Miquon Matters, 2.26.18
YOUR ACTION ITEMS
- Important re-enrollment and financial aid deadlines have now passed. Read more details below.
- Always check the Google Calendar! Conference week begins Mon, Mar 19!
- Help your child remember to turn in a pizza order by Thursday.
- Ticks are present again at Miquon. Please check your child for ticks, daily.
- Be on the lookout for conference week sign-ups, which will go out via email Weds, Feb 28!
Enrollment Contracts and deposits were due February 15. Unless you had an extension approved by Andrea Myers or Susannah Wolf, you will be charged the stated late fee.
As a reminder, re-enrollment entails completing the following forms on the Parent Portal:
- Enrollment Contract (Please electronically sign; a signature is required for every adult in a household)
- Enrollment Deposit Payment Form (either a $750 deposit or a $150 deposit for families applying for Financial Aid)
- Parent Handbook Signature Page (Most families have yet to sign this form. Please be aware you will be held accountable for the information contained in the handbook, even if you do not sign the form)
Please contact Andrea for help accessing the Parent Portal.
Financial Aid applications were due January 12. Families who have not reapplied run the risk of not receiving Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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, and gum drop bridges from first and second graders.
All children are also invited to display their experiments, inventions, robotics and science-related crafts–it can be anything you work on together at home! Families should please use the submission form to help visitors learn about your child’s independent project.
All independent projects should 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.
Community Pancake Breakfast Needs Volunteers
We are in need of many volunteers to flip pancakes! Please sign up!
LOST AND FOUND
All Miquon lost and found items are collected by the third and fourth grade groups. Below are pictures of items that have not been claimed for some time. Please review the photos for any of your lost items, and contact any of the third-fourth grade teachers (or send your child to speak with the 3-4 teachers) to regain possession.
Unclaimed items will be donated over Spring Break!
Seeking Dog Sitter
The Loh family is seeking a dog sitter over spring break. If you can help, please contact Marea!
Conshy Sports Leagues Spring Registration
Sunday Coed Softball @ Miles Park Starts 3/20
Wednesday Coed Soccer @ B Field Starts 4/4 (Awesome New Location!)
Thursday Coed Kickball @ A Field Starts 4/5(Best Field in Conshy!)
Tues/Wed Men’s Basketball @ AIM Academy Starts 4/10
Mon/Tues Softball @ Sutcliffe Park Starts 4/16
Thursday Cornhole @ TK Club Starts 4/19
Thursday Volleyball @ Fellowship House Starts 4/19
Colson Whitehead, Author of The Underground Railroad
Tues, Feb 27, 7:00pm | Germantown Academy Arts Center, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington
Germantown Academy is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead will discuss his book, The Underground Railroad, host a Q & A with audience members, and participate in a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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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