Did You Know?

  • 4th graders learned attended a presentation called the Incredible Machine at Lankenau Health Education Center. The presentation focused on the mechanics of the “incredible machine” that is the human body. Students learned fun facts cells, the respiratory system, and (appropriate for Valentine’s Day) the heart! Did you know that the human heart beats 100,000 times a day and that each minute your heart pumps 1.5 gallons of blood? Students also learned how to keep their heart healthy through diet, exercise, stress management, and by saying “no” to smoking cigarettes.

Tell Us What You Think

Tell Us What You Think

Last month, we asked, “What is your favorite class at MPFS, and why?” Responses included: library, art, all of 2nd grade, all of 3rd grade and Humanities because, “ T. Nancy is always so true to what she believes and teaches and she isn't afraid to say what she thinks.”


For this month’s poll, we want to know: What’s the most meaningful, simple gift you’ve received?

The Window

A Valentine for MPFS!

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  • Discovering our Friends with 1st, 3rd, & 5th grade

    First graders shared activities they like to do with one friend and activities they like to do with a group of friends. They also wrote what they liked to collect. Below are their lists:

    With one friend

    Electronics, compliment one another, bike, play with toys, play in the snow, board games

    With a group of friends

    Tag, art, roller skate, Circle Games like Hokey Pokey, Bowling, reading to others, soccer, Ninja Turtles and imaginary play

    Things we like to collect

    Markers, marbles, sticks, snowballs, Legos, Transformers, sea shells, rocks, paint

    Third Graders practice their interviewing and writing skills by interviewing 5th graders about their friendships

    How did you meet each other? (Answers included) School, playing tag, we’re neighbors, since we were babies, playing soccer, recess, PreK 4.

    What do you have in coming? (Answers included) Sense of humor, we like to run, we all wear glasses, we all have black hair, same grade, we love to swim, we love math, we both like Pokemon, playing sports, chess, video games, art, playing guitar, reading Marvel comics, we’re both smart, playing outside, Minecraft, we go to the same summer camp, we’re athletes, we’re easy to get along with, love animals, we love playing in the woods.

    How do you find time to spend with one another? (Answers included)

    At recess, playdates, swim meets, at MPFS, sleepovers, phone calls.

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Heard on Campus

  • At this year’s Winterfest, there was a lot of love to go around! “I love Winterfest,” a 5th grader said, “because we get to hang out with everyone. Even the little kids who we don’t always get to play with. I like showing them how to play the games or helping them. That’s fun!” A parent of a 3rd grade student remarked on the friendly atmosphere as well: “It’s great to see my son with his new friends and getting along with his classmates. It’s wonderful!”