Weekly Bulletin
January 13, 2021
Image from Platt College
Preparing for a Day of Service
Our tradition is to gather at the school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a time of collective service. While we are unable to gather this coming Monday and work together in the auditorium, we can still do something in our own homes or neighborhoods and think of our larger community joining in acts of service - separate in body but together in spirit!

Ways to support the organizations we regularly serve:
  • Make scarves or hats for our servicemen and servicewomen. Donate items through Operation Gratitude.
  • Make cards or write letters to our deployed servicemen and servicewomen. Send them through Support our Troops.
  • Create Gifts for The Children's Inn at NIH - each year we create small gifts for the children at NIH (necklaces, notebooks, friendship bracelets, etc.). Note: they want 35 of an item so you might coordinate with another family or a few.
  • Support the Cup of Joe breakfast program.

Some other ideas to consider:
Share your photos! If your family honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day, send a picture so we can create a collage to share our community collective spirit of service. Email photos to Alia Goodyear.
School Calendar
Staying Up to Date With Our School Calendar

You can view the full calendar online either on the website , in ParentSquare , or in the BigSis portal (these 3 platforms are synced from the same calendar). 
January

14/ Thursday
  • G3 Parent Meeting, 7pm
  • G4 Parent Meeting, 7:30pm

15/ Friday
  • Coffee Break with Jennifer Page, 10am

18/ Monday
  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • G8 Parent Meeting, 7pm

19/ Tuesday
  • G12 Parent Meeting, 7pm
  • G11 Parent Meeting, 7:30pm

20/ Wednesday
  • NO SCHOOL - Inauguration Day

22/ Friday
  • Coffee Break with Jennifer Page, 10am

27/ Wednesday
  • G6 Parent Meeting, 4:30pm
  • G7 Parent Meeting, 7pm

28/ Wednesday
  • G1 Parent Meeting, 8pm

29/ Friday
  • Coffee Break with Jennifer Page, 10am
Upcoming Events
Town Hall on Diversity for High School Students
Thursday, Jan 14, 1:45-2:45 pm

On Thursday afternoon, the Diversity Club will host a Town Hall Meeting for the whole high school. The goal of this meeting is to continue the conversation about racism and how it affects all of us. Students will watch a video or read a short article in break-out rooms and share their thoughts in their groups. We will also gather ideas as a whole group.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Seminar for Students
Grades 6-12
Friday, Jan 15, 11:30am-12:30pm

This seminar will be held for students and faculty only, and will include break-out rooms for student discussions.  
Community Book Club
Monday, Jan 25th, 8-9pm

Our next book for a Zoom conversation is The House on Mango Street/La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Written in 1984, it is the story of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago. Hailed as a classic, it is a "funny, beautiful book" at 110 pages.

Please email Susan Walsh if you would like to be added to the club mailing list:
Head of School Search
Thank you for spreading the word about our search for a new Faculty Chair & Head of School who will move our school forward in its mission to cultivate each student’s capacity to think clearly, feel compassionately, and act purposefully in the world.

Online Explorations Course This Spring
Registration is now open for a new year of Explorations Online. In this course we will explore together the mission of Waldorf education within the context of today’s changing society. 

Explorations is designed for parents, grandparents, administrators, and new teachers in public and independent Waldorf schools, as well as those teaching children at home. Classes will include artistic work (speech/storytelling, movement, music, and pastel drawing) and contemplative studies on current issues, using Anthroposophy as a method of inquiry. We will look at a holistic view of the human being, self development, and current social and pedagogical needs.

Last 3 Yard Signs Looking for Homes!
If you have a good spot for a sign (pictured), please email Alia Goodyear and we will deliver a sign to your yard!

Thank you to those families that are already displaying our yard signs!
Alumni News
Last year we gathered on March 1st to celebrate our school's 50th Anniversary with a joyful concert from Alumni ('97) Nick Kendall's band Time for Three.

On Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 PM you can join a Time for Three concert virtually!

"Joy" by Time for Three
In case you missed it... here is our interview with Nick from last year.
Bulletin Board
How to Submit a Listing
We welcome submissions of community news, items for sale, want ads, etc. Please keep notices to 500 characters or less. Listings will likely be edited. Please submit listings by COB Tuesdays with the subject "Bulletin Submission." Bulletin Board notices generally run for 3 weeks - if space allows - unless other arrangements have been made. There is no charge for listings.  
Classifieds & Notices
SAT/ACT or Academic Tutoring from a Waldorf Alum

If you’re looking for college admissions exam or academic tutoring for your student, try booking your tutoring with a Washington Waldorf alum! Aubrey Tingler (WWS Class of 2011) is currently working with Applerouth Tutoring Services.

Aubrey is thoroughly trained in Applerouth’s proven methods and understands the Waldorf teaching style. Aubrey is currently a master’s student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences program. She holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Environmental Sciences and a minor in English. Her tutoring specialties include: the SAT, ACT, and PSAT; math through algebra II; biology; English, essays, and writing skills; and Spanish.

To book with Aubrey, visit Applerouth.com and request Aubrey Tingler as your tutor when booking online or over the phone. Contact Aubrey for more information: (330) 603-0585 or aubreyetingler@gmail.com
Tutor Without Borders - Tutoring and Educational Support Services for Middle and High School Students
 
Middle School: English, History, Math, Science, and French
High School: English, History and French
Any age: French (lessons, conversation, tutoring)
 
Hello! I provide virtual tutoring and educational support services to middle and high school students across the country. Along with academic subject teaching, my expertise includes helping students with study skills, time management, and homework support. I aspire to instill a curiosity and love of learning in all of my students. In these times of remote learning, it is vital to tailor sessions to students’ needs and specific learning styles. 
 
Born and reared in Washington D.C., I have a BA in Political Science and Geography from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Education from Antioch University. With 10 years of classroom teaching experience, I have worked in Baltimore public schools, as a tutor and substitute teacher in multiple D.C. private schools, and as a Waldorf class teacher from 2012-2019 in Southern Oregon. I have recently returned to live on the Oregon coast after traveling the world, including a multi-month stint at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. 
 
Catherine Dixon (former WWS substitute teacher)
catherinedixon1@gmail.com | (202) 669-2867
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