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New Mural

New Mural

We want to thank Stella Hellmann Flatt for her artistic drawing,  Isabel Hogan for the beautiful words and Marshunda Smith & Ryan Hemphill for their artistry and all for the collaborative effort to create the beautiful new mural on the wall to the garden level. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a walk down the stairs toward the Great Hall. Click more to see an image of the artists by the mural.

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Waldorf Community Association (WCA) Upcoming Events

Waldorf Community Association (WCA) Upcoming Events

September

  • New Family Welcome Table Monday 9/9 – Thursday 9/12 at early years dismissal times in which WCA seeks to meet our new families and welcome them to this warm community of parents and educators.
  • WCA General Meeting Saturday, Sept 14 10 am – 12 pm in Gloucester at Linda Wrinn’s house (50 Bennett Street South.) All are welcome.
  • Faculty/Staff lunch Friday, Sept 27 in which we provide a warm, nourishing meal in appreciation for the people who educate and guide our children here at school. To participate in this gratifying activity, please contact Jessica Brand-Alves at brand.jessica@gmail.com

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Ice Cream Social Thank You

Ice Cream Social Thank You

Our annual Ice Cream Social was a great success this past Friday! Thank you to the WCA for always bringing the smiles! More photos can be found on our community Facebook group.

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome!

Our first days of school were filled with welcoming old friends and new faces – we are excited and grateful to kick off the new school year with you!

Over the coming months, Teri and I will be leading the school in partnership with our faculty, staff, and board. We are looking forward to working alongside you to make this school year the best one yet.

The first few weeks can be a flurry of activity and questions for students and families. Know that our doors are open – there is no question too big or too small. Please reach out if we can be of any help.

Best,

Heather Collis Puro
hcollispuro@waldorfmoraine.org

Teri Riddle
triddle@waldorfmoraine.org

PS – We hope you can join us at our parent reception on the morning of Friday, September 20. See you there!

Start of School

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

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

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.

After-School Programs

After-School Programs

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

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

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