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Table of Contenents

1.  School Schedule
2.  Waldorf 100 dessert donations
3.  Waldorf 100 RSVP 
4.  Work Party Gratitude
5.  Parking Info
6.  Board Business
7.  Family Library
8.  Articles of Interest
9.  Lonely Dishes
10. The Calendar of the Soul
11. Upcoming Events

 
School Schedule

 


Please don't forget......

Our new school schedule is as follows;


Grades:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:10am-3:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:10 am-1:00pm

Preschool and Kindergarten:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-1:00pm

 
Waldorf 100 dessert donations
 

Waldorf 100 is just weeks away, and we need your dessert donations!

Who: Anyone who would like to bake or purchase desserts to donate.
What: All of your beautiful and tasty dessert donations that will be served at the Waldorf 100 celebration.
Where: Please leave your donation in the school office.
When: On Wednesday, September 18th.

If you can donate a dessert, please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the main hall of Prarie Hall. If you are unable to make it into the school to sign up, please email Mandy at mthompson@olympiawaldorf.org and let her know that you will be bringing a dessert.
 
We thank you and hope to see you at the event on September 19th!
Waldorf 100

This is an adult-only event. Please look for information regarding childcare options coming soon!

Please RSVP Here
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Work Party Gratitude

Our Back-to-School Work Party was a huge success. It was the best-attended work party we have had in many years. Thank you so much to the families who were there. Your hard work shows! 

Please join us as we thank Jonah Corson (Ms. Corson’s oldest son), Farmer Lenny (from next door at Tapestry Farm), Andre Thompson (1st, 5th and 8th), Ricardo Korn (3rd and 5th), Erich Warner (Little Violet), Ryan Bunnell (Little Violet), Chris Knudson (Sunflower and 1st), Arve Viik (4th and 6th), Trefford Woodford (2nd and 5th) and Zuma Michaels (Little Violet) for their commitment to erecting the new swing set in the Kinderwoods. 

If you are unable to attend your classes assigned work party, please consider attending one of the following work parties.

The remaining work parties for the year are as follows;

Winter Faire Work Party 
Tasks to include weeding, path maintenance and some set up for Winterfaire
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 AM to 2 PM 
Classes: Sunflower, 5th, and 6th

Himalayan Blackberry Clearing 
Tasks to include blackberry removal, a warm fire, and blackberry pie
Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 AM to 2 PM 
Classes: Marigold, 2nd, and 7th

May Faire Work Party 
Tasks to include weeding, path maintenance and putting up the Maypole 
Saturday, Apr. 25, 10 AM to 2 PM 
Classes: 3rd and 4th
Parking Info. and Door Security
 
  • The white zone in front of Prairie Hall is for the immediate drop off of students in 3rd through 5th grades. Please keep your time in the white zone to less than 1 minute during drop off and 5 minutes for pickup. 
  • Parking on Normandy St SE is illegal. If your car is parked on Normandy, it may be ticketed and towed.
  • There are two designated parking spots for families who purchased parking signs at last school year’s auction.
  • Marigold and Grades 1-5 may park in the parking lot between the Middle School and Prairie Hall, south of Prairie Hall in the staff parking lot or along 82nd Ave.
  • Middle School families If you are walking your student into school, please park in the parking lot between the Middle School and the Kinderhaus. 
  • Little Violet and Sunflower families may park in the parking lot between the Middle School and the Kinderwoods.
Thank you, it is with your caring and mindfulness that we will create a peaceful and welcoming transition for the children in the morning.

During school hours, the only doors that will remain unlocked are.....
Prairie Hall Front and Back Door
Middle School Main Entrance
Kinderhaus Gate and Main Doors


All other doors will remain locked and shut during school hours. So please enter the building through the above entrances.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Facilities Manager, Tiffany Korn at tkorn@olympiawaldorf.org
Board Business

 
The Board of Trustees will be conducting its monthly board meeting on September 9th  at 6:30 pm in the OWS Community Room.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please send them to board@olympiawaldorf.org before the September 9th meeting.

Thank you, and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
Family Library



We are excited to announce a new school library! The library is located on top of the family cubbies along with check-out instructions. Books may be borrowed for 30 days and we are always taking your book donations!

Please see the front office for any questions!
Articles of Interest

The New York Times explores the essentials of Waldorf education in this recent article about Waldorf history, pedagogy, and purpose. 

Beverly Amico, the Waldorf Executive Director of Advancement in North America, says Waldorf education, at its heart, is about “developing a reverence for the goodness, in the other and in the world around us … which brings with it purpose and meaning to life.” 

The article specifically explores, in-depth, Waldorf’s approach to early childhood, technology, movement in learning and whole child development. In addition to speaking with AWSNA Executive Director of Advancement , Beverly Amico, The Times also spoke with current parents of Waldorf students.

One parent, Michael Shaun Conaway of Boulder, Colo., discussed why he loved Waldorf education for his children: “It’s not that the student needs to be filled up, but held in such a way that they can gravitate towards themselves. What a gift.”

Read the Article Here.

NBC Left Field explores the far-reaching implications of technology on society and the human mind.

In this video, the second in their series, they look inside the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City to examine the benefits of Waldorf education and specifically the benefits of a learning environment that focuses on face-to-face interaction and emphasizes a healthy relationship with technology.

They also speak with Aza Raskin, a founding member of Mozilla Labs and the inventor of the infinite scroll, who has come to question his role in shaping technology’s addictive qualities.   

He says, “It’s really telling that the top silicon valley executives don’t let their kids use the technology they create. There are only two industries that call their customers 'users' -- one is technology companies and the other is drug dealers.”

Watch The Video at NBC Left Field on YouTube
 

Potluck Dishes
Did you leave your dish at the Back to School Potluck?
All of the dishes are sitting in the hallway across from the bathrooms waiting to be claimed.
The Calendar of the Soul


The light from world-wide spaces,
Works on within with living power;
Transformed into the light of the soul
It shines into the spirit depths
To bring to birth the fruits
Whereby out of the self of words
The Human self on the course of time shall ripen.

The Calander of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner
Week 22 September 1-7
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