At Waldorf we do outdoor play every day! What does this mean? It means school supply lists are less about the right markers and more about outdoor gear. Sometimes, big box stores don’t have rain pants, boots and rain jackets this time of year.
Many parents go to thrift shops or swap with other Waldorf Families. Others order these items online. If you’re planning this approach, it’s a little more than 2 weeks before school begins, so NOW is the time for online ordering if you’d like to do standard shipping.
Here are some retailers who sell outdoor rain gear all year long:
- August 8, 2014 — Preschool Sample Day; 9 a.m.
- August 12th, 2014 — Open House; 9 a.m.
- August 14th, 2014 — Open House; 7 p.m.
- October 15, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- November 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- November 16, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- January 11, 2015 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- January 14, 2015– Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- February 11, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- March 11, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April 8, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April, 26, 2015 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- May 13, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
Our Walk-Through-the-Grades events provide parents a unique opportunity to see how our teachers employ Waldorf’s innovative, Finnish-style approach education, which gives children the opportunity to learn through a wide variety of experiences, increasing depth of understanding as well as intersecting with individual learning styles.
Our Open Houses offer a casual environment for tours of the school, where prospective parents can see the classrooms and facilities, get to know the tenets of Waldorf education, and speak with other parents, teachers and administrators about school and student experiences.
Visit us this year! Let us know you’re coming via email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 330-666-0574 or fill out the form below.
A feeling of social inclusion is key to a child’s happiness and success in school, and the conscious development of social skills from an early age may be one of the most lasting benefits of a Waldorf education.
The Waldorf model takes the long-term view that, as with academic learning, healthy social interaction must be self-motivated. Our teachers seek to provide students with important social skills that will enable to them interact compassionately with others, to create a sense of community, and to confront and resolve conflicts within their community.
For more about social skills in the Waldorf Curriculum, read this three part series from professor and Waldorf parent Stephanie Greer.
It’s almost August and the kids go back to school on August 26th! Here are some August dates to keep in mind. Mark your calendar or Download ours HERE.
Office reopens (Closed starting July 25)
New Family Orientation – 6 PM
Welcome Back Dinner – 6:30 PM
Reconnect with your school community! We hope to see you all there for this adults only event, sponsored by the Parent Council.
Early Childhood Open House – 10 AM
Young students and their families are welcome to come and get acclimated to their early childhood classroom, classmates, and teachers.
First Day of School – 8:15 to 8:30 AM drop off
Rose Ceremony – 9AM
All are welcome to watch our Grade One students formally enter the grades, with the guidance of their Grade Eight buddies.
Early Dismissal – 2 PM
For the Labor Day Weekend
August 4th from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m., join us to experience the rhythmic, warm, sensory-rich experience of a Waldorf Early Childhood class.
On this day, you can join your child and walk through the rhythmic, warm, sensory filled experience of a Waldorf early childhood classroom The morning will include circle time, bread baking and story time lead by our Nursery Preschool teacher, Miss Kathy.
This unique experience is free, but registration is required due to limited space.
As a special offer, parents who choose to apply for preschool following this experience will be discounted the application fee ($70). Please contact email@example.com if you have questions.