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  The Waldorf School of Cape Cod  Community Newsletter 
March 15, 2017
 
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Fleet of Foot?  Connected?  We Need You!  
In the movie, The Trouble with Angels , actress Hayley Mills made famous the line, "I have a scathingly brilliant idea!" I always think of that line when the Development Committee gets together. It goes quite nicely with Laurel and Hardy's, "Stanley, this is another fine mess you've gotten us into."

The scathingly brilliant idea this time, however, should not be a fine mess but a lot of fun!  The Development Committee is looking for just 4 more runners who are fleet of foot (or not - you don't have to win!) to run in the 7.1 mile Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 20th.  

What an opportunity to get into summer shape, run this popular and prestigious road race, and all the while help the school out, too.  All you need to do, besides lacing up the keds, is to do your best to raise $1,000 in sponsors through your family, friends, and business contacts. Roxanne King is ahead of the pack on this and will help you set up your individual website to make giving simple and easy.  

This could be the easiest fund-raising we have done in years.  Ten runners earning $1,000 or more to benefit WSCC, less the $2,500 upfront investment, means we net a cool $7,500.  This is as much as we net during the entire Holiday Faire!  

So, join Joy, Bob, Aaron, Jonathan, Lindsey, and Kate and run like the wind to see your childrens' smiling faces at the finish line.  Thank you.  

Gary Cannon, Administrator
for the Development Committee
SAVE THE DATE
Weds,
March 15
Board Meeting

Thursday,
March 16
6:30 pm
Arts Night
Open House

Friday,
March 31
Variety Show

Sat, April 8
10-noon
Spring Day Open House

Thurs, April 13
2pm
Grades Assembly
Parents Invited!

Fri, April 14
through April 21
Spring Break
NO SCHOOL




 
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Dinner & Variety Show
Friday, March 31 at 6 pm
Sign-up to participate now!
Students, sign up now to participate in our annual Variety Show. Individual and Group acts are welcome - singing, dancing, playing an instrument, acting - whatever your talent, we would love to be entertained by you. A great way to get on stage if you don't have an "act" is to be one of our emcees and introduce the acts as they appear. 

Lisa Supka (Zach, Class 8) will direct the talented acts. Rehearsals will be scheduled on Tuesday afternoons or during recess. A final Tech/Dress Rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 from 3-5 pm.

Sign-up sheets will be available in school. Classes 3/4 through 8 may perform, and everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so tickets will be pre-sold. More information to come, including details on the Mexican-themed dinner prepared by Chef Peet! Proceeds benefit the Class 8 end-of-the-year-trip fund.

 
spotlight2 Spotlight on Class 8
Class 8 begins each morning by taking a walk around the recess field. It gives us a chance to wake up and stretch our legs after the ride to school, and it gives the students some time to check in with each other and socialize a bit before beginning the day's work.  Before we head back in, we always take a moment to be in the moment, to take in the quality of each particular - and unique - morning. 

At this point in the 8 th grade year, we are becoming more cognizant of the fact that we are looking at our last days together at the school. We look at the work that remains to be done - the final blocks, the class play, the last assemblies, the class trip in May - and we find moments that cause us to reminisce about the years that we have spent together. It has been fun to hear the random memories that bubble to the surface and that are retold with humor from that particular perspective of classmates who have spent many years together. Looking back, these 8 years seem to have passed by so quickly!

When we return to the classroom from our morning walk, we sometimes take a few minutes to write something about some aspect of the morning that has touched our thoughts or feelings, or that we have purposefully focused our attention on. Last week, on a morning misted with a light rain, we stopped in at the Sunhouse. We sat quietly and took in the experience of the place and the moment and then went in to write some impressions. As usual, there were many examples from the students of perceptive observation and beautiful description, in poetry and prose. As the students wrote, I decided to join them, to see what the muses would bring me. I was a bit surprised by what came from my pencil, and share it here not for its literary value, but as an indication of the mood of 8 th grade from the teacher's perspective at this point in our story.

