Friday, April 26, 2013

The Marketing Committee needs your help!

The Marketing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with some specific projects.

Firstly, for our important and exciting project of updating the website we need :
  1. Someone who has the time and expertise to transfer all the data from the current website to the new Wordpress platform (estimated to be approximately 8 - 10 hours work)
  2. A copy editor to ensure consistency of tone of voice throughout.
  3. A visual designer or design team who can work on refreshing and updating the look and feel of the website and helping us create a beautiful engaging website that effectively represents the school and our aspirations for the future.
Secondly, we are looking for someone who can take on the role of organizing the production of our printed material (postcards, leaflets etc). This would involve sourcing print partners (good quality, cost effective, reliable) and coordinating the production process. If anyone has any print resource they could recommend that would also be helpful.

Thirdly, we need help with distributing our printed marketing material. We would like to ask the whole community to consider where they might be able to distribute postcards and fliers (doctors offices, kids clubs, local stores, like-minded notice boards etc) to reach a wider audience. We'll remind everyone again when we have some material to distribute.

And finally, we would love some new members on the committee. This is an important and busy time for the school and there will be much for the Marketing Committee to be doing over the coming year, so we would love some more hands.

Please contact 3-day nursery parent Jennie on if you can help in any way.

Thank you all for your support.

Garden News and Meeting

The annual meeting for El Jardin will be held this Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm

For those interested in personally becoming a member of El Jardin they accept our community garden the membership enrollment is done by attending an annual Meeting where the steering board committee does an orientation, explain all the rules and then host a work day.

 Everyone knows what a wonderful time the children have in the garden. Its green spaces, lovely fragrances, bountiful blossoms are a treat for the senses and spirit. Just to see how our children romp and run, feeling themselves at one in this precious space, brings joy to our hearts.

All families are invited to participate more deeply in the garden by becoming members. There is a meeting this Saturday, April 26th at 1:00pm, for those interested in becoming members.The Annual meeting is when they accept new members, host the orientation, then a work day then, as it is run by its steering committee of 15 people,The new years board is voted upon at the end day. I will be there after 2pm as work supplies for our garden day will be arriving but any one is invited to contact me

Come and speak with other members, and get a better sense of what participating in membership might mean.
El Jardin del Paraiso, Inc. is a public park, operated by the community members,and under the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation/Green Thumb. The goals of the garden are to promote environmental awareness and education as well as to provide a safe, green space for recreation and outdoor events. The membership fee is only $15 per year. Please consider joining the garden membership: your support means so much!

Announcements for the Week of April 26, 2013

Area Waldorf Events:

Rudolf Steiner Spring Fair is Saturday April 27, 2013
10:00 am to 4:00pm
15 E 79th St

Eurythmy Performance for families Saturday April 27, 2013  10:00AM
Threefold Auidtorium
Green Meadow School
Chestnut Ridge, NY

The Little Donkey

Note to all:
Thank you everyone for using our new sign in and out sheets. We are asking that only the adults with the children sign the sheets. Many thanks!