Welcome to the Midweek Messenger.
This weekly email contains need-to-know information for all parents.
Please read carefully and make a note of any relevant details. 
Click on the name of the event to see the location, RSVP information, etc. Event information may change, but we will do our best to keep the website calendar as up-to-date as possible.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK - THIRD GRADE
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, March 12
7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 12
7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 12
7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 12
7:30 pm

Thursday, March 13
7:30 pm

Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15

Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15
No School for Rosebud through 8th Grade

Sunday, March 16
4:00 pm

Monday, March 17

Tuesday, March 18
7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19
1:00 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19
7:30 pm

Thursday, March 20
3:45 pm

Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21
7:00 pm

Friday, March 21
8:30 - 10:30 am

Saturday, March 22
9:00 - 10:00 am

REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tempus Conference
Kimberton Waldorf School and Triskeles will host the second annual Tempus Youth Social Entrepreneurship Conference on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. The theme for this year’s conference is Stepping Stones to Social Entrepreneurship, and will focus on teaching attendees the steps to successful entrepreneurship: strong networking, good business planning, identifying the target market, managing a company, and much more. The conference offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for participants to meet other young adults, share their passions and interests, hear inspiring stories from notable social entrepreneurs, and attend workshops and forums. To learn more about the conference or to register, click here

Spring Parent Conferences
Parents in Grades 1-7, you should have received an email from the school office letting you know the day and time of your conference.If you have not received the email, please call 610-933-3635 x 1.  

Kyle Schutter '06 Visit and Presentation
Social entrepreneur and KWS graduate Kyle Schutter ’06 is returning to the States for the first time in two years and would like to tell you about the world's first biogas cooking solution, which he and his team developed. In addition to describing this project, which could change the lives of millions of families, he will share the challenges, funny moments, and successes of start-up life in Kenya. 

Kyle is the Founder and Managing Director of Takamoto Biogas—a pay-as-you-go biogas company providing a clean, sustainable energy solution to people who otherwise depend on unhealthy cooking fuels. Kyle has grown the company from a "crazy idea" to a dedicated team of 20 employees and was recently selected as one of 12 high impact enterprises in Africa.
“Our schooling always taught us that if we saw a problem in the world, it was not only within our power, but was also our responsibility to do something about it,” says Kyle. 

This Sunday, March 16, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all are invited to the KWS Gymnasium to hear Kyle speak about his journey from Kimberton Waldorf School to Brown University to the world beyond, about growing a sustainable energy company, and about life in Kenya. Refreshments and opportunities to talk with Kyle will be provided.

Community Dinner Canceled
The Community Dinner scheduled for March 20 has been canceled. Community Dinners will resume in April. We look forward to seeing you then!

Rosebud Garden Parent-Child Class
We are now enrolling for the spring session of "Joyful Parenting," the parent-child class at Rosebud Garden! This class is appropriate for children age three and under and their caregivers. Do you know anyone who might be interested? Please help us spread the word.

This class is designed to help families rediscover the true joys of parenting and how to best meet the needs of the children. Parents will learn how to build a family culture; create a simple, stress-free rhythm at home; find balance among self, family, and work; and much more!

Spring session runs April 11 through May 30, every Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The session fee is $350. For more information, please visit www.kimberton.org/rosebud, call 610.933.3635 ext. 108, or email admissions@kimberton.org.

Blood Drive
The annual Red Cross Blood Drive held at KWS is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19th from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in the High School library. You can sign up for a time slot online using the link below, in the High School office, or via email to hgustafson@kimberton.org.  
 
A KWS High School student committee is helping with the blood drive this year. Please support them, and especially the Red Cross by donating! There is an urgent need for blood in our region due to the severe winter weather and inability of donors to get to sites and scheduled drives. Thank you for your consideration! 

2014 Spring Break Camp
Two one-week sessions are offered:
March 24-28, 2014
March 31-April 4, 2014

Kimberton Waldorf School offers a magical spring camp for grades K-4. Join us for fun-filled, active days that allow children to experience life on our farm, in our fields, and through our forests! Children will have the opportunity to help care for our animals, learn how to milk a cow, engage in woodland explorations, build forts, search for animals and their homes, and enjoy adventures in the trails and fields surrounding our school. Our beautiful 425-acre campus offers an environment where children can experience the wonders of nature and wholesome fun. The camp is led by dedicated and talented counselors, who are faculty, students, staff, and alumni of Kimberton Waldorf School. We provide a unique balance of hands-on, teacher-led activities and supervised free play.

Two one-week sessions are offered from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $265 per week. Extended morning care is available from 8:00 to 9:00 am for an additional $35 per week. Extended afternoon care is available from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for an additional $70 per week. Click here for more information or to register.

2014 Summer Camp
Kimberton Waldorf School offers a summer camp for children entering grades K-7, as well as an early childhood camp for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Our 2014 summer camps run from June 16 through August 15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our early childhood camp offers a half-day option (in addition to full-day) from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish. Extended care is available for all age groups at an additional cost. Please click here for more details and to register.

Referral Program
You, our parents, are our best advertisers and advocates. To show our appreciation for recommending our school to your friends and family, we have a wonderful referral program. This is our way of thanking you for spreading the word about Kimberton Waldorf School and welcoming new families into our program. How it works: Talk to people about Kimberton Waldorf School. If you refer a brand new (to KWS) family and they enroll a student, you will earn a $500 credit toward your tuition. In order for you to receive the credit, you must tell Lael Rasch the name of the family you have referred within one week of their first contact with the school.


OUR MISSION

Kimberton Waldorf School is dedicated to nurturing the developing child in accordance with the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. The school supports the unfolding individuality of each child by awakening the child's capacity to meet the world, others, and the self with warmth of heart, clarity of thought, and strength of purpose. It is also our mission to build a diverse community where the spiritual in each human being is recognized and to create social forms that ennoble human striving.

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