Friday, October 19, 2012

Announcements: Week of October 19, 2012

- Save the Date: All- School Parent Evening
Monday, November 5th 6:30-8:00pm
Our next all-school Parent Evening will be held on November 5, 2012. One family member is expected to attend.  We will start at 6:30 with a short discussion with our mentor teacher Louise deForest on first grade readiness and then move into our classrooms with your teachers.

- Painting with Brigitte Buss
Wednesday Oct. 24th 9:00-11:00AM
Watercolor painting morning session for parents and friends of NAECC. Brigitte Buss is an art therapist licensed in Switzerland. She has worked in New York City since 2010. Be sure to check out the full invitation on the blog,

- Garden Updates & Events
We will have our school-wide Family Garden Day on Saturday October 27th at El Jardin del Paraiso. Friends and Family are welcome to join us.  We are inviting each child to bring a small cabbage plant or mum to plant in our Garden. It will be from 10 am to 12:30. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards.

The Annual Clothing Re-sale Week to benefit the garden will take place on Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26 in the Parent's Lounge. Collection of gently used items began Wednesday, October 17. 

- Holy Mama/Holy Papa
Beginning Wednesday, October 31st
For more information on joining this group that supports, honors and inspires the inner life of mothers and fathers, see the blog post. (Scholarship is available)

- Save the Date: Lantern Walk
Friday, November 9th 
We will celebrate our first festival of the school year. Join us in the Garden for this year's Lantern Walk.

- 2011-12 Yearbooks Still Available
We have a few 2011-12 Yearbooks available for purchase.  The book was created with love by parent Tamara de Ghellink and is a beautiful keepsake that will bring back sweet memories for you and your children in the years ahead. The cost for each book is $50 and part of the purchase price benefits the school.

- Upcoming Events at Nearby Waldorf Schools
Saturday, October 20 - Fall Fairs
Wednesday, October 24 - River Valley Tour
There are some great events happening at nearby Waldorf Schools. For more information on these events, see the blog post, 

- For Last Week's Announcements 

Save the Date: All-School Parent Evening

Dear Parents,

Our first all-school parent meeting will be held Monday November 5th at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm has been rescheduled for Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:00PM.

One family member is expected to attend.  We will start at 6:30 with a short discussion with our mentor teacher Louise deForest on first grade readiness and then move into our classrooms with your teachers.

Thank you - we look forward to seeing you there.

Painting Wednesday Oct. 24th with Brigitte Buss

Upcoming Events at Area Waldorf Schools

River Valley Waldorf School Tour
Wednesday, Oct 24

We encourage you to learn more about what a Waldorf primary school education looks like. Less than two hours from Manhattan, the River Valley Waldorf School in Upper Black Eddy, PA is a great place to start.

Here's your chance to see, to feel and to ask questions about grades 1-8. For informal advice, call Nina Kaufelt (mother of Jacob & Rose) at 646-285-8541. Nina's three children have gone to River Valley summer camp for three years. If you want to save a call, know that Nina will urge you to take the field trip! And if you're thinking of ditching NYC and moving to a beautiful colonial region, River Valley - a fully-equipped school with a 9-acre campus - is accepting children ages K-8. To register for the tour, call 610-982-5606 or email Renee Goodyear at

Fall Fair at the Waldorf School of Garden City
Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM

The Waldorf School of Garden City will host their annual Fall Fair and Alumni Day on Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event, which is free and open to the public, promises to be a wholesome and fun-filled day for children and families.  The day includes crafts for children, jump rope making, an Enchanted Children's Room, puppet show and much more!

The Waldorf School of Garden City is located in Nassau County.
225 Cambridge Street, Garden City, NY 11530

Fall Fair at the Green Meadow Waldorf School
Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM

The Green Meadow Waldorf School will host their annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM.  You are invited to share in their beautiful Fall tradition, with children's activities including cider pressing, pumpkin carving, and hayrides, plus unique vendors, live music, organic food, and much more!

The Green Meadow Waldorf School is located in Rockland County. 
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977