Many opportunities in our community! Come see what’s cooking!
New “Explorations” program studies the roots of Waldorf education
Explorations is a new arts-based program for adults wishing to explore the wide terrain of anthroposophical endeavors, including the foundational principles of Waldorf education. Many will recognize it as the old Foundations Studies and adult ed course. It’s a great way to better understand the guiding principles of the Waldorf educational approach and the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. To learn more go to www.centerforanthroposophy.org and click on the “Explorations” tab. To express your interest in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Book Group Meeting coming up (Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm at Deann Reyes-Wangh’s house in Beverly). There is still time to take an interest in this month’s reading, “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, and join us for a Saturday evening of good company and thoughtful discussion. Plus, we need a catchy name for our book group so come help us out! If you would like to learn more please contact email@example.com.
Yardwork Days (Sundays: October 20th, November 17th, and December 8th;10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Calling all outdoor volunteers! The Outdoor Life Committee invites you to our fall yard clean up days to help get the grounds ready for Winter. Bring a rake and work gloves. Children are welcome to come and help. If you are interested in participating, have questions, or need childcare on campus in order to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget the Suggestion Box
On the shelf in the Community Space, you will find a white box and a stack of empty suggestion slips. Write down a comment, request or suggestion. You may submit it anonymously or if you want a follow-up response, include your name. Suggestions will be reviewed by the officers of the WCA. Ideas that are appropriate for other committees will be shared in a way that best allows them to be thoughtfully addressed. Thank you for your participation in our community and keep the ideas coming!
Thanks to all those who attended this month’s meeting last week. For those who missed it, here are the discussion highlights and some of the ideas presented:
- Alternate monthly meetings with evening and morning times. Therefore, the November meeting will be held Thursday, November 14th at 8:45 am (location TBD).
- Bring back the morning café. If you have interest in helping with that project please contact us at email@example.com
- Minutes from WCA meetings will go out to designated Class Parents who will share highlights with families who may have missed the meeting.
- Faculty Lunch is always looking for cooks to help offer this gesture of gratitude. If you can contribute, please contact Jessica Brand-Alves at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Childcare will be provided as often as we can schedule it for non-school hour events. It is always helpful to contact us to let us know if you wish to attend an event and need childcare.
Some big Shout Outs to some fellow parents who helped make a difference recently.
- Our monthly WCA-prepared faculty lunch was a hit thanks to Jessica Brand-Alves, Ashley Palmer, Caroline Clark, Ana Lopes and Jenny Beardslee.
- Our Earth oven is coming back to life stronger than ever thanks to Ollie Cleary of Alprilla Farm, JoAnne McDonough and all the helping hands who have joined in to build it.
Looking to help? Some upcoming volunteer activities to consider
- The Outdoor Life Committee is always looking for new members. Meetings generally take place on Sunday mornings once a month and include fruitful discussion as well as cathartic gardening meaning some of the most enlivening conversations can be found while weeding a garden bed alongside a friend! Come join us by contacting Laura Freysinger at email@example.com.
- The Enchanted Fair Committee needs all hands and minds to contribute to the many tasks that make our fair a community tradition and favorite throughout the north shore. If you would like to participate, please contact Heidi Zohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waldorf Community Association (WCA) is always looking for people to help out with the many projects and activities we organize. All of us parents, faculty and alumni are members. If you would like to get more actively involved in our association, please contact email@example.com.