Many updates shared by WCA.
- Family Freecycle (Monday, Nov. 18th- Friday, Nov 22nd)
- News from Nov. 14 WCA general meeting
- Understand Waldorf better through the new “Explorations” class
- Book Group
- Lending Library, Gratitudes, Suggestion Box
- Current Volunteer opportunities around the school
- Community Space
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Family Freecycle (Monday, Nov. 18th- Friday, Nov 22nd)
This is a community clothing offering in the Great Hall during any hours that the school is open and the Great Hall is free of another activity. Please bring any clothes between sizes infant to teen as well as maternity. Footwear is also welcome. We appreciate your effort to sort the clothes into the size-labeled bins. Any clothes that don’t find a home by the end of the last day will be donated to Beverly Bootstraps.
News from Nov. 14 WCA General Meeting
Thank you to everyone who took part in our general meeting last week. It was a great turnout! Highlights from our meeting include recognizing the people who have signed up to help with the Family Freecycle as well as the parents who helped make the faculty lunch on Friday, 11/15. We also had a review of the Explorations course offered by the Center for Anthroposophy. he new Lending Library will soon find its home in the community space and the Waldorf Inspired Playgroups that need new leadership. If you would like more details or the full minutes of the meeting, please email Linda Wrinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understand Waldorf better through the new “Explorations” class (Update)
WCA has taken some of your frequently asked questions about this class and contacted the Center for Anthroposophy for answers. We are in conversation with the Center for Anthroposophy and the Lexington Waldorf School about initiating this course for our combined communities.
-This class spans the time of one academic year.
-Every month you would attend the class for a weekend (Friday night, all day Saturday and half a day on Sunday).
-There would be zoom calls throughout that time period during which you would be connected with Explorations groups across the country.
-The cost of this comprehensive program is $2200 and payment plans are always an option.
-If you would like to express your interest please let us know at wca@waldorf oraine.org. You are also encouraged to go to the website centerforanthroposophy.org and fill out pre-registration which does not commit you to any payment or enrollment. It’s simply shared with the center that we have parents who are interested in the course.
-They have offered to send someone from the center to our school to give an orientation and answer more questions if it is helpful.
For parents who have been looking to know more about the philosophy behind Waldorf education, here is an opportunity to learn more about anthroposophy and the insights of Rudolph Steiner. Explorations, formerly known as Foundation Studies, is a new arts-based program for adults wishing to explore the wide terrain of anthroposophical endeavors, including the foundational principles of Waldorf education. It has been designed to be held in Waldorf communities across the continent and will feature a new three-tiered format comprised of, intensive weekend workshops with an emphasis on the arts, bi-monthly seminars to study anthroposophy, and monthly Zoom webinars called “Windows on Waldorf”. For more information or to register, visit the center for anthroposophy at www.centerforanthroposophy.org and click on the “Explorations” tab. Express your interest by writing to email@example.com.
We had a vibrant discussion last Saturday night about our last book, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at the Reyes-Wangh household in Beverly. Our next title is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. We are embracing topics and titles that inspire us to observe, think and perhaps enact change within ourselves. Pick up the book and join us anytime.
We are starting our lending library!
Coming soon! Books and Waldorf related publications in the community space. Do you have books or Waldorf related publications that you think would find a good home in our lending library? Please feel free to donate or suggest titles and topics. You can arrange to pick up or send recommendations by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to thank someone in our community for doing something helpful or making some effort that went above and beyond? Here is your chance to do so publicly within our newsletter-receiving community. Send in a short gratitude and our editorial staff will publish some gratitudes each week. Please send to email@example.com
Thank you for being thankful!
In the Community Space, you will find a box on the shelf and paper to use to write a note to the WCA. You can add your name or leave it anonymous. We want to hear your ideas and your suggestions so we can build a community association as vibrant as the group it serves!
Current volunteer opportunities around the school
Our children are being raised with a keen sense of philanthropy. We are their primary models. Find yourself in a volunteer opportunity at school to reap the reward of social bonding as well as leading our children by example. Here are some jobs that beckon us…
- WCA is always looking for information about your town events. If you are aware of family-friendly events in your town, please let us know about them so we can share them with the rest of our school. Look for these events posted on the bulletin board in the community space. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nov 18 – 22: WCA needs volunteers to help maintain a tidy Family Freecycle. If you can help during the week of Nov 18-22, please contact Alyssa Nemes at email@example.com or Sarah Rosehill at firstname.lastname@example.org
- WCA needs bins for the Family Freecycle. See the above contacts to offer bins.
- Enchanted Fair Committee needs volunteers to sign up for setup, clean up, etc. for our December 14th fair. Contact Heidi Zohn at email@example.com if you can help out.
- Nov 17 & Dec 8: Outdoor Life Committee (OLC) invites you to two more Sunday yard work days, November 17 and December 8th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Come on over with your work gloves and a rake. Children wishing to be helpful are welcome.
Our school has a space that is dedicated to all of us! It is meant to foster our sense of community by being inviting and welcoming. The community space is on the first floor across from the Snowdrop nursery. You are invited to meet there, have a snack, relax, work or peruse the bulletin boards. Enjoy the school store items that are on display (and for sale when you ask the office staff for help).