Newtown Friends School
Intergenerational Programs with Pennswood Village
If you are interested in visiting in a classroom on a regular weekly basis consider becoming a Pennswood pal. Pennswood pals are residents who are matched with a classroom teacher of a specific grade or a special subject area (art, music, science, library, and Spanish) to assist with activities planned by the teacher. Examples of activities our Pennswood pals assist with include: learning centers, reading stories, sharing personal stories and memoirs, helping students edit their writing, listening to students read aloud, and helping to check out and shelve books in the library. Pennswood pals are also invited to special events within the classroom and the school community. Over time, our Pennswood pals develop close relationships with both teachers and students. They have become treasured friends and a valuable resource, enriching our students' academic experiences. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please contact Sally Marrington at 215-504-1129.
Betty Eisenberg leading a math center in Kindergarten.
George Kurz shares his memoirs with Fifth Graders.
Marty Scheirer reading to First Graders.
Friday Friends: 6th Grade Community Outreach
Throughout the school year, Sixth Graders come to Pennswood Village to participate in a variety of programs to foster intergenerational relationships and community outreach. These activities occur on Fridays and are posted in the Pennswood weekly bulletin. Examples of activities include: Wii Tournament, Croquet and Bocce, Holiday Sing-a-Long, Zumba and Yoga, Tech Tutoring, and weeding the community gardens. You are welcome to join us for any Friday Friends activity that interests you. If you have a special talent or interest you'd like to share in a Friday Friends Activity please contact Sally Marrington. We are always looking for new ideas!
On the second Wednesday of each month, a small group of Fifth Graders accompany me to Pennswood for lunch and conversation with Pennswood residents. You are welcome to join us in the resident conference room near the lobby between 11:40 and 12:20 on these dates: November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, and May 14.
Please bring your lunch and meet some new 5th grade friends.
We look forward to seeing you!
Newtown Friends Students in PreK through 5th grade parade to Pennswood in their costumes!