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Waldorf Weekly 3/1

March 1, 2024



3/4-3/8: Spirit Week

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

Admissions Visit Day (No Preschool or NatureTots)

3/9: Foundation Studies, 10:00-3:00pm

3/13-3/15: Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

3/22: Community Singing, 8:30am (CWS Community Room)

3/23: Spring Benefit

3/29: Community Singing, 8:30am (CWS Community Room)

Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences

In Person Spring Conferences are scheduled for the lower school on Wednesday, March 13-Friday, March 15 (8:00am-5:30pm). 

Conferences (in person and teleconferences) at the high school will take place on Wednesday, March 13 (1:00-6:00pm)

Please check your email for Conference Signup links!

It's Not Too Late to Give to CWS and Get a Credit on Your 2023 Ohio Taxes!

If you haven't hit "submit" on your 2023 taxes, it's not too late to take advantage of an opportunity that could allow you to make a gift to the CWS Scholarship Fund for FREE by receiving a credit on your Ohio taxes! Intrigued? Get all the details you need here.

The Spring Benefit Is Just 22 Days Away — Get Your Ticket NOW so You Don't Miss the PARTAY!

Come Work Out for CWS & Build the Strength of Our School!

Saturday, March 23rd, 6-11pm

CWS GYM, Adults Only

The CWS Spring Benefit is a super FUN party — and it's also our school's biggest fundraiser of the year. It typically raises over $50,000 to support students and faculty at the Cincinnati Waldorf School! This year's Spring Benefit is a "Work Out" theme and will feature:


DJ/Emcee Natalie Jones from Q102!


Dinner by Chef Lex!

Costume Contest!

Fitness Challenges/Scavenger Hunt!

Photo Booth!

Live Auction!

Silent Auction!

******MORE Dancing!!!******

Just Dropped: Freedom Song Recordings by the Cincinnati Waldorf Singers!

In the new year, our school community turns to recognize and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders. This collection of 'Freedom Songs' draws from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, the African-American spiritual tradition, and the Anti-Apartheid Movement of South Africa in the 20th century. With humility, and great enthusiasm, we present these songs to the world!

It's College Acceptance Time!

Our CWHS Seniors have been busy these past few months applying to colleges — and getting accepted, too! We are very pleased to announce the many prestigious colleges and universities to which this year’s seniors have been accepted:

Oberlin College and Conservatory

Savannah College of Art and Design

The Ohio State University

Ohio University

Miami University of Ohio

University of Cincinnati

Xavier University

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Wright State University

University of Akron

Visit our website HERE for a complete list of colleges and universities our previous high school graduates are attending. While on our website, you may also take a look at the AWSNA Waldorf Alumni Survey, which highlights the bright futures Waldorf graduates are experiencing all across our continent!

CWS SPIRIT WEEK: March 4th - 8th!

See How Those Kroger Rewards Add Up! 👀

Nov. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2024

108 Households

$ 428.35 Total Donations

A big THANKS to all of you who have linked your Kroger Rewards Card to CWS! As you can see, those rewards really add up to benefit our school 💜

If you haven't linked your rewards card, it's easy to do. Just follow the instructions here. When you do, CWS gets rewarded every time you shop!

The PA Is Sponsoring a CWS Skating Party!

Grab your skates and come boogie with CWS families, friends and community!!!

Castle Skateland

Wednesday, March 13 from 4:00 - 6:30

$4 for admission and skates,

thanks to support from our Parent Association!!!

PA Book Club!!!! Get a Head Start on the Next Book!

The PA Book Club will meeting March, 12 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM after the PA Meeting at MadTree Brewing.

Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens

Authors: Kim John Payne, M.ED. & Luis Fernando Llosa

"Essential reading for parents of grade school children through teens experiencing bullying, social exclusion, and teasing—with uplifting stories from young adults who have navigated those experiences and triumphed."

Click HERE to read more about the book!

Attention CWS Families:

Please Consider Donating to the Spring Benefit

Do you have a handmade item, experience, or service to share?

