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Winter Poems by the Jungle Class

by Brenna Winkelman In a recent poetry unit, 1st and 2nd grade Jungle class student’s discovered how to see the world through poet’s eyes.  Students accomplished this in their poem about an object by turning their factual observations into original, fresh, new, and unique ways.  Within these poems students realized how their own personal views of an object engage their peers, because they had never seen the object in the.. Read More

Volunteers Needed at the 2013 Plant Sale

The Friends School Plant Sale is entirely volunteer-run and we need your help! Over 1,000 people are needed to do everything from building display tables to shelving plants, and from tallying up orders to packing it all up after the sale is over. Each year, volunteers are invited to shop at the pre-sale, Thursday evening from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (NOTE: The pre-sale is opening an hour earlier than last year!).. Read More