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Waldorf Weekly 3/8

March 8, 2024



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)


4/8 - 4/12: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

Ms. Mona's Spring Break Camp

4/8 - 4/18: Senior Trip

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 15 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!!!******

Not sure what to wear?? The most important thing is to have FUN! 80s workout outfits are totally awesome, but you do you! Come as your favorite Peloton instructor, an Olympic gymnast, your favorite pro athlete, a tennis pro, marathoner, yogi — or wear your favorite workout duds and come as the awesome and incredible YOU ;)

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!

The PA Is Sponsoring a CWS Skating Party March 13th!

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 Meeting & Book Club March 12th @MadTree

The PA will meet on Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm at MadTree Brewing in Oakley. Book club to follow! The book is:

Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens

By: 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!

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

Sign Up for Spring Break Camp with Ms. Mona

Spots are filling up fast, so be to sure to sign up soon for Ms. Mona's Spring Break Camp!

Check Out this Great Article with Simple Ideas for Creating Rhythm and Ritual at Home

In "Rhythm, Ritual, and the Unexpected," Sherry Jennings at High Mowing speaks to our longing as parents to create rich childhood memories and how we can implement simple ideas - like always having pancakes on a snow day! - to give our children's lives the kind of predictability that makes for a memorable childhood experience.

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!

Sign Up for Ms. Mona's Summer Camp!

Thank You to the Following Sponsors!

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