Virtual Red Folder
October 9, 2020
This week Third and Fourth Grade took rubbings of gravestones to learn more about some of the people who made up our community in the past. Both in-person and at-home kids used this information to discuss Plymouth history, family genealogies, and review and concretize current math concepts. A staple in the Fourth Grade math program for years, this year the Fourth Graders mentored and supported teams of Third Graders with every aspect of the challenge.
In Praise of Outdoor Time
We all know that play is fun. We also know that recess and “bug-outs” (short breaks outdoors from concentrating) provide important benefits for our students. During outdoor play, students of every age develop important connections with nature, take part in hands-on learning about physical forces, naturally increase their activity levels, and develop their social skills. Outdoor light stimulates the pineal gland, vital to keeping kids’ immune systems strong and making them feel happier…. and both of these qualities are important for our students now more than ever.
Next Week: First School Spirit Friday
Nat Introduces Himself
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 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.
Have you seen the forecast for this Saturday? It’s the perfect weather for outdoor activities. Thanks for helping keep our campus beautiful!
Monday, October 12
Indigenous Peoples’ Day — No school
Thursday, October 15
Meeting for Worship, 9-9:30 am (Join us virtually! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link)
Friday, October 16
School Spirit Friday (wear your PMFS colors)
Wednesday, October 28
PTO meeting on Zoom, 8:00 pm (class parents will email 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
Want more info on happenings at school?
Go to pmfs1780.org/calendar, where you can subscribe to the PMFS Public Calendar.