Weekly Notes: October 9, 2020
Book Fair
This year, the LFS Book Fair will run virtually for a full week, from October 5-9. 

Categories will be similar to the in-person fair, and families can also search by grade. Books will be hand delivered to each child when we are on campus.

When checking out, be sure to choose “Pick Up” for your shipping option. LFS will take care of getting your book orders to you–that’s why we need to know your teacher and grade! 

The link is active until Sunday, October 11!

Here is the link (remember the case-sensitive password!)

And if you are wondering how to support LFS and the library, here is a teacher BOOK WISHLIST
Forms Return
For Kindergarten through 6th grades: Links to the Daily Health Screen were mailed on September 25th. Please check your link and save it/bookmark it in an easily accessible place as you will have to complete this each day before your child arrives at school, I recommend that you fill out the Health Screen as a test prior to the first day of school so that you are familiar with it, and also to ensure that it is working properly. You can submit it as part of the test. This will also flag any link that isn't working properly so it can be tweaked or re-sent if necessary.
The link was sent under the email address of Lansdowne Friends School. Any questions or problems that arise should be emailed to:  lsena@lansdownefriendsschool.org
Tr. Karen's 5th and 6th Graders Meet a Poet
The 5th and 6th grade language arts class had a guest speaker during class on Thursday, October 8. Tr. Chris has an MFA and EdD. He is a professor, poet, and father of our own Amelia Parker. He has taught poetry classes to children, teen-agers, and adults. Tr. Chris uses sounds and colors to help students create descriptive language and metaphor.

Below are two of many of the wonderful results. Thanks Tr. Amelia, Tr. Chris and Tr. Karen!
By Simone Y, Grade 5

I hear the sound of rain hitting my window. 
I fix my eyes on the demure, antler white sheet of paper that sits on my desk. I begin to transform it into a masterpiece. 
Colors pour onto the paper: 
Orange Sherbert 
Spinning Gold
Beacon Blue
Dulce de Leche
Banana Creme 
Raw Honey
Names of different colors are Harmony with the sound of
Rain hitting my window
Beautiful Sentence
By Simon B.- Grade 5

It was a cold winter evening 
and the train was going by my log cabin 
It was a beautiful color 
a color you would only see in dreams 
it was the most beautiful gold I have ever seen 
So I got in my comfy chair and had some hot chocolate and watched the train go by.
Pre-K is Hatching Chickens!
Farmer Keith, from Quiver Farms, visited Pre-K on Tuesday. He shared a
chicken and a rooster with the class. He then left us with a dozen eggs and an incubator. We are hoping for baby chicks early next week!
Tr. Jen and a student turn the eggs...very gently.
Tr. Zac's Reads Aloud to 4th Graders
"Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky" by Kwame Mbalia is funny, scary and is even mysterious--perfect for 4th graders. Thanks, Tr. Zac, for reading in each character's voice!
1st Graders Draw for
Day of the Dead

Students in Tr. Steve's 1st and 2nd grade art classes will be learning about the Day of the Dead, so we talked about how someone could celebrate not only deceased people in their family and community that they’ve known, but also ancestors that they’ve never met. We then looked at a variety of Mexican tapestries, fabric, and Day of the Dead decorations in order to get a sense of Mexican pattern and style. We then made sketches of our own sugar skulls.
Notes from the SCA:
Thank you to everyone who joined our first meeting of the school year this week. It was great to see you all. Future SCA meetings will be at 7:00 on the third Wednesday of the month. The next three meeting dates will be 10/2111/18, and 12/16. We hope to see you there! 

In further SCA news, please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24th, at 5pm. While we will miss our annual Linvilla Hayride trip and our in-person Chili dinner this year, we’d like to invite all LFS families to a virtual campfire and fall extravaganza on Zoom. We’re looking forward to sharing an evening of campfire stories, songs and even, perhaps, some virtual S’mores. (The extravaganza is BYO chili/Mac and cheese.) 
More detailed information will follow in the coming weeks.

Finally, we are still in need of a few more classroom representatives. If you are interested or would like more information, please email abby (abbyfarragher@gmail.com) or Christy (cbvasquez73@gmail.com ).
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