Current News/Events

state of the school 2018

Thursday, January 25th, at 6:30 PM

All parents are encouraged to come on Thursday evening to hear "State of the School" updates from Kirk, David and Jason.

More details will follow soon.

Please RSVP to judy.sheridan@dvfs.org


get air kopOne of our most popular events of the year is happening TOMORROW, Friday, January 19th, from 7-9PM at Get Air in King of Prussia.

All students, families and friends are welcome, there will be chaperones from DVFS in attendance. The required waiver must be completed in advance and is available online at THIS LINK.

Prices are as follows (pay when you arrive):
- under 46" tall - $14
- over 46" tall - $22

Any questions - Allison Gill - allison.gill@dvfs.org


minding your mind presentationA Note for all 10th-Grade Families

On Monday, January 22nd all 10th-grade students will attend a special presentation on sexual harassment. A speaker from Crime Victims Center of Chester County will meet with our students to help them explore and learn more about the causes, consequences, and effects of sexual harassment. This assembly will educate our students on how to identify sexual harassment problems, as well as provide resources to prevent problems and promote positive change. The students will participate in a Myth/Fact activity which offers a safe, supervised way for students to discover their feelings and examine their own attitudes and behaviors, while also receiving answers to commonly asked questions. Discussions through this program will provide an opportunity for students to assess certain situations as well as brainstorm possible solutions. Please contact Beth Gray, US Counselor, if you have any questions or concerns.


act-sat-testingEvery 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 for remainder of the school year (registration deadlines noted):

ACT (special testing)- www.actstudent.org

  • April 14 (3/9)
  • June 9 (5/4)
  • July 14 (6/15)

SAT - www.collegeboard.org

  • March 10 (2/9)
  • May 5 (4/6)

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


red cross blood driveThe service committee is planning on hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive this spring. We would like as many donors as possible, so please take just one minute to answer our survey questions about when to host. We promise this survey is as painless as giving blood!

Please take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dvblooddrive


Families Association Potluck Supper - CHANGE OF DATE

Mark your calendars!
The Families Association Potluck Supper will now be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM.


Families Association Pretzel Sales

The Families Association is continuing to sell pretzels on Wednesdays for $1 during community time. We are in need of volunteers to sell for the rest of January.

VISIT THIS LINK to sign up! THANK YOU!


Senior Class Gift Donut Sales

The Senior Class will be selling donuts for $1.50 on Friday mornings to raise funds for their senior class gift. Limited quantity of donuts are available in the Cafe before Block A. Thanks for your support!


Community DinnerThe LatinX Committee at DVFS is spearheading a drive to help those in need in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Partnering with BAGS of HOPE, a nonprofit organization that distributes bags of supplies to various elementary schools, hospitals, and shelters in Puerto Rico, we are planning to fill as many bags as possible during the month of January. The ADVISORY that fills the most BAGS of HOPE will receive a Puerto Rican home-cooked treat made by Josh Rios!

Each bag will contain:

  • 1 insect repellent (6 fl oz)
  • 1 sunscreen (6 fl oz)
  • 1 flashlight w/batteries
  • 1 gel antibacterial hand sanitizer (6 fl oz)
  • 1 pack of wet wipes (travel size)
  • 3 jerky beef pouches
  • 3 granola/protein bars
  • 1 hat/cap

Please send in with your student, any and as many of the above as you can. Thanks!

NAIS financial aidApplications for Financial Aid are due January 15th!

Don't be late! Tuition assistance grants for all returning students will be decided that week! Please follow this link to complete your application: SSS by NAIS.

Contact Kathy Barry, Director of Financial Aid: (610) 640-4150 ext. 2120 or kathy.barry@dvfs.org with any questions.

Learn more about Tuition Assistance at DVFS -->


minding your mind presentation

Due to the school closings these past few days, some of the team schedules have been changed; therefore parents/guardians are encouraged to check our school sports web page for up to date team schedules (click here).


get air kop

One of our most popular events of the year is happening next Friday, January 19th, from 7-9PM at Get Air in King of Prussia. All students, families and friends are welcome, there will be chaperones from DVFS in attendance. The required waiver must be completed in advance and is available online at THIS LINK.

Prices are as follows (pay when you arrive):
- under 46" tall - $14
- over 46" tall - $22

Any questions - Allison Gill - allison.gill@dvfs.org


Community DinnerThe LatinX Committee at DVFS is spearheading a drive to help those in need in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Partnering with BAGS of HOPE, a nonprofit organization that distributes bags of supplies to various elementary schools, hospitals, and shelters in Puerto Rico, we are planning to fill as many bags as possible during the month of January. The ADVISORY that fills the most BAGS of HOPE will receive a Puerto Rican home-cooked treat made by Josh Rios!

