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May 2, 2019
The Field Trip Issue
It’s Opening Night!
The whole school is buzzing with excitement to see the Sixth Grade Musical, B.A. Wulf! Join us tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 pm in the Steinbright building (click here for tickets or buy them at the door).
The musical, written by Gillian with music by John B, is inspired by the Anglo-Saxon epic poem “Beowulf.” It is a tale about being true to yourself, the power of empathy, peer mediation, and Vikings. In addition to performing the show, the Sixth Graders have conceived and created the musical’s fantastic design elements (including a giant monster arm!). The show is supported by students in the Musical Theater Club, who are doing everything from background acting, to stage crew, to sound.
This show is appropriate for all ages; bring the whole family!
Last week Fourth Grade took their annual trip to Washington D.C. This is the capstone of their year studying U.S. history. The class visited the American History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, and had a great time exploring monuments and all the city has to offer.
Wallops Island, VA
Third Grade stayed at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Wallops Island, VA for three days last week. After studying water as a resource and habitat all year, the class was excited to visit a place with sand dunes, tidal bays, rivers, canals, and scientists to help them see the wonder in it all. Some highlights were launching their handmade boats into the Delaware, doing field work in the bay, and catching lots of marine creatures.
Camp Laughing Waters
Second Grade headed to Gilbertsville last week for an overnight camping trip at Camp Laughing Waters. They hiked, roasted marshmallows around the campfire, played games, and had an all-around great time despite a little bit of rainy weather.
Camp Out in the Library
First Graders took a little staycation on Friday night. They had four enormous tents set up in the Library, complete with sleeping bags, stuffed animals, cozy string lights, and solar lanterns. They enjoyed dinner (and s’mores!) in their classroom, and had a pancake feast for breakfast the next morning. This class is going to be well prepared for Camp Laughing Waters next year.
Strawberry Festival— It’s Time to Jump into Action
The biggest all-school, all-community event of the year is coming! Full of joy and strawberry shortcake and fun, it’ll be here in less than a month. What are the top 5 things you should be doing NOW?
5. Dust off your favorite recipes for baked goods. Test them out on some friends. We’ll be calling for bakers!
4. Say hi and thanks to your Strawberry Festival team when you see them around:
- Co-clerks Joyce Colzani (alumni parent of Emma ’09 and Eliana ’12; Admission office) and Marialice Dancy (alumni parent of Amanda ’08 and Maria ’12; school committee member)
- Entertainment Chair Julie Neale (Paige’s mom)
- Facilities chair Jana Dean Gunby (Hart’s mom)
- Food Chair Keely McCarthy (Sasha’s mom)
- Parking Chair Jessica Lember (Aydin and Annika’s mom)
- Corporate Sponsorship Chair Laurie Elder (Arowyn’s mom)
- Strawberry Shortcake Chair Andrea Hanratty (Caleb and Elody’s mom)
- Outside Vendor chair Erin Schmitt (Mari, Georgia, and Aida’s mom)
- All our class parents
- And… YOU (well, you know who your kids are)
3. Invite a crafty friend to have a booth at the festival. More vendors = more fun. Click here for the Vendor Form. Only $35 for a table? You really can’t beat that.
2. Invite a business friend to sponsor the Festival. Sponsorship deadline has been extended to Tuesday, May 7, but don’t delay. Click here for the Sponsorship Form you can pass along.
1. Go to your google/ kitchen/ study calendar and make sure the Strawberry Festival is on there! Saturday, June 1 (class performances at 10; Festival at 11). The PTO will provide the Strawberries; you’ll provide the Fest.
Thursday, May 2
6th Grade Musical, Steinbright 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3
Parent Coffee, 8:00- 9:00 — Discover the long-lasting benefits to our Mexican Exchange Program
6th Grade to Japanese Tea House
6th Grade Musical, Steinbright 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 4
PMFS at Mount Airy Day
Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 11
In-service day, no school for students
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.
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