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Dining for Dollars at Panera October 16, 4 to 8 pm

Dine at Panera in Beverly on Wednesday, October 16 between 4pm and 8pm and raise money for our school. Click more below to access the flyer to present at the counter and let them know you are dining for Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.


Early Childhood Parents Support Evening October 16

On October 16 from 6:30 til 8 pm in the Kindergarten room, parents of students in the early childhood programs are warmly invited to an evening dedicated to supporting each other’s parenting efforts while looking through the lens of Waldorf education.

Each month we will take up a different topic. This first gathering will be focused on all matters regarding dressing your little people- quite an art during autumn in New England. We will hear each other, perhaps offer our own experiences and generally support one another. Oh, and there will be cake, as well!!

These evenings will occur every third Wednesday of the month.

WCA Presents: Felting Adult Workshop October 26

Celebrate Autumn with this fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of felting. This workshop is for all skill levels. Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, will teach us needle felting. Everyone will bring home a handmade pumpkin. $40 workshop fee includes instruction and materials. Spend time with old friends and new, enjoy good conversation and a delightful breakfast snack. (more…)

Hayride Trailer Needed

The school is organizing a straw bail ride for the Enchanted fair Dec 14th. The school owns a small Kubota tractor B3200 and a Ford F350, either one could be used to pull a trailer around Moraine Farm on the day. Please let Mr. Hogan ( know if you have a trailer that could hold 10 -15 people that we could borrow for the day. (more…)

WCA News

Many opportunities in our community! Come see what’s cooking! (more…)

Development Committee Opening

Do you love our school? How about brainstorming ideas for school events, fundraisers and fun ways to engage the community? Then we want YOU on the Development committee team. We meet virtually once a month. If you are interested in helping foster the growth and development of our school then please volunteer for a position on this committee and join us. Email Heidi Zohn for more info at

WCA: What is Michaelmas?

Michaelmas (pronounced “mick-el-muss”) is one of the four seasonal festivals we celebrate on our Waldorf calendar. It is named for the biblical hero, Michael (meaning “Who is like God” in Hebrew). Other examples of this figure can be found in many cultures throughout time and history. (more…)

Kindergarten Assistant Needed after Thanksgiving

The school is looking for a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher beginning after Thanksgiving, December 2 through the rest of the school year. If you are interested or know someone who maybe is interested in one of this position, please refer to our Employment Opportunities page on our website for more information.

Weekend Wellness with Branigan Reed

You are invited to bring your inspiring, beautiful, authentic self to join this inclusive weekly community practice. Let’s care for ourselves and each other through meditation, yoga, music, and lots of other surprises along the way! Class dates can be found on the school calendar here, or on the facebook event page here. (more…)

Community Carpenter Available


Hi, our family has recently returned to the east coast and are new to the WSMF community. I have been a builder for the past 25 years on a variety of projects ranging from large-scale custom houses to tiny homes and everything in between. I am currently available for small carpentry and home improvement/repair projects. Please give me a call (360) 298-2642 or drop an email ( to discuss your project. I really look forward to meeting you all.

Ken Katz (father of Scout in Buttercup Nursery)

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Cultural Potluck Event October 11


to bring a dish.

Friday, October 11, from 2:45 to 4pm, The Diversity & Inclusion Committee, WCA and Faculty and Staff invite all families to join us for our third annual cultural appreciation potluck. We’ll be celebrating our diverse community by inviting all families to bring a dish that represents your culture, heritage or country. (more…)

Student Work on Display at the Topsfield Fair

Take a moment during your Topsfield Fair fun to check out work by our very own students in Coolidge Hall. Projects from Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 are on display. Congratulations to all the students who took the leap and entered their work. All student entries received either a first or second prize ribbon! (more…)

Bread Oven (Week 2)

After last week’s amazing start to rebuilding the bread oven, we continued making good progress this week. On Tuesday morning, parents and children joined together to mix the final layer of cob and started to build the outer layer. The kids loved feeling the clay, sand, and straw mix and opted to use their bare hands instead of gloves and trowels. (more…)

Nursery and Kindergarten Nature Walk for Current & Interested Families

October 9th at 1:30 – 2:30

Join us for an outdoor nature walk to explore our historic and beautiful campus and learn more about Waldorf School at Moraine Farm’s nursery and kindergarten programs. Led by our early childhood teachers, this outdoor exploration provides interested and current families and students a glimpse into the joy, wonder, and health-giving qualities of nature-based education. This outdoor open house will begin in the nursery play yard on October 9th at 1:30 – 2:30 with a circle, then we will explore the field and forest. Please spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling at our school! RSVP to Coleen Ryan at

Community Member Brings World Renowned Tap Dancers to Beverly

Waldorf parents and Larcom Theatre owners, Lisa & Donald Crowell, are bringing Syncopated Ladies to Beverly.

An All-Female Tap group that re-invigorates the stage by weaving their inspiring stories with intricate footwork, female empowerment, and life-renewing energy. (more…)

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Wed 16

Soccer Game vs Glen Urquhart (AWAY)

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 16

Dining for Dollars at Panera

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 16

Early Childhood Parents Support Evening

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 17

7th Grade Parent Meeting

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sun 20

Wellness Weekend Class

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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