Seedling Sale by the Outdoor Life Community
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!
Mother’s Day Spring Clean Up May 12
Spend part of your Mother’s Day, an hour or two will do, helping us make the outside school areas beautiful for the spring. Arrive between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with a rake and work gloves and we’ll all do our part to give our outdoor grounds a spring-cleaning. We will help re-rope the first and second grade playground area, clean up flower beds and gardens, and help with many other tasks. This is a great opportunity for high school students to complete their volunteer hours.
Goldenstar Afternoon Program Assistant Needed
We are looking for a Goldenstar Assistant for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 to 5:30 pm from the week of May 13 through June 10. Please let Coleen Ryan know if you, or anyone you know might be a good fit. Any good leads (alumni, friends, etc.) are welcomed!
If the above times don’t work with your schedule but are still interested in this position, please complete an application here.
Let’s reach 100 % Participation in the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund. Together We Make Our School!
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.
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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
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
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 for Our Summer Market at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Are you a farmer, harvester, maker, crafter, or artisan? If you answered YES! check out our Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Summer Market Registration Form to see if you would like to have a booth. Have more questions or want to recommend a local farm/business?
please contact JoAnne McDonough.
Silk Dyeing Workshop Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am to noon
This weekend, celebrate spring with this fun, easy, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of silk dyeing. Spend an hour or two with friends, learning to dye silks naturally. Each participant will dye 3 silks (like the ones we have in nursery and kindergarten) with beautiful natural colors like blue, yellow, red, and brown.
$50 workshop fee includes hands-on instruction and 3 silks. Delicious breakfast snack, coffee, and tea will be served.
Workshop will take place at the main school in the kindergarten playground.
Please RSVP to Kate Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to 20 attendees.
5K Fund Run Friends and Family Fundraising Challenge
Want to set a goal for your family to get the most of your friends and family registered for this event? We can create a coupon code specifically for you to use and track how many people you can get to register for this event. The winner of this challenge will be announced during the picnic celebration. Email email@example.com if you would like to have a personalized coupon.
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Music and Strings Teacher Marshunda Smith Launches Her First Album
Marshunda Smith has launched her first album, Coquettish Dances: Flirtatious Works from 1847 to 2018. Purchase or stream online from these platforms or reach out to Marshunda for a physical CD for $10. Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, Napster, Deezer, Tidal
Screen Free Week This Week April 29 – May 5
Screen-Free Week invites us to unplug from our digital devices and reconnect with the world around us. Both parents and kids can use this week to reconsider the value of screen-based entertainment in their lives and establish year-round screen-free habits.
Welcome the Newest Member of the Waldorf School Community, Zephyr Alexander!
Congratulations to Jessalyn Hall, 1st grade teacher, and her family, for the birth of her son, Zephyr Alexander Gow. He was born at 9:01 pm on Saturday, April 27. He weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House May 1, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Join our Early Childhood teachers on an outdoor exploration of our Nursery and Kindergarten programs on May 1, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature explorations 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 a 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. Families will have a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature based education.
Please come prepared to join us with walking shoes or hiking books, water bottles, and proper protective clothing. Strollers are not recommended as the trails can be tricky to maneuver.
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New Blog Post: Inside the Classroom: Social-Emotional Learning in 4th Grade
Every month, we share one or two classroom updates on our blog. This month, we share the 4th grade classroom update on social-emotional learning.
Being in school is a hugely social experience as children interact throughout the day with their same-grade classmates, teachers, teammates, coaches, recess buddies, aftercare group, younger reading buddies, and others. Even independent activities such as reading a book to oneself or visiting the bathroom are done within a social context where an awareness of others is at play. As they make their way from one social setting to another—from home to school, from the classroom to outdoor recess, or from math class to strings class—children are learning to navigate a range of individual personalities and social norms for the group.
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Earth Oven Restoration Project Postponed
The earth oven restoration project has been postponed until this fall. We have discovered other possibilities for this project that will take more time to plan and execute. More details to share on this soon.
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