Current News/Events

Financial Aid Night: TONIGHT @6:30pm

DVFS College Counseling will host Michael Burke from PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) to speak about college financial aid. Michael will review all federal financial aid policies as well as loans and state grants or scholarships. This meeting is open to all DVFS parents. Students may attend with their guardians. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.

As the weather gets colder, we begin to anticipate the need to communicate with you regarding weather-related school closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals.

We will be conducting a test of the school's alert system on Monday, November 20th at 9:00 am. We will be sending the test by phone, email and text message.

CLICK HERE for details and instructions to be prepared.

You should only receive notifications through the channels you have chosen in PowerSchool InfoCenter - by phone, email, text/SMS.

Please make sure you have updated your preferences in PowerSchool before Monday.


Boxes will be collected for delivery on Monday, November 20.

The Service Committee is once again organizing the annual Food Drive to benefit families at Morton McMichael Public School in Philadelphia. This year, our goal is 50 boxes of food, including a turkey. Each box will include:
  • Cake mix and icing (2)
  • Macaroni and cheese (2 boxes)
  • Stuffing mix (a big bag)
  • Egg Noodles (2 pounds)
  • Canned green vegetables (3-4 cans)
  • Yams (2 large cans)
  • Cranberry sauce (2 cans)
  • Potatoes (russet, several lbs.)
Each advisory will be collecting a box or two for food donations. Please let us know if you can donate money for one frozen turkey (approximately $20-25). Checks should be made out to DVFS. Contact elizabeth.kriynovich@dvfs.org with any questions. Boxes will be collected on Monday, November 20. Thank you in advance!

Please consider making a gift to DVFS in honor of Giving Tuesday - the global day of charitable giving. All gifts made to DVFS on Giving Tuesday will benefit our Annual Fund. For more information: CLICK HERE


There is a large number of items on the lost and found rack - this is currently displayed outside the Cafe, so please encourage your child to check for anything they are missing.

We will have these items on display for parents to check out on Conference Day (November 17) and after this date all unclaimed items will be donated to charity.


The annual Community Potluck Dinners are opportunities for parents and guardians in each grade or grade group to gather together in fellowship and share your DV experience with one another.

Please save the date for the following grade dinners:

  • Grade 8, Friday, November 17
    hosted by Alex Grigson and Chuck Kedra - RSVP HERE
  • Grade 12, Wednesday, Nov. 29
    hosted by Sophie and Mike Hayes - RSVP HERE
  • Grade 9, Wednesday, Dec. 13
    hosted by Andi Johnson & Chuck Ziccardi - RSVP HERE

Many thanks to Sharon and Neal Bozentka for hosting the 11th grade community dinner.

Question? Please contact Laura Brown: laura.brown@dvfs.org or 610.640.5140 ext. 2153.


Faculty Appreciation Breakfast

The FA will be hosting a Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 17th. Please consider making a $5 contribution to help provide breakfast for our wonderful teachers! Send your donation to ATTN: Tammy Daga, Families Assoc./ Development Office. Questions? Email families.association@dvfs.org.

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.

It's becoming an annual tradition that the Tri-County Independent School League (TCISL) plays the Penn Jersey League in soccer and basketball in an All-Star game after the end of their respective seasons. All-Star games provide players incentive during the season to win a place on the team, and the chance to chase a last win of the season for bragging right amongst peers from different schools.

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The annual Community Potluck Dinners are opportunities for parents and guardians in each grade or grade group to gather together in fellowship and share your DV experience with one another.

Please save the date for the following grade dinners:

  • Grade 11, Nov. 15
    hosted by Neal and Sharon Bozentka - RSVP HERE
  • Grade 8, Nov. 17
    hosted by Alex Grigson and Chuck Kedra - RSVP HERE
  • Grade 12, Nov. 29
    hosted by Sophie and Mike Hayes - RSVP HERE
  • *SAVE THE DATE* Grade 9, Dec. 13
    hosted by Andi Johnson & Chuck Ziccardi - email invitation coming soon!

Question? Please contact Laura Brown: laura.brown@dvfs.org or 610.640.5140 ext. 2153.


K-8 Scholarships for Philadelphia Residents

Applications are now open for K-8 grade scholarships for Philadelphia children through the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available with the maximum amount of $2,800 per year for up to four years.

