Miquon Matters, 2.21.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. Don’t forget to turn in your hot dog-nugget order by tomorrow morning!
    Order Form
  2. Always check the Google Calendar!  Notice the Art and Science show has been moved to Tues, Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm.
  3. Please keep your sick child home for 24 hours after fever or vomiting. You can read more about illness policies in the Parent Handbook.
  4. Consider attending tonight’s board meeting at 7:oo pm in Louis and Jeri’s room!
  5. Ticks are present again at Miquon. Please check your child for ticks, daily.
    CDC Info



Art & Science Show
Tues, Mar 13, 5:30 pm | Moore Building and Art Room @ Miquon

Note the new date!! The science portion of the show will feature a combination of projects from science class and independent work completed at home. Projects from class include woodcarvings, simple machine carnival games and rides from fifth and sixth grade students, boats from third and fourth graders, gum drop bridges from first and second graders.

All children are invited to display their experiments, inventions, robotics and science-related crafts. Families should please use the submission form to help visitors learn about your child’s independent project–it can be anything you work on together at home!

All work can be brought to the science room on Mon, Mar 12 or Tues, Mar 13. It should be taken home on the night of the show. See you there!

Submission Form


Community Pancake Breakfast
Sat, Mar 10, 9:00 am | Moore Build @ Miquon

Save the date of Saturday, March 10 for this year’s annual Pancake Breakfast, a chance for families to spend the morning together enjoying pancakes and friends here at school. There is a suggested $5 (cash only) donation per person.

This is a parent-run community event and we need your help! Interested parents can use the link below to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteer SignUp

Also if you think you might attend, take care to RSVP so we know how much batter to make!

RSVP to Charlotte



Last week the Community Committee was pleased to offer an opportunity for parents to discuss kids and digital devices with Psychotherapist Dr. Julie Jacobson. About 20 parents gathered in the library to learn strategies and to discuss their experiences. Now Dr. Jacobson’s PowerPoint presentation is available, as well as an audio (MP3) recording of the highlights of her talk.

Thanks to Miquon parent Stephanie Marudas for recording and editing these highlights for our community!


Audio Recording


As a friendly reminder, if you plan to volunteer at Miquon or drive Miquon students on a field trip at any point now or in the future, please complete your volunteer clearances in advance.

Volunteer Clearances

Van Driver Policy


Yes! And… Collaborative Arts’ Presents: The Song of Silence
Feb 22 – 24, times vary | Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St, Manayunk

Humming? Not allowed. Singing? Even worse. Dancing? Absolutely not! Not in this musical.

A town once set to the tune of adventure and merriment suddenly goes silent, hidden away behind a wall – and for hundreds of years, it stays that way. The thing is, no one really remembers why … only that it’s for their own good. But when a group of kids dares to dream of what lies beyond, they might find that the adults aren’t always right!



Persevering through Challenges and Developing Resilience
Thurs, Mar 1, 7:00 pm | Milestone Academy, 700 Cedar Rd, Jenkintown

Ryan Wexelblatt, Director and Founder of the Center for ADHD, will lead a discussion for parents on helping students with ADHD and learning differences develop resilience. He will share strategies for helping parents move their child away from being over-dependent and toward feeling empowered.

For more details, contact Carol Wolf by phoning 215-663-1160 or email.

Email Carol

Achieving Success Through Failure
Sat, Mar 17, 9:00-10:30 am | Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford

Paul Assaiante, the winningest coach in college sports history, will address the community on how to raise balanced children in a pressurized society. Learn about the value of positive risk-taking and failure in raising resilient and healthy children.

This event is free and open to the public.


Making Growth Mindset Work with Your Child
Thurs, March 22, 7:00 | Center School, 2450 Hamilton Ave, Abington

This interactive workshop on Growth Mindset will take you through a journey of what it means to have a growth versus a fixed mindset. You will learn how to implement strategies and tools to apply Growth Mindset skills at home.

After a long career as a school psychologist in a large urban district, SchoolPsychologist Holly Cohen M.Ed., NCSP has formed an independent practice. Holly taught at Saint Joseph’s Univ for 10 years and currently teaches at the Univ of Penn. Her focus includes sociocultural issues, teaching techniques, child development, special education and brain-based learning.

This event is free and open to the public.


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