HFS Weekly Collections

HFS News & Special Events
April 24, 2009

HFS Grade 6 Weekly Collections

April 24, 2009

Dear HFS Families,

Over the course of the past week at HFS many visitors to the school have taken special note of our dynamic human resources – our students and teachers. With the help of fresh sets of eyes and ears, I have come to recognize the season’s blossoming, too, not of trees and flowers, but of emergent maturity and transformed capabilities. Each day this week HFS hosted at least one of the following: a Lower School teaching candidate, prospective students and parents, HFS trustees, and other friends of the school. Our current students, in one form or another, engaged our guests in conversation and with questions, insights into the life of Harford Friends School, and their exemplary performance as the object of much observation. Guests characterized our students as, “enthusiastic about learning,” “considerate,” “attentive,” “thoughtful,” and “equal to the task of working collaboratively with peers and adults.” This last point was the most profound for me. This is always the goal we set for members of our learning community and it feels as though we are always striving toward that goal. We know flaws and foibles well and sometimes need a fresh set of eyes to show us what is standing before us – a sixth grade student who avoided public speaking in the fall who now asks teaching candidates critical questions about teaching styles, a seventh grade student who guides her peers to advance a conversation with another teaching candidate about the teacher’s expectations for her students, and an eighth grade student who discusses a research project and her resultant discoveries with a collection of HFS Trustees. These are the true gifts of the spring and I am thankful for having my eyes opened to them. I hope you are seeing these blossoms, too!

In peace,

Jonathan

SPECIAL NOTICE…

ERB tests begin on Monday, April 27. PLEASE be sure to get a good night’s sleep every evening and eat a healthy breakfast before every school day next week!

Parents: Please make every attempt to bring your child/ren to school on-time next week. All testing begins promptly at 8:00 AM! A child cannot begin a test if he/she arrives late. Also, early dismissals prior to the end of a test for purposes other than true emergencies will not be granted. All tests must be completed before returning response sheets to the Educational Records Bureau. Therefore, any individual delays in returning the tests will delay the return of our results.

Students: You will need to bring a ruler and a book with you to ERB testing.

NOTES from Humanities…

Sixth graders have been even busier than usual this week as we have been practicing a few poems and a skit to present for the Afternoon of the Arts on Sunday, April 26.  Please plan to come to see our budding actresses and actresses as they perform “The Great Train Robbery.”  Students will also present a very few choral pieces and some solo renditions of poems that we have enjoyed this quarter.  I hope to see you all on Sunday!

NOTES from Technology…

Math: For information on 6th grade math, please contact Jacob Norton at Norton.jacob@gmail.com

Science: For information on 6th grade science, please contact Jacob Norton at Norton.jacob@gmail.com

NOTES from Explorations…

Computer Technology: The students created a flyer for Earth Day giving suggestions on how we can all help the earth. The students continue to work on typing skills using Ultrakey 5.0.

Physical Education: We have been working on our soccer skills. The students are working on dribbling and passing.

Spanish 6: We are continuing to learn about different Spanish speaking countries.  We had a great presentation on Panama and tried rice and beans.  We also watched a video about the Panama canal and the jungle.  Next week we will continue our unit on food and culture.

From the Business Office…

Just a few reminders…

  • Before/After school care invoices for the month of March were emailed over spring break.  Please remit payment promptly.
  • HFS Spirit Gear: Show off your school spirit! Stop in the Business Office and view our selection of sweatshirts, athletic t-shirts and tie-dye shirts (only a few tie-dye shirts left!).

A Thank You…

Many thanks to all of the Harford Friends Community for your tremendous support and sympathy extended to me and my family due to the recent death of my dear mother.  Your expressions of condolence, your prayers and thoughts, your sympathy cards, and your attendance at Mum’s calling hours and memorial service are much appreciated.  Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time.  My mother would have been very touched and very grateful for your kindnesses.  And so am I.

