Weekly Bulletin - March 4, 2020
Celebrating 50 Years!
50th Anniversary Concert
Time for Three

On Sunday, WWS community members from across the years gathered to celebrate our 50th year. Alumnus, Nick Kendall ('97) and friends Charles Yang and Ranaan Meyer make up the band Time for Three. The crowd was transported by their music which is moving, beautiful, and fun. The afternoon was a glorious celebration that honored the history of our school, Waldorf education, and the future of what comes next.

We were able to sit with Nick for a few minutes before the concert. Please enjoy the memories and musings of a professional musician on how his Waldorf education has served him throughout his life and career...
The Day of the Languages 2020 Soared to New Heights
Last week's Day of the Languages was full of energetic and courageous performances. It brought delight, laughter, and some spot on impersonations of teachers. The day is a time for students to experience and delve into a language in a different way. It is also a time for students to stretch themselves, to shine, and to entertain. Here is a look at a few of the highlights...
Upcoming Events
Parent Organized Fundraiser
Last Chance! Get Your Tickets for the Show This Sunday, March 8!

Sunday, March 8 at 4pm

Are you a parent of a child age 4-12? Gather your friends and join us this Sunday at 4pm at Imagination Stage! The show is a hip-hop urban fable, set in DC. WWS will receive $5 of each ticket sold. Read a review at kidfriendlydc.com !

Purchase tickets in the yellow seats stage right. You can buy tickets online and make sure to enter code WashingtonWaldorfFund in the promo code bar at the top BEFORE you purchase. (Note: If you have a promo code, it must be entered BEFORE adding tickets to your cart. If the promo code is not being applied, please clear your cart, login, and try again. Any questions, contact the box office at 301-280-1660.)

Questions: Contact your POSC posc@washingtonwaldorf.org or Jesse Travis at  jessetravis@gmail.com .
Craft & Conversation
Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30am

Please join us on Tuesday, March 10 in the WWS lobby from 8:30am for Craft and Conversation. We are making handmade items for the 2020 Bazaar. Ildi ( WWS Parent ) will teach participants how to make an ornate peacock or a whimsical seahorse out of felt. Thank you for your support!
Free Movie Screening: Angst
Thursday, March 12 at 7pm

Free, RSVP is required (and will be closed when event is full)

Join us to watch this 55-minute documentary about anxiety. By opening a dialogue and normalizing,not trivializing, anxiety we can help each other and ourselves. IndieFlix recommends ages 10 – adult, and for our school we are recommending middle school age – adult (you decide, of course).

Please arrive at 7:00 to settle in and the movie will start promptly at 7:15.

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!**
March

10/ Tuesday
  • 12:30 DISMISSAL, Professional Development Day (aftercare available until 6pm)

12/ Thursday
  • Public Screening of Angst the movie, 7pm

19/ Thursday
  • Morning Tour for Parents, 8-10:30am

20/ Friday
  • Eighth Grade Play, 7pm

21/ Saturday
  • Eighth Grade Play, 6pm

24/ Tuesday
  • Seedlings Parent Evening, 7pm
  • WiW Parent Evening, 7pm
  • G7 Parent Evening, 7pm

27/ Friday
  • Open Parent Organization Meeting , 8:30 - 9:30am (All parents invited. Coffee and snacks will be served!)

28/ Saturday
  • Spring Festival, 4-6pm
Women's History Month
from Bonnie McClelland, High School Coordinator
March is Women’s History Month. We are marking 100 years of the 19 th Amendment to the US Constitution and the suffrage movement with images and information posted in the CG hallway, outside the kitchen, and outside the music room. We also encourage everyone to celebrate by registering and voting, out of respect for those who fought long and hard to secure this right for many of us. 
Celebrate women’s history month and menstrual equity in March as well as Earth Day in April with a buy-one, gift-one to the school promotion for menstrual cups. Visit The Keeper for more information and to shop their eco-friendly cups, made in the USA since 1987. Enter the promotional code “Waldorf” at checkout and for every cup you purchase one will be donated to the school and available for free in several of the restrooms on our campus (note: cannot be combined with other offers). Thank you for your support of the school and this normal, healthy facet of our community life.
Announcing the 2019-2020 Yearbook
Pre-Order Your Copy (ies) of the 2019-2020 Yearbook!  
Full color coverage of Children’s Garden through 12th Grade & events.

You can  pre-order a yearbook   with free delivery to the school, if you place your order by April 15, 2020.  Orders placed after the deadline will include the cost of shipping the book directly to the purchaser.

Pre-orders with free shipping cost $38.21 and will be available at the school for pickup by May 29, 2020. Please contact  Caitlin MacKenzie , Yearbook Club sponsor, with any questions. Thank you and enjoy!
 
Pre-order online !  By April 15, 2020
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 pass code is: 1015278619434770
Together We Thrive
  Please Support the WWS Annual Fund Today!
Please help us reach the goal of 100% community participation with  your gift today . Your gift matters!

