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

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.
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
100 Days of School Celebration 

Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school with a multitude of activities throughout the day. Everyone came to class sporting a creative shirt they decorated with the 100-day theme. There were stations of building blocks, legos, sticks, cups, gummies and much, more for counting to 100. Happy 100th day of school!  Click here for photos.
Gymnastics Show  

Our gymnastics club put on a spectacular show for parents, teachers, and friends. They demonstrated tumbling and skills they learned on the springboard, beam, and trampoline over the past eight weeks. Way to go gymnasts!   Click here for photos.
Celebrating Black History Month in Spanish Class 

To honor and celebrate Black History month, grades 3-8 Spanish classes have been watching excerpts of a documentary from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about black life and history in Latin America. Using the episode, "Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet" as a launching point, students have learned about the history of black people in these countries and had discussions about various facts and issues raised in the episode. For example, in Mexico and Peru Professor Gates explores the little-known histories of the significant numbers of black people in these countries. Starting in the 1500s with the arrival of the Spanish and the establishment of the Spanish colonies throughout the Americas, Mexico and Peru together received far more enslaved people than did the United States. Students were asked to compare and contrast the experiences of enslaved people in both countries and note the differences and similarities to what happened in the United States. Another aspect students were asked to reflect on was how the descendants of enslaved and free Africans have created unique worlds of culture in each country. We looked at how language, food, music, and politics can be used as ways for us to talk about the black experience and history in Latin America. We saw parts of an episode about Cuba to learn more about the powerful historical legacy left by the presence of black people on this island, specifically, and the Caribbean in general.  Click here for photos.
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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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 8
Grades 5/6 Play Performance
8:30 am

March 13
Parent Potluck & PTO Meeting
6:30 pm

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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