Virtual Red Folder
November 9, 2018
Yesterday, students spent their day in mixed-age “color pods”, engaging in a variety of small-group and whole-school activities focused on our theme for the day, “Community.” Fifth and Sixth Graders were charged with leading their pods, putting into action leadership skills they have built throughout their time at PMFS. They navigated their roles beautifully, caring for their group members throughout the day. The day’s activities included learning to say “Yes, and” at an improv workshop, creating a Peaceable Kingdom mural with Gillian, and planting Spring bulbs around campus.
Go Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Silver!!!
First Grade at the Tyler Arboretum
First Graders had a great time exploring the Arboretum, on a sunny but blustery day. They loved the nature and the built environments — a crooked house built by a goblin, a treehouse in the shape of a guitar, even a giant birdhouse! Students had lots to encourage their imaginative play while also learning about the plants and critters who make the arboretum their home.
Fifth Graders Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
Second Graders Create Their Own List of Classroom Expectations
- Be kind always and include everyone.
- Play fairly.
- Tell the truth always.
- Be aware of your body and others around you.
- Touch only your food and your things.
- Be respectful.
- Show the speaker that you are listening.
- Get right to work and do your best. Work quietly so your friends can do their best work too.
- Clean up after yourself and put things away.
Lice Reported at School
Lice have been reported in two classrooms. If it is your child’s classroom, you have already received this information in an email. A common childhood inconvenience, head lice are a nuisance that can be eradicated by carefully following procedures; lice are a community issue, not just an individual one. Please read this information for symptoms and treatments and carefully check your child’s and all family members’ heads for lice now and multiple times over the next several weeks.
If your child does develop lice, PMFS allows a child to be in school provided that: there are no active lice on the head, the child has been treated with a lice removal shampoo/treatment, and the child’s home environment has been treated. Follow-up treatment of the home and child, for the following two weeks or more, will be necessary to completely eradicate lice from your home.
PMFS and our teachers are following best practices in this situation: cleaning rugs and upholstered surfaces, bagging stuffed animals and pillows for two weeks, and instructing children to avoid head-to-head contact. PMFS does not perform class-wide lice screenings (such screenings have been found to have no significant effect on the incidence of head lice and are not recommended by organizations including the CDC, National Association of School Nurses, and American Academy of Pediatrics).
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Office with any questions.
Measuring Up in Second Grade
To study measurement, Second Graders created their own balance scales with sticks and string. Balance scales were used by the ancient Egyptians to determine if items were equal in weight. They took the work very seriously, and had fun making predictions and conducting experiments with different materials.
Quick Reminder from the Office about Medication
To administer over-the-counter medication to your child (tylenol, cough drops, itch cream, etc.) we need:
- A new “Stocked Non-Prescription Medication Consent Form” every school year, signed by you AND your child’s pediatrician.
- Verbal permission from you for each instance. (We will call you to ask before we give anything to your child.)
If you have medication that you want your child to take during the school day, we need:
- A “Medication Consent Form” signed by you AND your child’s pediatrician.
- You to drop the medication off to the Main Office. We need to receive medication from an adult so we have the opportunity to ask questions about dosage, etc. We ask that you give medication to the Office, not to your child’s teacher, so that we can ensure all our safety protocols surrounding medication are in place.
We want to keep your children safe and healthy. Please let Kelly and Maeve know if you have any questions!
Friday, Nov 9
Last day for picture orders
No School for Students
Monday, Nov 12
Welcome to 6th meeting (for 5th Grade parents), 7:00 pm
Thursday, Nov 15
Meeting for Worship, 8:30-9:00 am — Join us!
6th to Penn Museum
PTO meeting, 3:00 pm, Library — Join us!
Friday, November 16
Parent Coffee, 8:00-9:15 am — Join us!
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