On Monday, October 24th, NFS will host the first day of The Quaker Classic soccer tournament. The tournament features four Friends schools including NFS, Abington Friends School, Buckingham Friends School, and Friends Select School. Each school will play double header soccer games on Monday and then on Tuesday, October 25 the event will move to Abington Friends School for another set of double header games, including the championship and consolation game. See the schedule for game times, locations, and important information. Good luck to our Varsity soccer team, led by Coach Jay Mahoney!
On October 5th, buddy classes of younger and older children met together to focus on the Quaker testimony of Simplicity.
During the Buddy Meeting for Worship, after students greeted each other with funny voices based on each individual’s request, they talked about their understanding of the Quaker testimony of Simplicity. Students were encouraged to discuss with their buddies what simple things make them happy and ways that they could make their own lives more simple.
The groups were then inspired by many “simple wisdoms” that were shared in the story told in the picture book, Only One You, by Linda Kranz. In the book, the illustrations capture the fish characters as colorful creatures that have been painted on rocks. Following the story, buddies worked together to come up with their own “simple wisdom” that they wrote on one side of a rock, and then they painted a unique fish on the opposite side. All of the buddies’ decorated rocks will be displayed outside on our campus, to be a constant source of wisdom of living one’s life with Simplicity.