April 22, 2020

Upcoming Important Dates

Friday, April 24
9:00 am - Dedication Day Friday Gathering via Zoom

Thursday, April 23 thru Tuesday, April 28
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, May 4
Re-enrollment Deadline - Please log in to TADS
All updates and email communications related to COVID-19 will be posted at RichmondWaldorf.com/covid-19-information
Messenger At A Glance
Weekly Bulletin:
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
Administrative Announcements:
  • Enroll and Help Us Plan for Next Year
  • The Sun Fund
Community Bulletin:
  • Dedication Day Gathering, Apr. 24, 9 a.m.
  • High School Acceptance News
  • Featuring Students of Class of 2002
Weekly Bulletin
Parent-Teacher Conferences - April 23, 24, 27, 28
RWS will hold Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday April 23, Friday April 24, Monday April 27, Tuesday April 28 for Grades 1 to 8, and the Magnolia, Oak, Acorn, and Willow Early Childhood classes.

Parent-Teacher conferences are designed to strengthen the parent-teacher relationship and their ability to work together for the benefit of the child, to share teacher evaluation of the child, and to set goals for the child's further progress. We encourage every family to make time for this important reflection of your child
Administrative Announcements
Enroll and Help Us Plan for Next Year
We are asking parents to complete the enrollment portion of TADS by May 4 so that we can prepare a realistic budget and prepare for next school year. Tight on cash right now? Your $200 enrollment fee can be deferred by emailing me to request that change! 

If you cannot complete the tuition agreement yet because you are going through a TA appeal process or requesting COVID relief, you can still complete the enrollment portion in TADS to give us a headcount and your intention to enroll. Reach out to me for any support or with questions. 

Marketing & Enrollment Coordinator 
The Sun Fund: Helping Our Community in a Time of Need
The Sun Fund is a newly created initiative to support the Richmond Waldorf School community during COVID-19 and specifically, to provide emergency tuition assistance for our families for school tuition payments in the current or next school year. We need each other now more than ever before. Many families in our community are suffering, and RWS is committed to helping families in financial crisis due to COVID-19 to continue their Waldorf education!

That’s where the Sun Fund comes in . Help a family, help our school, help our community. This is our chance to come together in this time of great need to ensure that our children continue to be empowered by this amazing Waldorf education. 

Read more at https://richmondwaldorf.com/the-sun-fund/ and if you are able, please consider making a donation to the Sun Fund in support of our fellow community members. 
Community Bulletin
Join us for a Special Dedication Day Gathering this Friday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m. 
Please join us as we celebrate Richmond Waldorf School's 23rd birthday during a special Dedication Day Gathering this Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. If you have a special song or poem to share for this special occasion please contact Susannah Meyer .

Hope to see you there!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 797 3906 8554
Password: 5ewMh4
High School Admissions
Congratulations to the students of the Class of 2020 who have been accepted to the following high schools. When students have made their final decisions, we will be sure to let you know where we are sending the Class of 2020!

The New Community School
Saint Gertrude High School
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies
Appomattox Regional Governor's School or the Arts And Technology
St. Christopher's School
Trinity Episcopal School
Open High School
Richmond Community High School
Steward School
Chatham Hall
Henrico Specialty Center for the Humanitie s
8th Grade Students
We want you to get to know our 8th graders a little bit better! Each week we will feature students in our 8th Grade Class of 2020. We hope you enjoy this little peek into their time at RWS . . .