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A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF SCHOOL

November 2013

Welcome to the November issue of the Kimberton Star!

On Friday, November 1 we had a rebirth of sorts at Kimberton Waldorf School. The new Seven Stars Shop opened in our new Parent Hub space in the entrance foyer of the Gymnasium. KWS parent Tara Romanowich did a fantastic job making the new space beautiful, warm, and welcoming. The Shop room was filled with books, toys, and other special items and treats that complement and support Waldorf Education. On opening day she transformed the foyer with products beautifully displayed, braided rugs, and colored filters over the fluorescent lights. It was delightful, and the Parent Hub space was a buzz of activity starting with the morning Coffee Cart, customers throughout the day, and many students stopping to look as they passed through on their way to and from lunch or classes. Thanks to Tara for the gift of her time and energy to keep the Shop alive in a new location in the school. 

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Share Your Abundance

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!

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Craft Show
37th Annual Craft Show and Artisan Village

Friday, December 6, 6:00-10:00 pm (adults only)
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (family friendly)

Celebrate the holiday season and our vibrant community by attending the 37th Annual Craft Show and Artisan Village. The show features over 70 fine artisans presenting textiles, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, metalwork, gourmet foods, and handmade toys. 
Friday night is a quiet evening for adults only to get the first view of crafts and do their shopping. Then come back on Saturday with the family to enjoy numerous events including lunch, an elegant tearoom with musical entertainment, and a number of children's activities. Friday evening admission allows you to come back on Saturday for free! This two day event has become a beloved tradition offering the entire family a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays. 

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Judy Wicks to Attend All-Community Dinner

Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that Judy Wicks will be a special guest at our All-Community Dinner. She will be joining us to talk about the important work she's been doing and to sign copies of her new book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business. The book is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world---helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people, nature, and place more than money.

Our Food for Thought staff will be preparing and serving dinner. All are welcome, bring a friend!

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Alumni Event
Regional Waldorf Alumni Gathering Recap


On Saturday, November 9 more than 70 alumni, parents of alumni, current and former Waldorf teachers and staff gathered in Bella Vista, Philadelphia at Pageant:Soloveev. A vibrant mix of alumni from sister schools up and down the East Coast and even some from further reaches shared stories, made connections, browsed and bought in the Pop-Up Shop. Various works were on display, including selected works from faculty members Kevin Hughes and Cara Graver. Thank you to all who attended and stay tuned for the next Waldorf alumni event!

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Fall Sports Wrap-Up


Our sports program promotes the development of sportsmanship and teamwork while fostering a sense of community and friendship. As we move into winter, we reflect upon the fall sport season that has just concluded.  Our deepest gratitude to our wonderful and dedicated coaches. Click below for more about each of our teams.

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Lantern Walks

Each November, our Lantern Walks celebrate Martinmas, a festival of inner light in the outer darkness of the approaching winter. As darkness fell, families ventured out into the night with the children's self-made lanterns, walking reverently along a path, carefully carrying their lanterns as a symbol of their own individual light. Rosebud Garden, Kindergarten, and 1st and 2nd Grades each held their own Lantern Walks. All were magical events for children and parents alike.
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A Peek into Our Classrooms

It has been a busy few months at Kimberton Waldorf School! We invite you to take a "peek" into our classrooms and gardens and see what our students are up to.

Board Meeting
Board of Trustees Update

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20. All community members are encouraged to attend the open portion of the meeting.

Board meeting agendas are usually published a few days before each meeting. The agenda will be posted in the description of the calendar event on the school website.

To read the minutes from recent Board meetings, please click below.

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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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