First Fridays

Moonstone's First Friday Art Shows are monthly events that display various work by Moonstone students. Every event is open to current, alumni, extended, and interested families, as well as community members. First Fridays run monthly from October through June. There are no First Fridays during July, August, & September. Join us each First Friday at Moonstone Preschool from 6 - 7:30pm as we take a look at what we have made throughout the month!

Children attending the event are the responsibility of their parent/guardian.


Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

We're happy to announce that Moonstone's 7th Annual Dinner and Auction will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 7pm-10pm at Percy St. BBQ!

To a avoid hosting multiple small fundraisers, the preschool decided to combine everyone's efforts into one bid annual event!  The Moonstone Family Association (MFA) teamed up the school's administrations and board to create the Moonstone Preschool Annual Dinner & Auction.  The event has successfully raised funds of the preschool since 2010.  Overall the fundraiser has developed many parts....

Take The Staff to Dinner

This an opportunity for participants to help the Moonstone teachers attend the event for little to no cost.  contributions are collected at the reception desk of the school.  A thermometer display shows how much money is raised until the dinner event.


We lean on our community at large to solicit auction items, ads for the auction brochure, and sponsorships.  Our goal is to collect between 200-250 items to auction off.  Some families or business' prefer to sponsor our annual event through cash donations.  (All donations are tax deductible)    Donate Now!

In addition to donations, we also solicit ads for our auction booklet.  Ads consist of business & school advertisements and personal/family acknowledgements.  They range in size from business cards to full pages.    Purchase an Ad Now!

If every family contributes 2 donations and 1 ad, we would reach our goal!

Online Auction

Our online auction is hosted through Bidding for Good, who provides an online platform for non-profits to create and organize accessible fundraising events.  This is a great way to get distant relatives and friends to support our cause!

Dinner & Auction Event

The dinner and live auction is held every April and hosted in a new venue every two years.  Usually running for three hours, the event is divided into the silent auction and live auction.  We have an amazing auctioneer and the evening is quite special! Tickets are on sale now and are $100 per person. Check out photos from the 2015 Dinner and Auction!

Join the Auction Committee

This event would not be possible without the help of of our fundraising committee.  This committee is open to all parents and board members.  Various levels of commitment are welcome.


Tile Fundraiser

Get your hands up!  Donate $100 to Moonstone Preschool and have your child's hand-print permanently installed in the school!  We have collaborated with the  Expressive Hand, who donates all the ceramic tiles and supplies.  Please speak with administration for more details.

Tile Fundraising

United Way

Moonstone, as a 501(c)(3) organization, has just registered with United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania Donor Choice Program!! We're encouraging parents whose employers are participating in the United Way donation drive to designate their gift to Moonstone Preschool to support our programs, building, and scholarships. Our donor choice number is 48916.

Thank you for your continued support!

Donate online through PayPal.

Community Partnerships

Building Project of 2009

In 2009, Moonstone Preschool moved to its current location on South 11th St.  The Moonstone Building and Expansion Project was made possible through the generous support of:
Project Managers:
Jenny Greenberg, John Stone, Suzanne Stone
Donated Art Installations:
John Stone, Kim Kamens, Daphne Hawkins Parker, Anne Harrison, Rodney Camarce, David Salama, Debra Caiola
Individual Contributions:
Thank you to all the parents and extended families who have contributed to Moonstone!  We greatly appreciate all of the support!

Community Impact

In 2008 Moonstone Preschool completed a major expansion and relocation project, which included a $500,000 rehabilitation of a new space at 750 S. 11th Street. Due to its strong program and reputation, Moonstone’s unique arts-based educational model has made it a magnet in the Bella Vista neighborhood. Moonstone truly serves as an anchor in this community and as a community unto itself for families with young children. As the City of Philadelphia seeks to attract and retain families, assets like Moonstone are critical to achieving that goal.

Save the Date...

  • Tuesday, September 5- Beginning of the new school year.  Groups change
  • Monday, October 9- Closed for teacher in-service
  • Thursday, October 19- Enrollment Open House from 6:30-7:30
  • Friday, October 20- Whole school Pumpkin Picking trip, Moonstone closes at 2pm

United Way #48916



18 months to 5 years old

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

750 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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