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Waldorf Weekly 12/1

December 1, 2023



12/2: Sibling Admission Visit Day, 9-9:45am

Holiday Faire, 10:00-2:00pm

12/6-12/7: Wintergarden (Grade 1 - High School)

12/8: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

12/13: Seasonal Craft and Preschool Information Evening

12/14: Winter Music Choral and Strings Concerts

Grades 4-6, 4:00-5:00pm

Grades 7-12, 6:30-7:30pm

12/15: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

Wintergarden (EC)

Winter Music Choral and Strings Concert

Grades 4-12, 1:20-2:40pm

12/18-1/2: Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)


1/3: School back in session

1/4: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

1/10: Parent Education Event: Developmental Stages of Childhood (1:30-3pm)

1/12: Community Singing, 8:30am (Community Room)

MLK Assembly (11am-12pm)

Noon dismissal

1/13: Foundation Studies, 10am-3pm

1/15: (NO SCHOOL)


Wanted: Volunteers for School Lunches!

Our amazing Chef Lex wants your help... yes, you! Offering a few hours of your time a couple days a week can reward you with a discounted lunch for your student. To volunteer, please email Chef Lex at

CWS Re-enrollment & Tuition Assistance Policy Changes!

Re-enrollment takes place in early January! To read more please follow this link.

CWS Winter Music Concerts!

Families are cordially invited to attend our CWS Winter Music Concerts! Hosted by Mr. Petersen [choral music] and Dr. Carpinteyro [strings], all students in Grades 4-12 will be sharing the gift of music. Concert times are as follows:

Thursday, December 14 / 4-5 PM / Grades 4-6

Thursday, December 14 / 6:30-7:30 PM / Grades 7-12

Please write directly to if your child is unable to attend.

LAST CALL: Get Your Holiday Faire Tickets!

Advance Holiday Faire tickets are available until 5PM today! There will be tickets available at the door tomorrow for $20 per person. No Treasure Gnome or Angel Room reservations will be available day-of, so please reserve your tickets/times now!

Chef Lex will also be selling lunch, which can be pre-ordered HERE.

CWS Announces New Legacy Scholarship!

As we continue to celebrate the 50th year of the Cincinnati Waldorf School, we are taking note of the very welcome presence of CWS parents who were students here at one time!

We are pleased to announce that the CWS Board of Trustees has approved a new CWS Legacy Scholarship that will be awarded to any CWS parent* who either 1) Graduated from Cincinnati Waldorf School (at highest program level offered), or 2) Attended CWS for 5+ years. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage our alums to send their own children to CWS, to make it more affordable for them, and to engage our alums in the CWS community. The Legacy Scholarship is $1,000 per family, per year, for as long as their student(s) attends. *Parent includes biological parent, adopted parent, custodial step parent or legal guardian.

Join the Spring Benefit Team!

This year's Spring Benefit is March 23, 2024, and the theme is "Let's Work Out for CWS"!

What's the Spring Benefit you ask? It's an amazing, fun party that also raises money to support our school! Check out a groovy video of last year's event here.

Right now we're looking for some party planning muscle 🏋🏽 Whether you have one hour or twenty or whether you're good with decor or data, there's a spot for you on our team! Email if you're ready to work out for CWS!

Watch Your Child Walk the Wintergarden Spiral!

Each December CWS joins Waldorf schools around the world to celebrate Wintergarden. Wintergarden offers students an opportunity to reflect on the light they carry within as they journey through winter's cold and dark and to feel how their light joins with the light of their classmates to create a warm and supportive community.

We welcome you to attend your student/s' Spiral Walk. In order to allow each child to be fully present during their walk and during the walks of their peers, parents who attend agree to watch in silence and refrain from using cell phones or taking pictures during this reverent and meditative event.

Wednesday, December 6th (Gym)

Thursday, December 7th (Gym)

​9:45 - Grade 8

​8:35 - High School (9-12)

11:45 - Grade 3

9:45 - Grade 6

1:20 - Grade 5

11:00 - Grade 2

2:00 - Grade 7

11:45 - Grade 1

1:20 - Grade 4

Friday, December 15th (Location TBD)

8:45 - Woodland Preschool

9:30 - Sweet Pea Preschool

10:15 - Oak Tree Kindergarten

11:00 - Rose Blossom Kindergarten

11:45 - NatureTots

High School students should be dropped off at the Lower School in the morning, so please plan for this. Read more about Wintergarden here.

Join Us for an Alumni/50th Anniversary Celebration!

Help Support the 4th Grade Blessing Bag Project!

The Fourth Grade is leading the Blessing Bag project. They will be selling items at Holiday Faire to raise money for Blessing Bag items. On December 13th, Fourth Grade and the SAC will lay out the items, and each student in Grades 1-8 will have the opportunity to make a bag to hand out to people experiencing homelessness.

The Blessing Bag project is a chance to give to neighbors in need in Cincinnati. This year's goal is to make 180 Blessing Bags so that every grade school student can take one Blessing Bag with them to give out. Please bring your donations to the Cincinnati Waldorf School or drop them off at Sonya Warren's house by December 8, 2023.

Click HERE to sign up do donate items for the Blessing Bags!

Who Will Win the Pizza Party & Games Night?!

Check the current class standings here!

The competition for the class Pizza Party & Games Night is ON! The first class to reach 100% participation in the Annual Fund Drive will WIN a night of games and pizza with Mr. Thomas!! Gifts of any size count, so please consider making your Annual Fund gift now — and help your child/ren WIN!

Seasonal Craft and Preschool Information Evening!

Order Your Veggies from Rose Hill Farm!

Don't you want some of these beautiful carrots? Rose Hill Farm owner David Chal says they're at their very sweetest right now!

Even now that it's December, you can still order produce online from Rose Hill Farm. Pick up your order 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.

Place your order online by EOD Monday to pick up on Wednesday. Select "Pick up at CWS" during check-out.

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!

Get 50% off a Louis' Farm Subscription This Weekend Only!

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