Weekly Bulletin
March 17, 2021
Spring is coming!
This Saturday is the March/Spring/Vernal Equinox when the Sun crosses the equator line, heading north in the sky. In the Northern Hemisphere, this event marks the start of spring and a tilting more toward the Sun, bringing us increased daylight hours and warming temperatures. 

Of course, here in the DC Metro Area, there is the likelihood of a dance between warmer and colder days... for our students - who spend so much time outside - this means many layers that can be added or shed as needed!
Spread Spring Cheer!

Chalk art holds a special place in the life of Waldorf schools. It can also be a simple way to bring some cheer to your neighborhood.

Last spring, many in our community created vibrant chalk art to encourage others during a very uncertain time (some pictured here). While we have less uncertainty this year, there is plenty of stress and fatigue and loss to grapple with. Let's fill our sidewalks or driveways with beautiful drawings and hopeful messages - "Spring is coming!" or "Welcome Spring!" or whatever encouraging words inspire you...

Share your chalk art photos by emailing Alia Goodyear. You can also let her know if you need some chalk.
Bulletin editor, Alia Goodyear, kicked things off with a "Spring is coming!" message on the sidewalk in front of her house. Share your photos too!
Classroom Spotlight
We've kicked off a new classroom spotlight on our social media featuring our Songbirds mixed-age kindergarten class. Check out this video, created by the Songbirds' lead teacher Lynn Turner, of the little helpers preparing for spring...
Spring Parent-Child Classes
We are thrilled that our spring parent-child classes will be taught by Lisa Bechmann.

Registration opened this morning and the two sessions filled up almost immediately. We are working to add additional class times.

If you would like to be informed of new class options and/or to be put on the waitlist, please email Torie Gorges in our enrollment office.
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

17/ Wednesday
  • G9 Parent Meeting, 7pm

18/ Thursday
  • G6 Parent Meeting, 7pm

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

22/ Monday
  • Virtual Book Club (see below), 8pm

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

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

29/ Monday
  • NO CLASSES - Spring Break (March 29 - April 2)
Virtual Book Club
The Book Club will meet Monday, March 22 at 8PM to discuss The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.

For more information, contact Susan Walsh at swalsh@washingtonwaldorf.org
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.
Save the Date
Thank You!
The first round of admittances for the fall went out on March 5th. Since then there has been a flurry of activity with current parents and faculty reaching out to the new families to welcome them and offer to answer questions.

Last Wednesday we hosted a virtual reception for new families with department chairs, current parents, and a couple of alumni.

We also delivered gift bags to each of the local families with Waldorf inspired contents.

It was truly a community effort... Many thanks to all who pitched in!
Welcoming new families is an ongoing effort. If you would like to be involved, please email Alia Goodyear.
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Classifieds & Notices
Wooden Doll Crib Available

Wooden doll crib in excellent shape is looking for a new loving home.
Text Doerthe Braun at 240-535-3848
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. 

Film Score by Alumni Band

Alumni Nick Kendall ('97) reached out to let us know that his band Time for Three co-wrote the music for the new movie LAND, directed by and starring Robin Wright. The movie premiered this year at Sundance, and is in theaters and on demand.
"Over the Pines" from LAND by Ben Sollee & Time for Three
Published by the Washington Waldorf School
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