- Nov. 14: Next WCA general meeting
- Nov. 17: Comunity Yard Clean-Up
- Nov. 18 – 22: Family Freecycle
- Learn about Waldorf Philosophy through Explorations
- Current Volunteer Opportunities
Next WCA general meeting Nov. 14
The next WCA meeting will be held on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 14, from 8:15 to 10 a.m. in the Trayes Room. All are welcome to come to hear updates about school programs, lend ideas, or voice a concern. If there is a topic you would like covered, please email Linda Wrinn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the general meetings will alternate each month between a Tuesday evening meeting and a Thursday morning meeting. The Tuesday evening meetings all have childcare available.
Next Community Yard Clean-Up (Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Thank you to all who have come together for this enriching occasion of tending our gardens. And thank you to those who will find time to help in the future! Remember your garden gloves and a rake. Your children are welcome if they would like to contribute to the joyful work at hand.
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. If you have gently used clothing to donate (sizes infant to teen as well as maternity and footwear) please drop off and help sort your items starting Thursday, November 14th in the community space and throughout the week of November 18-22 down in the Great Hall. 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 or another valued community partner. Note; this is open to all members of our community including our home school families and our parent-child families and you absolutely do not need to donate clothes to take clothes. Please help these well-intentioned items find a home and keep our community warm and dry this winter!
Understand Waldorf better through the new “Explorations” class
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.
Current volunteer opportunities around school
A full heart has unlimited space. Fill your heart with volunteer time. 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
- WCA needs volunteers to help maintain a tidy Family Freecycle. If you can help during the week of Nov 18-22, please visit our sign-up at the Doodle Poll here. If you have questions contact Alyssa Nemes at email@example.com or Sarah Rosehill at firstname.lastname@example.org
- WCA needs bins for the Family Freecycle. See above contacts to offer bins.
- Enchanted Fair Committee needs volunteers to sign up for set up, clean up, etc. for our December 14th fair. Contact Heidi Zohn at email@example.com if you can help out.
- 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.