Virtual Red Folder
November 29, 2018
History & Art & Art History in Doylestown
Fourth Graders went to Fonthill Castle and the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works this week. What inspiring places! In keeping with their year-long exploration of U.S. history, they will be making a tile in the vein of Henry Mercer and they are currently working on a clay project inspired by Dave the Potter.
Rainforest Sale Next Wednesday
Fifth Grade will hold its annual Rainforest Sale on 12/5 during lunch recess. K-6 students will have the opportunity to:
- Buy baked goods and other treats
- Do crafts
- Play games and win prizes
- Buy gently-used toys
- Get their hair spray-dyed (with your permission — it washes out!)
Everything costs $0.25-$1.00, so please send your child in with some pocket money. All proceeds go to support the reforestation work of The Nature Conservancy in the Amazon. Thanks to Fifth Graders Hannah and Samuel for making a special trip to the Office to give us all these details!
"La Rosquilla/Dona Triste" (The Sad Doughnut)
"El Helado Enojado" (The Angry Ice Cream)
"El Pollo Nugget Nerd" (The Chicken Nugget Nerd)
From a Single Word to a Silly Story in Spanish
Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Graders used their growing Spanish skills to engage in silly storytelling recently. They started to create the characters in the slideshow above by shouting out the name of an object. They then asked each other questions until they had come up with a character and a backstory. This activity, called “One-Word Image,” engaged students in authentic conversations and storytelling. Their finished drawings sparked conversation not only in within their class, but between others as well. The best part of this activity is that all students, whether they speak Spanish at home or have just started learning this year, can understand and participate at their own level.
Learning to Give at Thanksgiving
The Dragonflies wanted to make something delicious to bring home for Thanksgiving dinner. They measured and mixed and baked, and when they were done, each child had pumpkin muffins to serve to family and friends. This activity answered the Quaker Testimonies of Community and Stewardship, by helping to nourish and care for others.
While we were on Thanksgiving Break, Plymouth Monthly Meeting started to remove a dead tree near the back of the Science Room. They had to drive a special crane onto the blacktop to get the tree surgeon up there!
Friday, Nov 30
Kindergarten & 5th Grade (Reading Buddies) go to the Arden Theatre
Saturday, Dec 1
Leaf Raking Day, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Applicant Visiting Day, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 2
Hanukkah begins at sundown
Tuesday, Dec 4
6th Grade Tapas Feast
Wednesday, Dec 5
Thursday, Dec 6
Meeting for Worship, 8:30-9:00 am — Join us!
6th Grade goes to Phila Museum of Art
PTO meeting, 3:00 pm in the Library — Join us!
Friday, Dec 7
Parent Coffee for EC and K families, 8:15-9:15 am in the Corson — Join us!
3rd Grade goes to Fairmount Waterworks
5th Grade potluck and Mexico meeting
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.
Follow us on Instagram
Like and review us on Facebook
2018-19 At-a-Glance Calendar
2018-19 Events Calendar
Online PMFS Directory
Virtual Red Folders (all in one place)
Help PMFS While You Shop