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May 30, 2019
Strawberry Festival: IT’S ON!
Just 2 more days until (may we say?) the BEST school day and community event of the year. So what can you expect this Saturday, June 1? A whole lot, actually…
What can you DO at the festival?
Browse books, shop at vendor tables (more this year!), get your face painted (adults too!), listen to music, watch the kids gleefully play games, visit the petting zoo, listen to some cool music, see the alums back on campus for their reunion, watch the jugglers, and enjoy each other’s company. All this AFTER class performances kick off the fun (starting at 10:00 am).
What kind of food is offered?
Lemon sticks, homemade Mexican food, lots and lots of baked goods, the GRILL, water ice, pizza… OH and did we mention our famous strawberry shortcake?
How exactly does the PTO make this WORK?
This event runs on 100% parent participation. We need you – we really do! We rely on YOU to bring the party.
What can and should a parent DO?
- Help out with Strawberry Hulling in the Annie H. from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Bring a knife and cutting board if you can).
- Help set up on Friday afternoon.
- Bake! Donate individually-wrapped baked goods—e.g., cookies, muffins, and other small treats—to the Bake Sale. Drop off your goodies on Friday (in Annie H.) or Saturday (directly at the Bake Sale Table). Please make a note if your treat is made with nuts and other allergens. Third Grade thanks you!
- Bring us your books & DVDs & CDs! The Sixth Grade and Dragonflies invite you to drop things off in the sand shed off the black top.
- Park off-campus. Consider this your gentle reminder: folks may not park on campus on Saturday. Look for parking on Blue Ridge Road or use the lot at the Meetinghouse Business Complex on Germantown Pike, across from PMFS.
- Help clean up (remember, it’s your party too).
Early Childhood can’t wait for Strawberry Festival! They’ve been busy baking strawberry shortcakes and making signs to welcome guests to campus on the big day. As if you need another reason to love PMFS strawberry shortcake, some slices for sale at the Festival have helped Dragonflies and Butterflies and Kindergartners practice motor and spacial skills!
Woodland Stewards Meet Critters
First Graders have been working with our librarians to learn how to help and care for different animals in our community. Each child chose an animal, drew their animal, and read about the animals’ habitat, predators, and food. Then an animal rehabilitator from the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center visited their classroom with a few of the center’s residents: Kevin Bacon the box turtle, Sid the opossum, and an unnamed saw whet owl and fish crow. The students loved hearing about how the wildlife center helps injured animals.
Good Luck, Cotton Ball!
Kindergarten concluded their study of butterflies with a bang (or a flutter?). After watching the insects grow from eggs to caterpillars to chrysalises to butterflies inside their classroom, students released them into nature. Farewell to Cotton Ball, Lucky, Charlie, Shine, Butter, and Pringles!
Saturday, June 1
Strawberry Festival! Performances 10:00 am, Festival 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, June 3
Move-Up Day (students visit their classroom and teachers for next year)
Tuesday, June 4
6th to Echo Hill (returning June 7)
Wednesday, June 5
5th grade pool party
Thursday, June 6
PTO meeting, 3:00 pm
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, 7:00pm
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.