Weekly Update
May 30, 2017
Plaza de Amigos 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Grades 1-8

There will be Latin music, shopping opportunities, a build-your-own-burrito lunch buffet, and lots of chances to speak in Spanish! Our Plaza lunch is available at no charge. Let's make this a fun fiesta for all! Please contact  Paola Livingstone or Plaza Coordinator,  Vicky Ryan with any questions. 

We still need your help! 
Please sign up to volunteer your time. 
Please sign up to donate food.
IMPORTANT: If you've already paid for lunch with JPM Catering for May 31st, you have two options: 1. JPM will still deliver lunch and your child can choose to either take their JPM lunch home and enjoy the burrito buffet or even eat both; therefore no further action is necessary OR  2.  You can contact JPM directly and request a refund from May 31st and your child will eat the burrito buffet only.  Joe is aware of our Plaza de Amigos festivities and can be reached via email at  joe@jpmcatering.com  to process a refund. 
8th Grade Graduation 
Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 pm
Meetinghouse| 851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA

The faculty, staff, and school committee of Friends School Haverford cordially invite you to the Eighth Grade Graduation. Please join us on the Foursquare Court for refreshments following the ceremony. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in Heritage House.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please join us for our countdown to summer at 12:00 pm  on Friday, June 9.

Nursery School - Kindergarten Dismissal - 11:45 am
Grades 1-8 Dismissal - 12:00 pm
Field Day

It was a beautiful day with the sun shining, the temperature just right, and grades 3-8 ready to compete in our annual Field Day activities. The red, white, and blue teams raced in several close track and field events. There was the frisbee and softball toss which went the distance, challenging three-legged races, and fun potato sack races. The blue team won overall by a close margin and a lot of school spirit and athleticism showed in this 
fun event.
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Cradles to Crayons

Mountains of bags were filled with donated clothing, toys, and books and sent off to be donated to Cradles to Crayons for children in need. It was a wonderful community service event with students from grades 1-8 and our wonderful parent volunteers Caryn Rivers, Katy Rucksdechel, Diane Rouine, and Vicky Ryan inspecting, sorting, and packing the donations. A special thank you to Caryn Rivers for putting the event together and making it all happen. This event proved how we practice our culture of kindness and community service.
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Spirit Week

Our school was filled with enthusiasm as we celebrated Spirit Week. Students and teachers came dressed in mismatched clothing on Monday, sports attire on Tuesday, plaid on Wednesday, and were dressed to the nines on Thursday. We ended the week with Field Day last Friday. 
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Visit from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

Heritage House was crawling with insects with a visit from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. Students have been reading, studying, and learning about the world of bugs and what makes them special. The students had a chance to touch the butterflies, hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, a tarantula and many others. The students had a good laugh when a butterfly got stuck in Tr. Carolyn's hair!
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June Lunch Menu 
Please follow the link below to order via the JPM Catering website. Take a look and click here for ordering instructions.

Please Note: 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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It's Time to Order Yearbooks!

Order by this Friday, June 2. Cost is $10. Make check payable to Friends School Haverford. Pick them up at the Main Office on the last day of school.
Library Books Due!

Please remember to return overdue library books by Wednesday, June 7.
Parent Appreciation Day

On  June 1 our students would like to thank you for all you do by offering free vacuum service for your car. Allow yourself a few extra minutes to pull over by the the sheds for a quick vacuum. You'll drive away with a clean interior and a great looking FSH magnet on your bumper or cling on your window. Don't drive to school? You can still get a magnet or cling. Contact Lisa Buscaglia or stop by the school office.
Early Dismissal Forms

Please complete and return the early dismissal form for the last day of school, Friday, June 9 to Nancy Hurley in the main office and let her know if your child will be picked up or taking the bus home. 
School Directory Updates

In an effort to have the school directory available earlier next year, we are asking families to let us know of any changes of address, phone numbers or email by the end of the school year. If you have an update to make, please complete the directory update form.
Looking Ahead

If you would like to take on a leadership role in the PTO next year, please contact Lisa Buscaglia. Available PTO Positions include Secretary, Event Chairs and Class Ambassadors.

Become a Host Family for Bob

We are seeking a family from our FSH community to become a host for Bob, an international student who will join our 7th grade class in the fall. A stipend is provided.  Click here  to read a letter from Global Connections for more information.
Immunization Regulations
for 2017-18

Please  click here for information on new school immunization regulations for 2017-18.
Keep Checking our 
"Naturally Curious," Blog

"Naturally Curious" is a celebration of the teaching and learning of curiosity at Friends School Haverford.  Read a recent blog post by Michael Zimmerman.
Summer Camp Registration

No space available for 2.7 year olds to 3 year olds for August 14-25.

If you have any questions, contact:
Click here to download the 2017 camp brochure.  Please contact our Camp Director for more info!
Past Weekly Updates

Looking for an old Weekly Update?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
School Calendar 
Upcoming Events 

May 31
Plaza de Amigos

June 1
Parent Appreciation Day
During Drop Off

June 2
Kindergarten Lemonade Sale

June 6
Grades 1-4 Water Day
All day

June 8
Grade 8 Graduation
7:00 pm

June 9
Last Day of School
12:00 pm Dismissal
Happy Summer!
Ongoing Fundraisers 

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

Mabels Labels
High quality, adhesive labels.
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Amazon Smile
When shopping on Amazon.com, use the Amazon Smile link. Click
and search for "Friends School Haverford" and select the "Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends" A percentage of your purchase will go to our school.

Clip the BoxTops from hundreds of products and send them in to earn cash for our school.
2016-2017 Parent
Handbook & Directory
Now Available Online 

Always have the FSH Parent Handbook and Directory at your fingertips! Click the link below and enter the  following password: 18quaker85

Please note the digital directory has been updated since it went to press and is also available on our website.
Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin. Items not collected by June 8 will be donated.