Miquon Matters, 1.16.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. Interested in learning more about Miquon’s annual budget? Swing by the board meeting tomorrow at 7 pm in the Moore Building!
  2. Start thinking about securing some great items for the Spring Fair raffle. If you have ideas, get in touch with Sabrina.
    Email Sabrina
  3. Make sure you have submitted your 2018-19 Re-enrollment Plans Form under “School Forms Online” in the Parent Portal.
    Parent Portal
  4. Help your child remember to submit an (optional) hot dog and nugget lunch form by Thursday!
    Order Form


As members of the Miquon Corporation, you are always invited to attend Board meetings. At the meeting, the Board will be approving the 2018-19 school budget.

Please join us in the Moore Building this Weds, Jan 17 @ 7 pm. You don’t have to stay for the entire meeting! To make sure we have enough snacks, please RSVP to Charlotte Boulay.

Email Charlotte



Wanted: Pop-Up Books

Librarian Amy Vaccarella is looking your donations of any gently used pop-up books for the library’s collection. Thank you very much!!


Look Ahead to Kindergarten Night
Thurs, Jan 25, 5:30 pm | Kindergarten classroom

Nursery parents are encouraged to come hear from teachers about this very special year at Miquon. Kindergarten teachers Toni McDonnell and Sherry Moman will share how we meet learning goals for language arts, mathematics, and social studies that are developmentally appropriate for your child’s age.

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided for a $10 fee. Please mention your needs when you RSVP.

RSVP to Tia

Look Ahead to Grades 1-6 Night
Thurs, Feb 1, 7 pm | Classrooms

In their presentations, teachers will share how we meet language arts, mathematics, and social studies learning goals that are appropriate for your child’s developmental stage. All are invited to attend.

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided for a $10 fee. Please mention your needs when you RSVP.

RSVP to Tia


Time to Obtain Raffle Items

We are looking for creative ideas and donations for our annual Spring Fair. Any idea is welcomed–anything from homemade jam to vacation homes! Please contact Sabrina Faith with your questions and list of items.

Email Sabrina

Planning Meeting is Jan 26

All Miquon families participate in Spring Fair, and all parents are invited to a planning session on Fri, Jan 26, from 3:15-4:15 pm. We will meet in the Moore Building to discuss what’s special about our community coming together around Spring Fair and whether we can do anything better or differently this year. Please join us! Latecomers welcome.

Children of parents attending the meeting can attend After Care for free. Please RSVP to Charlotte–no need to contact DJ directly for arrangements.

RSVP to Charlotte


2018-19 Re-Enrollment Queries

Over the weekend, we sent you a query about your re-enrollment plans. Please take a minute to complete the form under “School Forms Online,” and be on the lookout for your re-enrollment contract forthcoming at the end of January.

Parent Portal


After School Basketball

Starting Tues, Jan 16, we will offer a basketball clinic for children attending After Care. The clinic will run Tuesdays from 4:00- 5:00 pm through Tues, Mar 13. Contact D.J. Giordano with questions.

Email D.J.


One Book, One Philadelphia
Weds, Jan 17, 7 pm | Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, 19103

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature event of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 17 to March 14, nearly 100 events and programs will center around a featured book, the 2016 National Book Award finalist, Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson is also an award-winning author of young adult and children’s books—her honors include the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Newbery Honor Award. Free!!!


Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party at the Rosenbach
Thurs, Jan 18, 6:30 pm | Rosenbach Museum and Library, Delancey St, 19103

The tradition of the rent party dates back to the Harlem Renaissance, when communal gatherings of artists and musicians fed the outpouring of blues, jazz, and poetry for which this period is known. Hosted by poet Yolanda Wisher, this quarterly series celebrates the literary past with readings by contemporary poets and music.

Inspired by Jacqueline Woodson’s novel Another Brooklyn (the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection), January’s rent party theme is Black Girl Magic and will include sets by Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim and visiting performance artist Gabrielle Civil.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended. $25 admission.


Philadelphia Women’s March 2018
Sat, Jan 20 | Ben Franklin Parkway
Join fellow Miquon parents biking to the Women’s March. We will meet at Rittenhouse Town (historic village at the corner of Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Ave) at 10:00am and bike to the Art Museum. Tens of thousands of people are expected again. If you are interested in biking with us, please contact Sarah or Lisa!

Email Sarah

Email Lisa

Nia Dance Jam: IGNITE!
Sun, Jan 21, 2:30-4:00pm | Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square

Hey adults! Do you want to dance and move and PLAY more? Come play at a Nia dance jam where the theme is igniting your inner fire in the deep midwinter. Join us as we create warmth in community through the joy of movement. Nia is a holistic, mind-body approach to dance influenced by tai chi, yoga and other healing arts traditions. This Jam will be taught be seven area teachers including Miquon parent, Lisa Zahren. (You can carpool with her, too.)

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Details and registration

Exploration and Creation Musical Theatre | Theatre Horizon
Sats, Feb 3 – May 5, 2-4 pm

Gain confidence in dance, music, and acting with industry professionals. In this new 13 week class, students will learn about storytelling by rehearsing numbers from contemporary musicals and creating their own unique characters. This class will prepare students to shine in their school shows and other extracurricular activities. Tuition also includes a free ticket to our spring show, Peter and the Starcatcher, where students will get to see those skills in action, followed by a post-show discussion with professional artists.

Ages: 7-11
Cost: $275

Info & register

How to Raise an Adult Book Talk
Tues, Feb 13, 7 pm | SCH Cherokee Campus, Upper School Auditorium

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ book was the focus of a Miquon parent get-together last year. Miquon parents who heard her talk locally last year found her to be wise, empathetic, and funny.

Former Stanford Dean of Freshmen, the author will share insights from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free from the Overparenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success. Her book is said to be “a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.” Her presentation is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings–and of special value to parents of teens.

More info


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