Native American Heritage Month

November 2nd, 2020 | Announcements

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of our People and to acknowledge and honor the historic and significant contributions that have been made to our Nation. Native American Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate yourselves about local tribes and Native organizations, to raise awareness about the unique challenges our People have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which our People have worked to conquer these challenges.

We hope you will acknowledge Native American Heritage Month this year. Here are a few suggestions:

Thank you, Marshunda Smith, for sharing this incredible information with us!

Middle School Orchestra Prepares for December Concert

November 2nd, 2020 | Announcements

As the Middle School Orchestra is preparing for their concert on December 8, here is a snippet of their work on Fancy Fiddles. Definitely a barn-raising hoedown!

Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop — Adults Only

November 2nd, 2020 | Announcements

THIS Saturday • November 7 • 10 AM – 12 PM

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets via Eventbrite

‘Tis the season… to step up your holiday card game! Get them made and sent early this year by coming to our Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop. During this beginner’s workshop, we will talk about card design and image transfer, key carving techniques, essential tips for stamping onto cards, and mixed media finishing touches.

$20 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Cost per participant if you would like to use our materials during the workshop only.

$45 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Cost per participant if you wish to take home your printmaking carving tools + brayer.

Every participant will go home with their hand-carved stamp plus 6 printed cards and envelopes. Come prepared with a 4″ x 6″ design idea already drawn or printed out!

Please RSVP by November 3 so there’s time to procure enough supplies.

 

Highlights from Halloween Trailwalk

November 2nd, 2020 | Announcements

Congrats to all involved in last week’s Halloween Trail Walk. The whole event and everyone’s costumes overflowed with creativity and the excitement was palpable. Much gratitude to the many hands that worked hard to make the evening a special experience for all. Here are some images to highlight the event.

 

Movie Night Recap

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Committee, Waldorf Community Association

Last Friday evening, the DEI and WCA committees co-hosted a movie night. The featured movie, 13th was timely in nature and documents America’s painful relationship with racial inequalities. The movie sparked discussion around what we as a community can do to teach our students this element of our history as well as move our community into action. This documentary is certainly worth watching! Much gratitude to the DEI and WCA committees for designing such a powerful event.

 

Halloween Trail Walk

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Events

On Wednesday, October 28, we will host our first Halloween Trail Walk. We need your help to light the way! In order to light the path, we ask that each family carve a pumpkin or two at home and bring them into school on October 27th or 28th. These pumpkins will line the trail while celebrating our creativity and festive spirits.

After the event, we will leave the pumpkins along the trail to provide a bountiful harvest for the forest animals who are excitedly preparing for winter! Community members of all ages will be attending this event, so please consider everyone when choosing your carving designs.

If you have any questions or would like ideas, you’re welcome to reach out to Branigan Reed. We can’t wait to see you!

Available Spots:

5:30 PM — Nursery & Kindergarten Families
5:45 PM — Nursery, Kindergarten & Grades Families
6:00 PM — Grades Families
6:15 PM — Grades Families

Please sign up here to participate. 

More Fun Run Highlights!

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements

The warmth from everyone’s happy faces continues to emanate from our recent Waldorf Family Fun Run event. Enjoy this slideshow that has been assembled to celebrate everyone who participated.

Pledges Still Welcome!

Visit Pledge.WaldorfMoraine.org to make a contribution. Thank you for your support!

 

Correspondence with Congressman Seth Moulton

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Students

Recently, the Seventh Graders received a wonderful note from Congressman Seth Moulton in response to letters they sent him regarding the protection of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. On March 27, 2020, the US Department of Interior unexpectedly took the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land out of federal trust, leaving the land and the tribe vulnerable, especially at the beginning of the pandemic.

The Seventh Graders wrote letters in support of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act, a bill that has passed in the US House of Representatives but still sits in the US Senate today. Passage of this bill would reaffirm the federally protected status of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land and keep it in trust.

Congressman Moulton, who has reached out to the class before in response to previous letters they sent him in fifth grade, wrote, “Thank you so much for reaching out to me regarding the protection of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. It was incredible reading such well-articulated and passionate letters…With you all destined to be that next generation, I am confident you will take the reins and make this the “happier place” that Ms. Horner envisioned at the conclusion of her letter. Your thoughtfulness makes me tremendously proud to serve as your representative for the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts.”

