Current News/Events

field day 2017 photo of two studentsAlways a fun day on the school calendar, Field Day, is taking place next Friday, May 18th. Lunch will be provided for all, and dismissal is at 12 Noon. Please remember that not all busses will pick up at that time, and an email with more information was sent to you earlier this week (read it here).

Parents should check with their own school district transportation departments.


Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00-10:00 pm at The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA

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 and a photo booth. 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 last minute questions, please email Allison Gill at allison.gill@dvfs.org.

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


contact upper school counselorPlease take time to read this letter from our School Counselors regarding the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why".

Link to letter: 13 Reasons Why Letter from DVFS School Counselors

If you have any questions, please contact the DVFS School Counselors:

--> email Beth Gray, Upper School Counselor
--> email Christy Zawadzkas, Lower/Middle School Counselor


Sport Banquet link and date Thursday may 24 The annual All-Sports Banquet is on Thursday, May 24, 6:00-8:30PM at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. This event does sell out.

Please register NOW here--> https://dvfs.ejoinme.org/sports.

Questions? Please contact Laura Brown at laura.brown@dvfs.org.


Teacher engaging with a girl and boy student in the lower school. Delaware Valley Friends School is hosting two Fast Track Admissions Mornings for new Lower School students on Thursday, May 24 and Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 8:30 - 11:00 am.

We know that a decision to change schools is difficult, and the process seems overwhelming – especially with a new school year just a few months away. That's why we created these special opportunities. (RSVP HERE)

THE MORNING WILL INCLUDE:

  • Tour of the school for parents and children
  • Lower School Program Presentation for parents
  • Classroom activities for children
  • One-on-one conversations with Admissions representatives

Please share this exciting opportunity with members of your community. All RSVP's should go to Mary Ellen Trent at ext. 2100 or maryellen.trent@dvfs.org.


Summer at DVFS

DV's Summer Academic Program is filling up. Don't miss out!

If you are planning on having your student attend the summer program, use this link DV SUMMER to apply right away. Contact Kathy Barry at x2120 with any questions.


families association car wash saturday june 2 from 10am to 2pm at the ed ford service station in devon pa

The Families Association and members of our upper school are holding a car wash on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Ed Ford Service Station, 790 West Lancaster Ave, Devon PA to raise funds for future FA activities and resources. Upper school students and families are encouraged to volunteer to help during a two-hour shift.

Upper School students will get COMMUNITY SERVICE hours for their shift.

Our student and family volunteers will help with:

  • Washing cars
  • Taking payments and donations
  • Making and holding signs directing traffic to the car wash
  • Bring: a bucket with a handle + 3 towels that you don't mind getting dirty
  • Wear: casual; clothes that you don't mind getting dirty

Let us know you can volunteer by signing up HERE-->

It promises to be good, CLEAN fun for all!


Lions Club International LogoIn just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

As part of his community service project for his Bar-Mitzvah, Asher M. (grade 7) is collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the Lion's club. They will be given to people who cannot afford eyeglasses. Please consider helping him by sending in your used eyeglasses. A collection box will be located in Kelly McHugh's room until Monday, May 14. After that date and until the end of the school year the collection box will be behind Sandy's desk.


Lighting The Way Gala linkMany thanks to all of the attendees, donors, and sponsors who supported us on Saturday, May 5 for our annual dinner and auction fundraiser, Lighting the Way.

Together, we successfully raised $115,000 for our students, faculty and school community - a nearly 25% increase from last year's event! This year was one for the books - thank you for your continued support.

View some photos from the evening HERE.


Parents: we encourage you to take home your student's artwork before school is out for the summer. Ceramics can be taken home immediately. A perfect time to take home flat work (work on the walls) is just after the awards ceremonies in June.

PLEASE ask for the assistance of an art teacher to remove art from frames. Do not take the frames home. The frames are property of the Art Department.

Thank you!


DV athletics messageCongratulations on a terrific spring athletics season! Athletes who played a sport and their season has ended should return their uniforms to Jalal. If you have not done so, please return your CLEAN uniform as soon as possible or you will be billed at a premium cost.

