Miquon Matters, 5.14.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. Prep for Spring Fair! Sign up for your shift, required for all parents; loan us your folding table, buy those raffle tickets!
  2. Send in money for our Sixth Grade pretzel-water ice sale this Weds, May 16! Each item is $1.00.
  3. Take the anonymous Parent Satisfaction Survey by May 30.
  4. Complete your 2018-19 Transportation Form in the Parent Portal by May 30.
  5. Help your child remember to submit (an optional) pizza order by Thursday.
    Pizza Form
  6. End-0f-year events are coming up, including classroom celebrations! Please check the Google calendar!


And, it will be zero-waste (more on that tomorrow).

This event dates all the way back to the early days of Miquon (think: 1940s). Back then, it was conceived by parents, and run by parents. Help keep the tradition going and do your part for Spring Fair: Sign up to volunteer (if you haven’t already), buy and sell raffle tickets, and loan us your folding tables. Your kids will love you for it! Thank you!




Online Raffle


We are STILL in need of the following items: folding tables, beverage dispensers with spigots, and large coolers (but especially folding tables).
Email Charlotte



All current parents and teachers at the Miquon School are Members of the Miquon Corporation. One of the best ways to practice your rights as members is to join us next week at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation, this Weds, May 16, at 7:00 pm in Louis and Jeri’s Classroom!




Help the sixth graders raise funds for their class gift, which is presented at graduation on June 13. Children will be selling pretzels and water ice during morning choice this Weds, May 16 and next Weds, May 23. Each item is $1.00.



Our annual survey invites you to communicate your satisfaction about the Miquon program to our staff. Your feedback is important; it enables us to improve our program and services to better meet your family’s needs. Please note, responses to this survey are SSL encrypted and recorded anonymously. Also note questions are intentionally randomized. Thanks for your time!

Take the Survey


What are your plans for your child’s transportation to and from school next year? Do you plan to have her/him ride the bus or take a van? Please let us know by logging into the Parent Portal and filling out the short Transportation Form for each child.




Ever hear your child humming a tune and wish you knew it too? Check out our new, growing roster of songs that we regularly sing @ school (soon to be developed into a song book). Feel free to check the webpage often for new songs and audio recordings. Enjoy!

Miquon Songs



Sabrina Faith, Elise Hocking ’12, Mariama O’Brien, Dimitri Pappas, Carolyn Seplow, Thakiyah Yankowy — YOU helped make our Open House a success! Thank you for your dedication to our school and the gift of your time last week.



Wissahickon Dance Academy Pre-Ballet Dance Camp
Week of July 30, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Dancing Fairy Tales, for ages 4-6, will feature favorite stories from around the world explored dynamically through dance. This one week dance camp will foster your child’s creativity by using creative dance and ballet as a springboard into exploration and discovery—expressing stories, ideas and dreams that go beyond performing a series of steps. The course will be taught by WDA’s very own Cara King.

Cost: $180 for the week (Full payment due by May 15)


Art in the Open
May 18 – 20 | Schuylkill River Trail

Art in the Open (AiO) celebrates artists, their inspirations, and their relationships with the urban environment. The program, now entering its tenth year, shapes community through art experiences that bridge the Philadelphia’s outdoor spaces, natural areas, and historic waterways for the enjoyment of the general public.

40 jury-selected artists and collaborative teams working in all media take to the Schuylkill River Trail, from the historic Fairmount Water Works to South Street, to develop artwork that will inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through.


Treetop Quest Philly
Now Open | Fairmount Park

Treetop Quest Philly, Philadelphia’s new aerial adventure park, offers 40 obstacles and 18 zip-lines located among the trees of Fairmount Park. This is Greater Philadelphia’s first, family-friendly aerial adventure course designed for climbers as young as age 4 all the way to the advanced adventurer level (ages 12 and up).

Celebrate the grand opening of Treetop Quest Philly Park with 20% Off. Book online and use code: “PHILLYOPEN.”


Abington Friends School Community Conversation on Race
Weds, June 13, 6:30 pm | Abington Free Library Community Rm, 1030 Old York Rd

Peggy Macintosh’s “Knapsack of White Privilege” will help inform our conversation about the need for ongoing anti-racist work, perhaps using the recent Starbucks incident as a jumping off point. We hope you can join us for this important community conversation. We have to keep working together to understand one another’s points of view and to help keep one another safe and thriving in our community.

No need to have attended any of the other conversations to join us for this one. Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!

Knapsack of White Privilege

If you have questions about the event, get in touch with Jeri Bond Whatley.

Part Time Child Care Opportunity

Nidhi and Deepak are looking for a part time babysitter for the summer. Please email Nidhi with any recommendations.


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