Virtual Red Folder
October 16, 2020
Skipping and Jumping Up the Path
Fifth and Sixth Grades are working collaboratively to create a sensory path from The Little House to the Corson. They are designing and painting a colorful set of visual cues (jump from lily pad to lily pad!) on the existing pavement to encourage fellow students to move their bodies and travel with style. Kelly, our PE teacher, surveyed the First and Second Grade class about what kind of exercises they enjoy, and so our Fifth and Sixth Graders are including some of those ideas in the design of the path.
Each year First and Second Graders write expectations for their learning and social communities. This year each grade shared their expectations for their blended class community. Thinking about what is needed for each child to do their best work and be their best self sets everyone up for success.
Linda (Re)Introduces Herself
It’s been a long three years away from this wonderful community and I am so happy to return! My name is Linda Metzler, co-parent of 2017 graduate Evan Pickel, and I am joining Ralph in the Development Office as Development Coordinator. I’m excited to give back to this intentional place which has given so much to our family.
During the years I volunteered at PMFS as a parent, I felt the most honored when a Pre-K student called me “the lady who lives in the library.” In my other life, I am a professional cellist, my dearest love being chamber music. As a musician, I spend my time listening to a lot of different voices and gathering them together into a meaningful whole. I look forward to listening, learning, and supporting the Development Office and the entire PMFS community in this new role.
Campus Stewardship Initiative
Do you spy this little guy? One Kindergarten family discovered his hiding place while weeding on campus last weekend. What a treat for a curious six-year-old!
Being physically on campus is a great way for students, especially those learning virtually, to connect to their school and feel a sense of pride and ownership. Every Saturday (at least until the weather turns), we’re inviting families to help with some outside jobs, like weeding and picking up sticks. You can come whenever you want on a Saturday or organize to meet other families here. Please remember to socially distance, and stay as long or as little as you like. Click here for details and to sign up. Thanks for helping keep our campus beautiful!
Thursday, October 22
Meeting for Worship, 9-9:30 am (Join us virtually! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link)
Friday, October 30
Autumn Day (no costumes, please)
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day — No school
Friday, November 6
Parent-Teacher Conferences — No school for students
Wednesday, November 11
Priority admission deadline (siblings, Quakers, children of alumni)
Friday, November 13
School Spirit Friday (wear PMFS clothes & colors)
Wednesday, November 25
Noon dismissal for Thanksgiving Break
Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27
Thanksgiving Break — No school
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.