The sports banquet is on Thursday, May 24 at the Desmond Hotel, 1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please RSVP by going to: https://dvfs.ejoinme.org/sports to register and pay online.

Thank you, DV Coaches

Summer at DVFS

LAST CALL FOR ACT Prep Class Registration.

The deadline for applications is May 15th. No exceptions can be made.

Use THIS LINK to apply or call Kathy Barry at x2120.


Sport Banquet link and date Thursday may 24 The annual all-sports banquet is on Thursday, May 24, 6:00-8:30PM at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. This event does sell out.

Please register by May 14th here: https://dvfs.ejoinme.org/sports.

Questions? Please contact Laura Brown at laura.brown@dvfs.org.



Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00-10:00 pm at The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA

Please encourage your students to purchase their prom tickets so that we can confirm numbers with the venue, caterers etc.

Any questions - Jackie Middleton at jackie.middleton@dvfs.org.


Summer at DVFS

DV's Summer Academic Program is filling up. Don't miss out!

If you are planning on having your student attend the summer program, use this link DV SUMMER to apply right away. Contact Kathy Barry at x2120 with any questions.


angst movie logoAnxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54% of females and 46% of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. In other words, about half of us are currently struggling with anxiety. The beauty of this film is that the children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges. For some of them, it's the first time they are publicly sharing their stories. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same. One of the experts in ANGST, Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Sr. Director of Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, sums it up: "Anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable. Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better, we just need to start the conversation."

There are two FREE local opportunities next week to take part in a video screening and workshop of the film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, followed by a panel discussion:

Tuesday, May 15th @ 7:00 PM
at the Shipley School
More info here and to register-->

Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30 PM
at the Technical College High School, Brandywine Campus, Downingtown
More info here and to register-->


Please schedule the following:

All Grades
Schedule an appointment for your child's physical.

Grades 3 & 7
Schedule your child's dentist appointment and fill out dental form.

MAGNUS - ALL GRADES
All medical requirements are due by the first day of school, September 4, 2018. Magnus alerts to complete your child's medical requirements will start end of June. Please promptly complete. All requirements are mandated & required before entry to school.

I wish you a happy, healthy and relaxing summer!
Chris the Nurse


Lions Club International LogoIn just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

As part of his community service project for his Bar-Mitzvah, Asher M. (grade 7) is collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the Lion's club. They will be given to people who cannot afford eyeglasses. Please consider helping him by sending in your used eyeglasses. A collection box will be located in Kelly McHugh's room until Monday, May 14. After that date and until the end of the school year the collection box will be behind Sandy's desk.


The Philadelphia Mini Makers Faire is looking for inventors, startups, artists, hobbyists, science clubs, creatives of all kinds for the first Philly Mini Maker Faire. You can exhibit any work - robotics, interactive art, VR, electronics, textiles, fashion, biotech, performance, filmmaking, rocketry, 3D printing, green technology, inventions, metalsmithing, glass-working, toys and anything else fun and interesting. For more information CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Events

  • May 2018
    • 05/23 MS MAP Testing - Language
    • 05/23 US MAP Testing in English Classes
    • 05/23 8th Grade Service Trip to Chester County Food Bank 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 05/23 Lower School Field Trip 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMPhiladelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion
    • 05/24 MS MAP Testing - Language
    • 05/24 US MAP Testing in English Classes
    • 05/24 9th Grade Service Trip to Valley Forge National Park 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • 05/24 Lower School Fast Track Admissions Morning 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • 05/24 All-School Sports Banquet 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMDesmond Hotel, Malvern
    • 05/25 MS MAP Testing - Language
    • 05/25 Rock Climbing Make-up Day
    • 05/25 US MAP Testing in English Classes
    • 05/25 9th Grade Service Trip to Cradles to Crayons 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • 05/28 Memorial Day - School Closed
    • 05/31 Lower School Fast Track Admissions Morning 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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