Announcements/Calendar Updates…

  1. Sunday, April 26: HFS Afternoon of the Arts Open House (2:00-4:00PM)
  2. Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 6: ERB Testing for all grades. Students should remember to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast!
  3. Tuesday, April 28: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  4. Tuesday, April 28: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  5. Wednesday, April 29: Hearing & Vision Screening for 8th grade students only (2:10-3:00PM)
  6. Wednesday, April 29: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  7. Friday, May 1: Seventh grade trip to Art on Stage at Goucher College (Depart 8:45AM, Return 1:30PM)
  8. Friday, May 1: Parent Activity Session #3 (1:30-3:00PM) Final Session!
  9. Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3: HFS Home & School Association fundraiser at Broom’s Bloom Dairy
  10. Monday, May 4: Young Playwrights Festival at CenterStage (7:00PM) to include the staged reading of The Reign of Chairman Mao by Emma Remsberg
  11. Thursday, May 7: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM). Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  12. Friday, May 8: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing. Final movie to occur on June 5.
  13. Tuesday, May 11: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  14. Tuesday, May 11: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  15. Wednesday, May 13: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  16. Wednesday, May 13: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:00PM)
  17. Thursday, May 14: HFS Open House (9-11AM). Parent volunteers needed to greet/guide guests
  18. Friday, May 15: 6th Grade trip to Broom’s Bloom Dairy; 7th Grade trip to The Arena Club; 8th Grade trip to Gettysburg
  19. Monday, May 18: Information session on the Harford County Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Express Yourself at the Library.” (11:10AM-12:00PM)
  20. Tuesday, May 19: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  21. Thursday, May 21: Judy’s Night of a Thousand Stars at HFS (5:30-7:30PM)
  22. Monday, May 25: School Closed – Memorial Day
  23. Tuesday, May 26: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  24. Tuesday, May 26: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  25. Wednesday, May 27: ALL students depart for 3-day Outdoor Adventure (8:30AM)
  26. Friday, May 29: Students return from 3-day Outdoor Adventure (5:30PM)
  27. Tuesday, June 2: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  28. Wednesday, June 3: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:30PM)
  29. Thursday, June 4: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM) Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  30. Thursday, June 4: Commencement Rehearsal at Deer Creek Friends Meeting (3:30-5:30PM). Parent volunteers are needed to transport students to DCFM at 3:00PM and return them to HFS at 6:00PM. Pickup may occur at DCFM at 5:30PM or at HFS at 6:00PM.
  31. Friday, June 5: Last day of School (Schedule to be announced)
  32. Friday, June 5: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing.
  33. Saturday, June 6: Alumni/Graduate Breakfast (8:00-9:00AM at DCFM); Class of 2013 Commencement (10:00AM-12:00PM at DCFM)
  34. Friday, June 12: Year-End Reports mailed to students.
  35. Friday, June 19: Student Summer Work Mailing
  36. Friday, August 28: 2009-2010 Admissions Referral Enrollment deadline

HFS Grade 7 Weekly Collections

April 24, 2009

Dear HFS Families,

Over the course of the past week at HFS many visitors to the school have taken special note of our dynamic human resources – our students and teachers. With the help of fresh sets of eyes and ears, I have come to recognize the season’s blossoming, too, not of trees and flowers, but of emergent maturity and transformed capabilities. Each day this week HFS hosted at least one of the following: a Lower School teaching candidate, prospective students and parents, HFS trustees, and other friends of the school. Our current students, in one form or another, engaged our guests in conversation and with questions, insights into the life of Harford Friends School, and their exemplary performance as the object of much observation. Guests characterized our students as, “enthusiastic about learning,” “considerate,” “attentive,” “thoughtful,” and “equal to the task of working collaboratively with peers and adults.” This last point was the most profound for me. This is always the goal we set for members of our learning community and it feels as though we are always striving toward that goal. We know flaws and foibles well and sometimes need a fresh set of eyes to show us what is standing before us – a sixth grade student who avoided public speaking in the fall who now asks teaching candidates critical questions about teaching styles, a seventh grade student who guides her peers to advance a conversation with another teaching candidate about the teacher’s expectations for her students, and an eighth grade student who discusses a research project and her resultant discoveries with a collection of HFS Trustees. These are the true gifts of the spring and I am thankful for having my eyes opened to them. I hope you are seeing these blossoms, too!

