WCA Update for Week of March 2

March 2nd, 2020 | Announcements, Outreach, Parents, Volunteer, Waldorf Community Association

Waldorf Community Association update week of March 2

The highlight of our WCA activity right now is the Pie Auction. Please reserve Saturday, March 14 to support our annual fundraiser to enjoy a social evening of wine and cheese and laughs and pie!
See the general body of this Waldorf Buzz Newsletter for the full details about this event. (more…)

Completed Class 1/2 playground balance structures

March 2nd, 2020 | Announcements, Parents, Volunteer

Monday 24th was the first day for the 1/2 graders to use the newly completed balance structures on their playground. After looking at the partially completed structure for the past two months they now are able to use it to its full potential and by looking at their faces they are very excited. (more…)

Corrected Lady Hawks Team photo displayed

March 2nd, 2020 | Announcements, Athletics, Students

The new Lady Hawks Basketball Team Photo with a correct caption listing all players has been added to the Sports Wall. An earlier Lady Hawks team photo was missing a player’s name. As noted last week, if you would like digital files of the 2019-2020 team photos, please email Anita at brewersil@yahoo.com. (more…)

Branigan Reed Featured in the February B4C Newsletter

March 2nd, 2020 | Faculty

From Breath for Change Facebook Page written by Branigan Reed

Since B4C…. I have been presented with countless opportunities to flex my mindfulness and self-care muscles and I have been thrilled to leap at each one! I truly feel that B4C helped me to discover my life’s purpose and I feel endlessly grateful to be able to pursue that intentionally and with love each and every day. At school, I developed and have been implementing an entirely new program at my school that intentionally brings mindfulness and SEL tools into each of the grades classrooms on a weekly basis. Each month we work with a different theme and have participated in several self-development and community service projects already this year. I am also fortunate to be able to facilitate SEL workshops for my colleagues during each of our professional development days throughout the school year, to support collaboration and trust within our community. I have recently joined the B4C training team for the Boston Spring 2020 session as a graduate fellow. In September, shortly after graduating, I also began teaching at a studio near my home on the north shore twice a week.

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Mr. Hogan’s Sabbatical and World Travel

February 24th, 2020 | Administration, Announcements

Dear Waldorf Community Members,

I am grateful for this opportunity to formally announce my plans to take a ten-month sabbatical with my family beginning in August 2020 and ending in June 2021.

I have been a parent at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm since 2011 and have worked at the school for eight of those years. In these past eight years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the warmest and most dedicated people I have ever met, and the absolute joy of watching my children (Aoife, now in second grade and Isabel, now in fifth grade) grow into themselves (more…)

Celebrating a Birthday at Waldorf

February 24th, 2020 | Announcements, Building Together, Outreach

February 8th was a special night at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Seventh-grader Emma Schaeffer celebrated her 13th birthday in a magically transformed Great Hall by parents and friends. Replete with decorations, lighting, great food, and a fantastic DJ who got the six, seventh, and eighth graders up and dancing, the party was a big success!

If you or someone you know is interested in renting a room, indoor space, outdoor space, or any location at school please contact, Jack Hogan at jhogan@waldorfmoraine.org for more information. (more…)

Basketball Team Pictures

February 23rd, 2020 | Announcements, Athletics, Students

This year’s great Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball team pictures are now up on the Sports Wall. Congratulations to the players and their coaches for another good year. Anyone who would like a copy of the photos via digital file is welcome to email Anita at brewersil@yahoo.com. (more…)

Using The Power of Will To Heal 2020

February 23rd, 2020 | Announcements, Classified, Events

An incredible workshop taking place on March 1st at Green Tea Yoga in Salem, MA. I helped facilitate this last year and it has left me transformed. I wish the same for you. A $5 discount is offered for all Waldorf Staff. ~Miranda Ovesen ❤ (more…)

WCA Update for Week of February 24

February 20th, 2020 | Announcements, Outreach, Parents, Volunteer, Waldorf Community Association

Waldorf Community Association update week of Feb. 24

The WCA presents our Lending Library at school! In the common area, you will see a new shelf (installed by our own Jack Hogan and Ken Katz) below the existing one, that is filling up fast with Waldorf inspired books, publications, and articles. There is a sign out binder available so that adults may check out any of the reading materials and return when you are finished. Thanks to all who have donated items for the library and we welcome suggestions for additions to our collection. We ask that our borrowers return the materials in a timely manner so that others may enjoy the information available. Two-week check-outs are suggested.

The Pie Auction is coming up. If you would like to help us with the planning and executing of the evenings events please let us know with a simple email to wca@waldorfmoraine.org 

Contribute to Faculty & Staff Lunch
Thursday, February 27 • 11 AM – 3 PM
Every month, members of the WCA share in the joy of preparing and serving a warm lunch for our beloved faculty and staff. Last month was a Chinese New Year’s themed feast, and this month is Mediterranean!