Priority deadline is November 15, 2017. APPLY EARLY! www.csfphiladelphia.org

Requirements: families must reside in Philadelphia, have a student entering K-8 in fall 2018, complete an essay question, and fall within the income guidelines.


DVFS is holding an Admissions Information Session
this Sunday, November 12 from 1 - 3 PM.

If you are aware of any Interested families, please have them RSVP HERE.


There is a large number of items on the lost and found rack - this is currently displayed outside the Cafe, so please encourage your child to check for anything they are missing. We will have these items on display for parents to check out on Conference Day (November 17) and after this date all unclaimed items will be donated to charity.


The Service Committee is once again organizing the annual Food Drive to benefit families at Morton McMichael Public School in Philadelphia. This year, our goal is 50 boxes of food, including a turkey. Each box will include:
  • Cake mix and icing (2)
  • Macaroni and cheese (2 boxes)
  • Stuffing mix (a big bag)
  • Egg Noodles (2 pounds)
  • Canned green vegetables (3-4 cans)
  • Yams (2 large cans)
  • Cranberry sauce (2 cans)
  • Potatoes (russet, several lbs.)
Each advisory will be collecting a box or two for food donations. Please let us know if you can donate money for one frozen turkey (approximately $20-25). Checks should be made out to DVFS. Contact elizabeth.kriynovich@dvfs.org with any questions. Boxes will be collected on Monday, November 20. Thank you in advance!

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast

The FA will be hosting a Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 17th. Please consider making a $5 contribution to help provide breakfast for our wonderful teachers! Send your donation to ATTN: Tammy Daga, Families Assoc./ Development Office. Questions? Email families.association@dvfs.org.


College Rep Visits Next Week

The following colleges will be visiting DVFS next week:

  • Wagner College (NY) 11/13
  • Green Mountain College (VT) 11/13
  • The University of Scranton (PA) 11/15

Financial Aid Night - Nov. 16 @6:30pm

DVFS will host Michael Burke from PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) to speak about college financial aid. Michael will review all federal financial aid policies as well as loans and state grants or scholarships. This meeting is open to all DVFS parents. Students may attend with their guardians. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.

DV Dragons Basketball Season

DVFS basketball teams will be starting as follows:

  • Boys Varsity on November 8 (Coach John Maglio)
  • Boys Junior Varsity on November 8 (Coach Carl Thomas)
  • Girls on November 14 (Coaches Rachel Kenyon and Tom Lees)
  • Boys Middle School on November 28 (Coaches Khalil Munir and Carole Chilton)
  • Monday, November 13th
    6:30 PM Reception
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Program

    The Baldwin School continues its Women on the Rise speaker series, which gives access to women harnessing their passions and forging new paths. The series will kick off this year with Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Programs and Clubs, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

    The event is free and open to the public. For more information CLICK HERE.

    UPDATE 11/7 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY/TIME FOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAMES): ​The Tri-County Independent School League All-Star game took place yesterday, November 6, at DVFS. DV Dragons Boys Team players Paul, Jack, Tyler and Julien all played in the game, and we are pleased to share that Paul, Jack, and Julien were chosen to play on the TCISL League All-Star team against the Penn Jersey All-Star team on Wednesday, November 8th. The game will begin at 5:30 pm at Westampton Sports Complex, 301 Bridge Street, Westampton, New Jersey 08060. DVFS Varsity Girls Soccer players Ella and Meghan will play on the Girls Tri-County Independent School League Soccer All Star-Team versus the Penn Jersey League All-Stars on Wednesday, November 8th. The game will begin at 4:00 pm at Westampton Sports Complex, 301 Bridge Street, Westampton, New Jersey 08060. Please note that the article below has been updated to reflect the new date and times for the All-Star games. Both games will be played at the Westampton Sports complex. Girls will play first, at 4pm, followed by boys at 5:30 pm.
    On Thursday, November 2nd, more than thirty students from the DVFS Music Program participated in this year's annual fall coffeehouse at Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square. The night featured improvised performances by students from across the three Upper School Music classes, as well as a host of original compositions, cover songs, and ensemble performances chosen, arranged, and performed by the students themselves, as well as the DV Band and DV Singers. As always, it was a packed house and a great show.

    Read more and see videos HERE.


    Upcoming Events

    • November 2017
      • 11/17 Conference Day
      • 11/17 8th Grade Community Dinner 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      • 11/21 Middle/Lower School Grandparents & Special Friends Day 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM
      • 11/22 Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
      • 11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
      • 11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
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