Virtual Red Folder
May 6, 2022


Come to ArtsFest TOMORROW, Saturday, May 7 from 2-4pm!

Come to the lower campus to experience:
  • the opening of the school-wide art show
  • live musical performances by students
  • art demonstrations
  • dramatic performances by Kindergarten and 5th grade
It’s a celebration not to be missed and we’re so excited this tradition is back to being in person!
Masks are required inside by families who attend, and we are keeping attendance to our school community and extended family members. And of course it’s free to attend!

FIELD DAY IS BACK, FIELD DAY IS BACK!

We are so excited to get back together and celebrate Friends, Fitness and Fun! Field Day will be held during the school day on Friday, May 13 after lunch (about 12:45pm). Students in Kindergarten thru Sixth Grade will be placed on mixed grade teams and compete against one another in fun and friendly events. Some of the events include potato sack racing, egg on spoon relay, tricycle race and more. Each student will be given a Field Day shirt to be worn on event day, and please be sure that students are dressed comfortably and have on sneakers. The campus is buzzing with excitement about having our long standing Field Day tradition back!


Chester County Studio Tour: Featuring Gillian Pokalo – May 14 & 15

Friends, families, art enthusiasts, and the curious are invited to experience artists Gillian Pokalo, Miranda Blas, Lynette Shelley, and Anna Boothe as they exhibit work during the 2022 Chester County Studio Tour two-day event.

Open to the public Saturday, May 14 (10am – 6pm) and Sunday, May 15 (10am – 5pm) at 504 W. Pothouse Road in Phoenixville, PA.

For more information, please visit chestercountystudiotour.com.

Circus Tickets on Sale NOW!

Families can purchase their tickets now! To make sure that we reserve this event for current families only, you will need to login to your Parent Portal for the tickets (if you, ahem, haven’t set up access to the portal yet, please contact Kali in the Main Office ASAP). Be advised that tickets will likely eventually sell out, so please plan to get any tickets that you might want in advance as they may easily not be available at the door.


BloomBox

April 25-May 9: BloomBox Garden Fundraiser!

Order plants from BloomBox and enter code PMFSCHOOL15 in the “Gift Card or Discount Card” box on the payment screen. BloomBox will deliver your plants to your home and the PTO will receive a portion of your purchase amount! Click here to order.


Stay after School with Us: Playground Playdate

Wednesday, May 18, 3-4:30 pm

Come and enjoy the simple pleasure of being together. After-school snacks courtesy of the PTO; a good time for parents and caregivers and kids courtesy of … YOU. Current and incoming families are welcome!


Tot Time is returning! Share the News!

Tell your friends how they can experience a slice of the PMFS wonder by attending! FREE & OPEN to children ages 2-4 (and their parents or caregivers, of course). Under the guidance of enthusiastic expert PMFS teachers, kids engage in hands-on playtime and discovery at Tot Time.

  • May 18, 11:00-11:45am — Oodles of Animals, with Projects & Research teacher Varley
  • June 1, 11:00-11:45am — Movement and Colors, with PE teacher Kelly

Questions? Ask info@pmfs1780.org or 610.828.2288 x226

RSVP here: capacity is limited!


Visitors to Campus

All visitors should stop by the Main Office to sign in and receive a visitor sticker before moving on to their campus destination. This lets us know who is on campus in case of emergencies, and signals to the rest of the community that you are an official visitor.


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.

Alex Hansen – the New Executive Director of The Friends Collaborative

Alex Hansen, PMFS class of ‘99, took on the role of Executive Director of The Friends Collaborative this past Fall. Alex aligns herself with the mission of the Collaborative and the Quaker values she learned while a student at Plymouth. “Quaker education didn’t teach me what to think, it taught me how to think,” she said. She fondly remembers her teachers, the Strawberry Festival, class performances, and of course, strawberry shortcake. 

The Friends Collaborative (TFC) is a group of 22 Pennsylvania Quaker schools working together to collectively make a Friends education affordable for more families, raising and awarding 100% of The Collaborative’s donations as need-based scholarships. Operationally, TFC facilitates a PA education tax credit program (EITC) where donors receive 90% of their contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their state taxes owed. This means that for every donation, a net out-of-pocket gift of $1 actually funds $10 in scholarship support. Over the past five years, the Collaborative has raised approximately $15.5 million dollars, distributing aid to over 1,700 students across 22 Pennsylvania Quaker schools. This year, TFC expects to add an additional $10 million dollars in scholarship funding to that impressive total.

You can participate in this program and leverage your Pennsylvania state taxes to help more students attend PMFS and other Quaker schools. For more information, please contact Ralph Henninger and Linda Metzler in the PMFS Development office at 610.828.2288 or ralphh@pmfs1780.org and lindam@pmfs1780.org.

Upcoming @PMFS

Saturday, May 7, 2-4pm
ArtsFest

Wednesday, May 11, 8-9pm
Strawberry Festival Planning Meeting

Friday, May 13, 12:45pm
Field Day

Friday, May 13 and Saturday May 14 , 7-8pm
Pod 3/4 Circus

Friday, May 20
6th Grade “Soon to be Alumni” Luncheon

Friday, May 27 – No School
Professional Development Day

Monday, May 30 – No School
Memorial Day

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 – 7pm
6th Grade Production

Saturday, June 4 – 10am – 1pm
Strawberry Festival – required day for all students


Want more info on happenings at school?

Subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar at pmfs1780.org/calendar.
Take a look at the 2022-23 At-a-Glance Calendar.


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