Current News/Events

Reminder - Next Tuesday at 6:30 PM - parents and guardians have the opportunity to follow their students' schedules and listen to a brief presentation from each of their student's teachers.

Back to School Night is for parents and guardians only. This is not an event for students.

The evening will commence in the Meeting Room at 6:30 PM.


College Rep Visits

This year's schedule of college rep visits is posted on the DV website. Students (and parents) can view the calendar feed HERE.

The following colleges will be visiting DVFS next week:

  • High Point University (NC) - 9/26 at 10:20am
  • Dean College (MA) - 9/26 at 11:00am
  • Juniata College (PA) - 9/26 at 1:45pm
  • Drexel University (PA) - 9/26 at 2:45pm
  • Widener University (PA) - 9/27 at 9:40am
  • Elizabethtown College (PA) - 9/27 at 10:20am
  • Moravian College (PA) - 9/27 at 11:00am
  • Goucher College (MD) - 9/27 at 2:45pm
  • St. Joseph's University (PA) - 9/29 at 9:10am

College Scholarships for LD

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship and the Anne Ford Scholarship applications are now officially open! High school seniors who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning and attention issues in the fall of 2018.

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2018.

Students can submit applications beginning July 5th. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by November 6th. Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at ncld.org/scholarships

Free, all-levels yoga will be offered after school on Thursdays from 3:25 - 4pm.

Yoga is open to all members of the community, regardless of experience.

Mats provided.

Contact Elizabeth with questions: elizabeth.kriynovich@dvfs.org


The Student Government is running an ongoing "Question of the Week" vote to raise money to support the victims of the recent natural disasters around the world. Vote with your spare change each week. Funds will benefit the international Save the Children foundation and the regional Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund.

This week's question: Who is your favorite Superhero: Batman, Wonder Woman, or Spider Man?


Again this year, we will be writing and producing an all school musical. We have decided that this year's production will be a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

We need students to participate in a variety of ways. We need writers, songwriters, actors, musicians, stage crew, and production support. Different roles require different commitment levels and timeframes that range from now through the production on March 15, 16, 17, 2018.

Participation is open to students in ALL GRADES.

Any student interested in participating in any way in the production should attend an informational meeting on Monday, September 18th after school at 3:15pm in the music room.

Anyone interested who cannot attend this meeting, should contact one of the faculty/staff directors of the musical: Tim Simmons, Khalil Munir or Lisa Howell.

Reminder to Middle School Parents:

All middle school students are expected to change his/her shirt to participate in PE class. They will be given time to change back into their regular clothing at the end of class.

Please help the students remember to bring a shirt on Health/PE days.
Thank you.

MS Music classes will be designing an Improvised Junk Orchestra, and we need your help in gathering materials to build our own instruments. We need anything you can find from the following list, plus any other interesting objects - such as gears, small machine parts, etc, as long as they are not sharp.

Junk List for Middle School Homemade Musical Instruments Project:

  1. Rubber garden hoses
  2. Cookie tins (preferably large ones)
  3. Large olive oil cans (without any olive oil in them )
  4. Plastic milk cartons
  5. Bobby pins
  6. Bamboo garden posts (long ones)
  7. Eye hooks
  8. Spools of metal wire
  9. Bundt pans
  10. Hand-turned egg beaters (with gears and a crank)

Please have the materials delivered to the music room. Questions? Ask Tim Simmons - tim.simmons@dvfs.org


Understood.org
Topical webinars for parents:

9/21 ADHD and Emotions CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

9/26 Executive Function Skills CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

9/28 Dyslexia and other Reading Issues CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Delaware Valley Friends School collects aluminum tabs from beverage and food cans to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at 3925 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. RMHC recycles the aluminum to help defray their operating costs. Collecting tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of the RMHC raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections – up to $30,000. The tabs can be dropped off in Sandy Clayton's room #100 or in the marked container in the café.

Volunteers Needed!

DVFS will have health screenings on Thursday, October 12th.

The T/E screening team is looking for volunteer parents to help with escorting students and helping at the height & weight stations.

Please contact Chris Bedard if you are available. chris.bedard@dvfs.org

If you have not already completed the following, please:

  • Send in any noted emergency epi-pens and/or inhalers to the Nurse's office.
  • Complete your Magnus health record.
  • Flu season is right around the corner. Please consider getting your student a flu shot.

As a parent, we encourage you to support your child by ensuring your child arrives to school following our dress awareness policy. Specific outlines of our policy are as follows:

Although DVFS encourages full expression of ourselves through great variety and individuality of our clothing, we try to make appropriate clothing choices. All clothes should be clean, neat, and whole. We do not accept clothing promoting alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or antisocial behaviors. We do not allow spaghetti strap tops. All tank tops worn at school must be two finger widths thick and substantially cover the shoulders. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at a student's longest fingertip length or longer. Cleavage, midriffs, back, and all undergarments must be covered at all times. Pants must remain at the waist while on school grounds. If students are deemed inappropriately dressed they will be asked to change. If the pattern of improper dress persists, the Dean of Students or Lower & Middle School Counselor will be notified and will contact a parent/guardian. Everyone should model good behavior through the choice of wearing appropriate clothing.


