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New EC playground inauguration

New EC playground inauguration

Tuesday, February 4th was the first day for EC children to use their brand-new playground located at the back of the school, adjacent to the existing nursery playground. Included in the playground is a play structure, a mini-house, and a sandpit. Mrs. Hill’s parent and child class were the first to break the playground in and by the happy looks on all of the children’s faces, the inaugural use was a huge success! This playground is currently being used by parent and child, Snowdrop and aftercare classes. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of February 10

WCA Update for Week of February 10

Last week we enjoyed a Natural Cleaning class hosted by the WCA. In this case, we were taught by the parents, for the parents. We reviewed homemade cleaning products and made samples to take home. We shared ideas about keeping our homes clean and non-toxic. Jamie Carbone won our raffle basket of natural homemaking items. Thank you to all who contributed and inspired our efforts.

Upcoming Events

Next WCA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Trayes Room
We will offer articles on nature tables and lazure painting. Learn why and how these have become hallmarks of a Waldorf classroom. Our craft will support the animals recovering from the bushfires in Australia. Your help is welcome as we plan our second annual Pi Day Pie Auction fundraiser, our next family Freecycle, movie night, playgroups and more.

Save the date!
Pi Day Pie Auction – Saturday, March 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
It’s going to be a Wonderful Night For Pie! Save the important date, secure the babysitter, and join us for an adult evening filled with music, laughs, appetizers/wine, and loads of pie. The signup list for baking pies will be available at the end of February. For more information, contact us at wca@waldorfmoraine.org.

CPR/First Aid Class – April 4, 10:00 am – 11:30 (CPR) and 11:30 – 1:00 (first aid)
Certification for these handy skills will be offered to parents interested in knowing the basics of administering CPR and other first aid techniques.
Cost is $40 for CPR training, $20 for first aid training. A minimum of eight attendees is required, so please rsvp to wca@waldorfmoraine.org. Thank you!

Lastly, but not least, we share the verse we speak at each meeting…

“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.”
– Rudolf Steiner

Jan 25 Mouse Felting Workshop with Elizabeth Stubbs

Jan 25 Mouse Felting Workshop with Elizabeth Stubbs

Last Saturday, 15 people gathered in the cozy Handwork Room to enjoy warm drinks and goodies, and three hours of needle felting with Elizabeth Stubbs. The group included current and past parents, faculty, friends and even a board member! Using unspun wool fleece and barbed needles, a charming group of mice began to take shape. Each participant went home with a mouse and the materials to make more. It was a delightful morning, enjoyed by all.

Our next adult handwork class is Saturday, March 14, 9:30 to 12:30, with Elizabeth Stubbs. Contact Kate Hill for more details, khill@waldorfmoraine.org (more…)

New Solar Panel is Operating

New Solar Panel is Operating

The new solar panel is now up and running in the Quad, designed to run the rope lights attached to the canopy structure using 100% solar energy. These cheerful lights will brighten the space underneath, turning on automatically each afternoon and evening at no cost in fossil fuel consumption. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of February 3

WCA Update for Week of February 3

We are in full swing with fun events so take out your calendar as you read our updates below! A reminder that every evening gathering we offer has childcare offered free of charge.

Eurythmy for Parents found a room full of parents moving through the stages of child growth via eurythmy exercises, learning the advantages of each exercise to each stage. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of January 27

WCA Update for Week of January 27

January is winding down. We can’t wait for February because February means more gatherings and events with you! By popular request, we are planning another Class Parent Gathering. The first one was full of productive conversation, sharing ideas across the generations of classes doesn’t happen very often. We’ve carved a new pathway for communication and that is something!

You will want to think about what your community association has to offer you. From our upcoming Eco-friendly Cleaning Class (more…)

Drop-In Parent Handwork

Drop-In Parent Handwork

Please bring your craft projects to our Parent Handwork Meet Ups on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and January 29, 2020, from 8:10 until 10:00 am. We will be meeting in the Community Space on the First Floor across from the Parent and Child Classroom. Children are welcome. Please bring your current craft project to work on. Or perhaps you have an aspirational project and you need advice getting started? Or perhaps you just want to chat and be a voyeur? Have any questions? Please reach out to Krystal LeBrun at k_lebrun1@salemstate.edu or Heather Collis Puro at hcollispuro@waldorfmoraine.org.

Adult Workshop:  Mouse Felting Class. Saturday, January 25

Adult Workshop: Mouse Felting Class. Saturday, January 25

Join us on Saturday, January 25, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm for a fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of needle felting.  Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist will provide gentle, hands-on guidance to attendees as we create our mice.  We’ll also learn some sweet verses and movements to enjoy with our mouse. All skill levels welcome.  (more…)

WCA Update for Week of January 20

WCA Update for Week of January 20

Wishing a thoughtful MLK Jr Day to all. How do you acknowledge the day? Those who have children they feel are old enough to process some of his messages might acknowledge it with their children. We’d love to hear from you? Write to us and tell us at wca@waldorfmoraine.org Your ideas could be our inspiration!

We have a fun class next week. It is the first class featuring a guest speaker (more…)

WCA Update for Week of January 13

WCA Update for Week of January 13

Dear community,
A reminder in this week’s update that we are part of a larger Steiner community, worldwide! We are one point of light in a network of warm lights across the globe that are dedicated to providing a supportive developmental approach to education. In addition to our children enjoying this thoughtful style of interaction, Steiner shared ideas that are utilized throughout our culture. For example, Community Supported Agriculture. (more…)