Weekly Bulletin - Nov 20, 2019
Fall Sports Wrap Up
from Taisto Saloma

It was a great fall for sports at WWS with our students making strides in soccer and cross country. We continue to participate in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) for middle and high school. The PVAC season for soccer includes a regular season followed by a postseason tournament. For cross country there are regular races, a mid-season challenge, and an end of season championship.

Our middle school and high school cross country teams practiced together throughout the season. The mid-season challenge and championship were a chance for all our runners to test themselves and measure their individual achievements. Special congratulations to Elliot (grade 12) for finishing in third place at the championship and being named First Team All PVAC for cross country.

The soccer season was given a boost by our new goals as well as pre-season clinics for the HS teams; clinics were held during the last week of August with coach Candace Chapman. The teams started at 7am each day and focused on skill development. We hope to have coach Chapman back in the spring to hold more clinics for middle school and high school soccer players.

Both of our middle school soccer teams played full seasons and enjoyed some excellent victories. The teams were enthusiastic and made the most of each game and practice. We look forward to continuing this growth next fall.

The fall soccer seasons ended with WWS sending both varsity soccer teams to the PVAC tournament. The boys lost a close quarterfinal game to McLean by the score of 4-3. Emanuele (grade 12) scored the three goals in the game. The boys finished sixth in the regular season with a record of 4-6. The girls varsity team lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion, Washington International School, by a score of 4-1. In the quarterfinal round the girls team defeated Spencerville Academy on penalty kicks by a score of 3-2. This victory was the first PVAC tournament victory for the WWS girls varsity soccer team EVER! The girls finished with a regular season record of 6-3. Special congratulations to:
  • Charlotte (grade 11) - First Team All PVAC
  • Celia (grade 11) - Second Team All PVAC
  • Catalina (grade 9) - Honorable Mention All PVAC
  • Elliot (grade 12) again - Second Team All PVAC for soccer

Thanks so much to all fall coaches who helped to make the season a success! Clare Andre, Michael Danzansky, Mark Hoover, Christen Leonard, Adam Mutschler, Taisto Saloma, and Lelia True.
Fall Bazaar - What to Know for Saturday
The WWS Fall Bazaar is this Saturday!
We can almost smell the star anise of the Candle Craft, almost see gnome hats bobbing up and down the hallway atop the children's heads, almost taste our favorite cake from the patisserie, almost hear the laughter of children liberating treasures from the Pocket Wizards. We’re almost there! Thanks for your help putting together this signature school event.  
Bazaar To Do List
  • Sign up for your volunteer shift. The deadline to sign up for a shift is midnight on Thurs, Nov 21. Many activities still have urgent staffing needs, particularly The Castle Catapult, The Crystal Cave, and Candle Craft. We also need Clean Up Volunteers. Please sign up - taking on a shift makes a big difference.
  • Buy tickets for Friday’s Preview Night 
  • Invite your friends and neighbors to share in the fun!
Feel the Excitement Building

We've been counting down the days to the Bazaar with throwback pictures from the WWS vault... Follow along on Instagram or Facebook.
Parking at the Bazaar

Sumner Shops has agreed to allow WWS Fall Bazaar attendees to park in the lot adjacent to PNC Bank. A shuttle bus will be available to take attendees to and from that parking lot and the school. Look for signs directing you to this parking area when you arrive Saturday morning.
Middle School Hangout

Calling all Middle School students! Please join your fellow classmates at the Middle School Hangout at the Bazaar on Saturday. This is a space for 6th - 8th graders to hang out with each other, play fun games and have some tasty snacks. The 'hangout' will be in the music room, at the end of the high school hallway.
Henna and Face Painting Practice Sessions

Last practice session at WWS - Fri, Nov 22, 1-3pm
Annual Thanksgiving Drive

For the third year, at the Fall Bazaar, we are looking beyond our community to help the homeless in the District. Please donate non-perishable holiday food items to bring Thanksgiving to those in need. Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington will be collecting the food after the Bazaar. Look for bins by the doorways of WWS.

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! Whenever there are changes we update the .pdf version online and we post the revision date.

22/ Friday
  • 12:30 Dismissal for Bazaar Preparations - No Aftercare
  • Bazaar Preview Night, 7-9pm

23/ Saturday
  • Fall Bazaar & Children's Faire, 10am-3pm

26/ Tuesday
  • Student Council Bake Sale, at dismissal

27-29/ Wednesday - Friday
  • NO CLASSES - Thanksgiving

3/ Tuesday
  • All School Open House, 4-6pm

5/ Thursday
  • All School Morning Tour, 8-10:30am

10/ Tuesday
  • All School Morning Tour, 8-10:30am

12/ Thursday
  • Open Parent Org Meeting - All parents welcome, 8:30-9:30am
  • G9 Parent Evening, 7pm

14/ Saturday
  • Community Carol Sing, 5pm
Winter Parent-Child Classes
Winter Parent-Child Classes are enrolling now!

