Current News/Events

Congratulations to all the Tri-County Independent School League players who were selected for the league All Star Teams! DVFS Basketball players Grayson, Meghan, Phillip, and Rosina were chosen to play in the TCISL Basketball All Star game earlier this week, on Tuesday, Feb 20th at Collegium Charter School. Grayson and Phillip will be playing in the All-League game vs Penn Jersey League this Thursday 2/22, at 5:30pm at Kimberton Waldorf School.

cradles-to-crayon-toy-drive

Service Committee Appeal for Children's Clothing/Toys/Baby Products

The Service Committee is asking the community to bring in donations for a drive to support Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is a local organization that collects new and gently used children's items, from birth to age 12, and gives them to families in need throughout our area. Please bring in children's clothes, winter coats, toys, and baby products now through March 6th. Information on what is most needed can be found on the Cradles to Crayons website, HERE.

All donations can be brought to Elizabeth's room. Thank you!


DV athletics message

Congratulations on a terrific basketball season! With the season over, athletes should have returned their uniforms to Jalal by now. If you have not done so, please return your CLEAN uniform as soon as possible.

Thank you,
DV Coaches



DV dineout night

DVFS Dine-out Night at Chipotle:
February 26, 3:30-8:00 PM

Take a night off from cooking and support DVFS Families Association! Get takeout or dine-in at the new Chipotle in Malvern, mention DVFS and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the Families Association. Chipotle is located at 50 National Avenue in Malvern, right down the street from DVFS!


potluck dinnerFamilies Association Community Potluck Dinner
March 2, 6:30-8:30 PM

All families are invited to join us for our annual community potluck.
Sign up for your potluck offering: (click here).

All are welcome. Questions? Contact the Families Association at families.association@dvfs.org.



Basketball 3v3 tournament

Upper School 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

On Friday, February 23rd from 3:30 - 5:30. This is an US only event. Students may form teams of 3 and give the team name and the players to Jalal or Allison. Entry fee per team is $10.



Ice Skating activityIce Skating Outing @ Oaks Center Ice - Saturday, March 10, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

This fun night out is being jointly organized by the Dragon Friends and the Activities Committee. Students, siblings and friends are welcome and we will have several chaperones on hand. The sooner we know numbers, the sooner we can let Oaks Center Ice know how many to expect. $7 to be given to Allison ahead of time - includes entrance & skate rental.


Philadelphia Union Soccer Outing

Saturday, April 28, 3:30 PM

Come join your DV friends and families to cheer on the Union against DC United at Talen Energy Stadium. Tickets are $22 per person, please bring money in to Allison now, friends and families welcome!


Summer at DVFS

Summer School Registration is now open for grades 5-10.

This year, we have new STEM electives for students entering 8th through 10th.
Summer Program Registration HERE.


ACT Prep Registration is open for rising juniors and seniors.
ACT Registration HERE.


senior class giftThe Senior Class is raising funds for their Senior Class Gift during the month of February.

Proceeds from Wednesday soft pretzel sales and Friday donut sales will directly benefit the Class Gift - an outdoor scoreboard for the upper field!

Please support their efforts. For more information, please contact Laura H. Brown (laura.brown@dvfs.org) in the Development Office.



Romeo and Juliet Remix

Join us at 7pm on the evenings of March 15, 16 & 17, for

Romeo & Juliet
REMIX

Delaware Valley Friends School's third musical production.

Admission is free, seating limited (in the DVFS Meeting Room).


lower school parent coffee

On Friday this week, February 9th, at 8:30 AM, Lower School parents are invited to come for coffee and meet with Jason and Christy for an informal get together.

Please RSVP to Judy Sheridan: judy.sheridan@dvfs.org.


school nurse reminder

Please note: When you call your child out sick to the attendance hotline, please provide a detailed reason. For example: "sick" needs to be more defined as stomach virus, flu, upper respiratory virus, etc. In attempting to track trends in our illnesses here at DV, I would greatly appreciate your cooperation.

Please note: If your child has the flu, in addition to calling the attendance hotline, please contact the nurse. I need to know two things:

1. Did they have the flu vaccine?
2. Were they treated with Tamiflu?

With the flu being so severe this year I am documenting more information than in the past.

Your child's wellbeing is my priority! I can be reached at 610-640-4150 ext 2630 or via email at chris.bedard@dvfs.org.

Thank you - Chris the Nurse


DV DMISSIONS EMAIL KATHY BARRYEnrollment contracts are due February 15th

If you are not in a position to return your contract by this deadline, please contact Kathy Barry: kathy.barry@dvfs.org


Summer School Registration

is now open for grades 5-10. This year, we have a new STEM elective for students entering 8th through 10th. Please contact Kathy Barry: kathy.barry@dvfs.org


ACT Prep Registration is open for rising juniors and seniors. Please contact Kathy Barry: kathy.barry@dvfs.org


kindness week 2018February 12-15 in the DVFS Middle & Lower School

To participate in National Random Acts of Kindness Week, the middle and lower schools are celebrating our own Kindness Week with four days of kindness challenges and activities starting this Monday, February 12th. Click here for details on what the challenges will be, and wear pink or red on Valentine's Day!

