Virtual Red Folder
September 19, 2019

Into the Woods

Fifth Grade went on an orienteering adventure in French Creek State Park last week. As they navigated their way to different orienteering markers, they encountered beauty in nature — a bat, butterflies, and lots of creek! The goal of this experience was to spend time outdoors, build community, have fun together, and learn how we fit into our world.

Meg Introduces Herself

My name is Meg Shea, and I’m the new Science teacher. Before joining the staff at PMFS, I taught biology at the high school level, worked in a cooperative preschool and community gardens, and have been parenting three wonderful children who are also joining the PMFS family.

I grew up in the greater Philadelphia area, and am returning after relocating for college and many subsequent life and teaching adventures around the country. I am excited to share my passion for science with all students, and hope to develop an indoor grow program at PMFS in the near future. I am grateful and excited to be joining an amazing staff and school community.

Quick Quiz

1. What is the most cited reason people give for being interested in a school?

Answer: Word of mouth

2. How can you (yes, YOU) get the word out?

Answer: You can…

  • Take a yard sign! (ask Joyce to get your very own)
  • Post an open house flyer! (Click here to print or ask Joyce for hard copies)
  • Help us at events! A couple of hours go a long way at open houses, festivals, and school fairs.

Just contact Joyce at or x226 and she’ll get you all set up. New folks encouraged, and we won’t make helping scary AT ALL.

Back-to-School Night is Next Thursday

Come to campus on 9/26 to hear about curriculum from your child’s teachers and meet other parents.

7:00-7:30 in the Gym
7:30-8:30 in your child’s classroom

This is an adults-only event.

TOMORROW is the Last Day to Register for BtB Classes

Have a look through the offerings here. But don’t peruse too long — registration ends 9/20!
Register for classes here.

Pay for classes through our website portal here, or by check.

Questions? Email BtB Director Gladys at

Lunch Program Starts Monday

If you signed your child up for any lunches, you’ll get to reap the not-having-to-pack rewards next week (9/23).

How Do I See Photos from Picture Day?

Picture Day portraits will be ready to view online in a few weeks. To see them, register using the flyer that came home in Red Folders. Missed the flyer? No worries; email the Office and Maeve will send you instructions.

Picture Re-Take Day will be Thursday, October 17.

Back-to-School Resources

Looking for a form, flier, or calendar we sent out over the summer?
It’s all in one place on our Back-to-School page.

School Supplies Drive

Drop donations for Fairhill public schools in the box outside the Main Office and in the Emerson Building.

Upcoming @PMFS

Thursday, September 19
Meeting for Worship 8:30-9:00 am (Families are always invited to join!)
Panel Presentation for 6th Grade Parents: Transition to 7th grade, 6:30 pm

Friday, September 20
BtB Class registration closes

Monday, September 23
Lunch program begins
BtB classes and clubs begin

Tuesday, September 24
6th to Echo Hill

Thursday, September 26
Meeting for Worship 8:30-9:00 am (Families are always invited to join!)
Back-to-School Night, 7:00-8:30 pm

Friday, September 27
2nd to Annenberg Center

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