Our nursery school students wish our Friends at Radnor Friends Meeting a happy 300th birthday!
Friends School Haverford Home
Graduates from the classes of 1968 through 2018 joined us for a day of reconnecting and reminiscing during Alumni Weekend. The day started off with a light breakfast and lots of smiles as Friends started to recognize their former classmates. Tours of the school ended in the music room where guests were treated to a marimba performance by graduates from 2014-2018 who hadn't played together in years and didn't miss a beat. Heartfelt speeches were given by Sally Bleznak, Patty Bleznak Silverstein and Linda Escoll to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Nancy's House, our beloved play structure created and named in honor of Nancy Bleznak. Photos from the school's founding to the present were on display in the community room for everyone to enjoy. A buffet lunch and Meeting for Worship wrapped up the festive day.
A few of our senior friends from Brandywine Living paid a visit to grades 1/2 and 3/4. After everyone introduced themselves, our senior friends shared stories of what they did before coming to Brandywine. Mrs. Johnnie was a librarian; Vera traveled extensively; Jane was a third-grade teacher; Barbara was a volunteer; Tom was in the navy; Susan has two grandchildren who graduated FSH; and finally Rozy, now 94, graduated FSH in 1937! She visited her old classroom to recall many fond memories. Our valuable connection to our friends from Brandywine Living proves to be an education for both young and old. We all can learn together and from each other.
Last Thursday and Friday, the Middle School students had another marvelous trip to Camp Speers for two days of spirit-rousing and community-building! The rain didn't deter us from enjoying canoe races, archery lessons, and the low ropes course. In the evening, students and the Speers' staff performed skits, sang songs, made s'mores, and did the Cupid Shuffle. We had a great time reconnecting with old friends and welcoming new ones to the FSH Middle School!
This week has proved to be perfect weather for Nursery School to suit up in raincoats and rain boots to go exploring at Haverford College. They will make observations and discoveries of what comes out in the rain and enjoy jumping in as many puddles as they can find along the way.
Nursery school visited Tr. Lisa to learn about a cicada that she found in her window. Each student got to hold the cicada, examine its wings, size, and color. The students learned how to be gentle with holding the cicada and not to fear it after examining it. Afterward, they went upstairs to observe the beehive and see the bees busy at work. They sang a song about bees and enjoyed their informative trip.
Yesterday was an exciting first day back to school. Students arrived full of enthusiasm and curiosity, ready to start the new school year. Old friends joyfully reunited with each other and bonds with new friends are already beginning to develop. Middle schoolers enjoyed a competitive game in the new gaga pit while Heritage House teachers’ classroom open houses were welcoming and much enjoyed by parents as well as students. We are thrilled to have our classrooms filled with so many enthusiastic learners and look forward to a wonderful year ahead!
Today was orientation day for new faculty. We are thrilled to have Tippi Aronson (learning specialist), Kori Waring (learning support coach), Douglas Roberts (learning support coach), Lauren Berman (learning support coach), Katherine Simon (Heritage House Assistant), Marita Pyantov (Spanish), Lauren Belasco (MS Math), and Cara Fiordimondo (PreK Assistant) join our faculty and community this year.
Our chickens moved into their new home today thanks to Mr. Ken. The new coop provides better safety from predators, and easier access for our third and fourth graders to feed the hens and collect eggs.
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At a glance
- 4:1 Student to teacher ratio
- 25 Faculty
- 44% Faculty have advanced degrees
- 133 Years in Quaker Education
- 37% Students of color
- 29 Zip codes
- 99% Students accepted into first secondary school choice