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Courses for Parents, Teachers & Community

Courses for Parents, Teachers & Community

The Center for Anthroposophy is excited to present to you the Renewal Courses 2020 brochure. These wonderful courses are for Waldorf teachers and administrators, along with parents, trustees, artists, and thinkers seeking to deepen their lives through Anthroposophy. Courses in week 1 are mostly for class teachers while those in week 2 will be interesting to the wider Waldorf community. Amongst the many courses are: Dr. Michaela Gloeckler’s special course: The Heart of our Spiritual Mission: Healing Impulses and the Call of Destiny. (more…)

Drop-In Parent Handwork

Drop-In Parent Handwork

Drop-in Handwork to continue until April Vacation. Please bring your craft projects to our Parent Handwork Meet Ups from 8:10 until 10:00 am. We will continue to meet every other week starting Wednesday, March 4 through Wednesday, April 15. 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 idea but need encouragement and materials? Or perhaps you just want to chat and eat your breakfast? If you have questions please reach out to Krystal LeBrun at k_lebrun1@salemstate.edu or Heather Collis Puro at hcollispuro@waldorfmoraine.org.

12 Months, 12 Fairytales: A Campaign

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

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…)

Completed Class 1/2 playground balance structures

Completed Class 1/2 playground balance structures

Monday 24th was the first day for the 1/2 graders to use the newly completed balance structures on their playground. After looking at the partially completed structure for the past two months they now are able to use it to its full potential and by looking at their faces they are very excited. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of February 24

WCA Update for Week of February 24

Waldorf Community Association update week of Feb. 24

The WCA presents our Lending Library at school! In the common area, you will see a new shelf (installed by our own Jack Hogan and Ken Katz) below the existing one, that is filling up fast with Waldorf inspired books, publications, and articles. There is a sign out binder available so that adults may check out any of the reading materials and return when you are finished. Thanks to all who have donated items for the library and we welcome suggestions for additions to our collection. We ask that our borrowers return the materials in a timely manner so that others may enjoy the information available. Two-week check-outs are suggested.

The Pie Auction is coming up. If you would like to help us with the planning and executing of the evenings events please let us know with a simple email to wca@waldorfmoraine.org 

Contribute to Faculty & Staff Lunch
Thursday, February 27 • 11 AM – 3 PM
Every month, members of the WCA share in the joy of preparing and serving a warm lunch for our beloved faculty and staff. Last month was a Chinese New Year’s themed feast, and this month is Mediterranean!

It’s not too late to join in on the fun. Each participant picks a recipe to prepare and drops it off in the downstairs kitchen on the morning of the meal. If you would like to make something please contact Jessica Brand Alves at brand.jessica@gmail.com.

More Upcoming Events

Next WCA General Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 8:15 am- 10:00 am in the Trayes Room
This is your association. Our activities should reflect you. Come hear what we’re working on and be part of the planning. Your help is welcome as we plan our second annual Pi Day Pie Auction fundraiser, our next family Freecycle, movie night, cafe, playgroups, CPR class and more. 

Explorations
We have tentative date set for weekend classes in this valuable course (September to March). Learn about the underpinning of Waldorf and Anthroposophy. Please go online to pre register at www.centerforanthroposophy.org If you have questions contact wca. 

Bring back the cafe!
We have a few parents interested in reviving our morning tea and social time! If you would like to bake or help set up or help plan please contact wca.

Babysitter Share Now Available
A new community babysitter share program is now underway enabling our families to utilize children tenders already vetted by other Waldorf families. Do you have a babysitter that would be available for other families to use? Would your babysitter agree to having you share his or her name with other parents in our community? If so, or you are in need of a sitter, please send an email to wca@waldorfmoraine.org.

SAVE THE DATES!

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!

Last, 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

 

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…)