First Day School News

Virtual Variety Show

Friday June 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Based on the Theme of Community

Sing, Play a song, show photos, introduce us to your pets or favorite stuffed animals, tell a story. Let’s join together for a time of fun! Family-Friendly Event

For Zoom link click here or call 646 558 8656 and enter in the Meeting ID 843 0035 9529 and password 648637

Sign Up here to perform/share.

Resources to Share Among the FMC Community

Out of the Parents’ Meeting there was a desire to share resources that have been helpful for parents in the community. Here is a Google Document to share resources:

New England Yearly Meeting has a Weekly Parents Tea-and-Chat,
Thursdays at 8 p.m through May 21st

Join Youth Retreat Coordinator Gretchen Baker-Smith and Quaker Parenting Initiative founder Harriet Heath for weekly drop-in conversations about parenting in these times. More information here.

Senior Forum Sunday, May 31, at 1:30 pm

Come hear from our wonderful graduating high school seniors as they reflect on their experiences in our meeting, look forward and answer our questions.

To participate online, click here. To participate by phone call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 783 475 1861

Virtual Community Game Night Sunday, May 31, at 6:30 pm

We will play games virtually this time! All in the meeting community are welcome to join!

Join Zoom Meeting

Virtual FMC Community Variety Show

Friday June 12th at 6 PM

More information Coming Next Week

Other Activities:

Beth Fuller and I will lead a crafting afternoon on Wednesday, May 27th, at 4pm.

Laughter Yoga with Amy Tighe Monday May 18th 9:15-9:45 am, Wednesday 20th 10:15-10:45 am, and Friday 22nd 9:15-9:45 am.

All of these events will be held on the Meeting’s Open Zoom account.

To see the whole Open Zoom schedule, visit here.

Let me know if you have any ideas for other activities.


  1. Stories from Tomorrow is inviting children K-8 to write a story for the chance to have it read on Instagram by a well-known professional performer, athlete or media personality! LJ’s sister is helping to organize this collaboration. Stories can be in any form (poem, journal entry, song, story, etc…) and can be between 5 and 500 words. They can be emailed to See the attached image for more information.
  2. Here is a resource created by our own Christa Redner (nee Frintner) with links to different local, national efforts surrounding COVID-19, resources to deal with stress, mental health and how to stay connected, and more! Here is the link.
  3. I found this great Google Doc with list of free online games to play with others
  4. An opportunity for young people of all ages to share their experiences of this time of quarantine, in a NEW magazine created by and for young people.
  5. A great Facebook group for Quaker Religious Education resources for this time
  6. Lastly here is a fun video about virtual Meeting for Worship aimed for kids

I have been reaching out to a lot of our families and I will continue to do so, but if I can be of any assistance, please let me know! I am happy to just listen!

Thinking of you all!


Greg Woods Greg Woods, Youth Ministries & Education Coordinator or 413-251-6512