Virtual Red Folder
November 10, 2017
Color Day Success: An Inspiring Model for Community Building
Yesterday, Parent-Teacher Conference Day was transformed into Color Day!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade spent their day in eight mixed-age Color Pods engaging in a variety of small-group and whole-school activities focused on our theme for the Day, PEACE (in the Quaker Testimonies, the “P” in S.P.I.C.E.S.). Butterflies joined assigned pods for portions of the day including Meeting for Worship, morning activities””including paper mache, origami, finger knitting, and mandala creation to produce items to decorate our peace tent “”the assembly, and peace parade. Fifth and Sixth Graders were charged with leading their pods through the schedule for the day, putting into action leadership skills that are built throughout their time at PMFS, and that the students outlined themselves in an orientation earlier in the week (click here to see the students’ reflections on the qualities of a leader). They navigated their leadership roles beautifully, caring for their group members throughout the day.
Here is the Green pod’s reflection on the day:
And here are some photos from the day:
Go Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Silver!!!
Winter Wassail & Community Sing Update!
As our children our preparing for their upcoming Thanksgiving concert in less than two weeks, I’d like to draw your attention to the next musical event on our campus: The Winter Wassail and Community Sing.
This year will be a little different than in the past. Instead of the traditional concert format (as at Thanksgiving), our students and faculty will lead us in a more intimate celebration of the coming of winter through shared song and holiday cheer! This less formal event will open up more musical exploration time in class for our children in December and give them a break from the rigors of concert preparation after Thanksgiving. As a result, we are excited about creating more opportunities in the Spring for our students to perform and showcase the skills and musical journeys they’ve been on all year. Stay tuned!
John B, Music Teacher, Caterpillars-Sixth Grade
Save the Date
Wednesday, December 20
9:30 am Wassail – punch and cookies
10:30 am Community Sing
12:00 pm Classes dismissed
The Annual PMFS Thanksgiving Program
We are pleased that so many families (and alums!) attend the Thanksgiving Program each year. In case you didn’t know, we always have a packed house for this event! We invite you to come early to take advantage of the energy surrounding this day of joy and thankfulness.
9:30 am Refreshments in the Corson Lobby
10:30 am Thanksgiving Program
We’ll see you at the show, which traditionally ends with the school song. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
The 2017 PMFS soccer team rounded out an exciting and fun-filled season with a game against PMFS parents this past Wednesday. Fifteen Fifth and Sixth Graders played this year, creating a mix of seasoned and first-time soccer players. The soccer season is eight weeks long and meets once per week to either play a game or practice. The kids had seven games this year against three different schools with students ranging in age Fourth – Sixth grade. Coach Jim says he was pleasantly surprised with the teamwork and camaraderie they displayed in such a short amount of time. The season has been a major success. Not only are the kids having fun, but they also are learning what it means to display good sportsmanship and how to work together to be a successful team.
The games this year have been packed with excitement. All the games have been really competitive and one game even ended with a successful penalty kick for PMFS. Overall, Jim is really proud of of how well the kids performed and the excitement and fun they displayed throughout the season.
A Peek into the Classroom
Debating Plato’s Republic in Sixth Grade
Coming Up Next Week: Ancient Wonders of the World Presentations on Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 16. We’ll learn about the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Parthenon, the Temple of Artemis, Pompeii, Carnac, Valley of the Kings, the Library of Alexandria, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and the Colosseum.
Tomorrow/Saturday, November 12
Tuesday, November 14
Fourth Grade to Moravian Tile Works
Online Book Fair “” last day to order
CANCELLED: Flu Clinic @ PMFS, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 16
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 am
Friday, November 17
Sixth Grade to Terracotta Warriors @ the Franklin Institute
Monday, November 20
End of Day plans for Wednesday’s 12:00 pm Dismissal due
Wednesday, November 22
Refreshments, 9:30 am, Corson Lobby
Thanksgiving Program, 10.30 am, Steinbright Auditorium
12:00 pm Dismissal (no Ex-Day)
Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24
School Closed 🙂
(no Vacation Care)
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