Miquon Matters, 6.4.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. There’s a board meeting Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Louis and Jeri’s room. All parents are invited!
  2. Swimming in PE is happening. Details below!
  3. Help your child remember to submit (an optional) pizza order by Thursday.
    Pizza Form
  4. End-0f-year events are coming up — pool party, skit night, graduation!
    EOY Events
  5. Tick prevention is important! Take a few steps.
    Tick Prevention


Our first and second graders did a pretty amazing job writing, directing, and producing their play, the Jolly Letter Carrier. The play presentation was an authentic opportunity to practice their developing literacy skills and a part of the larger Language Arts work in the 1-2 this year. Building up to this culminating presentation was focussed study on integrating story and perspective–how the many characters in a given story might interpret a situation differently. Their study on perspective was bolstered when all children in the 1-2 enjoyed thrilling visit from the storytelling-improv folks at Story Up in May.

More 1-2 Play Photos



“After several introductory lessons about the Industrial Revolution it was time to dig deeper into some of the details. One strategy for getting the most from our time together is breaking into smaller study groups so that children can explore one aspect of the era in more detail, eventually connecting their learning with the work done by others in the group.

“We chose to divide our work into two study groups, one studying the role of textile production and related technologies in both spurring and reflecting industrialization, and the other concentrating on the mining of and use of coal as a source of energy and as a catalyst for change.”

Today the two groups presented their research on coal and textiles to each other in class.

Read More on the Blog

Presentation Photos



There’s a host of year-end celebratory events coming up, including the all-school ones detailed below. For special classroom-specific gatherings, check the Google Calendar.

Tuesday, June 5
12:00  pm | All-school BYO picnic lunch for staff and students. (We will provide dessert!)

Wednesday, June 6
7:00 pm | Board meeting in Louis and Jeris’ room.


Monday, June 11
3:00 – 5:00 pm | Sixth Grade pool party at the Miquon pool; pizza will be served.

Tuesday, June 12
8: 25 am | Last Day of School for Nursery and Kindergarten
6:00 pm | All School BYO Picnic and Skit Night

All Miquon families are invited to this BYO picnic dinner to celebrate our graduates! The graduation tradition features skits performed by fifth graders about their graduating sixth grade peers.  The picnic begins at 6:00 pm,  skits begin at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 13
8:00 am | Vacation Care Open

Whole day Vacation Care available for N & K (8:00 am – 6:00 pm), and half day Vacation Care available for Grades 1-6 (12:30 dismissal to 6:00 pm). Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.

8:25 am | Last Day of School for Grades 1-6

9:30 am | Graduation

12:30 pm | Early Dismissal; buses and vans depart at 12:30 pm. Need child care for Wednesday afternoon? Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.

Thursday, June 14 – Friday June 15
8:00 am – 6:00 pm | Vacation Care Open

Whole and half day Vacation Care available, featuring activities, air-conditioned quiet time, and swimming! Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.


Do the items in the photo above belong to your family? They were left behind after Spring Fair, and they can be picked up in the kitchen between now and June 13. Thanks!

Spring Fair Boost to Annual Fund

Despite the rain, we are so pleased that Spring Fair raised over $10,600 for the Annual Fund. Thank you for your support!



These lists were put together by Librarian Amy Vaccarella as suggestions, not requirements. They include newly published titles or titles that are unfamiliar to introduce/expose students to new books. In many cases, these aren’t the books that students have been reading in library class or classrooms this year.

View 2018 Summer Reading



For the remainder of the year, children will be swimming in the pool during their regular PE period. Children will be in the shallow end of the pool unless they pass a deep water test with Lisa. (Alternate activities are also available poolside.)

On days your child has PE, please send him/her in with a bathing suit, a towel, footwear for walking back from the pool, goggles if you child uses them, a bag to hold it all. Thanks!

Email Lisa


Do a full body scan on your child daily and teach her or him how to check independently at school. Your family might also consider additional precautions, including:

  • Having your child wear long pants with socks that can be pulled up over the pants; and
  • Treating your child’s clothes and shoes. Use the link below to learn about a DIY method for clothing.

More on Treating Clothing



There are several lost and found items that have been presented to the children during assembly but remain unclaimed. Please take a minute to view the lost and found photo album. Claim your items in Rachel and Marie’s cubby room before June 13 or they will be donated.

View Lost and Found



Miquon Day Camp is now full, however many families send their children to Vacation Care during the weeks between school and camp. There’s loads of outside activities, and swimming every day.

Vacation Care Registration





The Palmer-Loh family’s bearded dragon, Phoenix, has been a guest in the science room for the past few weeks, and is now looking for a summer home. He is a very friendly lizard, who likes being held and petted.

Please contact Marea by emailing mareapl@miquon.org if you are interested or have any questions.

National Liberty Museum: Exploring Friendship through Storytelling
June 9, 11:00 am |321 Chestnut St, Phila

Join the National Liberty Museum with your family for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block.

Your family will receive a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map to guide your family throughout the Museum to see different kid-friendly exhibits, which will encourage them to independently apply the lessons learned from the bear’s story.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they’re going fast!



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