For Parents, Teachers & Students — An Educator’s Guide to this Moment
Article from Spark.Adobe.com
In our EquityMatters! newsletter last August 2019 we wrote “many of us feel overwhelmed by the racial, cultural, and socio-political issues in our country and all over the world. We want to escape the news and focus on our classrooms and worksites. Our students, however, will be walking into school looking to us to teach them, make them feel safe, and help them make sense of the world. Are we ready?”
That was seven months before the COVID-19 pandemic, nine months before the video showing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and 10 months before the world watched the heinous murder of George Floyd. The issues our students face now are having a profound emotional impact and many of our students are facing them alone.
Read more and find resources at An Educator’s Guide to this Moment
WSMF STANDS group
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has created a group in WhatsApp geared towards sharing events, marches, protests, etc, in your area so that we can be in the know about where our voices can be heard. Join the WSMF STANDS group here. (you must have WhatsApp to join)
Community Pen Pal Signup
The final assignment for CARE Class students this year is to return to a simpler time and step away from technology and screens to write a letter to someone and send it off in the mail. I wanted to open the opportunity up to our wider community and match children and adults alike for some summer pen-pal fun!
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this google form by Friday, June 19. I will then pair folks up and share mailing information with participants early the following week. I hope you will join in the fun!
WSMF Family & Teacher Hold Vigil
Waldorf music teacher, Marshunda Smith, joined new family member Dr. Kenann McKenzie this weekend to host a vigil in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to racism. Their vigil had poems, music, children book reading, and poignant educational messages from artists from Washington DC, Illinois, and Lynn. You can view the recording on our community Facebook page.
Free Online Eurythmy Series
ATHENA and Eurythmy Online are offering a free 6-week online Eurythmy Series on Tuesdays beginning May 26th called “EURYTHMY FOR HEALTH AND RESILIENCE” with Cynthia Hoven
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)
May 26 – June 30
6 Consecutive Tuesdays
More information can be found here on Facebook. The Zoom registration link is here. I am excited about this opportunity and I hope to see some of you there!
Care Class Teacher
Joining the Creative Collective
In an effort to build more bridges throughout the North Shore and to create more awareness of our special school, we’re excited to be among the newest members of the Creative Collective — which brings together, supports, and celebrates creative businesses, organizations, and individuals across the area.
As a school that deeply appreciates and integrates art, music, and all forms of creativity into our programming, we admire the work that the Creative Collective team is doing to keep the North Shore arts community of entrepreneurs thriving. We couldn’t think of a better organization to collaborate with.
Creative Collective is designed to provide opportunities, connections, marketing, collaborations, resources and support for the creative industries. We look forward to participating in (and potentially hosting) future events with fellow members of the Collective.
Be sure to follow their work at CreativeCollectiveMA.com and CreativeNorthShore.com.
On Our Blog: 5 Great Books to Add Diversity to Your Young Child’s Bookshelf
Check out our latest blog post initiated by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Five books that we are adding to our school library for early childhood and young grade school students.
Read full story on The Chalkboard Blog
12 Months, 12 Fairytales: A Campaign
With their campaign “12 Months – 12 Fairy Tales”, the Friends of Waldorf Education invite you to travel around the world with twelve stories, taking readers on a colorful journey of stories, fables, and legends from all over the globe. (more…)
WCA Update for Week of March 2
Waldorf Community Association update week of March 2
The highlight of our WCA activity right now is the Pie Auction. Please reserve Saturday, March 14 to support our annual fundraiser to enjoy a social evening of wine and cheese and laughs and pie!
See the general body of this Waldorf Buzz Newsletter for the full details about this event. (more…)
Celebrating a Birthday at Waldorf
February 8th was a special night at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Seventh-grader Emma Schaeffer celebrated her 13th birthday in a magically transformed Great Hall by parents and friends. Replete with decorations, lighting, great food, and a fantastic DJ who got the six, seventh, and eighth graders up and dancing, the party was a big success!
If you or someone you know is interested in renting a room, indoor space, outdoor space, or any location at school please contact, Jack Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (more…)