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WCA Update: Week of March 30, 2020

Some efforts that your community members are making to make a difference and to include you in that difference…

Virtual Connections
We are setting up regular zoom calls for groups of parents and faculty at school to get together to visit each other, to talk about what is working well during this time and what is challenging. Please watch the FB Bulletin page for those updates as we organize them. And if ever you need clarification about how to access these virtual get-togethers you can email wca@waldorfmoraine.org (more…)

Message from your Waldorf Community Association

Here we are; quite suddenly apart from each other. We all have different circumstances but in general, we are all participating in a strange human experiment imposed by Mother Nature.

If the mission of the WCA is to bring us into the warm arms of a bonded community then we have a unique challenge to provide that at a time when our community could otherwise drift away from each other. (more…)

NEW Fine Art & Nature Camp

We’ve added another two weeks of summer programming for children age 7 to 12, offered July 13-17 and July 20-24. Fine Art & Nature Camp, lead by Mrs. Coffey, is about exploring a unique combination of art, nature, stories, and summer fun! Each morning campers will tend our flourishing garden, nibble herbs, and gather flowers. After which the students will spend time in the beautiful sixth grade classroom where they will enjoy story telling of a fairy or folktale, then take one of the most potent images, scenes, or characters from the story and bring it out of their imaginations onto the paper with beeswax crayons, colored pencils, or watercolor paints, or shape it with modeling beeswax. A highlight of each afternoon will be our nature walk to different picturesque locations on our Moraine Farm property, where they will explore the landscape and listen to a chapter book. Each week-long program will culminate in a “gallery show” highlighting the children’s newly created works of art.
Learn more and register here.

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

Oliver’s Labels: a new school fundraiser

We are excited to share a new school fundraiser with Oliver’s Labels. This company creates high-quality name labels and more! For any purchase that you make they will donate 20% to our school. This will be an ongoing fundraiser, so anytime you make a purchase it will benefit the school. All you need to do is use our special school-specific link: http://www.oliverslabels.com/waldorfmoraine

Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think may need some high-quality name labels that will keep your families items out of the lost and found! Thank you! (more…)

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…)

Daylight Savings at the Solar Panel

Daylight Savings Time has arrived! As a result, the i

nternal clock on the Victron charge controller for the solar panel in the Quad was reset by a member of the Outdoor Life Committee on Sunday 3/7. And since sunset in Beverly is now a little before 7 pm (amazing!), the controller was reprogrammed to turn the lights on/off from 6 – 10 pm instead of 4 – 10 pm. Anyone with questions about the lights is asked to speak to Mr. Hogan. (more…)

Amazon Smile Now on Mobile App. Fundraiser

Now when you shop on your Amazon app, our school can continue receiving fundraiser money from purchases you make. For a while, you could only take advantage of AmazonSmile by a browser, now they have made it so your Amazon mobile app will contribute to Smile Charities. Easy Set info below to upate your mobile Amazon App: (more…)

WCA Update: Week of March 9, 2020

It’s A Wonderful Day For Pie!
Saturday, March 14 is around the corner. If you haven’t signed up to bake a pie yet, now is the time! The signup sheets are outside the office. Then ingredient cards are in the office. Book a sitter. Grab a friend and enjoy an evening out!
To our grandparents, parent-child families and homeschool families, please consider yourselves invited!
Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizer and pie viewing reception at 6:00 pm before the live auction begins. Bid together with friends on the gluten-free baking class, the 12-month pie subscription and the custom made pie made by our own Waldorf students! (more…)

Rosebud Drop In Class Starting March 3

Tomorrow we are starting our drop-in Parent & Child class for newborns through one year of age. Class will take place on Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 12:30-2:00 pm. Cost per class is $20. Please help us spread the word.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cryan@waldorfmoraine.org
(Photo credit Ms Jessalyn Hall)

Parent & Child Drop-In Class for Children age 1 to 3 years on Thursdays

Our Parent & Child Drop-In Thursday classes continue through the month of March. NEW DATES 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26.

For just $30, experience a Morning Glory class for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children/grandchildren age 1 to 3 years. The class takes place on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Classes follow the normal rhythm of our Parent & Child classes, with bread making, circle games, play in our beautiful classroom and outdoor playground. Limited to 10 families per class. RSVP to Coleen Ryan at cryan@waldorfmoraine.org

 

Next Outdoor Life Group Meets March 15

The Outdoor Life Committee welcomes drop-in visitors at our next work session on Sunday, March 15, from 9-11 am. Bring your gloves, your tea or coffee and see what we do. It’s a mixture of outside work and planning — to finish the Quad, shepherd our beautiful gardens into Spring, complete the bread oven, and lots more. No experience is required, just a curiosity and interest in the outdoor life of the school. (more…)

Teacher to perform Italian Cello Works

On Saturday, March 28 at 3pm in Beverly, music teacher and Homeschool Program Coordinator Marshunda Smith will perform a concert full of works by Italian composers. Marshunda will be joined by her cello friends to bring to you solo works for cello and delightful cello orchestra works. Come learn about the fascinating histories of some of the greatest Italian composers ever lived.

Waldorf community members can enjoy 15% off a ticket by using “Waldorf100” at check out. Purchase ticket at Italian Cello Concert

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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

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…)

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