State College Friends School
Valentine’s Day is always special at Friends School. Everyone gets a full share of affirmations. It is a wonderful thing to watch every student expend their time and effort to write personal affirmations for their classmates, teachers, and administrators.
This all-school celebration was started to ensure that all children receive affirmations of their positive characteristics during the day. In addition, affirmations teach students to think about others and identify special qualities in them that make them good friends. Every student in every classroom uses writing time to think about, draft, design, and write a creative positive expression designed to make another person feel good. I wish all parents could see their child’s face light up when they read the positive things their classmates and teachers have written. I think it is one of the events that brings our school closer together.
It never gets old either. This year, I enjoyed every affirmation. It’s always good to know that people think you are funny, kind, a great president, and “mi friend.”
Quakers in the Classroom - This Friday, February 24th, every classroom will have a visitor from State College Friends Meeting join them for some discussion and activities to help students understand what Quakers believe and the choices they make in their lives.
Parent-Teacher Conference & Child Care Signups - Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 2nd and 3rd. Please contact Jackie at the front desk to arrange for your conference and sign up for child care (if needed) during those days. Childcare is free during your conference time; regular rates ($4.50/hour) will apply beyond that.
After School Spring Clubs - Completed forms for our spring clubs are due Friday, March 3rd. Announcements went home in Friday Folders and extra forms are available at the front desk. The Friends School Seed Sale! - The seed sale is ongoing. You can print forms using this link to the pdf: http:// www.fedcoseeds.com/forms/friendsOG.pdf. Please attach payment to the form. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be used to support the Slab Cabin Run Initiative to preserve the farmland across the road from our school.
Open Houses - The following Open Houses are scheduled for the spring.
First Wednesday of every month, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Walk Thru Wednesdays
Saturday, March 18th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: K-8 & Pre-K Open Houses / Winter Play Day
Saturday, April 29th, 9:30 – 11:30 am: Pre-K Open House
Please tell your friends and encourage them to take a tour.
Science Fair - Our school’s annual Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 20th. The announcement letter, along with guidelines and a registration form, went home in last week’s Friday Folder. It is our hope to have many students participate. Please have your ideas in by the 27th.
Free Play Days - On Saturday, March 18th, we will be hosting an indoor play day for children ages 3-7. The Community Room will be open for supervised active and imaginative play. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend to the school and enjoy a morning out of the cold. All are welcome. Check above for times.
Meeting For Worship and Right Sharing Lunch - On Sunday, March 26, State College Friends Meeting will hold their Meeting for Worship at our school at 11:15. All are welcome. Directly following Meeting, we will host a Right Sharing Meal, with the help of the Middle School. This meal helps us consider right sharing of world resources and understand more deeply the disparity of resources around the world. Look for more details soon.
Summer Camp - Registration for summer camp for school families opened on Wednesday, February 15. This year, all registration materials will be available online. So, visit our summer camp page and register. Please let Tr. Jackie know if you have any questions.