Miquon Matters, 9.25.17

By Kristin Sanderson


Did you know that Miquon Matters is now posted online?
You can check it weekly from miquon.org under “News and Events.”



  1. Please help your child arrive at school before 8:25 am; tardiness goes on your child’s permanent record that becomes a part of middle school applications!
  2. Help your child remember to submit an optional pizza order by Thursday!
    Pizza Form
  3. Review the Calendar! Back to School Night is this Thursday evening!
  4. School is closed Oct 6 and 9. Register for Vacation Care if you need it.



All-School Photo Day is Fri, Oct 13. This year we are pleased to welcome new photographer Brian James, who offers online ordering. You don’t need to do anything now; just be on the lookout for an email with a proof and ordering information after Oct 13.

Portrait packages are outlined below as an FYI.


Open House Volunteers

Support our student recruitment efforts by becoming an Admissions Volunteer! Family Open House is Sun, Oct 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm, and there are so many ways you can help!

  • Post flyers
  • Greet prospective families
  • Give campus tours (Tour guide training will be held 12:20-2:50 pm on Sun, Oct 15)
  • Set up (Held Fri, Oct 13 and Sun, Oct 15 at 11:00 am)
  • Clean up

If you can help out, please get in touch with Andrea Myers.


Children’s Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

CSFP Philadelphia — which provides four-year, need-based, partial scholarships for up to 3 children in a family — has opened its application process for the 2018-19 school year. The application period will remain open through Mar 1, 2018, but priority will be given to applicants who submit an application before Nov 15.

On Nov 15, CSFP will close its priority application period, conduct a lottery, and award the majority of their 2,000 scholarships to early applicants in Dec 2017. Remaining scholarships will be awarded to those families who submitted applications after Nov 15 and to those families not previously selected in the earlier lottery. Awardees for the second lottery will be notified in early Mar 2018.

Apply now!

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Please see attached notice.


Back to School Night | Thurs, Sept 28, 6:00 pm | Your Child’s Classroom

Gather with other parents, meet teachers, and learn what’s planned for your child’s classroom this year.  The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception in the Moore Building at 6:00 pm. FYI, Back to School Night childcare is now full.

Community Campfire | Sun, Oct 15, 3:00 pm | Miquon Campus

Join all Miquon families for some warmth by the fire, singing, and s’mores! We’ll greet some prospective families who may attend the campfire. If you want to volunteer to help organize the Community Campfire, get in touch with Charlotte Boulay.

Grandparents’ & Grandfriends’ Day | Fri, Oct 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am | Miquon Campus

Invitations for Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day are going out in the mail this week. If you are not sure if you provided your grandparent (or grandfriend) address information to school recently, please get in touch with Charlotte Boulay.

Parking with shuttle service will be offered from Chubb Conference Center (formerly ACE). Handicap parking is available on campus if requested with your RSVP.



Playthings, Please

Cleaning out? Bring in your gently used rackets (tennis, raquetball, badminton), frisbees, games, puzzles, and fabric for dressing up (large scraps or curtains, etc.) for use in our After Care program!

Vacation Care

School is closed Fri, Oct 6 and Mon, Oct 9. Children can attend Vacation Care from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

View full 2017-18 Vacation Care dates and rates.

Please register in advance by contacting D.J. Giordano.


After Care is offering a baseball class for all ages Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm, Sept 26-Oct 24. We will play games to build hitting, pitching, and fielding skills.

Please email DJ Giordano if you have any questions or comments.