Current News/Events

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm at The Farmhouse at People's Light, Malvern

Registration is now OPEN! Please visit our event website to purchase tickets and register for the online auction!

Featured
auction item:

Four (4) VIP tickets to see a taping of Live! with Kelly and 8 hours of limo service to and from NYC.

Join Kelly Ripa at a taping of one of the most popular morning talk shows on TV. It is sure to be a morning to remember in NYC!


Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00-11:00 pm at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville (400 Franklin Ave. Phoenixville, PA 19460)

The cost is $75 per person, payable in cash or check made out to DVFS which was due to Susan Mayes April 19. Each student may invite a date, go alone, or in a group. Seniors may extend multiple invitations to friends while juniors may extend one additional invitation beyond their date/friend. Students may get extra invitations from Susan Mayes, the prom coordinator.

The dress is formal; appropriate attire is a tuxedo, coat and tie, or a dress. A full meal will be part of the evening, along with a DJ. A posed, professional photo is optional and not included in the ticket price.

PHOTO PACKAGES: Cash payable to Kim Sokoloff:

PACKAGE A $35

PACKAGE B $30

PACKAGE C $25

(2) 8x10's

(2) 8x10's

(2) 5x7's

(2) 5x7's

(8) wallets

(8) wallets

(12) Wallets

The dance will be chaperoned by DVFS administrators and teachers. If you have any additional questions, please email Susan Mayes at susan.mayes@dvfs.org.


DV Families, please share with friends who might be looking for grades 3-5 for next year.

Wednesday, April 26, 11 am - 12:30 pm
This special Information Session will focus on our new elementary grades program. Attendees will meet Lower School teachers, have opportunities for Q&A, learn about the application process and hear about financial aid, including our Trailblazer Grant for grades 3 & 4.


DVFS is offering a morning academic program and afternoon fun sessions.

DV FAMILIES: The fun afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER


Each senior student has been given 10 graduation invitations this week.

There is no limit to how many people are invited, so please contact Judy - judy.sheridan@dvfs.org - if you would like any additional invitations.


Summer ACT prep for 10th and 11th graders is open for enrollment! The program will run July 10-28, Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00am-12:30pm

Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER

Last December, on Friday Dec. 16, DVFS hosted an exhibition basketball game with teams comprised of alumni & faculty vs current students. The game was played in the DV gym during the last period of the school day so that students and faculty, and their fans, could attend. In a heartwarming personal commentary, the referee for the game, Bob Gottschall, wrote a piece for Referee Magazine that was recently published in their April 2017 issue.

While the article does not name the players he is referring to, nor does it specifically mention Delaware Valley Friends School, Bob is a good friend of DV Athletics Director Jalal Rhamirich and is a referee with the Tri-County Independent Schools League in which we play. Bob brought the article to Jalal's attention, and we thank him for sharing this uplifting piece with the DV community. The young player who made the free throws is 6th grader Sophie L., and the alumni player who lifted her up is Sterling Flower, Class of 2011.

The article is not available online, but we share it here so you can enjoy it as well. The photos you see here are from the DVFS archives, added by us for this blog post, and did not appear in originally published piece.

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LAST CALL! Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm

What do five current families, three alumni families, and several DVFS vendors all have in common?
The businesses they are associated with are all supporters of DVFS through the Pennsylvania tax credit programs known as EITC and OSTC. Join Karen Stockmal - DVFS parent, EITC participant, and tax attorney with KMS Law Offices - along with other parents who participate in the program, to learn how you and your company can get in on the action! Please rsvp to annemarie.mcmahon@dvfs.org.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

There are several important updates on school and community life that the Delaware Valley Friends School Administration would like to share with our families. We anticipate the presentation and discussion to start promptly at 7pm and to end at approximately 8:30pm. Please make every effort to attend this event. Contact judy.sheridan@dvfs.org with any questions.

The evening will cover the following topics:

  • Preview of the new school schedule planned for Fall 2017
  • Update on the development of the elementary program at DVFS, including the introduction of our new Lower School Assistant Director/Counselor for Lower and Middle Schools, Christy Zawadzkas
  • Introduction to the new system designed to help upper school students and parents understand the progress students make towards being independent learners
  • Update on the new lunch program that will launch Fall 2017
  • Time for Questions & Answers

NEXT WEEK! Thursday, April 6, 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
This is the LAST CALL for RSVPs for guests to the event. If you are unsure if your student's guest has sent a reply, please contact Laura Brown at 610-640-4150, ext. 2153 to confirm attendance. An accurate head count is appreciated for the luncheon.

Event Agenda:
10:45 AM - Guest Check-in in the Meeting Room
11:00 AM - Meeting for Worship & Worship Sharing
12:00 - Upper School Community Luncheon & Photos


Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm at The Farmhouse at People's Light, Malvern

Registration is now OPEN! Please visit our event website to purchase tickets and register for the online auction! For more information, please contact Laura Brown at laura.brown@dvfs.org.