Pass the word on to any families you think might be interested...

Moon Garden - Parent & Mobile Baby (crawling babies to confident walking)
Dates: January 7 – February 11
Time: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM -12:15 PM 

Star Garden - Parent & Toddler (16 months to 2 years)
Dates: January 7 – February 11
Time: Tuesdays, 8:45 AM – 10:30 AM 

Sun Garden - Parent & Child (2 and 3 years)
Dates: January 6 – February 10 (No Class January 20)
Time: Mondays, 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM 
Support WWS
Cook Great Food & Look Sharp!
The WWS Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop is coming to the Fall Bazaar
Store Hours: Fri, Nov 22, 7- 8pm
Sat, Nov 23, 10am - 3pm

  • Gnome Evolution T-Shirt is back! $15/youth sizes, $20/adult sizes
  • New Logo Performance Long Sleeve Shirt $20/youth sizes, $25/adult sizes
  • New logo mugs, $20 each with “bottomless cup” free coffee refills all day during the Bazaar
  • And more!
Reserve Your 50th Anniversary Cookbook Today or Buy at the Bazaar
Events & Happenings
Bazaar Preview Night
Fri, Nov 22, 7-9pm

Avoid the crowds and enjoy some wine and cheese while you shop from the artisan vendors at our Preview Night event the evening before the Bazaar. Adults only, please! Tickets are $15.

High School Student Council Bake Sale
Tues, Nov 26

The HS Student Council is holding bake sales to benefit the Lakota Waldorf School in this month of Thanksgiving. The school merges Waldorf education and traditional Lakota values, language and culture on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Please bring some extra money to buy tasty treats from us, and consider rounding up the amount of your purchase because we will send all proceeds to the Lakota Waldorf School. You can also make a donation directly to them or purchase one of their wishlist items
Parent Organization News
Thanks to the 25+ parents who came out for the November Parent Organization Meeting!

Our next PO Meeting with be on Thursday , Dec 12 at 8:30am. Please e-mail your POSC with any items you would like to see on the agenda. Currents items we plan to discuss are:
  • Welcoming New Parents
  • Carpool Info
  • PO Survey to Parents
  • Book Club 

E-mail comments to  posc@washingtonwaldorf.org
Bulletin Board
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.  
Mini Family Portrait Sessions at Black Ankle Vineyards, Nov 29

Still looking for the perfect family photo for your holiday card this year? Ioanna Mattke ( WWS Alumni ) is holding a few mini portrait sessions at  Black Ankle Vineyards  the Friday after Thanksgiving, 11/29. There'll be fire pits, cozy blankets, and a gorgeous backdrop. You can also relax and enjoy the delicious local wine.

25 minutes, $120, ~10 digital images.

Email Ioanna to reserve your session. Slots are limited. Rain or shine.
Personal Storytelling - from WWS Parent, Sarah Vakkur
Sunday, Dec 1

Sarah Vakkur will be telling the story of her father (who fled Estonia at end of WWII at age 14) in the WWS Library on Sunday, Dec 1. Light refreshments will be served. Email Sarah Vakkur for more details and for an invitation if interested.

Are you a WWS parent or faculty with a story to tell? If you are you interested in connecting with others over your story or your family’s story please email Sarah .
Play Kitchen for Sale & Free Craft Magazines - from a WWS Alumni Family

For sale: Camden Rose wooden play kitchen - barely used. It’s made of solid cherry hardwood with walnut and birch accents. The removable sink is stainless steel. Includes some wooden toys to go with it as well. $250

Free: Many back issues of Living Craft magazine 

Contact Erin Wolf
2019-2020 Holy Nights Journal - from a Waldorf Parent & Teacher in CO

During this darkest time of the year, when the outer world appears to sleep, our inner life awakens. Working with the Holy Nights, or “Time Between the Years” as it is sometimes called, is a potent way to connect more deeply with your awakening True Self. 

The  Sacred Nights of Winter journal is designed to support you in not only cultivating your inner life, but also in creating a personalized map to guide you through the coming year’s opportunities and challenges. 

This year’s theme is  Wellness Through Inner Archetypes . Archetypal language is a powerful way to deepen our soul connection.

You’ll receive a $5 discount when you order by November 12th .

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