Miquon Matters, 11.20.17

By Kristin Sanderson

Our classrooms and specialists are on Instagram! Look for Miquon Nursery, Ben and Celia’s Group, Art, LibraryPE, and Science. Please follow, share, and comment on our posts!


  1. If you didn’t already complete the parent events survey, please take a sec to do it now (note, we’ve fixed question #3)!
  2. Help your child remember to submit a nugget and hot dog order next week.
    Order Form
  3. Check the calendar, always!
  4. Note that school is closed Weds, Nov 22 through Fri, Nov 24. Vacation Care is also closed.



Check your contact information so we can send you broadcast messages if school is closed for weather or other emergencies. Take a minute to login to the Parent Portal, click “School Forms Online” in the upper left area of your screen, and check that your “Automated Emergency Announcements” form is completed and up-to-date.

Parent Portal





It’s time to begin Financial Aid Applications!

Financial aid helps make a Miquon education possible for approximately 40% of our families! If you typically apply for aid, or if your financial situation or life circumstances have changed (e.g., you’ve changed jobs, you’ve had another child join your family, etc.), now is the time to please begin the financial aid application process. Instructions are found on our website.

Begin Application



Dyslexia Affinity Group

The Dyslexia Affinity Group convened last Thurs, Nov 16 at lunchtime. Check out Jen Curyto’s blog post about the gathering!

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Instagram All Around

Make sure you’re following, sharing, and commenting on all of the lovely Miquon Instagram pages! It’s a great way to see what’s happening in the specialist subjects each day, and in some cases, your child’s classroom.

Classrooms in the Blogosphere

Also be sure to check the classroom blogs from time to time. You’ll get the Progressive educator’s viewpoint on why we do the things we do at Miquon.

Blogs Page


Winter Assembly

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.


Register for Winter Break Vacation Care by Dec 12

Miquon will offer Vacation Care 8:00 am – 6:00 pm on the following dates over Winter Break, offering cooking projects, arts and crafts, nature hikes, sports games, and many other exciting activities! Full and half day registration is available.

  • Mon, Dec 18 – Fri, Dec 22
  • Weds, Dec 27 – Fri, Dec 29
  • Tues, Jan 2

Please note we will only be open for the December dates if a minimum of six children are registered each day. Also note cancelations must be received 48 hours in advance in order to avoid being charged.

Registrations and cancelations should be sent via email to D.J. Giordano.

Email D.J.



Childcare Available

Bambi Stoddart from the Miquon After Care program is available for childcare in your home. Contact Bambi at 215-626-2880 or [email protected].


Musical Performance | Sun, Nov 26, 3:00 pm
Cathedral Village Retirement Community | 600 E Cathedral Rd, Phila

Featuring Miquon parent Elissa Lee Koljonen, violinist with pianist Natalie Zhu. Program is approximately 75 minutes.


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.

More Info


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.


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