Weekly Update
April 4, 2017

April First Thursday 
Coffee and Conversation
with Head of School,
Michael Zimmerman

Thursday, April 6, 2017 |  8:00 am
Schoolhouse Community Room

Do you have strong feelings about standardized tests? Are you curious about the performance of Friends School Haverford students on the Educational Records Bureau exams (ERBs)? Please join learning specialist, Amy McCann, and me for a conversation about standardized testing.

First Thursday Coffees provide an opportunity for parents to socialize, share feedback, raise issues, and ask questions of their own. We will gather at 8:00 am to enjoy refreshments and each other's company. We will begin the meeting at 8:15 am.

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

Join us for a Panel Discussion
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.

Click here to sign up
THANK YOU very much for your generosity!

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.

Marimba Performance

The Agnes Irwin School invited our Kwaya Marimba group to perform for their middle school. We received several standing ovations during a wonderful performance. FSH students answered questions about Marimba from the excited audience members at the end of the show.
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Congratulations to 
Madeline Lippa

Grade 8 student, Madeline Lippa received two scholarships from Westtown School - one of them was a merit scholarship for her talents in the arts. Way to go Maddie - you made us proud!
Save the Date

Grades 5/6 production of Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland will be performed at 8:30 am on April 11 and at 7:00 pm on April 12. Mark your calendars!
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 5
Professional Open House
8:45 am - 11:00 am

April 6
First Thursday Coffee
8:00 am 

April 7
Middle School Trip to Washington DC

April 10
Spring Sports Begin

April 11
Grade 5/6 Play Performance
Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland
8:30 am

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

April 13
Different Bodies, Different Minds
Panel Discussion
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

April 14
Pupil Holiday
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Teacher Appreciation Day

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.