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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. (CSA) grew out of the Biodynamic (BD) agriculture movement which was initiated by Rudolf Steiner who was seriously concerned about the advent of chemical farming in the early 1900’s.
Come to our general meeting this week to learn more about Steiner’s influence on our modern-day lives.

Upcoming Events

Next WCA General Meeting 

Tuesday, Jan 14, 8:15 am – 10:00 am, in the Trayes Room 

We will have a tutorial on the BigSis website by Gretchen Mackilligan. We will craft for a charitable cause. This contributes to our 100 acts of charity for the celebration of Waldorf turning 100 years old. Do you have a charitable cause that needs our crafting efforts? Contact wca@waldorfmoraine.org and tell us about it. At every meeting, we give you an article that is of interest to you and we always have snacks and social time. 

Eurythmy for Parents 

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Trayes Room (childcare provided)

Eurythmy is used therapeutically as well as support for our children’s developmental integration. Come enjoy an evening of learning to use eurythmy, learning how it supports child development and what it is! 

Our guest speaker, Carla Beebe Comey, is an alumna and certified entry they instructor. 

If you would like to utilize the complimentary childcare, please RSVP to wca@waldorfmoraine.org to help us plan ahead. Your friends outside of our enrollment are welcome to join us. Make sure to introduce them around so they feel welcomed. 

Eco-Cleaning Thursday

February 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Trayes Room (childcare provided)  

It’ll be fun! We need volunteers to take home some natural cleaning recipes to trial and home. More than one person can trial a recipe and share their results. Would you like to trial one of our recipes? Please let us know. You can sign up in the community space or you can email us at wca@waldorfmoraine.org 

CPR for Parents 

Saturday, April 4th, Trayes Room 

We will host a CPR course for parents. Friends and family are welcome and will be rewarded with CPR certification that is renewable every two years. The course can cover basic CPR for $40 per person, lasting for approximately two hours or it can include first aid for some additional cost and time. We seek your input to determine which class we should offer. Let us know at wca@waldorfmoraine.org 

And don’t forget: 

  • Faculty Lunch – January 31, 2020, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Pi Day Pie Auction – Saturday, March 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Current volunteer opportunities around school

  • WCA is looking for volunteers to participate on a committee to bring back the cafe. Express your interest in planning this community favorite by emailing wca@waldorfmoraine.org 
  • WCA is looking for all of you talented makers among us. There is interest in a Makers’ Fair in which we gather and celebrate those of us who make our own crafts, remedies, knitted things, household cleaners, etc. We will hear from each other about why we do what we do, how we came to decide to make what we make and how we can support each other, the ultimate local business model! 
  • WCA wants you to let us know what ideas you have by coming to our meetings. We always make time to discuss your ideas! 

Lastly, but not leastly, we share the verse we speak at each meeting…

“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.”

– Rudolf Steiner

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