Miquon Matters, 11.13.17
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YOUR ACTION ITEMS
- Take a quick minute to let us know what kind of parent events you’d like at Miquon.
- Help your child remember to submit a pizza order by Thursday morning.
- Check the calendar; there’s a combined 1/2 potluck brunch at the Capone home on Sat, Nov 18 from 10 am -12 pm and John Krumm is leading a sing on Sun, Nov 19 from 2-4 pm here at Miquon.
- Note that school is closed Weds, Nov 22 through Fri, Nov 24. Vacation Care is also closed.
- Note the November board meeting has been canceled.
Siblings: Admissions Applications Due December 8
Sibling families should submit applications ASAP and sign up for one of the following Admissions Play Days by contacting Andrea.
- Fri, Dec 8(Kindergarten)
- Fri, Jan 5 (Kindergarten)
- Sat, Jan 6 (Nursery)
Scholarship Priority Deadline is Wednesday!
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia — which provides four-year, need-based, partial scholarships for up to 3 children in a family — has opened its application process for the 2018-19 school year. On Nov 15, CSFP will close its priority application period, conduct a lottery, and award the majority of their 2,000 scholarships to early applicants in Dec 2017.
FROM THE CLASSROOM
The first meeting of the Dyslexia Affinity Group will be held Thursday 11/16 from 12:45 – 1:15 pm. This group was started two years ago after a student came to the staff with a willingness to support her peers and the insight of someone who has grown more comfortable with her learning challenges, she told us, “I know I’m not the only one.” This is such a wonderful example of how children at Miquon advocate for their needs and think of ways to support one another.
This group will be facilitated by Jen Curyto and Rossana Zapf and is open to any 3rd through 6th grader who identifies as having dyslexia and/or has struggled to read and/or write. Our plan is to have another meeting at a later time that will include 1st and 2nd graders. By keeping the group small, we have learned that more children have the opportunity to share their individual experiences.
We hope that by providing a safe forum to discuss reading and writing challenges, our students will feel empowered to work through these difficulties while developing empathy for others.
Parents and extended family are invited to this year’s Winter Assembly, featuring performances from every classroom group. We’ll gather on Fri, Dec 15 from 10 – 11:30 am at First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) for a special day of celebration and Miquon camaraderie. Arrive early (9:30) to find seating; as a courtesy to our children, please plan to remain for the entire performance.
All families are responsible for transporting their child(ren) to and from FUMCOG. There will be no classes held at Miquon on Dec 15. There is no van or bus transportation and Vacation Day Care is closed.
Parking details will be including in forthcoming email invitation.
FROM THE BOARD ROOM
The previously scheduled November board meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Weds, Dec 13 at 7:00 pm in Louis and Jeri’s room.
Parent Events Survey
We need your opinions! In the past, Miquon has offered various opportunities for parents to learn about topics connected to children’s social and emotional health. The Community Committee of the Board of Directors would love your feedback on what kinds of events you would find interesting and helpful. Please take this short (less than 5 minutes!) survey here.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
After School Art | Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Six Senses Clay Studio | 20 E. Mt. Airy Ave, Phila
Starting this Wednesday and on a rolling admission basis, children ages 4-14 will explore art in many mediums, depending on the interests of the students, with a focus on clay and excitement about combining mediums. School bus drop-off right in front of our building can be arranged with your school (anytime after 3:30 pm) or you can bring your child at 4 pm. Katie’s welcoming approach to including children into the group make her an advocate for your child and their time with art.
Owl Prowl | Nov 17, 7:00 pm
Bucktoe Creek Preserve | 635 River Rd, Avondale
Join an after-hours hike to search for these nocturnal birds. Participants start indoors and discuss how to identify the species you may see or hear. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk through wet trail conditions.
Wizard of Oz | Nov 9 – Dec 9
Ambler Theatre | 108 E. Butler Ave, Ambler
Family Stages presents the Wizard of Oz at Ambler Theatre. Two actors play all of the characters. The action and the costumes fly fast and furiously as Dorothy and Toto make their way down the Yellow Brick Road. The scarecrow, tin man and lion are all there along with witches, good and wicked, and of course, The Wizard, himself.
Cyber Smarts | Tues, Dec 19, 6:30 pm
Meadowbrook School | 1641 Hampton Road, Meadowbrook
Attend this free and open-to-the-public talk, Cyber Smarts, led by Katie Koestner. As we approach the holiday season, you may want to know what is developmentally appropriate for children of all ages when it comes to iPads, iPhones, and internet access. Get the latest information on how to block inappropriate content from your child’s phone before they start using their new presents this December.Katie is coming back to Meadowbrook by popular demand to share more of her findings around technology, cyber security, and the impact on children this year.
Seeking Home for Rent
Starting this year, Miquon and The Crefeld School are helping to train new teachers through Progressive Education Lab. A part of this program entails hosting graduate students on our campuses Jan 1, 2018 through the end of March. We are actively seeking a four bedroom home for rent with ample on or off-street parking during this same time period. If you have any leads, get in touch with Susannah.
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