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Waldorf Weekly 5/24

May 24, 2024



5/27: Memorial Day - No School

5/28: 8th Grade Commencement

5/29: Grades 1-12 Field Day

Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)

Attention:  From the Front Office

Stop by anytime from 7:45-3:15 T-F next week to pick up your student/s 


Anything left in the office will be thrown out after May 31st.   

Please Note

Spring Break Dates for next year have changed in the calendar. 

The new dates are  April 14-18 • Spring Break • No School

**Please Read: Field Day Is Next Week!

Field Day takes place on the very last day of school. This year it will be on Wednesday, May 29th. It starts soon after normal arrival and finishes in time for dismissal at noon. It takes place on the CWS campus.

Students are divided into two divisions: Upper Grades and Lower Grades.  Students from Grades 1 through 3 are mixed into six teams.  Students in Grades 4 through 8 are mixed into ten teams.  Each team is given a color.  All the members of that team must wear a shirt of that color to school on Field Day – the school does not provide shirts.  The team colors will be given out this week. 

Be sure to pack a snack, water bottle and sunscreen for your child!!!!

Parents are welcome to come and watch the games. For the Upper Grades, games include Viking Ship, Bucketball, 9 Square, GaGa and Newcombe.  For the Lower Grades, the activities include Parachute, Bunny Attack, Rochambeau Tag, Drip Drip Drop and Dress-up relays.  The games finish up by 11:45. The students gather by grades in the dismissal area and say their goodbyes. Dismissal starts at 12:00.

CWS has reserved courts at 50 West starting at 12:30 so that the faculty can play volleyball against the 8th graders. All are welcome to come and join us. There are food and drinks for purchase and opportunities to play sand volleyball. The address for 50 West is 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Congratulations CWHS Graduates!

We celebrate all the hard work and the amazing qualities of this extraordinary group of students, and we wish you love and light in the next chapter of your journey!

We know you are going to do great things for the world ✨

Meet this Year's 8th Graders!

As we look to 8th Grade Commencement next week, our 8th Graders reflect on the things they've loved most about CWS! Check out their profiles here.

CWS Community Singers Drop New Album!

The CWS Community Singers wrapped up a beautiful year of singing with songs of spring and early summer on their latest album, May Morning. These songs are sure to be a joyful addition to your family — and personal — repertoire.

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!

Consider Linking Your Kroger Rewards to CWS and Earn Money for Our School!!!

From February 1st through April 30th

CWS had 108 households participate

and earned $453.96

To link your existing Kroger Rewards card, start HERE!

Check Out New Spring Spirit Wear Styles!

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!

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.

Summer Music Camp Opportunity

Camp Encore/Coda, is an inspiring musical community unlike any other summer program in the country. Their non-competitive program, world-class faculty and range of camper interests creates a supportive, growth-oriented community. In just 3-weeks, your camper will develop new musical skills, make new friends and enjoy a screen-free summer in Maine! 

Ages range from rising 4th grade to rising 12th grade. There are multiple week options ranging from 2 to 6.5 weeks. Local music teacher/flautist Annie Darlin Gordon has worked at this camp for 5 summers (and also attended for 3 summers as a teenager!) and cannot recommend it enough. She is also offering a “Cincinnati community” discount code that she is happy to share with interested Waldorf families. 

For more information, or if you are interested in applying, please contact

Hello gardeners! Do you still need plants for this year’s garden?

If so, consider reaching out to Lauren of Restorative Roots. Her plant starts are organically grown and ready for a new home. For a complete list of what’s available or to place an order, contact Lauren. Plants can be delivered to school next week. 

Phone: (513) 324-8959 

Example of plants still available: 

Veggies - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, chard, fennel

Herbs - thyme, oregano, parsley, chamomile, sage, tulsi basil

Cut flowers - celosia, zinnia, snap dragon, strawflower, statice, ornamental grasses, gomphrena

Perennials -  black current, solidago, strawberry, bee balm, mountain mint, Echinops 

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!

Supporting CWS at the Mahogany Level:

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