WCA Community Meeting Thursday December 20 11:30 AM

December 18th, 2018 | Waldorf Community Association

The WCA will hold its first Community Update Meeting in the Trayes Room right before the assembly on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 11:30 am. Come join other Waldorf parents and listen to updates happening around the school and ask questions about what’s important to you. Contact Linda Wrinn for more information.

Enchanted Caravan School Store Sale Open Through December 20

December 17th, 2018 | School Store

Enchanted Caravan School Store is open through Thursday. Many of our books are up to 50% off! Come see the discounts on craft supplies, baby toys, wooden toys, greeting cards, jewelry, gems and more. All Graupner wooden ornaments and toys are 30% off too.

Shepherds Play (4 pm and 7 pm) and Paradise Play (6 pm) Tuesday December 18

December 17th, 2018 | Events

One of the most beloved traditions at our school is the performance of the Paradise Play and the Shepherds Play before the winter holiday break. These unique plays are part of a trilogy of three ethnic German plays that originated in the middle ages. Since the plays were collected and passed to Rudolf Steiner and others, they have become part of the rhythmic schedule of festivals and celebrations, often being performed almost simultaneously at many Waldorf schools across the world.

This Tuesday, December 18, in the Great Hall, The Shepherds Play will perform at 4pm and 7pm. The Paradise Play performance is at 6pm.

The Three Christmas Plays

In the sixteenth or seventeenth century, these unique plays were brought to the island of Oberufer on the Danube close to Austria and Hungary by Germans who migrated there. The plays incorporate a collection of ancient customs, beliefs and traditions passed down through the families of Oberufer that had not been written or recorded anywhere else. In 1840, one of Rudolf Steiner’s teachers, Karl Julius Schröer, collected the plays from families on the island and wrote them down so they could continue to be enjoyed and celebrated. Each family had their part and the parts were pieced together to create the plays as we know them today.

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Winter Break

December 17th, 2018 | Administration

Winter Break starts this week after Thursday’s Winter Assembly with a regular dismissal time of 2:45 pm. Sweat Pea aftercare from 1 to 2:40 pm; no Goldenstar. School will be on break from Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, resuming on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  Next Waldorf Buzz will be sent on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

“Thank You” Morning Cafe for Enchanted Fair Volunteers Tuesday December 11

December 10th, 2018 | Events

Please join us tomorrow morning in the common space for complimentary coffee and treats for a “thank you” social for all Enchanted Fair volunteers.

Enchanted Fair Volunteers Still Needed for Friday and Saturday

December 3rd, 2018 | Parents

Sign-up for volunteer positions outside of your class responsibilities. Each Waldorf family and staff member is asked to volunteer at least three hours on Friday and/or Saturday working on either your class responsibilities or overall fair shifts. Alumni, parents of alumni and Waldorf community members can also volunteer during the fair. Available shifts include:

Friday Decorating and Set up 2 to 4 and 4 to 6 pm.
Friday Candle Dipping Set up 4 – 6 pm and clean up Saturday 4 to 6 pm
Pocket Lady/Gnome 10 – noon and 2 to 4 pm
Parking 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm
Ticket Sales noon to 2 pm
Van Driver 2 to 4 pm

Sign Up Online Today

Discounted Pre-Sale Tickets for the Enchanted Fair Available Through December 5

December 3rd, 2018 | Events

Don’t want to wait in line to buy tickets the morning of the Fair? Would you be interested in a discount on tickets (good for activities AND food!)? If yes, then you are in luck! We now have discounted pre-sale tickets available online and through the Main Office for purchase.
$25 for 27 tickets
$40 for 44 tickets
$60 for 66 ticket
$80 for 88 tickets
$100 for 110 tickets
Discount ticket sales end at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 5.
Buy Online Today

Madrigal Singers Unite!

December 3rd, 2018 | Events, Students

Madrigal Singers Unite!
Come join the Madrigal Singers at the Fair this Saturday. Singing times will be: 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for the closing. All are welcome to join in. Reach out to Marshunda if you are interested or have questions.

