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Grades 1/2 Writing Celebration

In Writing Workshop, grades 1/2 held a Writing Celebration. They read
their original stories to a captive audience of grade 3/4 friends.
Students demonstrated the use of crafting techniques and good text
structure in their latest books. They also beautifully illustrated
their stories.
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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Film Screening

We had a nice turnout Saturday evening for a screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" the story of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. The film paid tribute to this legacy in this highly engaging, moving documentary portrait of an essential American artist. Mr. Rogers' philosophy fits right into the teachings of Friends School Haverford.

Friends School Haverford and the Ardmore Food Pantry partnered together for this screening. We collected many food items to help benefit local families and families impacted by the government shutdown which was a wonderful way to help our neighbors.
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Bulletin Boards

Take a look around the Schoolhouse and Heritage House at all the bulletin boards to see various creative projects going on here at FSH. Check out the progress of prekindergarten's circulatory system study. View kindergarten’s artwork that shows how they would treat others better. The artwork displays their thoughts after reading the book, “The Other Side” by Jaqueline Woodson, a story about segregation and friendship. See the results of grades 1/2's natural dyes and weaving project collaboration in art and science. Follow grade 3/4 through the writing process as they wrote persuasive essays.
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FSH Basketball Game vs United Friends School

The FSH basketball team suffered a tough loss against United Friends School 21-32. They had a good comeback effort in the final quarter and showed a lot of teamwork. Come out and cheer on the team at home next Tuesday, February 5 vs French International.
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Middle School Parent Move-Up Day

It was middle school parent move-up day on Wednesday at Friends School Haverford! Parents of Grade 4 students were invited to join grades 5/6 in humanities with Tr. Kathleen for the morning. Students discussed how racial biases have affected their lives and how these same biases affect the criminal justice in the United States. They emphasized the value of diversity and determined that they are able to make an impact in the world around them.
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Move-up Day Kindergarten, Grade 2 & Grade 4

It was move-up day for Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 4 students on
Wednesday. Kindergarten and grade 1 students discussed things that are
the same and different such as comparing kindergarten to grades 1/2.
Kindergarteners and 1st-grade friends paired up with each other and
enjoyed sharing activities together on the iPad. Grade 2 enjoyed "I'm
Going to Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem," a book written by
Jamie Lee Curtis about self-esteem and loving the skin you’re in read
by Tr. Dee in the 3/4 classroom. Grade 2 joined grade 3 in science and
explored the properties of a reaction from a baking soda and vinegar
experiment. Grade 4 learned about poetry in English class and in
Humanities looked at an infographic that examined gender inequality in
film, behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Kids were sharing
examples of characters on shows they watch and thinking about how
females are portrayed. Lastly, grade 4 tried different group
activities in Science, estimating volume and weight in metrics with
their grade 5/6 classmates. It was a nice look into what they will be
learning and experiencing next year.
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Double feature movie night and pizza party

Friends cozied up on blankets in the gym for our double feature movie night and pizza party this past weekend. Some of our younger friends joined us to see Buzz and Woody in "Toy Story." Our older friends joined us for a pizza party right after the movie and then stayed to journey back to 1955 with Marty McFly in "Back to the Future." Thank you to everyone who brought non-perishable food items for the Ardmore Food Pantry #SmallActsBigImpact.
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Morning with a Friend

Members of Haverford Monthly Meeting were warmly welcomed into the classrooms for Morning with a Friend. Each shared a bit about their lives and what it means to them to be Quaker. In Heritage House, BrendaRose Simkin joined Forest’s Edge and preschool students for a singalong using a variety of musical instruments. Marge Dawson came to visit with the prekindergarten and kindergarten classes sharing her knowledge about William Penn.

At the Schoolhouse, grades 1/2 had a visit from Susan Davis who talked about her experiences in Morocco while serving in the Peace Corps. Guest Kate deRiel, who is on the Indian Committee of Quakers had a copy of William Penn’s Wampum Belt made by Native Americans that she showed to grades 3/4. Robert Urquhart shared about his experiences in high school with the American Field Service, family travel to Austria, and read a few poems that his father used to read to him as a child to grades 5/6. Carl Watson, an engineer had a discussion with grades 7/8 about the importance of keeping an open mind to all educational experiences.

There were many interesting and captivating experiences shared. The morning concluded as the community gathered to attend Meeting for Worship together.
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