We're happy to announce that parents/guardians are now able to establish a School Payment Portal account through which they can make deposits to their student's lunch account by credit card or ACH. They will also be able to set up email reminders or automatic payments based on the student's balance falling below a threshold, view the lunch program purchases that the student has made, and restrict the student from purchasing some items.

Please go to www.studentpaymentportal.com to create your account.

Detailed directions are available in the downloadable PDF here.

Note that you will need to enter your student's Powerschool ID, which doubles as his or her lunch program PIN, in order to find your student.

To find your student's ID#, follow the instructions HERE.

Please contact Justin Wheeler at 610-640-4150 x2090 if you have any questions or difficulty creating your account.


ACT and SAT registration for 11th and 12th grade students

Every year, the 11th and 12th grade students have the option to take the SAT and/or the ACT exams in preparation for their college applications. It's important to plan ahead accordingly. Please keep in mind that DVFS only tests students whose accommodations necessitate in-school testing.

DVFS will only be offering the following in-school tests this year (registration deadlines noted):

ACT (special testing)- www.actstudent.org
Oct 28 (9/22)
Dec 9 (11/3)
April 14 (3/9)
June 9 (5/4)
July 14 (6/15)

SAT - www.collegeboard.org
Oct 7 (9/8)
Dec 2 (11/2)
March 10 (2/9)
May 5 (4/6)

Please register online and contact Hallie at hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org with any questions.

College Representative Visits

This year's schedule of college rep visits is posted on the DV website. Students (and parents) can view the calendar feed HERE.

And it's easy to subscribe to it using this link: http://www.dvfs.org/calendar/calendar_375.ics

  • To subscribe on a computer/laptop, click on the ics link, download and save the file, then click on the file to subscribe and add to your calendar.
  • To subscribe on a cell phone, send the link to cell phone number via email or text message, then just click on the link and you should be prompted to subscribe on your phone.

Contact Hallie if you or your student need help subscribing. As a reminder - visits are open to all 11th and 12th grade students WITH teacher permission. Permission slips are found on the college counseling bulletin board across from Hallie's office.


Click to go to the page, then scroll down to see the Google calenda feed with the schedule for each day.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

UPPER SCHOOL


The Student Government is running an ongoing "Question of the Week" vote to raise money to support the victims of the recent natural disasters around the world. Vote with your spare change each week. Funds will benefit the international Save the Children foundation and the regional Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund.

This week's question: Who is your favorite Superhero: Batman, Wonder Woman, or Spider Man?


Free, all-levels yoga will be offered after school on Thursdays from 3:25 - 4pm.

Yoga is open to all members of the community, regardless of experience.

Mats provided.

Contact Elizabeth with questions: elizabeth.kriynovich@dvfs.org


As you may have heard from your student, this week has been Safety Week at DVFS and we have successfully held Fire Drill, Lockdown Drill and Shelter-In-Place Drill. Drills will continue at intervals throughout the year.


Again this year, we will be writing and producing an all school musical. We have decided that this year's production will be a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

We need students to participate in a variety of ways. We need writers, songwriters, actors, musicians, stage crew, and production support. Different roles require different commitment levels and timeframes that range from now through the production on March 15, 16, 17, 2018.

Participation is open to students in ALL GRADES.

Any student interested in participating in any way in the production should attend an informational meeting on Monday, September 18th after school at 3:15pm in the music room.

Anyone interested who cannot attend this meeting, should contact one of the faculty/staff directors of the musical: Tim Simmons, Khalil Munir or Lisa Howell.

MS Music classes will be designing an Improvised Junk Orchestra, and we need your help in gathering materials to build our own instruments. We need anything you can find from the following list, plus any other interesting objects - such as gears, small machine parts, etc, as long as they are not sharp.

Junk List for Middle School Homemade Musical Instruments Project:

  1. Rubber garden hoses
  2. Cookie tins (preferably large ones)
  3. Large olive oil cans (without any olive oil in them )
  4. Plastic milk cartons
  5. Bobby pins
  6. Bamboo garden posts (long ones)
  7. Eye hooks
  8. Spools of metal wire
  9. Bundt pans
  10. Hand-turned egg beaters (with gears and a crank)

Please have the materials delivered to the music room. Questions? Ask Tim Simmons - tim.simmons@dvfs.org

Students have their new Academic Planners filled out, and we are ready to start the new cascade block schedule next week. We'll include the schedule for the coming week at the beginning of each Parent Update, so always check the latest edition if you need a reminder.

Upcoming Events

  • September 2017
    • 09/21 Rosh Hashanah - No School
    • 09/22 Know the Ropes #1
    • 09/23 Quaker College Fair 11:45 AM to 3:00 PM1515 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • 09/25 Dismissal at 1:30 PM - Faculty Inservice 1:30 PM
    • 09/26 Quaker Life Meeting 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
    • 09/26 Admissions Tour Tuesday 9:30 AM
    • 09/26 Back to School Night 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • 09/29 Know the Ropes #2
    • 09/29 Yom Kippur begins at sundown
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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