School News

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 Day for Preschool

»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 child?  We have a 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.

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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!

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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2015 Work Days

»Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in School News | 0 comments

As you may know, or may have learned recently when we dropped a note in your mailbox, 30 hours of volunteering is required from each of our families.  Part of those hours must come from a collective work day at the school.  Work days are our most effective way to accomplish larger scale projects. They also help project planning and completion, help build community, and show the children what’s involved in supporting the school.  Many hands make light work.

Here is the upcoming 2015 Work Day schedule.  

Please Click to sign up and you’ll be redirected to our online Sign Up tool, SignUpGenius. 

Spring Garden Waldorf School  Work Days 2015

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Welcome our New Spanish Teacher

»Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in School News | 0 comments

Bienvenidos, Señora White!

 
We are delighted to announce that we have hired a new Spanish teacher! Trista White, pronounced (Treesta), is a recent graduate of the University of Akron, with degrees in Spanish and Spanish Education. She has been student teaching at various local high schools and elementary schools, and she is very excited to begin working with SGWS students.

 

Señora White will be spending the next several days observing main lesson and subject classes, meeting with teachers and staff, and getting to know our students. She will begin teaching Spanish classes in all grades on January 14th.

 

Please join us in welcoming Señora White to the SGWS community!
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