It’s not too late to join in on the fun. Each participant picks a recipe to prepare and drops it off in the downstairs kitchen on the morning of the meal. If you would like to make something please contact Jessica Brand Alves at brand.jessica@gmail.com.

More Upcoming Events

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. 

Explorations
We have 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. 

Bring back the cafe!
We have a few parents interested in reviving our morning tea and social time! If you would like to bake or help set up or help plan please contact wca.

Babysitter Share Now Available
A new community babysitter share program is now underway enabling our families to utilize children tenders already vetted by other Waldorf families. Do you have a babysitter that would be available for other families to use? Would your babysitter agree to having you share his or her name with other parents in our community? If so, or you are in need of a sitter, please send an email to wca@waldorfmoraine.org.

SAVE THE DATES!

Pi Day Pie Auction – Saturday, March 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
It’s going to be a Wonderful Night For Pie! Save the important date, secure the babysitter, and join us for an adult evening filled with music, laughs, appetizers/wine, and loads of pie. The signup list for baking pies will be available at the end of February. For more information, contact us at 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 wca@waldorfmoraine.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

 

Spring Eggs Felting Workshop March 14

February 18th, 2020 | Events

Needle felt colorful eggs usingsoft, unspun wool fleece. Saturday, March 14, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Enjoy warm drinks, snacks and friendly conversation while you learn the skill of felting. Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, will provide gentle, hands-on guidance in this felting workshop. All skill levels welcome.  $40 workshop fee includes instruction and materials. Everyone will bring home at least 3 beautiful eggs.  This workshop will take place at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and is limited to 12 attendees. Adults only.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 11, to Kate Hill at khill@waldorfmoraine.org.

Learn more and register here

Wood Carving Class March 28

February 18th, 2020 | Announcements, Events

Learn how to carve a spoon from fresh-cut wood on March 28 from 12:30 til 4pm. This course is designed for beginners and will cover wood anatomy, how to ax out a spoon blank from a tree or tree branch, knife holds and techniques, basic sharpening skills, as well as drying and finishing.
* If you are left-handed, please let us know in advance so that we can bring the appropriate tools for you.
Each student will walk away with their very own cooking spoon as well as receive sandpaper and oil/beeswax blend for finishing. (more…)

Woodwork and Ghana

February 10th, 2020 | Announcements, Events, Students

Leading up to the Cultural Diversity Assembly on February 6, grades one, two, three and five participated in creating their own rhythm sticks to use during the Ghanaian song Obwisana that was the closing activity for the assembly. Lead by music teacher Ms. Smith who is Ghanian by heritage, the kids watched as Ms. Smith started with several long sticks. The kids then watched as each stick (more…)

Cultural Diversity Assembly

February 10th, 2020 | Administration, Announcements, Curriculum, Events, Festival, Outreach, Programs, Students

On Thursday, February 6th, grades one to eight participated in Cultural Diversity Assembly and the classes offered poems and music from different cultures and peoples around the world. The assembly opened with Mrs. Reed, our CARE Class teacher, leading everyone in a Samba dance lesson which can be seen here on our Community Facebook Page and closed with Ms. Smith, our Music teacher, leading the grades in a Ghanaian rhythm song. (more…)

New EC playground inauguration

February 10th, 2020 | Announcements, Outreach, Parents, Students, Volunteer

Tuesday, February 4th was the first day for EC children to use their brand-new playground located at the back of the school, adjacent to the existing nursery playground. Included in the playground is a play structure, a mini-house, and a sandpit. Mrs. Hill’s parent and child class were the first to break the playground in and by the happy looks on all of the children’s faces, the inaugural use was a huge success! This playground is currently being used by parent and child, Snowdrop and aftercare classes. (more…)

WCA Update for Week of February 10

February 10th, 2020 | Announcements, Outreach, Parents, Volunteer, Waldorf Community Association

Last week we enjoyed a Natural Cleaning class hosted by the WCA. In this case, we were taught by the parents, for the parents. We reviewed homemade cleaning products and made samples to take home. We shared ideas about keeping our homes clean and non-toxic. Jamie Carbone won our raffle basket of natural homemaking items. Thank you to all who contributed and inspired our efforts.

Upcoming Events

Next WCA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Trayes Room
We will offer articles on nature tables and lazure painting. Learn why and how these have become hallmarks of a Waldorf classroom. Our craft will support the animals recovering from the bushfires in Australia. Your help is welcome as we plan our second annual Pi Day Pie Auction fundraiser, our next family Freecycle, movie night, playgroups and more.

Save the date!
Pi Day Pie Auction – Saturday, March 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
It’s going to be a Wonderful Night For Pie! Save the important date, secure the babysitter, and join us for an adult evening filled with music, laughs, appetizers/wine, and loads of pie. The signup list for baking pies will be available at the end of February. For more information, contact us at 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 wca@waldorfmoraine.org. Thank you!

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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