Miquon Matters, 10.30.17

By Kristin Sanderson

Did you know that Miquon Matters is now posted online


  1. School portrait ordering has been EXTENDED to tomorrow at midnight. Login to SmugMug with password, “Miquon1932” to place your order.
  2. Help your child remember to submit an optional hot dog-nugget order by Thursday!
    Order Form
  3. Check the calendar; the Halloween parade is tomorrow, and current parents can attend Information Evening this Thurs, Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm.
  4. Current and future field trip drivers should submit the Requirements for Driving form and a copy of your license using the Parent Portal by Weds, Nov 1 to avoid the $10 fee.
    Parent Portal
  5. Check your email for your conference assignment from Pam Feinschil.
  6. Ticks are still active until the weather gets much colder.  Check your child for ticks regularly.


Current parents are invited to attend Admissions Information Evening this Thurs, Nov 2 at 6:30 pm in the 5th-6th Grade Building. It’s a chance to hear from some of our young alumni about their unique experiences and the benefits of a Miquon education from their own perspective.

Fifth and sixth grade teacher Diane Webber will also be on hand to share how we prepare students for middle school and beyond.



Trick or Treat for Unicef

UNICEF boxes were distributed to classrooms in hopes that your child will Trick or Treat for UNICEF when they go out for Halloween this year. We also invite families who do not trick or treat to participate by donating.

As is the tradition in Diane and Mark’s class, we will donate all profits from last week’s pizza sale to UNICEF to support their work in helping kids around the world. Any additional donations to this cause via the pizza orders are welcomed.

Last year, we raised over $1,600. This year, the children are aiming to raise $2,017.



Halloween Parade | Tues, Oct 31, 1:30 pm | Miquon Campus

Parents are invited to join the fun for our annual Halloween parade. Parents of younger children may come as early as 1:00 to help with changing into costumes in the classroom; the official parade and costume viewing from the Playbarn begins at 1:30.

Parade Route
Parents and visitors should please line the pathway from the library down toward the office to view the parade. At the close of the parade, parents are invited to assemble around the Playbarn benches for classroom presentations and photos. (Leave the benches open for student seating, please.)

What’s Appropriate for School?

Remember some Miquon students are as young as three years old. Therefore, please no masks, no weapons, no scary monsters. Also, no candy. Thanks!

What about Dismissal?
You may depart with your child following the parade — just make sure you check out with an office staff person before you leave. (Your child is welcomed to stay until regular 2:55 pm dismissal as well, when he or she may take a bus/van/parent car ride home per usual.)


Class potlucks as we know them are listed below. If you want to get in touch with your class parents or ANY Miquon family, you can find their contact information using the Parent Portal.

  • Kindergarten: Contact Samian Kaur and Deep Singh, Marika and James Holte
  • Ben and Celia’s Group and Marea and Rich’s Group: Combined potluck to be held on a rescheduled date TBD
  • Rachel and Marie’s Group: Sat, Nov 11, 4:00 – 7:00 pm in Rachel and Marie’s classroom; RSVP to Eliza Taylor.
  • Wendy and Sara’s Group: Contact Gwyneth Shaw and Jonah Gelbach, Katie and Pete Commons
  • Diane and Mark’s Group: Contact Jen and Zach Hasse, Jen Bradley
  • Louis and Jeri’s Group: Contact Kim Raznov-Coon and Skip Coon, Jen Bradley


This spring we will be bringing Girls on the Run to Miquon!  The program is a non-profit organization “dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”  It will be open to girls in Grades 3-6.  At the end of 10 weeks of fun, connection, friendship and running training we will all run a celebratory, non competitive 5k.

We could really use your help coaching!!
If you are curious about coaching, please email Carolyn Seplow at cseplow@gmail.com and she will happily send you information.


School is closed on Friday, November 10. Don’t forget to register for Vacation Care, available at full or half day rates 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. We will be doing a nature hike, arts and crafts, sports games, and many other activities. Please email D.J. Giordano to register!



Girls Rock Philly

Girls Rock Philly is accepting applications for adult participants in LRC (formerly known as Lady Rock Camp). This is an amazing and transformative experience that Kate Shapero highly recommends! NO music experience necessary to have your world rocked.



Youth Aid Panel Community Volunteers

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is now accepting applications for Youth Aid Panel community volunteers. The Youth Aid Panel is a diversion program for juvenile offenders that gives them the option to appear before a panel of community volunteers rather than entering the juvenile court system.

If you’re interested, email Kate Shapero or call 215-686-7620.


Mt. Airy Barn Dance | Sun, Nov 5, 2:00 pm
Summit Church | 6757 Greene St, Phila (entrance on Westview)

A fun family event – kids, teens, and adults all dance together! Great live music, refreshments, no experience necessary. Adults $5, kids $2. This month, Miquon Kindergarten parents Rick & Chloe Mohr lead the dancing and music.


Pirate Jenny’s Conspiracy – Yolanda Wisher | Sun, Nov 5, 7:00 pm*
Intercultural Journeys | 3701 Chestnut St, Phila

Rage. Love. Revenge. Follow poet Yolanda Wisher as she charts the fantastical journeys of Pirate Jenny.

*Note the date/time correction from last week. This event will be held Sun, Nov 5.



Parenting Teenagers, A presentation by Dr. Lisa Damour | Tues, Nov 7, 7:00 pm
Woodlynde School | 445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford

Most parents have been warned about the stress of raising a teen: the friction with friends, the rush of emotions, the stinging rudeness followed by sweet affection. But your child’s teenage years don’t have to feel like a tangled mess for you or them.

There’s a predictable pattern to how children grow, a blueprint for adolescent development. Lisa Damour, Ph.D., pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your child’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Damour will explain what’s going on, how to prepare parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.

This event is free and open to the public.


Community Sing | Sun, Nov 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Miquon School | 2025 Harts Lane, Conshohocken

Come join with John Krumm and a cast of thousands in singing for no other reason than fun. We will do sing-alongs, traditional songs, rounds, and maybe try out a harmony or two, Non-singers are welcome. We provide buckets for carrying tunes on request. You can bring light refreshments, instruments, songs you would like to share, and song requests.