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October 15, 2021


First Grade Number Stories

First graders tell number stories with animals to better understand part-part-whole relationships. After choosing an animal from the grab bag, students match the animal to its information card. Then they draw a picture representing a part-part-whole number story. Finally, they write that story as a number bond and a number sentence, making sure that it represents the story told.

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PreK Feelings Chart

Learning About Our Feelings

In Pre-K Drama this week, students practiced identifying their own feelings by pointing to actual facial expressions featured on our new “Emotions” chart. Then, we read My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems in preparation for an in-class performance.


Fourth Grade Physics

Fourth grade explores the basic principles of physics in Science class this year, beginning with understanding the atom. After learning what atomic number and mass numbers on the periodic table represented, students modeled the positions of protons, neutrons and electrons for different atoms. By creating a physical representation of an atom, students can have a tangible starting point to discuss the limits of a static model of something we are still learning more and more about all the time.

Meet the School Committee

Marialice Dancy

Marialice Dancy is a PMFS alumni parent, the mother of Amanda Price (class of 2008) and Maria Price (Class of 2012). She has been a part of the PMFS community for over 20 years and has enjoyed serving as Strawberry Festival Co-Chair, Admission & Development Intern, and frequent parent volunteer on class trips. She joined the School Committee in 2015 and currently serves as Recording Clerk. 

Marialice works as a Tech Consultant for Target. Previously, she has held various positions in marketing, training, and management with The Vanguard Group and Global Novations, a talent management firm.

While Marialice’s studies at UPenn in both Economics as an undergraduate student and as a graduate student in Intercultural Communications helped to qualify her for professional positions, they also inspired her volunteer work. She has served as Director of the Outreach House at St. James’ Episcopal Church, a program that provides food, clothing, and other social services to families in need. 

In her spare time, Marialice enjoys listening to jazz music, taking long walks, and cooking special meals for family and friends.

Halloween Information

We look forward to celebrating Halloween at PMFS on Friday, October 29.  Parents are invited to attend the Halloween Breakfast from 8:00 to 8:30am on the Meetinghouse Patio (parents only; students may not attend). The Halloween Parade will be 8:30 to 9:00am. Parents can enjoy the parade in designated areas along the parade route. (A map of the parade route is forthcoming.)

A few reminders:

  • All components of our Halloween celebration will be held outdoors.
  • Only immediate household members may come to campus. 
  • All adults and students must remain masked while on campus. 
  • Parents and household members will not be allowed inside of campus buildings. 
  • Remember to maintain safe physical distancing while viewing the parade.
  • In case of inclement weather, families will be notified of the cancellation of events via text/email alerts.

Halloween Breakfast

PTO events are being organized this year by class pairs. We thank the Pre-K and Second Grade families for hosting the Halloween Breakfast. PreK and Second Grade parents: you can sign up to volunteer here.

Sign up for Vacation Care: November 5

Registration is now open for Vacation Care on Friday, November 5 during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Space is limited – don’t delay! Registration closes on October 25. Sign up here.

Reminder: Order your lunches by Saturday at midnight!

This Fall, we’re partnering with Yay Lunch, a nutritious school lunch delivery service. Yay Lunch will be providing hot lunches with unique menus curated specially for our students. The easy service accommodates a variety of appetites + food sensitivities. You can cross lunch off your to-do list today by setting up an account for your child on 😋

The yard signs are HERE!

Display your Plymouth pride and connect prospective families with upcoming events at PMFS by taking one for your yard.  Ask Joyce for your very own and we’ll get one to you next week!

Do you have friends who would benefit from knowing about our events? Share this flyer with them. Word-of-mouth remains our best and most effective advertisement.

Last Call for Merch!

The PMFS Online Store closes on Sunday! Be sure to get your Spirit Wear before time runs out!

New School Van

PMFS recently purchased a new 8-passenger van to be used for field trips and other outings. Many thanks to Bill Milliken, grandfather of former PMFS students (Tosh & Finley), owner of Del Toyota in Thorndale, PA.

Quaker Corner

This Month’s Theme: That of God in Everyone

Each month, we focus on a theme that helps us learn more about Quakerism and being members of a Friends school community. Our October theme is that of God in everyone. 

Every person has a special light, talent and gift that they bring to our community. We have the opportunity to shine and let others shine each day!    

Upcoming @PMFS

Sunday, October 24, 1-3pm
Admission Open House – To register, click here.

Monday, October 25
Last day to register for 11/5 Vacation Care

Friday, October 29
Halloween Breakfast – 8-8:30am, Meetinghouse Patio
Halloween Parade – 8:30-9am, please see October 13 email for more information

Thursday, November 4 – 12pm Dismissal for Students
Parent/Teacher Conferences – 12:30-5:30pm

Friday, November 5 – No School for Students
Parent/Teacher Conferences

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