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Waldorf Weekly 5/10

May 10, 2024



5/11: Foundation Studies, 10am-3pm

5/15: Strings Concerts, 8:45am-2:30pm

(Concert times will coincide with regular Strings classes times)

5/16: 5th Grade Pentathlon Send Off, 9am (CWS Bowl)

5/17: Community Singing, 8:30am (Aftercare Room)

5/21: PA Meeting 6-7:30pm (Factory 52)

5/23: High School Graduation, 6-7:30pm

(The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum)

5/24: Last Day of School for Preschool & Kindergarten

5/27: Memorial Day - No School

5/28: 8th Grade Commencement

5/29: Grades 1-8 Field Day

Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)

What a Glorious May Day!

What a lovely, sunshine-filled day we had for our May Day celebration! A big thank you to everyone who sent in greenery and flowers and to the parent volunteers who helped our students make May crowns. Thank you also to everyone who joined us for this celebration!

Congratulations to Our High School Scholarship Recipients!

(Outstanding Performance in the Arts Scholarship recipient Elise Isaacs and 8th Grade Lead Teacher, Erin Spinney. Outstanding Citizenship Scholarship recipient Levi True not pictured.)

Congratulations to CWS 8th graders Elise Isaacs and Levi True who are the recipients of this year's Cincinnati Waldorf High School scholarships! Each scholarship award is worth $20,000 over the course of four years at the Cincinnati Waldorf High School.

Elise received this year's scholarship for Outstanding Performance in the Arts. Levi was awarded his scholarship for Outstanding Citizenship. The high school faculty are so excited to welcome Elise and Levi to the high school and can't wait to see what they will achieve.

Order Your CWS Yearbook Now!

Exciting news!!! CWS faculty members Jess Rowe, Paula Gerhardt, and KJ Gerhardt have been working hard on a whole school yearbook (Preschool - Grade 12). Your student/s are sure to LOVE this look back on a year filled with friendship, learning, and fun!

This year's yearbook is for sale on our website for $25. We will be accepting orders until May 30th, and orders will be available for you to pick at school in mid-June. You will receive an email when your book is ready. Don't miss this wonderful memento!

Click HERE to order your yearbook today!

Chef Lex Gets a BIG Upgrade, Thanks to YOU!!


Can you even believe that Chef Lex has been cooking a scratch-made lunch for 50+ kids a day (and catered the Spring Benefit!) on a tiny little hot plate?!


Well, not anymore!!! At this year's Spring Benefit, CWS families came through for Chef Lex (and our school!) in a huge way, raising $5,000 to help purchase a REAL stove and give our school kitchen some much-needed love. Just look at this beautiful, high end commercial stove, griddle, and oven that you helped purchase (for a bargain!) for Chef Lex — and for all of our students and faculty at CWS!

Thank you so much, CWS Families!! 💜

Your support makes a HUGE difference for our school!

Faculty Appreciation Continues Next Week!

Faculty Appreciation Month continues next week with a Beverage Bar! Thank you again for showing your love for CWS faculty this month ❤️

The Parent Association is also collecting notes of appreciation to hang up in the front hallway. Fill one out here, or stop by the front of the school to grab a paper copy to fill out!

Check Out New Spring Spirit Wear Styles!

Explore Your Creativity with CWS Craft Guild on 5/19!

(Photo caption: Craft Guild's contribution to this year's Spring Benefit!)

Sunday May 19th

1 to 3pm 

Craft guild invites YOU to its final meet up of the year!  Were you never able to make it to a session but always wanted to? Now is the perfect time to meet with fellow creatives in the Waldorf community. This group welcomes adults and students of all ages to join in exploring and nourishing your creative energy. *Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  

During this meet-up, we will be exploring group paintings and making nature mandalas in the garden. Feel free to express your creativity through food and bring something to share.

Stacey Gaston and Kateri Sparrow will co-host this event in Finneytown.

Please RSVP to for details!

Join the PA at the Factory 52 Gatherall at 6pm on 5/21!

Celebrate an amazing year for our CWS Parent Association by joining us for our last meeting of the year at the Factory 52 Gatherall from 6-7:30pm! Grab a bite, socialize, and enjoy the fabulous ambiance at Factory 52. All CWS parents are welcome — we'd love to se you there!

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!

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 Jodi & Ricky Harris's Cancer Fundraiser!

CWS community members Jodi & Ricky Harris are biking 1,000 miles to raise funds to end cancer and promote awareness about the importance of routine cancer screenings! Check out their Tour de Tush fundraising page to learn more, and consider making a donation to support their efforts.

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!

Needing childcare this summer?

Why not hire Savannah JohnsonGrove!

Savannah is an experienced and conscientious babysitter who loves children. She has worked with many children ranging the ages of 0-14, in one-on-one settings and in group settings. As a former Waldorf student she enjoys being with children outside and letting children’s creativity flourish. Savannah believes that all children are unique and allow the child to lead in interaction and play, but that safety and boundaries are critical and will be upheld to ensure the family will feel comfortable and safe.

Please reach out with questions and inquiries at: (513)-426-0779.

Pre-visit/meeting: Free

Hourly rate: $17/hour

Additional child per hour: $1

Thank You to the Following Sponsors!

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