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In-Session Classroom Tour February 12th

»Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Experience Waldorf first hand by walking through in-session classes on February 12th. See our teachers doing what they love and see students loving to learn. Administrators will be available to answer questions both before and after our in-session tour which begins Wednesday at 9am. Come Experience the Waldorf Difference.

If you can come on the 12th, please register below. If you can’t, watch this video for a virtual walk through of our classrooms as featured on the Television Show, “Sustainable Life.”

 

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Akron Mardi Gras Bash Benefits SGWS

»Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

The 2nd Annual Akron Mardi Gras Bash will be held on Saturday, March 1st, from 7:00 – 11:00 at The Tangier on W. Market Street near Highland Square. This Mardi Gras Destination features an open bar, New Orleans-style food, a DJ dance party and a full evening of dancing, masks, beads and fun. And best of all, a portion of proceeds benefit our school!

Pre-order Tickets are $50 and can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/akron-mardi-gras-bash-tickets-9615232419

At the door tickets are $60. There are also a limited number of $100 VIP tickets available, which include seating in a VIP section, ultra-premium alcohol and food service along with complimentary valet.

Interested attendees can also visit and Like the FaceBook Page to stay up to date on specials and news. The Tangier is located at 532 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44302, in the Highland Square District.

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Important Announcement for SGWS Families

»Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Our Annual Giving Campaign needs you. Currently we only have 60% participation from our currently enrolled families, but we need 100% of families to donate if we hope to receive grants from outside sources. They figure, if you don’t support Spring Garden, why should they?!

We need every enrolled family’s help, no matter how small the gift. So, please donate an amount comfortable for your family and ensure we are funded in the future.

Be the Difference and support SGWS today. Please donate now for our teachers, for our staff, for our community, and, most importantly, for our children and their futures.

CLICK HERE to go to our donation website. Once there you can click the “Donate Today” button to donate online.

Even $100 is meaningful. Your contribution helps make the Waldorf Difference by funding the materials we need for our wonderfully diverse curriculum. A $100 donation could buy:

  • 14 paintbrushes
  • Enough seeds to plant our entire 1/2 acre field
  • Four wooden soprano recorders
  • 28 main lesson books
  • 2 days of electricity
  • Four 8-oz. bottles of watercolor paint
  • 12 skeins wool yarn

Please donate today!

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Benefit Auction Venue – Greystone Hall

»Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

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We are pleased to announce that this year’s Auction will be at the majestic Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. The seven-story, greek-inspired Greystone Hall was built in 1917 as the Masonic Temple. When the Masons moved out in 2003, the Hall began offering up its space for theater, banquets, meetings and weddings.

Spring Garden’s Benefit Auction will be held in the stately two-story Ballroom, which comprises the second and third floor. The ballroom is popular, not only for its large windows and tiered balcony staircase ascending to the rooms above, but also its main stage.

After entering the elegant lobby, patrons of our benefit will go up to the third floor Sitting Parlor to register. This room overlooks the Ballroom where dinner will be served. Our silent auction will take place in neighboring 2nd floor rooms near the Ballroom — the Barrister’s Lounge and the Billiard Room.

Our event will sell out at 200 seats, so order tickets today: https://sgws.schoolauction.net/sgwsbenefit2014/register/ticket_sales

Parking is easy and here is a PDF of parking options near Greystone, along with a street map and directions.

  • Click HERE for a PDF street map.
  • Click HERE for a PDF parking map.
  • Click HERE for a PDF directions sheet.

We look forward to seeing you to celebrate and support Spring Garden at Greystone Hall!

 

 

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Updated and Revised Attendance and Tardy Policy

»Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

SpringGardenlogoAs part of the Strategic Plan developed last year by the faculty, staff, Board, and parents, we are in the process of reviewing and updating school policies to reflect current and best practices. We have recently completed a revised Attendance and Tardy Policy, which will go into effect on Tuesday, January 21 (following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday).

The most significant change concerns late arrivals. The school day begins promptly at 8:30; students are expected to arrive between 8:15 and 8:30. While we have always required parents to sign in tardy students, some parents of grades-aged students have fallen into the habit of dropping off their children at the door without walking them in or signing them in, and some early childhood parents take their tardy children to the Meadow without notifying the office of their arrival. Under the new policy, when arriving late, parents must sign in students in the office, at which time students are given a late pass which they must turn in to their classroom teacher.
Copies of this revised policy will be placed in your mailboxes this week, or you can click here to download a copy.
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