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Upcoming Events:
Office Hours During Spring Break: 8 am - 1 pm Monday through Friday
 
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break - April 4th-April 8th
Board Meeting - Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30pm
Fun Run Packets Due - Friday, April 15th
Farm to Table Dinner in the Kinderwoods - Saturday, April 16th, 5-8pm
May Faire - All families invited! Saturday, May 7th
Calendar of the Soul 

Fifty-second Week
When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.
The City of Olympia Park Stewardship Program would like to invite students from our school to participate in their Earth Day Volunteer Event on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. They are partnering with local Lions Clubs and the PARC Foundation of Thurston County for a fun volunteer work party. Thanks to Lions Clubs' donations, the school with the most student volunteers will be awarded $500! Youth under the age of 14 must have a parent/guardian present. Students can volunteer at any of the participating locations: Wonderwood Park (City of Lacey), Priest Point Park (City of Olympia), Tumwater Historical Park (City of Tumwater), and Tenino City Park (City of Tenino). 
 
To volunteer at Priest Point Park, please register online at https://volunteer.olympiawa.gov/. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. To volunteer at other locations, please contact the participating City to register.
Natalia Frankus, mother of Victor in 3rd grade, has been personally impacted by the war in Ukraine. Her hometown has been completely destroyed and many lives have been lost. Over spring break you can help by collecting items from the following list. Items will be donated to the Ukrainian Association of Washington State. Their headquarters are in Renton and items collected are being sent to the refugee camps in Poland and other European countries and directly to Ukraine. The Association has a website with directions for monetary donations as well: https://uaws.org
 
Here is the list of items that are needed the most:
  • First aid/trauma kits (tourniquets, bandages of different sizes, bleed stop)
  • Non perishable food/MRE’s (no cans). Camping food pouches are the best.
  • Baby powdered formula and baby food in pouches.
  • Personal hygiene items (tampons and pads, baby diapers, travel size toothpaste and brushes, wipes, stick deodorants and lotions in travel size)
  • New socks and underwear in all sizes and genders
  • New sleeping bags and blankets
Items not acceptable for shipping
  • Used clothes and blankets
  • Candles
  • Perishable, canned or jarred foods
  • Anything inflatable
  • Alcohol containing items
  • Aerosols or liquids
  • Knives, batteries, matches
  • Perfumes and aftershave
  • Drugs or supplements
  • Camping stoves
  • Compressed air and gas cylinders
  • Military equipment including wests and helmets
In addition, an emergency support fund is being coordinated by the Friends of Waldorf Education (Freunde) (Freunde der Erziehungskunt Rudolf Steiners e.V.). At the moment, Ukrainian children and families are being supported in finding places in Waldorf Schools in Europe, and Waldorf families throughout Europe are opening their homes to them. Financial support is being sent to Ukraine to support the Waldorf teachers who have lost their income due to the closing of schools, and emergency pedagogy teams will be working with traumatized Ukrainian children. The types of support will continue to evolve in order to meet the most urgent needs.

To donate: https://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/waldorf-worldwide/ukraine/ 
or via AWSNA : https://www.waldorfeducation.org/donate (in the dropdown menu select “Freunde/Ukraine Relief”)
 
Our hearts go out to those who are struggling during this time.
Know someone interested in our school? You can now share our virtual tour! Find it at the bottom of our homepage: https://www.olympiawaldorf.org
Our Fun Run event is nearly coming to an end!

Lap results have been sent to each family. Teachers have also received this information. Let your sponsors know the results of your hard work! Flat donations can still be collected.  **You can invite family/friends to complete a flat donation online using this form: https://forms.gle/BrNB6ty4Hvn4vy8b8

Completed packets are due back on Friday, April 15th. 

As a community, we want to see the promotion of a healthy and safe environment through a fundraiser that is student-led. 100% of the profits donated through the Fun Run will go back to your students!

