Faculty In-Service Day on Monday - NO SCHOOL!

Faculty In-Service Day
Monday, Oct. 16th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Oct. 17th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Harvest Faire Crafting
Wednesday, Oct. 18th
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tea with the Kindy Teachers
Saturday, Oct. 21st
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

2nd Grade Parent Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

3rd Grade Parent Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Harvest Faire Crafting
Wednesday, Oct. 25th
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Lagoon Day
Wednesday, Nov. 1st

Harvest Faire Crafting
Wednesday, Nov. 1st
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Harvest Faire Crafting
Wednesday, Nov. 8th
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lantern Walk
Thursday, Nov. 9th

Fall Parent/Toddler Ends
Friday, Nov. 10th

Harvest Faire
Saturday, Nov. 11th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Nov. 14th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 20th - 24th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Winter Parent/Toddler Begins
Tuesday, Nov. 28th

Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Community,

I have two important messages pertaining to this weekend:

The first is a reminder that Monday is a student-free day due to our Faculty In-Service. This day is designed for our lead faculty members to visit teachers at different schools in order to gain insight and ideas for their classes at MVWS. We will see your sweet children on Tuesday!

Secondly, what are you doing tomorrow? I have a great reason for you to head to Pasadena.

In last Friday’s bulletin, I informed you of a great opportunity to listen to Jack Petrash speak about how Waldorf Education prepares our students for our current time and why this education is so relevant today.

I went to the lecture at WSOC on Wednesday night and saw a handful of our parents and teachers there. I was so impressed with his talk. Mr. Petrash has taken a class from 1st - 8th grade four times, and founded the Nova Institute with the mission

“to build a bridge between Waldorf Education and contemporary educators to encourage dialogue and a sense of common purpose” as well as “informing Waldorf Schools about effective and innovative work being done in American education today.”

His wisdom and experience certainly comes through. He is engaging, humorous, and shares a lot of information on results of studies and the parallel to Waldorf Education. Perhaps most importantly, he is a wonderful story-teller!

If you are able, I highly encourage you to attend his talk at the Pasadena Waldorf School tomorrow from 11:00 - 1:00. (See flyer below). It is free and open to the public. Plus, Mr. Basil and Mr. Dan are going!

Have a beautiful weekend,
From the Office
Quote of the Week

From a Kindergarten Student:
“I just want people to play with me, and I don’t know how!”

This is why your young children are here! While many schools are removing the toys in the Kindergarten rooms and replacing them with desks, worksheets and pencils, we recognize that play and learning the tricky navigation of social interaction is an essential part of early childhood education.

Come back next week for another quote!
Parent Village
Harvest Faire

Preview a video of the Harvest Faire above!

Please visit our Facebook event page and share with your family and friends!

Harvest Faire
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We are in need of volunteers and sponsors. Please contact us at maplevillageharvestfaire@gmail.com

Thank you!

Kari Rahni, Chair
Melissa Nussey, Co-Chair / Volunteers
Eliza Cadavona, Co-Chair / Sponsors

Fundraising - Scrip

What's one of the easiest ways to raise money for Maple Village and the awesome education our kids receive??? You got it! Scrip!

Maple Village participates in several Scrip programs, details for which are on the Giving tab of Maple Village's Website: http://www.maplevillageschool.org/giving/. We will give a little introduction to each Scrip program in the next few bulletins, but to keep the action items short and sweet, we're starting with Shop With Scrip, the program that contributes the most to Maple Village.

If you haven't already, sign up for Shop With Scrip now!
  1. Go to http://bit.ly/sws-JoinYourProgram
  2. Enter 9L53297333484 in the blank space and click "Register"
  3. Follow the prompts to pick a username and safe password, and enter your family information, then click "Register" at the bottom
  4. Please list the student(s) you are associated with in the box provided - this helps us allow extended family to also join our Scrip program.
  5. Once you have registered you will need to go to Presto Pay and register your checking account in Presto Pay in order to place orders for scrip. ShopWithScrip is a secure shopping portal, and they verify your bank is yours by depositing some small random amounts that you will need to verify (a couple of cents each). Once you have verified those amounts, e-mail Jessica Tan at JessysBlessings@gmail.com with your approval code.
  6. Jessica will activate your account, and you are ready to shop!
For more information about the brands available through ShopWithScrip visit https://www.shopwithscrip.com/featured-scrip-retailers or log in to your ShopWithScrip account and click 'shop' for a complete list.

If you have trouble with enrollment, or any other scrip questions please talk to Carver at drop off or pick up or e-mail Jessica at JessysBlessings@gmail.com

Happy Scrip-ing!
5th & 6th Grade Shady Trees
Earlier this week, the Shady Trees took a special sailing trip aboard the San Salvador!
Shady Trees looking out for each other aboard the San Salvador.
Shady Trees hoisting the sails!
All 8 enjoying the "beak-head" of the bow of the ship together during our return to port.
Shady Trees with Captain Ray (behind and between Bella and Bryan) and the crew of the San Salvador!
7th & 8th Grade Evergreens
We love our new classroom!
Waldorf Community
AWSNA Inform Newsletter

This newsletter shares information about the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America's activities, events, news, and inspiring stories pertaining to Waldorf Education.

Click here to read October’s Inform - AWSNA’s community newsletter. Highlighted in this issue:

  • Waldorf Education's voice in the wider education community

  • Waldorf One World: WOW-Day

  • The Importance of Learning a Second Language

  • The Comeback of Cursive

“To contemplate the destinies of human beings with reverence and awe - that is something our times demand of us.”- R. Steiner

Please join us to grow, explore, and become more of who we are in The Art of Human Becoming: A Three Part Webinar Series on Biography and Social Art with biography practioners Kathleen Bowen, Patricia Rubano, Leah Walker, Sarah Putnam, Linda Bergh, and Jennifer Fox.

When: Wednesdays October 4, October 25, and November 15 at 7:30 pm Eastern. (All registrants will receive recordings of the webinars.)

Where: Online! Find out more and REGISTER here.

What: Sessions include an overview of biography, an investigation into understanding and transforming the forces inside and outside of us, and an exploration of the life cycles, including the seven year cycles, that inform the rhythms and patterns of our life.

Questions? Contact Laura Scappaticci at laura@anthroposophy.org

About Maple Village Waldorf School

Maple Village Waldorf School aims to create a compassionate and welcoming environment rooted in the traditions and the philosophies of Waldorf education. We endeavor to engage and nurture the whole child resulting in a balance of heart, mind, body and spirit. We strive to provide a full living education integrating academia, the arts and communal awareness in order to inspire, energize and develop creativity and a love of learning in each student.

For more information or to apply, please call us at (562) 434-8200, email us at info@maplevillageschool.org, or visit our website.
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