Weekly Update
March 6, 2018
 
PTO Meeting and
Parent Potluck Social Tomorrow Night

Tuesday, March 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
School Gym

Please join us for the Spring PTO Meeting and Parent Potluck Social! All parents from all grades are invited. It will be a great time to socialize with friends and to meet new friends! 

Be sure to attend to hear announcements regarding the Spring Fair and how each class will play a role in this well-loved, annual event.

Click here to RSVP for the Parent Potluck Social and sign up to bring something yummy to share. (Please note what you will bring, so we do not have duplicates.)

If you have any questions, please contact our Potluck Social Chair Vicky Ryan. Looking forward to seeing everybody there! 
Annie Duggan, and  Karen Bleznak PTO Co-Chairs
Grandfriends' Day 
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. Invitations were sent out to addresses provided by parents. If you did not provide an address, please email Carolyn Clingman  or click here to download the digital version of the invitation.
Spring Sports Sign-ups 
Softball and Tennis
April 9 - May 18

Sports are for middle school students in grades  5 through 8.

All practices and games are held Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  (Students may return later from away games depending on travel time.)

Click here to download the sign-up sheet  and return by 
Wednesday, March 21

If you have any questions about the program or scheduling, please contact  Sharon Stewart.

Please return basketball uniforms in a bag with your name to Mrs. Stewart as soon as possible.  Thank You!

Vacation Care is Available for Spring Break
March 26 - April 2

Open to all FSH Students

Full Day: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | $70.00
Half Day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | $40.00
Early Drop off: 8:00 am - 9:00 am | $10.00
Late Pick up: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm | $20.00

Please return the registration form by Thursday, March 15.
There is a $10 late registration fee after the March 15 deadline.
Space is limited. Registration required for coverage.

Click here  to download the registration form 
 
Questions? Contact  Mwazhuwa Kuretu
Spring LARKS

Late Afternoon Recreation for Kids is designed to provide our students with opportunities for exploration, peer connections, and fun. Clubs offered in LARKS are taught by our own faculty and outside teachers. See individual club descriptions for complete information. LARKS is organized into three trimesters. A schedule for each of the three trimesters will be sent home before each session begins.  Click here to see class options. 

Spring 2018 LARKS clubs start on Tuesday, April 3.

Cost
All after school clubs are $160 per club. Families with Extended Day contracts on the same day as a club are  entitled to join a club at no charge. All students must bring a snack from home.

Logistics
Students will meet in Extended Day to eat a snack brought in from home. At 3:15 pm, LARKS sponsors will escort their students from Extended Day to their club location. All Clubs meet from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm.

Please note: 15 minutes after the club pick-up time, students not yet picked up will be brought to Extended Day. A fee of $10 will be charged for dropping into Extended Day after a club.

Available Clubs
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. To assist this process, all registration forms must be turned in with
payment by  Thursday, March 22, 2018.
 
  Questions? Contact  Mwazhuwa Kuretu
Spring ASA's

Middle School After School Activities are open to all middle school students (grades 5-8) and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are three seasons of ASAs, beginning in the fall. Photo Club and Soccer will be offered this spring season. Soccer will fulfill middle school PE requirements. Middle School students also have the opportunity to participate in our athletics program.  Click here for Photo Club. Click here for Soccer Club.

Spring ASA's start April 3. 

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. To assist this process, all registration forms must be turned in with 
payment by  Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Questions? Contact  Mwazhuwa Kuretu
Zones Lesson 

In Zones, classes focused on "gritty" experiences and how it might feel to try something new. We read the book,  Jabari Jumps , which describes a character's experience with diving for the first time. As part of our conversation, we discussed the cycle of emotions that a person may feel and the zones that captures each feeling. Initially, you might feel excited to try something new, scared to put your foot forward, sad if it does not happen right away (or just yet), brave in the moment, and then happy/confident! Children shared about their own connections to these feelings, as well as tools to help move from the blue and yellow zone to the green zone. 
Snow Much Fun!  

Heritage House students enjoyed sledding, racing saucers, building snowmen, and playing in the snow after the storm.  Click here for photos.
Celebrating Women's History Month in Spanish Class 

In celebration of Women's History Month, grades 1/2 Spanish class is learning about a Mexican woman who was integral to the Mexican Independence Movement. She was a spy in the 1800s! Tr. Gaby read the class a book about spies then students worked in groups to decode a message in Spanish.  Click here for photos.
Working with Snap Circuits  

Grades 3 and up are working on snap circuits in Technology Class.  Students built a circuit with on/off switch, light and battery pack!
March 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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School Store Items Are In!



Stop by the Admissions Office to pick up your school store items. Stay tuned for the next sale.
Donate to the Annual Fund with Just a Click!

Please join the circle of families that support FSH students and teachers through the Annual Fund by making a gift to this effort before June 30, when the 2017-2018 Annual Fund campaign closes. Our Annual Fund gifts go beyond closing the gap between the amount of tuition we pay and the actual costs of educating our children. Every Annual Fund gift helps make the Friends School Haverford experience exciting, enriching, and memorable for each and every student.

Click here to donate.
Meet the Meeting!



An Invitation to Explore Quakerism
What does it mean when we say that FSH is under the care of Haverford Friends Meeting?

How have Quakers been involved in social action movements?

Haverford Friends Meeting extends a special welcome to Friends School Haverford Families:  Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 am , for  Sunday  School, Worship, Refreshments, and brief discussion/Q&A.

Questions? Please contact
Brenda Rose Simkin
Looking for FSH Alumni
Class Agents



Class Agent Appeal
Friends School Haverford Alumni - Have you ever wondered, "What happened to my classmate from 3rd grade?" Have you recognized a name or face on TV, Social Media, or the Internet and wondered, "Could that possibly be my 6th grade play partner?" Have you stayed connected with your classmates after 40 years, or do you want to? If any of these apply to you, consider becoming a Friends School Haverford Alumni Class Agent.

Click here for more information or contact Matt Jackson with any questions.
Diversity Committee News 
and Events

Join us for our next Affinity Group Meeting:  Families with Children of Color, Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 pm ( Please note date change)  at  
Silvana Gambardella's Home:
2 College Circle, Apt 2
Haverford, PA 19041
Please contact  Silvana if you are able to attend. 
Lost and Found



Please check the lost and found bin. Items not collected by Spring break will be donated.
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.
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.
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.
March 13
Parent Potluck & PTO Meeting
6:30 pm

March 14
National School Walkout
9:50 Turf Field

March 15
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:15 am

March 20
Kwaya Marimba Assembly
8:30 am

March 22
Grandfriends' Day
8:00 am

Noon Dismissal
Spring Holiday Begins

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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BoxTops
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