Weekly Update
May 29, 2018
Family Picnic Tomorrow
Wednesday, May 30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come celebrate spring!  This evening is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of a great year and welcome the newest members of our community. A delicious picnic dinner is provided.

Please bring a picnic blanket for your family and a dessert to share with four people.

Highlights include: Music, Games, and a Scavenger Hunt!

Rain or Shine... WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Lemonade Stand Fundraiser 
Friday, June 1 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kindergarten has been learning about money. To end their unit on currency, they will be hosting a Lemonade Stand to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Students have learned how money can be spent, saved, and given to help others. Kindergarten is excited to sell lemonade and raise money to help kids who are sick. Please check out our website to contribute to our fundraising goal.  They will be selling yummy, homemade lemonade on Friday, June 1 from 10:00 am -11:00 am. You and your child can purchase a small serving of lemonade for $0.25 or a large serving for $1.00. You will be served with a smile by a grateful kindergartener.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  The Kindergarten Class of 2018.
Middle School Dance 
Friday, June 1 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heritage House Gym

The Middle School Dance is a chance for students to be together as a community and to enjoy one other's company. All middle school students in grades 5-8 are invited to come and participate. Click here for form. Email
Tr. Liza  if you can provide chips or cookies for the event.
Grades 5/6 Writing Celebration
Tuesday, June 5 | 2:00 pm
Grade 5/6 students will read their stories to first and second grade and parents are welcome.
June 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. 

Use  coupon code  FRIENDS  for 10% off until  June 7

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.
Class Parents 2018-2019 
Class parents play an important role in sharing PTO and school information with families. They also help teachers with special class events. If you would like to be a Class Parent next year, please contact Karen Bleznak or   Lisa Buscaglia .
Summer Camp Discount Extended to June 1 

We  are extending a $100 discount until  June 1 for summer camp. Sign up now before it books up.

2018 Day Camp Runs July 23 Through August 24
$300 / 1-Week Session
$500 / 2-Week Session

Summer Camp Registration:  Click here to register. 

Limited Spaces Available! 
Full for  Ages 3-4 the week of August 6-10 and August 20-24 , one spot remaining for August 13-17.

If you have any questions please contact  our  Camp Director  for more info!
Bowling Fundraiser  

Gr. 7 hosted a fundraiser at Sproul Lanes for their 8th-grade trip. Kids and parents of all ages came out for a fun game of bowling and pizza. It was a nice turnout and they raised $420 for their upcoming trip.  Click here for photos.
Young Artists' Club

The Young Artists' Club explored the works of Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir and Monet and created their own versions of paintings inspired by each of those artists. They celebrated the end of their time together with a special art show. Each student wore a colorful beret and presented their collection of art to their families.  Click here for photos.
Guest Speaker, Tim Hayes

After studying texts about the Civil Rights Movement with Tr. Nathan this winter, students in grades 7/8 had the opportunity to hear from Tr Liza's friend and neighbor, Tim Hayes, who was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party. Tim spoke about what led him to a life of activism when he was in his early teens, his participation in the "Bloody Sunday" March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama, and his time organizing with the Panthers. After sharing some stories, Tim answered students' questions. It was an honor to be in the presence of such thoughtful students and such a wise elder.  Click here   for photos.
Talent Show

Singers, dancers, musicians, and gymnasts from nursery school through grade 8 showed off their talents in our annual FSH Talent Show. It was quite a show and well done by all who participated.  Click here for photos.
Softball Game vs Parents/Staff

The FSH softball team faced off against parents and staff for their last game of the season. It was a lively game with good hits, fielding, and fun. They celebrated with an award ceremony, hoagies and ice cream after the game. A special thank you to coaches Sandra and Rae for leading the team this spring.  Click here for photos.
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It's Time to Order Yearbooks

Place your order by June 4. Cost is $10. Make check payable to Friends School Haverford. Pick them up at the Main Office on the last day of school. Please note that yearbooks must be paid for before picking up.
Rocky Looking for a Home

Rocky, our friendly chinchilla, is looking for a new home as of this summer. He currently lives in the Learning Zone classroom -- feel free to stop by to see how cute he is! He enjoys company (but not other pets) and comes along with lots of information about his care. Please reach out to Leo, Amanda, and Adam Rose-Levin for more information. Email Amanda Levinson  if interested.
Congratulations to our Former Graduates

Chloe Wheeler, '16 (10th Grade) and Aryana  Alidjani '15 (11th Grade) both attend the Woodlynde School. At a school-wide assembly, they were recognized by school officials with the Community Award. The award is given to one student from each grade who has consistently demonstrated respect to all members of the Woodlynde community, exhibited tolerance and acceptance to the individuality of each person, and has projected a distinguished and genuine pride in their association with Woodlynde. Way to go Chloe and Aryana.
Congratulations to our FSH Parent and Author

Elizabeth Cohen's novel The Glitch was published this week! It's the story of Shelley Stone, a tech CEO, wife, and mother, whose company's signature product is getting glitchy as her highly scheduled, Type A life falls apart. Elizabeth is the parent of Oliver, grade 7, and Aistair, grade 4. See her at Main Point Books in Wayne, PA in conversation with Jane Delury on June 28, 7:00 pm. Click here for more information on the book.
Send in Your BoxTops

Now is the time to send in any BoxTops you may have at home. BoxTops may be placed in an envelope or Ziploc bag and given to your child's teacher or the main office. Thank you!
Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin. Items not collected by the last week of school will be donated.
Math Education Opportunity

Move over bedtime reading, parents cozying up with their children over math puzzles is a wonderful way to promote a love of mathematics. We will be hosting a presentation of Dinner Table Math with award winning numeracy educator Dr. Angela McIver on Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 8 pm, with free childcare available.  Save the date! We hope to see you there.
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.
Past Weekly Updates 

Looking for an old Weekly Update ?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
May 30
Family Picnic
5:30 pm

June 1
Middle School Dance
7:00 pm

June 5
Grades 5/6 Writing Clebration
2:00 pm

Grades 1/2 
Poetry Celebration 
6:00 pm

June 7
Grade 8 Graduation
7:00 pm

June 8
Last Day of School
Noon Dismissal

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