- October 18, 2021 -
Faculty and Staff Workshop Day


While students enjoyed an extended fall break last weekend, faculty and staff met in our beautiful new movement room at the Upper School to discuss and explore the important topics of gender identity and inclusion, and how to best support our LGBTQIA community.
Parent Teacher Conferences/ Early Dismissal
Reminder: Parent-Teacher conferences will be held October 27, 28 and 29 (W,Th,F).
School ends for all grades at 12:30. Children should bring a snack, but do not need to pack a lunch. Please refer to your email titled "Oct 14th News" for sign-up details.

Aftercare will be available from 12:30 to 5:30 for students already signed up for regular Aftercare on those days, and for drop-ins ONLY during your 30- minute conference window.
Traffic Reminder
We are fortunate to have schools with history. The buildings of both campuses have been functioning as schools for over a century. A symbiotic relationship with our community is good for the overall health of our school. Help us keep our reputation as a good neighbor by adhering to the carefully thought-out traffic plan. (Please review it here.)

Please do not use private driveways to turn around, and if you must stay in your car after drop off, please turn off your engine. Overall, we feel that our traffic flow transition has gone very well. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
GW Sports
The soccer team had a great game against the Winchester team on Thursday. Thank you to coach Frank and all of the parent volunteers that helped to transport our players!

The Gathering Waters Sports philosophy is an everyone plays approach. In our Waldorf school we believe that every student is an artist, an actor, a writer, a scientist and an athlete. It is our goal to create the opportunity and environment for that innate ability to emerge. Every student who wishes to play sports will be welcome on the Gathering Waters sports teams. We also believe in healthy competition, and when we play games we will play to win, not simply participate. Students will learn the valuable lessons of perseverance, "sportsmanship," and of course, failure. Most importantly, the student-athletes will be active and have fun!

Winter sports information coming soon!
Announcements and Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade Parent Evening Wednesday, October 20th from 7-8:30 pm in the assembly room.

  • 3rd grade farm trip Friday, October 22.
Crafts Fair Requests
The Winter Crafts Fair is an important fundraiser for the school and we appreciate your support!
As part of the Gathering Waters Crafts Fair fundraiser, we will be offering a secondhand boutique sale! You can donate your high quality, un-used or gently used items prior to the event. Items will be priced at less than 20% of new retail pricing, so you’re sure to find excellent deals, and all the sales proceeds will go to Gathering Waters! For guidelines on donations and other ways you can contribute, please read CLICK HERE.
Dearest parents and friends of Gathering Waters,

I am collecting auction items for our silent auction fundraiser to be held during the crafts fair. Auction items can be anything from gift certificates for services offered, to unique items and art. We ask that if you are interested or able, to consider making a (tax-deductible) auction donation. A huge thank you to parents and friends that have already donated gifts and services!
Please reach out to me with donation ideas or any questions. I can be reached mathairbrcl@yahoo.com.

In community,

Kellee O'Shea
Auction Chair
Community Support/Help Needed
Early Childhood Assistant

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher supports the Lead Kindergarten teacher, working to understand what is needed in the classroom as the two teachers spend time working together. They care for the environment of the classroom, and support individual children when needed. In addition the Assistant is responsible for supporting classroom preparation and cleaning.
Handwork Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help children in Grades 1 and 2 with knitting projects and Grade 3 with crochet. Learning to knit and crochet is a hands-on experience that is most successful when there is enough individual attention.
The excitement for the children in learning these new skills and being part of helping them to learn is equally rewarding!

We are hoping to compile a list of volunteers that teachers leading the Handwork classes can draw from to assist with teaching these much loved experiences.
If you have time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, beginning at 11:00 AM and would enjoy helping a small group of children learn these skills, please let us know your interest. Any time you are willing to help would be greatly appreciated.

Once I hear from you and know your skill set, I will send out the specific times for you to confirm your availability.

Please contact me with your interest or questions at
Laundry Help

The Gathering Waters Eurythmy program is fortunate to have a good number of Eurythmy robes and veils. These are costumes used for some Eurythmy presentations and most Eurythmy performances. Before we can use them, they need to be washed, as some have been subjected to many moons of dust. As some of them are silk or silk blends, a washing machine able to be set to delicate (warm water wash/cold water rinse; low agitation; and low spin) is needed. A clothes dryer is not needed as they should air dry and, if possible, be ironed while still damp. We have a number of weeks before their first possible use and we will prioritize those we may need in November. If you do not find laundry odious, please consider helping us with this large project. Contact Stephan Vdoviak.

Scenes from School
Heading to Robin Hood
1st Grade
Snack Recess
8th grade Geometry
Friends waiting
First strings class
RIPPLE REMINDERS
Phone Numbers:
Lower School: 603-733-8970
Upper School: 603-733-8969

Gathering Waters is a K-12 school community cultivating lifelong capacities for creativity, critical thinking, compassionate moral strength, and purposeful action.