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Waldorf Weekly 2/2

February 2, 2024



2/3: Open House

Pre-K - High School, 10am-1pm (6743 Chestnut Street)

2/7: Parent Education Event: Building Life Skills , 6:30pm-8pm

2/9: Community Singing, 8:30am (CWS Community Room)

2/12: CWS Board Meeting, 6-8pm (CWS Music Room)

2/15: Grade 7 Play, 1:30, 4pm (CWS Gym)

2/16: Grandfriends Day (*See below for details!)

2/19-2/23: February Break (NO SCHOOL)

2/29: Grades 5-8 Ski Trip


3/1: Community Singing, 8:30am (CWS Community Room)

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

Admissions Visit Day (No Preschool or NatureTots)


Did you miss the State of the School? The State of the School is where we discussed finances, fundraising, high school plans, and participated in singing, meditation and more. May this bring you into the current vision for our school!

Grades 5 - 8 Ski Trip has been rescheduled for February 29th.

Germs: We encourage our families to keep unwell students home if they are experiencing symptoms of sickness; runny noses, coughs, aches etc. This ensures a healthy environment for all our students and faculty. Let them rest and heal before returning. Remind your students to wash their hands, drink fluids, rest and eat nutritious foods.

School Lunches: Will your child be absent?  Don't forget to email Chef Lex if you placed an order for school lunch but your child is absent. This will help reduce waste and save you money! Email Chef Lex at

Wondering what to wear to this year's Spring Benefit??

Saturday, March 23

6pm, CWS Gym

You've got your ticket -- check! (If not, get yours here now!)

Now, what are you gonna wear?

This video is here to help! From leotards and leg warmers to sweats and sweat bands, the only real rule is to have FUN! So, check out this video and get thrifting, shopping, borrowing, and digging through your closet to find your PERFECT look for this year!

Vote Today - and Every Day! - to Help CWS Keep the Title "Best Private School in Cincinnati"

It's back - CityBeat's Best Of Cincinnati competition! And your votes will help ensure CWS wins "Best Private School" again this year! (CWS was voted Best Private School in 2016, 2020, 2021, and 2023!!!!)

You can vote once a day until February 14th. So, get voting, and help us WIN 👑 Hint: "Best Private School" is in the CITY LIFE category. Also, you have to vote in 20 different categories for your ballot to count. Happy voting!!

Open House Is Tomorrow!

Please help us promote CWS Open House on Saturday, February 3rd by sharing this info with anyone you know who might be interested!

Don't Miss the Next Parent Education Event!

Wednesday, February 7

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Building Life Skills with Amie Duncan,

CWS Parent and Clinical Psychologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

This workshop will focus on how to make a doable plan to target life skills at home and in the community to increase independence. Great for parents of children in the upper grades and high school.

Join Us for Grandfriends Day! - Friday, February 16th

We are so excited to welcome our Grandfriends to CWS and show them some love on Friday, Feb. 16th! The schedule will be as follows:

Preschool & Kindergarten Grandfriends Day *Friday students only.

       11:30 - 12:30

11:30-12pm: Classroom/Play Yard Visits

11:45-12:30pm: Photo Opportunity (Front Entryway)


Grades 1-8 Grandfriends Day

         2:00 - 3:15pm

2-2:15pm: Welcome & Program (CWS Gym)

2:15-2:45: Classroom Visits for Grades 1-8

2:30-3:15: Photo Opportunity (Front Entryway)

Grandfriends visiting children in Preschool and Kindergarten who have siblings in grades 1-8 are welcome to grab lunch together off campus and return in time for the 2pm grades presentation.  (Suggestions for nearby restaurants include Madison Place, National Exemplar, Dilly Deli, Frisch's, Chipotle, Mac's Pizza, etc.)

This is a lower school only event. Find more info and RSVP here.

Join Foundation Studies this Spring!

Foundation Studies, hosted by the Cincinnati Waldorf School, is a 128-hour coursework of anthroposophical studies, focusing primarily on the spiritual-scientific philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education. It is at once an orientation for those interested in Waldorf education, a prelude to any Waldorf teacher training program, as well as an initiation into practical and spiritual self-development.

Come Spring, we will be taking up Rudolf Steiner's lecture cycle, The Child's Changing Consciousness. This is a seminal series given to a multi-national audience of Waldorf educators and enthusiasts four years after the opening of the first school in Stuttgart, Germany. The text is rich with indications for child development and pedagogy, primarily in early childhood and the grade school years. 

Please write with questions or interest to

St. Gertrude Track & Field Season is Open for Enrollment!

Think your child might enjoy Track & Field this spring?  St. Gertrude has a long-standing, quality program open to all fitness  and experience levels. This program focuses on the development of athletic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Instruction is provided by dedicated coaches in areas of running, jumping, and throwing. Open to girls and boys grades K-8. Check for an email from Mr. Thomas with more details!

WECAN/AWSNA Southeast Regional Conference Registration Now Open!

Where: 3110 Rock Creek Dr. Louisville, KY 40207 – Across from Seneca Park

When: March 22-23, 2024

Who: Waldorf educators who teach Pre-K through High School age programs, as well as parents.

Purchase Tickets: Click Here

CWS is Hiring!

Please click the links above for job descriptions.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume listing background, training, experience, and three references. Please call or email Susan Gray, Administrative Director, at 513-541-0220 or

Support the PA's Spring Flower Power Fundraiser!

Spring is coming... spring is coming... flowers are coming too... roses, lilies, daffodillies, little crocuses too 🎶

Time to get those spring flower orders in so that your yard will be blooming and beautiful when spring arrives!

Plus, 50% of your order goes directly to the CWS Parent Association. Gifts to the PA support faculty appreciation, community events, facilities improvements, teacher training, and more!

Announcing: Nature's Haven, a New Summer Camp with Sarah & Saren — Sign Up Coming Soon!

June 24th - August 2nd



Reserve a spot in your child's schedule for Nature’s Haven, a Waldorf- inspired summer day camp run by Saren Wozniak and Sarah Hammond. This camp is for students who will be in Kindergarten - Grade 2 next year.

Registration will begin February 9th, so stay tuned!!

Book Childcare with Ms. Mona on Weekends — and Camp During February and April Break!

Ms. Mona, CWS Aftercare/Early Childhood Assistant, is offering childcare on select Saturdays in Mariemont across from CWS. Choose your preferred schedule within the hours noted below:

February 10, 17, 24, 10AM-3PM

Children will enjoy a mixture of indoor and outdoor play, with activities based on the weather—typically free play, arts, crafts, and making something yummy in the kitchen.


For more information, feel free to text or call Ms. Mona directly: 417-241-1096.

Order Your Veggies from Rose Hill Farm!

Winter sweet carrots, ruby red napa, and Christmas radicchio ... these stunning greens and more lovely, nutritious vegetables available from Rose Hill Farm!

Order your veggies and pick up 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 to pick up on Wednesday. Select "Pick up at CWS" during check-out.

Thank You to the Following Sponsors!

Supporting CWS at the Mahogany Level:

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