lovely e-mail filters catch the stuff we DO want to read :).
Coming Soon: A New Way to Manage Your Family’s Information
Family Access Module (FAM) will soon be your password-protected access to key online directory information at PMFS. We look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming weeks. Get ready to get EVEN MORE digital!
Fifth Grade Farm Show: Learning through Fun
A favorite trip yearly for Fifth Grade, students traveled to Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Farm Show yesterday. Sustainability and environmental justice are key components of the Fifth Grade curriculum, and this trip builds understanding of these issues as students learn about farming practices and farm culture and see where their food comes from. Fifth Graders had a blast sampling delicious fare, climbing aboard tractors, watching livestock exhibits, and so much more. Of course, trips like these lend nicely to fostering classroom community and traveling as a group (Hmmm. Why would this be important for this group?)!
Psst… Part One of the Mexican Exchange Program starts next Thursday, 1/18. Our Fifth Graders will welcome their Williams School buddies from Cuernavaca, Mexico and step into their challenging and rewarding roles as host for two weeks. We cannot wait to see our friends and witness the magic that is the Mexican Exchange Program.
Classes Have Started!
Our winter class session has kicked off and runs until Spring Break. Clubs run from 3:15 to 4:15 pm; there is limited space for additional students if your child wants to enroll. Please note club locations below:
- Monday – Monster Makers – Art room
- Tuesday – Mixed Sports – Gym
- Wednesday – Yoga – Spanish room
- Thursday – Clayworks – Art room
Vacation Care Fun!
Winter Break Vacation Care was filled with fun, food, and lots of play. We cooked delicious treats with Rachel, learned new songs with Nate and Ryan, and sewed fun creations with Barbara. Please keep an eye out for our upcoming offerings in February and March.
Sliding Back into the Swing of Things
Lower Campus has been abuzz with activity. Caterpillars all hopped on a train during Book Look; Butterflies greeted each other with a shoe exchange at Circle Time (everyone put a shoe in the middle of the circle and one by one, closed their eyes, selected a shoe, guessed its owner, and shook hands with the wearer); and Kindergarteners learned about animals and practiced Spanish.
Tomorrow! Friday, January 12
Community Coffee, Corson Lobby, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Monday, January 15
No School for Students,
MLK Jr. Day of Justice and Service
MLK Community Activities, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16
Fifth Grade delivers MLK coats and treasures to ACLAMO
Wednesday, January 17
Fourth Grade goes to the Phila School for Circus Arts
Sixth Grade Speaker Series; Graham Robb on habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua
Thursday, January 18
Mexican Exchange begins: students arrive in Philadelphia!
Friday, January 19
DUE: Food Program orders (second half of year)
Mexican Exchange Welcome Breaksfast
First Grade goes to the Elmwood Park Zoo
Saturday, January 20
EC/K Applicant Visiting Day
Want more info on happenings at school?
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2017-18 At-a-Glance Calendar
2017-18 Calendar of Events
2017-18 Virtual Red Folders (from the school year, in one place)
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