Virtual Red Folder
October 3, 2019
Who Am I? Who Are We?
Second Graders have begun the year with portraiture. On the first week of school, students drew self-portraits. Then they were paired up to do life-size portraits of their classmates, tracing each other and thinking about how to show their subject’s personalities through their drawings. Come say hello to the portraits in the Emerson Lobby!
Hot Cross Buns: PMFS’s Theme Tune for the Week
This week Third Graders started learning recorder. This 900-year-old instrument is ideal preparation for any wind instrument they might explore in middle school and beyond. The kids have jumped right in and are excited to be taking their instruments home to practice for the first time.
You’ve Got Taxes, We’ve Got Tax Credits — Let’s Talk!
PA tax credits are available NOW for 2019 & 2020. The deadline to participate is November 1. Leverage your PA taxes to support scholarships at PMFS.
It’s not just for companies anymore! Individuals can make a big gift to PMFS at very low cost to themselves through PA’s tax credit programs for individuals. Ninety percent of your contribution is returned to you in a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes.
There are other tax benefits as well. If you have at least $3,000 in PA tax liability annually, you may qualify to participate. About $700,000 in PA tax credits are currently available.
Contact Ralph Henninger in the Development Office at 610.828.2288 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Fostering Community, One Scarecrow at a Time
Imagine a group of students— or adults— first looking at a bag full of straw, twine, and burlap and wondering, “so, what do we do with this?” It’s easy to see the activity of creating a scarecrow as ‘mere’ creative fun, but such activities are part of the fabric of community building, an integral and intentional part of social and emotional development. Such connected students feel ownership of their environment and learning and feel safe to take academic risks.
So, we invite you to the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum October 5-31. The theme is Famous Musicians. Take a look at the scarecrows PMFS has contributed and vote for your favorite: “Marshmello (aka Christopher Cornstalk)”, made by the First Grade, and “Lucha-Hay Reyes”, made by the faculty.
Thursday, October 10
Meeting for Worship, 8:30-9:00 am (Families are always invited to join!)
Planned Parenthood meeting for 5th & 6th grade parents
Soccer game at Stratford Friends
Friday, October 11
Parent Coffee with Brenda, 8:00-9:00 am
Monday, October 14
Indigenous Peoples’ Day — school closed, vacation care available
Tuesday, October 15
Tuesday Tot Time, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, October 17
Picture Retake Day
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.