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Waldorf Weekly 10/6

October 6, 2023



10/7: Fall Frolic, 1-3pm (CWS Bowl)

10/9: CWS Garden Team Meet-Up, 8-9am (Ann Becker Park)

Holiday Faire Planning, 203pm (Community Room)

10/11: Parent Education Event: Waldorf 101, 1:30-3:00pm

10/12: Grade 5 Play, 1:15, 4:30

Picture Retakes

10/13: Community Singing, 8:30 (Community Room)

Craft Guild, 9:30 (Community Room)

10/15: Join CWS Families at Irons Farm Pumpkin Patch, 3-5

10/16: CWS Board Meeting, 6-8pm

CWS Garden Team Meet-Up, 8-9am (Ann Becker Park)

Holiday Faire Planning, 203pm (Community Room)

10/17: PA Meeting & Book Club, 6-9pm (MadTree Brewing)

10/18: Grade 2 Parent Meeting, 2-3pm

10/20: Community Singing, 8:30 (Community Room)

Grades 6-8 Halloween Dance (Gym), 5:30-8:30

Grade 7 Parent Meeting, 5:30-7

10/21: Foundations Studies, 10:00am

10/23: CWS Garden Team Meet-Up, 8-9am (Ann Becker Park)

Holiday Faire Planning, 203pm (Community Room)

10/26: Grade 7 Trip (through 27th)

10/27: Community Singing, 8:30 (Community Room)

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, 8:30 (Community Room)

11/4: Open House: Pre-K - 8th grade, 10:00am

High School, 11:00am

CWS Spotlight: 7th Grade Camping Trip!

Extra extra, read all about it! Our 7th grade journalists had lots to report about their recent camping trip. Check it out!

Attention Parents: AWSNA Climate and Equity Survey

For the past few years, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) has asked accredited Waldorf Schools to participate in a Climate and Equity Survey. The Fall 2023 Climate and Equity Survey links are now open and available for you as a Waldorf parent to participate. The results from the survey will be compiled and reported back to AWSNA and to participating schools once all surveys have been completed.

Please click the link below in order to participate. The deadline to participate in the Fall 2023 Climate and Equity Survey is Monday, October 9th. Thank you for your participation!!!

Access your survey by clicking here!

Sign Up for School Picture Retakes

You should have received a link to your child's school photo via email. If you'd like to sign up for a retake — or if your student was absent on picture day — the photographer will be back at school on October 12th.

Sign up here for retakes!

School Pictures Ordering Reminder

Please place school picture orders by tonight Friday, October 6th. Orders received after the 6th will incur a late fee. Photos may be viewed and ordered here. Students participating in picture retake day on the 12th will have an extended ordering deadline.

For questions about orders and/or retakes, please e-mail Alison Fopeano at

Looking For All Available Drivers!

The high school needs parent drivers! In order to drive students other than your own, CWS does require that a background check be completed and passed every two years. It's a simple process and the school pays for it, so win-win!

Please, click HERE to sign up and get more information.

Join us for Fall Frolic October 7th!

The Festivals Committee and the Parent Association warmly invite you to join us for a celebration of fall on Saturday, October 7th from 1-3pm in the Lower School bowl (grassy area next to the school).

Enjoy light bites and sweet treats, hair braiding and face painting courtesy of our Cincinnati Waldorf High School students, cider pressing, and socializing. This was a beautiful, nourishing community event last year and we look forward to seeing you at this year's event. Fall Frolic is weather-permitting and will not be held in case of inclement weather.

Calling All Green Thumbs to Join our CWS Garden Team!

As many of you know, we have a lovely garden space at Ann Becker Park near school. This garden is largely used by our 3rd grade as part of their curriculum, but the garden is large and has lots of untapped potential. Join other gardeners to work in the garden space - and on other plant projects around the school!

Mondays from 8:00-9:00am

Meet at the garden in Ann Becker Park, and help our garden grow!

Don't Miss Waldorf 101 Parent Ed Event October 11th!

Enjoy a panel discussion about Waldorf education from early childhood to high school featuring CWS Faculty Chair Connie Davis, Woodland Preschool Teacher Carmy Malora, and High School Humanities Teacher Kirsten Roberts. Come learn what makes Waldorf education unique and how it benefits students.

CWS parents are strongly encouraged to attend this informative discussion -- and bring your questions for our master teachers!

RSVP here!

Pumpkin Patch Outing at Irons Fruit Farm October 15th

Join CWS families at Irons Farm from 3-5pm on Sunday, October 15th to enjoy a hayride, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and farm stand treats! Like apple picking, this is an unstructured event. So, arrive when you're able and keep an eye out for your CWS friends!

Hayrides run every 15 minutes from 11am-5pm and are FREE. You just pay for pumpkins by the pound. For more information about October Weekends at Irons Farm, click here.

DOW/PA Cornhole Tournament Saturday, Oct. 29th

Please join us for our 2nd annual Fall Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, October 29th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the fantastic OTR Stillhouse! There is ample outdoor space for the cornhole setups and play. This event is for the entire Waldorf community - there is a very large outdoor space for the tournament, plus once we wrap up with the tournament, you can stay to watch the Bengals vs the 49ers at 4:25PM on the big screen!

Registration is $20 per player, with 100% of fees benefiting the Parent Association. Please register in advance if you'd like to play, and the fee can be paid the day of in cash or via Venmo! If you don't want to play, please feel free to come by to cheer on the players and socialize with the community!

Time & Location

Oct 29, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM OTR Stillhouse, 2017 Branch St, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Calling All 6th-8th Graders to the Halloween Dance!

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 Grandfriends Day: 2-14-24

We're planning a special event to show how much we love our grandfriends! Mark your calendar for Valentine's Day, and stay tuned for more details about this special day 💓

CWS Is Hiring an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

The Cincinnati Waldorf School is currently seeking applicants for Early Childhood Assistant Teacher. This position is hourly and assistants are on duty for approximately 30 hours per week, working collaboratively with our Preschool and Kindergarten Lead Teachers. The base wage is $15/hour and this is a benefits-eligible position. The ideal candidate will have experience and comfort working with 3-6 year old children and will be calm, compassionate, reliable, and self-motivated. Click here for more information. Questions? Contact Susan Gray, Administrative Director, at

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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