Posts By: JoAnn Groh

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next week the 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school. … Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms were sent home with students.  … Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next weekthe 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school.  The… Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

PFFS Annual Sleepover

PFFS Annual Sleepover — Next Friday will be our PFFS Annual Sleepover.  A letter/permission form was sent home with students last week (sleepover_letter_permission2014)  and these were to be signed and returned to the main office by end-of-day today to guarantee participation. We are extending that due date to end-of-day Monday 2/10.  Parents/guardians will check-in their young person to… Read more »

Spanish Immersion Day

We started a new tradition at PFFS today 2/7 to highlight the joy of learning Spanish.  All advisories rotated through six Spanish games and points were taken off for lapses into English.  Felicidades a Seth’s advisory – winners of the Nachos Fiesta!  Thanks to the Spanish team for arranging a great day! 

8th Grade Showcase

On Wednesday 2/5 our 8th graders had a double header first participating in a Science Fair to highlight their experiments followed by a dramatic reading of The Crucible.    The science experiments covered a range of topics including genetics to volcanos to product analysis.  All 8th graders are in the process of writing a character… Read more »

Supporting Learning At Home

I spent my Winter Break not so much thinking about school, but instead thinking about raising kids, which comes from spending time with 2 grown up kids, 2 teenagers (one in college and one in high school), a toddler and a 2 newborns. Specifically, I’ve been reflecting on what were the things we have done… Read more »

The Thing About Grades

It’s that time of year – grades are due.  As we scramble to get our grading done, I thought it would be a good time to tackle this issue which really has so many dimensions to it that you could write a book about it, and in fact some people have – here are some… Read more »