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Welcome to the Midweek Messenger.
THERE WAS A TECHNICAL GLITCH THAT OCCURRED WITH THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER, WHICH WE ARE WORKING TO RESOLVE. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE ACCESS THE NEWSLETTER VIA OUR WEBSITE AT http://kimberton.org/campus-life/parent-portal/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, and other relevant details. Event information may change, but we will do our best to keep the website version as up-to-date as possible.
INFORMATION FOR ALL PARENTS

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 20
7:30 PM

Friday, November 22
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 22
7:00 - 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 23

Reminders and Announcements

Waldorf Weekend
Have you ever had a difficult time explaining to someone clearly yet briefly what Waldorf Education is and why you have chosen it for your family? Are you interested in learning about the foundations of Waldorf and how is has developed into the style of education we are so pleased to be offering our children? The Parent Education Committee is thrilled to offer our community the "Waldorf Weekend" workshop presented by Sunbridge Institute. Registration for this amazing opportunity opens today! Please register early as there are only 25 spots available. We are especially pleased to offer this event FREE to the first 10 registrants, so click here to register now. After the first 10 registrants, the workshop fee will be $50 for the remaining 15 seats. Please only sign up if you can commit to attending the entire workshop (Friday night and all day Saturday).

Photo Retakes
Student photo packages are being sent home this week. The photographer will return on Wednesday, December 4 to take photos of students who were absent on Photo Day, October 30, as well as retakes. If you are unhappy with your child's photo, please return the original package to the school and notify the office that you would like your child's photo retaken on December 4. Please call the office if you have any questions: 610-933-3635, ext. 1.

Food Drive
The 11th Grade is organizing our annual food drive for St. Peter's Food Pantry. This drive helps to provide meals for many families in need this Thanksgiving season. Please place your non-perishable donations in the boxes located in the hallways and classrooms. Donations will be collected from the Kindergarten and Lower School boxes and delivered to the pantry on Friday afternoon, November 22. Donations will be collected from the High School and delivered next Tuesday, November 26. Thank you for your timely generosity!

Seven Stars Shop
Have you been thinking about holiday shopping? Please consider doing your holiday shopping at the Seven Stars Shop. We will be placing an order to Elves and Angels at the beginning of December. Elves and Angels carries beautiful, made in Maine, wooden kitchens, play stands, doll houses, etc. They are a great company! If you place an order through the Seven Stars Shop, you will get free shipping and 10% off your order. You will have a beautiful holiday gift for your child and you'll be supporting the school at the same time. Please look at the website and stop by the store to place an order or email Tara at SevenStarsShop@yahoo.com

The Seven Stars Shop will also be open for additional hours during the holidays. Our holiday schedule is as follows:

Friday, November 22 (Grandparents Day) - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, November 29 (No School) - Closed

Monday, December 2 (Advent Tea) - 8:30-10:00 am

Thursday, December 5 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Preview our holiday inventory with a special welcome to Rosebud Families.

Friday, December 6 (Craft Show) - 6:00-10:00 pm
The store will be closed during regular business hours on Friday to get ready for the Craft Show.

Saturday, December 7 (Craft Show) - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, December 9 (Advent Tea) - 8:30-10:00 am
Elves and Angels holiday orders (kitchens, play stands, dollhouses, etc.) are due.

Friday, December 13 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday December 16 (Advent Tea) - 8:30-10:00 am

Friday, December 20 - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (early dismissal) 
Last day to shop before the holiday break!

KWS Health and Illness Guidelines
As we near the holiday season and the weather has shifted, flu, colds, and viruses become more prevalent. The first line of defense is hand washing! Please remind, review and encourage proper hand washing with your child. Here are some general KWS guidelines for keeping sick children home to help prevent the spread of illness in our school.

 Please keep your child home if the following are present:
  • Fever above 100 degrees F. Children should be fever free (without the use of fever reducing medication, i.e. Tylenol or Ibuprofen) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to KWS.)  
  • Any new (undiagnosed - please see your physician) rash.
The last page of the Parent Handbook for Lower School Students has some suggested comfort measures to help your child feel better soon!

Thank you,
Heather Gustafson, RN

Coffeehouse 
The 9th Grade class invites students in Grades 5-12 and all KWS parents to participate in a Coffeehouse in the High School Library on Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm. If you missed Mike Ruhl's phenomenal performance at Keyboard Mania last week, this is another opportunity to see it! Refreshments will be available for purchase; this is a fundraiser for the 9th Grade. Please sign up in advance for a performance slot. Sign-up sheets are posted in the hallways of the High School. You may also sign up by contacting one of the 9th Grade Class Advisors (Hezi Haut, Elisabeth Burgess, or Anna Zay). Middle School students may sign up with their class teachers. Any type of performance is most welcome (music, spoken word, reading, dance, etc.) Even if you do not wish to perform, please consider attending to support the performers. Thank you!

New Additions to Lost and Found 
A small black pedometer and a silver bracelet with amethyst beads. May be claimed by the owners in the Middle School Office.
INFORMATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENTS

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 22
8:30-9:30 am

Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29

INFORMATION FOR LOWER SCHOOL PARENTS

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 22

Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29

Sunday, December 1
2:00 pm (1st Grade); 3:30 pm (2nd Grade)

INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS

Upcoming Events

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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