The Annual Fund is our most important fundraising activity of the year. It is a yearly appeal to all members of our community to make tax-deductible contributions that help ensure the best possible education for our children by supporting the current operations of the School. These gifts improve the daily life of every student and every faculty member in a variety of ways, including enhanced academic programs, tuition assistance, quality materials in the classrooms, professional development for our teachers and more. Participation by every family is important! 100% participation is very important for any foundation funding to be awarded to WWS and community support in other activities. 
 
Please consider making a recurring gift this year. Giving a little each month can add up to a big gift! A $25 per month gift adds up to $300! Recurring donations can be added to your FACTS account or your credit card via our online donation page. You can also set up a recurring donation through your bank.


Feel free to contact me, Caitlin MacKenzie, Development Director, at cmackenzie@washingtonwaldorf.org  or at 301-229-5679. Thank you for your support! 
Learn About Waldorf Teacher Training & Explorations
Information Session on Teacher Training and Explorations
Sunday March 8 at 11am

We are excited to announce the possibility of two new opportunities for further study in Waldorf Education through the Center for Anthroposophy (CFA) to begin in the Fall of 2020. One is a new cohort for Explorations. 

The participants from this year's Explorations are finding it engaging and exciting. CFA also hopes to bring Building Bridges to our community. Building Bridges is another step towards a Waldorf teaching certificate or M. Ed. in Waldorf Education from Antioch University.

Please come hear more on March 8th at 11am. Torin and Karine Finser, the current Explorations group, and Debbie Spitulnik will share their experiences and answer questions about the programs. In addition, there will be a gallery showing of the participants' art work from our weekend together. Please contact Debbie ( dspitulnik@washingtonwaldorf.org) or milan@centerforanthroposophy for further information. 
Parent Organization News
Mindful March Meetings - POSC
Did you know that your POSC (5 parents currently) meets every Wednesday from 8:45-9:45am at the school? If you want to come talk with us in person, share an idea, or just meet us, please let us know. During these weekly meetings, your POSC plans upcoming events and explores new community building ideas. We always welcome your ideas and feedback. Many thanks to parent Vicky Tay, a holistic life coach, for joining us at today’s meeting and helping make it relaxing for the POSC.
Mark your Calendars for the Next Open PO Meeting!
Friday March 27th, 8:30-9:30am

All parents are invited to these Open PO Monthly meetings (younger children not enrolled in school are also welcome). Coffee and snacks will be served. We hope parents can stop by for at least the first few minutes even if you have to run off the office! Please send any agenda items to your POSC as we plan this meeting: posc@washingtonwaldorf.org
WWS Parent List Serve - All WWS parents invited to join!
The yahoo group can be a great way to share info among the parent community. The POSC (not WWS) moderates the list serve and you can subscribe here: wwsparents-subscribe@yahoogroup.com  Questions about the list serve ? Contact us at posc@washingtonwaldorf.org
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.  
Notices & Classifieds
Feeling overwhelmed? Stuck? Lost? At a crossroads? Considering a career change or taking a completely new direction in life?

Vicky Tay, Holistic Life Coach and WWS parent of three, is offering a discounted rate for 1 hour sessions for members of the Waldorf Community.

What is Life Coaching exactly? Life Coaching is NOT about dwelling in and talking about the past. Life Coaching is about shedding limiting beliefs, assessing the issue at hand, and identifying steps to take in the immediate future to move forward, onward, and upward in a positive direction, to create and live the life you want and deserve to live.

$120/hr. sessions are being offered at a discounted rate of $60. Please text or call Vicky at Yours Truly, Holistic Life Coaching directly at 703-473-5203.
GoFundMe Campaign for Praline Staff Victim of Gun Violence

There has been an outpouring of emotion and a desire to respond as our community has learned that Blanca Coreas, who works at Praline Bakery down the street from WWS, was the victim of gun violence last Saturday. Her teenage son and his friend were killed and Blanca was severely injured by an unknown assailant. Blanca is in the hospital.

Praline has set up a GoFundMe page f or anyone who would like to give to support Blanca and her family.

Nanny Available Starting in March

Maria Camila Agudelo Moreno is a positive, confident and reliable nanny with three years of experience caring for children (age 3 to 7) and serving as a domestic worker and au pair. She enjoys playing with kids and is committed to promoting children’s physical, mental, and emotional development in partnership with parents. She enjoys assisting with homework and has experience managing the children’s calendar (school, playdates, appointments, library visits, etc.). She is willing to take on various household duties and has a valid US driver’s license with a clean record. First Aid Certified. Fluent in English and Spanish mother tongue.

Contact: maria.c.agud0503@gmail.com
Events
Waldorf School of Baltimore - Waldorf Fair
March 6, 6:30-9pm
March 7, 10am-4pm
Join the Waldorf School of Baltimore community for their annual Waldorf Fair!

This fun-filled weekend attracts over 600 families from across the state of Maryland and features:
Artisan wares, live music, a Spring Faerie’s Grotto, a children's shopping room, family crafts, jump rope making, marionette shows, food trucks, and much more!

Entry price is $2 for everyone over two-years of age.
Admission is free on Friday to adults 21 and up.
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