Friday, February 8, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Our Benefit Event

Dear New Amsterdam Families,

The members of the Seeds of Imagination benefit concert planning committee have been busy worker bees organizing, scheduling, designing, building, crafting, advertising and planning for the upcoming Benefit Concert on February 12th. And we would like to ask for your help!

On the day of the event, we could use some parent participation. So if you have some free time or can make some free time to help, we would be most appreciative!

Please email Lynne: or Kaarin: to volunteer!

Anyone who is free or able, please sign up for one of the following FIVE shifts:
(duties will be simple, concise and easy to follow!)

SHIFT 1. 9:30am- 12:00 Noon
Decorations, Patron Gift Bags, Last Minute Box Office
We will need help organizing, moving tables, setting up flowers and silks, posting signage, etc.

SHIFT 2. 1:30-4pm
Tech Run, Lobby set up
-We are hoping some teachers and speakers can be present at this time.
-Volunteers can assist with communications, continue to set up and continue box office duties

SHIFT 3. 4-6:30pm
Pre-event, Catering, Deliveries
-Help receive deliveries, set up reception area (beverage and food area, glasses, signage)

SHIFT 4.  6:30-10pm
The Event
-We can use a few people for welcoming, tickets, box office, manning tables, moving items

SHIFT 5. 10pm-midnight
Clean Up
- A MOST important aspect to this night will be to help us wrap it all up!! We can use a team of people to help return items to the school and to sponsors, and help return Henry Street Playhouse to its original condition!

Also, if you are not planning on using the complimentary ticket, please turn it in as soon as possible so we can get an accurate head count for the theater and hopefully sell it.

In addition, we welcome your assistance in spreading the word about the concert.  There is still time!  Please share the evite with your circles of friends, colleagues and families, and also feel free to post this information on any online groups or listserves you belong to.

Thank you all for your support and participation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Seeds of Imagination Benefit Concert Planning Committee

Announcements: Week of February 8th, 2013

- 5th Annual Benefit Concert
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM

Tickets are still available and volunteers are needed! >>more

- No Parent-Child Classes this Saturday, February 9th
Classes will resume on Saturday, February 16th

- Parent Lecture
Monday, February 11th at 7 PM

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

- Ms. Patricia's Garden Reflections"Our 3-Day Nursery children have finally made it to the garden! Speeding along in our new wagons, we make the trip in less than 5 minutes." >>more

- Holy Mama -- Holy Papa
Wednesday, February 13th at 9:00 AM >>more

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

- Anthroposophical Study
- Thursday, February 14th at 9:10 AM

All are welcome! 
We are reading The Recovery of Man in Childhood by A.C. Hardwood. >>more

Ms. Patricia's Garden Reflections

Our 3-Day Nursery children have finally made it to the garden! Speeding along in our new wagons, we make the trip in less than 5 minutes. Upon arrival, the children disembark, and then spread out over the meadow, like seeds blown in the wind! Some find a place to dig, others look for sticks, others gaze up in awe to see a kindergartner perched on a tree limb. Always, there are children romping and playing. What a beautiful sight this is! We are so grateful to visit the garden and have its essence sink deep into the beings of our young children.