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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

Waldorf Community Association update week of January 6

Discounted Massage
Help out a fellow community member and get a massage at the same time! Lek Seibert is completing her Swedish massage training at the Spirit Wellness Institute in Salem. Follow this link to sign up and look for the name “Rumpai Siebert.”
https://spiritwellnessinstitute.com/student-clinic/
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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. We will have snacks and social time. Would you like to contribute a snack to our meeting? Contact us and let us know so we can plan ahead.
  • We offer this helpful reminder- we alternate our meetings each month between evening times and morning times to help accommodate as many of you as possible and we provide childcare free of charge at our evening meetings.
    Class Parents are graciously requested to attend at least one meeting in the upcoming semester and meeting minutes will always find a path back to all parents through their designated class parents.

Eurythmy for Parents

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Trayes Room (childcare provided)
You won’t want to miss this. Eurythmy is an expressive movement art that originated with Rudolf Steiner. It is typically part of a full Waldorf educational curriculum. Waldorf School at Moraine Farm currently does not include this valuable work. Come learn why it is vital to our children’s development. We’ll learn from an expert all about Eurythmy and how it can help children as well as participating in some yourself. If you would like to utilize the 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.

Book Group 

Saturday evening, January 25th at the Reyes-Wangh home
We are reading This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. We’d love to have you. Invite a friend. Join the conversation by emailing Branigan Reed at breed@waldorfmoraine.org.

Eco-Cleaning 

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

We share many interests as a community and one of them is using non-toxic products to keep our homes clean. Come to this fun, parent-led class on environmentally friendly home care solutions in February. Parents can sign up to take home a cleaning recipe, trial it at home and share their results with us. Then we will all have a chance to make samples to take home and try for ourselves! We will also raffle off a gift basket of eco-friendly goodies for your home. 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 the 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, dropping a note in the WCA suggestion box in the Community Space or any other preferred form of communication.

Lastly, but not least, 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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