Virtual Red Folder
May 20, 2022
Support the 5/6 Rainforest Sale on Wednesday, May 25th
For many years, PMFS has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to raise money for rainforest conservation. Over the years, we have bought dozens of acres, planted hundreds of trees, and raised awareness of the importance of conserving the environment. This year is no different! 5th and 6th graders are organizing a school wide sale. They will have cookies (home baked), smoothies, activities to participate in, jewelry, glitter jars for meditation, gently used toys and more! It is on Wednesday May 25th. It will be from 11:30 – 12:30. Please consider sending in change and dollar bills for your child to support the cause! Any questions, please contact a student from grade 5 or 6!
Sixth Graders were the guests of honor at the annual “Soon-to-be-Alumni” Luncheon today. For this special event, PMFS alumni who are about to graduate from high school are invited back to campus. They share their experiences of transitioning to middle school and answer Sixth Graders’ questions over a catered lunch, and everyone goes home with plenty of gifts.
This year’s alumni speakers were Hannah Barkat, who will be graduating from Penn Charter and attending Loyola University Maryland, and Sanaa Nicholson, who will be graduating from Abington Friends and attending Tufts University. They assured the Sixth Graders that it’s okay to cry on your graduation day, while getting them excited to make new friends and learn new things in middle school.
Strawberry Festival Corner
We are ready for 100% parent participation. We rely on YOU to bring the joy to this day, so please take a look NOW (no, not next week) at how you can be a part of things: Click here to find out how.
Get your T-shirts BEFORE the Festival (we only sell limited quantities at the festival, so we anticipate selling out). Order your Shortcake too while you’re at it! Click here to pre-order t-shirts (or use that form in your child’s Red Folder). Pre-orders will close on Monday, May 23.
To minimize money handling at Strawberry Festival, people will exchange cash for tickets to spend during the event. Order your Festival Tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line. Order forms were sent home in your child’s Red Folder today. Pre-orders will close on Tuesday, May 31.
Bring us your children’s books for our Free Children’s Book Swap at the Festival. Leave books in the Sand Shed (on the Blacktop at the upper campus), starting next week.
We’re not even going to ask you to write Saturday, June 4 on your calendars, because we knowwwww you did that already, right? Class performances begin at 10; the Festival begins at 11.
We are delighted to share that Natalie Coney will join the Plymouth Meeting Friends School community as Director of Development beginning July 1, 2022. Natalie is a Temple University graduate. She comes to us from Greene Street Friends School, where she currently holds the role of Director of Annual Giving. Prior to that she worked as the Development Manager for the National Kidney Foundation and as Special Events Manager for the American Red Cross (SEPA). In addition to her fundraising and event planning expertise, Natalie brings leadership, management and marketing experience into her role at PMFS.
As Director, Natalie will lead the Development Office and collaborate with Linda Metzler, Development Coordinator and Maeve Sutherland, Alumni Outreach Associate on projects and events focused on the financial sustainability of Plymouth and strengthening connections with current families, as well as generations of alumni.
Because of her Friends school experience, Natalie understands the value of relationship-building and community, both which are fundamental to PMFS. Her creativity, positivity and talent will certainly contribute to collaborations with PMFS administrators, faculty, parents and trustees.
We look forward to welcoming Natalie into our Plymouth Meeting Friends School family!
Plymouth Monthly Meeting Thanks You for Your Support
We thank you for your support collecting items needed to create relief kits for Ukrainian and other refugees. With your support we collected:
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Supplies were delivered to the collection center. Speaking to the warehouse manager, he said they had just completed assembling 2,500 relief kits and were expecting to complete 2,500 more kits by the end of May. Thank you for your contributions!
Thursday, May 26
6th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball Game
Friday, May 27 – No School
Professional Development Day
Monday, May 30 – No School
Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 – 7pm
6th Grade Production
Saturday, June 4 – 10am – 1pm
Strawberry Festival – required day for all students
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