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Admission Virtual Open House - Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:00 am

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. Join us and learn about our nursery school through 8th-grade program rooted in academic challenge, intellectual vigor, artistic expression, service, and kindness. We encourage children’s curiosity, creativity, and joy of discovery as they grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Register to attend at https://www.friendshaverford.org/openhouse/
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Bagged Lunches

In February, grade 3/4 learned about human basic needs in health class - shelter, food, water, and oxygen. In conversation, they shared that they didn't like that homeless people didn't have access to two human basic needs - shelter and food. They organized a school-wide food drive to collect items to make bagged lunches. In early March, grades 3/4 made 100 bagged lunches consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, granola bar or chips, dessert, drink, toothbrush, and socks for the homeless population in Philadelphia. They loaded up Tr. Rae's car and she delivered the lunches to a women's shelter, a men's shelter, and a family shelter. Thank you to grade 3/4, Tr. Rae, and everyone who contributed!
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Welcome Back!

Welcome back from spring break! Distance learning is up and running. Teachers and students were happy to see each other again online. Students are busy with projects and assignments and are adjusting to seeing each other on Zoom. Stay connected to our community and share your photos of learning and discovery.
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Important Information!

In light of the potential community spread of COVID-19, Friends School Haverford campus is closed, but we are open online providing digital lessons to our students. 

This is a difficult time for people around the globe. As a Quaker school, we are always called to take action on behalf of our human family, particularly those who are vulnerable. While closing school presents all of us with unforeseen challenges, it is the most critical step we can take on behalf of the health and well-being of others.

If you are a prospective family and would like information about our school, please email Lisa Buscaglia at lbusaglia@friendshaverford.org.
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Happy Kindness Monday

ere are some feel-good stories to share on Kindness Monday. Maybe it will give some inspiration to do something kind for others in your community. Happy Kindness Monday!
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Bollywood Dance

Bollywood came to FSH last week. One of our preschool students and her sister performed a few Bollywood dances for their classmates. The girls are taking dance classes and wanted to treat their preschool class to a performance for show and share. They were dressed in beautiful, bright costumes and danced to two songs.
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STEAM Event for Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Saturday, April 4, 2020
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Parents, learn about the benefits of a Friends School Haverford education for your child while your kindergarten or first grade student engages in STEAM activities in our new Maker Space. Kids will build a fox habitat, make animal track prints, design an animal mask, and learn how animals use camouflage for protection. A snack will be provided. Reservations required. Space is limited to 15 students. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Questions? Contact Lisa Buscaglia, Director of Admissions, 610.642.2334. Copy and paste the following URL www.friendshaverford.org/openhouse/
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Grades 5/6 Math

Grades 5/6 just completed a chapter on adding and subtracting fractions in math class. They completed a project using fractions to determine missing information in a recipe. Students took their recipes to the kitchen to create "sprinkle chow." The sprinkle chow was made of Chex Mix, sprinkles, white chocolate, and cake mix. They had to measure all the ingredients to finish the recipe. This was a fun, real-life, hands-on activity with a delicious treat in the end!
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Kwaya Marimba Concert

Kwaya Marimba gave a wonderful performance for the entire school yesterday morning. Their music, based on the Shona music of Zimbabwe, features polyphonic playing (several parts being played at once) and requires teamwork and precise timekeeping. One song featured improvisational playing by several students. "Playing live in front of an audience gives students a chance to be in the moment on stage, adjust to things as they happen, and fix things on the spot," says Tr. Ed. One parent commented, "You don't see music programs like this at other schools." We are proud of our students and grateful to Tr. Ed for nurturing their talent, and igniting a passion for music and marimba in all of us.
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