Weekly Update
February 20, 2018
Chinese New Year Celebration This Saturday

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 The 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.
Valentine's Day 

Everyone enjoyed Valentine's Day with many parties and celebrations. Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day!  Click here for photos.
Final Basketball Game  

The FSH basketball team ended their season with a 30-53 final score against Stratford Friends. Everyone learned new skills and showed outstanding teamwork. Way to go FSH basketball team.  Click here for photos.
Mud Kitchen  

Forest's Edge and their Grade 8 partners built a fort and enjoyed the mud kitchen together.  Click here for photos.
Zones Lesson with Kipper  

Kindergarten welcomed Meg and her pet therapy dog, Kipper, for a Zones lesson. They talked about jealousy and how sometimes the students may feel jealous with siblings or friends and they learned even Kipper feels a little jealous at times with his canine brother and sister. Tr. Amy read the story "When I feel jealous." Kipper also visited Kindergarten recently for another Zones topic. Pet therapy dogs prove to have a calming effect on children and help with social and emotional skills.  Click here for photos.
Visiting Author wins Newbery Medal  

Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe, a story about a diverse group of middle school students and their unexpected encounters, has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. Erin paid FSH a visit last year for a discussion about her book Blackbird Fly with grades 7/8. Congratulations Erin!  Click here for photos from her previous visit.
Looking for Something Fun to Do?  

Join Common Space Ardmore and Puns Toys for Pizza & Games Wednesday, February 21 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. 
Click here for flyer or go to commonspaceardmore.org for more information.
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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Grandfriends' Day is March 22

Grandfriends' Day will take place on  Thursday, March 22, 2018 and is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents or a special family friend to share a day with a child at school. Please take a moment to supply us with your child's grandparent or special grandfriend contact information by  Friday, February 27Click here for form.
Students vs Parent/Faculty 
Basketball Game Tomorrow

Come on out and play or cheer on the Students vs Parent/Faculty Basketball Game tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21, 3:30 in the Gym.
Tr. Ed's 
Zimbabwean Marimba Band Class

Teacher Ed will be teaching a "Zimbabwean Marimba Band" class through Main Line School Night. It will be in the FSH Music room from  5:30 pm to 7:00  pm starting in April. No experience necessary. Please  click here   to register or for more details.
Collecting Boxtops
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 out the form, send it in to school.  Click here  for a complete list of participating Box Top products. Please send in by Monday, February 26.
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 an Affinity Group Meeting:
Learning Differences and Disability 
on Friday, February 23 at 8:15 am 
in the FSH Learning Zone. RSVP to Carolyn Clingman by Thursday, February 22.
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 

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February 21
Gr 3/4 African American Mock Wax Museum
1:00 pm

Students vs Parents/Faculty Basketball Game
3:30 pm

February 22
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:15 am
(postponed, stay tuned for new date)

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

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

First Thursday Coffee
8:00 am 

March 5
Gr 3/4 Garden Club Trip to Flower Show

March 6
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.