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Sponsor the Waldorf Enchanted Fair
Do you own or work at a business that might be interested in sponsoring our Enchanted Fair? It’s a great way to support our school and help local businesses gain exposure with local families! Please share and spread the word! Deadline is November 14.
Learn more on our Sponsor Page
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
Parent Participation Goal: 100%
Please join me in making a gift, or a pledge, to the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund before December 31st. Every gift counts!
* a combination of our Annual Fund and Enhancement Fund
What’s the Enchanted Fair?
Learn what the beloved annual Enchanted Fair is all about on our recent blog post.
The Enchanted Fair Big Chart is Now Online
We are excited to announce that we’ve moved the Big Chart to online. This transition (upgrade) will allow everyone to sign up at their convenience, and we can easily share the sign up with alumni and community members outside our school.
This sign-up sheet is for volunteer positions outside of class responsibilities. Each Waldorf family and staff member is asked to volunteer at least three hours on Friday and/or Saturday working on either your class responsibilities or overall fair shifts. We welcome alumni, parents of alumni and Waldorf community members to also volunteer during the fair. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Shifts include: Set up and Decorating on Friday, Clean up, Van Driver, Parking, Ticket Sales, Candle Dipping, Pocket Lady/Gnome and more.
Here is the sign up sheet: Waldorf Enchanted Fair Volunteer Sign up Shifts
Grandparents and Special Friends Day November 20
There is still time to invite your special person to Grandparents and Special Friends Day on November 20 from 8:15am to 11am. Send names and contact information to the Main Office at email@example.com or call 978.927.8811.
Sunday Morning Yard Cleanup Nov. 18, 9:00 AM to Noon
In anticipation of Grandparents and Special Friends Day next week, the Outdoor Life Committee is asking for any and all volunteers to please take a couple of hours the morning of Nov. 18 to do a little raking around the school grounds. There is no need to be there the entire morning, and it can be a fun and gratifying activity for the kids, especially when there is a big pile of leaves in which to jump. Coffee and tea will be provided with perhaps a bonfire if the weather allows.
If you have any questions please contact Linda Wrinn.
Winter Vacation Program for Grades 1-5, February 19, 20, 21
Sign up 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.
Health and Wellness Discussion Monday, November 26, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
This Health and Wellness discussion is presented by our own, Heidi Henrickson Zohn DC, DACCP. Heidi is a parent of a 2nd grader and 7th grader at our school. She is a Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractor and a Wellness Lifestyle Expert. Many of us are familiar with her invaluable coaching on the use of essential oils for health. Her presentation will help us learn more about how to boost immunity as we enter the winter cold and flu season. Topics for discussion include nutrition for picky eaters, probiotic and gut health, necessary supplements, and the importance of sleep. She has recently given this presentation to a crowd at Winchester Hospital and it is not to be missed. This event is scheduled primarily for the convenience of our early childhood families. All families are welcome to join. By request, we will try to plan an evening session with Heidi later in the winter. There is also babysitting available during the program, contact Linda Wrinn to arrange childcare.
Parent Handwork Wednesday Mornings, 8:15 – 10:00 AM
Starting this week in Parent Handwork, the group will be making gifts for the Enchanted Fair Wee Folk Shoppe on December 8. The group meets in the Handwork Room on the 2nd floor, next to the elevator. You don’t need to bring supplies, and you don’t need experience. Young children are welcome to accompany you.
New Morning Care Program 7:25 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Care is now available! Starting at 7:30 am, Monday through Friday, families can drop off their children at school. Madison Seligman, our Goldenstar assistant, will be with them from 7:30 – 8:00 am. Once registered, the fee is $7 a day, per child. Otherwise, it’s $10 for drop in. Download the registration form here and drop it off at the main office.
Share the Magic of Our Enchanted Fair
Share the magic of our Enchanted Fair by:
- Sharing the event on Facebook with friends and family.
- Picking up a postcard at the Main Office to hand out or mail to friends and family.
- Picking up an Enchanted Fair flyer available in the common area to post in your neighborhood library, coffee shop, cafe.
- Putting up a yard sign in a high traffic area.
Soup for Sale Wednesday, November 7 at 1:00 PM and 2:45 PM
Third grade is selling homemade soups (vegetarian chili, vegetarian garlic, curry lentil, potato leek, black bean) and snacks (pumpkin muffins, popcorn) on Wednesday, November 7, at 1:00 pm early childhood dismissal and 2:45 pm grades dismissal. $10 per quart. $1-2 for snacks. All proceeds go towards the third-grade farm trip happening this spring.
WCA All-Community Update Meeting Dec. 20 11:30 AM
Before King Winter sends us off to begin the holiday break on Dec. 20, we will hold our first WCA All-Community Update Meeting. Please arrive at 11:30 am to join our discussion about important school topics and issues. Bring your ideas and questions. Coffee and tea will be served.
Toddler Shoemaking Workshop November 17, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Be creative, be inspired by Heather Collis Puro, handwork teacher, and other shoemakers in training. Shoes are made from vegetable tanned leather with a natural rubber sole, beautiful and comfortable. Basic sewing skills are all you need for this simple, straightforward technique. Bring home shoes for your little one – handmade by you! $50 workshop fee includes one pair of toddler shoes and patterns to make more shoes. The workshop will take place at the main school in the Handwork classroom. Limited to 12 attendees, register soon! Adults only.
RSVP by Thursday, November 15, via e-mail to Kate Hill, Parent & Child Teacher.
Morning Cafe Now Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
The Waldorf Morning Cafe is back in business. Starting Tuesday, October 30, Jocelyn Schaeffer (6th grade parent) will brew up coffee before the start of school and there will be a sampling of breakfast items on hand as well. Cafe will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:50 am to 8:30 am. BYO mug for coffee. $1 coffee small refill, $2 large refill. $2 for coffee in a disposable cup. Morning treats range from $1 to $5 dollars. As this is a volunteer inspired and run cafe, we ask that every family sign up to bake something for the cafe at least twice a year. Cafe bake signup will be at the Cafe Station. If you cannot bake, please donate funds to help cover our supply costs. Thank you to Jocelyn!