Weekly Bulletin
March 24, 2021
Cherry blossom paintings from the 6th grade
Gala Registration is Open!
Spring Parent-Child Classes
Our spring Parent-Toddler classes filled in a matter of hours and currently have a waitlist.

We have added a Parent-Baby class on Friday mornings and there are a few spots available!


If you would like to be put on the waitlist for the Parent-Toddler classes, please email Torie Gorges in our enrollment office.
Do you have a friend who had a baby recently? Let them know about our parent-child classes!
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). 
March

24/ Wednesday
  • SAT @ WWS (WWS students only)

25/ Thursday
  • G1 Parent Evening, 8pm

26/ Friday
  • Early Dismissal for Spring Break, 12:20pm HS & 12:30pm CG & LS

29/ Monday
  • NO CLASSES - Spring Break (March 29 - April 2)
Speaker Series
Tracing America’s Racism: From Jim Crow & the Klan to the Alt-right & Online Bigotry - How we got here and where do we go from here for a better tomorrow.

Thursday, March 25 from 4:15-5:45 pm

Meeting ID: 774 6110 7496 Passcode: c1rd2c
Limited to 100 participants on a first come, first serve basis.
CR Gibbs is the author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical topics. He has appeared several times on the History Channel and French and Belgian television. He wrote, researched, and narrated “Sketches in Color,” for WHUT-TV, a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, “The Civil War.” He has appeared on BET, C-Span, and The History Channel and is a D.C. Community Humanities Council Scholar.
Yearbook Preorders
Preorder Your Copy(ies) of the 2020-2021 Yearbook!  
Full color coverage of Children’s Garden through 12th Grade & events.
 
You can preorder a yearbook with free delivery to the School if you place your order by May 15, 2021. Orders placed after the May 15, 2021 deadline will include the cost of shipping the book directly to the purchaser.
 
Preorders with free shipping cost $40.88 and will be available at the school for pickup by June 1, 2021. All yearbooks are printed on recycled paper and for every yearbook purchased, TreeRing will plant a tree.

On the TreeRing login page you will need to enter your name and email address. Under "role" please select "Parent". You will then be guided through to either add a new student if this is your first time ordering a WWS yearbook through TreeRing, or to enter your child's name, grade, and teacher. For high school students, please enter the name of one of their class sponsors. Please contact Caitlin MacKenzie, yearbook sponsor, with any questions. 

Preorder online by May 15, 2021. Orders placed after the May 15, 2021 deadline will include the cost of shipping the book directly to the purchaser.

Yearbooks can only be ordered through the TreeRing website.
Please Note: TreeRing’s website works best in the Chrome internet browser. If you visit the website directly, the school passcode is: 1015278619434770
We're Hiring
Have you perused the WWS employment opportunities recently? This month we've posted openings for a Woodworking Teacher, a few Children's Garden teaching positions, and a School Counselor.

If you, or someone you know, might be a good candidate for one of our open positions, you can learn more about applying on the website.
Community Celebrations & Traditions
The Festivals Committee would love to hear about festivals, traditions and holidays that you celebrate in your families. Please share with our festivals committee festivals@washingtonwaldorf.org
Springtime is WWS Spirit Wear Time!
Our online spirit wear store is open!
 
Shirts, baseball hats, hoodies, bags, and more! You can order your WWS spirit wear with our school logo, or with our "Head, Heart, Hands" logo, with direct delivery to your home.  
Spring Cheer & Appreciation
This week the Class Parents presented the school faculty and staff with a gift of Spring -- potted daffodil bulbs -- as a token of appreciation on behalf of all the parents at WWS. 

The display in the school lobby and the individual plants have been much enjoyed by the faculty and staff!
Bulletin Board
Community Classifieds & Notices
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1.5 - 2 y.o. Rain and Snow Gear Available
from Vanessa Vargas (WWS Parent)

Polarn O. Pyret blue rain bib and jacket, one piece blue snow suit, and warm pink jacket size 1.5-2 y.o. Snow boots size 5/6 (other brand).

Contact Vanessa at 202-227-0327
Foundations of Mindfulness with Michael Danzansky (WWS Parent)
Saturdays 9-11am, April 17 - May 22.

I am really excited to share this with the WWS community! My practice and study of mindfulness has been so supportive to me as a parent and as a human during the pandemic especially, helping me to reduce stress and shift moods more easily. We will cover how to create and maintain a practice, tools to manage anxiety and negativity, and practices to cultivate compassion and gratitude.  We will also cover the origins and history of mindfulness, as well as the science of how the practice of meditation shapes the brain.  Classes will be recorded if you have to miss any. This class is part of my certification process through the Mindfulness Training Institute. $100 - no one turned away for lack of funds. Email danzansky@gmail with questions or sign up.

Information Session: Montgomery County, 5G, Your Health and the New Zoning Amendment 
from Theodora Scarato (WWS Parent)

Date: March 30th, Tuesday at 7:00pm
Want a cell tower 30 feet from your home? WWS Parent Theodora Scarato, Director of the Environmental Health Trust will discuss Montgomery County Council's proposed zoning ordinance ZTA 19-07 allowing 4G and 5G so called "small" cell towers to be deployed 30 feet from your home by replacing street lights and utility poles with short cell towers. No notice nor public hearing required. 

Learn the science on health and environmental impacts and how unfettered 5G deployment would greatly increase the greenhouse gas emissions. Fiber networks are ten times more energy efficient, have no health risks and are cheaper. This issue i
s the center of a lawsuit in federal court led by Environmental Health Trust. 
MoCoSafeG is presenting this webinar. Link to join Webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88255495579
Anthroposophical Society Branch Easter Observance
from Nancy Foster (Alumni Parent)

The Festivals Group of the local Anthroposophical Society Branch invites you to participate in a three-part observance of Easter, “Finding Easter in the Cycle of the Year.” It will include reading two lectures on our own on March 24th and March 25th and then a talk over Zoom by Mary Stewart Adams on March 26th. 

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