April 29, 2020









Upcoming Important Dates

Friday, May 1
Virtual Friday Gathering - 9:00 am

Monday, May 4
Re-enrollment Deadline - Please log in to TADS

Wednesday, May 6
Virtual State of the School Town Hall Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 pm via Zoom Video Conference
All updates and email communications related to COVID-19 will be posted at RichmondWaldorf.com/covid-19-information
Messenger At A Glance
Weekly Bulletin:
  • Virtual State of the School Town Hall Meeting, May 6 at 6:00 pm
Administrative Announcements:
  • Enrollment Intentions due May 4
  • The Sun Fund
Community Bulletin:
  • Celebrating May Faire from Afar
  • Virtual Friday Gathering, May 1, 9:00 am
  • Welcome Baby Boy Ross!
  • Featuring Students of Class of 2020
Weekly Bulletin
Virtual State of the School Town Hall Meeting - May 6 at 6:00 pm
Please join members of the Board of Trustees, Administration, and Faculty for a Virtual State of the School Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm via Zoom Video Conference . Enjoy connecting with other members of the Richmond Waldorf School community on a zoom call to hear an update on the state of school and have your questions answered. Please stay tuned for another email later in the week with more details about the meeting and how to ask your question in advance.

Chair, Board of Trustees
Administrative Announcements
Enrollment Intentions due Monday, May 4
If you haven't already, please complete the Enrollment step of TADS by next Monday, May 4 . Our school leaders are working hard to adapt our learning environment to a variety of unknown scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year. We know that there is a lot of unknown. We are researching, listening, and adapting and need your help to plan!  

We are not asking for tuition agreements (i.e. payment plans) to be set up but we do hope you will log in to TADS and go through the enrollment steps. You can also contact me via email to request your child's enrollment fee to be deferred, meaning no money is due right now. We appreciate your support and are happy to talk about any questions or concerns you might have!

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
Celebrating May Faire from Afar
We want to share the spirit of May Faire with you from afar, and have a festive surprise for our families arriving via the postal service next week! We hope this will be a simple but meaningful way for our community to celebrate! Be on the lookout next week for a special envelope!
Join us for Friday Gathering this Friday, May 1 at 9:00 am
We look forward to seeing you at this week's Zoom Friday Gathering. Please see Meeting ID and Password below.
See you there!
Meeting ID: 797 3906 8554
Password: 5ewMh4
Welcome Baby Boy Ross!
Please join us in congratulating Jenna Barker, Michael Ross, and new big sister Leila Ross (of the Willow Early Childhood Class) who welcomed Nikolai Travis Ross on April 26th at 9:41 a.m. Nikolai weighed 8 lbs 9 oz and measured 21 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well!
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 . . .