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Local artist and graduate visit

We are so excited to hang this perfectly messaged piece of art, painted by local artist and graduate David Gerbstadt, in our school. Thank you, David, for stopping by to hand-deliver the piece and speak with our students. We look forward to having you visit again soon.
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Heritage House Fireside Reading

Nursery through Kindergarten students cozied up by the fire in the Meeting House today to hear Tr. Matt read "The Night Before Christmas" and "Mrs. Greenberg's Messy Hanukkah." Students sang a few holiday songs and then enjoyed listening to the stories. This is a lovely tradition that we cherish every holiday season.
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The Season of Giving

The FSH holiday gift shop was bustling with shoppers today. Students enjoyed dropping by to purchase presents for their family members. The gift items were donated by members of our community and were priced at $1 each. We were extremely lucky to have so many helping hands working together to make the Holiday Gift Sale possible this year. Thank you to those who donated toys, gifts, supplies, and food, and to our PTO and wonderful volunteers who were gracious enough to donate their time. A special thank you Katy Ruckdeschel, Karen Bleznak, and Vicky Ryan for planning and organizing this wonderful event.
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Penn Museum Field Trip

5th and 6th graders traveled by train to the Penn Museum to further their study of West Africa. They were given a guided tour of the museum's newly renovated Africa exhibit and then had time to explore other geographic areas on their own. Students were excited to engage with the many interactive elements in the museum.
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Preschool Parent Visit

We've been so fortunate to have many parents join us for special visits lately. Today, Tr. Kristin's preschool class welcomed one of their parents who is a nurse practitioner. She taught the students about staying healthy during the winter months. They discussed good handwashing practices, coughing in your arm instead of your hands, and sang a song about handwashing together. The students did a fun demonstration where they then put a solution on their hands to represent germs, turned the lights off, and used a special light to see the germs on their hands. These were great tips to stay healthy.
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Nursery school parent visitor

One of our parents visited nursery school today for a special activity. She made homemade ornaments for the kids to decorate. The ornaments were made from flour, water, and salt and had a reindeer on them. The children decorated them with paint and stickers and once they dry, they will have a nice gift to bring home.
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Partners Sending Love and Light

Partners teamed up yesterday morning and created beautiful handmade holiday cards to give to our senior friends at Brandywine Living. Older students helped their younger partners color and glue a cutout heart and candle with the message "Sending You Love and Light from Friends Haverford." The cards will be given to our Brandywine friends at this Thursday night's Caroling event.
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Making and Unmaking of Mass Incarceration conference

Tr. Kathleen attended the Making and Unmaking of Mass Incarceration conference in Oxford, Mississippi as a travel grant recipient. Activists Albert Woodfox, Mariame Kaba, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore were some of the speakers in attendance. Most exciting was hearing from Reginald Dwayne Betts, known to 7th and 8th graders from the podcast Caught, in person. Tr. Kathleen is excited to bring new resources to 7/8's study of the criminal justice system and prison abolition. #ThisIsQuakerEd #QuakerEd
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Join us for our Open House this Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, December 4, from 9 - 11 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 www.friendshaverford.org/openhouse/
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