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Upcoming Events:
EC Merry Monday - Monday, April 25th, 8:30am
All School Work Party - Saturday, April 30th, 10:00am 
Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30pm, *All are invited for the first 15 minutes: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84255813493?pwd=VFFYSGNEZkJNbi9sL3ZiQkUwRzFUdz09
May Faire - All families invited! Saturday, May 7th
NO SCHOOL - In service day, Monday, May 9th
EC Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30pm
Farm to Table Dinner in the Kinderwoods - NEW DATE! May 21st, 5:00pm
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th
EC Fly Away Ceremony/Last Day of School - Friday, June 3rd
OWS Spring Concert - Wednesday, June 8th, 5:00pm, Rose Gardens at Squaxin Park
Grades/Middle School Last Day of School - Thursday, June 9th
8th Grade Graduation - Saturday, June 10th
Calendar of the Soul 

Week Two
Thus to the World-All speaks,
In self-forgetfulness
And mindful of its primal state,
The growing human I:
In you, if I can free myself
From fetters of my selfhood,
I fathom my essential being.
Please join us at the All School Work Party next Saturday, 30th from 10 - 2. 

Childcare will be provided but you will need to sign up ahead of time. Reply to tkorn@olympiawaldorf.org or call/stop by the office to sign up.

This year we had to cancel two other work parties and there is much and more that needs doing. We will also be preparing campus for our May Faire celebration.

Please bring adequate outdoor gear, gloves, weeding tools, wheelbarrows, weed whackers, and pruners. 

The tasks for this work party will include:
  • Moving sand into the Apple Garden sandbox
  • Cutting grass
  • Weeding and deadheading the flower beds
  • Removing sticks, rocks and trash from the field
  • Putting wood chips into the paths and clearing other debris
  • If you have a truck please bring it and consider hauling away some items to the dump
  • Painting if the weather allows
I look forward to seeing you all there, many hands make light work and the campus really needs your loving care!
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.
 
The following are the species assigments per class:
1st : Jellyfish
2nd: Beetles
3rd: Bees
4th: Orcas
5th: Bunnies
Middle School: Mushrooms

We'll also have flower crown making, maypole dancing, 8th grade reports to view, a plant sale, raffles, candle dipping, a silent auction 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! 

*We will need flower/greenery donations for flower crown making! As we get closer to May please keep an eye out for flowers, vines, greenery that may be suitable for crown making. Thank you!

**Anyone have a bbq grill we could use for the day?

***We need parent volunteers! Love to bake? Want to help grill? Have plant starts you care to donate? Use our SignUp Genius to help out!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A4AB28A1FACE9-owsmay

****For grades classes each class is assigned a task. Please volunteer for a shift here: https://tinyurl.com/m8dh8ux3

Email development@olympiawaldorf.org if you have donations and/or questions
The Little Violets recently took a trip to the Hands On Children's Museum. After so much outdoor time all year it was fun for them to have some indoor play time!
What could be a better way to end the year than with a wonderful meal in the Kinderwoods!

The event includes:
  • Multi course seated meal made by Farmer Lenny with 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. Each dinner ticket includes a raffle entry. Can't make the dinner? Purchase a raffle ticket! (need not be present to win)
  • Two drinks per person provided by Well80 and Triceratops breweries
  • Childcare options available.
  • 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
 
Thank you to all the early childhood parents who came out for Merry Monday! It was a wonderful chance to connect with others and join in circle time with the students. And thank you to the faculty for providing the hot beverages!
Our first attempt at a strategic planning meeting didn't draw enough participation. Attempt #2! Open to anyone interested in envisioning the future of our school. Parents, alums, staff and faculty joining together to plan! If interested please email board@olympiawaldorf.org
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. 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.

AWSNA puts out a seasonal magazine called School Renewal featuring fantastic articles from students, teachers, alums and beyond. The Editing Advisory Board is already working on the Fall 2022 edition of the magazine. The theme is performing arts. They are looking for articles relative to the theme by students, teachers, and alum performers – from opera to hard rock, live theatre, film acting, puppetry, dance, eurythmy, comedy, etc. It should be fun!

Do you have anything you'd like to share or write? The specs and payment details are below. Link here to submit. The deadline for submissions is May 31.

A reminder, the primary audience for School Renewal is parents. As such, articles should aim to educate and inspire, and also deepen and expand thinking as it relates to the AWSNA Principles for Waldorf Schools, and varied manifestations, innovations, and initiatives across the continent and the globe.

Articles should be no greater than 1500 words in length, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced. Not all articles are accepted, primarily due to overall tone and flow which comes together during production. Those that are not selected can easily be transferred to your school newsletter or blog!

Submissions must include the suggested article title, and name(s) and member affiliation of the author(s).

Payment for published articles tends to range from $150 to $550 depending on placement and length.

Contact Beverly if you have questions at bamico@awsna.org.

Pizza this Friday for GRADES 1st -8th!
 
How it works: Friday, Vic's pizza will be delivered to our school and we will deliver it to your child for lunch. (Faculty and Staff are welcome to participate as well!)
 
Cost: You can purchase a plain slice for $4 (or 2 for $7) or you can purchase a pepperoni slice for $5 (or 2 for $9).
 
Dairy-free and gluten-free options: You can purchase a gluten-free slice for $5.50 (or 2 for $10) or a dairy-free/vegan slice for $5.50 (or 2 for $10). 
 
Where to pay: The order form will now always live on our website in our new school store!: https://olympiawaldorf.square.site/product/pizza/43
 
The last chance to order: We will be selling pizza all year! However, the cutoff for ordering is every Wednesday at 3:00pmThe form will reopen on Monday at 8:30. 
 
Thank you for all of your support as we work to make our 8th grade trip a reality!
 
Thank you,

The 8th Grade Class
Community
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

Olympic Oyster Co: (**AN OWS FAMILY!): https://www.olympicoysterco.com

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

Mike's Beach Resort: (**AN OWS FAMILY!) https://www.mikesbeachresort.com

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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