Why We Give. Hogan Family
From the moment we first arrived at the Moraine Farm campus seven years ago with our then-three-year-old daughter, we knew we had found something completely different than anything we had seen before. Waldorf had been recommended to us by a friend who knew our style of parenting and who also knew we were struggling to find a place that would complement it.
Walking into the nursery classroom on that very first day, we felt the warmth, the peace, and the quiet comfort of that space and immediately connected with it. We quickly realized that—from the wooden toys, the soft pastel colors, the natural materials, and delicious wafts of wholesome soup and bread, this was a place where everything was thoughtfully considered. After only one visit, we knew we had found a place where we could trust that our daughter’s childhood would be honored, where her innate intelligence as a human being would be respected, and where her spirit would be nourished.
We are happy to say, we were right on all accounts. (more…)
Be Part of Our Earth Oven Restoration. Save the Date Sunday, April 28 and May 4-5
This is your chance to literally have a hand – or foot – in shaping our community. The WCA along with the school’s Outdoor Life Committee is taking on the project of restoring the school’s earth oven located just inside the traffic circle. Once completed, the oven will again be a source of warmth, help foster community, and produce freshly baked bread! Please consider taking part in this group that will bring the oven back to life. (more…)
Clothing Swap Winner Announced
Thanks to all who participated in our two-week clothing swap. Parent, Cindy Hellman won the contest for guessing exactly how many articles of clothing were in the bin (42), with Jack Hogan coming in a close second at 38. Each received a stylish Waldorf School accessory for their accomplishment. Leftover clothing was donated to local charities. Thank you to the WCA, Linda Wrinn, and the many parent volunteers that helped make this happen.
Alumni Making Honors and Distinction at Beverly High School
Congratulations to our alumni, Ella Mills (freshman) Nathanial Hacker (junior), who made Honors with Distinction for both quarters at Beverly High School, and Matthias Butin (sophomore) who made Honors for 2nd quarter.
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Colorful Napkins for Sale at the Pie Auction on Pi Day
Need any fun new napkins or picnic blankets to go with your pies? 3rd grade parent, Jeni Indresano from Color Splash Designs will be there with her goods and will donate 25% of all profits to WSMF that night!
Photo by Kim Indresano.
Painting Night Friday March 8
This Friday, March 8th, join us for an evening of water coloring, appetizers and wine from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Great Hall. Painting scene of a Sunset Beach will be led by Branigan Reed. $40 fee includes canvas and complimentary food and beverage. All proceeds benefit Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Please register in advance to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Register online today or register through the Main Office. This event is organized by Heidi Zohn on behalf of the development committee.
Mural Submissions Due Friday!
The Diversity Committee invites any current or alumni Waldorf student to create a new mural that will replace the current mural in the stairwell (7 ft 9 inches by 6 ft 8 inches). The new mural is to represent an updated vision of our community, with an eye towards diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion. We are calling this vision: Ethnic Mosaic. Submissions are due by Friday, March 8, 3pm.
Doll Making Workshop Rescheduled to March 9 9:30 AM
Due to the snow storm over the weekend, our Doll Making workshop has been rescheduled for this Saturday. This means there is still time for you to sign up! If you are interested, please email Kate Hill at email@example.com. Dolls are made from all natural materials, sweet, lightweight, and oh so soft for hugging. Basic sewing skills are all you need for this workshop. $35 workshop fee includes hands on instruction and materials to make the doll. Fun, good conversation and refreshments are part of this gathering, too. The workshop, lead by Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, takes place at the Gatehouse from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Limited to 12 attendees. Adults only.
WCA is Planning for Next Year. Have Any Ideas?
The WCA would love to hear from all of you as we look to program new events and community services at our school for the 2019-20 school year. Please send us an email or feel free to join us at our next WCA meeting in the Trayes Room on Wednesday, March 6, after drop off until 10 am. Email Linda Wrinn, WCA Chair, with any ideas or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Basics Class March 9 Canceled
Our Baby Basics Class originally scheduled for March 9 has been canceled. Unfortunately, we did not meet the minimum number of registrants needed in order to hold the class.
Planning an Event? Have it here! Campus Rental Available
Looking for a gorgeous setting for your upcoming trade show, festival, farmers market, craft event, wedding and more? Why not have it at Moraine Farm? The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm campus offers indoor and outdoor spaces that can easily accommodate weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, club meetings, fairs, music concerts, parties and more.
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Childcare on Weekends by Alumni Parent
Take time for you to nurture yourselves with weekly childcare in your home. I am a member of the 2013 class community (our son grew up in the school from Parent & Child through 8th grade graduation) and served on the Faculty for 10 years, first as an Early Childhood Assistant (5 years) and then as your friendly Admissions Director (5 years). I am now offering childcare for parents of young children, infancy through 7 years old, Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 5pm and weeknights 6 to 10 pm.
If interested in childcare, please reach me, Kelly Hiselman, at 978-500-3854 or at Khiselman@gmail.com.
Take your love of dough to the next level
Dough lovers or anyone looking for a fun culinary activity to do with friends or family, will have the chance to bid on a group dough making class during the National Pi Day Pie Auction on March 14. Led by Gweneth McKinney, the class will learn the secrets of working with dough and perfecting your next pie crust.
Spotlight on our Community. Creative Ways to Give Using Social Media
Big thank you to JoAnne McDonough, nursery and kindergarten parent, who has raised almost $500 through her friends and family donating through the Facebook donation link. To date, we’ve raised $882 through our Facebook donation link. Share with your friends and family. Let others know why you give.