Weekly Update
April 24, 2017
Spring Celebration
of the Arts
This  Thursday Evening, April 27, 2017
Opening Reception 6:00 pm | Concert at 7:00 pm

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.

First Thursday Coffee
with Head of School,
Michael Zimmerman

Thursday, May 4, 2017 |  8:00 am
Schoolhouse Community Room

What is the value of the arts? What is the value of the arts in education? What is your experience of the arts? Is there a meaningful arts educator who shaped who you are today? What role do the arts play in the Friends School Haverford program?

Please join me, music teacher Ed Nardi, and art teacher Amy Kiely on Thursday morning May 4 at 8:00 am. We will share our stories and look forward to hearing your stories too!

This is our last coffee of the year (there will be no First Thursday Coffee in June). Coffees afford an informal opportunity for parents to socialize, share feedback, raise issues, and ask questions. We will gather at 8:00 am to enjoy refreshments and each other's company. We will begin the meeting soon thereafter.

If the topic of this month's coffee is of interest to you but you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact  Nancy Hurley in the office to schedule an appointment to meet with me at a time that is convenient for you. Regular and forthright discussion, open lines of communication, and the exchange of ideas improve our community. I am grateful for your support. I am always happy to hear from you.

I hope to see you there,


Michael Zimmerman
Head of School

Spring Fair   
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 

The Spring Fair is approaching! We're all looking forward to family, friends, food, fun, and games. We hope you are, too. 

Volunteers are needed!
Please take a moment and sign up to lend a hand. Spend a few hours making kids deliriously happy - it just doesn't get better than that.

Sign up here to volunteer  or email Annie Duggan .

Advance purchase your admission and fair tickets to receive generous discounts!
For the advance purchase flyer click here.


Items Needed for the Spring Fair Attic Treasures Booth

We would love to take your gently used items for the Spring Fair Attic Treasures Booth!


Suggestions for Attic Treasures
Bikes, games, toys, DVDs, small appliances, outdoor equipment/sports, housewares, jewelry, books, musical CD's, gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, teens, or child would all be great... anything you think could possibly be one person's treasure!

Donation bins will be located outside the Meetinghouse during school hours until  Thursday, May 11. 

If you have any questions, please contact Attic Treasures chairperson:  Vicky Ryan 

Click here for Attic Treasures Flyer
Save the Date
All-School Family Picnic
May 23, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Come celebrate spring! New and current families 
are cordially invited to attend.

This evening is the perfect opportunity to meet members of our community and form the bond that will last throughout your FSH career and beyond! A delicious picnic dinner is provided.
Please bring a picnic blanket for your family and a dessert to share with four people.

Highlights include: Music, Games, and a Scavenger Hunt!

Please RSVP to  Lisa Buscaglia | 610-642-0354

Rain or Shine... WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Birds of a Feather

Forest's Edge has been watching the egg-filled incubator in their classroom for a week. On Monday the first chicks hatched. Grades 3/4 visited the Forest's Edge classroom to meet the baby chicks and everyone had a chance to hold them. Then the Forest's Edge students stopped by the 3/4 classroom to see the adolescent chickens residing there. Wonderful conversations comparing and contrasting the chickens at their different stages emerged. Some of the young chickens will move to our outdoor coop and some of the older chickens will retire happily to a nearby farm.
Click here for photos.

May 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.
(V) Stands for Vegetarian
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Date Change for Talent Show

* Please note: The 
Talent Show date has changed to May 16, 8:30 am - 9:15 am.
Softball Game Date Changes

* Please note: The s oftball games on April 26 and May 10 vs Stratford Friends have been cancelled. A game was added on May 15 vs Friends Central. 
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 Celebration 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 an international student who join our 7th grade class 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!
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 27
Spring Celebration of the Arts
6:00 pm Opening Reception
7:00 pm Concert

May 4
First Thursday Coffee
8:00 am

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 16
Talent Show
8:30 am - 9:15 am

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.

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 also available on our website.