Lantern Walk, Veterans' Day, and Harvest Faire are here!

Lantern Walk
Thursday, Nov. 9th
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
@ Marina Vista Park

Fall Parent/Toddler Ends
Friday, Nov. 10th

Veterans' Day
Friday, Nov. 10th
*** NO SCHOOL ***
(except Parent/Toddler)

Harvest Faire
Saturday, Nov. 11th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
@ El Ranchito Girl Scout Camp

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

1st Grade Readiness Parent Info Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 28th
Details TBA

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, Dec. 1st
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Belmont Shore Holiday Parade
Saturday, Dec. 2nd
MVWS will have a float!

Explore Waldorf Education
Monday, Dec. 4th
Details TBA

Holiday Strings & Vocal Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 5th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
@ Grace First Presbyterian Church

Winter Spiral
December 10th & 11th
Details TBA

From the Office

Maple Village Waldorf School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans' Day!

Please see below for final Lantern Walk and Harvest Faire info and enjoy your weekend!
Lantern Walk is TONIGHT!

Thursday, November 9th
Marina Vista Park
Parking along Colorado, Eliot and in parking lot by tennis courts.

Our Evening:

  • 4:30-4:45
    • Gathering in the upper east side of the park.
  • 4:45-5:00
    • Lighting lanterns
  • 5:00
    • Songs led by Evergreen and Shady Tree Chorus with Miss Francesca
  • 5:10-5:30
    • Lantern Walk
  • 5:30
    • Faculty says their goodbyes and sings to families as they leave

Things to remember:

  • Refrain from talking during the lantern procession; we ask that there is Only Singing
  • Leave all personal items in the car
  • Parents are responsible for their child during the event

Things to bring:

  • Lantern (unless your teacher is bringing them all)
  • Extra fire stick to help keep lanterns lit during the walk
Parent Village
Hello Villagers,

Harvest Faire is THIS SATURDAY!! We are still needing last-minute volunteers, so if you haven't signed up yet but are willing to help, please contact Eliza at 310-200-6622 ASAP. Anyone who helps clean up after the event will be able to stay for a bonfire and even overnight at the Girl Scout campsite!

We are also pleased to announce that we are selling presale tickets through Eventbrite until noon on Friday - a special deal of 30 tickets for $25! If your friends and family can't come to the Harvest Faire, they can still buy raffle tickets, so please share this link!
Waldorf Community

“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

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, or visit our website.
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