Weekly Update
February 6, 2017

Marimba on the Airwaves

Tr. Ed and a few Kwaya Marimba members were on WRTI 90.1 FM with DJ J. Michael Harrison this past Friday night. They discussed our Marimba program, shared stories, and played some of our songs that were previously recorded at the last school assembly. A few of the students got to read some of the radio promos, much to their delight. They also promoted our Barnes Foundation performance that took place on Sunday. Click here to listen to the interview. Students were given a tour of the studio and were lucky to catch Diego McLendon's grandfather, a pianist, and some fellow musicians practicing in the studio. Click here for photos.

Marimba Performance at The Barnes Foundation

Kwaya Marimba gave a stellar performance at The Barnes Foundation this past Sunday for the "First Sunday Music and Dance Talk." The program also featured The Dunya Performing Arts Company and a panel discussion called "A Whole New Grind." They played to a large audience and sounded wonderful. After the show, they had the opportunity to walk through the museum and look at the wonderful artwork. Click here for photos.

Pretzel Tuesday Tomorrow!

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 Tuesdays. If you would like your child to receive a freshly baked pretzel, please send a $1 in with them. 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!

Vacation Care is Available for February 17 

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 2/13/17.
There is a $10 late registration fee after the 2/13/17 deadline.
Space is limited. Registration required for coverage.

First Thursday Coffee Notes

This month's First Thursday's Coffee's topic discussed our math curriculum. Click here to see notes. Click here to see the handout packet. Click here for videos.


This week, a chocolate lab pup, Ceili came to visit classrooms. We discussed the term empathy and feelings when you are a visitor or new to an experience -  just like Ceili must feel on her first day in the classroom. In Heritage House, we read the story Liam Labradoodle Learns Whole Body Listening. We discussed how we use our whole bodies when listening to friends while playing or in the classroom. To build the power of the experience, classrooms shared their own "whole body listening" charts that are used as a reminding tool.

Our friends in grades 1 - 4 shared about experiences of being a bucket "filler" and bucket "dipper." Students gave Ceili compliments. We also reflected on being positive with others and acting with integrity in our school culture of kindness. 
Click here for our school culture of kindness document.

February Lunch Menu 
It's time to order school lunches for February! 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

Community Lunch
Wednesday, February 22 

Community Lunch offers our school community the opportunity to eat together. Meals are held family style for each class, and some upper school students serve and eat with children in Heritage House. Community Lunch was a much loved part of our past school lunch program, and we are excited to bring back the tradition. The meal will be vegetarian friendly and nut-free as well as low dairy. More details for community lunch will follow soon. 

Pick Up Dinner
Wednesday, February 15

This month JPM Catering will offer pick-up dinners on Wednesday, February 15. There are vegetarian/vegan options as well as multiple options for main dishes, sides, and portion size. Dinners will be available for pick up at the end of the school day between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm in the car line. Arrangements will also be made for pick up from the school refrigerator for families who have children in Extended Day. Take a look and  click here for ordering instructions.

If you have any questions about the school lunch program, Community Lunch, or Pick Up Dinners, please contact our JPM Catering PTO liaison  Alicia Walker.
Last week of basketball!

Coaches: Mwaputsa Kuretu and Matt Jackson

February 8 | 3:45 Home vs Stratford Friends
February 10 | 3:30  Parent/Faculty Game

Please come out and support our team at the last home game Wednesday, February 8th vs Stratford Friends and Friday, February 10th vs Parents/Faculty.

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Send in Your BoxTops Now!

The next submission date for BoxTops is March 1. Please send in BoxTops to school by February 20 so we have time to count them and send them off. Be on the lookout for more information coming in KidMail. 

Don't know where to find BoxTops?
Enrollment Contracts Due

Please return your enrollment contract and deposit to Lisa Buscaglia by February 15 to guarantee your spot for next year.
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 at the school. Please take a moment to supply us with your child's grandparent or special grandfriend contact information by February 14
Click here for form.
Help Our Preschool Rank #1 

Please take a few moments to fill out a preschool/daycare survey for Friends School Haverford by February 24 from HipsterHenry.com which is an informative online parents guide to Philadelphia. This year they will be rewarding the preschool/daycare with the most participation with a visit from Snapology of Philadelphia and The Main Line! If your kiddos love Legos you are really going to want to make this happen! Also,  this will give FSH some nice recognition. 
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"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 Michael Zimmerman.
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 8
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

February 10
Winter Sports End

February 14
Valentine's Day

February 15
PTO Meeting
8:15 am

February 17
Faculty In-Service Day
Pupil Holiday

February 20
President's Day
School Holiday 

Ongoing Fundraisers 

There are many on going fundraising opportunities that benefit our school.

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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.
Lost and Found 

Please check the lost and found bin.  Items not collected will be donated.