Weekly Update
February 12, 2018
Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 24, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friends School Haverford Gym

This is a community event for all students and parents. Lion dance performance by Philadelphia Suns, crafts, and food.

RSVP to Lisa Buscaglia by Wednesday, February 21 if you plan to attend and/or can help at the event.
Prekindergarten and The Letter "N"  

PreKindergarten is practicing kindness and learning about the letter "N." Learning how to "needlepoint," they sewed beautiful felt hearts to give to our friends at Brandywine Living. The class made "noodles" from scratch which they cooked and shared with their friends at community lunch. Students made "necklaces" from dry, colored "noodles" which were very creative.  Click here for photos.
Cupcake Art 

Students in grades 3/4 have been studying Pop art. Pop art challenged the ideas of traditional fine art by making popular culture items such as comic books, advertisement images, and everyday objects in their work. After looking at works by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and Roy Lichtenstein students dove into the delicious work of Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud's work is largely made up of paintings of simple desserts such as pies, cakes, ice cream, and of course... CUPCAKES! Real cupcakes were brought into class as still life subject matter to use for observational drawings. Line, shape, and even value were explored through each of their observational drawings. At the end of class, the cupcakes were eagerly enjoyed!  Click here for photos.
Winter Athletics

November 13 - February 14, 2018

2017-18 Basketball Schedule
Coaches Matt Jackson and Mwaputsa Kuretu

February 12 | Home vs  Stratford Friends 7/8 (please note rescheduled game)
February 14 | Home vs  Stratford Friends 5/6  (please note change of team)
February Lunch Menu 
Lunches can be ordered until midnight the night before school. Refunds are only available with 24 hours notice of student absence or if there is a snow day or school cancellation. We prefer lunches are bulk ordered at the beginning of the month. 

Please email Joe Petrucci (no phone calls please) with refund requests or any other questions.  Please click here for ordering instructions to order school lunches via the JPM Catering website. 

Please Note: (GF) Stands for Gluten Free, (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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Enrollment Contracts are Due February 15.

Enrollment contracts were mailed out and are due back on February 15. Please know that we have waiting lists for a few grades. If you do not return your enrollment contract on time, your child's space is not guaranteed. Spaces will be offered to new families on February 16. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Buscaglia.
Vote for FSH in the Hipster Henry 2018 Preschool Survey

Vote for FSH in the Annual Hipster Henry 2018 Preschool Survey. Click here to take the survey.
Save the Date for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Grades 3/4 and the FSH Garden Club will be exhibiting at The Philadelphia Flower Show March 5.
Diversity Committee News
and Events

Interested in chatting about shared experiences and resources? Following a recent Diversity Committee meeting, it was suggested to offer affinity groups to provide a space for discussion. Members of the Diversity committee will host groups for families of children of color, gender/LGBTQ, disability, and adoption. 

Join us for our next Diversity Committee meeting on   Thursday, February 22  at  8:15 am. 

Join us for an Affinity Group Meeting:
Disability and Learning Differences
on Friday, February 23 at 8:15 am 
in the FSH Learning Zone.
Wellness Speaker 
Ken Ginsburg, MD

As part of Friends Select Wellness Program, join Ken Ginsburg, MD, nationally renowned speaker on parenting and child and adolescent development speak at the Friends Sel ect School on Monday, February 26, at 6:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Digital Version of School Directory Available

If you'd like to see a digital version of the school directory, please contact Carolyn Clingman for the password and instructions.
Pretzel Fridays 

This pretzel initiative is an opportunity to fundraise for middle school trips, build community, and engage with math skills in meaningful ways. The Carousel Connections crew and middle school math students will sell pretzels during the class snack times on Fridays. If you would like your child to receive a freshly baked pretzel, please send a $1 in with him/her. Please note that we will not have a pre-paid sale due to our focus on the math and money exchange. Thank you for supporting our pretzel sale!
Past Weekly Updates 

Looking for an old Weekly Update ?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
February 14
Winter Sports End

February 15
PTO Meeting 
8:15 am

Enrollment Contracts Due 

February 16-19
School Holiday

February 21
Gr 3/4 African American Mock Wax Museum

February 22
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:15 am

February 23
Disability and Learning Differences
8:15 am
FSH Learning Zone

February 24
FSH Community Chinese New Year Celebration
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Click to view the entire online school calendar
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 here
and search for "Friends School Haverford" when choosing a charity, and it will say " Philadelphia Yearly Meeting DBA Friends School Haverford." 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.