Friday, January 24, 2014

Winter Admissions Events

Pre-School/Kindergarten Open House
Thursday, February 6th from 7-8:30 PM
See our classrooms, meet our teachers and share in an in depth discussion about our Waldorf inspired approach to early childhood education.  Parents only please.  RSVP

Pre-School/Kindergarten School Tour
Tuesday, February 25th from 9:10-10:10 AM
Briefly observe two of our classes and then share in a discussion of your observations. 
Space is limited.  Parents only please.  RSVP

Grade School Open House
Thursday, February 11th from 7-8:30 PM
Thursday, March 6th from 7-8:30 PM
Parents are invited to share in a discussion about the New Amsterdam Grade School curriculum.  Join us to learn more about how we can meet the needs of your child as they enter into their primary school years.  Parents only please.  RSVP

The New Amsterdam School is Growing
As we begin to grow our grade school programs we are also growing our preschool and will have more space than ever before for new families in the Fall of 2014.  With the addition of new classroom space we will expand our offerings to include two Mixed Age Kindergarten classes and two 5-Day Nursery classes while continuing to offer our Bridge, 3-Day Morning Nursery and 3 & 5-Day Afternoon Nursery classes. 

There is still time to apply for next year.  Please contact me if you would like to attend one of our upcoming events and learn more about our school.

We also have limited space in our current 3-Day Morning and 3 & 5-Day Afternoon Nursery Programs and in our Mixed Age Kindergarten Program.  If your child is between 3 and 6 years of age consider joining one of our classes this Winter or Spring!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lecture: The Importance of Sleep

Monday, January 27th 7-8:30 PM

The Importance of Sleep

Please join us as we look into the importance of sleep for our children and ourselves. 
We will discuss ways to support the rhythms and rituals that move us into sleep, how we let go of our day and the phenomenon of sleep itself. 

Speaker:  Nancy Blanning has been a Waldorf educator for 30 years, emphasizing therapeutic and developmental support for young children.  She serves on the WECAN board and is the editor of Gateways.  She has co-authored "Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures,"  a therapeutic movement resource book for teachers.  She travels widely as lecturer, teacher trainer, mentor, and developmental consultant.

Our Parent Lectures are a wonderful way to invite new families to learn more about the Waldorf approach to parenting young children.  Please post information about this and other lectures on parenting web boards and invite your friends!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014-15 Pre-School Re-Enrollment Contracts

Dear families,

Your pre-school re-enrollment contracts should have arrived by mail.  We ask that you please return them to the school with your deposit on or before noon on Friday, February 7th.

Families with first grade ready children will receive their contracts soon.

The school continues to grow and you are all a part of the life and health of the school.  Thank you!

Please note that your payment schedule reflects a 5% tuition increase for the 2014-15 school year.  The Board works hard each year to keep tuition increases to a minimum and we continue to support our families with our Tuition Assistance program.

Please let me know if you have any questions.