The following FSS items will be offered at the auction event on March 17th at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Bidding opens at 7.p.m. Many other items will be available at the event and online (March 6-16) as well, expect a preview soon.
FSS SPECIFIC ITEMS
Throw a Pool Party at FSS for 20 swimmers
Sometimes the best birthday Parties are right here at school. The package includes Free Swim for 1.5 hours with two certified lifeguards and use of the Dining Hall for 1.5 hours.(If you would like to have more swimmers you will be charged for an additional lifeguard per 10 students.)
5 Days of Free Parking in the FSS Parking Lot
You pick the days, we’ll clear the spot.
Drive through the car line and right into the head of school parking spot. It's yours for the day (7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.). Choose five days of parking during the month of May 2016. To be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. If you don't need five days give one or two to your favorite teacher.
One Day of Fun Week
Fun week schedule is not out yet, but it will be soon. It’s guaranteed that you'll want to try all of the activities and field trips the back desk has in store for you! Winning bidder will take their pick, and enjoy one complimentary day of Fun Week.
Plan FSS Lunch Menu for a Week
Ravioli on Monday? Roasted Chicken on Friday? Five days of school means five favorite lunches to choose! One lucky student will meet with Evan Jacobsen, FSS Dining Hall Manager, to plan the lunch menu for a whole school week in May.
LS ADMINISTRATORS & SPECIALISTS
Parkway Renaissance with LS Leadership Dave Younkin and Amy Segel
The Parkway is the perfect place for a Renaissance-like adventure with teacher Dave and Teacher Amy. Your child and three others will join our lower school leaders in a lovely mix of activities that will awaken their creativity and perhaps uncover a new passion. As we explore the Parkway, we will draw, paint, write, read Parkway poems, stop for a treat, and even recite poetry! 2 1/2 hours after school or on a Saturday morning. To occur by the end of May.
Bookstore Browsing with LS Learning Specialist Angela Marks
What could be nicer on a spring day than an after-school stroll to the Rittenhouse Square Barnes & Noble? Once there, Tr. Angela and your child can browse the shelves, comparing old favorite books and discovering exciting new stories. Your child gets to select one special book to bring home (and of course he or she will want to preview it over a treat in the cafe before the afternoon ends!)
Gourd Painting with LS Mandarin Teacher Faye Wei
Your child and a friend will join Tr. Faye in her classroom after school for a special option, Gourd Painting! Learn about this unique Chinese art form while making a fantastic keepsake to bring home! (Activity limited to 3rd and 4th graders.)
Chilean Brunch in Rittenhouse with LS Spanish Teacher Francoise Thenoux
Que plan mas Fabuloso! One second, third or fourth-grade student (and a friend) can enjoy a late brunch of deliciosas Empanadas, mates and alfajores with Tr. Francoise at Jezabel's Argentinian café in Rittenhouse Can you say fiesta brunch?
Personalized Storytime Recording by LS Art Teacher Dan Deslaurier
Tr. Dan, our resident voiceover artist extraordinaire, gives your child's favorite storybook the star treatment, with a special introduction for your child! An MP3 or audio DVD of a treasured book is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Guess How Much I Love You? A Bad Case of Stripes? Harold and the Purple Crayon? What will your child choose?
Spring Bird Walk and Nature Ramble with LS Science Teacher Bob McCarthy
During the month of May, many species of migratory songbirds either pass through, or return to, our area from their winter residences in the south (some birds travel to our area from as far away as South America!). The Andorra Natural Area in Fairmount Park is an ideal location to observe this seasonal migration, especially when lower school science teacher, Tr. Bob, is your bird/nature guide! Participants: Up to 3 individuals, kindergarten to adult. This hike MUST be scheduled for either Saturday morning 5/6 or 5/13, or Sunday morning 5/7.
Friends Select underbelly tour with Tr. Ted and Patti Harnwell
What's behind the secret door in the basement? Where is the school's tractor?
Wait a minute - the school has a tractor? Yes! And there are SECRET things behind those doors. Bid on a tour with Tr. Patti and Ted as they take your children exploring the nether regions of the school. After opening all of those doors and seeing what is inside, Ted and Patti will take your child for a ride on the tractor! This is a must have for any FSS child and up to 3 friends.
