Princeton Friends School
Spring Fling 2020
This year our Fling efforts will focus on STEWARDSHIP and SUSTAINABILITY, helping our students become more engaged citizens for a better world.
April 25, 2020 ~ 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Johnson Education Center
D & R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place, off of Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
The Princeton-Blairstown Center
Please support our shared commitment to promote sustainability and stewardship of the earth by donating through our Fling to the Princeton-Blairstown Center
2019-20 Central Study Theme: Movements
For 33 years, PFS has focused each year's curriculum around a theme relating to global and human issues. This year, PFS students are learning about the different meanings of "Movements," which can range from physical movement to social campaigns.
The 2020 Fling is focusing on PFS' core value of STEWARDSHIP, as manifested in SUSTAINABILITY movements. In so doing, we are modeling active citizenship for our children as we work to raise funds for sustainability initiatives, both at PFS and in our community.
For more than 110 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center has provided adventure-based, experiential education to vulnerable youth. One of PBC's key values is SUSTAINABILITY, rooted in the belief that connecting deeply with others and the natural environment promotes a deeper sense of responsibility to oneself, one’s community, and the spaces all of us occupy.
Toward this end, the Center offers Environmental Education Programs, in which students have an opportunity to explore 264 pristine acres that include a range of distinctive ecosystems and natural elements. This outdoor laboratory makes the Center's S.T.E.A.M. programs unique among social-emotional learning providers, with hands-on opportunities to learn more about local ecology through the multitude of outdoor venues on Campus.
The Need for Stewardship
“Today, humanity needs your service more than ever. Of the challenges facing our world, today, none are more urgent or all-encompassing than those pertaining to the environment. We confront intersecting crises relating to climate, water, food and biodiversity. The signs are all around us this year. Fires in the Amazon and Indonesia. Floods in the midwest, a Category 5 hurricane in the Bahamas, and a summer that saw the hottest month ever recorded. Sea levels are rising, threatening islands and coastal regions, while billions of people lack access to safe drinking water. Agriculture is facing declining yields worldwide, even as a growing population will depend on increasing food production in the years to come. And changing weather patterns, combined with the loss of habitat, now threaten as many as 1 million species with extinction.”
Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, President of Princeton University,
Opening Remarks at Princeton Environmental Institute Forum, 10/24 - 10/25/19
D&R Land Trust
One Preservation Place
D&R Land Trust is located less than ten minutes from PFS - see map below. If using the address One Preservation Place, it will take you to the main entrance with a small parking lot, which is reserved for those with limited mobility. A large lot is located at the Greenway Meadows Park, just west of the D&R entrance on Rosedale Rd, across from General Johnson Rd, just a short walk away. The facility is between the parking lots and entrance is from either side - see image below, right
PFS ignites a lifelong love of learning, sense of responsibility in the world, and respect for all. Beyond this, we celebrate each student's personal journey of discovery, encouraging students to listen to their inner lives in order to develop and express their unique voices, learning to let their lives speak.
THANK YOU TO LAST YEAR'S GENEROUS LEADERS & SPONSORS!
Small World Coffee
Albin Family Foundation
The Albin Family Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) foundation based in Princeton, NJ
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
Connect One Bank
Become a Sponsor
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2019 DONORS &
The PFS Parents Association would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who supported last year's Spring Fling by making a donation to our event.
Alliance Dermatology AssociatesNestor Arroyo
Barnes & Noble Bookstores
Blind Spot Training
Cherry Grove Organic Farm
Emily's Cafe & Catering
Grandparents of Nathaniel and Hudson Ferenchak
JM Group Dining
Lawrenceville Swim Association
Leaping Dog Studios
Liberty Lake Day Camp
Madison Square Garden Company
Nassau Swim Club
Nassau Tennis Club
Pegasus Theater Company
Princeton Martial Arts Center
Parents of Kailani Nallbani
Parents of Mariana and Michael Lee
Parents of Maia and Ona Fox
Parents of Nathaniel and Hudson Ferenchak
Frances and James Pasch
Mayra and Glenn Pasch
River Horse Brewery
Schrader Plastic Surgery
Thompson Wine Consultant
Turning Point Princeton
RBC Wealth Management
Historic Building Architects
Leaping Dog Art Studios
Urology Care Alliance
Photos & Videos from Our Everyday. See also our Instagram feed.
From the day I joined this community, I have been exposed to many different ideas that many people do not learn about until much later... I have learned about the power of singing. I have learned about the power of silence. And I have learned what it means to be a part of a community.
All along I thought Hogwarts was where all the magic was, that the spells and enchantments were what I was missing out on. Now I realize the magic is here. A different type of magic, one that is changing students’ lives every day. It’s not the school, it’s the people it produces.
"Remember the seed in the little paper cup, first the roots grow down and then the plant grows up.” For years I have sung the song “ Kindergarten Wall" at PFS and I have always wandered about the relevance of that last line. But now I know what it means. That song isn’t about plants. That song is about each of us.
In a lot of ways my PFS experience has been a voyage, where I have faced storms and sheltered in safe harbors, explored new things and made progress. I spent most of my life within these walls, with these people, learning all sorts of different lessons, from kindness to geometry.
One of the many gifts I have received here at PFS is discovering who I am. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. My journey will always be a piece of who I am. . . My teachers have always led me to be be the best version of myself I could be.
Knowing who you are is one of the gifts you will receive here at PFS.