Community Update
Nov. 9, 2018
Dear Friends,

Firstly, THANK YOU for all the loving and generous support you've provided our school this fall and during the past year. Your ongoing dedication to Cedar Springs is inspiring and what allows us to offer this nurturing, artistic and rigorous education to each of our students, to create magical events that showcase the unique beauty of Waldorf education, and to improve our unique, rural campus. Today we ask for your continued support as we launch our 2018-2019 Annual Giving campaign.

 Because we are an independent school, people often ask, "Why, when we pay tuition, do we still need to fundraise?" Like most private schools, Cedar Springs' tuition fees do not cover the total cost of running our school. The remaining income -- about 6% -- comes from the various fundraising efforts we undertake as a school and greater community. This also allows us to keep our tuition costs as reasonable as we can, ensuring that the gift of a Waldorf education reaches as many children as possible. The purpose of Annual Giving is to help make up the difference between tuition income and actual expenses. Your partnership in our giving campaign allows us to continue offering our dynamic and creative programming to a diverse population of talented students, to support our teachers and to care for our beautiful campus.

This year we have some particularly exciting news: To help inspire a feeling of generous giving, a group of CSWS families are offering a matching donation for the first $15,000 raised during our campaign! Doubling the power of your donation means that:
  • A monthly gift of $100 contributes $2400 to our annual budget!
  • A gift of $500 becomes a $1,000 donation!
  • A dollar a day donation turns into $730 this year!
  • A $2  per week donation grows to more than  $200 for our students!
Our goal this campaign is to raise $40,000 with 100% participation from our
school and greater Cedar Springs community . That's ambitious, but what I know is
Cooking in Third Grade Gardening!
this: When 
it comes to our students, this community -- parents, grandparents, alumni and friends -- has a huge heart and generous spirit. And, with bountiful and widespread participation, you not on ly provide crucial financial resources but also show your support of  our core values and mission. 

Won't you join us in ensuring a successful year for all of our students? With your support, we enable Cedar Springs to continue its nearly 30-year tradition of providing an exceptional, developmentally-attuned and heart-centered education experience in El Dorado County. We encourage you to pledge or contribute your tax deductible donation (donate link below) by Nov. 30.  

Thank you for supporting Cedar Springs Waldorf School!     
In spirited community,

Nicole Deutsch
Director of Community Development

CSWS Rummage Sale Saturday!
Simplify your life! Unclutter your home! The 7th Grade will be holding a Fall Rummage Sale all day this Saturday, Nov. 10. Bring donations to drop off or pick up today, Nov. 9.  Contact  Annette Macbean at (530) 622-8704 for questions or more information.
Apple Ridge Pies! Deadline Today!
apple-pie.jpg Back by popular demand! Apple Ridge Farm Pies will be for sale, delivered to campus frozen in time for Thanksgiving. Please choose to buy your homemade pies this holiday season and help support the Seventh Grade in their fundraising efforts at the same time. Available Pies inclue Apple, Dutch Apple, Peach, Mixed Berry and Strawberry Rhubarb. Pies are $20 each or 2 for $35. Today is the final day to order your pies, for delivery Nov. 16.
Ever Wonder what Eurythmy is Like? 
Now's your Chance to Try it! 
An elementary Eurythmy class
All parents are warmly invited to attend a free introduction to Eurythmy series. The last one is next Thursday, offered by our visiting Eurythmy teacher, Shannon Wieler.  Ms. Wieler has been joining our First and Second Grades this month to introduce them to this unique form of movement, and now parents have an opportunity to experience it as well. This introductory class, held from 1-1:55 p.m. in the Lily Kindergarten room, will focus on the movements and gestures in our language. Come and experience first-hand what this new art of movement is! To get a little better glimpse into this art, check out this informational video:  Waldorf School Eurythmy
Order Your Yearbook by Nov. 30 
for a Discount!

We're Rolling Out the Red Carpet this Year! 

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Help Needed! 
Our school is much in need of an early childhood extended care assistant. We are  seeking a warm, responsible individual to help supervise this program. Experience with young children and knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy is preferred, but not required. The extended care position hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. To meet state licensing requirements, applicants must have 12 ECE units, and be willing to comply with current CPR and First Aid training, clear a Livescan background check, a TB test, and a health screening and comply with current California vaccination requirements.  Please send inquiries to: Veronica Gunasekara at  

The College of Teachers is seeking individuals who can act as substitute teachers. With our pedagogical chair position now vacant, we no longer have a go-to for when our teachers are ill or need to be away for the day for personal or family needs. With the cold and flu season approaching, the College would like to begin compiling a list of people, especially those with a teaching credential or experience working with children, who can support our faculty in this way. Please contact Amy Roehl at if you would be able to help with this. 
Upcoming School Calendar Dates

Nov. 9 - All Community Meeting Session II, 2-4 p.m.
Nov. 12 - Veteran's Day - No School.
Nov. 16 - All School Assembly, 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break, no school 
Nov. 30 - Parent Guild Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Inspiring our students to reach their highest potential as free-thinking, creative human beings who have a life-long love of learning, Cedar Springs offers Waldorf education to families and their children, infants through Eighth grade. - CSWS Mission Statement

This form is made available to guide parent questions & concerns in support of our school's communication model. Please download and complete with Parent Mentors, Faculty, and Staff.