Weekly Bulletin - Feb 12, 2020
Knights Basketball Happenings
Kimberton Basketball Trip

The HS basketball teams traveled to the Kimberton Waldorf School last
weekend for the annual HS Waldorf Basketball Tournament. The tournament included the following schools: Kimberton, Washington, Emerson, Steiner NYC, Toronto, Green Meadow, and Garden City. Games are played on Friday and Saturday, with All-Star games and three point contests on Sunday morning.

On Friday both the girls and boys defeated Emerson. On Saturday the girls beat Kimberton and Garden City and the boys came away with victory against Garden City.

WWS was well represented in the All-Star games on Sunday by Lua, Maria, Josie, Sebastian, Elliot, Brandon and Emanuelle. Lua captured the girls' three point contest.
Middle School Boys Advance to PVAC Championship

The MS boys defeated WIS in the PVAC Quarterfinals and JDS in the PVAC Semifinals to advance to the PVAC MS Boys Tournament Final. The boys ultimately lost a hard fought game to St. Anselm's in the championship. Congrats to the team and coach Wendt!
Upcoming Events
Black History Month Performances

The WWS Music Department invites you to join us every Wednesday in February in the foyer from 8:05-8:25 for special jazz (and jazz related) performances in celebration of Black History Month. You'll hear performances from our talented students, parents, and faculty.

  • 2/19 from 8:05-8:25am: Robert Coleman - jazz guitar
  • 2/26 from 8:05-8:25am: Sing Along with Nevin Bender on piano
Day of the Languages - DATE CHANGE!
Thursday, Feb 27, 1-3pm

Due to a number of illness related absences, we will utilize this "snow date" for the Day of the Languages.  Parents welcome. Not open to younger students.
50th Anniversary Concert - Almost Sold Out!
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm

For the whole family - a 50th Anniversary concert presented by Time for Three and WWS. Band member Nicholas Kendall is a WWS alumnus . Time for Three is renowned for their charismatic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. Space is limited.

Tickets are $20 per person, which will cover the costs of the event.
Students through Grade 8 are free (ticket must still be reserved).

School Calendar
Staying Up to Date With Our School Calendar
You can view the calendar online either on the website , in ParentSquare , or in the BigSis portal (these 3 platforms are automatically synced from the same calendar).
**If you use the .pdf version of the calendar, please check in from time to time to make sure you have the most up to date version!**

13/ Thursday
  • G4 Parent Evening, 7-8:30pm **Note that the BigSis calendar was updated last week. This is the correct date.

14/ Friday
  • NO CLASSES for the Children's Garden & Lower School, Parent Teacher Conferences

17/ Monday
  • NO CLASSES, Presidents Day

19/ Wednesday
  • Black History Month Music, 8:05-8:25am - Robert Coleman

25/ Tuesday
  • Morning Tour for Parents, 8-10:30am - Sing Along
  • Craft & Conversation, 8:30-10am
  • Student Council Pancake Fundraiser, at dismissal

26/ Wednesday
  • Black History Month Music, 8:05-8:25am

27/ Thursday
  • NEW DATE! Day of the Languages, 1pm (Parents welcome. Not open to younger students.)

28/ Friday 
  • Faculty Appreciation Lunch, 11:30am - WWS Library

29/ Saturday 
  • PO Book Club, 9:30-11am - WWS Library

1/ Sunday
  • 50th Anniversary Concert, 3pm

10/ Tuesday
  • 12:30 DISMISSAL, Professional Development Day (aftercare available until 6pm)
Washington Waldorf School Kitchen
Cooking Show to Launch Tomorrow!
Just in time for Valentines Day! Snickerdoodles with Chef Eron & Sarah

Most of you know about our healthy lunch program run by Executive Chef, Eron Picus. Throughout the community we have talented bakers and culinary explorers. We're starting a video channel to highlight and share some of what we do with (and love about) food in our community. To get us started, WWS faculty/parents - Chef Eron Picus and Sarah Heirman (also a WWS Alum) invite us into their home to make some Valentines Day themed cookies.

