The Fourth and Fifth grade classes performed a musical show, Summer Camp, on the auditorium stage, Tuesday April 26th at 7 pm.
Directed by Music Teacher, Katie Murphy, the show tells the story of a child whose parents signed them up for summer overnight camp for the first time, at Camp Runamok. Through dialogue and songs, the Fourth and Fifth grade students portrayed campers, counselors, bears, and a variety of bugs that the campers come in contact with! The show conjures up many joys of summer camp (including archery, canoeing, sleeping in tents, swimming, talent shows, and tying knots). Rehearsing for and performing this show has likely helped the Fourth and Fifth grade students look forward to summer camps they will attend in just a few short months!
On the morning of April 26th, our Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students enjoyed a special visit from their grandparents and special friends at school. Head of School, Dana Harrison welcomed the guests and shared highlights of the 3rd–5th grade program here at NFS. Next, Third grade students sang De Colores (in Spanish and English), followed by Fourth and Fifth grade students who sang a few songs (from the musical show, Summer Camp, that they will perform in full this evening). The students then led their grandparents and special friends to their classrooms, where they shared all about what they have been learning this year. Thank you to all of the grandparents and special friends who traveled from near and far to visit!
NFS students marked the 46th annual Earth Day in a variety of earth-friendly ways! Stewardship of the Earth is the Quaker testimony that has been the focus this month in our community.
Our PreK class celebrated the day at Pennswood Village by participating in a parade, organized by Pennswood’s Environmental Concerns Committee. The students each carried a favorite stuffed “wild” animal to represent the many living creatures with which we share the planet.
A few weeks ago some of our 3rd grade students launched Pennswood’s recognition of Earth Day month by performing a skit about the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at the residents’ monthly meeting.
The Kindergarten classes tossed seed pods (mixture of clay, soil and wildflower seeds) in the woods near the George School horse pasture, where hopefully the seeds will take root and flowers will grow, which will in turn attract bees and other pollinators. They made the seed pods with their 8th grade buddies last week during Buddy Meeting for Worship.
First and Second grade students took walks near campus, and picked up any trash they came across along the way.
Sixth grade students went to Pennswood for their Friday Friends activity with Pennswood residents. Today, they built birdhouses, assisted by Pennswood residents who work in their wood shop. Sixth graders will take home their own birdhouse and place it outside in a good spot to attract birds.
Please join us for an Information Session, scheduled throughout the school year. We welcome you to tour the school, meet teachers and students and learn more about our dynamic, student-centered classrooms.
Our next session will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday May 20th. Registration is available online, and we look forward to seeing you soon!