Weekly Update
November 6, 2017
Food Drive
November 8 -16

For the second year, FSH is partnering with the Ardmore Food Pantry  to help provide Thanksgiving meals for guests in need. Please click here for flyer describing donated items needed. 
Thank you, in advance, for your donations and efforts.
A community who works together can make a difference!
Questions? Please contact  Jessica Magin.

PTO Meeting and Parent Potluck Social

Monday, November 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
School Gym

Please join us for the FSH 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!

Click here to RSVP for the Social. If you wish, please sign up to bring something yummy to share and note what you will bring, so we do not have too many duplicates.

Looking forward to seeing everybody there!
PTO Co-Chairs
Winter Sports Sign Up
The winter sport offered for middle school (grades 5-8) is basketball. Winter sports run from November 13 - February 14, 2018. Please  click here  to download the form and return by Friday, November 10.
Day of the Dead
Spanish class  dedicated all last week to studying the  Day of the Dead. An  ofrenda altar was put up in Tr. Gaby's room for celebration. Stop by the Spanish room to check it out.

How to Raise a Reader
The benefits of reading at every stage of a child's development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy. 
Click here for article.

Leaf Rake Day
Thank you Haverford Monthly Meeting members and FSH parents for helping with Leaf Rake Day. We had a great turnout, got many areas cleared, and enjoyed a beautiful fall day. Kids received prizes for the most productive helpers. Thank you to Colin Forwood for chairing the event and making it an enjoyable day.  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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New Online School Store 
Is Now Open!

Want to look good and show off your FSH school spirit? We can help! 
The FSH online school store is now open. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, 1/4 zips, hats and more are available at great prices. 

Be sure to click on each item to see all available colors and designs.

The online school store will be open until Sunday, November 12.  At that time the store will close and all orders will be processed.  All items will be shipped to the school 2-3 weeks after the store closes at no charge.  You will be notified when the orders arrive at school.  Click here to start shopping.
Unicef Boxes Due Tomorrow

If your child collected for Unicef, please send in your boxes tomorrow.
Well Prepared for High School

Are Friends School Haverford students prepared for high school?  Read more in our latest Naturally Curious blog post by Alejandro Lopez '16.

KidStuff Books

KidStuff Books will be on sale from  November 6 - 20  at a cost of $25. Books were sent home with each student on Monday, November 6. If you do not wish to keep the book, it can simply be returned to school.  This fundraiser will benefit FSH's newest endeavor - beekeeping and honey extraction! The project really differentiates us from other schools and is something that involves students in all grades.
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 10
Ned's Kindness Adventure Assembly
1:30 pm

November 13
Parent Potluck Dinner & PTO Meeting
6:30 pm

Winter Sports Begin

November 13 - 17
ERB Testing

November 22 - 24
Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28
Giving Tuesday

Click to view the entire online school calendar
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.

Clip the BoxTops from hundreds of products and send them in to earn cash for our school.