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Get Involved at SGWS

»Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

HotLunchWhether you are new to the school or a veteran parent, it can sometimes be difficult knowing where to best spend your time volunteering. Many hands make light work, and everyone has a gift to offer. We look forward to spending time with you!

There is something for everyone here at SGWS — driving, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking, fundraising, working with children, and so much more.

Here are some easy ways to get involved:

    • Visit our website volunteer page, located in our Parent section HERE.
    • Check the office windows. As festivals and events come around, sign-up sheets for volunteers are placed in the lobby near or on the office windows.
    • Speak with your Parent Council Representative. Class meetings are a great time to volunteer, and your Parent Council Rep will help explain how you can help with upcoming events for your classroom and the school as a whole.
    • Attend our Work Days. Upcoming work days can be found HERE and in the Parent Volunteer Section of the Website.
    • Work at the School Store. Email Meredith for more information.
    • Help prepare hot lunch.   You can find sign-up sheets posted by the parent mailboxes, and sign-ups will soon be available on our website volunteer page.
    • Plan to help with upcoming festivals:
      • Pumpkin Walk — Parents design and build the stations the children visit during the Pumpkin Walk. Parents also help younger children carve pumpkins in class. For more information, speak with your Parent Council Representative.
      • Children’s Festival — During the Children’s Festival, many volunteers are needed the day before for set up, the day of the festival to take tickets and run activities, and for a few hours after the festival for clean-up. For more information about how to help at the Children’s Festival, contact Lerryn Campbell.
    • Save some time for the Annual Auction Benefit. Every year, over 50 people are needed to make the Auction a reality for Spring Garden. Volunteers are needed beginning with planning in January all the way through staffing the event in April and following up with winners. For more information, contact Sandy Conley.

 

Thank you for your talents and time!

 

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Service – The 100 Hour Club 

»Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

By Hazel Emery, M.Ed.

Our school is supported by the time and talents of many volunteers.Food The volunteer efforts of our community help to reduce costs, accomplish projects more quickly, and support the festival life of the school. Service hours also help us to demonstrate to foundations and other funders the level of support coming from our parents and friends. Volunteers have supported the maintenance of the building and grounds, the development of the roof project, the hallway lighting project, the Monster Dash, the Children’s Festival, the Mardi Gras Bash, Annual Giving, the Spring Auction, the School Store, and the hot lunch program – just to name a few.

Many parents far exceed the minimum volunteer hours required in the yearly contract. Thank you to the following SGWS families that completed more than 100 volunteers hours last year.
 
 

100 hour club
Lerryn Campbell and Greg Matias
Katie Greenwald
Meredith and Greg Hansen
Joanne and Joe Kapitan
Regan and Bill Kirkland
Jennifer May, Lois Weir, Bryan and Jennie May
Diane and Al Miskinis
Deb Monaco
Tyra and Jeff Scott

 

Please check the sidebar in our Tuesday Notes for Service Hour opportunities or the volunteer opportunities page on our main website. Parents can also always stop in the office if they have questions about volunteering at SGWS.
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SGWS Dismissal

»Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Welcome back!SlowChildren Children are dismissed at 3:20 every day. Any child not picked up by 3:30 will be taken to Aftercare, which is held in the gym or out on the playground. Please come in to sign your child out of Aftercare.

During 3:20 dismissal, parents may either park and pick their child up, in person, from their place near the front entrance, or they may pull into the circle and children can walk to the car and get in.

If a parent needs to speak with faculty, staff, or another member of our community, we ask that they park in the lot and pick children up in person.

Here are some tips for picking up your children during this time:

  • Please always drive 5 mph while on school grounds.
  • Please put your cell phones away before you pull into the driveway.
  • Please turn your radio down or off when you enter school grounds to support our peaceful and calm atmosphere.
  • Please do not park or leave your car after pulling into the circle. Parking in the circle is prohibited.
  • Please pull forward to fill open space in the circle. Do not stop in front of your child, but instead fill all open space ahead of you before stopping to allow more cars in the circle.

Thank you!

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Fall Parent Child Classes

»Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Early Childhood, School News | 0 comments

 

01314pcOur 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 
 

On Thursdays,September 11th - October 23rd – CLICK TO REGISTER
 
On Fridays, September 12th - October 24th  - CLICK TO REGISTER
 
On Saturdays, September 13th -October 25th  - CLICK TO REGISTER

 
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.

 
For More Information:
 

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Our First Day

»Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

In Pictures . . .

 

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