Start of School
The first full day for Grades 1-8 will be September 4, with doors opening at 8:00 am. Parents are invited to stay for the opening-day assembly and Rose Ceremony which begins at 8:30 am and runs about an hour. All parents are welcome to join us in the Trayes Room starting at 8:00 am for coffee and greetings prior to the start of assembly and ceremonies.
For nursery and kindergarten students, families will be staying with their children on September 4 and will leave with their children after their welcoming ceremonies.
– Buttercup Nursery and Kindergarten 5-day programs will have their welcoming ceremonies from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
– Daisy and Snowdrop 3-day Nursery will have their welcoming ceremonies from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
The first full day for Nursery and Kindergarten will be September 5, with the school opening at 8:00 am.
We look forward to seeing you then!
What is the Rose Ceremony? (more…)
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social. Friday September 6
The Waldorf Community Association (WCA) welcomes everyone, old and new, to an ice cream social on Friday, Sept. 6. The social is right after the end of the school day, outside the main building. 1 pm for Nursery & Kindergarten students and families. 2:45 pm for Community & Grades students and families. (For students and families who have allergies & dietary restrictions, we will have alternatives available.)
The WCA is a volunteer, parent led organization that plans educational and social events throughout the year. Everyone is invited to be a member. Interested in getting involved? Reach out to Linda Wrinn or watch the school calendar and emails for monthly meetings.
James Kennedy Is Our New Snowdrop 3-Day Nursery Lead Teacher
We are pleased to announce James Kennedy as our new Snowdrop 3-Day Nursery Lead Teacher. For many years James has been an early childhood teacher in nursery and kindergarten as well as being a member of the community for more than a decade as a parent. We are thrilled that he has chosen to further gift our community with his warmth and experience in our newest nursery.
Our After-School Programs serve the families of our school community by offering the same nurturing, pedagogical impulses that guide your child’s day at school. We are delighted to have Michael Mansur continue to coordinate and lead our after-school programs. Our After-School Programs consist of two groups, Sweat Pea for nursery and kindergarten students and Goldenstar for first through fifth-grade students. Nursery and kindergarten students can enroll for part of the after-school program (1:00 pm to 2:40 pm) or the full day (1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.) The Goldenstar after-school programs runs from 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm. Michael shares a few aspects of the rhythm of the afternoon on our website.
To enroll watch for an email from the Main Office with instructions on how to enroll into our After-School Program using the new Guardian Portal system to be launched next week.
Parent & Child Fall Registration Open
We have limited spaces available in our Parent & Child classes–starting in early September. registration is still open! Classes start in early September. We offer seven different classes for families with newborns to 3 1/2 year old. Each class holds eight families. Register soon to secure your spot. This unique program is a special time for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to learn about child development, participate in circle games, bread making, play, movement and songs while connecting with other families in a warm and inviting environment.
Learn more and register here
Watch Your Speed
As a reminder, the speed limit on the dirt road is 15 mph. Please help us be respectful neighbors and keep to the speed limit. Thank you
Online Access to Your School Forms on Our New School Database
This fall the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm will be using a new technology to give guardians and parents their own Guardian Portal. This means online access to all your child’s school reports, health information, and the ability to fill out forms and register for aftercare and sports online. It will also allow families to view and search the school Directory online. We will be sending out links to each family soon!
Read on to see how this will help you.
Summer Community Market Two More Fridays
We’ve had a great season for our Community Market this summer. Thank you to Joann McDonough for all her hard work coordinating this effort this summer and to the many parent and community volunteers that helped set up, clean up, staff booths, spread the word, and so much more. We are so grateful to have this supportive community.
There are still two more Community Market Fridays on 8/23 and 8/30, with special performances by Kat Hill (8/23) and Marshunda Smith (8/30).
Substitute Teachers Wanted
We’re always looking to grow our pool of substitute teachers. Becoming a substitute teacher is a great way to learn more about Waldorf education while getting to know our students. Visit our Employment Opportunities page to learn more and apply.
2019-20 School Calendar
Our school 2019-20 calendar is now available. All 2019-20 dates have been entered into the school website calendar. Although we try not to make any changes to the school calendar during the school year, if changes need to be made, all currently enrolled families will be notified of school calendar changes via email announcements. Please refer to the school website calendar for the most accurate school calendar information.