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Waldorf Weekly 11/3

November 3, 2023



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

High School, 11-2pm

11/6: 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 Board Meeting, 6-8pm

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

11/16: Grade 6 Play, 1:30 + 6pm

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

11/22 - 11/24: Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)

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!

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

NOW ENROLLING for Spring 2024 NatureTots!

Registration is now open for the 2024 Spring term of NatureTots with Ms. Kyle!

These popular Parent & Child classes for children 16 months to 3 years provide an opportunity for young children and their parents or caregivers to come together in a joyful and nurturing environment where children are introduced to their first school experience in a safe and gentle way.

Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am, and on Mondays and Fridays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, at the CWS lower school campus, located at 6743 Chestnut Street in Mariemont.

Now enrolling for Spring Term!

Begins January 15, 2024 Monday through Friday

• 9-11am • $399 Monday/Friday

• 12:30-2:30pm • $399

15 classes per session

For more information, contact Karen Crick, our Enrollment Director by phone at 513-541-0220, ext. 103, or

Visit our website to learn more about our school's programs and to register for classes.

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!

Order Veggies from Rose Hill Farm, and Pick Up at CWS!

We are so excited to be partnering with Rose Hill Farm to source local, biodynamically grown produce for our school lunch program — and provide our families easy access to healthy, nutritious, beautiful veggies grown by David Chal, a longtime friend and CWS sponsor (and brother to Katie, Sweet Pea Preschool Assistant). Read this letter from David to learn more.

You can now order produce online from Rose Hill Farm and pick up your order in the grassy area in front of the school on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15. Please note that you must walk up to get your order — orders will not be delivered via the car line.

You can still shop from a lovely selection of fall produce, including squash, radishes, ginger, beets, turnips, greens, and more! Place your order online by EOD Monday to pick up on Wednesday. Select "Pick up at CWS" during check-out. The first pick up date will be 11/8.

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!

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!

CWS Ski Club: 30% Off Club Passes Ends 11/5!!

The Waldorf Ski/Board club is a loosely formed club of enthusiasts, family, friends and kids. We will have 4-5 Wednesday or Thursday evenings in Jan/Feb when we will carpool from school and finish our day at the slopes.

Club pass deadline is November 5, 2023 ( 30% off regular price). From November 5- December 1st, the discount will be 20% off, and after December 1st, passes will be 10% off regular price. All club passes include free introductory lessons.

As a club member, you can purchase 3 week skiing or boarding beginners group lessons. This year, club racing is an exciting new option. Please contact Kirana Rao at 513-377-7495 if you are interested in club racing or club group lessons.

To purchase a pass online:

  • Go to

  • Scroll to find Cincinnati Waldorf Friends and Family

  • Sign in to club page - Username: waldorfff & Password: center

  • Use the 3 line menus in the upper left corner and select the pass you would like to buy. Enter quantity and click next

  • Sign in to personal account (Create one if you are new). Use drop down menu to select pass holder name. Double check all Info. Select an option for season pass photo and press continue

  • If you would like to purchase rentals, purchase them from drop down menu

  • Sign liability waiver and rental agreement digitally

  • Checkout and finalize club membership

  • Passes can be picked up the first day you are at the slopes.

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