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Windows Into the World of Waldorf Open House Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 1pm
Current parents!! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Waldorf education and what your kids do each and every day, join us at our Windows Into the World Open House! You will have opportunities to experience 30-minute classes in a variety of grades like math for 4th grade, science for 7th, nursery, reading in 1st grade and even Cyber Civics! You can read all about Waldorf education, but this is your chance to experience it!
Cultural Appreciation Community Potluck Friday, October 12
The Diversity Committee, WCA, Faculty and Staff invite all families to join us, Friday, October 12, from 2:45 to 4 pm, for our second annual cultural appreciation potluck. We’ll be celebrating our diverse community by inviting all families to bring a dish that represents your culture, heritage or country.
Please let us know what dish you will be able to share by October 8.
Sign up today and let us know what you will bring and what country, state or region your dish represents.
Please prepare at 15-20 servings and bring serving utensil.
Cutlery and plates will be available. Feel free to bring your own.
Substitute Teacher Training October 30, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Want to be a substitute teacher?
We warmly invite you to participate in the upcoming Substitute Teacher Training. The purpose of this training is to assist you in the knowing and following of school procedures and practices, share helpful hints and tricks around classroom management and developmental stages, as well as the flow of the lesson and expectations for substitutes.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Coleen Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enchanted Fair is Dec. 8 Save the Date and Join us this Thursday!
The Enchanted Fair planning group is conducting an informational meeting this Thursday, Sept. 20. Please join us to learn about how this year’s fair will be different, get your questions answered, and share your ideas. All are welcome and anyone can join the committee. The group meets every Thursday morning after drop off. The more the merrier!
New Parent Orientation Friday, September 21, 8:15 to 9:00 am
New parents! Join Executive Director, Caroline Horner, Faculty Administrator, Dianne McGaunn, Operations Manager, Anita Haller O’Neil, Admissions and Marketing Director, Larissa Mills and WCA Chair, Linda Wrinn to learn all about how to navigate your first year, who to contact when, ways to connect with us and ways to get involved in the community! Don’t miss it.
Early Childhood Playdate and Puppetry Saturday, October 27, 9:30 to 11 am
Save the Date for a fun family day of autumn play and puppet show. Meet with the Early Childhood teachers. Play in the Nursery and Kindergarten classrooms and outdoor play spaces. This event is free and open to the public. Invite friends to join you.
Parent Handwork Wednesdays, 8 to 10 am
Join us Wednesday mornings, 8am to 10 am, in the handwork classroom in its new location on the Second Floor. Parents and young children are welcome; no experience or supplies necessary. We will start the year learning about mending and open to trying new projects. Bring your ideas or your own project in progress, a cup of coffee and meet other parents and community members. Questions? Please contact Heather Collis Puro, Handwork Teacher.
Waldorf Community Association Update
Getting back into the swing.
It’s that time again. We have all been working to get back into the school year rhythms as we embark on this next academic year. Earlier bedtimes, morning lunch making, and carpools are again part of our routines. Welcome back!
As the new chairperson that guides the WCA events, the task before me is to enliven and nurture a healthy social culture among faculty, staff and families, to provide a channel through which the parent body can express our unique needs and interests and to present educational topics throughout the year that harness those interests.
Handwork Sessions to Get Ready for the Topsfield Fair!
Each year, our students in grades five and above enter work in the Topsfield Fair. A few students have a bit of work to do in order to have their entries ready for the deadline of September 16, which is the day our projects need to be delivered by Mrs. Collis Puro for judging. If you are interested in entering last year’s handwork project and need a little extra time to work on it, times are available here to work with classmates who have the same goal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Heather Collis Puro, Handwork Teacher.
From Caroline Horner, Interim Executive Director
Originally shared in Summer Newsletter
This year we are embarking on a journey to engage our community in a deep dialogue about what it means to be a Waldorf school in the 21st century, followed by a strategic planning renewal process. We will listen to each other with openness and respect as we share perspectives and collectively explore the meaning of this education for the children of today.
Read Caroline Horner’s Update …
Update from our Board of Directors by Teri Riddle
Originally shared in Summer Newsletter
Our board is growing! We are happy to welcome the following new members joining our board:
Branigan Reed—Faculty (Third Grade)
Heidi Pulkkinen—Alumni Parent
Liam O’Laughlin—Alumni (our first!)