Thank you kindergarten parents Deann Reyes-Wangh, Hayley Beaudoin, JoAnne McDonough, Arda Cankara-Hill and staff member and parent Miriam Silva Preas, for leading the planning of the first ever Running of the Gnomes 5K Trail Race at Moraine Farm. Thank you to parent, Luke Beardslee, for helping source the food. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped map out the trail, set up, clean up, grill, prepare the food and so much more. Together we raised over $6K. We estimate about 160 people attended and over 70 people participated in the run. Thank you to Performance Food Group, Corliss Brothers Garden Center and Nursery, The Crossland Group, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for their sponsorship and support.
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Let’s reach 100 % Participation in the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund. Together We Make Our School!
This week we’ve reached 84.21% participation from our families and 100% participation from our faculty and staff! Thank you and let’s keep it going! The sooner we reach 100% participation from our families, the more confidently we can approach foundations. WSMF Fund 2018-2019 Goal: $150,000
We’ve also added a way to give on Facebook. Share with your friends and family. Invite them to donate and share your story of Why You Give.
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. Donate Online Today.
*combination of our Annual Fund and Enhancement Fund
5K Fund Run Friends and Family Fundraising Challenge
Want to set a goal for your family to get the most of your friends and family registered for this event? We can create a coupon code specifically for you to use and track how many people you can get to register for this event. The winner of this challenge will be announced during the picnic celebration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a personalized coupon.
Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle
FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS! The DINNER FOR TWO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD raffle has taken off. Each Waldorf School at Moraine Farm family will receive today an envelope with details about this year’s raffle fundraiser and tickets to sell.
Raffle prize includes:
- Round-trip airfare for two people to any major international airport
- Hotel accommodations for two nights
- Dinner for two at the winner’s restaurant of choice
Tickets are $20 each and are only sold through a Waldorf School at Moraine Farm family and the Main Office.
A Pancake and Maple Syrup Day Success. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Pancake Breakfast. It was awesome to see the community come together in celebration of our second successful maple sugaring season and the arrival of spring. We served over 170 people and raised $1,063 dollars!
A big thank you to some of our local grocery stores for their generous donations of goods toward the breakfast, including Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Shaws and Trader Joe’s. When asked to support this event they all responded without hesitation.
We could not have done it without the help of Valley View Farm in Topsfield. The folks there took all of our sap (over 110 gallons collected) and spent many nights in their steamy sugar shack evaporating it down to the delicious sweet syrup that we all enjoyed. If you would like some maple syrup, you can for a limited time buy 16oz for $15 at the school store. Get it while it lasts!
Creative Ways to Give
Kudos to Branigan Reed for reaching her goal of raising $1,000 through her Facebook donation post, Branigan’s Birthday Fundraiser for Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Inc.
“For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. I’ve chosen this group because I have been privileged to see the contributions this school makes first hand as a teacher and as a parent. I hope you’ll consider giving as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal and help the school thrive.”
It was a wonderful night for pie
The WCA is sending a big pie shaped, whipped cream covered thank you to everyone who helped make happen the first-ever Waldorf Pi Day Pie Auction on 3.14. Parents, faculty, and alumni all came together to bake pies and put on a great celebration that helped give our school community a night of fun, laughs, and connection. As a result of the night, the WCA is able to fund our community association for all of next year and donate to this year’s annual fund. Jeni Indresano’s Color Splash Designs generously donated 25% of its evening’s proceeds to the annual fund. Cathy and James Kennedy were anointed Pius Maximus status for baking the pie that brought in the highest bid ($150). Congratulations, Kennedys!
Maple Syrup and Pancake Breakfast March 30, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come and enjoy a pancake breakfast topped off with maple syrup collected at Moraine Farm by the Science in Nature program. This culminating event will be an opportunity to come together in celebration of our second successful maple sugaring season. We will both enjoy the fruits of our labor and learn about the intricacies of maple syrup creation.
We are looking for volunteers who can give an hour of their time flipping pancakes, helping with set up or clean up. Please sign up here.
This event is open to current families and their guests. Cost: $5 per person, maximum $20 per family. All proceeds will go to the school. Please RSVP to Coleen Ryan by March 25, at email@example.com, Let her know how many people in your party and if there are any gluten-free needs.
Thank You to Alumni Parent
With deep appreciation, we would like to acknowledge Anita Brewer-Siljeholm who donated the gift of a much-needed washer and dryer. Thank you, Anita!
We also want to encourage you to take a look at the newly installed plaque on the sports and kindergarten cabin adjacent to the upper parking lot named in honor of Anita’s son David, class of 2005. A heart felt thank you Anita and to your family for the many ways you contribute to the future sustainability of our school.
Why We Give. Hogan Family
From the moment we first arrived at the Moraine Farm campus seven years ago with our then-three-year-old daughter, we knew we had found something completely different than anything we had seen before. Waldorf had been recommended to us by a friend who knew our style of parenting and who also knew we were struggling to find a place that would complement it.
Walking into the nursery classroom on that very first day, we felt the warmth, the peace, and the quiet comfort of that space and immediately connected with it. We quickly realized that—from the wooden toys, the soft pastel colors, the natural materials, and delicious wafts of wholesome soup and bread, this was a place where everything was thoughtfully considered. After only one visit, we knew we had found a place where we could trust that our daughter’s childhood would be honored, where her innate intelligence as a human being would be respected, and where her spirit would be nourished.
We are happy to say, we were right on all accounts. (more…)