Weekly Update
May 7, 2018
Spring Fair
This Saturday
May 12 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Carnival games, balloon artist, attic treasures, artisan bazaar, magician, kids crafts, petting zoo, photo booth, face painting, fair food, and more! The FSH Spring Fair is a time-honored tradition for the entire community.

We can still use volunteers and bake sale items. See links below.

Click on the links below for your child's grade to sign up to volunteer.
Click here for grades 3, 5, and 7 
Click here for Forest's Edge and grade 8
Click here for kindergarten, grade 4 and 6
Click here for prekindergarten
Click here for preschool and grade 2
Click here for  grade 1

Bake sale items neededClick here to sign up

Advance tickets are on sale until May 9. Click here to download the ticket forms.

*Please note that we need help on Friday, May 11 for Attic Treasures.  Click here to sign up.

Opportunities to underwrite this event are available.
If interested, please contact Matt Jackson.
Attic Treasures
Donations Needed 

Donation items are needed for the Spring Fair "Attic Treasures" Booth.  Suggested Items: Bikes, games, toys, DVDs, small appliances,  outdoor/sports equipment ,  housewares, jewelry, books, musical CDs, gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, teens, or child would all be great... anything you think could possibly be another person's treasure!

Donation collection bins will be located outside of the Meetinghouse during school hours until Friday, May 11 .
Save the Date 
Bowl with the Class of 2019!

The 7th grade will host its first Class Trip fundraiser on Friday, May 25, 2018, immediately following Field Day!

Drop your child off at Sproul Lanes and let the Field Day spirit continue with a few friendly games of bowling. Of course, parents are welcome to join in the fun as well. Lanes will be reserved for Friends School Haverford. Participating students will be under the care and supervision of the seventh grade and their parents. There are limited spaces so please register early!

Pizza, drinks, snacks, and shoe rental are included along with unlimited bowling! Additional food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Sproul Lanes -  745 South Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064

12:30 - 2:30 pm
$20/per person

Please pick your student up promptly at  2:30 pm.

PTO Leadership 2018-2019 
The following members of our community will serve at PTO Leadership during the 2018-2019 school year.

Chair -  Karen Bleznak (Jackson, 1)
Vice-chair 1 - Fundraisers - Alicia Walker (Azalea, 1)
Vice-chair 2 - Hospitality - Vick Ryan (Jack, 6)
Vice-chair 3 - Service Coordinator - Melissa Murphy (Rose, 2 and Charlie PK)
Treasurer - Ginny Perrine-Wilson (Macy, K)
Secretary - Carolyn and Jason Fortenberry (Nathan, K)
Historian - Lauren Blacher (Lily, PK)

If you would like to be a Class Parent or chair an event next year, please contact Karen Bleznak or   Lisa Buscaglia .
Grandfriends' Day
Rescheduled to May 17

8:00 am Catered breakfast
for  Grandfriends
8:30 am Kwaya Marimba Group Performance
8:50 aWelcome from Head of School, Michael Zimmerman
9:15 am Grandfriends join students in their classrooms
10:45 am Meeting for Worship
11:00 am Meeting for Singing with the entire community
11:45 am We bid farewell to Grandfriends.
Students return to classes until 2:45/3:00 pm

Please forward this email your child's grandfriend(s).
Printed invitations will not be sent.

Kindly RSVP to Lisa Buscaglia by May 11.
All guests must RSVP. We are not able to accept walk-ins.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
FSH Talent Show 
Tuesday, May 22 during 
All-school Assembly

Ready to share your talent with the community? Here's how:
PRACTICE your act (Note: students may only perform in one act--group or solo)
SHARE any musical accompaniment as an MP3 file with Tr. Liza by Friday, May 11
PREVIEW your act for the 8th-grade organizers on Tuesday, May 14
PERFORM for the community on Tuesday, May 22

*Acts may not be longer than 3 minutes; no lip-syncing*
Spring Athletics 
April 9 - May 18

Tennis Schedule
May 9 |  Away vs Friends Select (played at 33rd and Diamond, Fairmount Park)
May 11 | Away vs Woodlynde (TE library courts)

Softball Schedule
May 9 | Away vs Friends Select  (played at Reservoir Drive and Mt. Pleasant Drive  "Dairy fields" Fairmont Park
May 14 | Home vs Friends Select 
May 16 |  Home vs   Barack Academy (new game added)

*Schedule may change.  Please check for updates.
Summer Camp Discount Extended to June 1 

We  are extending a $100 discount until  June 1 for summer camp. Sign up now before it books up.

