Miquon Matters, 10.16.17

By Kristin Sanderson

Did you know that Miquon Matters is now posted online


  1. Your child’s portrait proofs are being sent via email an email from your teacher this week; make-up photos and sibling photos take place this Thurs, Oct 19; you must order by Sun, Oct 29.
  2. Help your child remember to submit an optional hot dog-nugget order by Thursday!
    Order Form
  3. Check the calendar; there’s a board meeting this Wednesday and Grandparents’ Day is Friday!
  4. Complete your Conference Week Schedule Preference form using the Parent Portal.
    Parent Portal



Shortly, you will receive an email entitled, “The Miquon School: Your Account Reminder” to login to our Parent Portal and request your preferred Conference Week Schedule. Follow these easy steps.

  • Use any of the links within the email to login.
  • Click “School Forms Online” at the upper left.
  • Once you are within School Forms Online, you’ll see the “Conference Week Schedule Preferences” form displayed in the large white text area.
  • Click on the form to complete.

You do not need to wait for the email to request your conference time slot. You can also use the Parent Portal to login now.

Parent Portal



Class potlucks are beginning. So far the class parents from Marea and Rich’s and Ben and Celia’s first and second grade groups have scheduled a combined group potluck on Sun, Oct 29 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

If you have questions or would like to find out when YOUR potluck is taking place, get in touch with your class parents! You can find their contact information using the Parent Portal.

  • Nursery Class Parents: Tammy and Jason van Steenburgh, Tamara Sepe and Bill Curran
  • Kindergarten: Samian Kaur and Deep Singh, Marika and James Holte
  • Ben and Celia’s Group: Amy Leib and Ryan Kanagy
  • Marea and Rich’s Group: Paula and Richard Sharkey, Jennifer Hillson and Miles Dumack
  • Rachel and Marie’s Group: Eliza Taylor, Carolyn Seplow and Evan Seplow
  • Wendy and Sara’s Group: We need class parents! Contact Skip Coon to volunteer!
  • Diane and Mark’s Group: Jenn and Zach Hasse
  • Louis and Jeri’s Group: Kim Raznov-Coon and Skip Coon



Photographer Brian James has compiled your proofs which your classroom teacher will distribute via email for online ordering. Make up photos and sibling photos take place this Thurs, Oct 19 at 10:00 am.

Photo ordering Instructions 

Order online using the link from your classroom teacher, and your photo packages will be shipped directly to you.  You can purchase print pages, a digital download, or wall art.

  • You must be on a computer or a tablet. The site doesn’t work with phones.
  • After you find your child’s photo, look for a green “BUY” button to the right.
  • Follow the prompts; or view the PDF for more specific instructions.
  • Ordering expires Sun, Oct 29. If you do not place an order by then a $15.00 charge will be added to any late purchases.

PDF Instructions


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

Parking and shuttle service to Miquon will be offsite at Chubb Hotel and Conference Center (previously ACE Conference Center). Shuttles will start running to Miquon from Chubb at 8:30 am. Handicap parking is available on campus at Miquon–please request and let us know of any special needs. Please RSVP to help us with planing and logistics.

Driving directions can be found by visiting the GP Day event listing online.

Driving Directions



African American/African American Multiracial Bowling Meet-up | Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 am
Hi-Spot Lanes | 3857 Pechin St, Phila

Our first affinity group event will be a bowling party! 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.



A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who helped us host two lovely events this past weekend. We had an extremely successful Admissions Open House, thanks to the efforts of Gabrielle Isaac-Herzog ’11; Elise Hocking ’12; Erin Elman, alumni parent; Izzy Gibson ’14; David Bower, alumni parent; Marcy Boroff, alumni parent; Hannah Boroff ’10; Mark Palacio; Marie Beresford; Jennifer Hillson; Sara Slaybaugh; Jeri Whatley; Carolyn Seplow, alumni parent and current parent; Gabe Seplow ’14; Sabrina Faith; Lisa Mann; Pam Feinschill; and Tia Mathisen.

. . . And we had a very fun Community Campfire with the help of Kim Rasnov-Coon, Skip Coon, and Chet and Jennifer Thompson!

Did you know we ALWAYS need volunteers? If you want to volunteer with office initiatives or in the classroom, give us a ring! For example, Amy requires assistance in the library with a cataloguing project, and Charlotte needs help with an upcoming mailing.



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.

Free child care provided at After Care for the class period.

For more details, contact Rossana Zapf.

Empowering Children to Cope with Bullies, Teasers and “Impossible Kids” | Weds, Oct 25, 6:30 pm
Quaker School of Horsham | 250 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham

This presentation by Mike Fogel, Founder and Clinical Director of Child and Family Art Therapy Center is free & open to the public.


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.