Miquon Matters, 4.9.18
YOUR ACTION ITEMS
- Gather up your small, gently used toys for Spring Fair prizes!
- Help your child remember to submit an (optional) hot dog/nugget order by Thursday!
- Remember your Tues, Apr 10 or Weds, Apr 11 snow day make-up conference!
- Make plans to attend the All-School Work Party, Sat, Apr 21 @ 9:00 am.
- Register for Vacation Care Fri, Apr 27.
Greening Spring Fair
This year we are making even more moves to go green at Spring Fair!
- Upcycle your used toys @ Spring Fair
Donate gently used small toys, games, or puzzles to be Spring Fair prizes. A bag of Legos, a matchbox car, a spinning top, a yoyo, card games, bouncy balls, art supplies — all make great prizes. Items should be small enough to fit in a paper lunch bag. Donations can be brought to the Office.
- Online raffle (forthcoming)
- Native plants (more details ahead)
- Moving toward zero waste (stay tuned)
All School Work Party
All families are expected to come out for the Spring Work Party on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm! It’s a morning of volunteering and giving back to your school! We’ll provide morning coffee and tea as well as a hot dog lunch and beverages for when you stop work around noon.
Help clean up campus, remove invasive species, and plant native ones! Come prepared to work with long sleeves and sneakers. Refugia and Miquon will provide tools and work gloves.
There’s always organizing to do in the Clisby Library. If you’d like to help Librarian Amy Vaccarella with this work, get in touch with her directly!
If you have questions, get in touch with Charlotte Boulay, Director of Development.
Own a Business? Qualify for a Tax Credit!
Do you know your business can support Miquon through the EITC/OSTC Pennsylvania tax credit program? All donations through this program directly offset the financial aid Miquon provides to 45% of our families.
If you own a small business, you can qualify for a major tax credit by applying to the state program. A Miquon parent who has gone through the application process can walk you through it. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Charlotte.
If you work for a large company, ask your finance department whether they are approved to make donations through EITC/OSTC, and if you patronize a business, ask them the same! Miquon is an approved nonprofit!
A Whole New Miquon.org!
This year we’ve been hard at work rolling out Miquon’s new graphic identity program–it’s a fresh new look for our printed and online marketing and communications materials.
You may have already noticed our slightly updated logo or had a chance to peek at the new admissions viewbook. Shortly, you’ll also see our new look online–our website has gotten a fresh design that includes alumni and parent testimonies (we hope you’ll add yours), beautiful photography from a host of folks, infographics, Instagram feeds, and gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Art Teacher Nicole Batchelor.
One Stop for Current Families
Take a moment to click through the new “Current Families” button at the top right are of the new site (highlighted above). It’s a one-stop spot for all things current parents need to know. No more logging in to Miquon.org, no more hassle–everything you need is in one place. (Although you’ll still have to login to the Parent Portal from time to time.).
We hope you like it! Feel free to share your feedback and ideas with Kristin Sanderson, Director of Communications and Marketing. Thanks!
FROM THE BOARD
Call for Nominees
Each year, the Nominating Committee for the Miquon School Board of Directors facilitates the nominations of new members of the Board, as well as the reelection of returning members who have reached the end of their term. If you are interested in nominating someone or learning more about board service, please email Nominations Committee Chair Sarah Endriss before Mon, Apr 16. New board members will be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on Weds, May 16.
As we seek to fill vacant roles for next year’s board, we also want to extend thanks to departing members Sarah Gordon ’72, Robert Heiskell, and Mia Gonzales Dean for their years of service. We have accomplished many great things with their help!
Upcoming Board Meeting
As a reminder, all parents are a part of the Miquon Corporation, and therefore, you are all invited to attend board meetings. The next one is coming up — Weds, Apr 18 at 7:00 pm in Louis and Jeri’s Room.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Community Sing with John Krumm
Sun, Apr 15, 1:30 – 4:00 pm | Moore Building, 2025 Harts Ln, Conshohocken
Everyone from the surrounding community is invited to come out to Miquon for a community sing with John Krumm.
Jeanes Memorial Library Program: Bats!
Weds, Apr 18, 4:15 – 5:00 pm |4051 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill
Join high school student Genevieve Evans for an afternoon of educational activities about North America’s greatest treasure, the bat! Genevieve will read you her very own book about bats, followed by fun, bat themed activities. Educational and entertaining for children ages 6 – 10.
Jeanes Memorial Library Program: Paws and Read
Weds, April 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm | 4051 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill
School-age children are invited to come practice reading with Therapy Dogs International volunteer teams. The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading and build self-esteem. Space is limited and registration is required.
Screening of I am Not Racist, am I?
Weds, Apr 18, 7:00 -9:00 pm | Benchmark Schl, 2107 North Providence Rd, Media
What if this next generation could transcend racism? Over one year, 12 teens took a remarkable journey to face racism and white privilege, having the conversations many of us are too afraid to have. Once they push through naivete, guilt, and tears, what they learn may change us all.
Producer, director, and graduate of Germantown Friends School André Robert Lee presents a provocative investigation of how this next generation is going to confront racism. The film is a feature documentary following a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration to get to the heart of racism.
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