This week's featured
auction item:

Four (4) VIP tickets to see a taping of Live! with Kelly and 8 hours of limo service to and from NYC.

Join Kelly Ripa at a taping of one of the most popular morning talk shows on TV. It is sure to be a morning to remember in NYC!


Saturday, April 22, 1:00 PM

Money is due Monday, April 3rd.
The Activities Committee has arranged for a fun day out at the Philadelphia Union soccer game v Montreal Impact at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. Family and friends are all welcome, tickets are the reduced rate of $22 each, and money should be handed in to Allison by April 3rd. Transport to and from PPL Park will be parents' responsibility.


Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00-11:00 pm at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville (400 Franklin Ave. Phoenixville, PA 19460)

Juniors and seniors received their formal invitations to the prom Tuesday March 7.

The cost is $75 per person, payable in cash or check made out to DVFS and given to Susan Mayes by Friday, April 19. Each student may invite a date, go alone, or in a group. Seniors may extend multiple invitations to friends while juniors may extend one additional invitation beyond their date/friend. Students may get extra invitations from Susan Mayes, the prom coordinator.

The dress is formal; appropriate attire is a tuxedo, coat and tie, or a dress. A full meal will be part of the evening, along with a DJ. A posed, professional photo is optional and not included in the ticket price.

The dance will be chaperoned by DVFS administrators and teachers. If you have any additional questions, please email Susan Mayes at susan.mayes@dvfs.org.

Click here for photo pricing and all the details

The school calendar is linked below:

The calendar for 2017-18 can be accessed in two ways:

CLICK HERE to go to the online calendar that has been updated with next school year dates.

CLICK HERE to get a downloadable PDF of the 2017-18 school year dates (listed by month).


An ongoing opportunity to help

For many years, DVFS teacher Linda Claiborne has been collecting unopened hotel or travel sized toiletries which are donated to a local shelter through her church.

Donations are always needed, so if you have any or pick some up on your travels, please send them in to LC in room 200.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 7-9 PM

FOR PARENTS AND ADULTS: Chester County/Main Line CHADD presents an engaging discussion with speakers Dr. Paul Kesselman and Bonnie Healey, L.C.S.W. Dr. Kesselman specializes in working with clients with anxiety, behavioral problems, impulse control difficulties, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Underlying anxiety can manifest as temper tantrums and oppositional behaviors. Attend to get ideas on how to manage and treat anxiety.

Monthly meetings are held at Kesher Israel Congregation, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Please share with families you know who may be interested.

DVFS is offering a morning academic program and afternoon fun sessions.
Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER


Summer ACT prep for 10th and 11th graders is open for enrollment! The program will run July 10-28, Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00am-12:30pm

Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER

DVFS ORIGINAL STUDENT MUSICAL A GREAT SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy and support our second DV original student musical! "Rough Sketch," written by the DVFS Drama Club, with music by students John Coleman and Christine Scolari, showed for three consecutive nights last week, March 23-25, in the Meeting Room at Delaware Valley Friends School. The house was full each night, and the reviews that have trickled back to us have been overwhelmingly positive and full of praise for the students and the production team!


On March 18, 2017, a team of students from Delaware Valley Friends School competed in the 12th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch 2017 Challenge. DV students have been participating in this event since 2013.

The prototype chosen by our engineering team this year - the Sea Dragon V - was designed by students Kyle Simkins and Alec Sager.

In addition to competing in the annual SeaPerch Challenge, this year the DVFS team, Dragon Dynamix, was invited to participate in a new program as part of the event: SeaGlide. SeaGlide joined SeaPerch this spring to expand the STEM-based underwater engineering competition to include the design, construction and operation of both piloted and autonomous underwater vehicles. Unlike the SeaPerch ROV, an underwater glider is a non-tethered, autonomous robot that has no propeller and uses very little energy. It moves by changing its buoyancy, taking in or expelling water. This change in buoyancy causes the glider to rise and sink in the water. As the glider travels up and down, its wings generate lift, which propels the glider forward.

We are proud to share that the Dragon Dynamix team was recognized with two First Place trophies in the competition last week!

  • First Place for Technical White Paper for SeaGlide
  • First Place for Engineering Design Notebook for SeaPerch

STEM Engineering teacher Glenn Heck shares that he is doubly thrilled for the DVFS team because, as a school for students with reading and writing challenges like #dyslexia, these students won in categories that required extensive writing and presentation!

Read more about the 2017 challenge HERE.



Upcoming Events

  • April 2017
    • 04/26 Lower School Information Session 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • 04/27 Golden Rolling Pin
    • 04/28 Golden Rolling Pin
    • 04/28 Rock Climbing #2
  • May 2017
    • 05/02 11th Grade to National Museum of American Jewish History
    • 05/03 Information Session 6:00 PM
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