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Eurythmy Movement Workshop

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

Eurythmy

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Ed Choice Enrollment

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in School News | 0 comments

EdChoice Scholarship Program   Ohio Department of EducationSpring Garden Waldorf School accepts Ed Choice scholarship students. Families must apply and be accepted to Spring Garden before they can apply for one of the state-funded scholarships. Scholarship applications are accepted between February and  April and are now available to students who attend a low-performing public school.

The Ohio Department of Education offers the Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program. This program was created to provide students from underperforming public schools with the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The Ed Choice Scholarship provides up to 60,000 state funded scholarships to students who attend low performing public school buildings.  The scholarship must be used to attend private schools that meet requirement for program participation.  Spring Garden Waldorf School is a participant in this program.

For the 2015-16 school year, EdChoice Scholarships will also be available to incoming kindergartners, first grade students, and second grade students whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The application process is open now. Please click here to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Please note if you live in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, you are not eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship.

 

 

 

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Help “Raise the Roof” with Crowdfunding! 

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in School News | 0 comments

SGWS has partnered with YouCaring, an online crowdfunding resource, to raise funds for the Raise the Roof Capital Campaign. We chose YouCaring because 100% of the dollars raised go to the non-profit of choice — in this case, us!
If you have not yet given, please click here and donate today to our Raise the Roof Capital Campaign. Also, please consider sharing the link with friends via email and social media to gain support for the campaign.
Thanks to everyone for helping to spread the word and Raise the Roof!

 

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Sample Days for Preschool and Kindergarten

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Early Childhood, School News | 0 comments

FirstDayMeadowAre you interested in Spring Garden Waldorf School for your Pre-K or Kindergarten child?  We have two free sample morning classes available for interested parents and their children.

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, art activity and story time lead by our Nursery Preschool teacher, Miss Kathy.

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 4, you are invited to join us for a sample preschool morning on March 21st from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

PreschoolImage2If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 5, you are invited to join us for a sample preschool morning on March 7th from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This experience is offered to you at no cost, but you must register as space is limited.  Please click below to register.

Age 3-4, March 21: Register Now!

Age 4-5 March 7: Register Now!

As a special offer, parents who choose to apply for preschool following this experience will be discounted the application fee ($70).  Have questions or need more information? Please contact Amy Hecky at admissions@sgws.org.

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26th Annual Benefit Auction

»Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in School News | 0 comments

Dear SGWS Parents,

BirdOn Saturday, April 18, 2015, Spring Garden Waldorf School will host its 26th Annual Benefit, Come Together – Heads, Hearts, and Hands. Our benefit will be held once again at the historic Greystone Hall in downtown Akron.

This event is a very fun evening and a great opportunity to invite friends and family to support SGWS. Mark your calendars and plan to purchase early bird tickets when they go on sale in February.

The Annual Benefit is our school’s biggest fundraiser and we need the support of our parent community to be successful in meeting our goal of raising $36,000.

We work to limit our fundraising to the Annual Giving Campaign and the Annual Benefit. We ask that each family support both of these important fundraisers that provide money to our general operating budget and help keep SGWS tuition costs one of the lowest of all Waldorf schools in the US.

This year we are asking each family to do at least one of the following in support of the event:

  • Donate an item or service to the event. Consider the following ideas:
  • Handmade items are always popular at our auction
  • Donate a service to the auction. Babysitting, class lunches, a dessert a month for the year, custom outings/experiences for children or adults are some examples.
  • Gift certificates to restaurants and for experiences are very popular. Consider soliciting one from your favorite local business, or ask Sandy Conley for some suggestions for businesses you can solicit.
  • Solicit an ad or sponsorship from a business that you frequent.

ParentsTreePlease click here to download a copy of the procurement packet, which includes all necessary paperwork for donations, ads, and sponsorships.

Additionally, this information can be completed online using the following links:

You can also click here to access a very helpful FAQ document.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Conley, Auction Chair, via email or at 330-784-5298. Thank you for your support of SGWS!

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Making the Transition to First Grade 

»Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Curriculum, Early Childhood, School News | 0 comments

Rose2012-22Please join us on Wednesday, February 11, to learn more about the Waldorf First Grade curriculum.  Ms. Royce Crall, an experienced Waldorf teacher, has graciously offered to give a talk for all parents. Her talk will cover how skills and curriculum are approached in the first grade. This is an exceptional opportunity to educate yourself on how Waldorf education meets the needs of the child by presenting developmentally appropriate material, or, as we like to say, “the right thing at the right time.”

 

This event is FREE and open to all SGWS families as well as the greater community. We hope you are able to join us for this informative presentation. Please feel free to bring friends, family, or acquaintances who would like to learn more.

 

To accommodate as many families as possible, we are offering two sessions: one at 9:00 a.m., and another at 7:00 p.m. Both sessions will last about an hour and will cover the same topics.

 

To register for the 9:00 a.m. session, please click here.
To register for the 7:00 p.m. session, please click here.
 

We look forward to seeing you there!
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