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Parent Appreciation Night

»Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

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Cob Oven Workshop hosted by Alumnus

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Just For Fun | 0 comments

SGWS alumni, Kelly Brown, will be teaching a cob oven workshop in Akron May 3 and 4.  The two day workshop introduces participants to natural building.  In two days, they will construct a cob (traditional earthen, wood fired) oven from beginning to end with each participant leaving with the confidence to build their own backyard oven.

Kelly Brown is an artist who combines many different mediums of expression through inspiring photography, videography, design, fiber arts, and fine finishes. Since joining the Dream Weavers Collective, she has honed her skills in natural building with a special interest in design and plasters.

Bring your curiosity, questions, excitement and work clothes! Location will be given at the time of registration.

Register HERE: http://www.dreamweaverscollective.org/contact/

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Experience Donations at the SGWS Auction

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

Camp5Each year local and national businesses generously donate their services and products to our school community for our silent and live auction. This year, we wanted to share some of the cool experience donations we have received — donations that entitle winning bidders to unique life adventures. Here are just a few of these wonderful contributions:

Kirpalu Center for Yoga and Health – 2 Night Retreat

A complimentary 2-night Retreat and Renewal stay for one person at the Kirpalu Center for Yoga and Health in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit at one of the largest yoga retreat centers in the world.

91.3 The Summit – Life and Lyrics with Bill Hall

The certificate gives the winner an opportunity to record a ½-hour session with our great on-air personality, Bill Hall, which will include the winner’s 5-6 best loved songs interspersed with a (very relaxed) interview. The whole thing is recorded, and once the show airs (on a later date), the winner will receive a commemorative CD of the Life & Lyrics with Bill Hall session.

One Week of Summer Camp

  • Kroka Expeditions — Spend a week in of summer in the wilderness. THE KROKA EXPEDITIONS DIFFERENCE: Immersion, Freedom and Responsibility At Kroka Expeditions, kids are given a great deal of freedom. In return for that freedom, they are asked to take on a significant amount of responsibility for themselves and their group.
  • YMCA Camp Y-Noah — A tradition of excellence since 1930, Camp Y-Noah programs and the professional staff instill a sense of belonging into thousands of youth and adults each year. The 290-acre wooded facility offers many activity areas, hiking trails, a 22-acre private lake and several types of accommodation, all within a secure, social environment.

Akron Rubber Ducks VIP Passes

Four lucky baseball fans will be VIP at a Rubber Ducks Baseball Game. These Four tickets to a Rubber Ducks baseball game at Canal Park in Downtown Akron include a behind the scenes tour of Canal Park and one ceremonial first pitch.

And So Much More

Plus there are a variety of fabulous tickets to performances from The Akron Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Weathervane Theater, Great Lakes Theater, Blossom and more!

We cannot wait to everyone on Saturday March 22nd!

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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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Another Wonderful Children’s Festival

»Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Just For Fun | 0 comments

Smiling faces from wall to wall!

On Saturday our halls and grounds were filled with children’s laughter, uplifting music, the delightful aromas of tasty food, and the unique joy that accompanies our annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market.

Hey Mavis rocked the house!

Over 700 visitors from the school and the greater Akron community joined us for this delightful celebration.     We are grateful to Lerryn Campbell for once again directing the monumental task of coordinating staff, volunteers, and outside vendors, to bring this delightful day together for all to enjoy. Lerryn has risen to this challenge for many years, and the wealth of love and good spirit she brings to the task is infectious.

Cookie Fairies from the Class of 2014

We’re also grateful to the many, many volunteers who helped set up Friday night, worked in the craft rooms, served in the kitchen, and stayed after the Festival Saturday to get the building back in order. The Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market is a shining example of how we can all come together — heads, hearts, and hands — to create a magical experience for one and all.

 

 

 

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