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July 20- 24
Virtual Summer Camp Week 6

July 27- 31
Virtual Summer Camp Week 7

Aug. 3 - 7
Virtual Summer Camp Week 8
New Assistant Teachers
We are pleased to announce  Lilian Nathania and Rich Hendricks as assistant teachers at LFS. 

Lilian earned her BS in Chemistry from Messiah College and her PhD in Chemistry from Temple University.  After a career in chemistry, Lilian began working as an assistant teacher. She has been a co-teacher and assistant teacher at Grace's Kids Preschool in Havertown, and has been an instructional aide and substitute at Delaware County Christian School.  Her references from her other schools spoke highly of her ability to work well with children, her rapport with parents, her organization, her kindness and her ability to get along with everyone.   As one wrote, " Her peaceful and attentive demeanor aligns well with Quaker values, and I think she'd be an incredible asset to LFS!"  

Rich earned his BA from Gettysburg College with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish. He is presently working on a Masters of Education in Literacy Studies at Arcadia University. Before coming to LFS, Rich taught Spanish at the Roxborough Christian School.  His references spoke of his strong work ethic, his meticulous lesson planning, his ability to collaborate, his embracing of Quaker values, his strong interpersonal skills, his ability to communicate with children and understand student culture, and most importantly his imagination and devotion to guiding student-led inquiry.  The hiring committee was especially impressed with his clear investment in making children citizens of the world. 
Community Conversation on Race
On Tuesday evening, Tr. Jill, Tr. Kate, and Tr. Kathi attended a Community Conversation on Race, part of an ongoing series of discussions hosted by the Friends Council of Education.  The focus of the evening was What is Your Next Step?  Continuing the Work of Racial Justice .  

Updated Masking Order
Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an updated masking order requiring individuals ages 2 and older to wear masks whenever they leave their homes. This updated order applies to all school entities. Please see the FAQ information below from PDE outlining the masking order.
Does the  Order of the Secretary of the PA Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings apply to children and adults while in schools?

Yes, this Order applies to all individuals while in school entities, including public K-12 schools, brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers (CTCs), intermediate units (IUs); educational programming for students in non-educational placements such as residential settings (boarding schools), residential facilities, detention centers, and hospital settings; PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start Programs and Preschool Early Intervention programs; and Private Academic Nursery Schools and locally funded prekindergarten activities. 

The Secretary issued this Order to continue to protect all in the Commonwealth from the spread of COVID-19, mindful of the need to slow the increase in the number of cases as the Commonwealth reopens and in order to avoid the resurgence that is overwhelming the health care systems and public health systems in other states who have been less successful in reopening than the Commonwealth.

This Order remains in effect until further notice.

Schools may allow students to remove their face coverings when students are:
  1. Eating or drinking when spaced at least 6 feet apart;
  2. Seated at desks or assigned work spaces at least 6 feet apart; or
  3. Engaged in any activity at least 6 feet apart (e.g. face covering breaks, recess, etc.).
Any student who cannot wear a mask or face shield due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition, or disability, and students who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance are not required to wear face coverings. Individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired or who has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication, are not required to wear a mask; however, individuals should consider using another type of face covering such as a plastic face shield.


Virtual Summer@LFS enjoyed learning about Nature this week. 
Tr. Steve's friend, Tr. Maya, joined us on Thursday to talk about Beekeeping.  We learned about honey, the queen bee, and much more.  Thank you, Tr. Maya.

If you would like your student to attend the LFS Virtual Summer Camp,  the form can be found hereThe cost is $75 a week.
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