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Language as a Whole Body Experience

»Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Learn about the roots of Eurythmy with international Eurythmist, poet, and movement alchemist Gail Langstroth on April 11-12 at Spring Garden Waldorf. 

This journey into language as a whole body experience will commence Friday evening, April 11, with a lecture and demonstration about the how, where, and why of Eurythmy. Saturday’s workshops offer the opportunity to access and experience the life-inspiring potential within the word. No experience is needed, just a willingness to discover.

The Friday lecture is from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the Saturday movement workshop is from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The cost for the lecture alone is $20 and the cost for the workshop is $75, but you can purchase a weekend package of both the lecture and workshop for $80. This is an adults-only event.

Here is an inspiring performance by Gail:

 

For more information about this event, please email Royse Crall. An event invitation will be sent out soon.

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Spring Parent Child Classes

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Our Parent / Child classes offer a warm, enriching environment for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Parents are nearby to observe and interact as their children are guided through the morning by the gentle rhythm of circle time, creative play, snack and story time.

Parents are encouraged to discuss child development and parenting issues with our experienced Waldorf teacher.

Session Schedule: 
Sessions are once a week from 9:00   – 11:00 a.m. for 7 weeks 

Spring Session:

On Thursdays, April 10 – May 22
On Fridays, April 11 – May 23
On Saturdays, April 12 – May 24

Cost:

  • $200.00 for one child and parent(s)
  • $100 for each additional child
  • Families who enroll for the entire year will receive a 10% discount.

 

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Ice Skating at Kent State

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Curriculum, Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

LoucileIceSkateIt’s that time of year again! On February 28, we welcome back our annual tradition of spending three Friday afternoons on the ice.

 

Grade One students are introduced to this tradition by their Eighth Grade Buddy, and all grades share the ice. New students find a supportive and safe environment to learn to skate, and for many students (and more than a few parents), our ice skating trips are the highlight of the long winter months. For a nominal skate rental fee, parents can join their children on the ice, or just sit rink-side and visit with other members of our community.

 

Web MD writer recently interviewed Angela Smith, MD, an attending surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who had this to say about ice skating’s benefits, “I think [ice skating] truly addresses all components of fitness at any level,” she says. “It’s good for building lower-body muscles including the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves. Skating also boosts balance, flexibility, quickness, and agility.”

 

We agree! Which, along with the fact that it’s great fun for our children and out community, keeps ice skating a tradition here at SGWS. In order to orchestrate this fun event, we need parents help.
  • Permission slips will be sent home for all students in Grades 1 through 8 by the end of this week. Please return them promptly.
  • We will need many parents to help drive students to and from the Ice Arena. We leave the school at 12:30 and leave Kent State at 2:45. We are generally back at the school by 3:30. (If you wish to pick up your child at the ice arena, you must be there by3:00.)
  • Our skating dates are February 28, March 7, and March 14, and we are always in need of drivers and chaperones.

 

Hope to see you at the ice rink!

 

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BIG LOVE Festival!

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

BigLoveSpring Garden Waldorf School is proud to be a part of this Saturday’s (2/22) BIG LOVE Festival at the Downtown Akron Musica Complex at 51 E. Market Street. The FREE event, which begins at noon, will include art, music, dance, food, kid friendly crafts and spirited fun with community!

Event highlights include:

  • Performances by: Zach & the Bright Lights, Winslow, Umojah Nation, Jovan Wilder and the Wild Things, Tall Tales of Akron, Acid Cats, Time Cat, The Help, Emma Shepard, The Poplars, Diana Chittester, Todd V, Ursula Rauh, TM Gottl, and more! In addition to regular musical performances, there will also be some kirtan and chanting!
  • Art installations by: Jessica Lofthus, Michael Marras, Megan Shane, David Swirsky, Eunsu Kang, Mara Frage, Erica Hoosic, Caty Petersilge, Julie Norman
  • Crafts and Kid Activities by: Spring Garden Waldorf School. Musica
  • The W.O.M.B. is facilitating healthy living and community organizing workshops.
  • Akron Shambhala will be facilitating meditations throughout the day.

Let us raise up some Big Love in our community! Hope to see you there!

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Auction Donations – What Will You Donate?

»Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

TheoDonations for our 25th Annual Benefit Auction come in all forms and yesterday one of our students got to benefit from a donation made last year. The family of Theodore Martin-Powers were the lucky bidders on a Fire Marshall Experience during school hours. Theo not only got to hang out with a fireman, but was also allowed to do something every kid wants to do . . .  Pull The Fire Alarm At School!

Experience items are very popular at the auction. Our parents love to give their children interesting things to participate in throughout the year like ski or piano lessons, overnight parties hosted by parents, summer camps, or park tickets.  Any new item or experience, of any value, can be donated to our silent or live auction.

Other examples include:

  • Baskets with themes for tea, wine, toys, or homeopathy.
  • Services like babysitting, business consulting, photography or art portraits.
  • Gift Cards to local and national businesses.
  • Weekend getaways, home improvement items, etc..

What will your family donate this year? Fill out this online form https://sgws.schoolauction.net/sgwsbenefit2014/donate_items/new to tell us about the item. We will send you a receipt and instructions about where and when to drop off the item.

If finances are too tight to donate this year, you can still be a part of this important event!

  • Ask a business owner you know if they’d be willing to donate a gift card, an item, or buy an ad.
  • Ask a business that you patronize (or simply one that you like) if they’d be willing to donate a gift card, an item, or buy an ad.
  • Donate your time as a silent auction item  – Offer leaf raking, house cleaning, or babysitting. Or co-host a dinner or other child friendly event with a friend.

Thank you to our supportive parents and greater community for making this event a sure success!

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