It’s A Wonderful Day For Pie!
Saturday, March 14 is around the corner. If you haven’t signed up to bake a pie yet, now is the time! The signup sheets are outside the office. Then ingredient cards are in the office. Book a sitter. Grab a friend and enjoy an evening out!
To our grandparents, parent-child families and homeschool families, please consider yourselves invited!
Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizer and pie viewing reception at 6:00 pm before the live auction begins. Bid together with friends on the gluten-free baking class, the 12-month pie subscription and the custom made pie made by our own Waldorf students!
There are still many opportunities for you to get involved with your community here at school. We are searching for a couple of people to help with our Springtime Family Freecycle. We still have space in our CPR and First Aid class on Saturday, April 4th. Bring a friend. Get CPR certified by the Red Cross.
Other committees around the school are also in search of your talent and willingness to help. The Outdoor Life committee has its next meeting on Sunday, March 15th at 10:00 am. Join this group of merry garden gnomes who tidy our walkways, trim our landscaping, rake our leaves and stain our fences. Learn something about landscaping and gardening!
Our last WCA meeting was attended by only a few people. We had planned to sew much-needed items for animals recovering from the Australian bushfires but we didn’t have the attendance to make an impact. Please consider those moments when you wish you could do something substantive to lend kindness and aid in our world and let us know what project would be worth your time. We can accomplish many things together and we want to know what feels meaningful to you.
Next WCA General Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 8:15 am – 10:00 am in the Trayes Room
This is your association. Our activities should reflect you. Come hear what we’re working on and be part of the planning. Your help is welcome as we plan our second annual Pi Day Pie Auction fundraiser, our next family Freecycle, movie night, cafe, playgroups, CPR class and more.
Since our Lending Library is ready for you to use we want to provide you with occasional reviews of various reading materials provided there. This week Linda Wrinn read (actually re-read) some excerpts from “Beyond the Rainbow Bridge; Nurturing Our Children From Birth to Seven.” Here is her review of those excerpts.
“Beyond the Rainbow Bridge” gives parents relatable ways to understand aspects of their children’s development and suggests how parents can incorporate meaningful habits and experiences to stir the senses. I found it to be easy to read, with a pragmatic presentation and practical suggestions about how to use the information. I read the excerpts about the Will Senses, the Feeling Senses and the Cognitive Senses (pages 76-105). These are the convergent groups that Steiner assigned to our twelve senses which can be superimposed onto all ages and stages of life. In this book, the focus is on explaining these concepts as they relate to young children and suggesting ways that parents can apply them to their children’s experiences. I liked the simple explanations. It’s not easy to interpret Steiner’s ideas and this book does it well. I like the simple charts, short sections (let’s face it, as parents who are interested in this material, it is hard to find time to do a deep dive into lengthy chapters of complex material. I also liked the dialogue at the end of the chapter in which a parent asks the author questions and is given clear, concise answers, further crystallizing the concepts from the reading. If you don’t have a copy of this book at home, please borrow it from our lending library here at school and enjoy it cover to cover!
Explorations in Anthroposophy
We have a tentative date set for weekend classes in this valuable course (September to March). Learn about the underpinning of Waldorf and Anthroposophy. Please go online to pre-register at www.centerforanthroposophy.org If you have questions contact WCA.
We are currently seeking helpers to set up and maintain this valuable activity. We are shooting for a week at the end of March. Please let us know if you can spare a few minutes during the week to help us re-use our gently worn children’s and maternity clothes. Wca@waldorfmoraine.org
CPR/First Aid Class
April 4, 10:00 am – 11:30 (CPR) and 11:30 – 1:00 (first aid)
Certification for these handy skills will be offered to parents interested in knowing the basics of administering CPR and other first aid techniques.
Cost is $40 for CPR training, $20 for first aid training. A minimum of eight attendees is required, so please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Last, 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