Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 17 from 12-3pm for our first NFS community event of the school year! Our annual Fall Fest includes lots of free activities--hayrides, games, pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, balloon making, face painting, and fun crafts. Food vendors will sell various lunch food items and NFS spirit wear will be available for sale. The annual Parents Association Book Fair will be held in the Auditorium during Fall Fest hours.
Newtown Friends School will host its annual Secondary School Fair on October 7th at 7:00 PM. Seventh and eighth grade families will have the opportunity to meet representatives of many regional secondary schools.
Please join us in welcoming representatives from Abington Friends School, Academy of the New Church, Blair Academy, Doane Academy, George School, Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends School, Hill School, Holy Ghost Prep, The Hun School, The Lawrenceville School, Linden Hall, The Phelps School, Princeton Day School, Peddie School, The Pennington School, School at Church Farm, Solebury School, St. Mark's School, and Westtown School.
Eighth grade students experienced a three-day trip to the Global Village at Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA. HEIFER INTERNATIONAL is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. This powerful global education program inspires visitors to take action.
This experience challenged them to experience poverty in a developing community firsthand. Students worked together in "families" to trade at the global village market, to cook over an open fire, and to grapple with critical scenario simulations such as medical emergencies and natural disasters. Students left the farm with a far greater understanding of the world outside NFS and the many ways they can take action for positive change.