Miquon Matters, 10.10.17

By Kristin Sanderson

Did you know that Miquon Matters is now posted online

YOUR ACTION ITEMS

  1. Help your child remember to submit an optional pizza order by Thursday!
    Pizza Form
  2. Check the calendar; Photo Day is Friday and the Community Campfire is this weekend!
    Calendar
  3. Tell your neighbors, tell your friends! Admissions Open House is on Sunday!
    Open House
  4. Take the Hipster Henry school survey, which helps share YOUR opinion about Miquon with young families looking at schools.
    Survey

 

FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Every meeting is open to parents! Join us for the next meeting Weds, Oct 18 in Louis and Jeri’s room at 7:00 pm.

Agenda

SCHOOL PORTRAITS

All-School Photo Day is Fri, Oct 13. This year we are pleased to welcome new photographer Brian James, who offers online ordering. You don’t need to do anything now; just be on the lookout for an email with a proof and ordering information after Oct 13.

AFFINITY GROUPS

Currently Miquon offers two active affinity groups for students. If you identify as a member of any affinity group, it is an opportunity to discuss shared and unique experiences.  If you are interested in initiating in an affinity group that does not exist currently, please contact Rossana Zapf.

African American/African American Multiracial Affinity Group

Led by Jeri Bond Whatley, Mark Palacio, and Andrea Myers, the primary goal of this group is to promote social connections. This group will meet regularly throughout the year with children and host events with their families.

Our first family event will be a bowling party for Families of Children of Color at Hi Spot Lanes, located at 3857 Pechin Street on Sat, Oct 21 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. We are starting the year with a family event because we are aware of the importance of developing relationships among the families at Miquon. It’s also important for students who share an identity to gather, talk in a safe place about issues related to identity, and transfer discussion into action that makes for a more equitable experience on campus.

This is an activity that is closed to allies, however, some future events will be open. Please RSVP to andream@miquon.org, jeriw@miquon.org, or markp@miquon.org.

Dyslexia Affinity Group

We also have an affinity group for children with dyslexia facilitated by Rossana Zapf and Jen Curyto, our learning support coordinators.  If your child is interested in participating, please contact Rossana Zapf.

 

EVENTS

Community Campfire | Sun, Oct 15, 3:00 pm | Miquon Campus

Meet other families in the Miquon community at this fall get-together on Sun, Oct 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Enjoy s’mores and socialize with other Miquon families. Lynn and Tony Hughes will make a special appearance and lead the campfire singing! ALSO new this year—bring your own pumpkin (BYOP) to decorate at the pumpkin-painting station.

This event immediately follows Admissions Open House; please help us by making the prospective families feel welcome at this campfire event!

Please consider carpooling if possible. If you have questions or want to help out, get in touch with Charlotte Boulay.

Grandparents’ & Grandfriends’ Day | Fri, Oct 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am | Miquon Campus

We need your help on Grandparents Day! If you can volunteer, please contact Charlotte Boulay.

 

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Kids Explore – Meadow Magic | Sat, Oct 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center Tree House | 300 Northwestern Avenue, Phila

Led by our staff, equipped with a few Band-Aids, the kids will go climbing over fallen trees, scrambling over rocks, running through a field, playing in the leaves, and much more! Registration required. Ages 6-12. Drop-Off optional. FREE

Register

Yoga  | Beginning Weds, Oct 18, 3:30-4:30 pm
Miquon Campus | 2025 Harts Ln, Conshohocken

Yoga for Miquon staff and parents, led by local yogi Tara Culp, runs in the Clisby Library after school for eight weeks. The cost is $104. Drop-ins are welcome. Drop-in fee is $15. For more details, contact Rossana Zapf.

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.

Tickets

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Longest Shortest Time: White Guilt and Other . . .

Longest Shortest Time: How to Not (Accidentally) Raise a Racist