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Waldorf Weekly 12/8

December 8, 2023



12/13: Seasonal Craft and Preschool Information Evening, 6:30

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 Resumes

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

1/9: 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

Re-Enrollment is OPEN for 2024-2025!

Re-enrollment for current students is now open for the 2024-25 school year! Please take time now to complete your student's re-enrollment for next year. The deadline to re-enroll is January 8, 2024, in order for your child's space in their class to be saved.

Click here for more info and instructions!

LAST CHANCE: Class Pizza Party Competition Ends 12/15!

The class with the highest participation in the CWS Annual Fund Drive by noon on Friday, Dec. 15th will be awarded the Class Pizza Party & Games Night with Mr. Thomas!

The two classes in the lead at the time of publication are ...

5th Grade with 86% participation!

2nd Grade with 76% participation!

Check class standings for updates here!

At present, the average participation across all classes is only 50%. That means only half of CWS families have given to this year's Annual Fund! Help increase participation and make a gift that will help your child's class win this competition.

Gifts of any amount count, so make your gift NOW!

Thanks for an Amazing Holiday Faire!

We hope you had a magical time at this year's Holiday Faire! It was so wonderful to be together and experience the richness and light of our community ⭐️

Plus, the Parent Association raised over $5,200 to support parent education, faculty appreciation, community events, and school projects! How amazing is that!

A BIG, heartfelt thank you to all of the parent and high school volunteers, vendors, and visitors who helped make this such a wonderful, fun-filled event!

Holiday Faire Thank You Sound Bath 12/17 @3pm

Calling all CWS Holiday Faire volunteers! As a token of gratitude for your efforts, Kateri Sparrow of Sparrow Song Healing invites you to relax, unwind, and reset during an hour-long Sound Bath experience hosted by Megan Kelley and Andy Thomas at the beautiful Hoffner Lodge in Northside. Adults and student volunteers welcome. 

Find more info and RSVP here.

Don't Miss Wintergarden for Early Childhood on 12/15

Next week we welcome NatureTots, Preschool, and Kindergarten families to attend their child's Wintergarden 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.

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

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.

Save the Date for the Next Parent Education Event!

Tuesday, January 9


Developmental Stages of Childhood:

What to Expect at 6,9,12, and 15

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.

Last Week to Order Veggies Before Break!

You can still order produce online from Rose Hill Farm. Pick up your order in front of the school on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:15. 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 12/11 to pick up on Wednesday 12/13. Select "Pick up at CWS" during check-out.

What Are You Doing During February Break?

If you're looking for something fun to do over the February Break, this could be it! 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!

Additional details: Each standard room comes with (6) Water Park passes and can sleep up to 6.  You may show up as early as 10am to begin using the water park. You may pre register at the front desk upon arrival.  If your room is ready, you can go ahead and get checked in.  If it is not ready yet, you can still collect your wristbands to go have fun in the water park.  Check out is at 11am, and you can utilize the water park until close that day once checked out of your hotel room! 

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