Weekly Bulletin - April 1, 2020
Greetings from our Zoom Faculty Meeting!
Student Profile:
Eve Hill, Senior & EMT First Responder
Eve Hill is a senior who started at WWS in the 2nd grade. On her 16th birthday (the day she was eligible) she sent in her application to become an EMT with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. This past fall she became a charge EMT and is now working extra shifts responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful to Eve for taking the time to share her story with us and for providing a window into what the front lines look like in our own community.
Please consider donating to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad to support the work of Eve and her colleagues. Donate Now
Scenes From Remote Learning Life
Thanks to those who sent in pictures. Keep them coming! Please send pictures to: agoodyear@washingtonwaldorf.org
Class Highlight: Remote 1st Grade
Tag Us On Social Media
If you are on social media, consider tagging as part of the community.
You can tag the school and use the hashtag: #washingtonwaldorfathome
Mask Making Update
Our community has made over 350 masks in support of our local healthcare workers!

Here is a visual "Thank You" to everyone who has joined this effort from the staff at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore.
Where to Send Masks Now
Shelly has let us know that Mercy doesn't have an immediate need at this point so there won't be a regular pick up at the school.

For those who continue to sew masks, the organization Semstresses Unite could be a good place to find the most need:

Contact Maria Monteverde-Jackson with any questions:

Here is a pattern that we were using initially:
**Updated**
Preorder The 2019-2020 Yearbook
Preorder Your Copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook!  
Full color coverage of Children’s Garden through 12th Grade & events 
 
We will have a 2019-2020 yearbook and are working with TreeRing for how best to have orders delivered. We will post any updates to the order and delivery process in the Weekly Bulletin and will send individual email updates to all families who have ordered this year's yearbook. 
 
In the meantime, y ou can still:
Preorder 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
 
Please contact  Caitlin MacKenzie , Yearbook Club sponsor, with any questions. Thank you and enjoy!
Help Needed: Call for Photos!
 
To help complete this year's yearbook a treasure for years to come, the Yearbook team is in need of the following sports photos:
  • Cross-country team and race photos
  • Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer games
  • High School Boys and Girls Soccer games

Please send your photos by April 10th to  Caitlin MacKenzie , Yearbook Club sponsor.
Parent Organization News
Greetings from the POSC! The Parent Organization Steering Committee met briefly over Zoom last week to check in about how the different areas of the school are doing (CG, LS and HS). We also discussed some ideas for planning a Parent Organization Meeting over Zoom. We know it is important to stay connected to our special communities during this time of isolation. After Spring Break please watch for a Zoom invite in the bulletin.
Art of Gathering
The POSC is following the wonderful work of Priya Parker, who wrote the book The Art of Gathering and has excellent ideas about how to create meaningful gatherings. If you are a parent who is interested in this topic and have any ideas to share regarding how the WWS Community can stay connected during this time of separation, please contact us at posc@washingtowaldforf.org

Art of Gathering Newsletter 
Are you meeting with your bookclub on line? Throwing a birthday party over Zoom? Running a meeting on line? Priya Parker has a special weekly newsletter full of ideas for helping us gather on-line. You can subscribe on the website.
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
Experiment in International Living - New Digital Programs
from Bonnie McClelland (WWS HS Coordinator & WWS Alumni)

The well-respected Experiment in International Living (offering high school students experiential learning programs abroad) has changed gears and will offer digital (instead of in-person) programs this summer. They will hold an informational webinar tomorrow (Thurs, April 2) 5:00-6:00 Eastern Time, and the application deadline for the program is April 15. See  https://www.experiment.org/digital/  for more information.  
Remote Music Instruction Available with Cornelia Florescu (WWS Music Teacher)

New slots available for private, semiprivate and group lessons, including orchestra practice, are available on FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom.

Design your lesson for 15, 30, 45 minutes once or twice a week based on your needs and pace of studying. Keep yourself in shape by practicing with a partner or alone under teacher’s guidance and supervision.

For more info please contact Cornelia at florescus@msn.com  or text 301-793-2709.
Community Messages
Send a note of thanks, an encouragement, or perhaps just use this as a different way to share a moment or connect with others. Messages can be addressed to the whole community, to a group or class, or to individuals.
  • Messages should be 500 characters or less and may include a photo.
  • Send your messages to agoodyear@washingtonwaldorf.org with the subject line: "Bulletin Community Message"
Watch the Building Fairy flutter from request to request, no job too small, no job is a jest. We thank you for all of the work that you have done and hope that you will soon have some fun.
- Anonymous staff member
Just wanted to give a big  thank you  to all our teachers , staff and everyone at WWS who worked so hard to provide on-line classes and instruction so quickly. It is very impressive how the children only missed a few days of school before the on-line classes started. Having the school rhythm in place at home has been really helpful for the students (and their parents!) at this time. Congrats on a job well done (that we also realize you are tweaking as you learn and go along.
- Sarah Vakkur (Parent 7th & 11th, POSC member)
I want to thank all the parents of younger children at WWS, especially those in Children’s Garden, as you are having to provide much more guidance to your children. The Children’s Garden is such an important base of our sweet school. Thank you for hanging in there. I hope one day when your little ones are in high school and you don’t get to see them as often you look back on this time together and treasure all the family time. 
- Sarah Vakkur (Parent 7th & 11th, POSC member) 
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