Keep an eye out for the launch tomorrow!
Spring Parent-Child Classes
Beginning Late February/Early March
Moon Garden/Parent - Mobile Baby  
Tues, 11am -12:15pm

Star Garden /Parent Toddler – for 16 months to 2 years
Tues, 8:45am – 10:30am
Sun Garden /Parent Child – for 2 and 3 year olds
Indoor Sun Garden: Rhythms of Home & Nature: Mon, 8:45am – 11am

Outdoor Sun Garden – Forest Class:
Wed, 9am – 11:15am

50th Anniversary Outdoor Shakespeare
Get Involved!
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, the school will stage a production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by members of the WWS community. The performance will take place Saturday, June 6, on the grounds of the school. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times per month beginning in February.

Please let Jane Christenson, high school theatre arts teacher, know if you are interested in being a part of the production.   jchristenson@washingtonwaldorf.org
Parent Organization News
PO Book Club To Meet Again on Saturday, Feb 29 from 9:30-11am 

Book : Understanding Waldorf Education - Teaching from the Inside Out by Jack Petrash
Coffee and light refreshments will be served

Thank you to Jack Petrash and all the parents who came out to hear Jack speak about his book “Understanding Waldorf Education” on February 1st. We will meet again on Saturday February 29 from 9:30-11am to continue our conversation. This book explains Waldorf education in a very accessible way and sharing with other parents provides support for parents in the community. Come join us to connect and meet other parents. Copies of the book can be ordered online or checked out from the WWS library. Parents from Acorn Hill, Potomac Crescent, and outside of WWS warmly welcome.

Email the POSC here if you are interested or have questions! 
**Volunteers needed** for the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon - Friday, February 28

Once a year, WWS families honor our hard-working, dedicated and beloved faculty and staff by offering them a delicious luncheon. This year's luncheon will be held on Friday, February 28th in the school library. It’s a lovely event where we get to thank our faculty with our home made dishes.

Thank you in advance for signing up to bring a dish and cooking at home (if possible!).

Your class Parent Organization (PO) representative will be in touch soon. They are tasked with keeping track of the food so that we can be sure to have enough on hand. Below is a list of suggested courses for each class to make to ensure variety, but please contribute any dish you like!

This is a great and easy event for volunteering. We have a lot of fun setting up, arranging the room and dishes, and getting to witness the faculty and staff enjoying themselves! Sign up today.

Suggested courses:
  • Children's Garden: Desserts (i.e. baked goods, truffles, chocolate bars, fruit salad)
  • Grades 1-2: Appetizers, each serving 8-10 people (i.e. samosas, pirogues, sushi, crab rolls, shrimp cocktail, hummus, terrine, dumplings, crostini, etc.)
  • Grades 3-4: 5 Salads (2 grain or other starch, 1 vegetable, 2 green salads)
  • Grade 5: Flower arrangements (1 large and 5 smaller arrangements for the tables)
  • Grades 6, 7 & 8: 8 Entrees each serving 8-10 people, served at room temperature or in a crockpot (i.e. stews and soups in a crockpot, sandwiches, wraps, quiche, risotto, carved roast meat, etc.)
  • High School: Desserts and cold drinks (i.e. baked goods, truffles, chocolate bars, fruit salad, Italian sodas, sparkling water, etc.)
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Webinar: How do teens feel about our hyperconnected world? 
from Theodora Scarato ( WWS Parent )

Take My Phone, Please!
College Students on Devices, Anxiety, and Real Connection
February 25 at 7pm

In the ongoing conversation about smartphones and teen anxiety, there’s often an important voice missing: teens themselves! So in  this month’s Action Network Live! , we’re putting adolescents front and center. 

Join us, media professor and Action Network advisory member Joni Siani, and Joni’s students for a conversation about the role of devices in young people’s lives and what it takes to be well in a hyperconnected world. 

