Weekly Update
January 16, 2018
New Items Available at the FSH School Store 

The school store is back with new designs. Want to look good and show off your FSH school spirit? We can help! The FSH online school store is open. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, 1/4 zips, bags and more are available at great prices.

Be sure to click on each item to see all available colors and designs.

The online school store will be open until Thursday, February 1.
At that time the store will close and all orders will be processed.
All items will be shipped to the school 2-3 weeks after the store closes at no charge. You will be notified when the orders arrive at school.

Click here and start shopping.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Buscaglia.
Who Are Our Carousel Friends? 

The Friends School Haverford partnership with Carousel Connections brings volunteers to our campus and a wonderful dimension to school community life.

Carousel Connections is an organization that coordinates volunteer opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities. Our learning specialist, Amy McCann, founded this organization and is its director. Carousel volunteers do service
work in as many as 20 area organizations and businesses including many departments at Haverford College, Ardmore Initiative, Zion Baptist Church, Partyland and other retail
stores on the Main Line, Friends of Linwood Park, MANNA in Philadelphia, and Brandywine Assisted Living, with whom Friends School Haverford also has a partnership. 

Our Carousel friends volunteer work at Friends School Haverford includes office work  (e.g. stuffing envelopes), assisting with the weekly pretzel sale, caring for classroom pets, helping in Heritage House at lunch time (e.g. assisting students with juice boxes), baking treats for faculty meetings, and helping with grounds work (e.g. weeding and raking leaves). 

Our relationship with Carousel Connections began during the summer of 2015. We have as many as five or six volunteers who regularly spend time on campus. We celebrate  their work with us from time to time in the Weekly Update.

Recently, the question of whether the presence of our Carousel friends represents any sort of safety or security concern was brought to my attention. Please know that all of the Carousel Connections participants, and their supervising mentors, have the same clearances as those required of the school's faculty and staff. Participants are well supervised. Moreover, Amy McCann selects volunteers for our school who are well suited to a school setting and the community work we have to offer.

We are so very proud of the diverse school family we are, and of this aspect of our school's mission. The benefits to all of growing up in a community that includes individuals who are different from one another include: building a strong foundation of tolerance, increasing resilience, developing relationships with others, cultivating effective communication skills, and experiencing joy!

For more information about Carousel Connections please contact head of school, Michael Zimmerman or learning specialist, Amy McCann.
Child Care Available During Heritage House Conferences 
Friday, January 19

Open to all FSH Nursery-K Students. Contact Mwazhuwa Kuretu with any questions. Click here for form.
Family Trip to India Presentation 

A student in Grade 3 presented his class with a wonderful movie he made of his family trip to India over the winter break. He wrote and illustrated a journal recounting his trip. Some of the highlights were visiting the Taj Mahal and riding an elephant. He brought back gifts of snow globes and a decorated elephant keychain for his classmates. It was a fabulous presentation that all enjoyed.  Click here for photos.
Winter Athletics

November 13 - February 14, 2018

2017-18 Basketball Schedule
Coaches Matt Jackson and Mwaputsa Kuretu

January 17 | Home vs Stratford Friends (please note changed to home game)
January 22 | Home vs French International
January 31 | Home vs Media Providence Friends
February 7 | Home vs Stratford Friends
February 14 | Home vs  Stratford Friends  (please note change of team)
January 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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Vote for FSH in Hulafrog's 
Most Loved Awards

Hulafrog's Most Loved Awards™ recognize the best local businesses and schools for kids and families. Show your love for FSH  by casting your vote  in Hulafrog's annual survey.  Click here to vote for FSH in the  Private School K-8 category.
Haverford Friends Meeting First Day School (Sunday School) 

Hello Friends!

Haverford Friends Meeting has a brand new, fun, and revitalized First Day School (Sunday School) program. Haverford Friends Meeting is the Quaker Meeting located on the same campus as Friends School Haverford, and in whose care the school is. Worship begins at 10:30 am on Sundays. Children worship with their families and the wider meeting from 10:30 am -10:45 am. Elizabeth Croce (the First Day School teacher whose picture accompanies this article) then stands to lead the children upstairs to the First Day School classroom. Elizabeth engages students in an exciting program of community building activities, group games, and teachings about Quaker values. All youth from first grade through middle school are invited to join our community. In addition, Haverford Friends Meeting offers a separate childcare service for all children younger than first grade.

We would be delighted to see you on Sundays at Haverford Friends Meeting!
Common Space: 
Local Events in Ardmore

Common Space provides a shared space where people of all ages, races, abilities, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds make connections and cross boundaries. They offer creative programming that includes classes, workshops, and discussion groups, as well as a community space to learn, meet, share, and enjoy a tasty treat. Click here  for upcoming event listings or for more information, visit the website commonspaceardmore.org
Save the Date for 
Morning with a Friend

Parents are invited to join us on  Thursday, January 25 from 8:15 am to 9:30 am for our annual "Morning with a Friend." Members of Haverford Monthly Meeting visit classrooms. They share a bit about their lives and what it means to them to be Quaker. At  9:15 am we all join in the Meetinghouse for our regular weekly 15 minute meeting for worship. If you are Quaker curious or you would just like to spend a bit of time with us, please plan to join us for Morning with a Friend.
Friends in Fellowship

The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (PYM) has a new program for Quaker educators and Quaker-leaning members of Quaker school communities called Friends in Fellowship. Click here for the flyer that states the topics and speakers for each of seven programs, all but one of which are to be held at Arch Street Meeting House (4th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, with parking available) from  7 to 8:30 pm. Participation is free. Click here to register.
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.
January 19
Heritage House Parent Teacher Conferences

January 24
Open House
9:00 am -11:00 am

January 25
Morning with a Friend

January 26
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:15 am

Click to view the entire online school calendar
Ongoing Fundraisers

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

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Amazon Smile
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