October 2013 Calendar

1 / Tuesday

  • Michaelmas Celebration
    1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

    rain date, October 3

2 / Wednesday

  • Choosing Waldorf High School
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Library

    What are the important questions to ask when choosing a high school? We will consider these questions, offering the perspective from the WWS High School. This will be an informative and useful evening for all parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, regardless of what kind of high school you might be considering.

3 / Thursday

  • Grade 9 Class Parent Evening & Potluck
    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Offsite

    Grade 9 parents are invited to a potluck supper followed by a meeting with class sponsors Susan Elfstrom and Max Urmey, at the home of Linda Reinisch.

4 / Friday

  • Children's Garden Parent Coffee
    8:30 am – 10:00 am / Starbucks at Sangamore Mall

    The POSC invites all Children's Garden parents for an informal gathering at Starbucks down at the Sangamore Road mall.

5 / Saturday

  • G11 Yard Sale
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm / WWS Auditorium

8 / Tuesday

  • Observation Morning
    8:00 am – 10:30 am / WWS

    Observation Mornings include a presentation on the philosophy and approach of Waldorf education and visits to five classes to see the Waldorf approach “in action.” The tour spans the grades, observing our youngest students in the Children’s Garden, several Lower School grades, and a class in the High School. Observation Mornings begin at 8 a.m. in the school library and end in the library at 10:30 following a Q & A period. These events are for adults. For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Enrollment Director, Lezlie Lawson, at 301-229-6107, x154 or at llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org.

  • Library Orientation
    8:45 am – 9:30 am / Library

    Librarians Susan Walsh and Pam Trochesset invite you to attend an orientation to the school library on Tuesday, October 8th, from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

    Discover the treasures of the picture book collection. Peruse the Parent Collection with its variety of books on parenting, Waldorf education, crafts, nature activities, and more. Locate the rich lower school and high school fiction sections. Become confident about checking out and returning books.

    Please share with us your enthusiasm for books and libraries. If you are not able to attend, please notify the librarians for a personal tour.

  • Trustees Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Library

    All welcome

  • When and Where Do We Go From Here? (at Acorn Hill)
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Acorn Hill

    First Grade Readiness from a Waldorf Perspective w/ Jack Petrash. Hear about the next steps of your child's education and what Waldorf Education can offer to the grade school child. Held at Acorn Hill, directions at http://www.acornhill.org/.

9 / Wednesday

  • Grade 2 Class Parent Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

10 / Thursday

  • The Social Inclusion Approach: How WWS Addresses Social Issues Such as Bullying and Teasing
    8:45 am – 10:00 am / Library

    Every child faces a variety of social challenges at school and in life. WWS is committed to creating a social environment in which all students are safe and able to navigate the complex social dynamics of childhood.

    Over the past five years we have been working with the “Social Inclusion Approach” pioneered by Kim John Payne. Dawn Tanner, Chair of the WWS Social Health Coordinating Group, will discuss this approach and our efforts to strengthen the social well-being of our students.

    There will be time for questions and discussion. Please join us for this informative and useful event.

  • Grade 10 Class Parent Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

17 / Thursday

  • Developmental Stages of Childhood POSTPONED
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Library

    POSTPONED due to illness, new date TBA

    Developmental Stages of Childhood: A Road Map for the Journey w/ Nancy Foster, long-time Acorn Hill teacher and teacher mentor.

    When you are on a journey, especially if you are traveling the route for the first time, it is often helpful to carry a map to consult along the way. Some people also like to study a travel guide. These prepare you for what you will encounter on the trip, alert you to confusing forks in the road, and help you to avoid wrong turns. As parents embark on the journey of family life, they naturally hope to be ready for what comes and to meet every situation with equanimity, but if they do not have a good road map, they can become confused or lost at times. In this session we will offer you a reliable guide by looking at the stages of child development, from birth to first grade readiness, and the interesting challenges that accompany the child’s (and parent’s) journey through these stages.

19 / Saturday

  • PSAT for G11
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • High School Open House
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm / WWS

    Share light breakfast and learn about Waldorf education at the high school level with our teachers, alumni, and parents. For prospective parents and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Enrollment Director, Lezlie Lawson, at 301-229-6107, x154 or at llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org.

22 / Tuesday

  • High School Open Day
    8:00 am – 12:30 pm / High School Open Day

    High School Open Days are for middle school and high school age students and their parents. The morning begins at 8 a.m. with a presentation about the Waldorf approach for the high school years and then offers an opportunity to sit in on a number of classes for the morning. Visitors are invited to stay for an organic lunch from Chef Eron at 12:30. For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Enrollment Director, Lezlie Lawson, at 301-229-6107, x154 or at llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org.

24 / Thursday

  • Grade 4 Class Parent Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

29 / Tuesday

  • 7th Grade Class Play
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Auditorium

    The seventh grade will be performing a play of The Devil and Daniel Webster
    on Tuesday evening, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. This play tells the tale of Jabez Stone,
    a farmer from New Hampshire, who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for fortune
    and fame. Only the oratory skills of Senator Daniel Webster can save Jabez Stone from
    his unfortunate fate.

    Please join us for the evening performance of our play which comes on the edge of All Hallow's Eve. This play, which is both humorous (we hope) and profound, is rated PG for language and for its mature theme. We think it is appropriate for grades three and up.

    We hope you will join us.
    Jack Petrash and the Seventh Grade Class