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Waldorf Weekly 10/30

October 30, 2023



10/30: Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

10/31: Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)


11/1: Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

11/3: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

Craft Guild, 9:30-11:30am (Community Room)

Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 3:15-5pm

11/4: Open House: Pre-K - 8th grade, 10-1pm

High School, 11-2pm

11/6: CWS Garden Team Meet-Up, 8-9am (Ann Becker Park)

Holiday Faire Planning, 2-3pm (Community Room)

11/8: Experience the Specials Parent Ed Event, 6:30-8pm (Lower School Music Room)

11/10: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

Craft Guild, 9:30-11:30am (Community Room)

Lantern Walk, 6pm

11/13: CWS Garden Team Meet-Up, 8-9am (Ann Becker Park)

CWS Board Meeting, 6-8pm

11/14: CWS Parent Association Meeting, 6-7:30pm (Lower School Music Room)

11/17: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

Craft Guild, 9:30-11:30am (Community Room)

Grade 3 Field Trip, 8:30am-12:30pm

Grade 10 Play, 5:30pm (School of Rock)

11/18: Foundation Studies, 10-3pm

***Please Note***

Our amazing Chef Lex will be out Thursday, Nov. 2nd and Friday, Nov. 3rd. Please remember to pack your student's lunch for these two days.

Parent Teacher Conferences: 10/30 - 11/1

Fall Teacher Conferences for Preschool-High School are coming up!

For the Lower School, we will have conferences Monday, October 30th - Wednesday, November 1st. Some teachers may offer alternate times. Please look for an email from Office Manager Nicole Stout with links to sign up!

For the High School, conferences will be held on Monday, October 30th only. If you have a high school student, please look for an email from Mr. Gerhardt for more details. Again, teachers may offer alternate times.

There will be NO SCHOOL for lower school or high school students on these days. However, Nature Tots will still meet.

Additionally, childcare will be offered on Monday, Oct. 30th from 8:00 - 5:30, Tuesday, Nov. 1st from 8:00 - 3:30, and Wednesday, November 2nd from 8:00 - 5:30 for enrolled CWS students only during your conference time. Please sign up here if you plan to use this option.

Please Check for Lost Items During Conferences

Lost and found items will be displayed near the front entrance during conferences. Please take a minute to look and claim any items belonging to your child/ren!

Fall '24 Preschool Admission Visit Day

Sibling Admission Visit Day will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00am- 9:45am in the Woodland Preschool classroom. This is a special visit day reserved only for younger siblings of current CWS students, and children of faculty members who will be ready for Preschool in the fall of 2024. . Action Steps for Parents: 1. Please submit an online application for enrollment HERE. The application window for next school year will open in early November, 2023. 2. Sign up for your child's visit HERE Spots are limited, so please sign up quickly! Once you have signed your child up for the visit, Karen will contact you with further details. Please let Karen know if you have questions

ALL ARE WELCOME in the CWS Community Room

The CWS Community Room is located across from Ms. Kyle's NatureTots room and adjacent to the CWS gym. There's a large table and chairs, a couch, toys and a play area for littles, and a coffee and tea station. And we want you to know that you are always welcome in the Community Room! Need to kill a few minutes before NatureTots or pickup? Looking for a space to chat with another parent? The Community Room is there for you!

A big thank you to Casey Gries for our beautiful new sign to let you know you're in the right place! Weekly meetings will also be listed on the sign so you'll know what's happening in the Community Room each week. The only requirement for using the Community Room is to clean up after yourself and your children 🧹 We hope to see you there!

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Friday 11/3

The Language and Culture Committee would like to invite CWS families to join in our second annual El Día de Los Muertos celebration. This Latin American tradition of life and death is traditionally celebrated from October 31st- November 2nd each year. In many countries in Latin America and in many parts of the United States, home altars called ofrendas are made to celebrate loved ones who have died. In Guatemala, kites called barriletes are made and flown to honor the dead.

So, please join us for this joyous after school celebration. Parents and friends are invited to pick up their student at the regular dismissal time at the end of the school day and make their way to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration located in the Lower School Bowl.

Come Experience the Specials on 11/8

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 6:30-8pm

Where: CWS Lower School Music Room

Don't just learn about the Special Subjects at CWS ... experience them for yourself!

A defining aspect of Waldorf education is the abundant Special Subject curriculum. CWS Special Subjects include Spanish, Mandarin, Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodworking, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Gardening, Modeling, and Games/PE.

During this interactive presentation, you will experience Eurythmy with Ms. Kimball, Mandarin with Ms. Wang, and Handwork with Ms. Arthur. Enrollment Director Karen Crick will also provide a brief overview of the Special Subjects and their importance in Waldorf education.

Please RSVP!

Join Us for Lantern Walk 11/10

The CWS Lantern Walk is coming up! This event, intended for students in preschool through Grade 3 and their families, is a reverent celebration of kindness and inner light. It will take place on Friday, November 10th at 6pm in the Lower School Bowl.

If you want to practice the songs we will all be singing, check out our CWS Community Song Book and/or join Mr. Petersen for Community Singing on Fridays at 8:30am in the Community Room!

Support the PA's Winter Flower Power Fundraiser

Get a jump start on your holiday gift giving or order some beautiful winter blooms to brighten your house during the upcoming holidays. Shop the PA's Winter Flower Power Fundraiser now! Check out a large selection of amaryllis, plus a few other winter bulbs!

50% of all sales go directly to the CWS Parent Association to support its mission and fund parent education, faculty appreciation, and other community initiatives. Holiday orders ship starting mid-November, in the order they are received. All orders placed by December 1st, will arrive in time for gift giving for the holiday season!

Student Council Canned Food Drive for MEAC!

Please donate in date cans of hearty soups, canned chili, canned spaghetti, canned fruits and vegetables for our friends at MEAC (Madisonville Education Assistance Center).

CWHS Student Council and our middle school SAC (Social Action Committee) are collecting food for MEAC's food pantry. CWHS juniors and seniors will take our first collection over and volunteer some hours on Oct 25, and we will continue to collect for another delivery closer to winter break.

We all thank you for your donations!

Spread the Word about Our Fall Open House!

Know someone who might be interested in attending our Fall Open House? Be sure to share this info and spread the word about our amazing school!

Save the Date for Holiday Faire

It's back, and you don't want to miss this magical event! Sign up to participate below, and keep any eye out for ticket info, which will be coming soon 🕯️

Sign up to help with your child's class activity!

Planning to Have a Howlin' Good Time this February?

If you're looking for some staycation fun this February, Great Wolf Lodge is once again offering a discount to CWS families on the Tuesday and Wednesday of our February Break. GWL will also give us a FREE night to auction at our Spring Benefit if 20 or more families book this deal. Last year's families had a blast, so consider booking your stay today!

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