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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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Toddlers and Friends

Toddlers and Friends were busy listening to stories, creating spray art, experimenting with clay, pasting colorful paper, and using the washing station. Tr. Amy uses a variety of materials to encourage the development of art literacy and problem-solving skills. Our young friends created some beautiful artwork.
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First Thursday Coffee

Parents were challenged to elevate a marshmallow as high as they could using only paper, dried spaghetti, tape, and marshmallows at our most recent First Thursday Coffee. The winning design was a few inches shy of three feet! This challenge gave participating parents a taste of the sort of fun and exciting context for linear and weight measurement, tensile strength and structural integrity exploration, that will make real a world of scientific experimentation and mathematics for students in our Makerspace this coming fall and where the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity.
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Library Renovations

Look what just arrived! Renovations for our new library space are well underway and almost ready for the new bookshelves. We are excited about this "new chapter" for our school.
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Arabian Nights Performance

Our middle school students gave a wonderful performance of "Arabian Nights" this morning to the entire student body. The story is based upon Shahrazad, the princess who tells 999 stories in an attempt to delay her death. Come out tonight to see the evening performance, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm and find out what ensues.
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