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Upcoming Events:
 
3rd Grade Parent Meeting - Wednesday, May 11th, 5:00pm in person at school
All School Meeting - Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30pm via Zoom.
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 - Wednesday, 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 - Thursday, June 9th
8th Grade Graduation - Saturday, June 10th
Calendar of the Soul 

Week Five
Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.
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
 
Last week we thanked our neighbors with sweet May Day flower baskets and a note on their door. Thank you to Mindy Schaefer and Tiffany Korn for making this happen!
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
May Faire 2022 was a wonderful time! From the Procession of the Species, to the maypole dancing to the flower crown making, beeswax candle dipping, plant sale, dessert raffle, silent auction, food stand, Sweetlee's ice cream, popcorn, bake sale, 8th grade projects and bingo...it was a full day!
 
THANK YOU to all the faculty and families who participated and helped out at the event. We couldn't have put it together without you!

Special thanks to: Tiffany Korn, Sarah Maumasi, Kelly Hanson, the Bazemore Family, Mindy Schaefer, Kymberly Norrick, the Knudson Family, the Berebitsky family, Brian Raucher, Justin Wheeler, Natalia Frankus, Stacy Steffens, Robb St. Lawrence, Jasmine Vasavada, Teva Grudin, Danielle Zola, Melissa Goldmann, Jessica Pickert, Nancy Keeran, Kensie Olson, Laura Viik, Mike DeWitt, Bethany Noviello, Jessie Young, Victoria DeCillo, Cathy Griggs, Prism, the Waldref Family, Emily Wesson, Kristy Woodford, David Smith-Hernandez, Sheldon Zola, Lindsey Carman, Charles Kennedy, Prita Lal, Denise Robison, Tony Moulton and our Sparkle Fairy.

And a big shout out to: Jerry Berebitsky for sharing his peacocks with us, the Bazemore family for sponsoring Sweetlee's Ice Cream and the Hanson family for sponsoring the food stand. Your generosity led and fed our community!

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.

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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