In peace,

Jonathan

SPECIAL NOTICE…

ERB tests begin on Monday, April 27. PLEASE be sure to get a good night’s sleep every evening and eat a healthy breakfast before every school day next week!

Parents: Please make every attempt to bring your child/ren to school on-time next week. All testing begins promptly at 8:00 AM! A child cannot begin a test if he/she arrives late. Also, early dismissals prior to the end of a test for purposes other than true emergencies will not be granted. All tests must be completed before returning response sheets to the Educational Records Bureau. Therefore, any individual delays in returning the tests will delay the return of our results.

Students: You will need to bring a ruler and a book with you to ERB testing.

NOTES from Humanities…

The seventh graders have begun the discussion on India. We have created physical and political maps of the South Asia region. The students have discussed the impact the land has on South Asia and have only gotten to the surface of how religion has such an influence on India and its people. We have finished our discussion of adjectives and will have completed the study of adjectives on Friday with a quiz. Adverbs will be our next unit of study in grammar.  We finished reading about Perseus and the Gorgons and will be evaluating Perseus as a classical hero. In writing, the students will be starting to write a myth about a classical hero of his/her own creation. The students will determine which character traits their heroes should possess.

NOTES from Technology…

Math: For information on 7th grade math, please contact Jacob Norton at Norton.jacob@gmail.com

Science: For information on 7th grade science, please contact Jacob Norton at Norton.jacob@gmail.com

NOTES from Explorations…

Computer Technology: The students created a flyer for Earth Day giving suggestions on how we can all help the earth. The students continue to work on typing skills using Ultrakey 5.0.

Physical Education: We have been working on our soccer skills. The students are working on dribbling and passing.

Spanish 7/8 A: We will begin working backwards next week.  To reinforce all of the concepts from this year.  7th grade on Wednesdays will learn about folktale’s in preparation for our field trip.

Spanish 7/8 B: This week we had oral activities and the students did great.  We will conclude unit 3 next week and then start working on conjugating the IR and Er verbs.  7th grade on Wednesdays will learn about folktale’s in preparation for our field trip.

From the Business Office…

Just a few reminders…

  • Before/After school care invoices for the month of March were emailed over spring break.  Please remit payment promptly.
  • HFS Spirit Gear: Show off your school spirit! Stop in the Business Office and view our selection of sweatshirts, athletic t-shirts and tie-dye shirts (only a few tie-dye shirts left!).

A Thank You…

Many thanks to all of the Harford Friends Community for your tremendous support and sympathy extended to me and my family due to the recent death of my dear mother.  Your expressions of condolence, your prayers and thoughts, your sympathy cards, and your attendance at Mum’s calling hours and memorial service are much appreciated.  Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time.  My mother would have been very touched and very grateful for your kindnesses.  And so am I.

