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Waldorf Weekly 9/1

September 1, 2023


IMPORTANT DATES


September 4: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 8: Grade 7 & 8 Canoe Trip

Community Singing, 8:30am

September 9: Apple Picking at McGlasson Farm, 3-5pm

September 11: Board Meeting, 6pm

Grade 9 Field Trip - Local History

Grade 11 Field Trip - D.C. Trip

Grade 12 Field Trip - Maine

September 12: Grade 6 Parent Meeting, 6:30

September 13: Grade 8 Parent Meeting, 2pm

September 15: Grade 4-6 Canoe Trip

Community Singing, 8:30am

September 18: Lower School Picture Day #1

September 19: Grade 3 Parent Meeting, 2pm

Parent Association Meeting, 6pm (Music Room)

September 20: Grade 7 Camping Trip

Grade 4 & 5 Parent Meeting, 2pm

The Happy Digital Parent, 6:30pm

September 21: Grade 4 Field Trip Lower School Picture Day #2

September 25: Records Day - NO SCHOOL

September 26: Grade 8 Class Trip Begins (9/26-10/6)

Grade 4 Field Trip

September 29: Michaelmas Celebration

September 30: Foundation Studies, 10am-3pm


CWS Picture Days: 9/18 & 9/21

Mark your calendar for school pictures!


MONDAY 9/18

Rose Blossom Kindergarten

Sweet Pea and Woodland Preschool (3-day & 5-day students)

Grades 3, 4, 7, 8

Grade 4 & 7 sibling photos THURSDAY 9/21 Oak Tree Kindergarten Sweet Pea and Woodland Preschool (2-day students) Grades 1, 2, 5, 6 *Siblings will take photos on the same day as the youngest sibling (with the exception that all Grade 4 & 7 students and siblings will take photos on Monday, Sept 18). *5 day Preschool students will take class photos on both picture days.


A Reminder From Mr. Joe Thomas:

Parents of 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders, our canoe trips on the nearby Little Miami River are coming up!


*The 7th and 8th grade will go on Friday, September 8th.

*The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will go on Friday, September 15th.


Parents are welcome to join, but they must fill out a waiver and pay $35 before the day of the trip. Arrival and dismissal will be just like any other day, and we will carpool to Scenic River Canoe at 9:15.


If you have not filled out a waiver for your child, or you want more information, please email jthomas@cincinnatiwaldorfschool.org.


CWS Weekly Spotlight: CWHS Senior Canoe Trip!

The Cincinnati Waldorf High School seniors paired up with the Little Miami Conservancy in their efforts to learn about and help maintain the Little Miami mussel population. Students participated in Citizen Science by taking inventory of mussel shells and collecting DNA samples from the Little Miami River. This coincided with their Zoology main lesson block. The seniors will be traveling to Maine on September 10th to study marine biology with other Waldorf high school seniors from across the country.


Sign Your Student Up for After School Homework Help!


Apple Picking & Sunflowers at McGlasson Farm: 9/9

Nothing says fall like apple picking on a beautiful blue-sky day! Lean into living seasonally and enjoying fun family time outside when you join us for apple picking - and sunflowers - at McGlasson Farm on Saturday, September 9th from 3-5pm. This idyllic family farm in Kentucky features a host of apple varieties, a gorgeous sunflower field, and lots of yummy farm stand treats! Please note McGlasson Farm only accepts cash or check. Apple picking is $30/bag.


There is no formal structure for this event, so come when you can, stay as long as you want, and look out for CWS friends in the orchards and among the sunflowers! 🌻



Save the Date for Michaelmas: 9/29

Plan to attend this year's Michaelmas celebration on Friday, September 29th! Michaelmas is an important festival in Waldorf schools and is a beloved tradition for students and families alike at CWS. The celebration includes a play, the singing of songs, volunteer activities, and a community feast featuring dragon bread! Stay tuned for more information about this event!


Need Help Managing Kids and Screens? You're not alone!


Back by popular demand! Join Everyschool founders Amy Tyson (CWS Parent) and Blythe Winslow for a conversation so many of us are desperate to have - how to keep our kids healthy and happy in today's technology-saturated world.


The Happy Digital Parent

Wednesday, September 20

6:30pm-8pm


No blame. No shame. Just open, honest conversation and practical advice to help us each feel more intentional, empowered, and happy as parents raising kids in the digital age. This event is sponsored by your Cincinnati Waldorf School Parent Association.


Give Yourself the Gift of Foundation Studies!

Another great opportunity to deepen your understanding of Waldorf education is to enroll in Foundation Studies! Foundation Studies includes reading and discussion as well as an opportunity to experience various aspects of Waldorf education through practices like print-making, clay modeling, form drawing, and eurythmy.


Enrolling in Foundation Studies can greatly enrich your Waldorf journey and is also a wonderful gift to yourself and your own self-development!


Community Singing with Mr. Peterson!

Everyone is welcome to join choral music teacher Adam Petersen on Friday mornings from 8:30 to 9:15 AM in the Community Room for Community Singing! This is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate our community, to make new connections, and to share in the songs of our school's festivals and our students' curriculum. No musical experience necessary!


Support the PA's Flower Power Fundraiser!

Thanks to all of you who supported the PA's Spring Flower Power Fundraiser! This fundraiser was so successful that the PA will be using Flower Power to raise funds year-round! Fall bulbs available now until October 15th.


Check out a beautiful selection of daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, crocuses, and more — and get your order in now for September delivery. 50% of your order goes directly to the CWS Parent Association to support parent education, community events like Holiday Faire, faculty appreciation efforts, and more!


Looking for Guitar Lessons?

Rob Keenan (husband of CWS assistant teacher Miss Katie) is a guitarist and singer/songwriter with many years of experience, including national touring with his band Dawg Yawp. His music has been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and he has been an award-winning local musician for nearly a decade.


Rob is a fun, creative, and generous teacher and is now offering lessons for beginning, intermediate, and some advanced students. A lover of all things music, he offers everything from coaching in singing, to songwriting guidance and beginning piano. Mostly a guitar focused teacher, he can also share basics in recording technique and creativity in general. Pricing: $30/half-hr. $60/hr.


Contact: robkeenanmusic@gmail.com or call 513-479-6036.


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