If you have questions please email development@olympiawaldorf.org
Join us for a special night under the tents in the Kinderwoods!
Or better yet, buy a ticket for your teacher!


The event includes:
  • Multi course seated meal made by Farmer Lenny and Avery Ping featuring roasted turkey locally raised and donated by the Fluffy Butt-er Henhouse, vegetables from Sundance Farms and oysters from Olympic Oyster Co! (Vegetarian main course available)
  • A knife forging demo by Mareko Maumasi of Maumasi Fire Arts. The bench knife made by Mareko will be raffled off that evening. Purchase a raffle ticket!
  • Beer and wine provided by Well80 and Triceratops breweries
  • 8th grade student performances including an orchestra piece from Ean Viik (along with others), singing from North Berebitsky and stand up comedy from Gregory Waldref!
  • 10% of proceeds go to 8th grade class trip and the remaining fundraising efforts support the Olympia Waldorf School!
Farm to Table Dinner Tickets Available Here: https://www.olympiawaldorf.org/farm-to-table

Handcrafted Knife Raffle Tickets Available Here: https://ourschool.support/ows-spring2022
 
May Faire 2022 will happen on Saturday, May 7th, and will be open to all families! Our May Faire will be extra special this year as we'll begin the event with an "OWS Procession of the Species" parade! Students will be encouraged to dress in "species costumes" and will parade with each class. More to come on that later. We'll also have flower crown making, maypole dancing, 8th grade reports to view, raffles, and finally, we'll end with picnic blanket BINGO! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy a few rounds of bingo as a family! 
Community
Healing gnomes, from our homes to yours!
Get a gnome of your own in the OWS office or online at www.ripples.us. Gnomes are $20 or 2 for $30. Bunnies are $25. Shipping is extra. 50% of proceeds will go to Aid for Ukraine and 50% for puppetry training. Thank you for your support!
~ Marjorie Rehbach for Ripples Puppetry
 
Ready to help make business more equitable? One powerful way is to invest in small and black owned businesses. And local is even better for a lesser carbon footprint. For those of you who are already supporting, if you or someone you know is a black business owner, you might find the directories to be a great marketing opportunity. Check them out:

https://www.ywcaofolympia.org/support-black-indigenous-and-poc-owned-businesses/

Forbes national list of black owned investment, businesses, entrepreneurs and more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/elisabethbrier/2020/06/05/75-black-owned-businesses-to-support/#22397e343814

Video Content Production: (**AN OWS FAMILY!): https://www.mediaroom.media

Cleaning: https://shoppeblack.us/2020/03/black-owned-cleaning-products/

Artisans on Etsy: here 

Beauty and Body: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/black-owned-beauty-fashion-canada_ca_5eda7f0bc5b66ef1a92480be
 
Food & Dining: 
https://vegnews.com/2020/6/the-vegnews-guide-to-vegan-black-owned-businesses

Black People Eats: https://www.blackpeopleeats.com/

African and African American Fashion: here

Black owned General Shopping site:  https://buyblackmovement.com/Store/index.cfm
Give Back to Support Community
 
Our Local Yarn Shop (OLYS) is a warm and inviting retail shop where knitters, crocheters and others who enjoy handwork can find supplies, community and support. Give Back is a simple way for you to help support the Olympia Waldorf School, at no additional cost to you. 
 
Experience feel-good shopping and when you make a purchase at OLYS you not only support a local small business but we'll donate 1% of your purchase price from eligible purchases to OWS. No added cost to you, offer excludes books and classes. When you come into the shop, or shop via phone, fill out our handy form and we take care of the rest. Let's see what we can do together!

OLYS
1912 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506
 360-915-6943
Full job descriptions can be found on our website: https://www.olympiawaldorf.org/employment.html
The Chime is sent out at 11am every Tuesday. If you have an addition to The Chime please send it to development@olympiawaldorf.org by the Friday before. Thank you!
 
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