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Calendar at a Glance

​Full Calendar


Saturday, October 13
Woodland Friends
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday, October 15
Soccer @Jemicy 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16
Picture Day (all school)
all day
Book Club
8:25 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Soccer @home vs Balto’ Collegiatee
3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17
3rd Grade Class Mtg
7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18
Thursday Parent & Child Class
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
CG Class mtgs
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 19
Friday Parent & Child Class
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MS Fall Formal @ Greenmount School
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
Tea & Play: Mini-Morning
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday Woodland Friends
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Link to September 21th Waldorf Weekly

Link to September 14th Waldorf Weekly

Link to September 7th Waldorf Weekly

Picture Day!

Our photo day is Tuesday, October 16th!

Must be prepaid!

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for your child to have their school photos taken again this year in time for holiday gift giving!

To order photos:

  1.  Please go to www.showstop.co and pre-pay online for a selected package by Monday, October 15th. When ordering, please include the following flyer code: WBF18.
  2. After ordering, please record the order number from the order confirmation onto the attached form and have your child bring it into their class teacher. If you do not pre-order, the photo company will still photograph your child but the package prices will be higher.
If you have any trouble ordering, please contact Showstoppers Photography at 610-495-1900.

link to form

flyer

Blue skies, bright red everywhere, fiery dragon, warriors, farmers, townspeople, king, queen! 

 

A pageant with a happy ending, games for all the children, bulbs planted around the trees, and ferocious tug-of-war. Followed by delicious ice cream for all.
What a wonderful
Festival of Courage!


Children's Garden
Autumn Festival


Wednesday, October 3

Sunflower goes through the woods at 8:30 a.m.

Butterfly and Willow go through the woods at 9:15 a.m.

If parents have flowers, potted plants, corn stalks, pumpkins and gourds to share for the Festival display, bring them in the day before the festival, Tuesday, October 2nd.

Please label items you would like returned.

 

Parents Association Meeting


Thursday, October 4th

8:30 a.m.

 

Welcome one and all WSB parents and caregivers to our first Parents Association Meeting
We welcome your perspective and look forward to seeing you there!

The agenda


TOP

Take a look at members of our multi-talented WSB community:


- 6th Grade Teacher Jake Ciofalo is the author of a number of books and articles. His most recent book, Civil Rights Heroines: A Family Road Trip through U.S. Racism (2018), is about a family trip to the Deep South to honor heroines of the civil rights movement. bit.ly/JakeCiofalo 


- 5th Grade Parent Michael H. Allen's biography, The Strength from Within: Windows to My Soul (2015) tells the inspirational story of an inner-city boy using his education and intellect to pursue the American dream. bit.ly/MichaelHAllen


- 8th Grade Parent Kathy Macmillian is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and signing storyteller. Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse (2016) was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award, and its companion novel, Dagger and Coin (2018). kathymacmillan.com
Happy reading! #Waldorfeducation #MyBmore



Tickets are now on sale
for our annual
Fall Celebration and Raffle!
 

Come and mingle, eat, drink, dance, and play your luck at our fantastic raffle featuring gift items, local experience packages and trips.
Because we are blessed to have all costs for this fundraising event underwritten by an angel donor, ALL proceeds from ticket sales go directly to our Scholarship Fund and ALL raffle proceeds to our PA Class Trip Fund.

So come and meet other parents, former parents, staff and friends of WSB at an event which is a fabulous value for the money. Tickets sell out and it is always a hoot! Buy your raffle tickets early to maximize your mingling time at the event. Early bird pricing till Oct 24th, but don’t delay, in case you miss out!

Dress code: Sparkly (over 21 only).

Contact Jo Keller at development@twsb.org with ticket queries, contact Janet Henry at reception@twsb.org if you wish to donate to the raffle.

Jo Keller
Development
410 367-6808 x210

 

Children's Garden
Autumn Festival


Wednesday, October 3
 

Sunflower goes through the woods at 8:30AM

Butterfly and Willow go through the woods at 9:15AM

If parents have flowers, potted plants, corn stalks, pumpkins and gourds to share for the Festival display, bring them in the day before the festival, Tuesday, October 2nd.

Please label items you would like returned.


The Waldorf School of Baltimore is thrilled to welcome back our 4 chickens!


After a summer break with one of our parents, Peanut, Fluffy, Midnight and Star are back home.

The hens give all of our students a fantastic opportunity to learn about life cycles, biology and ecology, and the responsibility of caring for another living thing.


Festival of Courage
 

Festival life at our school includes a special celebration for each season.

The Festival of Courage is the first festival of our school year and takes place on Friday, September 28th at 1:00pm (PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE.) Our elementary students (grades 1-8) gather on the recess field to present the Michaelmas Pageant. The pageant engages each grade, 2-8, in a way that reflects the deveopmental and curricular themes of the year.
Grade 1 students are involved as awe-inspired spectators.

The pageant is presented in the round with guests seated outside the circle formed by the students. The festival is geared especially for the elementary grades. Children's Garden children stay in their classroom and wait to participate the following week in the Children’s Garden’s Autumn Festival, created especially for them.
After the Pageant, Grades 1-8 return to their classrooms to change out of their costumes, and get their team ribbons. They come back out to the field to participate in games with their team (green, red, blue or yellow), followed by the Tug-of-War in the center of the field. After dismissal, faculty, parents and students are invited to attend the Parents Association’s Ice Cream Social.

Families, please remind your elementary children to wear DRAGON-CONQUERING RED and to bring garden or work gloves (if desired, for the tugs-of-war, younger students especially) to school on Friday, September 28. We ask that no cleats are worn during the activities. Pick-up is at the normal dismissal time for Children’s Garden and Elementary School (grades 1-8).
We hope to see you celebrate this festival with us! You can view photographs of our Festival life on our Facebook page or click here to learn more about our how Waldorf celebrates Michaelmas-Festival of Courage and each class’s role in the play.