Announcements/Calendar Updates…

  1. Sunday, April 26: HFS Afternoon of the Arts Open House (2:00-4:00PM)
  2. Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 6: ERB Testing for all grades. Students should remember to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast!
  3. Tuesday, April 28: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  4. Tuesday, April 28: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  5. Wednesday, April 29: Hearing & Vision Screening for 8th grade students only (2:10-3:00PM)
  6. Wednesday, April 29: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  7. Friday, May 1: Seventh grade trip to Art on Stage at Goucher College (Depart 8:45AM, Return 1:30PM)
  8. Friday, May 1: Parent Activity Session #3 (1:30-3:00PM) Final Session!
  9. Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3: HFS Home & School Association fundraiser at Broom’s Bloom Dairy
  10. Monday, May 4: Young Playwrights Festival at CenterStage (7:00PM) to include the staged reading of The Reign of Chairman Mao by Emma Remsberg
  11. Thursday, May 7: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM). Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  12. Friday, May 8: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing. Final movie to occur on June 5.
  13. Tuesday, May 11: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  14. Tuesday, May 11: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  15. Wednesday, May 13: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  16. Wednesday, May 13: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:00PM)
  17. Thursday, May 14: HFS Open House (9-11AM). Parent volunteers needed to greet/guide guests
  18. Friday, May 15: 6th Grade trip to Broom’s Bloom Dairy; 7th Grade trip to The Arena Club; 8th Grade trip to Gettysburg
  19. Monday, May 18: Information session on the Harford County Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Express Yourself at the Library.” (11:10AM-12:00PM)
  20. Tuesday, May 19: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  21. Thursday, May 21: Judy’s Night of a Thousand Stars at HFS (5:30-7:30PM)
  22. Monday, May 25: School Closed – Memorial Day
  23. Tuesday, May 26: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  24. Tuesday, May 26: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  25. Wednesday, May 27: ALL students depart for 3-day Outdoor Adventure (8:30AM)
  26. Friday, May 29: Students return from 3-day Outdoor Adventure (5:30PM)
  27. Tuesday, June 2: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  28. Wednesday, June 3: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:30PM)
  29. Thursday, June 4: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM) Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  30. Thursday, June 4: Commencement Rehearsal at Deer Creek Friends Meeting (3:30-5:30PM). Parent volunteers are needed to transport students to DCFM at 3:00PM and return them to HFS at 6:00PM. Pickup may occur at DCFM at 5:30PM or at HFS at 6:00PM.
  31. Friday, June 5: Last day of School (Schedule to be announced)
  32. Friday, June 5: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing.
  33. Saturday, June 6: Alumni/Graduate Breakfast (8:00-9:00AM at DCFM); Class of 2013 Commencement (10:00AM-12:00PM at DCFM)
  34. Friday, June 12: Year-End Reports mailed to students.
  35. Friday, June 19: Student Summer Work Mailing
  36. Friday, August 28: 2009-2010 Admissions Referral Enrollment deadline

HFS Grade 8 Weekly Collections

April 24, 2009

Dear HFS Families,

Over the course of the past week at HFS many visitors to the school have taken special note of our dynamic human resources – our students and teachers. With the help of fresh sets of eyes and ears, I have come to recognize the season’s blossoming, too, not of trees and flowers, but of emergent maturity and transformed capabilities. Each day this week HFS hosted at least one of the following: a Lower School teaching candidate, prospective students and parents, HFS trustees, and other friends of the school. Our current students, in one form or another, engaged our guests in conversation and with questions, insights into the life of Harford Friends School, and their exemplary performance as the object of much observation. Guests characterized our students as, “enthusiastic about learning,” “considerate,” “attentive,” “thoughtful,” and “equal to the task of working collaboratively with peers and adults.” This last point was the most profound for me. This is always the goal we set for members of our learning community and it feels as though we are always striving toward that goal. We know flaws and foibles well and sometimes need a fresh set of eyes to show us what is standing before us – a sixth grade student who avoided public speaking in the fall who now asks teaching candidates critical questions about teaching styles, a seventh grade student who guides her peers to advance a conversation with another teaching candidate about the teacher’s expectations for her students, and an eighth grade student who discusses a research project and her resultant discoveries with a collection of HFS Trustees. These are the true gifts of the spring and I am thankful for having my eyes opened to them. I hope you are seeing these blossoms, too!

In peace,

Jonathan

SPECIAL NOTICE…

ERB tests begin on Monday, April 27. PLEASE be sure to get a good night’s sleep every evening and eat a healthy breakfast before every school day next week!

