Happy Halloween Friends Families,

This past week’s wet weather has added to the feeling of fall in the air making this weekend’s Halloween celebrations even more apropos. Growing up, my Halloween costumes always leaned toward the superheroes from Saturday morning’s Super Friends cartoons and the ones on my ultra cool metal lunchbox with handy dandy thermos (now $84.99 on eBay=).

Surprisingly, the more things change, the more they stay the same. After visiting Tanya Hall’s PreK classroom Halloween celebration today, I saw Spiderman, Capt. America, Iron Man, and Hulk. Of course, they were joined by Woody, multiple princesses, a Lady Bug, and a host of other fun costumed characters. I am sure at Sunday evening’s BooFest and Monday’s Halloween Parade and Table-or-Treat, we will see a wide variety of wonderful costumes, and I wouldn’t be surprised if even more superheroes show up.

Whether it’s Superman’s, “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow,” or Spiderman’s, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Or, Black Panther’s, “Wakanda forever!” these mottos, creeds, and catchphrases are all represented in the Friends Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. I bet you never would have imagined, that Marvel and DC Comics and the superhero institutions they created are rooted in Quaker values (#mindblown)!

In the 1970’s I couldn’t wait to get up every Saturday morning and watch Super Friends. Today, I don’t have to wait to see super Friends. Each day, VBFS students of all ages are living out the values we want our heroes, super or not, to live by. For Friends School parents, well done in picking a school with a value system rooted in making the world a better place each and every day and creating tomorrow’s superheroes!

Happy Halloween,

Mike

Head of School

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DATES

Sunday, October 30: BOOFEST, 5PM-8PM, GET TICKETS HERE!

Monday, October 31: Table or Treat, Halloween Parade

Tuesday, November 1: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 4: Java Surf Coffee Meet Up, 8:15AM

November 7-November 10: SPIRIT WEEK

November 7-November 16: Scholastic Book Fair, FLYER ATTACHED

Wednesday, November 9: Chipotle Fundraiser, 4PM-8PM

Friday, November 11: No School, Veteran’s Day

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BOOFEST

Tickets Sold: 173

$15,670 RAISED (so far)!!!

Be sure to join us this Sunday, October 30 from 5PM-8PM for one of the best Friends School events of the year. We have an awesome event planned with Fall festival fun for the entire family!

GET TICKETS HERE! https://go.rallyup.com/boofest

* Please be sure to park at the Donna Drive entrance to the school or at the neighboring Lutheran Church. The entrance to the school from Laskin Road will be closed off.*

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COFFEE MEET UP

One of the perks of being a Friends School family is being part of an amazing community! Join us at Java Surf Cafe on Friday, November 4 after morning drop off for a Friends School parent meet and greet!

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SPIRIT WEEK

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