Virtual Red Folder
October 11, 2018

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  • Chili Cook-off – Calling all Chili Masters!
    • If you would like to participate, please sign up here to enter. We ask that you make about a gallon of chili if possible, and bring it in a crock pot that we can plug in to keep it warm.
    • For other questions, please contact Jana Gunby at
  • Pumpkin Painting– Let’s Decorate!
    • Maple Acres Farm is bringing pumpkins to the Fall Fest for our children to paint
    • PLEASE NOTE – we will use acrylic paint and provide old t-shirts to use as smocks
  • Scarecrow Crafts – Let’s make some spooky scarecrow crafts to scare off the goblins and ghouls!
  • Used Clothing Swap – Proceeds benefit PMFS PTO community events such as this one!
    • Please leave gently used donations outside Corson Lobby
    • Bring a bag to the Fall Fest and fill it with clothing for $10
  • Pizza, Autumn-inspired desserts, and Halloween music provided!

Open House THIS Wednesday

Quick! Who can YOU tell about our Admissions Open House on Wednesday, October 17 (9:30-11:30 am)? Your experiences and affirmations continue to be our best advertisement. Click here for a handy dandy flyer to give to that nice neighbor or colleague you’ve been hoping to chat more with. It really does make all the difference to our school!

Second Grade at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Second Grade continued their exploration of all things insect (especially butterflies!) at the Academy of Natural Sciences last week. From dressing up as bees, to holding exotic insect specimens, students learned a lot about how insects live. One of the most exciting moments was in the museum’s butterfly greenhouse, when a butterfly landed right on Elody’s head (in the photo above)!

Photos from Picture Day are In!

Here is how you can view your pictures:
1. Click here.
2. Type your child’s last name in the search box.
3. When prompted for password, type in child’s last name.

Order by Friday, October 19. Click here for pricing info.

Want a retake or a sibling picture?
Picture Retake Day is Friday, October 19. Please email the Main Office ( by Tuesday October 16, to sign up your child for retakes or a sibling photo.

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Second Grade and EC Butterflies enjoy buddy time, reading and playing together.

Vacation Care for 11/9

It’s already time to start thinking about Conference Day on Friday, 11/9. Registration for this Vacation Care date will open next week.

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Parent Interest: Speaker Series at Friends’ Central

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, is a pediatrician, professor, public health advocate, and author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. She will be visiting Friends’ Central on October 30, 2018, to deliver a talk at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Find out more and register online here.

Special Guest Artist Teaches Eco-Dyeing

Heathyr Angellone, a historical fashion designer who went to school with Gillian at the Moore College of Art, visited our Art classes on Tuesday.  Heathyr taught Butterflies and Fourth Grade how to eco-dye. Students used flowers and leaves to make prints on paper, much the way that the leaves make prints on the sidewalks around campus this time of year.

Third Grade at the Norristown Farm Park

Last week the creek became the classroom as the Third Graders took part in creek and watershed study at the Norristown Farm Park. Under the guidance of Environmental Science Specialist Ruth King, Third Graders searched for and then collected different organisms living in the creek, such as crayfish, salamanders, and insects. They looked carefully, classifying and categorizing the findings based on how tolerant or susceptible each organism was to pollution. With the help of Ruth, the kids calculated the health of Stony Creek based on what they found. Third Graders learned that while the biggest pollutant affecting the creek was erosion, their findings proved the creek to be in very good health!

PMFS Used Clothing Swap Flyer (1)
PMFS Fundraiser Flyer

Not sure what size you need? Try on samples at the Fall Fest this Saturday.

2018 Tea School Days for VRF

Upcoming @PMFS

Thursday, Oct 11
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 am– Join us!
4th Grade goes to Circus School
Planned Parenthood Meeting for 5th and 6th Grade Parents

Friday, Oct 12
2nd Grade Potluck
4th Grade Potluck

Saturday, Oct 13
Fall Festival, 1:00-3:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct 16
6th Grade goes to the Museum of Art

Wednesday, Oct 17
Admissions Open House, 9:30-11:30 am

Thursday, Oct 18
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 am– Join us!
PTO meeting, 3:00 pm in the Library– Join us!

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