New Patio Tables & Umbrellas

May 29th, 2019 | Committee

Two new eye-catching patio tables with bench seats and umbrellas have been given to the school by the Freysinger, Dowley, and Brewer-Siljeholm families. Their gift is intended to complete the bluestone patio which was built in 2017 with community donations from the Enhancement Fund. Constructed by Forever Redwood, a California-based company, the tables are made from pieces of redwood and douglas fir in a style called Mosaic Eco-Wood. This pattern takes leftover pieces of old growth timber that are traditionally scrapped due to their small size and reclaims the wood as fine furniture.

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Saturday Outdoor Open House June 1 10am

May 28th, 2019 | Admissions

Didn’t have a chance to join our last Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House? Come Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 to 11:30 am and explore with our nursery and kindergarten teachers what Moraine Farm has to offer young children.

The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature exploration and learning experiences for the young child. The nursery and kindergarten children are immersed in the wonder of the natural world for 2 to 3 hours per day in all seasons. This outdoor open house will begin in the nursery play yard with a circle, then we will explore the field and forest. This outdoor open house provides interested families a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature based education.

Please come prepare to join us with walking shoes or hiking books, water bottles, and proper protective clothing. Babies in baby-carriers are recommended rather than strollers as the trails can be tricky to maneuver.

New Entry CSA will be part of Waldorf Farmers Market

May 28th, 2019 | Outreach

Looking for a CSA to join this summer? Our new neighbors across the road will be offering half and full CSA shares to Waldorf families that will be available starting June 21 during the Farmers Market hours, which will be Fridays from 2:30 – 6 p.m.

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, a nonprofit program out of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition, provides new Americans and beginning farmers with business training, access to land, marketing counsel, and continued guidance to launch their farm business. New Entry’s Food Hub, which also operates from Moraine Farm, is a mechanism for establishing a path to market for their incubator farmers and graduates as well as to increase fresh food access to low income families and individuals around the Boston area.

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Employment Opportunities in Early Childhood Education

May 28th, 2019 | Administration

The school is looking for an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for next school year and an Early Childhood Summer Program Assistant.

If you are interested or know someone who maybe be interested in one of these position, please refer to our Employment Opportunities page on our website for more information.

Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle Winner

May 18th, 2019 | Committee, Events

The winner of the 2019 Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle is Brian Pletcher! Congratulations!!! Winning ticket was sold by Anita Brewer-Siljeholm, alumni parent and long-time supporter of our school.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle, bought tickets, sold tickets, counted tickets and more. Together, we raised $26,500, a new record for our school! This is a great accomplishment. Big thank you to everyone.

Coquettish Dances to Help Professional Development

May 16th, 2019 | Classified

From now until the end of the month of May, 50% of sales from the purchase of Coquettish Dance ($10) will go towards the Social Emotional Development training program for Branigan Reed this summer. Learn more and share at marshunda.com/friendsofbranigan

Coquettish Dances: Flirtatious Works from 1847 to 2018 is Marshunda Smith’s first album.

Gatehouse Moving Paid Help

May 15th, 2019 | Administration

Jack Hogan needs people to help move boxes and furniture on June 20, 21, and 25 from 9am – 3pm each day. This is hourly minimum wage paid work. If you are available for work on these dates or have any questions let Jack know at Jhogan@waldorfmoraine.org or call  (978) 860 5345.

Bonny Bread CSA in Beverly

May 14th, 2019 | Classified

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Stephanie from Bonny Bread in Beverly is interested in our farmer’s market and would love to have it mostly be a Bread CSA pick-up! The cost is $29/month and you will receive a large sourdough bread each week. She offers breads made with fresh flour predominately from Four Star Farms (Northfield, MA), Maine Grains out of Skowhegan, Maine and One Mighty Mill out of Lynn, Massachusetts. With only three ingredients–flour, water, and salt–each bread is slow-fermented with wild yeast. This fermentation allows for the gluten to begin to break down, giving your gut a head start, and also allows for deep, rich flavor to develop! Here is her website with more information. Bonnybreads.com

