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October 2, 2020

Warming Up With Spelling

First and Second Grade are learning about the importance of a warm-up before they start their PE class.  Incorporated into each warm-up are various exercises to get their bodies ready to play. The students work in groups to spell each other’s names during the ABC Fitness Warm-Up to help practice their spelling too!

New Campus Stewardship Initiative

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 and stay as long or as little as you like. If other families are on campus at the same time as yours, please remember to socially distance. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, click here for details and to sign up. Thanks for helping keep our campus beautiful!

Jonathan Introduces Himself

I’m thrilled to join the community caring for facilities at PMFS with David Mettler. My name is Jonathan Perry, and I am the lucky co-parent of two PMFS alumni: Jasper (‘10) and Saras (‘12). PMFS has been a bedrock to their growth as people and to much of our family life in Philadelphia. I’m very grateful for this opportunity to give back to this very special place.

I come to Plymouth with an academic background in philosophy, human geography and architecture and a professional career —after a few years as a Pre-K teacher —primarily in residential construction and remodeling. Hands-on learning and design thinking knit it all together, and I’ll bring that spirit to the buildings and grounds of this lovely school.

Free Pizza for Lunch on Monday!

A very generous parent is donating one slice of cheese pizza per student for lunch on Monday, 10/5. This is the same pizza that will be available to purchase in a monthly PTO pizza day fundraiser, so if your child likes it, please consider ordering! Details and order forms for the monthly pizza day will be available soon.

If you would NOT like your child to be offered pizza on Monday, please let their classroom teacher know.

Photos from Picture Day are In!

You should have received an email from Schoolhouse Pictures on Wednesday with a link to your child’s photo gallery. If you’d like a composite photo of your child’s whole class, consider waiting to place your order, as the composites won’t be ready for about two weeks.

Want a retake or a sibling picture?
Picture Retake Day is Friday, 10/9. Please sign up here by Wednesday, 10/7 if you’d like photos of your child retaken or photos of all your PMFS children together.

For the quickest reply to any questions, comments, or concerns please email Schoolhouse Pictures at

*Please note that “ShootProof” might appear on your credit card statement.

Become a Parent Ambassador

Why do we need parent support? Parent engagement and word of mouth are the school’s BEST marketing tools. Parents are key to enrollment efforts, and help us increase our reach exponentially.

What kind of time commitment are we talking about, really? We understand you’re busy people. We will accept as much time as you can comfortably offer. Many hands make light work.

Click here to sign up for 20-21 (and thanks!)

Announcing: School Spirit Fridays!

Once a month on a Friday, we’re getting in the PMFS spirit by encouraging everyone to wear their PMFS clothing and/or colors (maroon and gray). We hope to see both in-person and at home students participating! Our first School Spirit Friday will be 10/16. Dates for the rest of the year (don’t worry, we’ll remind you):
11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/26, 3/12, 4/16, 5/14

Upcoming @PMFS

Thursday, October 8
Meeting for Worship, 9-9:30 am (Join us virtually! Email for the link)

Friday, October 9
Picture Retake & Sibling Picture Day

Monday, October 12
Indigenous Peoples’ Day — No school

Thursday, October 15
Meeting for Worship, 9-9:30 am (Join us virtually! Email for the link)

Friday, October 16
School Spirit Friday

Wednesday, October 28
PTO meeting on Zoom, 8:00 pm (Class parents will email link)

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