2020 American Craft Council Show - Fine Ceramics

Please visit Ana Cavalcanti ( WWS Alumni Parent ) of Fine Ceramics at the 2020 American Craft Council Show Baltimore, booth 4001-3. 

  • Friday, February 21, 10am-8pm
  • Saturday, February 22, 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, February 23, 11am-5pm

Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Promo code: BWI2020GUEST

For more information visit CraftCouncil.org or call 800-8363470
Step by Step: Learn How To Reduce Cell Phone Radiation, 5G and EMFs in Your Home from Theodora Scarato ( WWS Parent )

When: February 13, 6:30-9pm 
Where: Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 

National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program scientists officially state that they themselves reduce cell phone radiation. Read the study results and FAQ . In this FREE workshop you will learn simple steps to safe technology and how to reduce your exposure. Solutions exist to stay fully connected in the 21st century, while also reducing EMF exposure to yourself, your family and your pets-from cell phones to laptops to charging electronics.

6:30 to 7: Meet and Greet Technology Show and Tell ( Feel free to bring all your tech for the show and tell). Does it emit radio-frequency? 7 PM Scarato will walk you through how to reduce exposure step by step. 

Learn more at EHTRUST.org
Waldorf School of Baltimore - Waldorf Fair
March 6, 6:30-9pm
March 7, 10am-4pm

Join the Waldorf School of Baltimore community for their annual Waldorf Fair!

This fun-filled weekend attracts over 600 families from across the state of Maryland and features:
Artisan wares, live music, a Spring Faerie’s Grotto, a children's shopping room, family crafts, jump rope making, marionette shows, food trucks, and much more!

Entry price is $2 for everyone over two-years of age.
Admission is free on Friday to adults 21 and up.
Online Spanish Course About the Effects of Technology on Kids Brain Development
From Carina Castro Fumero, pediatric neuropsychologist ( WWS Parent )

For the past 15 years, Carina Castro Fumero has specialized in the area of mental health and children’s well-being, focusing primarily in sharing the latest developments in neuroscience with parents and giving guidance on how to put this knowledge into practice for the benefit of the cognitive development of the little ones.

Her online course (in Spanish) about the effects of technology on kids' brain development is available on the Udemy platform:

Beautiful, Sunny, 2 bedroom/1 bath, 1000 sq. ft. apartment for rent
$2,295/month - Utilities included!
Available June 1st, 2020

Located directly across the street from The Shops at Sumner Place: Safeway, Starbucks, CVS Pharmacy, Gym, and yoga studio. Ideal neighborhood for walking, boating, and a wealth of outdoor activities.
  • Walking distance to the Washington Waldorf School
  • Beautifully renovated kitchen and bathroom.
  • Directly on the amazing Capital Crescent trail going into Georgetown and Bethesda.
  • Very easy access to Van Ness/UDC, Georgetown, Friendship Heights, and Arlington. Near bus line to Bethesda metro.
Rent includes: 2 car parking, utilities + pool access. Cable ready unit. Coin Laundry at premises. Good size storage bin. 1-month deposit required.

Contact: CP1.mgt@gmail.com or Call: 240-603-3182
Singing Workshop at WWS
Wednesday, Feb 19 from 7-8:30pm

Christiaan Boele, a leading teacher in the Werbeck singing method is returning to the Washington Waldorf School this winter. He is offering a 90-minute-long workshop and has time that day for a limited number of 45-minute-long private lessons. First come, first served. The location of the 5 morning slots are TBD. The 3 afternoon slots will be at WWS.
$35 at the door or preregister
$30 WWS faculty rate

Contact Eszter Szabo ( WWS Alumni Parent ) at  eszabo97@gmail.com
Parent Organized Fundraiser for WWS at Imagination Stage

Many thanks to Jesse Travis ( WWS Parent ) for organizing a fundraiser for WWS through Imagination Stage . $5 for each ticket purchased that mentions the fundraiser will be donated to WWS.

Show: Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 4pm
Fundraiser Code: WashingtonWaldorfFund
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