If you would like to sign-up for her Bread CSA please contact JoAnne McDonough

Quad Project Starting This Week

May 11th, 2019 | Committee

Thanks to the inspiration of alumni parent Anita Brewer-Siljeholm and vision of the school community, the handicap parking/dismissal area will be converted into a beautiful outdoor community space. The quad project will start today and, for this reason, we will be closing the area off through mid-June. The handicap parking spots will be moved to the paved parking area closest to the pathway to the school. Some of the uses for the quad will be: an outdoor classroom, a meeting space, and rental venue for weddings and parties during the summer, fall and spring seasons. During Phase One of the quad project, to be completed by the end of this summer, a fence and path along the paved parking lot will be installed, as well as a grass area and canopy. Phase Two of the quad project will include landscaping details, new plantings, and lighting. The landscape design for the quad is on display in the community space. If you would like to be involved in the planning and fundraising for Phase Two of this project, please connect with Facilities Manager, Jack Hogan and/or Caroline Horner.  Any further questions or ideas about the quad project, please contact Jack Hogan.

Handwork Wooden Cart Missing

May 9th, 2019 | Administration

Our Handwork Teacher is looking for the wooden cart. It is usually found in storage but it has not appeared since the winter. It is about 2 feet by 3 feet, sturdy with wheels. If anyone has seen it or knows where it is, please contact Heather Collis Puro or the Main Office. Thank you.

Exterior House Painting by Student Painters

May 8th, 2019 | Classified

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Hi, everyone! I’m Kevin Hiselman, a WSMF alum (class of 2013) and now a student at UMass Amherst in the Isenberg School of Management. I’m excited to tell you that I will be running an exterior house painting business on the North Shore this summer through Student Painters.

I am currently completing free, no obligation estimates for homeowners interested in getting exterior work done this summer. We offer top-quality and competitively-priced painting and staining for houses, decks, sheds and more! I am also currently searching for motivated high school and college students (must be age 18+ with a car) who are looking for summer employment.

If you know any students who are looking for an exciting and rewarding job this summer, or homeowners who would like a free estimate, please give me a call at 978-471-2698 and . . . THANK YOU!

Seedling Sale by the Outdoor Life Community

May 4th, 2019 | Committee

The Outdoor Life Committee is selling seedlings starting TODAY, Monday, May 6 during the May Fair through Friday, May 10 during dismissal times, 1pm and 2:45 pm. Come stock up on vegetables, herbs and flowers. Heirloom varieties available. Get your tomatoes! Mother’s Day is coming up. Celebrate mom by planting her a garden!

Let’s reach 100 % Participation in the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund. Together We Make Our School!

May 4th, 2019 | Fundraiser

This week we’ve reached 84.21% participation from our families and 100% participation from our faculty and staff! Thank you and let’s keep it going! The sooner we reach 100% participation from our families, the more confidently we can approach foundations. WSMF Fund 2018-2019 Goal: $150,000

We’ve also added a way to give on Facebook. Share with your friends and family. Invite them to donate and share your story of Why You Give.

Donate Online Today.

In choosing to support the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund*, you help change everyday moments into transformative ones. You directly improve our ability to educate a new generation of independent and compassionate individuals through an integrated curriculum of rich storytelling, creative play, and goal-oriented academic activities. You also provide an opportunity for deserving children, who otherwise would not be able, to experience Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Each and every meaningful gift in our small community is vital and directly influences the daily experience of our children and our ability to grow and thrive as a school. Donate Online Today.

*combination of our Annual Fund and Enhancement Fund

Welcome Our New Board Member, Megan Reyes Wangh

May 3rd, 2019 | Board

We are delighted to welcome, Megan Reyes Wangh, parent and wife of math specialty teacher, Deann Reyes Wang, on the Board.

Megan joined the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Board of Trustees last month. Megan is an Osteopathic Physician specializing in Neonatology (Newborn Intensive Care Medicine) at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. Megan and her wife had been integrated in and dedicated to the Waldorf community since 2011. In addition to serving on the board at WSMF, Megan is also a member of the tuition committee. Outside of Waldorf and working as a physician, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor adventures, and traveling.

 

Parent and Child Rosebud Newborn Class Week Session Starting May 9

May 3rd, 2019 | Programs

The Parent & Child Rosebud Newborn Class begins a 5-Week Session on Wednesday, May 9. If you know folks who may be interested, please invite them. Share our event on Facebook. Learn more on our website or email Kate Hill with questions.

Also Still a Few Spots Open in our Parent & Child Spring Classes

Classes are for families with newborns through 3 1/2 years old. These classes are a wonderful introduction to our early childhood program and school community. Class rhythm includes outdoor and indoor play, bread making, and circle time. Classes meet weekly, Monday through Friday.

Register here

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