Tuesday, September 22, 2015

First and Second Graders Spend Their Handwork Lesson at the Plant Dye Cafe!

Join us in Welcoming Students to Our Growing Grades Program!

We are so proud that our grades program continues to grow! There is still room in our programs, and we hope to continue to grow! Please tell your friends and colleagues about our upcoming admissions events on Saturday Sept. 26, and Saturday October 24th. 

New Amsterdam Partners with Meadowlark Store

Stock up on toys, gifts for fall birthdays and the upcoming holidays, or on rain gear and cold weather gear, Meadowlark Toy Store is a great place to ship made even greater with this generous offer!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Development Updates from Development Committee Co-Chair, Nina Kaufelt

Development Developments
from Development Chair, Nina Kaufelt

Dear Friends,

At the Community Meeting on April 16, we announced a Spring Drive with the goal of raising $175,000 by June 1.  It was both ambitious and necessary.

Today, to our delight, we have $110,325 in hand. ($121,000 as of May 26th!)

We thank all of you who have given generously and we thank you for asking your friends and family who have also given generously.

Families who have long been generous have been generous again.  Pretty new families have been generous. Brand-new families have been generous, too.

Every gift is touching in its own way, because, as Lynne Wu taught us, all money, but especially charitable money, has meaning, a story, behind it.

We need to raise another $65,000 in the next two weeks. This, too, is a tall order. But the momentum is with us! A generous alumni family has offered to double its first gift to the Spring Drive of $10,000 – with a challenge!  If the rest of us can raise $10,000 by June 1, this donor will give another $10,000. We can do it.

There are three ways you can help:
  • by sending your own new gift;
  • by asking your families and friends to give; and
  • by fulfilling your recent or past pledges.

We are very keen that 100% of current families give. Twenty-five families have yet to give. If those families each gave $100, that’s $2,500. If each gave $200, that’s $5,000.  So you see that solidary in giving is not only a gesture of respect and thanks to the donors who can and do give more, but it also amounts to considerable money.
When you sit down to write a check to New Amsterdam School for the Spring Drive, please pause and consider what New Amsterdam and Waldorf education mean to you.
With thanks,
Nina Kaufelt
Development Chair
(Mother of Julian, Jacob and Rose)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Free Puppet Shows at New Amsterdam School

We will be opening our doors and hosting community children for two free puppet shows:
  • Friday May 15th, 4pm for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Monday, May 18th, 4pm 5 &6 year olds

Please join us!! And please help spread the word! Invite friends, neighbors and colleagues. Share our event on facebook. And please do come and enjoy these beautiful tales and exquisite artistry.  

Thank You to Action Outreach Members who Hosted a Booth at Hester Street Fair!

Here are some picture of the day!

Our team worked hard but they had a lot of fun! And they earned almost $300 for the school! And best of all, they got to share information about New Amsterdam with neighborhood families.

We will be organizing another booth this Saturday, May 16th. Join the fun! volunteer for a shift at the New Amsterdam Booth at Hester Street Fair!

Email Cherish, cherish.pratt@newamsterdamchildhood.org if you are able to help!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Seven Year Cycles and the Biography of the Soul Foundational Studies Workshop at Green Meadow

A workshop in Foundational Studies at Green Meadow with Jennifer Brooks Quinn.

5 classes September -November 2015