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Weekly Newsletter #14

Published on Friday, November 19th

Behind the scenes 📷Maria and Kysiir are planning our “Friendsgiving” celebration on Tuesday (more details below!)

Q1 Student Reflections

As we close out the first quarter, Henry and Justine are meeting with all Revolution students individually to touch base on their school experience so far this year. The conversations this week have been robust, candid, and quite illuminating! This is a practice we will continue throughout the year to thoughtfully build culture and elevate student voice. As a team, we will explore the themes that have emerged from these reflections and work to incorporate ideas into practice!

Friendsgiving is Next Tuesday!

On Tuesday, November 23rd, students and staffulty will gather for a Friendsgiving lunch. The main dishes will be supplied by the school and staffulty and students are invited to bring in a favorite side dish and/or dessert to share with the community. We will prepare something special for our remote students and wish all Revolution families a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bring in Water Bottles

Help us reduce waste! Please encourage students to bring in a reusable water bottle (labeled with their name) for drinking water throughout the day. We have a filtered water dispenser for refills.

Mark Your Calendar

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, November 29 for a staffulty professional development day. We’ll look forward to welcoming students back after the Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, November 30.

In Voices in Language and Literature, we are discussing the intersection of music and poetry, and how exploring both can amplify important messages to the world. Last week, along with journalist, Michael Butler and our own music lover, Henry Fairfax, we examined students’ music as poems, and found important messages about our culture. This week, we learned about the current event issue of the NFL’s playing of both the National Anthem and Lift Up Your Voice and Sing. We explored the history and contents of each song, and then shared an open dialogue about the NFL’s social justice message, led by sports journalist, Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer. We all shared many opinions, but I think we can agree that music plays an important part of our nation’s storytelling and culture.

11th & 12 graders visited the Friends Center to learn about Quakerism which will tie into both “The Invention Of Wings” which they are reading in US Literature and an upcoming unit in US History. They also saw the building’s green renovations and storm water retention and recycling which connect to last week’s visit to the Water Treatment Plant.

9th & 10th graders had lunch at the Franklin Institute Eatery. Immediately afterwards they headed to the heart exhibit and watched a live dissection of a cow eye, which only some of the students could stomach with their full bellies! Then we caught a show at the planetarium which explored some myths about the stars and explained the origin of the zodiac! We wrapped up the day with some physics & made our way through the brain exhibit. The trip was a wonderful way to wrap up our anatomy unit in STEM In the Project Lane and give a preview of our next unit, astronomy.
– Sadie

Enjoying the fresh air of fall!

Celebrating the arrival of Simon’s first college acceptance letter with doughnuts for all!

School Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26

School Closed – Professional Development Day
Monday, November 29

December Parent Hour
Monday, December 6, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,
Join the ZOOM Room:
Meeting ID: 819 4099 4911 Passcode: 967526

School Closed Winter Break
Monday, December 20 – Friday, December 31

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