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A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF SCHOOL

January 2014

Dear KWS Community,

I hope that you enjoy this month's edition of the Kimberton Star, the first for 2014, and that you are finding the newsletter to be useful and informative way to be kept abreast of what is happening at Kimberton Waldorf School. We would love to hear how you think we are doing with the Star. Feel free to share your thoughts by emailing us at admin@kimberton.org.

There are a number of interesting and exciting activities at KWS during January. This past weekend, our bantam boys and girls basketball teams hosted the basketball teams from the Philadelphia Waldorf School, Susquehanna Waldorf School, and Princeton Waldorf School for a mini-tournament. From what I hear, a lot of fun was had by all.

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Kimberton Waldorf School Celebrates Martin Luther King

Friday, January 17 at 10:45am

Parents, alumni, and community members are invited to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a school-wide assembly organized by the Diversity Committee. We will honor King's messages of compassion, respect, courage, social activism, and social inclusion through songs, speeches, and stories. Join us in the school gymnasium as we gather together to reflect on King's legacy and work for human rights.

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Join us for Waldorf Weekend

Friday, January 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

It's not too late to register for this weekend's workshop and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Waldorf Education. Presented by the inimitable Anna Silber, director of education at Sunbridge Institute, Waldorf Weekend is an experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education. Through discussions, presentations, and artistic activities, you'll be thoroughly immersed in everything Waldorf, from its underpinnings in anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner's insights into human development, to highlights of the Early Childhood, Lower School, and High School curricula. If the program registration fee is preventing you from attending, please contact us for payment options.

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Sustainability Series: Industrial Hemp

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm

Learn about the benefits and many uses of hemp, including food, fiber, a carbon-negative and healthy building material, renewable source of fuel, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch "BRINGING IT HOME," a documentary that explores the question of why this low-input, fast-growing crop with many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States. This program is part of the ongoing sustainability series events offered at Kimberton Waldorf School, focusing on a wide range of environmental, social, and economic topics.

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All-School Open House

Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 pm

Do you know anyone for whom Waldorf Education might be a good fit? Please share this event with them! We have a wonderful program planned for Sunday the 26th, and we hope to introduce many new families to our amazing school. Current families are also strongly encouraged to attend, as we offer opportunities to sample Main Lessons from the lower school, middle school, and high school faculty.

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Support our High School Musical

February 27 - March 1

We are thrilled to announce that our high school musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will take place on February 27, 28, and March 1, 2014. The excitement felt by the high school students about this upcoming musical is contagious! Please consider supporting the musical by placing an ad in the program. Anyone can take out an ad---business owners, family and friends with personal messages, student organizations, parent organizations, and sports team. With an audience expected to exceed 1,000 people, it is a great way to advertise your company, promote your personal business, or send a personal message. Click here to access the ad reservation form.

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Tempus: Young Social Entrepreneurship Conference

March 14-15, 2014

For two days, high school and college students will learn the stepping stones to successful entrepreneurship: strong networking, good business planning, identifying the target market, managing a company, and much more. Attendees will get insight into the impact that a socially driven or responsible business can have and how they can make conscious decisions every day to help social and environmental causes.
 
National-level speakers, starting with Don Shaffer from RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, and entrepreneurs of all ages, including one Philadelphia high school student who started and sold his first business by age 15, will present a variety of workshops to introduce participants to key topics. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most exciting entrepreneurs around. 

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College News and Merit Scholarships

Nearly all Kimberton Waldorf School seniors have finished their college applications, and college acceptance letters and merit scholarships continue to arrive in the mailboxes of our seniors, who have already experienced a high level of success in college acceptances this year. Most students still have applications pending, so send good thoughts their way! Updates on acceptances and merit scholarships will be published in May when we have a complete list of acceptances and matriculations. We congratulate all our students on their fine work and invite you to view college acceptances thus far.
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Time to Think about Summer Camp

June 16 through August 15

It's not too early to start thinking about summer camp! Kimberton Waldorf School offers an unforgettable summer experience for children entering grades K-7. Join us for active summer days filled with creek adventures, arts and crafts, creative play, swimming, woodland explorations, games, sports, and more. Our camp provides a unique balance of hands-on, teacher-lead activities and supervised free play. A different theme each week means there's always something new to explore. Space is limited; register early! (There is also a camp for younger children in the works; stay tuned for details.)

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A Peek into Our Classrooms

It has been a great start to the New Year for Kimberton Waldorf School students! We invite you to take a "peek" into our classrooms and gardens and see what our students are up to.
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Alumni Spotlight

Kimberton Waldorf School alumni enrich the world around them. We are proud to shine a spotlight on some of our alumni to showcase their stories, career development, interests, accomplishments, and milestones. This month's featured alumni spotlight is Alicia Warner DeMont '93. Click below to read her personal story.

In Memoriam

We offer our condolences to the Street Family on the loss of John Street, 8th grade Kimberton Farms School Class of 1960.

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