Monday 2/12 - Make a card for someone great
Tuesday 2/13 - Say Hello to five new people
Wednesday 2/14 - Sit with someone different at lunch (and wear pink or red!)
Thursday 2/15 - Give a high five to everyone you see.


contact upper school counselorA Note for 11th Grade Families

Michael Blanche, who is a leading expert in the field of prevention, will meet with our 11th graders on Tuesday, February 13th to educate our students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use. With over nineteen years of experience providing direct clinical treatment for those who are dually diagnosed with addiction and other psychological issues, Mr. Blanche has extensive knowledge to share with our students. Michael specializes in middle school and high school prevention talks and is an adjunct professor at West Chester University Masters of Social Work. Michael's private practice provides individual, group and family therapy as well as comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. With Mr. Blanche's extensive experience and knowledge, we are certain that this will be a meaningful and relevant workshop for our students. Please contact Beth Gray, US School Counselor, for any additional questions.

Please contact Beth Gray, US Counselor, if you have any questions or concerns.


A Note for 9th Grade Families

On Wednesday, February 14th, all 9th 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.

Please contact Beth Gray, US Counselor, if you have any questions or concerns.


A Note for 8th Grade Families

Respectful Relationships - 8th Grade Students, Wednesday February 14 @ 9:15 AM

At a time in their lives when relationships are beginning to change, students are asked to consider the qualities that are important to them in personal relationships. With their answers in the forefront of their minds, students read a story about a relationship that goes from healthy, to unhealthy, to abusive. Students discuss the warning signs shown in the story, and discuss the cycle of violence, controlling behavior and the impact and consequences of abusive behavior (for both the victims and the perpetrator). Students are then encouraged to think about what they could do if they or a friend were in a similar situation. In closing, options and resources for both the victim and involved friends are reviewed.

Please contact Christy Zawadzkas, LS/MS Counselor, if you have any questions or concerns.


cradles-to-crayon-toy-driveThe Service Committee is asking the community to bring in donations for a drive to support Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is a local organization that collects new and gently used children's items, from birth to age 12, and gives them to families in need throughout our area. Please bring in children's clothes, winter coats, toys, and baby products now through March 6th. Information on what is most needed can be found on the Cradles to Crayons website, HERE.

All donations can be brought to Elizabeth's room. Thank you!


DV dineout night

DVFS Dine-out Night at Chipotle:
February 26, 3:30-8:00 PM

Take a night off from cooking and support DVFS Families Association! Get takeout or dine-in at the new Chipotle in Malvern, mention DVFS and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the Families Association. Chipotle is located at 50 National Avenue in Malvern, right down the street from DVFS!


potluck dinnerFamilies Association Community Potluck Dinner
March 2, 6:30-8:30 PM

All families are invited to join us for our annual community potluck.
Sign up for your potluck offering: (click here).

All are welcome. Questions? Contact the Families Association at families.association@dvfs.org.



Basketball 3v3 tournament

Upper School 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

On Friday, February 23rd from 3:30 - 5:30. This is an US only event. Students may form teams of 3 and give the team name and the players to Jalal or Allison. Entry fee per team is $10.



Ice Skating activityIce Skating Outing @ Oaks Center Ice - Saturday, March 10, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

This fun night out is being jointly organized by the Dragon Friends and the Activities Committee. Students, siblings and friends are welcome and we will have several chaperones on hand. The sooner we know numbers, the sooner we can let Oaks Center Ice know how many to expect. $7 to be given to Allison ahead of time - includes entrance & skate rental.


Philadelphia Union Soccer Outing

Saturday, April 28, 3:30 PM

Come join your DV friends and families to cheer on the Union against DC United at Talen Energy Stadium. Tickets are $22 per person, please bring money in to Allison now, friends and families welcome!


senior class giftThe Senior Class is raising funds for their Senior Class Gift during the month of February.

Proceeds from Wednesday soft pretzel sales and Friday donut sales will directly benefit the Class Gift - an outdoor scoreboard for the upper field! Please support their efforts. For more information, please contact Laura H. Brown (laura.brown@dvfs.org) in the Development Office.



end distracted driving

Thursday, April 5, 6:45-7:45 PM

Join us and other concerned parents for this community program.
End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative (EndDD)
presented by Joel Feldman
at Delaware Valley Friends School

(Our students will be hearing the presentation during the school day)


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

lower school parent coffee

On Friday, February 9, at 8:30 AM, Lower School parents are invited to come for coffee and meet with Jason and Christy for an informal get together.

Please RSVP to Judy Sheridan: judy.sheridan@dvfs.org.



Upcoming Events

  • February 2018
    • 02/22 All Cast Rehearsal 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 02/26 All Cast Rehearsal 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 02/26 DVFS Dine-Out at Chipotle, Malvern 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM50 National Avenue, Malvern (near Target)
    • 02/27 12th Grade Drug & Alcohol Education, Dr. Blanche 10:10 AM to 11:00 AMMedia Center
    • 02/27 All Cast Rehearsal 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • March 2018
    • 03/01 All Cast Rehearsal 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 03/02 9th Grade Service Trip to Philabundance
    • 03/02 Families Association Potluck Supper 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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