News & Announcements

Gymnastics Club

Our gymnastics club put on a spectacular show for parents, teachers, and friends. They demonstrated tumbling and skills they learned on the springboard, beam, and trampoline over the past eight weeks. Way to go gymnasts!
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Escape-the-Room

After completing their study of "The Tempest", the 7/8 grade class participated in a Shakespearean Escape-the-Room activity in the library. As students searched for clues, they learned a bit about London in Shakespeare's time and The Globe Theater. They practiced team-work, critical thinking, and communication skills as they puzzled over riddles to track down a long-lost Shakespearean script--a perfect way to end our revels before spring break!
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Kwaya Marimba Performance

Our Kwaya Marimba performed several songs for students and faculty in anticipation of their spring concert tour. They will be performing at WRTI studios on April 4, 2019, at 1:00 pm, and at Friends Central on April 12, 2019, at 9:00 am.
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Trivia Night

Parents and friends came out for a rousing Trivia Night on Saturday. In the spirit of the 90s theme, participants dressed up in their favorite 90s movie/TV attire and decorated their tables accordingly. Teams of eight competed in 10 rounds of 10 questions on a variety of topics. Some of the TV/movies and themes represented were Jurrasic Park, Star Trek, Saved by the Bell, music and 90s pop culture, and grunge. It was an exciting, challenging, and fun night of friendly competition. The grand prize of bragging rights went to Heritage House parents.
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Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

A heartfelt thank you to all our families for the lovely faculty/staff appreciation luncheon on Friday. The abundance of food and the thoughtfulness of those who baked, cooked, and brought tasty dishes for us to enjoy on parent-teacher conference day was a special treat. The warmth and feeling of being taken care of by those who planned, set up, decorated, served, and cleaned up were much appreciated. Thank you to Vicky Ryan for chairing this lovely event and the Parent Teacher Organization for all you do for Friends School Haverford!
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Heritage House Spring Cleaning

Heritage House teachers took time on Friday to do some spring cleaning around the potting shed, greenhouse, mud kitchen, bike shed, and outdoor play spaces. They repositioned one of the compost bins so students can access it easier which we hope will result in more compost for our gardens.
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Celebrating Pi Day

Middle school students celebrated Pi Day in math class by engaging in activities around circles. They blew bubbles on aluminum foil, measured the diameter of the popped bubble and figured out the circumference of the circle. Afterward, they were rewarded with round snacks including donuts, cookies, and what else, but a piece of apple or pumpkin pie. It was a delicious way to learn.
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Grades 1/2 Authors

Grades 1/2 presented their non-fiction writing samples to their preschool partners. Their writing had to explain "how to" do something in several steps. Some examples shared were how to make pancakes, jump rope, and draw a cat. Preschool friends tested the instructions by following all the steps and in some cases by using their imaginations.
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