Thank You to All Our Volunteers Reception

June 10th, 2019 | Administration

Please join us in thanking the many volunteers who help with so many aspect of the school community, from planning events, to gardening, clean up, maintenance, committee work and so much more. Coffee and treats will be served in the Trayes Room on Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:30 am. We’ll gather before and after assembly.

Summer Camp at Waldorf

June 9th, 2019 | Programs

Summer is really here now. Do you have your summer plans figured out? There is still space in our Waldorf Summer Camp with Coleen Ryan, for children age 7 to 11.

  1. July 29 – August 2
  2. August 5 – August 9
  3. August 12 – August 16

Learn more and register on our website.

Community Market Every Friday. Sign up for Preorders, CSA Shares and more

June 9th, 2019 | Events, Outreach

Our Summer Community Market will be happening again this Friday, from 2:30 to 6pm, and will continue throughout the summer through August 30. Shop here, shop local for produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, cheeses, meats, seafood, artisanal wares, honey, children’s activities, treats, music and so much more

If you would like to learn more or would like to sign up for preorders and monthly shares, please contact JoAnne McDonough. Preorders include: Bonny Breads Sourdough Bread Subscriptions, New Entry Farms CSA Share, TGI Fungi, Contigo Kitchen’s Pre-Order Friday Night Dinner Meals, and Feather Glen Farm’s Raw Goat’s Milk.

See the latest schedule of vendors on Facebook.

On the Blog: Embracing the Goodness in the World For Our Young Children

June 8th, 2019 | Outreach

Read our latest blog post on The Chalkboard.

Now more than ever, as adults, as parents, as educators, we need to embrace the goodness in the world and celebrate the amazing people on this planet! Why? Because our children need it. A child’s connection to a parent is so powerful, it is as though the two are one. Young children can sense profoundly the joy and distress in our inner being.

In our lives, unfortunately, we will continue to live through tragedies, natural disasters, wars, and political turmoil across the world. This piece, written by Waldorf early childhood educator Susan Weber in 2011 following the tragedy in Japan, shows us how we can always create goodness for our young children.

How Do I Find and Create Goodness for My Children?
by Susan Weber

Nursery Kindergarten Summer Program Starting June 24. Register today!

June 8th, 2019 | Programs

Our Nursery Kindergarten Summer Program is still accepting summer participants. We have about 9 children signed up for each session.

For a limited time, we are offering families the opportunity to enroll in just the first week (June 24 – 28) of the first session of Nursery Kindergarten Summer Program. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please contact Anita Haller-O’Neil this week.

The Nursery Kindergarten Summer Program follows the same rhythm of the current nursery and kindergarten program with the benefit of being outdoors for most of the day. Lead by experienced Waldorf educator, Michael Mansur, the Nursery Kindergarten Summer Program gives your nursery and kindergarten age child (3.5 to 6) the opportunity to experience seasonally and developmentally appropriate summer fun activities. Our two-week summer sessions are a complete offering, but together (4 sessions total) will also be a cohesive experience. Click below to see the list of themes for each two-week session.

Learn more and register on our website.

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Animal Detective Camp Changes

June 8th, 2019 | Programs

Our Animal Detectives camp with Clay Kern has been incorporated into Coleen’s Ryan’s August 12-16 camp week. If you are interested in Animal Detective camp, sign up for Coleen’s Ryan’s camp for the last week, August 12-16.

Specialty Summer Camps: Arabic Language and Culture

June 6th, 2019 | Programs

Our Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture specialty summer camp for children age 7 to 11 with Syonara Tomoum is happening the week of August 5-9.

Learn more and register here

Event at Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay: Meeting the Challenge of AI

June 5th, 2019 | Events

Special event at Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay (160 Lexington St, Belmont, MA 02478) on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 – 9 pm with author Nicanor Perlas.