Parents: Please make every attempt to bring your child/ren to school on-time next week. All testing begins promptly at 8:00 AM! A child cannot begin a test if he/she arrives late. Also, early dismissals prior to the end of a test for purposes other than true emergencies will not be granted. All tests must be completed before returning response sheets to the Educational Records Bureau. Therefore, any individual delays in returning the tests will delay the return of our results.

Students: You will need to bring a ruler and a book with you to ERB testing.

NOTES from Humanities…

Eighth graders continue to be extremely active this week.  We hope that we have mastered the many sentences patterns that we use in common parlance andthat we will soon be ready for a test.  Students have also been studying Nathaniel Hawthorne and are reading several of his short stories including “The Birthmark,” “Young Goodman Brown,” and “The Gentle Boy.”

We also continue to work diligently on our research papers and continue to study the story of early America.  I hope you have a great weekend!

NOTES from Technology…

Math: Throughout our current unit “The Shapes of Algebra”, our eighth graders explore geometric shapes presented on the coordinate, or Cartesian, plane.  Geometric properties such as perpendicularity and parallelism, distance, and midpoints are examined using slope, the distance formula (Pythagorean Theorem), and the midpoint formula.  Through these algebraic tools, we have learned how to coordinatize isosceles and right triangles, rhombi, rectangles, and squares, as well as develop an equation for a circle with a given center and radius.  We are also developing techniques to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities.

Although next week will largely be dedicated to ERB testing, we will be having 8th grade math on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Science: Proceeding with our main unit on chemical interactions, we emerged from a review of atomic structure, electron shells, and periodic table into the more confounding sphere of chemistry vocabulary, which includes the description of molecules that result from covalent bonds.  Discussion and homework revealed (this no longer comes as a surprise) that what students think they know is not what they know, so it took a while to embed the understanding that 2CO represents 2 carbon atoms and two oxygen atoms, whereas 2CO2 represents 2 carbon atoms and 4 oxygen atoms.  Attempting to balance reactions, students thought it convenient to change CO into CO2 (or vice versa), but teacher said NO (not meaning nitric oxide), and deviated into brief explanation of combustion, hemoglobin, and the important differences between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.  Eventually came, one by one, the phrase so gratifying to a teacher:  “Ooooh, I get it!”  If true, students should find themselves unintimidated by high school chemistry.

Next week – through reading, homework, and some lab exercises – we visit solutions, concentration, and pH.  Despite teacher’s life in laboratory science, it took an 8th grader to send teacher back to investigate the question of what pH actually stands for.  The “H” (rather obviously) is hydrogen, and the “p” is for “potenz,” the German word for (exponential) “power.”

On Wednesday, Earth Day, students were offered some options through which they might consider scientific issues related to earth stewardship.  They chose to watch “An Inconvenient Truth,” for which we will do a critical analysis at a later time.  We saw only the first two-thirds of the 96-minute video, stopping a few minutes early to “talk them down” from the gloom inherent in this generation’s existential threat.  All shall be well, but there are opportunities and needs for students to contribute to new technologies, or to be informed and engaged citizens.  Appropriately, students were left to wonder how the story of global warming (both the video and the reality) will end.

NOTES from Explorations…

Physical Education: We have been working on our soccer skills. The students are working on dribbling and passing.

Spanish 7/8 A: We will begin working backwards next week.  To reinforce all of the concepts from this year.  7th grade on Wednesdays will learn about folktale’s in preparation for our field trip.

Spanish 7/8 B: This week we had oral activities and the students did great.  We will conclude unit 3 next week and then start working on conjugating the IR and Er verbs.  7th grade on Wednesdays will learn about folktale’s in preparation for our field trip. 

From the Business Office…

Just a few reminders…

  • Before/After school care invoices for the month of March were emailed over spring break.  Please remit payment promptly.
  • HFS Spirit Gear: Show off your school spirit! Stop in the Business Office and view our selection of sweatshirts, athletic t-shirts and tie-dye shirts (only a few tie-dye shirts left!).

