Welcome Back! Fun Run Donations Due By Friday. May Faire! Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity. Aid for Ukraine. Farm to Table Dinner New Date!
Grade 1 Class Meeting - Tuesday, April 12th, 3:30pm in person in the classroom All Parent EC Parent Meeting - Thursday, April 14th, 6:30pm via Zoom Fun Run Packets Due - Friday, April 15th May Faire - All families invited! Saturday, May 7th NO SCHOOL - In service day, Monday, May 9th Farm to Table Dinner in the Kinderwoods -NEW DATE! May 21st, 5:00pm
Calendar of the Soul
Week One When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.
It is expected that COVID numbers will increase after Spring Break. Because masking is optional at OWS, we need to ensure that our other protective measures are still in place and functioning effectively. With this knowledge in hand, we have a request and a notification:
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/donations are due back this 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 email@example.com
We are sad to share that Ms. Liv will not be returning to Olympia Waldorf School next year. She will be moving to Japan in July to live near her grandmother. We had truly enjoyed having her as a specialty teacher this year. Best of luck to you Ms. Liv!
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. 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
Perishable, canned or jarred foods
Alcohol containing items
Aerosols or liquids
Knives, batteries, matches
Perfumes and aftershave
Drugs or supplements
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.
Our hearts go out to those who are struggling during this time.
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, 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!
***Have plant starts you care to donate? We would love them for our plant sale!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have donations and/or questions
NEW DATE! Due to permitting issues we have had to reschedule our dinner for May 21st. 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. Thebench knife made by Mareko will be raffled off that evening. Purchase a raffle ticket!
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!
The last chance to order: We will be selling pizza all year! However, the cutoff for ordering is every Wednesday at 3:00pm. The 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!
The 8th Grade Class
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
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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!
1912 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506