Each year CWS families donate their talents and treasures to help make the Spring Benefit a success! Examples of items include:

  • A gift card for a service you provide (from massage to cake making),

  • A handmade item (candles, ceramics, woodworking, pottery),

  • Or a stay at a family vacation home or VRBO/AIRBNB property.

Donating an item can be a beautiful way for you to get new customers for your small business, share your talents, or offer something you already have to benefit our school!

Have an item you'd like to donate? Contact Beth McDaniel at

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


Click HERE to register

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

Adult Eurythmy with former CWS Faculty Connie Michael

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the Eurythmy class, the movement with its richness of language and verse has been life giving.  Connie is an excellent teacher, sharing her depth and beauty in this art form of Eurythmy.'' -Kare Egan 

Hello fellow Cincinnati Waldorf Community members and alums! 


My name is Connie Michael. I am a founding member of the CWS Waldorf Grade school, and former Eurythmy teacher for early childhood and grades at the Cincinnati Waldorf School. I have taught children and adults since 1981. I am reaching out to a larger community in hopes of more people benefitting from the experience of Eurythmy for personal and social renewal. I teach on Saturday mornings, 1-3 times a month, in my Clifton Studio.

Benefits of Eurythmy: 

We are living in a time of great humanitarian strides and worldly accomplishments in many ways, but we can also experience the stark, lonely feelings of seclusion and isolation in our existence as an individual. Society and culture, as a positive force, can bring an ever changing nurturing force of human encounters, cultivating compassion and empathy in awareness for one another. It can help us learn to rekindle the "love" of the universe from whence we came. The shadow side can be a feeling of being consumed by dark, rigid materialistic outlooks. Eurythmy can transform these shadowy presences on a personal and social level, and alleviate the oppression of them, by giving each individual and groups who work together with this aim, new capacities with which to vitalize our innate, healing life of creative forces and powers.  We CAN re-enter a new experience of social form, and individual health. 

Classes are:

For people 16 yrs and older, Saturday mornings in my Clifton studio from 10 to 11 am. It can be your choice to participate as needed, or to join in more often as a committed core group does, that is invested in developing a deepening effect and understanding of Eurythmy. We are considering a future goal of orienting our exercises and pieces into small performances for our annual festivals. I hope that you will consider joining!

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!

Camp Create with Ryann Turner and Sarah True!

Come get creative with us at CWS! Kids ages 5 to 9 will enjoy the following activities:

Arts & Crafts | Yoga & Meditation | Creative Movement 

Theatre Games | Time in Nature | Free Play

June 17th - 21st 8:30-3pm 

$350 per week *sibling discount available

Camp Director: Ryann Turner Camp Assistant: Sarah True

Ryann Turner is currently faculty at CWS. Formerly, she was a teaching assistant at the Montessori-inspired Carimel Ridge Co-op. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM. Ryann delights in being with children in nature. She loves spending time with her two kiddos at the creek, splashing in mud and turning over rocks to find crawfish. Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, gardening and trying in vain to finish the rotating stack of books on her bedside table. Her favorite yoga pose is Savasana, because c’mon, who doesn’t love a resting pose?!


Reach Ryann at 818.442.8987 /

Nature's Haven Summer Camp with Sarah Hammond & Saren Wozniak!

Explore nature with us this summer! Each day will be spent outdoors engaging in free play, focused exploration, Waldorf-inspired circle, and listening to nature stories. Camp will be based at CWS, but we will spend most of our time at Dogwood Nature Trail across the street. Feel free to invite friends and family who are not Waldorf students! 

Dates: June 24th - August 2nd

Monday-Friday   8AM-1PM

Ages: Rising Kindergarten - Second Grade

$300 per week (or $250/ week if attending all 6 weeks) 

Register for camp HERE!

Book Childcare with Ms. Mona on Weekends — and Camp During April and Summer 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:

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.

April Break: April 8-12, 9am-1pm, extended hours available

Summer Break: June 6-8 July 22-26

June 10-14 July 29 - August 2

June 17-21 August 5-9

July 15-19

***All summer camps are 9am-1pm with extended hours available.

Thank You to the Following Sponsors!

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