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Upcoming Events:
EC Parent Meeting - Thursday, May 26th, 6:30pm via Zoom
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th
Pride Parade - Wednesday, June 1st, 9:00am
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 / Field Day - Thursday, June 9th
8th Grade Graduation - Saturday, June 11th
Calendar of the Soul 

Week Seven
My self is threatening to fly forth,
Lured strongly by the world's enticing light.
Come forth, prophetic feeling,
Take up with strength your rightful task:
Replace in me the power of thought
Which in the senses' glory
Would gladly lose itself.
THANK YOU to all who came out for our first ever Farm to Table Dinner event. It was such a great night with spectacular weather, amazing, food and drink, and fascinating knife forging! Our 8th graders helped with preparations, provided music and stand up comedy, AND washed dishes late into the night.

Thank you to Kingfisher Organic Farm, Sundance Farm, Olympic Oyster Co. and Sapsucker Farm for providing the food. Thank you to Farmer Lenny, Ms. Smykatz-Kloss and Ms. Rachel for transforming the food into a feast. Thank you to Well80 and Triceratops Breweries for the beverage and Holy Lamb Organics for the napkins. Thank you to Ms. Rachel and Ms. Avery for the childcare. Thank you to Mark and Sarah of Maumasi Fire Arts for the incredible knife forging demo. And thank you to Tiffany Korn, Sarah Maumasi and Lindsey Kibbe for helping set up, serve and clean. 

Our glasses are empty, our plates are washed and we're looking forward to gathering again together next year!
Last Thursday, our Middle Schoolers put on "The Wind in the Willows" for our entire school and for the community. The students worked hard to learn their lines, create the scenes, and craft the props and costumes. Many thanks to the middle school faculty and specialty teachers who helped make this such a success. And bravo to our students! 

Gap Care for early childhood students will operate from June 6th through the 9th, from 8:30am to 5pm, if there is enough interest. Participating families will be billed through BigSis.

Registration closes on June 1st at 5pm! Assuming enrollment is high enough to operate we will send a confirmation email on June 2nd with further information and a suggested packing list. Please reach out to Shannon at skerrigan@olympiawaldorf.org if you have any questions.

The link to sign up for Gap Care is here: https://forms.gle/6SRHgGUFBco2xMJTA

Itsa came to our early childhood program last week to share some favorite Native stories through song. The children always treasure this storytelling experience! Thank you, Ista!
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!

This event is FREE! Register here
 

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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