The Waldorf Buzz: Be Informed

Weekly Newsletter for Students, Parents, and Friends of Waldorf Moraine

New Campus Rental Page

We are delighted to be opening our campus to the greater community to rent for private events. There are so many creative ways to utilize the grounds for a variety of events. All of the details and information are living on our newly designed Campus Rental page.

Our hope is that this will be an additional source of revenue for the school while expanding our connection to additional families in the surrounding community. Please feel free to share our rental page online and with your friends who might be planning a family reunion, rustic wedding, or outdoor kid’s birthday party, and more — WaldorfMoraine.org/Rent.

 

Enchanted Caravan Update

Open for Business this Summer

The Enchanted Caravan will be open online all summer!  Online orders received during the summer months will be shipped. If you would like to pick up any store items the last two days of school, June 15 and 16, please place your order online by Tuesday, June 15 at noon. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Registration Open • Homeschool Program 2021–2022

Sign Up for Fall Semester

After a successful year, we’ve decided to continue offering our Homeschool Program to local families. Registration for Fall Semester is now open.

The program runs for 11 weeks, from September 8 through December 3. Please share this information with any of your local friends who are committing to schooling at home next year.

Designed to enhance and supplement your child’s homeschool curriculum, our Trimester program offers courses from Strings to Engineering.


Learn More Here


For students in Grades 2-5, we meet on campus two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM. Program details available at WaldorfSchool.org/Homeschool.

 

Technology & Summer

During the pandemic, families around the country have needed to increase the use of devices and technology in their homes and with their children. Technology has enabled us to work from home, teach/learn remotely, and provide rich media resources for young learners. As we enter into the summer months, we gently encourage every WSMF family to reevaluate the quantity, quality, and use of technology in their homes. Summer weather makes this a perfect time to pare back on technology used by your child. Please check out these two great resources for more information on technology use and children.

Center for Humane Technology

Common Sense Media – Screen Time

 

Middle School Book Challenge

Congratulations to the middle school students who read over 60 books during the middle school book challenge! According to Mrs. Wiederhold, the middle school language arts instructor, the students surpassed their goal of 60 books and read 78 books! The book challenge began in early March and ended on May 19th. Students celebrated their success with a game of capture the flag and ice cream on Friday, June 4th in the lower field.

 

Our Best Form of Marketing . . .

. . . comes from you! By talking about your experience with WSMF and sharing our information with your local friends, you are contributing to our long-term growth and success. Word-of-mouth marketing is priceless and we appreciate all that you do to help spread the word about WSMF and our programs. Keep it up!

For those that are active on Facebook, we’ve composed a list of active groups and pages that are likely to engage potential parents. Please consider joining the following pages below (or posting if you’re already a member) and helping to spread the word about our school! You’re welcome to share news about school events, our Enchanted Caravan online shop, Campus Rental opportunities for private events, Homeschool registration for Fall 2021 Semester, and other Waldorf resources to help us grow. For more information or with questions, please contact Coleen at cryan@waldorfmoraine.org. We’re deeply grateful and appreciative for your support!

Active Local Facebook Groups & Pages

North Shore Kids Activities and Events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1584372411840187

BeverlymaCommunityPage
https://www.facebook.com/BeverlymaCommunityPage

Salem, MA Patch
https://www.facebook.com/SalemPatch

Lynn, MA Local
https://www.facebook.com/LynnMALocal

781 ʟʏɴɴᴹᴬ
https://www.facebook.com/groups/438144010246452

Nice People of Newburyport
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nicepeopleofnewburyport

Newburyport Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/516518215216245

North Shore Moms Questions, Advice and Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/240330526019044

The North Shore Moms
https://www.facebook.com/thenorthshoremoms

MOMS Club of South Salem
https://www.facebook.com/MOMSclubofsouthsalem

Salem Moms
https://www.facebook.com/groups/692938501132662

North Salem Moms
https://www.facebook.com/groups/139066636268075

Mindful Families (North Shore)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/crunchynorthshoreparents

Spring Play & Spring Assembly Recordings

Enjoy the following videos recently posted on our new YouTube channel. Congratulations to everyone involved in creating these wonderful presentations Be on the lookout for the end-of-year Spring Concert Assembly recording coming June 18th!