Private Chess Lesson with Tr. Ross Colby
One hour private chess lesson with FSS champion Chess Teacher Ross Colby!
Choose Your own Adventure with the PK Team
Teachers Kellie Lucien Erinn and Lindsey will head out and about with 4 students. Mini Golf, Ice Cream, Bowling, Zoo, the location is up to the winner!
Out and About with Kindergarten Teachers Katie Morris and Stefanie Adams
You and a friend will share an afternoon with Trs. Katie and Stefanie. Walk to ice cream in Rittenhouse, travel to chinatown for dumplings, seek out the Cherry street playground. Plan an adventure with Katie and Stefanie and enjoy!
AM Animals with First Grade’s Anne Thomforde-Thomas
Your child will join Tr. Anne before school (7:30 - 8 on a Thursday) to spend one-on-one time with her room's esteemed residents: Iggy the iguana, Corny the cornsnake, Oreo and Violette the guinea pigs, with a surprise one day visit from Tederina (6 pounds) and Skipperdee (fifty pounds) the sulcata tortoises. Learn the animals’ personalities, habits, and possibly their favorite breakfast items!
Afternoon desert in Chinatown with First Grade Teacher Sarah Lee
Choose a day after school for you and a friend to walk to Chinatown with Tr. Sara. You will go at Ice Land Philly for a treat!!
Make A Book Returns!!- Create an original work of literature and art with Tr. Sara D. & Tr. Frankie
Work with teachers Tr. Sara D. & Tr. Frankie to brainstorm outline and write a book complete with illustrations.
Winning bidder will receive one printed hardbound copy of the book. Other copies of the book will be distributed to Tr. Sara and Tr. Frankie and the Lower School's Wallace Library.
Chocolate Galore! An Outing for Four Children with Second Grade Teachers Debby Rickards and Nathan
Eat your heart out Willy Wonka! Who needs a golden ticket when your child and three friends can join Tr. Debby and Tr. Nathan on an after-school outing to Max Brenner’s for a chocolate extravaganza!
Afternoon of Ice Cream with Second Grade Teachers Jessica Brister and Emilia Gatti
Trs. Jessica and Emilia will treat your child and a friend to an after-school adventure in town complete with ice cream.
Bend It Like (Tr.) Barry! Soccer Clinic for Five Students with Third Grade Teacher Barry Lynch
An opportunity for your child to improve his or her soccer skills, plus an afternoon playing on the FSS roof? GOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!! One lucky child and four friends will get a kick out of a session of soccer drills and games with Tr. Barry, who coaches the MS girls’ soccer team!
Lions Tigers and Third Grade Teachers Oh My!: Philadelphia Zoo Experience with Liz Moyer, Barry Lynch and Craig Bierman
Your child and three friends get to spend the day exploring the Philadelphia Zoo with the fantastic third-grade team of Tr. Liz, Tr. Barry and Tr. Craig. See what animals are traveling on the Treetop Trail; find out who’s slithering around the reptile house; hear the roar of the big cats! It’s all right here at the nation’s first zoo!
World Famous Baking Experience with Third Grade Teacher Liz Moyer
This perennial auction favorite goes fast, so don’t hesitate! Tr. Liz will arrive at your house like Mary Poppins and whip up something delicious with your son or daughter and their guest. If you’re lucky, they’ll save you a piece!
SECOND AND FOURTH GRADE (ADULTS ONLY)
Dinner with Trs John, Debby and FSS Foodie Celebrity Ed Reinwrott Class of ‘37
Do Philadelphia's elite chefs and culinary experts leave you starstruck? Have you dreamt of shaking hands with the brains behind some of the city's most sought after dishes? Here's your chance!
Join Tr. John and Debby and their friend and Friends Select alumnus Edgar Weinrott '37 at one of Philly's fine dining establishments. Ed is a seasoned gourmand who has eaten at some of the most exclusive restaurants in the world, from highly-rates sushi spots on Japan's side streets to Michelin-star awarded bistros in France.
Includes dinner for you and one guest at one of Ed's local "A-list" restaurants and a meet and greet with the chef. The famous "A-list" includes: Laurel / Fond / Bibou / Cherie/ August / Sagami / R2L...and more!
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