In the Sunhouse a drizzly March morning
Incipient Spring gets an early start,
A new season of growth and becoming.
The students in my garden
Are getting ready to unfurl new capacities
Toward their individual futures;
The raindrops on the roof
Tip-tap the passing moments,
Counting out the time left to us.
~ Ted Curtin, Class 8 Teacher
 
Outreach Coordinator's Corner
Roxanne King

Thursday Morning Tea & Handwork
8:20 in the Enrollment/Outreach office
Starting this week during the EOC  Thursday morning tea will be working on handwork projects to sell in Kindercraft - all are welcome to join!

Upcoming Outreach Events

Cape Cod Times Homework Story
Today we will have a visit from the Education reporter from the Cape Cod Times. She is writing a story on homework and she was intrigued about our approach at WSCC. I'll share more when the article is published.

March 18th - Natural Infant & Child Expo in Plymouth
This Saturday, we will have a booth at the Natural Infant and Child Expo at Hotel 1620, located at 180 Water St.Plymouth, which is behind the Village Landing marketplace on the waterfront. If you would like to come and help at the booth or if you would like to come as an attendee please let me know (I have a few free tickets to give out).

April 29t h - Mini-Makers Fair at Mashpee High School
We will have a booth at this event with hands on activities. If you have an idea or want to help at the booth please let me know.

May 12-13th - Ragnar Relay Overnight
Looking for volunteers to help serve food to the relay runners at our stop on the race.

August 20th - Falmouth Road Race
Our fundraising campaign for the Falmouth Road Race is online and we are off to a great start with four official team members, take a look at our progress!  https://www.crowdrise.com/falmouth-road-race-2017/    We are still looking for a few more runners so please let me know if you'd like to join the team.


Follow WSCC on Social Media
Our school now has a presence all over social media so we need your help to spread the word. Click on our profiles and follow each one, writing a review on Yelp or Facebook would also be a helpful way you can support our school.

~Roxanne King, Outreach Coordinator
 
LAST CHANCE ! Class 8 Kayak Raffle
Drawing at Variety Show, Fri, March 31
Raffle to defray costs for the Class 8 end of the year trip. Tickets: 1 for $5, 3 for $12, 6 for $20. Purchase your tickets from Class 8 families, from Class 8 students most mornings at drop off, or during Kindercraft school hours - Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm until December 15. You may also call 508-420-1005 to purchase with a credit card by phone. Class 8 thanks you for your support!
 
"Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play."
Please enjoy this article from astridlindgrenmemorialaward.wordpress.com that one of our parents shared with us. Children need art and stories and poems and music ... 
 
C LASSIFIEDS

Waldorf educated Nanny looking for summer work:
Shanti van Vuuren  attended Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Colorado from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is scheduled to graduate from Wellesley College in May. She is looking for a nanny position in the Cape Cod area. Brief biography attached. Contact Shanti at shantivanvuuren@gmail.com for more information. Click the following link for  Shanti van Vuuren info page 
 
Looking for Childcare Sharing
I am running the Parent/Child classes this year, and I just had a change in my childcare arrangement, so I am now looking for an affordable sitter or, ideally, another mom(s) who might be interested in childcare sharing. I live in Centerville and I have a 13 month old boy. I work from 8am - 12pm
 
on Thursdays and Fridays and I would love to find someone who could care for my guy during those times in exchange for care that I could provide to you on other days of the week. Feel free to spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested! Or, perhaps someone knows a wonderful grandmotherly type person who would just love to play with a super cute baby a couple times a week! :) Someone in the Barnstable network of towns would be great, but I'm open to families from farther away too!
Leah Green.  Contact email: leahnelso@gmail.com or phone 802-989-1282  

