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Learning About Hanukkah Traditions

Nursery school and preschool joined Tr. Rae in kindergarten to learn about Hanukkah and some of the traditions that are part of the holiday. They also enjoyed a sing-along. We wish the members of our community who celebrate Hanukkah a very happy holiday.
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Bartram's Gardens Field Trip

Grades 1/2 and 3/4 recently visited Bartram's Gardens. Grades 1/2 toured the arboretum, botanical gardens, and the historic John Bartram's house. They learned how to make fresh cider using a hand-cranked press and then got to taste it. Grades 3/4 also toured the arboretum, botanical gardens, and the historic John Bartram's house. Students then worked together to build a model city keeping in mind the SPICES just like William Penn did when he designed Philadelphia. It was an educational and enjoyable trip.
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Grandfriends' Day

We were honored to have our very special Grandfriends on campus before Thanksgiving break. Our morning began with a delicious breakfast followed by a performance from our Kwaya Marimba. Grandfriends then went to their grandchild's classrooms for a myriad of activities. In Quaker tradition, we gathered for Meeting for Worship and then concluded our time together with a lively sing-along. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.
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Heritage House Pre-Thanksgiving Meal

Lisa Buscaglia
12:38 PM (34 minutes ago)
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Heritage House students all worked together to make a delicious pre-Thanksgiving meal of sweet potatoes, rolls, mini pumpkin pies, and applesauce. Parents, teachers and Heritage House students all gathered for turkey songs, stories, a special blessing, and shared a wonderful homemade meal that was enjoyed by all.
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Making Homemade Applesauce

Heather Van Heusen, an FSH parent, brought in two apple presses today. Grades 1/2 and preschool classes worked together cranking, scraping, and stirring up some yummy, homemade applesauce. Pre-kindergarten will have their turn tomorrow. The applesauce will be one of the dishes at the Heritage House Thanksgiving feast next week.
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Grades 1/2 Testing Paper Airplanes

Grades 1/2 started a measurement unit in math class. The students designed, built, and tested paper airplanes. They had to think like engineers and launch their planes out on the turf field and from Nancy's house. Next, they will share the final results from the launch and hypothesize about what could account for the differences in their results.
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Trivia Night

Parents and friends came out for our first ever Trivia Night on Saturday. In the spirit of the 80s movie theme of the night, participants dressed up in their favorite 80s movie attire and decorated their tables accordingly. Teams of eight competed in 10 rounds of 10 questions on a variety of topics. Some of the movies represented were Back to the Future, Fast Times at FSH, Flashdance, ET, Star Wars, Purple Rain, and The Princess Bride. It was an exciting, challenging, and fun night of friendly competition. The grand prize of a meal cooked by Tr. Lisa and Tr. Matt went to Tr. Dee's team.
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