May 2021 | The Wave

WSSD Upcoming Events

Saturday 5/1: May Day

Monday 5/3: 12th Grade Trip (4/30-5/7)

Monday 5/3: Board Meeting

Monday 5/3: 8th Grade Projects

Tuesday 5/4: EID Committee: Study

Tuesday 5/4: 8th Grade Projects

Wednesday 5/5: Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday 5/5: 8th Grade Projects

Thursday 5/6: 8th Grade Projects

Thursday 5/6: EC Parent Meeting

Friday 5/7: 2nd Grade Play

Sunday 5/9: Mother's Day

Monday 5/10: 8th Grade Trip (5/10-514)

Tuesday 5/11:EID Committee Meeting

Thursday 5/13: Eid al-Fitr

Saturday 5/15: Grade 6 Knighting Ceremony

Tuesday 5/18: EID Committee: Study

Wednesday 5/19: Parent Association Meeting

Friday 5/21: 6th Grade Play

Monday 5/24: 11th Grade Trip (5/24-5/29)

Tuesday 5/25: Finance Committee

Tuesday 5:25: EID Committee Meeting- Open Session

Monday 5/31: Memorial Day/ NO SCHOOL

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history

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7 Ways to Support San Diego's AAPI Community right now

Why is May Day celebrated in Waldorf Schools?

May Day is a Northern Hemisphere festival and is celebrated in many Waldorf schools. It is an ancient tradition of celebrating the arrival of summer. The May Pole Dance is a joyful experience, and often the center of the May Day celebration. The May Pole often bears garlands and symbolizes the tree of life and growth of spring vegetation.

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Presentation Schedule HERE

May 3, 4, 5 & 6 | 4:30-6:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 880 9970 6406

Passcode: 797414

If you are unable to join via zoom, the recordings will be available in a few days and will be shared with the community.

WSSD EC Summer Camps

Thank you for your patience as we attempt to relaunch our Summer Camp program!

Details will be out this week (including sign-ups, payment info, forms, etc).

* Grades 1-8 camp info will also be posted by the end of the week.

Happy Mother's Day To:

Every mother, every grandmother, every caretaker, chosen families, queer mamas, genderqueer and trans parents, those who wanted to but were unable to be mothers, moms who have lost their children, and children who have lost their mothers.

A Mother Is...

A Mother is more than a memory. She is a living presence. Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is your birthday morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter and she's crystallized in every teardrop.

A mother shows every emotion...happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrows - all the while hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life.

She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, not space, not even death!

-Unknown Author


Big thank you to...

Ali Goddard: who takes time from her busy schedule to support our school, teach our high schoolers about the legal system, lead our Parent Association, and so much more!

Kacey Moe-Vu for serving on many committees, offering meditation and awareness activities during meetings, and donating to the homeschool parade!

Gina Campbell for serving as a greater room lead for Sunflower and supporting the outdoor classroom space!

Virgie (Mrs. Arnold) is back at the high school! We are selfishly happy that Virgie and her husband have made the decision to relocate back to San Diego. Porland's loss is our gain!

Sara Gomes and the 8th Grade parents who drove the class up to Orange County to compete in the annual 8the Grade Track Meet against the Southern California Waldorf Schools.

In the Classroom

From the Homeschoolers:

Sadie is in preschool, Ella in second grade, Lizzy in 3rd and Katie in 5th, and Reef in 6th.


Paintings from Grade 1: squirrels, wisteria vines and blossoms

PAINTING: The class works mainly with primary colors, experiencing the living quality of each color and its relationship to the others.

Mrs Carmichael says " A big part of Grade 8 work is the study of biography. Here are some of the lives that this year’s students chose. And these are their drawings."

Working from the rich literature available to this age group, students read novels relating to main lesson work, biographies, short stories, poetry, plays, and begin work with factual writings. 


From the Garden:

San Diego Seed Swap!

Hand-harvested 15th generation Calendula seeds are being sent to the San Diego Seed Swap!

The students worked hard, harvesting, separating the seeds, writing all the planting and growing instructions, counting out the seeds, and putting together the seed packets (designed by Mr. Ian). Along with the seeds we sent recipes for Calendula oil, salve, and lip balm.

As part of the seed swap, we will receive back 25 different seed packets from other farmers in growing zones 9 and 10!


High School

10th Grade building Boolean logic gate circuits for Codes and Computers.

The objective of this course is to provide a context for understanding the development and complexity of computing and computer technology as well as its strengths and weaknesses.

10th Grade at Camp Stevens!

We're so excited that our 10th grade was able to take their annual trip to Camp Stevens!

The students are working on the new goat home and enclosure! Despite the rain and cold the very first day, they were able to work and ended up ahead of schedule!

The rest of the week has been sunny and breezy, and they've all been getting their hands dirty making cob for the walls.

9th Grade Teagan and Sarah, Fan Fiction

Over Spring Break, Teagan Haskett and Sarah Behar got the idea to combine their two favorite shows, Mr. Robot (a drama, psychological, and techno-thriller) and Banana Fish (an action and crime thriller) into a crossover fanfiction titled Twin Spirits.  

Their fanfiction ties these two worlds together, dragging Elliot and his sister, Darlene, directly into the frontlines of the battle between Ash, Eiji, and Papa Dino. While Elliot uses his hacking skills to assist in tearing down Dino’s throne in the underworld, Ash knocks heads with his long-time adversary, Fredrick Arthur, to save Darlene from his revenge-seeking clutches.

It is a — page story that contains spoilers from both shows. It took about three weeks to complete the first draft and —- to edit.

~ provided by Ms. Heather Scott/ Creative Writing

Click Here to Read!

9th Grade Speech Work

Take a listen to our students as they recite from Chapter 14 in Steinbeck's landmark novel about the Great Depression. The course provides introductions to economic, literary and social justice concepts while considering the big question all Californians continue to face: how can we make our society just, prosperous and free for all?

Great Job Robotics Team!

On April 25, the WSSD Robotics Teams competed in the San Diego Regional Robotics Competition. Thank you, to those who tuned in. The team set a new high score of 80 points and doubled the overall score from the previous competition! They did amazing!

Check out the videos from the six matches in today's competition on the YouTube channel link below.



Instagram: @robowaves18236

High School Cabaret Recording!

Click HERE to watch the High School Cabaret!


Connect, Inspire, Network:

Waldorf Alum Social Hour


Our third social hour event of the year! After two successful, and most importantly, truly inspiring and engaging socials earlier this year, we will dance into May with this next hour together.

 Monday, May 10th at

4:30 PM PT


 Bring a drink or snack! Alums, staff and alum parents welcomed. 



Monday, July 12th, 2021

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Registration info:

 Summer 2021 Renewal courses from the Center for Anthroposophy

These week-long virtual classes are carefully considered to nourish teachers, leaders, parents and all community members across Waldorf Education, particularly during times of continual growth and adaptation.  

Classes will take place virtually this summer increasing the accessibility to members of the Waldorf School of San Diego community! 

Explore week long course offerings (July 4th-9th) including: 

Please note, you have the opportunity to select one, week long course per week. 

We hope we will have the opportunity to support the development and nourishment of the Waldorf School of San Diego this summer. 

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