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Preschool & Prekindergarten Special Visitor

One of our preschool parents who is a general dentist came in today to speak with preschool and prekindergarten about dentistry. The students learned about their teeth and the importance of good dental health. They asked smart questions and got an up-close look at some dental tools.
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Kids Heart Challenge

Grades 1-4 jumped their hearts out for the annual “Kids Heart Challenge” (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) fundraiser today. The challenge was to jump for 1-1 1/2hours straight. The students worked in relay teams to accomplish their goal and did an outstanding job. Money raised benefits the American Heart Association.
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Forest Edge Nursery's Box City

Forest Edge Nursery has been learning all about architecture and building. They began their unit of study by reading plenty of books about engineering. The class favorite was "If I Built a House" by Chris Van Dusen. Students drew their own blueprints of what their dream house could look like and then constructed houses out of blocks. They then created an entire city using repurposed cardboard from the library renovations. After they assembled their cardboard town outside, they painted murals on the buildings using sponge letters, roller paint brushes, animal shaped-sponges and a variety of other painting materials. Three-year-old imaginations soared as they ran back and forth from the houses, visiting friends, popping in for a visit, waving through the windows, and back out again. Painting al fresco on a beautiful spring day is part of the joy of childhood.
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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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