Weekly Update
January 22, 2018
Movie Night 
Saturday, January 27|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for FSH Movie night presenting "Inside Out".  This is a community event for all students and parents. Wear pajamas or comfy clothes and bring a pillow and blanket.  Popcorn and water will be provided.  Bring $5/per person for pizza or bring your own snacks.

RSVP to  Lisa Buscaglia .
Move Up Day Events for Students and Parents  

Are you curious about what next year holds for your child at Friends School Haverford?

We have planned Move Up Day events for kindergarten, second and fourth grade families. Spend some time in next year's classrooms, learn about the curriculum, and ask lots of questions. 

On Tuesday, January 30, kindergarten students will see what it is like to be in first grade; second graders will hang out with the third graders; and fourth graders will get a taste of middle school.

On Wednesday, January 31, fourth grade parents are invited to see middle school for themselves. Join us for a Move Up morning. 
8:15 am - Refreshments and welcome in the Community Room
8:30 - 9:30 am - Parents can visit a MS English and/or Math class
9:30 - 10:30 am - Parents will join MS faculty, Michael Zimmerman and Lisa Buscaglia for a Q&A panel discussion.

On Friday, February 2, kindergarten and second grade parents are invited to see first and third grades during a Move Up Morning.
8:15 am - Refreshments and welcome in the Community Room
8:30 - 9:15 am - Kindergarten parents can visit the 1/2 class and second grade parents can visit the 3/4 classroom.
9:15 - 9:30 am - Q&A in the 1/2 and 3/4 classrooms

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Buscaglia.
New Items Available in 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.
Winter Athletics

November 13 - February 14, 2018

Congratulations to the Basketball team on their first home game win vs Stratford Friends. 

2017-18 Basketball Schedule
Coaches Matt Jackson and Mwaputsa Kuretu

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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January Open House

Tell a friend about our Admissions Open House, Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
From the Admissions Office

Enrollment contracts will be mailed out this Friday and are due back on February 15.  We're building our community. Look for a separate email with more details on how you can help with our Enrollment Rally.
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.
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: 
Writers Workshop

Come to a writers workshop and book signing with author AC Gaughen, Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Great for middle school students.  Click here  for flyer. 

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
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 23
Storytelling Festival Assembly
Grades 3/4
8:30 am

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

January 25
Morning with a Friend

Storytelling Festival  
Grades 3/4
7:00 pm

January 26
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:15 am

January 27
Movie Night
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 30
Student Move Up Day for
kindergarten, second and fourth grades

January 31
Move Up Day for fourth grade parents 
8:15 am - 10:30 am

February 1
First Thursday Coffee
8:00 am

School Store closes

February 2
Move Up Day for kindergarten and second grade parents 
8:15 am - 9:30 am

February 7
Open House
9:00 am -11:00 am

February 9
Winter Sports End

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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