Weekly Update
May 8, 2017
Share Your Story   

Grades 5/6 has been learning about immigration in  English class. If you or someone you know would be willing to share their personal story with one of our 5/6 students, please be in touch with Tr. Liza  by Thursday, May 11
 
Spring Fair   
This Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 

The Spring Fair is approaching! We're all looking forward to family, friends, food, fun, and games. We hope you are, too. 

Volunteers are needed!
Please take a moment and sign up to lend a hand. Spend a few hours making kids deliriously happy - it just doesn't get any better.

Sign up here to volunteer  or email Annie Duggan .

Advance purchase your admission and fair tickets to receive generous discounts by May 10!
For the advance purchase flyer click here.

Parking available on our side of Buck Lane and at the Memorial Church of God located at 747 Buck Lane.
 
Items Needed for the Spring Fair Attic Treasures Booth

We would love to take your gently used items for the Spring Fair Attic Treasures Booth!

 

Suggestions for Attic Treasures
Bikes, games, toys, DVDs, small appliances, outdoor/sports equipment, housewares, jewelry, books, musical CDs, gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, teens, or children would all be great... anything you think could possibly be another person's treasure!

Donation bins will be located outside the Meetinghouse during school hours until  Thursday, May 11

If you have any questions, please contact Attic Treasures chairperson:  Vicky Ryan

Click here for Attic Treasures Flyer.
Save the Date
All-School Family Picnic
May 23, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Come celebrate spring! New and current families 
are cordially invited to attend.

This evening is the perfect opportunity to meet members of our community and form the bond that will last throughout your FSH career and beyond! 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!

Please RSVP to  Lisa Buscaglia | 610-642-0354

Rain or Shine... WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Cradles to Crayons
May 24, 2017 

The drive will start on  Monday, May 8 . We will collect items in anticipation of the school wide  Warehouse In a Box event on Wednesday, May 24.  Every classroom will have a collection bin for the three week clothing and toy drive. 

Thank you for donating even one item to this schoolwide drive. Friends School Haverford is committed to encouraging our culture of kindness!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
There are many opportunities to help. Please consider volunteering to help set-up the community room and assist students. Look for a link to sign-up genius in next week's update to volunteer.

Thank you in advance for your support and please direct any questions to  Caryn Rivers (mom to Anwar 6th Grade).
Congratulations Tr. Tuesday
Tr. Tuesday received the Teacher of the Year award from Main Line Parent Magazine. Our parents spoke, and they were heard! This is a wonderful honor for our school community. During the award celebration, the speaker expressed how so many parents commented on Tuesday's exceptional teaching. One parent's words particularly stood out. This parent wrote the top 5 reasons why Tr. Tuesday deserved this award:

5. Tr. Tuesday's amazing communication on a daily basis that shares information and strategies how best to help each child.
4. She maintains an incredible daily on- line sharing of all the wonderful lessons, stories, activities and blogs so that we as parents can experience each day in the life of her students.
3. I have never heard Tr. Tuesday raise her voice or ever seem flustered. She always sees each child's strengths.
2. Tr. Tuesday and her co-teacher, Tr. Kristin, begin each day with a yoga session to teach the kids how to calm their minds and bodies.
1. She teaches her preschoolers a unit on social justice every year. She somehow translates the great works of Nelson Mandela, MLK Jr. and Gandhi into age appropriate preschool lessons that the children carry with them even after they leave her very special classroom.
Zones

For the past several weeks, classes have discussed concepts related to the size of our problems and tools to use so that our reaction matches their size. Classes reflected on different problems that can happen throughout the day and with the help of our friendly pup, Kipper, placed them in the bin that matches their size. When listening to picture books, children also made connections to characters and their reactions. We discussed that if we met Alexander from Judith Viorst's favorite tale, we might fill his bucket by asking if he was "okay" or if he "needed help." Students also suggested that we give him a hug, flowers, split a cupcake, or purchase him a plane ticket to Australia. Creative problem solvers! This week, Kipper demonstrated that if he continues to be approached in problem after problem, his perception of their size grows. Children helped Kipper walk down from his "big problem" by filling his bucket and showing him tools to use along the way.

May 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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Middle School Dance
Saturday, May 20
7:00 pm-8:30 pm 



The annual Middle School Dance will take place in the Heritage House Gym at Friends School Haverford from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All Middle School students in grades 5-8 are invited to attend at no charge. The Middle School Dance is a chance for students to be together as a community and to enjoy one another's company. This year's dance will be underwater-themed, as chosen by our students. 
Click here for more details.
If your child would like to bring a guest from a different school to the dance, click here for the form.
Immunization Regulations
for 2017-18

Please  click here for information on new school immunization regulations for 2017-18.
Spring Sports Game Schedule

Tennis
May 12 | 3:45
Away vs Woodlynde School
TE Library Courts, Upper Gulph Road, Strafford

Softball
May 15 | 3:45
Home vs Friends Central
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 Amanda Lane.
Keep those Box Tops coming!
Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for our school and a fun way for kids to be involved in the process. Box Tops can be found on a variety of products you probably already buy. Ask your kids to be on the lookout for Box Tops on food packaging. Download the collection form and have them attach the Box Tops to the form. When they fill the form, send it in to school. Click here for a complete list of participating Box Top products. 
Summer Camp Registration



SPACE IS FILLING QUICKLY FOR ALL SESSIONS! ACT FAST!

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.
FSH Apparel

Kampus Klothes is our new vendor for our school store. Check out the apparel. 
2016-2017 
School Calendar 
Upcoming Events 

May 9
Marimba Performance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Porch at 30th Street Station 

May 10
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

May 12
Tennis Match vs Woodlynde School
3:45 pm | Away

Kindergarten Field Trip
Tyler Arboretum

May 13
Marimba Performance
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Dream Flag Project
National Constitution Center 
 
Spring Fair
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 15
Softball Game vs Friends Central
3:45 pm | Home

May 16
Talent Show
8:30 am - 9:15 am

May 18
Grades 3/4 Coal Mine Field Trip
7:30 am - 4:45 pm

May 19
PTO Meeting 
8:15 am

Spring Sports End

May 20
Middle School Dance
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 24
Grades 3/4 Coal Mining Night
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Cradles to Crayons

May 26 
Field Day
12:00 pm Dismissal

May 29 
School Holiday

May 31
Plaza de amigos
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.

BoxTops
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.