Seeking Members for Outdoor Life Committee

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Committee

Do you enjoy working outdoors? The Outdoor Life Committee maintains all the plants, furniture, signs, and other elements of our landscape directly in front of the School. We are a small group of present and former parents who enjoy working outside together, learning about plants, and seeing the campus bloom.

This fall we are seeking to add 1-2 members. There is no experience required, just interest and availability. Are you curious? Have questions and a little time? Please email Laura Freysinger at artnsew68@gmail.com. Depending on the season and the job to be attended, we work outdoors normally on Sunday mornings. We plan to resume an occasional indoor meeting once it is safe to do so and probably do a zoom meeting this winter.

 

WCA Update

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Waldorf Community Association

The most recent Waldorf Community Association (WCA) newsletter can be viewed HERE. Below are highlights of WCA’s current projects and events. All community members are invited to participate. Please click through the below links to learn more.

Solar Power System Demo

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements

The solar panel stationed in the Quad is a miniature solar power system. It presents a great opportunity for students looking to learn about solar power. The panel charges a 12-volt battery via a Victron controller to generate enough DC power for the rope lights under the canopy, and the data can be harvested via an app on a smartphone. Best of all, the alumni parent who designed and built the system, Peter Morse, is available to help students or faculty who want to develop their understanding of the system. It’s a great opportunity to comprehend at a basic level the way solar power turns into electricity and ideally, to come up with other ideas for future solar power on campus. For more info, contact Anita at brewersil@yahoo.com.

 

Online Event — Start an Education Revolution!

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Events

Congratulations to Marshunda Smith for her musical feature in the upcoming event: Tell Me A Story: Re-Imagining Education Through Storytelling, Creativity & The Art of the Imagination.

This online event is open to the public with tickets available for sale. For more info visit their website: SchoolofSophia.org/tell-me-a-story.

 

Rudolf Steiner Online Seminars

October 26th, 2020 | Announcements, Events

FREE LIVE STREAMING EVENTS VIA ZOOM! Click HERE to learn more.


Free Seminar — The adult as a role model worthy of imitation by the young child.

Free LIVE STREAMING TALK Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Ed. Interested in deepening your understanding of Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education? Join us on ZOOM Sat 31st October at 10.00 am for a FREE LIVE STREAMING talk by Connie Grawert on “The adult as a role model worthy of imitation by the young child.”

Saturday • October 31 at 10:00 AM (Sydney, Australia time)
Friday • October 30 at 7:00 PM (EST)
REGISTER HERE

Free Seminar — Life as a Steiner Teacher

“A career as a Steiner Teacher in the Primary Classroom” – Terri McMillan sharing her insights as a Steiner teacher of 36 years of experience to inspire you for either our full-time Ad Dip Rudolf Steiner Ed on campus, or our part-time online course for Primary Class Teacher PD.

Saturday • November 7 at 10:00 AM (Sydney, Australia time)
Friday • November 6 at 6:00 PM (EST)
REGISTER HERE


To register for a link to join any of these FREE live streaming events, please go to SteinerseMinar.com.

 

Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop

October 20th, 2020 | Announcements

Saturday • November 7 • 10 AM – 12 PM

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets via Eventbrite

‘Tis the season… to step up your holiday card game! Get them made and sent early this year by coming to our Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop. During this beginner’s workshop, we will talk about card design and image transfer, key carving techniques, essential tips for stamping onto cards, and mixed media finishing touches.

$20 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Cost per participant if you would like to use our materials during the workshop only.

$45 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Cost per participant if you wish to take home your printmaking carving tools + brayer.

Every participant will go home with their hand-carved stamp plus 6 printed cards and envelopes. Come prepared with a 4″ x 6″ design idea already drawn or printed out!

This event will be hosted outdoors on the Quad at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. While the heat lamp will be running, you’ll want to layer up just in case. Enjoy a warm cup of cider, too!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets via Eventbrite

Note: Please RSVP by November 3 so there’s time to procure enough supplies.

 

All Community Meeting Recording

October 19th, 2020 | Announcements, Faculty, Parents

Last week’s All Community Meeting focused on insights and highlights into how the school year is going in relation to curriculum and the outdoor classrooms. Please check out this recording to see and hear the amazing work that your students are involved with! Our next ACM is Wednesday, November 19 (via Zoom) at 7:30 PM. Please mark your calendars.

 

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