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!


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Soon-to-be-Alumni Luncheon

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.

Wait!! Where’s My Kid?

Please remember to communicate all changes to your child’s daily transportation routine to the teachers and the main office.

During our last month of school, we never want you to wonder where your child is at the end of the school day. Families must notify the school AND the school district transportation office about changes to a student’s bus routine. We will not accept transportation changes that students share verbally; we must have communication from parents and guardians about late arrival, early pick-up, and unforeseen carpooling or busing changes. Safety is our number one priority; and we always want to be sure that students are delivered safely into their family’s care at the end of each school day.

We never want to hear, “Wait!! Where’s my kid?”


A TV network by our 6th Grade, with skits to be performed for YOU!

June 3 and June 4, 7pm

Tickets are available NOW in the Parent Portal.


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.

  • 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!


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.

 

Welcome Natalie!

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:

Item Collected Each
Kit Contains
Large Bars Bath Soap 130 4
Shampoo 18 2
Large Bars Laundry Soap 21 4
Toothbrushes 224 4
New Bath Towels 28 4
Wide Tooth Combs 86 2
Nail Clippers 82 1
Adhesive Bandages 900 40
Sanitary Pads 246 28

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!

Upcoming @PMFS

Thursday, May 26
6th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball Game

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


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