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Upcoming Events:
All School Meeting - Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30pm via Zoom
Middle School Play - Community performance! Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm
Farm to Table Dinner in the Kinderwoods - May 21st, 5:00pm
EC Parent Meeting - Thursday, May 26th, 6:30pm via Zoom
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th
Pride Parade - 9:00am, June 1st
EC Fly Away Ceremony/Last Day of School - Friday, June 3rd
OWS Spring Concert - Wednesday, June 8th, 5:00pm, Rose Gardens at Squaxin Park (formerly Priest Point Park)
Grades/Middle School Last Day of School - Saturday, June 9th
8th Grade Graduation - Saturday, June 11th
Calendar of the Soul 

Week Six
There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.
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 Farm and Kingfisher Organic Farm, 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
 
We are looking for a few people to help serve, shuck oysters, etc. If you would like to help please sign up for a shift! 
Last week our 5th graders gathered with other Waldorf schools for the annual Pentathlon, a crowning salute to the fifth grade curriculum. At the brink of of the pinnacle of their childhood years, the students stretch to achieve great things with such innocence, hope, inspiration and beauty. Thank you to the Seattle Waldorf School for hosting the event. Our photos show our students practicing on a sunny day. The actual event was much much wetter! 
Our fourth graders recently presented a play featuring Norse mythology. Their connection to these stories at this age is a reflection to the student's need to find super human abilities to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges in life. Loki's mischievousness is a central theme in fourth grade as the children struggle with making choices that test their moral compass. Self-centeredness and altruism are both actively present in the fourth grader and the story of Loki helps reflect and bring awareness to the consequences of our actions. 
Honor your family's time at Olympia Waldorf School with the purchase of a personalized legacy brick. The bricks will be used on campus to add to our school beautification and history. 

Choose your custom inscription. Honor a student, a teacher, a staff member! Share your favorite quote! 

Orders for this year will be accepted until June 18th, 2022 and can be placed at our school store: https://olympiawaldorf.square.site/product/legacy-bricks/55
Community

Children nearing or entering middle school need to be ready for more and more adult-like information about sex. Tweens and middle schoolers think, learn and talk about everything related to sexuality. It’s safer for your child to be super-well informed as they encounter all kinds of information about the birds & the bees. 

Join PNW Parent Education as they partner with Amy Lang, MA of Birds, Bees, & Kids to bring you Tweens And Sexuality: What Parents/Caregivers Really Need To Know. 

Parents/Caregivers will learn:

- What Kids need to know by the time they start middle school
- You’ll learn the #1 unavoidable fact about teen sexuality
- What typical tweens/middle schoolers are up to in the sexual activity department
- The key to getting them to listen to you when you talk about this part of life!
 

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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