Friday, February 1, 2013

Announcements: Week of February 1, 2013

- Dawn of the Year Festival
Saturday, February 2nd

Join us for the Dawn of the Year Festival
For information and event details, see the blog. >>more

- One Complimentary Benefit Concert Ticket
for Each Family!
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM

We are pleased to announce there is a complimentary ticket to our
February 12th Seeds of Imagination Benefit Concert
for each family in our school community.  >>more

- Parent Study Resumes
Wednesday, February 6th at 9:00 AM

Parent Study will resume with Louise DeForest. >>more

- Re-Enrollment Contracts Due
- Friday, February 8th >>more

- Parent Lecture
- Monday, February 11th 7:00PM

"How to Get Your Child to do What You Want Without Talking Yourself to Death"
with guest speaker Nancy Blanning. >>more

- School Tour
- Thursday, February 7th from 7-8:30 PM

During the tour we will briefly observe each of our classes and share in a brief discussion.  This event is for parents only and space is limited.

To participate please contact >>more

- Open House
- Thursday, February 7th from 7-8:30 PM

Our Open House is for parents only and is an opportunity to see our classrooms, meet our teachers and participate in an in depth discussion about our programs.

To participate please contact >>more

One Complimentary Benefit Concert Ticket for Every Family!

We are pleased to announce there is a complimentary ticket to our February 12th Seeds of Imagination Benefit Concert for each family in our school community. You can pick up your ticket at school (if you haven't already).

Please invite your friends and family by forwarding the recent evite.   
Thank you all for your support and participation.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Benefit Concert Planning Committee


Re-Enrollment Contracts Due February 8th

All currently enrolled families should have received their 2013-14 re-enrollment contracts by mail in the past week.  As we ask you to commit to another year of Waldorf education, we want to thank each and every family for being a part of our School community. We understand the sacrifices you make on behalf of your children and appreciate the many gifts that each family brings to our School community.

To ensure your child's place in the school for the 2013-14 school year you must return your signed contract and deposit check to the school on or before February 8th.  As we expect all our programs to be fully enrolled, please know that we cannot guarantee a place for your child if the contract is returned past this deadline.

I am happy to speak with you if you have any questions about this process or if you have not received your child's contract.

With warm wishes,

Karen Talluto

News from the Garden in Winter

Recent Garden Impressions:

The mere thought of playing in the garden these days has been motivation enough for the entire class to run (ok, more like trot) along the sidewalk as we approach the gate. “Gaarr-den, gaarrden, gaarden!”, the children chant and we take off, like a hive of bees, toward our destination. Once we get the lock open and the children’s mitten’s unencumbered by their loops, I set them free and at long-last these citified children go off to play in an exceptional natural environment. It is always in the garden when I think to myself: I can’t believe this is my job. What a life!

One seemingly sanguine little girl runs over to me and pulls my mittened hand to a corner of the garden where she’s spotted a cardinal looking for food near the pond. She overflows with excitement and wonder, and it is in this moment that I truly understand the notion of reverence. She tells me that cardinals do not fly away to somewhere warm in winter, and once again I find myself learning from the youngest teachers I’ve ever known. The next day, a little boy begs me to take him to the turtle pond to see the ice. To these winter-deprived children the site of ice seems to be the most mystifying thing. “ICE! ICE!!!”, they shout out on our walk. “Look, there’s a cup frozen in there!!” one boy exclaims. It takes me a moment to calibrate my amazement; even in the thoughtless discarding of another’s garbage, the children can experience the majesty of the natural laws of the universe. Now, on to figure out how goldfish survive under the ice...

*Greta Jee