Celebrating Michaelmas Festival October 3
The Michaelmas festival, celebrated by Waldorf schools around the world, honors St. Michael, the mythical dragon-slayer, astride a white steed, who bears an iron sword flashing like a meteor. Michael’s legend symbolizes the autumnal resurgence of human strength, willpower and striving to overcome our inner dragons — laziness, forgetfulness, greed, doubt, fear — that may have crept into us, unnoticed, during summer’s dreamy. This year our school is celebrating Michaelmas on Thursday, October 3, with a wonderful play featuring the grade school students and community service projects around our campus.
Families are welcome to join for the play at 10:30 am.
Learn Why Do Waldorf Schools Celebrate Michaelmas in this article by David Mitchell.
Diversity Mural Finalist
Congratulations to our 5 finalists: Sabina Sappia, Stella Hellmann Flatt, Aiyana Murphy, Isabel Hogan and Sorelle Indresano!
Now it’s time for you to vote for your two favorites.
- Voting is open to all current and past community members, students, alumni and families.
Each person may vote for 2 SEPARATE entries
- Voters name must be on the voting slip.
- Vote on the finalist that you think best embodies the diversity in our community and world!
- Vote electronically: Email your vote to Diversity@WaldorfMoraine.org
- Voting ends Friday, March 22
Make sure you are subscribed to our Facebook Community page to view the submissions and hear more from the finalists speaking about their creations!
Two 6-Week After School Programs Starting in March
Movement, Meditation and Mindfulness. Tuesdays 3 to 5 pm . March 5 – April 9. For students in grades 6 through 8. Taught by Amanda Wiederhold.
Forest Forensics. Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm. March 6 – April 10. For students in grades 4 through 8. Taught by Clay Kern
Learn more about these programs and register.
Winter Vacation Program Canceled
Our Winter Vacation Program has been canceled due to insufficient enrollment in the program.
Student Strings Performance in NoName Orchestra
Seventh graders, Sierra and Sienna, participated in NoName Orchestra this past Saturday at the Second Congregational Church in Beverly. It’s an orchestra that gives amateurs an opportunity to play in a welcoming and open atmosphere.
Welcome Back the McDonough Family
Welcome back JoAnne and Seth McDonough. Jonas is joining our kindergarten class and his sister, Juniper, is joining Michaelann’s nursery class as a 3-day student. Join us in giving them a big welcome. We’re very excited to have this family back with us!
Madrigal Singers Unite!
Madrigal Singers Unite!
Come join the Madrigal Singers at the Fair this Saturday. Singing times will be: 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for the closing. All are welcome to join in. Reach out to Marshunda if you are interested or have questions.
Candle Dipping Room Musicians
Sign up outside the main office or email Marshunda if you are interested in serenading the guests as they create their candles. Adults and students are encouraged to participate.
Students Play with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra
Two seventh graders performed with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday during their annual Holiday Pops concert at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. They will perform again on Sunday, December 9th at St. Richard’s Church in Danvers. The concert is free to the public with a canned good donation.
As a reminder, this Friday is a full day of school and aftercare will continue as usual. Enchanted fair set up preparations by fair volunteers will begin at noon on Friday.
Spiral of Light Saturday December 1
We invite the community to participate in our Community Spiral of Light on Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 pm. The Spiral of Light is a beautiful event for families as we are fast approaching the longest night of the year, the winter solstice. Nursery and Kindergarten families are invited to attend the 3, 4 or 5 pm program. Grades 1-3 families are invited for the 6 pm program. All are welcome to attend the 7 pm program. Each program will last about 45 minutes.
Click here for the online sign-up and for more details about this special annual event
Winter Concert Monday November 19 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Lions, tigers, flutes oh my! Come listen to grades students sing and perform an offering for the winter season. The concert starts at 5:30 pm at the Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
Thanks to Kim Indresano for this great photo!