2018 Day Camp Runs July 23 Through August 24
$300 / 1-Week Session
$500 / 2-Week Session

Summer Camp Registration:  Click here to register.

If you have any questions please contact  our  Camp Director  for more info!
Robin's Nest 

Kindergarten has been keeping their eyes on a robin's nest outside their back door. Four beautiful eggs were spotted inside the nest. Be on the lookout for the chicks to hatch. Click here for photos.
Bike Wash

It was a perfect, warm, sunny day for Heritage House students to have outdoor playtime and give their tricycles a bath.  Click here for photos.

The bunnies in the Forest's Edge classroom are now two weeks old and have doubled in size. They are venturing out of their kindling box and starting to socialize with our students who are taking wonderful care of them. Our classroom door is always open. Stop by if you'd like to meet the bunnies and hold one.
Click here for photos.
Softball Game

The FSH softball team won their first game of the season against Greene Street Friends in a 6-4 victory. Many players tried their hands at pitching and our bats were swinging. Good teamwork and sportsmanship were shown by all. 
Click here for photos.
The Puppies Have Arrived

Students got to meet the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies they've been watching on the puppy cam! FSH is partnering with Comfort Cavaliers to help raise the puppies as therapy dogs. The seven adorable pups are four weeks old and will be joining us on a weekly basis. 
Click here  for photos.
May Lunch Menu 
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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May Open House
This Wednesday

Tell a friend about our Admissions Open House,  Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Marimba Performances

Come see our Kwaya Marimba perform at The Porch at 30th Street Station,  Friday, May 11, 12:00 pm . and at The Please Touch Museum on Saturday, May 19, 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm.
DCIU Parent Survey

DCIU (Delaware County Intermediate Unit) is beginning to plan parent trainings for next year. Please take a few moments to answer their survey to help determine topics for next year and parent participation.  Click here to take the survey by June 1.
Save the Date and Thank You

Thank you to those parents who attended our last First Thursday Coffee of the school year.

We had a wonderful presentation from teacher Susan Bodley on, among other things, differentiating instruction in mathematics using a game where the number value of five randomly selected playing cards are used to create two 2-digit numbers whose sum is as close to 100 as possible. Using: 2, 8, 5, 5, and 2 how close can you get? It is about strategizing as well as exercising one's ability to calculate!

Move over bedtime reading, parents cozying up with their children over math puzzles is a wonderful way to promote a love of mathematics. We will be hosting a presentation of Dinner Table Math with award winning numeracy educator Dr. Angela McIver on Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 8 pm, with free childcare available.  Save the date! We hope to see you there.
Friendly Reminder

Heritage House pick up is at 2:45 pm and Schoolhouse pick up is at 3:00 pm. If you are picking up your child in the Schoolhouse and arrive early, please do not park in front of the black gate. You will block Heritage House traffic. Pull around the circle to let other traffic go first. Gate will open at 3:00 pm.
Thank you.
What's the Buzz?

Our rooftop beehives arrived last week and our beekeeper introduced a colony to their new home this past weekend. We hope you will have an opportunity to sneak a peak at our ecosystem supporting pollinators busily beginning their spring and summer work from the observation window at the end of the second floor School House hallway!
Donate to the Annual Fund with Just a Click!

Please join the circle of families that support FSH students and teachers through the Annual Fund by making a gift to this effort before June 30, when the 2017-2018 Annual Fund campaign closes. Our Annual Fund gifts go beyond closing the gap between the amount of tuition we pay and the actual costs of educating our children. Every Annual Fund gift helps make the Friends School Haverford experience exciting, enriching, and memorable for each and every student.

Click here to donate.
Digital Version of School Directory Available

If you'd like to see a digital version of the school directory, please contact Carolyn Clingman for the password and instructions.
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!
Past Weekly Updates 

Looking for an old Weekly Update ?We now have past ones on our website.  Click here  to view.
May 9
Open House
9:00 am - 11:00 am

May 11
Kindergarten to Tyler Arboretum

Marimba Performance
12:00 pm
The Porch at 30th Street Station

May 12
Spring Fair
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 15
Grade 8 Social Justice Presentations
8:30 am

May 17
Grandfriends' Day
8:00 - 11:45 am

May 18
Spring Sports End

May 19
Marimba Performance
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
The Please Touch Museum

May 21-25
Spirit Week

May 22
Talent Show
8:30 am

May 25
Grades 3-8 Field Day 

Noon Dismissal

Bowling with the Class of 2019 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sproul Lanes

May 28
Memorial Day
School Holiday

May 30
Family Picnic
5:00 pm

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.