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DV Families Click Here It's time to get your forms in for pre-season and fall athletics! Picture of boy running cross country, girls with tennis racquet boy kicking soccer ball

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 DVFS athletic season! Congratulations on the wonderful season we had last year; we are planning for a repeat performance!

The sports that we offer during the school year are as follows. Fall: soccer, cross country and girls' tennis. Winter: basketball. Spring: golf, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, boys' tennis. All students are encouraged to join and participate. READ MORE-->

We are happy to share that recent DV graduate, John Coleman ('18), recently received a Young Men and Women In Charge (YMWIC) Foundation scholarship. Read more in the article published on the Daily Local News-->

Click here to see and download a PDF of the 2018-19 School Calendar.


Meet Toby Tomlinson Baker. Though she only attended DVFS for a short time in the 1990s, the experience has had a profound impact on former student Toby Tomlinson Baker, who is now a special education teacher and a researcher and doctoral scholar at Pepperdine University in California. Toby is passionate about breaking down barriers that prevent students with learning disabilities from high quality education at all levels – especially higher education. In fact, her doctoral research centers on creating equal access to college bound students with learning disabilities and what factors affect high school students with learning disabilities pursuit of higher education. Read more-->

graphics reads Message from the School Nurse

Medication Pick-up:

  • Includes daily & as needed medication, as well as, emergency inhalers and epi-pens.
  • Please note all unclaimed medication will be discarded the last day of school.
  • Please contact the nurse at extension 2630 or via email at chris.bedard@dvfs.org to confirm how you'll be picking up your child's medication.

Graduating Seniors Immunization Cards:
Senior immunization cards will not be mailed home as in previous years. If you need proof of immunizations for college or work please obtain from your Magnus account.

MAGNUS HEALTH RECORDS - ALL GRADES
Just a reminder that your child's health record needs to be completed, in full, before being able to enter school. There is a lot of health information that needs to be reviewed and I need to accomplish this before students return. Therefore, I need your cooperation in helping me obtain health records that so I can better assist your child's health needs on a daily basis or in emergency situations.

Thank you for allowing me to care for your child! Have a happy, healthy and relaxing summer!
~ Chris the Nurse


Link reads Feed the Hungry, Chester County Food Bank, with a request to send in jars of peanut butter and jelly before June 1st.

BRING IN TO ALLISON'S BUBBLE BY JUNE 1 !!!

Please bring in PLASTIC (or not breakable) jars of peanut butter, other nut butter, seed butter, and jelly or jam.

No High-fructose corn syrup (HCFC) and no trans-fats ingredients, please!

(more info on the Chester County Food Bank PBJ Drive here-->)


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

The Families Association, in cooperation with our 9th graders is hosting a Car Wash to benefit the DVFS Families Association. It will be held on June 2, from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Ed Ford Service Station, 790 West Lancaster Ave, Devon PA.

We are in need of parents to come chaperone and donate snacks and supplies. Students who work at the car wash will get Community Service hours.

Please take a look at the signup genius to see how you can help: CLICK HERE

Come out for some good, clean fun!


There is a small time change for graduation practice.

All seniors MUST be at the Friends Center Meeting House, 1501 Cherry Street, on Thursday June 7, from 12:30-2:30 pm.

If your senior needs a ride from school, please contact Judy Sheridan (ext. 2360) as soon as possible. We have a few spots left and will not be able to accommodate last minute additions to the list.


Juniors: The Jostens representative will be back at DVFS tomorrow, Friday June 1, to take orders during lunch period.

Juniors & Seniors may also order rings by going to the Jostens website (HERE).

Rings are paid for over the summer, and are delivered in mid-September. For further information, ask judy.sheridan@dvfs.org or 610-640-4150 ext. 2360


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 is located at the reception desk.


link to summer reading listThis year all students in the middle and upper school will be asked to choose at least ONE book from the list (linked here), and any other TWO books of their choice. We hope summer reading will be an enjoyable experience for all. Upon returning to DV in September the students will be expected to complete an assignment in their English class on the book they read from the list provided.

For your convenience, these books are available to see on display and also to purchase (tax free) through the school. Prices are on the attached flyer (here). Students will preview the book selections with their English class.

Click here for more information and to view the list and download the 2018 Summer Reading Agreement.


Summer at DVFS

There are just a few spots left in DV's Summer Academic Program! 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.


photo of a female DV student at the help of a sailboat. This is a Link to learn more about and sign up for 2018-19 able courses

If your student is entering grades 9-12 next school year, don't put off signing up for the 2018-19 ABLE course offerings!

DV students are required to complete one ABLE credit prior to graduation. Students may choose to participate in more than one ABLE course during their time in upper school at DVFS, but they are not required to take an ABLE course each year - just one before graduating. After completing one ABLE course, additional ABLE courses can be used for PE credit.

We are offering six ABLE elective courses during the 2018-19 school year. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL.

I encourage you to help your student choose a course and register now, as some of the programs have limited space. - Ken Sinapius, ABLE Director



Photo of 2017 yearbook and the text: 2017-18 yearbooks will be handed out next week monday June 4

Yearbooks will be distributed to those who ordered them on Monday, June 4 via advisory groups.

There are a few extras. To purchase a yearbook, please contact Hallie Ciarlone at hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org and send in a check for $80, payable to DVFS.


Calling all DV enthusiasts! We are recruiting NEW and RETURNING paddlers for our DVFS Dragon Boat team.

This year's race will be Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 on the Schuylkill River.

No experience required - just a willingness to join two to three team practices and help our team reach its fundraising goal. This is a one-of-a-kind adventure full of fun and camaraderie. Contact Ken Sinapius to learn more: ken.sinapius@dvfs.org.

Graphic link to Lower School fast track admissions event, a female teachers is smiling with a female student who is holding an ipad and male student holding a pencilDelaware Valley Friends School is hosting a Fast Track Admissions Morning for new Lower School students on 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 this special opportunity.

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. Families can register online AT THIS LINK.

All RSVP's should go to Mary Ellen Trent at ext. 2100 or maryellen.trent@dvfs.org.


photo of a female student with college banners in the backsground and the words college counseling.

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

The deadline for the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire is May 31, 2018. The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who are under the care of a licensed healthcare professional for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program or a graduate program (of one or more years in length) at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the US. Each Scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching.
--> CLICK HERE TO APPLY <--


Help your students get a jump start on their college courses with Immaculata University's summer session.

Summer is fast approaching and Immaculata University is offering a summer session beginning on June 1, 2018 that is a perfect opportunity for your students to get a jump start on their college courses for just $100 a credit. Students can earn 3 credits in just 4 weeks!

Courses available entirely online include:

  • EXS 101 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • HIST 116 World Civilization II
  • BIO 111 Introduction to Human Diseases

They also have 7-week classes starting at the end of June/early July which end in mid-August. Interested students can learn more and view the full course schedule HERE. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions office at 484-323-3524.


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



Upcoming Events

  • July 2018
    • 07/24 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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