May 13, 2020









Upcoming Important Dates

May 11-15
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Friday, May 15
Virtual Friday Gathering - 9:00 am

Friday, May 15
2nd Grade Parent Zoom Meeting - 6:30 pm

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day - No Distance Learning
All updates and email communications related to COVID-19 will be posted at RichmondWaldorf.com/covid-19-information
Messenger At A Glance
Weekly Bulletin:
  • Thank you for attending the Town Hall!
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - May 11-15
Administrative Announcements:
  • Summergarden Update
Community Bulletin:
  • Share Your May Pole photos with us!
  • Virtual Friday Gathering, May 8, 9:00 am
  • PA Leadership Opportunities
  • Foundations of Waldorf Education Webinar
Check out the new
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Weekly Bulletin
Thank you for attending the Town Hall!
Dear RWS Community, 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to extend my thanks to all who were able to attend the virtual Town Hall Meeting last week on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. It was wonderful to have families participate in the Q&A. We hope you went away with a fuller understanding of the state of our school and have renewed energy around your commitment to RWS.

If you have any questions about the content of the Town Hall presentation or the results of the Q&A sent out earlier this week, please be in touch.

Chair, Board of Trustees
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week continues through May 15
Dear RWS Community, 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week continues this week until this Friday, May 15. Please take a few minutes to share your appreciation in a socially distanced way by sending a note, card, or sentimental gift to our amazing RWS team.

For Administrative Staff, Aftercare Teachers, and Substitute Teachers: Please mail cards, notes of appreciation, or sentimental gifts to the staff member at:

Staff name
Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Rd
Richmond, VA 23227

Please note: Parents are asked not to make any in-person deliveries to the school. Also, many staff are working from home with infrequent visits to the school, so please do not send perishable items by mail.

For Class Teachers and Specialty Teachers, please check with your class representative for details/notes of how these teachers prefer to be contacted, or send notes to the school.

Thank you all for taking some time to share appreciation for our amazing Richmond Waldorf Team!

For your reference, click here for a list of teachers and staff.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Chair
Administrative Announcements
Summergarden Update
Summergarden was originally scheduled to be take place on June 22 through August 14. Our Early Childhood teachers are looking into the possibility of holding a few weeks of Summergarden in July, and if not, then perhaps August. We still don't know if it's possible, but we'd love to offer something for the community if we can. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact Valerie Hogan so we can keep you apprised of our plans.

Marketing & Enrollment Coordinator 
Community Bulletin
Share Your May Pole photos with us!
We hope your family enjoyed receiving ribbons from us and that many of you have been able to celebrate spring and the spirit of May Faire at home. We are working on creating a slideshow to commemorate our tradition from afar. 

Please send a photo and/or video of your Maypole dancing to Valerie Hogan via email or via WeTransfer . WeTransfer is very simple and allows you to transfer larger size files with ease!
Join us for Friday Gathering this Friday, May 15 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
PA Leadership Opportunities
The Parent Association of RWS is currently accepting leadership nominations for the 2020-21 school year. Serving in PA leadership is a great way to give back to the school, help build connections, and support our families and staff. 

Click the below link to learn more about each position (Moderator, Secretary Treasurer, Historian): https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oF6G_6DRHLCjK2LtdYwFGW8ozLmBQwVzPiRBDq6Xac/edit?usp=sharing   

If you have any questions, please email  pa@richmondwaldorf.org
Foundations of Waldorf Education Webinar - Free!
As a small offering to our community and a way to serve those looking for a brief introduction to Waldorf Education this summer, Sunbridge Institute Director of Education, Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth will be presenting Foundations of Waldorf Education, a free, interactive webinar on Friday evening, June 19, from 7:00-9:00 pm (EST)

Discussing the background and highlights of Waldorf Education and especially helpful for new Waldorf teachers, staffers, and parents, Foundations of Waldorf Education will be open to anyone, whether as an add-on to another Live From Home offering or as a stand-alone experience. 


NOTE: While this webinar is free, advance registration is required.