Virtual Red Folder
October 30, 2020

Building Math Manipulatives

Sixth Graders are learning cube roots. What better way to understand a cube than to build one? The Math In Focus curriculum is a great balance between the concrete and the abstract. Students learned how prime factorization can be helpful in finding both square roots and cube roots.

Help More Students Attend PMFS

You can help more students experience a Plymouth education by directing your individual tax dollars to provide additional financial aid for PMFS students.

Our partner, the Friends Collaborative, has received approval for individual tax credits for the 2020 and 2021 tax year. With the help of our community, that can mean more financial aid dollars for PMFS and our 19 partner Friends schools.

Through Pennsylvania’s tax credit programs, qualified individuals can make a contribution to PMFS and receive 90% of the contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their 2020 PA state taxes. This makes large gifts very inexpensive to make. For example, a $10,000 gift will cost a donor just $1000 to make, and if you itemize, you can also claim that $1000 as a charitable gift.

For more information, please contact Ralph Henninger, Director of Development, at 610.828.2288 or

Campus Stewardship Initiative: New Jobs Added

Every Saturday (at least until the weather turns), we’re inviting families to help with some outside jobs, like weeding and picking up sticks (or refreshing our Bug Hotel!). 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!

Days Off Next Week

School will be closed on Tuesday, 11/3 for Election Day, and on Friday, 11/6 for parent-teacher conferences.

Pizza Mondays Start Next Week (11/2)

If you placed an order for your child to get pizza for lunch on Mondays in November, enjoy your break from packing a lunch on Monday. (Your money will be refunded for days you’ve been asked to go virtual.) Thanks for supporting the PTO!

Family Interest: Virtual Día de los Muertos

Download crafts to do at home or attend one of the virtual events centering Mexican culture and the Day of the Dead from the Penn Museum. More info here.

PMFS Latinx Affinity Group Zoom

Jueves 5 de noviembre a las 7 de la noche.
Si tienen una pregunta, por favor contacten a Gladys por email en

Dining Out (or Getting Take-Out) to Support the PTO

Save the date, and don’t make dinner, on Tuesday, 11/10.  The PTO has arranged a Dining Out night at Panera Bread (located on Ridge Pike in the Whitemarsh Shopping Center), 3:00-8:00 pm. 20% of your meal order will go back to the PMFS PTO!  More information will follow next week. For now, mark your calendar!

November Parent Coffee/Happy Hour

Wednesday, 11/11, Coffee at 8:00 am
Thursday, 11/19, Happy Hour at 8:00 pm

“The frantic parent in me honors the exhausted parent in you:  A virtual check-in with Brenda”

Join Head of School Brenda and fellow parents to talk about the unique challenges of navigating parenthood during the pandemic. Zoom links to come.

November PTO Meeting

All are welcome to the PTO Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 11/11 at 8:00 pm. Class parents will send out the link.

Upcoming @PMFS

Tuesday, November 3
Election Day — No school

Thursday, November 5
Latinx Affinity Group Zoom, 7:00 pm

Friday, November 6
Parent-Teacher Conferences — No school for students

Tuesday, November 10
Mention PMFS at the Whitemarsh Shopping Center Panera to support PMFS with your order, 3:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 11
Virtual Parent Coffee with Brenda, 8:00-8:45 am
PTO Zoom meeting — all welcome! 8:00 pm
Priority admission deadline (siblings, Quakers, children of alumni)

Friday, November 13
School Spirit Friday (wear PMFS clothes & colors)

Thursday, November 19
Virtual Parent Happy Hour with Brenda, 8:00-9:00 pm

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