A Thank You…

Many thanks to all of the Harford Friends Community for your tremendous support and sympathy extended to me and my family due to the recent death of my dear mother.  Your expressions of condolence, your prayers and thoughts, your sympathy cards, and your attendance at Mum’s calling hours and memorial service are much appreciated.  Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time.  My mother would have been very touched and very grateful for your kindnesses.  And so am I.

Announcements/Calendar Updates…

  1. Sunday, April 26: HFS Afternoon of the Arts Open House (2:00-4:00PM)
  2. Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 6: ERB Testing for all grades. Students should remember to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast!
  3. Tuesday, April 28: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  4. Tuesday, April 28: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  5. Wednesday, April 29: Hearing & Vision Screening for 8th grade students only (2:10-3:00PM)
  6. Wednesday, April 29: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  7. Friday, May 1: Seventh grade trip to Art on Stage at Goucher College (Depart 8:45AM, Return 1:30PM)
  8. Friday, May 1: Parent Activity Session #3 (1:30-3:00PM) Final Session!
  9. Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3: HFS Home & School Association fundraiser at Broom’s Bloom Dairy
  10. Monday, May 4: Young Playwrights Festival at CenterStage (7:00PM) to include the staged reading of The Reign of Chairman Mao by Emma Remsberg
  11. Thursday, May 7: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM). Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  12. Friday, May 8: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing. Final movie to occur on June 5.
  13. Tuesday, May 11: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  14. Tuesday, May 11: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  15. Wednesday, May 13: Amnesty International with Mr. Pickard in Deer Creek Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  16. Wednesday, May 13: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:00PM)
  17. Thursday, May 14: HFS Open House (9-11AM). Parent volunteers needed to greet/guide guests
  18. Friday, May 15: 6th Grade trip to Broom’s Bloom Dairy; 7th Grade trip to The Arena Club; 8th Grade trip to Gettysburg
  19. Monday, May 18: Information session on the Harford County Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Express Yourself at the Library.” (11:10AM-12:00PM)
  20. Tuesday, May 19: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  21. Thursday, May 21: Judy’s Night of a Thousand Stars at HFS (5:30-7:30PM)
  22. Monday, May 25: School Closed – Memorial Day
  23. Tuesday, May 26: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  24. Tuesday, May 26: Card Club with Leslie Kline in Little Falls Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  25. Wednesday, May 27: ALL students depart for 3-day Outdoor Adventure (8:30AM)
  26. Friday, May 29: Students return from 3-day Outdoor Adventure (5:30PM)
  27. Tuesday, June 2: MathCounts with Mr. Norton in Forest Hill Classroom (3:00-4:00PM)
  28. Wednesday, June 3: Blueberry Festival Coordinators Meeting (6:30PM)
  29. Thursday, June 4: Parent Coffee with the Head (8:00-9:00AM) Please RSVP to jbutton@harfordfriends.org
  30. Thursday, June 4: Commencement Rehearsal at Deer Creek Friends Meeting (3:30-5:30PM). Parent volunteers are needed to transport students to DCFM at 3:00PM and return them to HFS at 6:00PM. Pickup may occur at DCFM at 5:30PM or at HFS at 6:00PM.
  31. Friday, June 5: Last day of School (Schedule to be announced)
  32. Friday, June 5: Monthly Movies in Broad Creek Classroom (3:00-5:00PM). Parent volunteer Leslie Kline will provide a movie and popcorn for students wishing to participate. Movie titles and ratings will be emailed the Tuesday prior to viewing.
  33. Saturday, June 6: Alumni/Graduate Breakfast (8:00-9:00AM at DCFM); Class of 2013 Commencement (10:00AM-12:00PM at DCFM)
  34. Friday, June 12: Year-End Reports mailed to students.
  35. Friday, June 19: Student Summer Work Mailing
  36. Friday, August 28: 2009-2010 Admissions Referral Enrollment deadline