Weekly Update
February 27, 2017
Move Up Day for Parents
Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28

Curious about what is in store for your child next year? Join us on Tuesday, February 28 to learn more about your child's next classroom experience.

8:15 am Welcome and refreshments
8:30 am Visit your child's next class and speak with teachers
9:15 am Q & A with Michael Zimmerman
9:30 am Wrap Up

Please RSVP to attend this event so we can plan accordingly.
Email or call Lisa Buscaglia at 610-642-0354.

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

Thursday,  March 2, 2017
8:00 am
Schoolhouse Community Room

Please join me for the First Thursday Coffee.

Physician and early childhood educator, Maria Montessori said-

It is the child who makes the person, and no person exists who was not made by the child he or she once was.

This Thursday we begin at the beginning. How does Friends School Haverford, and how do you as parents, address matters of self-care, sleep, toileting, independence and resiliency? What are the challenges, routines, language, and strategies that support learning and healthy social and emotional development in Heritage House age children?

Please join me for a conversation in which we will raise questions, explore issues, and search for answers together. If you have a resource, book, or quotation you live by as a parent please bring that information along to share.

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

Dining for Dollars
Saturday, March 4
Jules Thin Crust Pizza in Ardmore

Stop by for dine-in or take-out at Jules Thin Crust Pizza, 149 West Lancaster Ave, Saturday, March 4 and let them know when you order that it is for the FSH Dining for Dollars event. Jules will donate approximately 15% of proceeds to our school.

Spring Parent Potluck Social
Tuesday, March 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Gymnasium

Please join us at our second FSH Parent Potluck Social. It is for all parents of students from all grades. It will be a great time to socialize and to meet new friends.

Please click here to RSVP and sign-up to bring a dish.
Vacation Care is Available for Spring Break
March 27 - April 3

Open to all FSH Students

Full Day: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm | $90.00
Half Day: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm | $45.00

Please return this registration form by  3/15/17.
There is a $10 late registration fee after the 3/15/17 deadline.
Space is limited. Registration required for coverage.

Spring Sports Sign-ups 
Softball and Tennis
April 10 - May 19

Sports are for middle school (grades 5-8).

All practices and games are M,W,F from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm (some games may return later depending on travel time).

and return by March 16

If you have any questions about the program or scheduling please contact Sharon Stewart.
Thank You
A big "shout out" of thanks and congratulations to our winter sports team and  Coach Matt and  Coach Mwaputza for their hard work and dedication!

100 Days of School Celebration

Grades 1 and 2 participated in several exciting activities for the 100 days of school celebration. Students had a choice of activities such as making a "100 days smarter" hat, finding two numbers from the 100 chart, making a self portrait of what you'd look like at age 100, coloring a "color by code" page, competing in the "100 Olympics" for a gold medal, and creating a mosiac with 100 pattern blocks with a partner. There was a lot of creativity and participation in this fun event.  
Click here  for more photos.

Kindergarten Library Time

Tr. Jess read a story to the kindergarten class in the library and then the students were off to find three books to read either by themselves or with friends. They are also learning how to sign books out of the library and making nice progress.  
Click here  for more photos.

March 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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Enrollment Contracts Past Due!

Please return your enrollment contract and deposit to Lisa Buscaglia ASAP to guarantee your child's spot for next year.
Last Call for Boxtops

Please send in any BoxTops you may have clipped by Tuesday, February 28. BoxTops are an easy way to raise money for our school. They appear on many products you may already buy from Annie's Organics, Cascadian Farms, General Mills, Reynolds, Ziploc, Lysol, El Paso, Kleenex, Scott, Green Giant, Land O Lakes, Yoplait, GoGurt, Hefty, Nature Valley, Avery, Hanes and more.
BoxTops are collected year round so if you miss Tuesday's deadline we will save them for the next submission. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Buscaglia.
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 Sharon Livingston.
Congatulations to
Imran Loudini

Grade 8 student, Imran Loudini received the Wynnefield Scholarship from Friends Central School. The Scholarship is awarded to a student whose performance on a competitive independent school entrance examination (ISEE), current and previous school record, and personal citizenship qualify that student for this honor. Way to go Imran - you made us proud!
Save the Date

Grades 7/8 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed at 8:30 am on March 14 and at 7:00 pm on March 15. Mark your calendars.
Middle School Communication

Parents, please be on the lookout for an email invitation from Google Classroom. Click to accept it and you will be able to choose to receive a daily or weekly summary of your child's assignments in English, mathematics, history, science, and Spanish. This is a no-risk offer as you can always unsubscribe.
Grandfriends' Day is March 23

Grandfriends' Day will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 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 March 1
Click here for form.
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 

February 28
Move-Up Day for Parents
8:15 am 

March 2
8:00 am
First Thursday Coffee

March 7
Open House
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Spring Parent Potluck Social
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 14
Grade 7/8 Performance,
A Midsummer's Night Dream
8:30 am

March 15
Grade 7/8 Performance,
A Midsummer's Night Dream
7:00 pm

March 20
PTO Meeting
7:00 pm

March 23
Grandfriends' Day
Noon Dismissal
Spring Holiday Begins

April 4
School Resumes
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.