Weekly Update
November 20, 2017
Giving Tuesday Next Week

Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the back-to-back days of deals, join us in kicking off the holiday giving season on Giving Tuesday! On this global day of giving, we are looking for 114 donors to give $100 each to support the Quaker education we offer our students.  

It's Time to Clean Out Your Closets! Donations Needed for Holiday Gift Sale

Our students look forward to shopping at our holiday gift sale each year and picking out the perfect gift for their parents and siblings.  This year our sale will be held on December 12 and each gift will be $1.

We are now accepting donations of new and gently used items to sell at the Holiday Gift Sale.  A collection bin is located on the porch of the Meetinghouse now through  Friday, December 11.

Please sort through your closets, cupboards, book shelves, 
game drawers, toy bins, and jewelry boxes for gifts 
that can be purchased by our students for their family members. 
Gifts for dads and teens are always in high demand.

We can always use volunteers.  Sign up here for volunteer information and opportunities.

Food Drive

For the second year, FSH partnered with the Ardmore Food Pantry  to help provide Thanksgiving meals for guests in need. We collected 16 bags this year!  Thank you for your donations and efforts and a special shout out to Tr. Jess for making it all happen.  A community who works together can make a difference!
Winter Athletics

November 13 - February 14, 2018

2017-18 Basketball Schedule
Coaches Matt Jackson and Mwaputsa Kuretu

December 11| Away vs Media Providence Friends
January 10 | Away vs French International 
January 17 | Away vs Stratford Friends
January 22 | Home vs French International (First Home Game)
January 24 | Away vs Plymouth Meeting Friends
January 31 | Home vs Media Providence Friends
February 7 | Home vs Stratford Friends
February 14 | Home vs Plymouth Meeting Friends

Please note: Away game vs French International is located at Bala Gym, 49 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Partners

Preschool and grades 3/4 enjoyed their partner time together in the library. Grades 3/4 cozied up with their young friends and read some of their favorite books to them. Click here for pictures.
Zones

Classes engaged in a Zones review and shared in an "inventory" of the tools that they can use in the blue, green, yellow, and red zone. Tools might include a fidget, seat cushions, bucket filling compliment, relaxing sand timer, invisible invitation, pencil grips, body break, body hug, etc. Kipper, our friendly therapy dog, also showed us how he can do a wall push up as a body break. Our tool boxes are full!
Field Hockey Game

Our field hockey team played a hard fought game vs FSH moms. The moms were ahead then the kids came back to tie it up towards the end of the game. The moms rallied and ended the game with a 7-5 victory. Both teams enjoyed the challenge and playing together. Click here for photos.
Grade 1 in Music Class
Grade 1 is learning dance steps in music class that focus on balance and simple rhythmic movement. They are always learning new songs and started with "Shenandoah" which includes sign language (ASL). Click here for photos.
Parent PTO Potluck Social
The Parent PTO Potluck Social was a lovely evening filled with good food and conversation. Parents brought delicious food to share and had an informal PTO Meeting discussing upcoming events. If you missed this Potluck Social be sure to join us for the next one on March 13. Click here for photos.
November Lunch Menu 
 
JPM Catering is excited to announce some upgrades to your school lunch program:
  • We are now offering multiple gluten-free lunches every month. They are marked on the menu as (GF).
  • We are now offering additional ordering options: Large, Picky Small and Picky Large, giving more choices for younger or older students/faculty.
  • You should notice the look of our ordering page to be a little cleaner from last month, part of our ongoing effort to improve user interface.
Please remember 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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KidStuff Book Sale is Over



Just a friendly reminder to send in payment of $25 for your KidStuff Book...Our KidStuff sale has ended. Use just a few coupons to save more than the cost of the book... Keep the book in your car! You will enjoy savings from Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lego Store, Learning Express, local attractions, restaurants and more. If you are unable to participate in this fundraiser, simply return the KidStuff book sent home with your child to give to his/her teacher  tomorrow . This is a great fundraiser for our school and your family will save lots of money!
ISEE Testing



ISEE testing will be given  Monday, December 4  here at school for 
8th graders who have registered for the test. 
Diversity Committee Meeting

Interested in topics of diversity? Maya Angelou reflected, "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty and there is strength." Come join our Diversity Committee for a conversation about who we are, review our recent community poll, and create an action plan of "next steps" for this school year. Our next meeting is scheduled for  Friday, December 8th at 8:15  am in the Community Room. 
2017 Graduation Video
Now Available



If you'd like to purchase a copy of the 2017 FSH Graduation on DVD, please complete the  form and send to school with a $25 check made payable to Joe Ramoni
Save The Dates



Save the dates: Grades 7/8 production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will take place on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7, at 8:30 am. All are invited.
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!
Eli's Honey For Sale


Try some local honey extracted right here at FSH by beekeeer Eli St. Amour. Only $20 for a 1lb jar and  $3 for beeswax lip balm. Send cash or check to the school office to purchase lip balm or honey. We will send the purchased items home in your child's backpack.  Watch an extraction in action.
Past Weekly Updates 


Looking for an old Weekly Update ?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
November 22 - 24
Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28
Giving Tuesday

December 4
ISEE Testing (Grade 8)

LARKS Dance Performance
4:15 pm (Please note date change from last week's Update)

December 5
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Grade 7/8 Play Performance
7:00 pm

December 7
Grade 7/8 Play Performance
8:30 am

December 12
Holiday Gift Sale

December 13
Hanukkah (First Day)

December 14
Holiday Meeting for Worship  
Noon Dismissal
Winter Holiday Begins

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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 here
and search for "Friends School Haverford" when choosing a charity, and it will say " Philadelphia Yearly Meeting DBA Friends School Haverford." 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.