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June 6, 2019
Another Fabulous Strawberry Festival in the Books!
It was a truly phenomenal day! The children’s performances were amazing, often uplifting, and even a bit emotional at times. From the very youngest Dragonfly to the Sixth Grade, every routine was full of energy. Every aspect of the event went smoothly, and everywhere you looked people were enjoying great food, toe-tapping music, and warm friendships.
We are deeply grateful to all our volunteers, especially Festival Co-Chairs, Joyce Colzani and Marialice Dancy. They and lots of parent volunteers make the Festival possible, and it is not only a critical fundraiser for PMFS, it is also an important way in which we reach out to our community, inviting them to get to know us and learn what a fun place Plymouth Meeting Friends School is! Whether you donated a book, made a shortcake, or grilled burgers you helped us accomplish this critical mission, so THANKS!
Sixth Grade at Echo Hill
Echo Hill bookends the Sixth Grade year; the class went once in the Fall to bond as a group, and now they’re back to reflect on their time at Plymouth. They play community-building games, have a cookout in the woods, problem solve their way through adventure courses, and even go on a giant swing! This class has grown a lot much this year, and it’s wonderful to see them working so well as a team.
People Who Made a Difference
Third Grade is wrapping up their third research project of the year. Each Third Grader read biographies to learn about a “person who made a difference,” took notes on the important moments of the person’s life, and published a report which they will soon share with their classmates at a publishing party. They presented the visual part of their projects to each other this week. They certainly are experts!
Together We Accomplish Much
With two months remaining in the 2018-2019 Annual Giving campaign, we are happy to share that it has been an unqualified success. Thanks to our generous school community we have already exceeded our Annual Giving goal. Thank You for your passion and generosity.
2018-2019 Annual Giving Highlights:
- We have surpassed our goal of $90,950 and to date have received $121,440 in gifts.
- We have set an all-time school record for the 2nd consecutive year, and have reached the highest Annual Giving total in PMFS history.
- We received gifts of all sizes, ranging from $5.00 to $20,000.
The Impact of your donations to the Annual Giving Campaign:
- Increased financial aid
- Technology upgrades
- Campus upgrades and renovations
- Academic & classroom resources
There is still time to participate and help celebrate 239 years of Plymouth Meeting Friends School history with your support. All gifts received by July 31, 2019 will be included with the gifts raised thus far in 2018/2019 Annual Giving effort.
For more information about giving please contact:
Second Grade Improv Show
Thanks for Your Donations!
With your help, Building Bridges, a PMFS community group devoted to living out our PMFS values in the world, donated 20 boxes of children’s books to schools in the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia this school year. Public schools in Fairhill are so underfunded that they are only able to have a library through the efforts of volunteers and donors. Thank you to everyone who donated books! To learn more about how you can advocate for fair funding for Pennsylvania public schools visit POWER, an interfaith social justice nonprofit. Save your books to donate next year and contact Rebecca Heider (email@example.com) to get involved.
Friday, June 7
5th & K go bowling
Monday, June 10
Class Day (students give gifts and say goodbye to 6th)
Tuesday, June 11
Last day of school, 12:00 pm dismissal
6th Grade Graduation & Reception, 7:00 pm
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.