Weekly Update
April 17, 2017
Spring Celebration
of the Arts
Save the Date
Thursday Evening, April 27, 2017

The Friends School Haverford Spring Celebration of the Arts showcases the creative expanse of our arts curriculum. Under the direction of our art teacher, Amy Kiely, a sampling of each student's artwork is exhibited throughout the school. Later in the evening, students in grades 1-8 will present a musical program, displaying a variety of styles, which is the culmination of their year-long study in music with Tr. Ed Nardi. There will also be a performance by the Kwaya Marimba Group. The kids worked hard, so please stay for the entire performance.

*Please note, all after-school activities will be CLOSED in preparation for the Spring Celebration. This includes Extended Day, LARKs, and ASAs.

Speaker Series

We kicked off our speaker series with a panel discussion on "Different Bodies, Different Minds, One Learning Community." Tr. Matt facilitated our four panelists: Adam Rosenblatt, Angela Putman, Amy McCann, and Al Vernacchio. Each presented their area of expertise including race, sexuality, inclusion, social justice, and neurodiversity which led to open discussion and interesting conversation. We hope to offer another panel discussion on a related topic in the fall.
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Thank You PTO and Parents

Thank you to the PTO and parents who made the faculty/staff luncheon a success with a delicious variety of food, special touches, and goody bags. You made everyone feel very appreciated.
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Poetry Celebration

Grades 1/2 celebrated the end of their poetry unit of study with a poetry reading. Students read two poems they had written themselves and one poem from a favorite author for parents and special guests gathered on Wednesday evening. 

"Just Because"
Several times this year faculty and staff received a thoughtful surprise from the PTO's  "just because" committee. This month's surprise was yummy carrot cake with a note of gratitude.

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 are in Full Swing

* Please note: The  Tennis Match on April, 24 vs Friends Select will be played in Fairmont Park at 33rd and Diamond Street, Philadelphia. 
No Extended Day, LARKS, or ASA's on April 27

* Please note:  There is no Extended Day, LARKS, or ASA programs on  Thursday, April 27  due to the Spring Festival of the Arts. All students need to be picked up at regular dismissal times on that day. 
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


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Click here to download the 2017 camp brochure.  Please contact our Camp Director for more info!
Past Weekly Updates

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FSH Apparel

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

April 20
PTO Meeting
8:15 am

April 27
Spring Celebration of the Arts and Spring Concert

May 2
Talent Show

May 4
First Thursday Coffee

May 9
Marimba Performance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Porch at 30th Street Station 

May 10
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

May 13
Marimba Performance
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Dream Flag Project
National Constitution Center 
Spring Fair
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 19
PTO Meeting 
8:15 am

Spring Sports End

May 20
Middle School Dance
Ongoing Fundraisers 

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

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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 also available on our website.