Weekly Bulletin - Dec 4, 2019
Inner Quiet

Quiet I bear within me,
I bear within myself
Forces to make me strong.
Now will I be imbued with their glowing warmth.
Now will I fill myself
With my own will’s resolve.
And I will feel the quiet
Pouring through all my being
When by my steadfast striving
I become strong
To find within myself the source of strength
The strength of inner quiet.
-Rudolf Steiner

December Events & Happenings
Craft & Conversation
Tuesday, Dec 10 & 17 from 8:30-10am

Craft & Conversation is an ongoing handwork group that meets every Tuesday morning in the school lobby from 8:30–10am throughout the year. The group creates handcrafted items to gain experience in Waldorf crafting, to support the Fall Bazaar, and to work on other projects as well. Please stop by and join our craft circle. No prior experience necessary to participate - we have projects for any skill level!
Parent Organization Open Meeting
Thursday, Dec 12 from 8:30-9:30am

Please join us next week for our monthly open Parent Organization (PO) meeting. This month we offer the usual coffee and baked goods along with festive cheer! Please bring family holiday traditions to share, gift ideas, favorite books you recommend, etc. Jennifer Page will kick off the meeting with some words for the parent community and she will be available for questions you might have. We will also continue sharing information on carpool and kick off the book club! Hope to see you there! Questions? Please send us an email .
Thinking Diversity Coffee with the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice - "Indigenous Voices"
Friday, Dec 13 at 8:30am

Elizabeth Rule, PhD will join us for this conversation on "Indigenous Voices." Dr. Rule is an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She serves as the Assistant Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program, and Faculty in Residence at the George Washington University. She is also a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative at American University.
Evergreen Spiral - Open to the Community
Friday, Dec 13 at 1:15pm

Current families, alumni families, and community friends are invited to walk the evergreen spiral this year. Each participant is given a candle to light and add to the path of the spiral. This contemplative activity is a time of peaceful reflection giving us an opportunity to connect to our inner light as we approach the winter solstice and the darkest days of the year.

Only 25 spots are available, so please RSVP.
Given the nature of the event, there will be no late seating.
Carol Sing
Saturday, Dec 14 at 5pm

The Carol Sing is a beloved WWS tradition. All are welcome to join us in the beautifully decorated WWS auditorium to sing seasonal songs from a variety of faith traditions, accompanied by our community orchestra. Come early though, since the auditorium is always packed. This is an occasion to warm your heart and soul, and set you in the mood of the season.
Shepherds' Play
Thursday, Dec 19 at 7pm
The WWS faculty warmly invites all members of the community to this year's Shepherds' Play on Dec 19 at 7pm. The Shepherds' Play is one of three “miracle plays" called the Oberufer Plays which originated in central Europe in the Middle Ages. The plays were passed down orally through the generations until an associate of Rudolf Steiner wrote them down in the late 19th century. Rudolf Steiner and the teachers in the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart performed these plays, and they have since been performed at Waldorf schools throughout the world. The Shepherds' Play is offered as a gift from the WWS faculty to the community. Please join us for an evening of witty language, singing, physical comedy, and moments of wonder. The Shepherds' Play is suitable for all ages.
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!**
December

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

10/ Tuesday
  • All School Morning Tour, 8-10:30am
  • Craft & Conversation, 8:30-10am
  • G3 Parent Evening

12/ Thursday
  • Open Parent Org Meeting - All parents welcome, 8:30-9:30am
  • **UPDATE** G1 Parent Evening, 7pm

13/ Friday
  • Thinking Diversity Coffee with the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice, 8:30am
  • Evergreen Spiral - Community Day, 1:15pm (Please RSVP)

14/ Saturday
  • Community Carol Sing, 5pm

17/ Tuesday
  • High School Open Morning, 8am
  • Craft & Conversation, 8:30-10am
  • WiW Parent Evening

19/ Thursday
  • Shepherds' Play, 7pm

20/ Friday
  • 12:30pm DISMISSALWinter Vacation *NO AFTERCARE*

*WINTER VACATION*
CLASSES RESUME on MON, JAN 6
December Enrollment Events
Are you curious to learn more about the WWS High School or some other aspect of our curriculum and activities? Do you have a friend that you think would be interested in visiting our school? Just a reminder that you are always welcome to attend our tours and open houses.

All School Morning Tour
Tomorrow, Dec 5 at 8am
Tuesday, Dec 10 at 8am

High School Open Day
Tuesday, Dec 17 at 8am
Waldorf Store - After Sale
Only two more days!
As is our tradition, the Waldorf Store Bazaar After Sale is this week. The Waldorf Store will be open at the following times:
Thurs, Dec 5 - 8:30-10am & 2:30-3:30pm
Fri, Dec 6 - 8:30-10am

In addition, the development office will be selling WWS spirit wear in the mornings. It's the easiest holiday shopping you can do! Check items off your list and give back to WWS at the same time.
Speaking of the Waldorf Store, we would like to take a moment to appreciate alumni parents Susan Barr and Lori Kulik for their help with the store. Susan, who managed the store single-handedly for years, gave a great deal of time to mentor us this fall and even helped with setup late into the night. Lori came in to help price and organize late in the game and we couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you, ladies!
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 
Bulletin Board
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Farewell Potluck This Sunday
Sunday, Dec 8 at 1pm

Please join in for a Farewell Potluck for Carol, Gael (1st Grade), and Leandro before they leave for Brazil at the end of the month. 

The potluck will be on the WWS Blacktop at 1pm on Sunday, Dec 8. Rain or Shine. Please bring a dish to share.

Everyone is welcome. 
Seasonal Cards by WWS Alumni Parent , Shelia Harrington

A note from Shelia:
If you enjoyed the seasonal, festival, and birthday cards at my table during the Bazaar, in the future you can find others at SheilaHarrington.org  or contact me directly via email .
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