Candle Dipping Room Musicians
Sign up outside the main office or email Marshunda if you are interested in serenading the guests as they create their candles. Adults and students are encouraged to participate.

Students Play with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra
Two seventh graders performed with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday during their annual Holiday Pops concert at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. They will perform again on Sunday, December 9th at St. Richard’s Church in Danvers. The concert is free to the public with a canned good donation.

Adult Shopping Night Friday December 7 6 to 9 pm

December 3rd, 2018 | Announcements, Events

Join us Friday evening, December 7th for a special adult shopping night where local artisans will be selling their wares. Stop by to socialize and shop (without little eyes watching) and get ready for the holiday season. Book your babysitter and invite your friends! Live music!
Wine and appetizers will be served.
Invite friends. Share on Facebook.

Friday

December 3rd, 2018 | Parents, Students

As a reminder, this Friday is a full day of school and aftercare will continue as usual. Enchanted fair set up preparations by fair volunteers will begin at noon on Friday.

Doing Winter Well

December 3rd, 2018 | Waldorf Community Association

Fellow parent and wellness guru Dr. Heidi Zohn last week provided everything you need to know going into this winter’s cold and flu season during her presentation and group discussion last week at the WCA’s second education series lecture.

Heidi treated us with her ideas for addressing common colds and runny noses our families battle all season. She reviewed healthy ways to disinfect our living spaces and helped us understand the differences between the good bacteria essential to our body’s health, and the bad bacteria that make us sick. She also went over the noro virus, more commonly known as the “stomach bug, how we can avoid it and what to do once it’s arrived in your house.

Why We Give: It’s Personal

November 26th, 2018 | Committee, Outreach

This year on Giving Tuesday, I invite you to join me and my family in giving to the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Fund.

When Paul and I returned with Alexander (then five) and Aylin (three) from our nine-year sailing circumnavigation of the globe, we looked for a school that would mirror the experiences to which they had been exposed during our life away. We sought an environment that would continue to nurture their innate curiosity, let them take risks, and allow them to learn through experiencing the world around them. We wanted a place where they would feel understood, heard, loved, respected, and supported. Finding and then joining this Waldorf community was a perfect fit.

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TODAY Health and Wellness Discussion Monday, November 26, 1:00 to 2:30 PM

November 26th, 2018 | Parents, Waldorf Community Association

This Health and Wellness discussion is presented by our own, Heidi Henrickson Zohn DC, DACCP. Heidi is a parent of a 2nd grader and 7th grader at our school. She is a Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractor and a Wellness Lifestyle Expert. Many of us are familiar with her invaluable coaching on the use of essential oils for health. Her presentation will help us learn more about how to boost immunity as we enter the winter cold and flu season. Topics for discussion include nutrition for picky eaters, probiotic and gut health, necessary supplements, and the importance of sleep. She has recently given this presentation to a crowd at Winchester Hospital and it is not to be missed. This event is scheduled primarily for the convenience of our early childhood families. All families are welcome to join. By request, we will try to plan an evening session with Heidi later in the winter. There is also babysitting available during the program, contact Linda Wrinn to arrange childcare.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

November 26th, 2018 | Outreach, Parents

Grandparents and Special Friends Day was Tuesday Nov 20th and we want to thank all those who attended and helped organize such a wonderful event! The children absolutely love this day getting to share their main lesson blocks in the grades and bread making in kindergarten with their special friends. It was also a day to meet with alumni who shared their experiences of how a Waldorf education framed their adolescence into adulthood. What a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving break by bringing all of these special community members together. Very grateful!

Spiral of Light Saturday December 1

November 25th, 2018 | Events, Parents, Students

We invite the community to participate in our Community Spiral of Light on Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 pm. The Spiral of Light is a beautiful event for families as we are fast approaching the longest night of the year, the winter solstice. Nursery and Kindergarten families are invited to attend the 3, 4 or 5 pm program. Grades 1-3 families are invited for the 6 pm program. All are welcome to attend the 7 pm program. Each program will last about 45 minutes.

Click here for the online sign-up and for more details about this special annual event

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