Weekly Update
April 10, 2017

Join us for a Panel Discussion
This Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

How do members of a community create a sense of belonging? Join us for a panel discussion to unpack issues of diversity. Panelists will reflect on their experiences and expertise in school settings and in society at large. 

Please RSVP to Lisa Buscaglia or call 610.642.0354
Our Panelists
Adam is a Ph.D., author, and professor at Haverford College.
Angela is a Ph.D. and professor at Penn State Brandywine.
Amy is a learning specialist at Friends School Haverford  and co-owner and founder of Carousel Connections.
Al is a popular speaker, author, and English teacher at Friends Central School.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Friday April 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Please consider bringing a dish, making a contribution, or volunteering your time for our Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, April 14. Dishes may be dropped off anytime Friday morning 4/14 before 11:00 am. (It is conference day, so you may be at school anyway for your parent-teacher conference.)

Please email  Melissa Murphy or call 860-888-8660 with questions.

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THANK YOU very much for your generosity!

Middle School DC Trip  
Middle School had an outstanding day visiting our nation's capital. Animals, museums, space & air, portraits, monuments, plenty of walking, and of course lobbying our elected officials made for a full day. Grades 5/6 had a terrific opportunity to reengage with the work that culminated in the simulated mission to Mars last year at the National Air and Space Museum. They also visited the National Museum of Natural History and some of the national monuments. Grade 7 lobbied for climate change legislation with Congressmen Evans and Meehan, and Senator Toomey, and had a tour of the Capitol. Grade 8 toured the Natural Portrait Gallery, which will be helpful for an upcoming portrait project, and The Folger Shakespeare Library. They had a chance to perform a bit of Romeo and Juliet at The Library. All of middle school visited the National Zoo to top off the day.
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Farmer John's Visit
Our youngest friends learned all about farms, food, and where it comes from. Farmer John from Quiver Farms visited nursery school and preschool with Gail the chicken and Knight the rooster. Farmer John talked about his jobs on the farm and how roosters protect the chickens from predators like foxes. We learned about the body parts of the chicken including the comb, spurs, beak, and tail feathers. Over the next two weeks, Forest's Edge will take care of the eggs in the incubator and watch the hatching process next Monday and Tuesday. All Heritage House classes will have a chance to turn the eggs, check the humidity level of the incubator, and take care of the chicks, though they will reside in Forest's Edge and they will be the primary caretakers. It takes a village to raise the chicks.
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Push "Reset"

How do you "reset" your brain and body to be in the green zone? This week, students and teachers returned to school following spring break. In Zones' lessons, classes discussed how to navigate a happy return. Students were excited to share about their family experiences.  W e discussed how our bodies needed to adjust to waking up early, having scheduled eating times, moving from inside in the classroom to outside at recess, being in different size groups, etc. Students shared various examples of tools that they can use to help with their adjustment, such as reviewing the calendar or visual class schedule, spending time "catching up" with a friend, checking in with "go to" teachers, and reminding their brain and body of expected behavior by "pushing reset." Welcome back, green zone friends!

April Lunch Menu 
Please follow the link below to order via the JPM Catering website. Take a look and click here for ordering instructions.

Please Note: PO Stands for Picky-Eater Option and will include the same side as the regular lunch unless otherwise noted.
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Spring Sports Begin Today

Spring sports (tennis and softball) begin Monday, April 10. Teams will meet from 3:00-5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Grade 5/6 Play Tomorrow

Grades 5/6 production of Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland will be performed at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12 and 8:30 am on Thursday, April 13. Please note the morning performance date change.
Poetry Celebration

Grades 1/2 will be having a poetry celebration  Wednesday, April 12 at 6pm in Tr. Amanda's classroom. Students will be reading both poems they have written, and favorite poems written by other poets.
Host an Exchange Student

Global Connections Homestay is seeking a family from the FSH community to become a host for Yibo, an international student who will be arriving from China in the fall.  Click here  to read the letter from Global Connections and for more information.
Keep those Box Tops coming!
Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for our school and a fun way for kids to be involved in the process. Box Tops can be found on a variety of products you probably already buy. Ask your kids to be on the lookout for Box Tops on food packaging. Download the collection form and have them attach the Box Tops to the form. When they fill the form, send it in to school. Click here for a complete list of participating Box Top products. 
Summer Camp Registration


If you have any questions, contact:
Click here to download the 2017 camp brochure.  Please contact our Camp Director for more info!
Keep Checking our 
"Naturally Curious," Blog

"Naturally Curious" is a celebration of the teaching and learning of curiosity at Friends School Haverford.  Read a recent blog post by Amanda Lane.
Past Weekly Updates

Looking for an old Weekly Update?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
FSH Apparel

Kampus Klothes is our new vendor for our school store. Check out the apparel. 
School Calendar 
Upcoming Events 

April 10
Spring Sports Begin

April 12
Grade 5/6 Play Performance
Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland
7:00 pm

April 13
Grade 5/6 Play Performance
Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland
8:30 am

Different Bodies, Different Minds
Panel Discussion
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

April 14
Pupil Holiday
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

April 20
PTO Meeting
8:15 am

April 27
Spring Celebration of the Arts and Spring Concert
Ongoing Fundraisers 

There are many on going fundraising opportunities that benefit our school.

Mabels Labels
High quality, adhesive labels.
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Amazon Smile
When shopping on Amazon.com, use the Amazon Smile link. Click
and search for "Friends School Haverford" and select the "Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends" A percentage of your purchase will go to our school.

Clip the BoxTops from hundreds of products and send them in to earn cash for our school.
2016-2017 Parent
Handbook & Directory
Now Available Online 

Always have the FSH Parent Handbook and Directory at your fingertips! Click the link below and enter the  following password: 18quaker85

Please note the digital directory has been updated since it went to press and is available on our website.