This event is sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston

$20 suggested (students & seniors $15)

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Glen Brook’s Family Camp: Memories that Last a Lifetime

June 4th, 2019 | Classified

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Don’t stress about planning your family vacation—we’ve done it for you! Enjoy 5 days of bucolic beauty, delicious home-made and home-grown food, and fun for everyone in your whole family. Family Camp August 14 through 18.

Learn more

Babysitter Available

June 4th, 2019 | Classified

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I am an outgoing, enthusiastic, happy childcare professional who loves playing games, romping in the woods and going on mini adventures. I have been taking care of children for nine years and in that time held responsible for the safety of up to six children ranging from the age of two to ten. Along with my extensive babysitting experience, I worked at a Sandy Bay Nursery for a semester and La Tierra Community School for one year. In the nursery, I taught songs, games, encouraged peer interaction, and ensured safety. At La Tierra, I worked alongside the fourth-grade teacher in a classroom of 20 students by leading morning routines and lessons and working one on one as a tutor to students needing extra help. I spent many summers working for an outdoor art camp and an outdoor education program for high schoolers. These experiences taught me vigilance, safety, stamina, and strong communication skills. I enjoy spending my time with children because it allows me to have fun and carry responsibility.

During my time in college, I have taken many education classes including, “cultivating learning though school gardens,” “youth empowerment,” “children and nature” and “interpersonal communication.” In the future, I hope to work at an outdoor education program to foster kids growth.

Certificates:
WFR
CPR

Jennie Yoors
jenniemy7@gmail.com

Waldorf Inspired, Farm-to-Table, Sleep-Away Camp

June 4th, 2019 | Classified

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Camp Glen Brook. Waldorf Inspired, Farm-to-Table, Sleep-Away Camp

Weaving Waldorf education with the best of New England summers for over 70 years.
10 day, 3 week, and 6 week summer camp sessions available from June 30 to August 10.

Special 10 day sessions for 3rd & 4th graders.

Learn more at Camp Glen Brook.

Thank You for Your Help with the Running of the Gnomes Event

June 3rd, 2019 | Events, Fundraiser

Thank you kindergarten parents Deann Reyes-Wangh, Hayley Beaudoin, JoAnne McDonough, Arda Cankara-Hill and staff member and parent Miriam Silva Preas, for leading the planning of the first ever Running of the Gnomes 5K Trail Race at Moraine Farm. Thank you to parent, Luke Beardslee, for helping source the food. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped map out the trail, set up, clean up, grill, prepare the food and so much more. Together we raised over $6K. We estimate about 160 people attended and over 70 people participated in the run. Thank you to Performance Food Group, Corliss Brothers Garden Center and Nursery, The Crossland Group, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for their sponsorship and support.

Big Applause for the Talent Show Performers Last Friday

May 31st, 2019 | Events

Congratulations to all the performers who participated in the Talent Show on Friday. Once again, we had amazing performances from the Waldorf community. Big thank you for Janice and Kevin Andrews for coordinating the food and to the many other volunteers that helped put on this loved event.

New Patio Tables & Umbrellas

May 29th, 2019 | Committee

Two new eye-catching patio tables with bench seats and umbrellas have been given to the school by the Freysinger, Dowley, and Brewer-Siljeholm families. Their gift is intended to complete the bluestone patio which was built in 2017 with community donations from the Enhancement Fund. Constructed by Forever Redwood, a California-based company, the tables are made from pieces of redwood and douglas fir in a style called Mosaic Eco-Wood. This pattern takes leftover pieces of old growth timber that are traditionally scrapped due to their small size and reclaims the wood as fine furniture.

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Saturday Outdoor Open House June 1 10am

May 28th, 2019 | Admissions

Didn’t have a chance to join our last Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House? Come Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 to 11:30 am and explore with our nursery and kindergarten teachers what Moraine Farm has to offer young children.

The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature exploration 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 per 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. This outdoor open house provides interested families a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature based education.

Please come prepare to join us with walking shoes or hiking books, water bottles, and proper protective clothing. Babies in baby-carriers are recommended rather than strollers as the trails can be tricky to maneuver.

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