Weekly Bulletin
January 27, 2021
Updates from Campus
We are looking forward to having all grades back on campus as of tomorrow! Grades 1-12 will be on campus 4 days a week (full days) with each class having one regular remote day. We are maximizing outside time and have some indoor class time now as well. We continue to follow thorough health and safety protocols and have instituted regular testing for older students and faculty.
Photos From Yesterday Morning on Campus
The Songbirds helped to clear away ice.
Waldorf in the Woods Opening Circle
5th Grade Main Lesson
1st Grade Main Lesson
The Songbirds experimented by mixing pigment with snow.
There was just enough snow for the Sunflowers to enjoy a little sledding!
3rd & 5th Graders played basketball at recess.
Admissions Season Reminders
Applications for new students are due January 31st.

Current families do not need to fill out the inquiry form on the website when applying for a new student. The process for current families is:
  • Log into BigSis Portal
  • Choose the "Admissions" tab
  • Under "My Admissions" choose the green "New" button to add a new student. 
If you know a new family applying and they have any questions about the process, please direct them to the 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). 
January

27/ Wednesday
  • G7 Parent Meeting, 7pm

28/ Thursday
  • G1 Parent Meeting, 8pm

29/ Friday
  • Coffee Break with Jennifer Page, 10am
February

1/ Monday
  • G11 SAT Prep, 1:30pm

3/ Wednesday
  • G9 Parent Meeting, 7pm

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

8/ Monday
  • G11 SAT Prep, 1:30pm

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

15/ Monday
  • NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Taking a Moment to Move and Breathe
Faculty Meeting Eurythmy
Engaging in a large group meeting has its challenges, even without the added layer of connecting virtually. For our students, we give them time to move, stretch, and engage their whole selves in an activity before they sit for desk work.

The faculty and staff take a few minutes at the beginning of each whole faculty meeting to share in the experience of a brief Eurythmy practice - which has perhaps been even more important as we gather on Zoom. Led by our Eurythmy teachers, we take time to stand, breathe, and ground ourselves as we open our own heads, hearts, and hands before we "get down to business."
Eva Binamu - Eurythmist
Susan Walsh - Librarian, Eurythmist
Still Not Sure How to Define Eurythmy?
Eurythmy was started by Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-von Sivers as a performance art to make music and speech visible in artistic form. There are three branches of Eurythmy - artistic, pedagogical, and therapeutic. For the students, its purpose is to awaken and strengthen their expressive capacities through movement and to improve balance, coordination, concentration, rhythm, and pattern awareness.
Online Explorations Course This Spring
Registration is now open for a new year of Explorations Online. This course is a group exploration of the mission of Waldorf education within the context of today’s changing society. 

Explorations is designed for parents, grandparents, administrators, and new teachers in public and independent Waldorf schools, as well as those teaching children at home. Classes will include artistic work (speech/storytelling, movement, music, and pastel drawing) and contemplative studies on current issues, using Anthroposophy as a method of inquiry. We will look at a holistic view of the human being, self development, and current social and pedagogical needs.

Bulletin Board
How to Submit a Listing
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Classifieds & Notices
Meal Preparation & Delivery
from WWS parent Kate Mueller

Do you need help with family meals? Cristina Bermudez cooks delicious, nutritious traditional/vegan/gluten-free homemade meals in her Cabin John kitchen using organic ingredients and delivers them to your home. My family has eaten many, many Cristina meals and are so happy we found her. This flyer includes a discount for Waldorf families!

Contact Cristina or email Kate with any questions.
Online Valentine Craft Workshops

WWS alum Victoria Mansuri ('88) is offering online Valentine Craft Workshops where you can learn to create Danish heart baskets.

Victoria was just starting to teach crafting classes in VT before the pandemic altered our lives and habits. After lockdown, she started teaching craft classes online and was delighted to find how well it worked. Read about her experience in this article from the Kenne Sentinal.

Find more information and book a time on her website: byourhandscreate.com

Contact Victoria by email or at 410-925-8432
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