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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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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
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