Class 2/3 Spring Play Recording

Spring Assembly Recording

Class 2/3 Spring Assembly Recording

Bakery Box & Pickles are Back!

Our popular A&J King Bakery Box and Maitland Mountain Farm pickles pick-up program is BACK. Continue reading to learn what’s available for pick-up next week. Place your order online by Wednesday, June 9th. Your order will be ready to pick up at school Friday, June 11th. Orders will be ready at 1:00 PM pick-up and 2:45 PM pick-up.


Click Here to order by June 9th for pick-up June 11th


 

A&J King Bread & Pastry Box

June 11th’s assortment includes:

1 – Half Loaf Sourdough Grand Levain
2 – Sticky Bun
2 – Lemon Danish

GRAND LEVAIN SANDWICH HALF LOAF
The sandwich-loaf version of the Pain au Levain. Makes every sandwich better.

STICKY BUN
An all-time classic. Flaky croissant dough, rolled up with house-made spiced sugar and baked until bubbling!

LEMON DANISH
Flaky croissant dough filled with lemon curd and dusted with powdered sugar.


 

Maitland Mountain Farm Pickles


 

Construction Project Help

The school is looking for someone experienced in carpentry to create a new door opening between one office and another. This simple project would need to be carried out during the summer vacation period (June 17th – Sep 7th), and all materials will be provided by the school. This work could be paid or donated volunteer time, depending on the person’s preferences. Jack Hogan (the facilities manager) will be available for assistance. Please contact Jack Hogan at jhogan@waldorfmoraine.org — if you are willing and able to help us with this project.

Call for Volunteer Help

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is seeking a volunteer to distribute CSA shares for the 2021 season! We are the farm that is located adjacent to the Waldorf School! The volunteer would be asked to meet a staff member from New Entry on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in the Waldorf School parking lot. The New Entry staff member will unload all of the CSA boxes and give the volunteer a sheet of names with customers picking up a share that day. The volunteer would pass out CSA shares until they have all been given out, staying no later than 6:00 PM. The volunteer will be given a FREE CSA share each week.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email Jacob.weiss@tufts.edu. Note :: There is potential for a flexible schedule if you are unable to come each week or stay for the whole time.

Summer Camp 2021 • New Group Added


We’re delighted to announce that an additional group has been added to the 4-6-year-old summer program! Thank you for helping to get the word out by sharing our official summer camp link: Waldorfmoraine.org/Summer-Camp/


Click Here to Register Online


Parent & Child • Space Available for 4-6 year olds

Our Apple Blossom class is for a caregiver and child 4 to 6 years old. Activities include free play, nature walks, circle games, and a shared snack of freshly baked bread and honey butter.  A seasonal craft or two will be offered each session. This class meets weekly for 5 classes on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. The next 5-Week Session will begin on May 25. The cost is $225.

If you would like to register please contact Coleen Ryan, the Admissions Director at admissions@waldorfmoraine.org


8th Grade Project Presentation Recording

Congratulations to our wonderful 8th-Grade students for preparing such insightful and inspirational projects and presenting them virtually for all to appreciate. The official recording is now on our YouTube channel so you can easily share it with your friends and family!

Movie Night in the Quad

WCA Presents Movie Night in the Quad

Thursday • June 3, 2021 • 7:30 PM

Featuring “Race Amity Film” — a film about racial relations that have contributed to improved unity and equity. It will be moderated by members of Heathmere Center for Cultural Engagement.

Introducing New Monthly Curriculum Report

Each month during the school year, our teachers take the time to prepare an in-depth monthly report for parents. Each document provides insights into what the students are learning and engaging in. In the past, these reports have been sent individually via email to class parents. Now we are taking all of the reports and consolidating them into a single interactive 3D booklet for all to appreciate and enjoy. We invite you to peruse the report and see what all of the grades are up to!

These Monthly Curriculum Reports will live permanently on the website at WaldorfMoraine.org/Reports. You’re more than welcome to share the link with your friends and family. Doing so will shine a light on the incredible work our students and teachers are doing on a monthly (and daily) basis and give prospective families a glimpse of what makes a Waldorf education so special.

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