Monday, February 25, 2013
The Friends Enrichment program once again hosted a pottery workshop for underserved Moorestown children.
Twenty-nine children recently attended a pottery workshop at Moorestown Friends School (MFS) where, under the leadership of ceramic artist and MFS art teacher David Gamber, the participants learned basic pottery techniques and made bowls, which they painted and decorated. To create unique designs, they used simple tools, such as printing blocks and their own fingers. The objective was to make one-of-a-kind bowls, each bowl bearing the initials of its maker. The workshop is a special annual project of the Friends Enrichment Program (FEP) for underserved, financially disadvantaged Moorestown children. Among the participants were 22 children active in FEP and seven from Moorestown Friends School and Moorestown Friends Meeting. No one was …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
With subjects ranging from Chinese to Lego robotics to video and audio production, there's sure to be something for your young scholar at Moorestown Friends School.
Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will host a Summer Scholars program for all ages this year, with subjects including robotics, video and audio production, architecture and Chinese. The program is for students entering prekindergarten (4 years old and up) through 10th grade. Summer Scholars programs will be held from July 8-26, and all will be led by MFS teachers. Summer Scholars students do not need to be enrolled at Moorestown Friends School. The program is open to the general public. “We’re very excited to provide these summer offerings at Moorestown Friends School as another summer option for the Moorestown community and beyond,” said MFS Summer Scholars Director Kathryn Park Cook. “Our teachers have designed some very innovative, …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Friends School seeks to extend its Consumer Bowl winning streak to three at the annual competition this week.
Two-time champ Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will defend its Burlington County Consumer Bowl title this week when the competition kicks off Tuesday. If it succeeds, MFS would become only the second team in the 14-year history of the competition to win three consecutive championships. Pemberton won in six of the first seven years, and five in a row from 2002-2006. The other teams scheduled to compete are: Burlington County Alternative School, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cherokee, Cinnaminson, Lenape, Palmyra, Pemberton, Rancocas Valley, Seneca and Shawnee. Rancocas Valley will be participating for the first time. Three winners from the first and second rounds will compete at approximately noon for the county championship. The …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Camps for students of all ages and interests will be represented at the fair next month.
Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will host its 21st annual Camp Fair from 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the school’s Field House. This is the largest Camp Fair in South Jersey, featuring dozens of camps. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The Camp Fair is sponsored by the MFS Parent Council. There will be face painting and other entertainment for children, and refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase. A wide variety of summer camps will be represented, including day and residential camps for young people in preschool through high school. There will be camps from the South Jersey/Philadelphia region, as well as camps based in New York, North Carolina, Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont, Florida and Maine…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Moorestonians have plenty of ways they can serve over the long weekend. Did we miss one? Let us know.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rob Scott
Sunday, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.” If you’re anybody in Moorestown, you have a few ways to serve over the long weekend, stretching into the late civil rights leader’s birthday holiday on Monday. Here’s how you can give back: For the fourth year in a row, the Moorestown Ministerium will sponsor a service project at Trinity Episcopal Church, in which children put together “birthday boxes” for Catholic Charities, a nonprofit social services organization. The boxes contain festive items like cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins and small gifts—provided by the children—and are distributed by Catholic Charities to its less fortunate clients for birthday celebrations (be it theirs or a …
Monday, January 14, 2013
For the 13th year in a row, students, faculty and parents at Moorestown Friends School will perform community service work in observance of the holiday.
Moorestown Friends School (MFS) students, faculty and parents will perform community service work together in observance of the national Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 21. There is no school that day, but the school community comes together to celebrate Dr. King through service. Volunteers of all ages will gather at 10 a.m. at the school and assemble in the Moorestown Friends Meeting House for a Quaker Meeting for Worship in honor of Dr. King. Following the meeting, keynote speaker and MFS Upper School Director Justin Brandon will provide keynote remarks that will mix his personal experiences and reflections with thoughts about the legacy of Dr. King. Following his remarks, the students will begin service activities …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The property is currently being renovated by the future tenant, Mount Laurel-based InterArch.
UPDATE: Moorestown Friends School (MFS) spokesman Mike Schlotterbeck said the school met with several potential suitors, representing a wide variety of businesses, for the Little Acme property. InterArch, an architecture and interior design firm based in Mount Laurel, will occupy a portion of the building and sublease the remaining unoccupied space. Schlotterbeck said he didn't have any information about how many or what types of businesses InterArch would sublease to: "It's essentially going to be their building." He said InterArch was chosen, in part, because of its commitment to and vision for renovating the approximately 15,000-square-foot vacant property. "The design of the building was important in the decision to move forward with …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Moorestown Friends School's production of the Broadway classic officially premieres Friday—but if you're lucky, you can catch a free preview tonight.
Among the canon of high school musicals, Gypsy stands out. Though it’s considered a Broadway classic, “at this level, it’s fairly uncommon,” said Mark Gornto, director and Upper School drama teacher at Moorestown Friends School, where the show will premiere this weekend. The cast and the crew of the show have been working diligently the past month and a half—particularly after losing several days of rehearsal to Hurricane Sandy—to get ready for the show, which Gornto said is especially dance-heavy compared with past shows. But that hasn’t stopped the students from giving it their all. “Student actors are very adaptable,” he said. “They understand that what we do here, in educational theater, is very much about the process and about …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Deputy Mayor Greg Gallo announced that a new business would soon be opening in the long-vacant space. (No, it's not Trader Joe's.)
- Rob Scott
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
After roughly six years sitting empty on Chester Avenue, the “Little Acme” will soon have a new tenant. Deputy Mayor Greg Gallo announced Monday night that an architectural firm owned by Shirley Hill, wife of former Commerce Bank CEO Vernon Hill, will be taking up a third of the former supermarket space. Gallo didn’t have many specifics, but said he expects the business—which is renting the space from Moorestown Friends School—to open its doors in the very near future. The firm is in the midst of asbestos remediation, and will soon undertake some interior and exterior renovations. “I think it’s going to be quick. I’ve seen them out there,” he said. Gallo said the name of the business was “InterArch,” but was not sure of the spelling. An …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Upload photos of your kids (or other people's kids) from the first day of school.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Rob Scott
Sunday, September 9, 2012
It happens every year, to the delight of parents and the horror of children everywhere: the first day of school. Thursday marked the first day back for students in the Moorestown School District and Moorestown Friends School. Students at Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) started their school year Wednesday. So we're asking parents, family and friends: Upload your first day of school photos here complete with a caption of the student's name, age and grade. We'll feature a new photo on the front page of Moorestown Patch every hour (as long as you keep sending us pictures). Can't figure out how to upload them here? Email photos to email@example.com. Click here to see a list of important dates in the Moorestown School District and Friends …