Current News/Events

CONGRATULATIONS! TO THE BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM


2017 Tri-County Independent School League CHAMPIONS!!

The team played in the League Championship Finals on Wednesday, May 24th, in an incredibly tough match up against Barrack Hebrew Academy, on the Barrack home field in Bryn Mawr. The boys were ready for the challenge, and DV took the first goal early in the game! The DV Dragons played their hearts out, and finished the game with a well-deserved final score 4:3 ! Teacher Gray Goodman took some wonderful photos of the game that you can see in this slideshow: CLICK HERE.


SIGN UP SOON! Registration closes June 1st!

The DV Summer Afternoon Enrichment classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends! Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

These 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!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER



The Service Committee is holding a peanut butter and jelly drive until June 2nd to help the Chester County Food Bank. Many kids who get free lunches at school do not have a way of getting lunch when school is over for the summer, so our contributions can really help.

Please bring in your Peanut Butter, Jelly, or Alternative Nut/Seed butter in jars and give them to Elizabeth or Allison before June 2. Thank you!



Some end-of-school-year and over-the-summer things to take care of:

Medications

Please make arrangements with the nurse to pick up any remaining medication, inhalers or epi-pens stored in the nurse's office. Unclaimed medications will be discarded as per policy. Middle School last day is June 2nd. Upper school last day is June 9th.

Immunizations

New Pennsylvania state immunization requirements will be effective 8/1/2017 ~ All current DV students that are affected by this new requirement have been notified by mail. If this is you, please request documentation of the missing immunizations from your physician and return it to the school nurse. We must have this documentation prior to the date indicated on the letter you received or your student will not be permitted to start the school year as per the state regulations.

Physicals

All students are required to have a physical. Your student will not be able to participate in sports or ABLE activities until a physical is on file.

I appreciate your cooperation and promptness in completing all the necessary health information needed to keep your student healthy and safe here at DV!

Thank you ~ Chris


All seniors MUST attend graduation practice on Thursday, June 8, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM, at Arch Street Meeting House. If your senior needs a ride from school, please contact Judy Sheridan (ext. 2360) as soon as possible. We have limited space in the school van so will not be able to accommodate last minute additions to the list.

On Friday, June 2nd from 4:30-8:00 you can serve sodas, hot dogs, and ice cream at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, Pa.

Please see Meredith or Elizabeth to sign up for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the last day of classes!"


Join the DVFS Dragon Boat team and help us go for the gold!

DVFS is once again competing in the International Dragon Boat race on the Schuylkill, when dozens of teams from the Philly area will come together for a day of intense, but friendly, competition. This year's event is Saturday, October 7th, 2017. Our "Distracted Dragons" team is comprised of faculty and staff, trustees, parents, alumni, and friends of friends. After a close and contested race last year with a Bronze finish, we are looking to paddle away with the Gold this year. No prior paddling experience necessary - just bring your love of competition and DVFS!

Our team will have one practice a month, June through September. We'll have a team kick-off on Tuesday, May 30 at the Bonefish Grill in Newtown Square, where we'll talk practice schedule, fundraising goals and strategies, and of course, how we can take home the big prize this year. Contact ken.sinapius@dvfs.org to join the fun!


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


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

All books, materials, and follow up sessions are included in the tuition. Space is limited. Interested DVFS families should register at the following link: ACT Prep

CONGRATULATIONS! TO THE BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM


2017 Tri-County Independent School League CHAMPIONS!!

The team played in the League Championship Finals on Wednesday, May 24th, in an incredibly tough match up against Barrack Hebrew Academy, on the Barrack home field in Bryn Mawr. The boys were ready for the challenge, and DV took the first goal early in the game! The DV Dragons played their hearts out, and finished the game with a well-deserved final score 4:3 !


Thursday, May 25, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
*NEW LOCATION* at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern
(click here for directions)

We hope you will join us! Registration is required for all student athletes and guests attending the event. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.

Please go HERE to register.


Thanks to Hannah Mayer, Charlene Mayer, and Analisa Molter for helping plan and decorate for prom this year. Despite the cool, rainy weather outdoors, it was an enchanted forest inside last Saturday night, with well-behaved and well-dressed students, delicious food, and awesome dancing. Thanks also to the dauntless chaperones: Allison Gill, David Calamaro, Megan Fortgang, Meredith Shinners, and Tom Lees, who stood out in the cold with his big umbrella and escorted the girls into the art gallery.

For those who donated white lights, thank you. They added special ambience to the room. They will be returned to school before school ends, and I will put an announcement in the newsletter or email you personally.

Thank you parents for your enthusiasm and support of this fun and celebratory event for our students. A committee of juniors interested in planning next year's prom is already forming, led by senior English teacher, Jackie Middleton. It is important to plan a year ahead and secure a venue as May is a popular month for weddings and proms.

With fond memories, Susan Mayes


Tour Tuesday is May 23 at 9:30 AM.

The final opportunity to attend an Admissions event while school is still open is next week. Interested families may RSVP here.

Individual tours are always available to families looking for a new school for their child.

There will be summer Admissions Information Sessions on June 14, June 27 and July 12.


The Service Committee will be holding a peanut butter and jelly drive until June 2nd to help the Chester County Food Bank. Many kids who get free lunches at school do not have a way of getting lunch when school is over for the summer, so our contributions can really help.

Please send in:
- jars of peanut butter (or alternative nut/seed butter)
- jars of jelly

SEND IN TO ELIZABETH OR ALLISON BEFORE JUNE 2!!!


On Friday, June 2nd from 4:30-8:00 you can serve sodas, hot dogs, and ice cream at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, Pa.

Please see Meredith or Elizabeth to sign up for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the last day of classes!"


Join the DVFS Dragon Boat team and help us go for the gold!

DVFS is once again competing in the International Dragon Boat race on the Schuylkill, when dozens of teams from the Philly area will come together for a day of intense, but friendly, competition. This year's event is Saturday, October 7th, 2017. Our "Distracted Dragons" team is comprised of faculty and staff, trustees, parents, alumni, and friends of friends. After a close and contested race last year with a Bronze finish, we are looking to paddle away with the Gold this year. No prior paddling experience necessary - just bring your love of competition and DVFS!

Our team will have one practice a month, June through September. We'll have a team kick-off on Tuesday, May 30 at the Bonefish Grill in Newtown Square, where we'll talk practice schedule, fundraising goals and strategies, and of course, how we can take home the big prize this year. Contact ken.sinapius@dvfs.org to join the fun!


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


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

All books, materials, and follow up sessions are included in the tuition. Space is limited. Interested DVFS families should register at the following link: ACT Prep


Upcoming Events

  • May 2017
    • 05/29 Memorial Day - No School
    • 05/31 Ice Cream Sundaes at Lunch 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • June 2017
    • 06/02 Last day of Middle School/Middle School Awards Assembly
    • 06/05 8th Grade Overnight Trip
    • 06/05 Grades 5, 6, 7 Day Trip
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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