Virtual Red Folder
September 6, 2019

A Great First Day!

We were all happy to see students old and new settling right in on Wednesday. As soon as they got off the buses and out of cars, kids were joyfully reuniting and making new friends. We came together for our first Meeting for Worship of the year and shared lots of announcements about things we did over the summer.

Kids dove right into curriculum this week. Check out how new Librarian and Tech Teacher Jill Work had students learning to code on the first day of school.

Since Last We Met…

After school let out for the Summer, exciting things were still happening on campus. Kate McInerney-Rowley, our Pre-K Assistant Teacher, lead five fun weeks of Seedlings Camp. Campers did yoga, cooked together, ran a lemonade stand, learned Spanish, played in the pool, and more! And last year’s Interim Head of School, David Kern, took a group of older students on a camping and hiking expedition. Here’s a haiku one camper wrote about the experience:

The woods are muddy,
The trees have woodpecker holes,
And it was awesome.
The big maintenance project this summer was re-roofing the sandbox on the blacktop, which was originally a stable. Meeting members, PMFS parents, teachers, and friends came together to do the hard work. There’s still a little more to be finished at the weekends, but at least those 95 degree days are behind us!

A big welcome to our new faculty members!

Brenda Crawley, Head of School
Meg Shea, Science Teacher
Kelly Vidovich, PE Teacher
Jill Work, Librarian & Tech Teacher
Veronica Alvarado, 4th Grade Assistant Teacher

Back-to-School Picnic Sunday, 9/15, 1:00 – 3:00

Catch up with old friends and get to know new families! Kick off our year of celebration for the Mexican Exchange’s 50th Anniversary. Taste samples of the PTO-sponsored lunch program food. Sign up to volunteer here.

Registration for Beyond the Bell 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

Get your Food Orders in by 9/17

The PTO Lunch Program starts on 9/23. Turn your order form in to the Office with a check for salads, chicken fingers, pasta, pizza, and more!

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.

Your PTO

The PTO officers for 2019-20 are:

  • Co-Clerk Trina Berk
  • Co-Clerk Lynn Hedges
  • Recording Clerk Erin Schmitt

Our thanks also to Nicole Armstrong for her ongoing work with the PTO Food Program.

School Supplies Drive

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

Upcoming @PMFS

Friday, September 5
Parent Coffee with Brenda, 8:00-9:00 am (Next one on October 11)
Fourth Grade field trip

Wednesday, September 11
5th Grade to French Creek

Thursday, September 12
Meeting for Worship, 8:30-9:00 am (Families are always invited to join us)

Sunday, September 15
Back to School Picnic & MexEx 50 Kick-off, 1:00-3:00 pm

Monday, September 16
First PTO meeting, 3:00-4:00 PM
(Do let the Office know if your child will be staying for Beyond the Bell so you can attend this meeting!)

Tuesday, September 17
Picture Day

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