The rain date is Friday, October 5th at the same times.
 

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

1:00 p.m. Michaelmas Pageant performed by Grades 2 - 8
1:45 p.m. Games Tug-of-War
3:20 p.m. Regular Dismissal and Pick Up
3:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social with the PA
 


Weather Related Information

As we watch the progress of hurricane Florence and consider implications for our city, I wish to provide you with information about how we communicate emergency closings or delays due to inclement weather or other events. 

For emergency school closings/delayed openings we notify WBAL by 6:00 a.m. the morning of the event to make an announcement under the name of “Waldorf School of Baltimore” on the WBAL website. If you register with WBALTV, an automatic message will be sent to you via text message or email – your choice. In addition, the school answering machine (dial ext. #3) provides the latest information about closings or late openings.

Two hour delay, children who are enrolled in full day programs (CG or the ES) should arrive between 10:00am and 10:15am. Classrooms open at 10:00am and lessons begin at 10:15am. Early Birds starts at 9:45am. Children who are enrolled in the half-day program in the CG are welcome, but are not required, to attend.

Weather or other conditions vary across the Greater Baltimore area. It is the responsibility of each family to determine whether travel conditions from home to school are safe. Please inform the school if you decide to keep your child home for weather or other safety related reasons.

We do not dismiss early due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. However, if you wish to pick your child up early for any reason please phone the office first. When you arrive at school a member of the faculty will collect your child from their class.


Watch us grow!


We are thrilled to welcome 59 new students
to the 2018-19 school year!


Thank you for embracing our new families into our community!
The word is spreading about this inspiring, meaningful Waldorf experience.

Please continue sharing your "stories" with friends, relatives and co-workers AND invite them to our first Windows into Waldorf Tour on September 18 at 8:30am. YOU are our most powerful ambassadors!


This year's Middle School Student Council

From 8th Grade: Harper P. Arthur S., and Ben K.
From 7th Grade: Arielle J., Nadya L., and Nico S.
From 6th Grade: Grete S., Jourdan T., and Sara W.

 

Book Club

Noris Friedman, former WSB Eurythmy teacher, hosts a parent education book club discussion in the library that is open to all.

For Book Club this year we are going to go back to the source, Rudolf Steiner himself, with The Education of the Child. This booklet provides a basic understanding of the underlying philosophy of Waldorf education.

Repeats every Tuesday for 10 weeks.

Tuesday, September 25
8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

 

Contact is: Noris Friedman nfriedman@twsb.org


 


After School Sports
Soccer

After school sports session I (Soccer) starts.
Tuesday, September 11
3:20 p.m.


All middle school students are welcome to sign up. A permission form and the additional fee is due by Sept 7.

Runs Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Our first game will be
Monday, September 17th

at 3:30 p.m.
Students leave at 2:30 p.m.

Soccer Schedule 2018.
Monday September 17 ( leave school at 2:30 )  at ST. James Academy
Tuesday September 25 Home game at 3:45  vs Odyssey school
Thursday September 27 (leave school at 3:10 ) at Jemicy Middle school
Monday October 1 (leave school at 3:10 ) at Calvert school
Tuesday October 9 (leave school at 3:10 ) at Odyssey school
Wednesday October 10 Home game at  3:45  vs Jemicy school
Tuesday October 16 Home game at 3:45  vs Baltimore Collegiate school
Tuesday October 23 (leave school at 3:10 ) at Krieger Schrecter
Thursday October 25 Home game at 3:45 vs ST Ignatious

Contact John Harrington jharrington@twsb.org


Our community is GROWING!

As confirmed by the show of new families that
raised their hands at our Back to School picnic,
the Waldorf School of Baltimore is growing!

As an active member of the community,
help us keep the momentum going in
TWO easy steps:

Looking for a friendly neighborhood soccer league?

  1. Post a positive review of our school online

  2. Invite other parents and families in your network to a Windows into Waldorf tour.

    • These one-hour, parent-led tours happened twice a month and really bring Waldorf education to life! Delve into WSB's unique approach to engaging students through their heads (intellectual involvement in a subject), hands (experiencing a subject by doing), and hearts (living into a subject in an emotional sense to connect it to a broader narrative), fostering the desire for lifelong learning.
    • Perfect for external families in the school search process, and internal families that want a brush-up on all things Waldorf.

    Please contact Outreach Director Stacie Henderson for more information on referrals, or Admission Director Ilene Wise for next steps with our Windows tours.

    Thank you in advance for your ongoing support. It is going to be another amazing school year at WSB.

    Regards,
    Stacie Henderson, MS, MBA
    Outreach Director
    Waldorf School of Baltimore
    shenderson@twsb.org
    410-367-6808 x 212

     
    Classifieds starting October 5th
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    To fill out the form, download the PDF, open the Acrobat Reader program, click on file/open and locate the form saved on your computer hard drive. Fill out the form in Acrobat Reader independently from your browser or your internet connection. Then save as Waldorf Community Classifieds your name, and send it to communications@twsb.org
  3. Registration is still open for Mt. Washington Soccer Club! Mt Washington offers several recreational divisions: Clinic (U5/U6), U8 Girls, U8 Boys, U10 Girls, and U10 Boys. We are particularly eager to recruit to our U10 Boys recreational teams. Clinic and U8 teams have practices/games on Saturday mornings at Northwest Park on West Rogers Avenue. U10 teams have one weekday practice and games on Saturday mornings at Northwest Park. For further information please contact the league administrator.