Music in the Maple Grove

May 16th, 2022 | Announcements

Tomorrow, May 17th will be our Spring Concert! We invite you to join us in the Maple Grove for a Tanglewood style concert featuring our incredibly talented student musicians– pack a picnic and come on out.

Unfortunately, if the weather does not permit us to play instruments outside we will need to limit attendance to current families only as we move indoors. We hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed

May 16th, 2022 | Announcements

We are seeking 2 volunteers to help disassemble, load, and unload a playground set. Volunteers would need to be available on May 23 or 24 between 7:30 AM and 2 PM to help pick up the play set in Billerica. Those interested should contact Al at amasone@waldorfmoraine.org.

Thank you in advance!

Where Can You Learn and have Fun this Summer?

May 16th, 2022 | Announcements

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Still looking for something fun AND educational for your child this summer? Join us here on campus for Waldorf inspired programs in which your child will explore the outdoors, learn about nature, and HAVE FUN!

Camp enrollment is on a weekly basis, so you can pick what works best for your schedule. Click below to enroll today!

 

 

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Register for the Gnome Run by 5/19

May 16th, 2022 | Announcements

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June 4th is our annual 5K trail race through Moraine Farm, accompanied by our fan-favorite Gnome Scavenger Hunt! In fact, some of our Gnome friends got so excited that they’ve already hidden themselves around campus! Can you find all 8?

The race will start and end at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and is open to children ages 7 and older. You must register by May 19th to guarantee you get a shirt!

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8th Grade Presentations

May 9th, 2022 | Announcements

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Please enjoy a selection of images from last week’s 8th grade presentations which were kindly taken and shared by Joe Wrinn.

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Have You Seen? GNOMES are Hiding On Campus!

May 9th, 2022 | Announcements

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The race will start and end at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and is open to children ages 7 and older. You must register by May 19th to get your shirt before the race.
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Camp Spaces Available for Ages 7-11

May 9th, 2022 | Announcements

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Have you heard that we have some of the most exciting summer camp programs around? Join us for a different camp theme each week! Learn all about birds, board games, bugs, engineering, and more– all while having tons of summer fun!

 

 

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Ready for Departure!

May 9th, 2022 | Announcements

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Our annual Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World has come to a close and this year’s lucky winner was Michelle Spencer! The winning ticket was sold by Emily Randolph-Silva.

A second prize, a $200 gift card to Frank’s restaurant here in Beverly, was awarded to Rachel Anderson who was the lucky winner of our drawing for those who sold 20+ tickets.

We’re excited to hear all bout Michelle’s planned adventure, and are very grateful to everyone who participated in this year’s raffle! Because of all of you, this year’s raffle was a huge success with nearly 1,200 tickets sold! Great work everyone!

 

 

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New Entry CSA

May 9th, 2022 | Announcements

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

May 2nd, 2022 | Announcements

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Summer Camp 2022

May 2nd, 2022 | Announcements

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An Evening with Niaz Dorry

May 2nd, 2022 | Announcements

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If you’re interested in learning more, you can look at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance’s site or at the Local Catch Network. You can also access the seasonality chart from Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game that is now available on our Earth Month page.
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2022 Running of the Gnomes: June 4th!

May 2nd, 2022 | Announcements

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Join us on June 4th for our annual 5K trail race through Moraine Farm! This is an exclusive opportunity to run on this private property. Registration fee includes a WSMF Running of the Gnomes t-shirt– walkers are also welcome and there will be prizes for the winners of both the adult and children’s divisions.

The race will start and end at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and is open to children ages 7 and older. You must register by May 19th to get your shirt before the race.

For those not yet old enough, or not inclined, to race, join us for a fantastic Gnome Scavenger hunt! Spot these mischievous little characters hiding in the trees, nestled in the bushes, and peeking from behind stumps. Their pointy hats and long beards will give away their clever hiding places.

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Outdoor Life Committee Breathes Life into Our Campus

April 25th, 2022 | Announcements

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Not only do insects buzz and birds flitter in the gardens, but a hedgehog is fairly certain to live here, rabbits take over after dusk, deer wander through, garter snakes, red tailed hawks, wild turkeys, frogs and lots more wildlife can be glimpsed.

Through spring, summer and fall we pay attention to every plant. We water, weed, prune, treat for invasive insects, and sometimes replace (but always admire) every flowering plant and shrub in front of the school. We aerate and irrigate and pour love on the heavily trampled quad lawns, using a lawn service that applies only organic fertilizer. We try to choose native species of plants, and when purchasing bulbs, look for biodynamic varieties.

As it is now spring, we have raked away leaves and sticks left under the snow, removed the burlap that protected shrubs through the winter, planted the flower barrels, repaired the twine fencing, and assessed which plants need pruning or feeding – or those that didn’t make it.

In the sunny garden beds you’ll find Russian sage, nepeta (catmint), dwarf fothergilla, cotoneaster, St. John’s wort, rose of sharon and many other wonderful plants. In front of the large oval school sign at the entrance there is an especially nice selection of shade loving native plants including mayapple, wild ginger, Solomon’s seal, and bloodroot, donated and planted by former OLC member and alumni parent Kevin Andrews. Feel free to ask for the name of any plant!

Each plant you see has been selected for its particular sun and soil characteristics for optimal growth. We want color (insects do too), so seasonal beauty matters – whether flowers, leaves or needles – since we are a busy school in all months. We strive for the garden to appeal to our delight in nature. Just as important, our flowering plants provide pollen that will nourish insects and birds, and some of the shrubs and small trees have fruit such as crab apples that attract birds. Most of us have seen the swarms of bees, dancing butterflies and hummingbirds on the cone flowers near the entrance, or at the bee balm along the walkway. We try to keep our stone bird baths filled with water through the seasons to keep the birds as well as the little hands entertained.

The OLC works on periodic weekdays after dismissal and occasional Sunday mornings. We are looking for one or two more volunteers who would like to get their hands dirty and learn about caring for a special garden. No prior experience is necessary, just the interest and willingness to work outside. Please contact Laura Freysinger at lfreysinger@waldorfmoraine.org to inquire about joining a work party this spring. You will be welcomed.

 

Special thanks to OLC members Anita Brewer-Siljeholm for the writing of this article and Laura Freysinger for providing images
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Environmental Speaker Tomorrow

April 25th, 2022 | Announcements

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Interested in joining tomorrow’s lecture? The presentation can be accessed via this Zoom link.

We look forward to seeing you then!

 

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