Latin and Ancient Greek Tutor. Available to work with students on an individual or small group basis at a mutually convenient location. The study of classical languages facilitates a more thorough understanding of modern ones such as English, and plays a significant role in producing more sensitive readers and writers. By studying Latin and Greek, students also considerably improve analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to cultivating their vocabulary and memory. For more information regarding lessons, please contact Julia Messersmith by phone 774-722-0947 or e-mail  ( julia.messersmith@gmail.com).    
Pear Stalk Farm EGGS FOR SALE, at WSCC on Fridays. Farm fresh eggs from chickens and ducks pasture raised on certified organic/non GMO grain.  Chicken eggs $6/dz; Duck eggs $7/dz. Call or email Tim to place your order 508-333-3332 or pearstalkfarm@gmail.com

Certified Wilson Language tutor with knowledge of Waldorf values and learning philosophies available for individual and small group lessons.  Located in Mashpee, I can meet with children at WSCC or another convenient location.  The Wilson philosophy delivers an evidence-based reading and writing curriculum through a structured, multi-sensory practice.  I will work collaboratively with Class Teachers to assess students' progress and specific needs.  Many Waldorf students have experienced success combining these approaches, especially children with Specific Learning Disabilities such as dyslexia.  Please contact Sharon Baird, sharonjbaird@aol.com or 774-236-9021 for more information.   

 

4 WAYS TO DONATE WITHOUT OPENING YOUR WALLET!
Please share these resources with your friends and family to really increase our payouts from these companies!

 
Don't forget Smile.Amazon! 
Remember to Smile before you shop at Amazon ... type Smile.Amazon.com every time you shop. If you have already added items to your cart and  remembered you forgot to Smile, you can still open a new window and type Smile.Amazon and it will go back to the page you were on. If you are new to Smile.Amazon, you must choose to support the Waldorf School of Cape Cod -type Waldorf School of Cape Cod and it will appear as "Waldorf Association."


Do You Shoparoo? 
I'll ask an easier question: do you grocery shop? If you purchase food and you have a smartphone, then you can Shoparoo. It's a new way to fundraise for our school. Download the free app to your smartphone, snap a picture of all your grocery receipts, and they add up to free money for the school. How does it work? Why do they do it? How much can we make? All of your questions will be answered on this webpage: https://shoparooapp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200174204-Shoparoo-FAQ
The main website is www.shoparoo.com, but the FAQ page has all the details. If you are ready to sign up immediately, use this referral code: glan3542


Box Tops Box Tops for Education
Please snip those box tops and bring in what you have already collected ASAP. We send BoxTops twice a year. A collection container is at the front desk.
We will be sending them in during the month of October, so keep saving!

 
Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program
Your grocery shopping can pay money to the school, too, and you don't need to purchase anything specific. A portion of every dollar you spend goes to the school. Please go online to http://stopandshop.com/savings-and-rewards/rewards-program/aplus/ and log in to your Stop & Shop account to see if your card is still registered, or to add it. New cards can now be added online.
We should be receiving this year's check soon!


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Waldorf School of Cape Cod

 

Mission Statement

 The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is dedicated to nurturing the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth  of each child so they may continue life's journey as free, capable and independent individuals. We are committed to the ideals, educational philosophy, concept of human development, and spiritual impulses set forth by Rudolf Steiner.

 

Philosophy Statement

 The Waldorf School of Cape Cod cultivates in the children a feeling of wonder, reverence for life, and respect for self and others through our curriculum, festivals, and sense of community. The teachers, staff, parents  and friends work together to support the children as they move forward in their intellectual, emotional, and social development. 

 
Watermarks

Watermarks is published on Wednesdays throughout the school year and distributed to all currently enrolled families, faculty, staff, and board members. The deadline for submissions is Monday at 3:00pm. Email articles to Sue Salvesen at adminassistant@waldorfschool.cc All submissions should include your name, phone number, and email address. Submissions are subject to editing, and items that are not time-sensitive are printed as time and space permits. Annual subscriptions for those families not currently enrolled in the school are available for $25 to help offset the direct costs for paper, printing, and postage. Email subscriptions to Watermarks are free.