Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s mandate, and purpose are to celebrate the diversity that exists within the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Community and recommend ways to enhance all forms of diversity at the school community. Join us for our community-wide meetings (more…)
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Welcome New Member of the Hanscom Family
Congratulations to Jessica and Bill Hanscom (parents of Elliot in third grade and Lincoln in sixth) for the arrival of their baby girl, Luna. Luna was born on December 17 at 8:51 am.
A group of parents have put together a SignUp Genius for meals, if anyone would like contribute. Wishing them a restful and bonding time with their family.
Kindergarten Assistant Needed after Thanksgiving
The school is looking for a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher beginning after Thanksgiving, December 2 through the rest of the school year. If you are interested or know someone who maybe is interested in one of this position, please refer to our Employment Opportunities page on our website for more information.
Nature & School
Nature-based education has been a core component of Waldorf since its inception 100 years ago. Our students – from nursery through eighth grade – spend hours outside learning the natural rhythms of life, exploring their connection with all living things, and understanding their place in the natural world. (more…)
Outdoor Campus Improvements
The Outdoor Life Committee (OLC) has been working hard over the summer to create beautiful outdoor spaces that enhance the quality of life at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Our campus has been beautified over the past few months in two very distinct ways for which we are incredibly grateful.
First, we would like to acknowledge alumni parent Anita Brewer-Siljeholm for catalyzing a vision, informed by design ideas from faculty, staff, and community, to transform our former handicapped parking area into a community gathering space (“The Quad”). This vision has now become a reality thanks to Anita’s hard work, determination, and enormous generosity. We also want to recognize the great efforts of Jack Hogan, our facilities manager, in bringing phase one of this two-part phase plan for the campus to life.
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…)
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.
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. Please ensure you have received the email with instructions on how to login to your Guardian Portal.
Read on to see how this will help you.