We are so very proud of our student athletes!
All three of our teams played hard and with a great deal of heart this year. And our 6/7 Grade Boys really shined this season, finishing in first place.
Our athletes' successes could not have been possible without the dedication of our coaches: Steve Moss, Cliff Bender, Steve Catalano, Jack McWhorter, and Tom Humes, and (of course) our Athletic Director, Nancy Stewart.
The tournament schedule will be posted near the gym, and dates for all games will be published in our Tuesday and Friday emails.Even if your own child doesn't play, we encourage you to come out to tournament games and cheer our amazing players toward victory. Go Jaguars!
... and Congratulations, Coach Stewart!
Skylar Beck, SGWS alum and now a junior in high school, nominated our Athletic Director, Nancy Stewart, as the teacher who most influenced her life. In a moving awards ceremony last week, Nancy received the award while someone read aloud Skylar's words about why Nancy was so influential.
We are very proud of you, Coach Stewart. You have touched many lives!
A Special Word of Thanks
For the past six years, Cordell Caley has been instrumental in creating and supporting our website, email system, and other IT needs. He has provided technical expertise and logged countless hours to help with these important tools in our daily work. Parents like Cordell make a significant impact to SGWS. Thank you Cordell!
Service Contract Hours
In reviewing the Service Contract Hour log, we've noticed a number of families with blank sheets in the binder ... even some families we know have put in many, many hours in the past few months! We'd like to ask everyone to please take a few moments in the next week to make sure that you have recorded all your Service Contract Hours, as we will soon be in the process of contacting families who are still behind. Please remember that you are contractually obligated to perform your Service Contract Hours (for most families, 30 hours per school year) or you will be charged at the rate of $30.00 per hour for any hours not completed by May 31, 2013.
We'd also like to remind you again that, per the terms of your contract, either two hours or a minimum of 20% of your required Service Contract Hours (whichever is greater) must be completed during an assigned Work Day. Even if you have recorded over 30 hours of work in other areas (such as classroom laundry or working in the School Store), if you have not fulfilled the Work Day requirement, your account will be charged for deficient Work Day hours.
Assigned Work Day - Saturday, February 9, 2013
Hazel will be sending out an email today to those families who have been assigned to this work day. On our January work day, we had a number of families either cancel at the last minute or simply not show up, which meant that we did not get the chance to complete all the important projects we'd hoped to take care of prior to our Open House. This Saturday we may be doing some pruning outdoors, but most of our work will be indoors: painting ceilings, cleaning, checking light fixtures, and doing some plumbing maintenance. Even if this isn't your assigned day, please feel free to join us in supporting Mr. Vargo in his thoughtful stewardship of our building and grounds.
Fat Tuesday Is Just A Week Away ...
February 5 and 6 Only -- Buy One Ticket, Get One Free Contest!
One week from today is the 1st Annual Akron Mardi Gras Bash, and all proceeds benefit Spring Garden Waldorf School. Today and tomorrow only -- February 5 and 6 -- the organizers are running a special promotion: Anyone purchasing a regular-priced ticket will automatically be entered into a random drawing, and one lucky winner will receive an extra ticket free!
This fun event will be held at The Tangier and includes an open bar, New Orleans-style food, a DJ dance party and a mask contest.
$40 pre-sale tickets are almost sold out. After that, the price rises to $50. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, or if you have friends who still plan to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.akronmardigrasbash.org/ to purchase them today!
We're really looking forward to having this event be a big success!
We look forward to seeing you for a great party that benefits a great organization!
Save the Date: The SGWS Auction Is April 20, 2013
On April 20, SGWS will host its 24th Annual Auction at the Rosemont Country Club. In order for us to meet our goals for this important fundraising event, we are asking for your support. There are a number of ways to get involved:
- Join the Planning Committee. Many of the tasks are simple and can easily be
on your own schedule and/or from your home.
- Work with your child's class to create a beautiful item for the live auction.
- Volunteer to help at the event (setting up, selling raffle tickets, assisting with the
- Seek ads for the program book and financial sponsors for the event.
Don't forget to tell your family and friends to join the fun for an evening of food, wonderful items to purchase, and entertainment. Please send the names and addresses of anyone you would like to receive a personal invitation to Auction Committee Chair Jennifer Myers.
Together, we can continue to grow and be able to share this exceptional educational opportunity with not only the children of today, but the children of our future. We look forward to your participation in this event!
Through Friday morning, the school store will continue its catalog pre-order sale on health and beauty products. The pre-order discounts -- 10% on Hauschka & Weleda, 5% Uriel & True Botanica -- will also continue through Friday. You can fill out an order form in the School Store or email your orders to orders to Meredith.
There's a new hoodie in town! Class 8 students are currently taking orders for these zippered hoodies featuring the new flower logo. Available in a variety of colors, in youth sizes small through extra large ($25.00 each) and adult sizes small through 5X ($35.00 each). Order forms and color charts are available in the main lobby. Don't let this fashion trend pass you by ... place your order today!