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Two 6-Week After School Programs Starting in March
Movement, Meditation and Mindfulness. Tuesdays 3 to 5 pm . March 5 – April 9. For students in grades 6 through 8. Taught by Amanda Wiederhold.
Forest Forensics. Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm. March 6 – April 10. For students in grades 4 through 8. Taught by Clay Kern
Doll Making Workshop
Bring home a baby doll for your little one – handmade by you! Be creative, be inspired by Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, and other doll makers in training. Dolls are made from all natural materials, sweet, lightweight, and oh so soft for hugging. Basic sewing skills are all you need for this workshop. $35 workshop fee includes hands on instruction and materials to make the doll. Fun, good conversation and refreshments are part of this gathering, too. The workshop will take place at the Gatehouse. Limited to 12 attendees, register soon! Adults only.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 26, via e-mail to Kate Hill at email@example.com.
Why We Give
My family was fortunate enough to learn about the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm when our daughter, Madeleine (now 6), was a baby. At that time, a friend enthusiastically recommended that we sign up for a Parent & Child session. Although the commute from our Marblehead home to the school’s location in Beverly was slightly daunting, experiencing the magic of that first class quickly turned our attention to learning as much as we could about the Waldorf philosophy and the rest is history. After two years in the delightful Parent & Child program and two years in a warm and nurturing Nursery program, our daughter is now a curious and thriving second year Kindergartener in a class full of imaginative and often hilarious children.
When we moved to the North Shore from Cambridge, we were initially without a community. (more…)
Nursery, Kindergarten and First Grade Open House Saturday February 2, 10 am to 12 pm
Our Open House on February 2, from 10 am to noon, is geared for current and new families who want to learn more about our Nursery, Kindergarten and First Grade curriculum. Experience 30 minute classes designed for Early Childhood and first grade. Invite a friend to join us for a fun and interesting exploration of this truly unique education. To learn more or register go to our website. Share on Facebook.
Together We Make Our School: Support the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund
In choosing to support the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund*, you help change everyday moments into transformative ones. You directly improve our ability to educate a new generation of independent and compassionate individuals through an integrated curriculum of rich storytelling, creative play, and goal-oriented academic activities. You also provide an opportunity for deserving children, who otherwise would not be able, to experience Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.
Each and every meaningful gift in our small community is vital and directly influences the daily experience of our children and our ability to grow and thrive as a school.
WSMF Fund 2018-2019 Goal: $150,000
Please join me in making a gift, or a pledge, to the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund before December 31st. Every gift counts!
*combination of our Annual Fund and Enhancement Fund
Winter Vacation Program for Grades 1-5, February 19, 20, 21
Don’t have February vacation plans yet? Need to stay local and can’t take time off from work? Then sign up your child for our Winter Vacation Program. Children will use their detective skills to complete winter scavenger hunts, go sledding and play games in the snow, cook warm snacks around the campfire, and get creative! This program will be offered Tuesday through Thursday. Sign up for one day or all three. Whatever works best for you! Email Coleen Ryan for questions. $70 per day (plus registration fee). Grades 1-5.
Save Room for Pie on Pi Day 3.14
The WCA will be honoring National Pi Day with the First Annual Waldorf Pie Auction held from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 14. Pies of all kinds, shapes and sizes – unique creations, family recipes old and new – will be on the auction block. All homemade with love and their own mathematical precision by members of our community.
Proceeds benefit the school and future Waldorf Community Association (WCA) events. The WCA is a group of volunteer parents that help bring educational programs and community benefiting events to the Waldorf parent community and beyond.
An understanding of Pi is not required but baking a pie is appreciated! If you would like to bake a pie for the event, are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact Bill Wrinn.
Enchanted Caravan Store has Waldorf Apparel Available, Gifts, Toys and More. Books 50% to 60% OFF
Need to buy a gift? birthday present? or Valentines gift? Stop by the Enchanted Caravan Store for Waldorf inspired toys, gifts, stationary, craft supplies and so much more.
The Enchanted Caravan is also offering 50% to 60% OFF picture books, chapter books, parenting books, crafting books and more! Stop in this afternoon to browse our collection in the community space. Sales will continue until the end of January.
We are also selling Waldorf t-shirts, Champion sweatshirts, onesies, hats (check out what’s available online here),
WCA Adult Educational Series on Cyber Security January 22, 7:00 – 8: 30 PM
The WCA is collecting questions for the upcoming presentation by FBI Agent Scott McGaunn to help tailor his cyber security discussion to the areas that matter most to our community. During his talk on Tuesday, January 22, Scott will be joined by Waldorf Cyber Civics Teacher Dirk Tiede. Together, they will discuss threats that people receive over the internet and how we can protect ourselves and children through modeling good cyber habits. Send your questions to WCA. Having a sense of what is most important to our community will help Scott and Dirk make the most of their time. The presentation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Unfortunately, on-site childcare will not be offered for this event.
Submit your questions ahead of time to the WCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carpooling Is Available
The WCA wants to remind families that are looking for help with pickup and drop off that carpool options are available. Our Waldorf community of families spans many towns around our school. Over the years many families have saved time and energy and gotten to know each other through carpooling. If you are curious about options near you, contact Alyssa Nemes email@example.com for more information.
Welcome Back the McDonough Family
Welcome back JoAnne and Seth McDonough. Jonas is joining our kindergarten class and his sister, Juniper, is joining Michaelann’s nursery class as a 3-day student. Join us in giving them a big welcome. We’re very excited to have this family back with us!
Come Cheer the HAWKS
Many basketball games are happening in January! Come cheer on the HAWKS!! This week’s games are:
- Tuesday: Game vs Covenant Christian, Boys at 3:30 and Girls at 4:30 (83 Pine St, Peabody, MA 01960)
- Thursday: Game vs Brookwood, Boys and Girls at 3:30 (1 Brookwood Rd, Manchester by the Sea)
WCA Meeting Wednesday Morning January 9
The Waldorf Community Association will hold its next meeting at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The group will discuss WCA business and future events. Anyone interested in learning about the WCA and its upcoming events or volunteering with WCA activities is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Wrinn. The Waldorf Community Association is composed of a group of volunteer parents that help bring educational programs and community events to the Waldorf parent community and beyond.
Middle School Curriculum Night Canceled
Please note that we will not be holding the Middle School Curriculum Night originally scheduled for January 10.
Parent Handwork Wednesday Mornings, 8:15 – 10:00 AM
Parent Handwork mornings continues to meet in the Handwork Room on the 2nd floor, next to the elevator, on Wednesday mornings You don’t need to bring supplies, and you don’t need experience. Young children are welcome to accompany you.