Miquon Matters, 10.2.17

By Kristin Sanderson

Did you know that Miquon Matters is now posted online

YOUR ACTION ITEMS

  1. Be on the lookout for the Miquon Directory, arriving home via backpacks this week! You can also access it via the Parent Portal.
    Portal
  2. Lunch sales happen on Thursday this week; help your child remember to submit an optional nugget-hot dog order by Wednesday!
    Order Form
  3. There is lice present at Miquon. Remember to frequently check your child for lice.
    CDC Info
  4. School is closed Oct 6 and 9. Register for Vacation Care if you need it.
    Register

FROM THE LIBRARY

Librarian Amy Vaccarella is looking for gently used book donations from the following categories:

  • How-To books on arts and crafts
  • Minecraft books (guides or fictional)
  • Coding and gaming
  • Comic books and graphic novels
  • Cookbooks

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.

FROM ADMISSIONS

Support our student recruitment efforts by becoming an Admissions Volunteer! Family Open House is Sun, Oct 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm, and there are so many ways you can help!

  • Post flyers
  • Greet prospective families
  • Give campus tours (Tour guide training will be held 12:20-2:50 pm on Sun, Oct 15)
  • Set up (Held Fri, Oct 13 and Sun, Oct 15 at 11:00 am)
  • Clean up

If you can help out, please get in touch with Andrea Myers.

 

Guest storyteller Rob Aptaker presenting traditional Lenape materials to the third and fourth grade today.

EVENTS

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

Join all Miquon families for some warmth by the fire, singing, and s’mores! We’ll greet some prospective families who may attend the campfire. If you want to volunteer to help organize the Community Campfire, get in touch with Charlotte Boulay.

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

If you are not sure if you provided your grandparent (or grandfriend) address information to school recently, please get in touch with Charlotte Boulay.

Parking with shuttle service will be offered from Chubb Conference Center (formerly ACE). Handicap parking is available on campus if requested with your RSVP.

RSVP

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS

Playthings, Please

Cleaning out? Bring in your gently used rackets (tennis, raquetball, badminton), frisbees, games, puzzles, and fabric for dressing up (large scraps or curtains, etc.) for use in our After Care program!

Vacation Care

School is closed Fri, Oct 6 and Mon, Oct 9. Children can attend Vacation Care from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

View full 2017-18 Vacation Care dates and rates.

Please register in advance by contacting D.J. Giordano.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Hip-hop Story Time | Sat, Oct 7, 10:30 am
Big Blue Marble Bookstore | 551 Carpenter Ln, Phila

The creative geniuses behind “What is Punk?” bring us a new genealogy of hip-hop royalty in a parade of rhyming biographies: from Boogie Down Bronx’s Dj Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. The illustrations’ meticulously styled clay figures are as magical as in the previous book, combining profound expressiveness with the playfulness of action figures.

Yes, there will be music and dancing!

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.

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

How Long Do the Benefits of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Programs Last?