The Waldorf Buzz: Be Informed

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

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Service

On Monday, January 20, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm will be closed to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A powerful orator and influential civil rights activist, MLK led many non-violent protests in the 1950s and 1960s to fight for the rights of all people. His legacy is one of diversity, equity, and inclusion; important ideals to the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Community. Martin Luther King Jr. also shared a message of compassion which is the CARE class theme for January. (more…)

Upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meetings

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s mandate, and purpose are to celebrate the diversity that exists within the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Community and recommend ways to enhance all forms of diversity at the school community. Join us for our community-wide meetings (more…)

Adult Workshop: Mouse Felting Class. Saturday, January 25

Join us on Saturday, January 25, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm for a fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of needle felting.  Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist will provide gentle, hands-on guidance to attendees as we create our mice.  We’ll also learn some sweet verses and movements to enjoy with our mouse. All skill levels welcome.  (more…)

Upcoming Open Houses

Save the Date! We invite existing families and new families to join our Open Houses this month.

Nursery & Kindergarten Open House on Saturday, Feb 1, 10 am to 12 pm

Grades 1- 8 Open House and Open Classrooms on Friday, January 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 am.

RSVP to Coleen Ryan at admissions@waldorfmoraine.org

Dining for Dollars at Flatbread Pizza January 28

Join us for our next Dining for Dollars at Flatbread Pizza in Salem. Onn January 28 come support a local business that appreciates farm to fork like we do. Dine together with your school family and friends and Flatbread will give us a portion of all pizzas sold between 5-10 PM! We will even have a 50/50 raffle so come join the fun!
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Drop-In Parent Handwork

Please bring your craft projects to our Parent Handwork Meet Ups on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and January 29, 2020, from 8:10 until 10:00 am. 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 aspirational project and you need advice getting started? Or perhaps you just want to chat and be a voyeur? Have any questions? Please reach out to Krystal LeBrun at k_lebrun1@salemstate.edu or Heather Collis Puro at hcollispuro@waldorfmoraine.org.

WCA Update for Week of January 20

Wishing a thoughtful MLK Jr Day to all. How do you acknowledge the day? Those who have children they feel are old enough to process some of his messages might acknowledge it with their children. We’d love to hear from you? Write to us and tell us at wca@waldorfmoraine.org Your ideas could be our inspiration!

We have a fun class next week. It is the first class featuring a guest speaker (more…)

February Vacation Week Camp

Join us for a winterful Waldorf vacation camp led by our beloved Mr. Mansur, After School Coordinator. Your children will explore the outdoors, cook warm snacks around the campfire, and play games in the snow-covered woods. Inside they will get crafty in our cozy classroom and listen to magical stories! (more…)

Winter Camp at Glen Brook

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During the week of February 17 – 22, 2020 Camp Glen Brook offers an overnight winter program for 3rd through 9th graders. Glen Brook is located in southwest New Hampshire and is owned and operated by the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY. Go to www.glenbrook.org for more info and to register.

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WCA Update for Week of January 13

Dear community,
A reminder in this week’s update that we are part of a larger Steiner community, worldwide! We are one point of light in a network of warm lights across the globe that are dedicated to providing a supportive developmental approach to education. In addition to our children enjoying this thoughtful style of interaction, Steiner shared ideas that are utilized throughout our culture. For example, Community Supported Agriculture. (more…)

New Orchestra Concept: Variety Show!

Looking for something a little different in a symphony orchestra? CommonWealth Orchestra Outreach Project has a concert show for you! The orchestra, aka COOP for short, is a reboot of the old school symphony orchestra that offers a new experience in classical music. COOP has an updated approach by playing classical music in a variety show format, and the music is written by local composers and other great American composers that somehow missed entry into the orchestral canon. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of January 6

Welcome back! Happy New Year!
Please RSVP for a couple of upcoming events so we can plan for appropriate childcare.

  • Discounted Massage
  • Next WCA General Meeting (BigSis tutorial)
  • Eurhythmy for Parents
  • Book Group
  • ECO-Cleaning
  • CPR for Parents, Pi Day, Faculty Lunch, etc…
  • Current Volunteer opportunities around the school

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Welcome New Kindergarten Assistant

Welcoming Morgan Cusack, our new Kindergarten Assistant. Morgan is excited and delighted to be joining the Sunflower Kindergarten for the remainder of the school year. Morgan graduated from Mount Holyoke College last spring with a degree in English. Morgan is a graduate of the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, class of 2011 and her favorite class was German. Throughout high school and college, Morgan participated in teaching internships, practicums, and volunteer programs, working with students pre-kindergarten through middle school. She has remained engaged with Waldorf Education since graduating. Morgan lives in Marblehead and is currently enjoying getting to know her new puppy, Oscar.

New Nursery playground

On Sunday, December 15, Jack Hogan lead a group of generous and committed volunteers in the building of a play structure in the new EC playground area. The weather was fantastic and so were the volunteers’ spirits! While one subset of volunteers built the play structure, another two (more…)

Waldorf Education celebrates 100 years!

Waldorf Schools around the world are coming together to share knowledge, and through acts of responsibility and kindness, contribute to the world around us.

As you may have heard at our All-Community Meeting on December 5, parents, teachers, and students are working together to contribute to the Waldorf 100 project, which celebrates the “Centennial as (more…)

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Upcoming Events

Sun 26

Wellness Weekend Class

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 27

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Meeting

January 27 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Mon 27

Anthroposophical Study Group

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 28

Dining for Dollars

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 29

Third Grade Play

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am

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