State College Friends School
As much as I enjoyed the break (and I did), it was also nice to get back to school. It was a joy to see all the smiling faces this morning as they marched, slinked, trotted, and strode through our doors. I believe everyone was happy to return. I enjoyed talking with all the students today, finding out about their breaks and how they welcomed the new year. I also want to wish all of our families a wonderful new year and express my deepest gratitude to you for having your children attend Friends. I’ll have more next week.
On Monday, January 16th we will be MLK Day – On Monday, January 16th we will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King. We plan to have an all-school meeting for worship at the Meetinghouse beginning at ~9:15 am. After, meeting we will screen portions of Dr. King’s I have a Dream Speech and sing a few songs from the civil rights era. In the afternoon, classrooms will work with their neighbors to learn more about Dr. King, non-violence, and the civil rights movement.
Free Winter Play Days
On Saturdays Jan 14th, February 18th and March 18th, Friends School is hosting Saturday Play Days for children from 3-7 years old. The school‘s Community Room and a K/1 classroom 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. Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome. Check below for times.
Middle School Coffee and Tour
All parents are invited to attend an informational coffee and tour of the middle school. During this coffee, we will examine the characteristics of young adolescents, share research on middle schools, and provide information on our unique program. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, examine curriculum materials, and take a tour of the middle school in operation.
Our Admissions open houses are scheduled for the following dates and times.
Walk Thru Wednesdays’ 10:00 – 1:00 pm 1st Wednesday of every month
Sat., January 14th 9:30 – 12:00 K-8 & Pre-K Open House / Winter Play Day
Thurs. Jan. 19th 8:30 – 10:00 am Middle School Coffee and Tour
Thurs., January 26th 6:00 – 8:00 pm K-8 Open House
Fri., Feb. 3rd 10:00 – 1:00 pm K-8 Open House
Wed. Jan. 15th 11:30 – 1:00 pm Middle School Lunch and Tour
Sat., February 18th 1:00 – 3:00 pm K-8 Open House and Winter Play Day
Sat, March 18th 9:30 – 12:00 pm K-8 & Pre-K Open House / Winter Play Day
Sat., April 29th 9:30 – 11:30 pm Pre-K Open House
Please tell your friends and encourage them to take a tour.
Bring a Friend to School Day
Wednesday, January 25th is Bring a Friend to School Day. This is a day for students to invite a friend who may be interested in the Friends School to spend a day in their classroom. Visitors should be a similar age to the students in the classroom which they are visiting. Registration forms will come home in Friday Folders and should be returned by Friday, January 20th so that teachers can make plans for the day. Please contact Tr. Lisa with any questions.
We are currently opening our search for summer camp counselors and maintenance staff. If you or someone you know may be interested in working at Friends School this summer, please have them contact us at the school.