Each bag will contain:

  • 1 insect repellent (6 fl oz)
  • 1 sunscreen (6 fl oz)
  • 1 flashlight w/ batteries
  • 1 gel antibacterial hand sanitizer (6 fl oz)
  • 1 pack of wet wipes (travel size)
  • 3 jerky beef pouches
  • 3 granola/ protein bars
  • 1 hat/cap

Please send in with your student, any and as many of the above as you can. Thanks!

Upper Schol Transition ReminderThis is a time to learn more about the DVFS upper school program, and about the 9th Grade in particular. Members of our 9th Grade teaching team will be in attendance, along with members of our upper school academic administration. In addition, a parent representative will speak about the transition from the DVFS middle school to the upper school. Please bring along any questions you may have about life in upper school at DVFS, and please RSVP to Judy Sheridan by email: judy.sheridan@dvfs.org.

Romeo and Juliet Casting CallCHANGED to Tuesday, January 9, 2018
from 3:15 - 5:00 pm

All students interested in being on stage for this year's musical MUST attend the casting session.

Read this linked message for details on casting and other ways students and parents can get involved in this year's production.


NAIS financial aidApplications for Financial Aid are due January 15th!

Don't be late! Tuition assistance grants for all returning students will be decided that week! Please follow this link to complete your application: SSS by NAIS.

Contact Kathy Barry, Director of Financial Aid: (610) 640-4150 ext. 2120 or kathy.barry@dvfs.org with any questions.

Learn more about Tuition Assistance at DVFS -->


minding your mind presentationMelissa Harrison from Minding Your Mind will be meeting with our Middle School students during Community time this coming Monday in the Media Center. Melissa will be talking about how to manage stress and anxiety by developing positive coping skills. We have worked with Minding Your Mind in the past and have always felt they have connected well with students by sharing their personal stories and leaving students with a meaningful message.

For further information, click here - mindingyourmind.org or contact Christy at christy.zawadzkas@dvfs.org.


SAFE dragon logoStudents and Faculty for Equality (S.A.F.E.) will be hosting "Ally Day" next Wednesday 1/10/18. "Ally Day" is a day where we recognize the power of Allies to and within the LGBTQ community. Student representatives of SAFE will be presenting a brief powerpoint in Gathering as well as offering the community a chance to show their visible support by signing hands for the Ally Mural. Complimentary buttons, baked goods and t-shirts with the S.A.F.E. logo will be available for purchase. All money raised will be used towards future S.A.F.E. events. Thank you for your support!


Annual Fund Link

Thank you to all of the families who have shown their support for DVFS with a gift to the 2017-18 Annual Fund! We ended our Parent Campaign on December 15 with 46% participation from our families. Special congratulations to the 7th grade, which had the highest participation rate in the school - 71%!

We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for the parents from each grade who reached out to all of our families personally over the course of this campaign. Please join us in thanking them for their incredible service to the school!

3rd - 6th grades: Brooke Penders (Theo '24)
7th grade: Rebecca and Matt Lyczak (Sophie '23)
8th grade: Kim Redfern (Jack '22)
9th grade: Kara and Jason Renninger (Christian '21, Dylan '19)
10th grade: Karen and Mike D'Allaird (Liv '20)
11th grade: Karen Wisnia (Naomi Wattles '19)
12th grade: Amy Bibb-Ford and Jean Ford (Julien '18)
At large: Christa Harp-Krysztofiak (Ian '19, Annie '17)

Did you miss the campaign? Don't worry - there is still time to make a gift. The DVFS Annual Fund runs through June 30th, and your gift, of any amount, is important and appreciated. Make your gift now at www.dvfs.org/gift Thank you!

Community DinnerThe LatinX Committee at DVFS is spearheading a drive to help those in need in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Partnering with BAGS of HOPE, a nonprofit organization that distributes bags of supplies to various elementary schools, hospitals, and shelters in Puerto Rico, we are planning to fill as many bags as possible during the month of January. The ADVISORY that fills the most BAGS of HOPE will receive a Puerto Rican home-cooked treat made by Josh Rios!

Each bag will contain:

  • 1 insect repellent (6 fl oz)
  • 1 sunscreen (6 fl oz)
  • 1 flashlight w/ batteries
  • 1 gel antibacterial hand sanitizer (6 fl oz)
  • 1 pack of wet wipes (travel size)
  • 3 jerky beef pouches
  • 3 granola/ protein bars
  • 1 hat/cap

Please send in with your student, any and as many of the above as you can. Thanks!


Delaware Valley Friends School will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to snow/weather. Friday will be a GAB day in the block schedule.

Upcoming Events

  • January 2018
    • 01/25 6th & 7th Grade Field Trip to Kimmel Center 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • 01/25 State of the School Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 01/29 Dismissal at 1:30 PM - Faculty Inservice 1:30 PM
    • 01/30 Admissions Tour Tuesday 9:30 AM
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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