Parent Village Meeting this Tuesday - free childcare included!

Parent Village Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 30th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, Feb. 2nd
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Experience the Grades
Tuesday, Feb. 6th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

6th Grade Medieval Games
Wednesday, Feb. 7th

Winter Parent/Toddler Session Ends
Friday, Feb. 9th

Rummage Sale
Friday, Feb. 9th
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Feb. 13th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

7th & 8th Grade Evergreen Class Play
Friday, Feb. 16th

Early Childhood Open House
Saturday, Feb. 17th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*** NEW TIME ***

Presidents' Day & Teacher Development Days
February 19th - 23rd
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Spring Parent/Toddler Session Begins
Tuesday, Feb. 27th

Letter from our Dean

Experience the Grades

Tuesday, February 6th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We invite you to come and be a Waldorf student for an evening. Experience the enlivening quality of Waldorf education taught by our own teachers in Lower and Upper Grades. Since we believe children learn better when interacting with the material, our evening will include activities your children experience in class, as well as open discussion with the teachers.

The Lower Grades Session will be lead by Ms. Katy, our 1st grade teacher, and Ms. Raine, our 4th grade teacher. In this session, you will experience math the Waldorf way, through 1st grade rhythm and rhyme to 4th grade fractions. Your teachers will provide insights into how foundations are laid in the younger years and how higher-level thinking is creatively encouraged in the middle years. They will also address and dispel some of the myths about Waldorf mathematics along the way.

The Upper Grades Session will be lead by Ms. Lynne, our 7th/8th grade teacher. In this session, you will learn how the Waldorf Curriculum instills beauty, truth, and goodness in your children. Ms. Lynne will lead the group in activities and discussion and will share stories illustrating how these qualities come alive in our students during their 8-year journey through Waldorf education.

Space will be limited, so call the school at 562.434.8200 or email by February 2nd to reserve your spot. Reservations will be made on a first come basis.

Childcare is available for currently enrolled MVWS families only. Please call (562) 434-8200 or email to sign up for childcare. Cost is $10 per child and $5 for each additional sibling, paid directly to the childcare provider. Thank you in advance for paying in cash upon arrival!

From the Office


We will start collecting donations on Monday, February 5th. All donations are tax deductible. If you have questions, please contact Kari Rahni at (562) 537-7484.

Parent Village

Scrip - Go Mobile!

Did you know that you can effectively install a mobile app on your smartphone to purchase or reload ShopWithScrip gift cards and use them immediately to pay for purchases?   To install the app, visit  Once there, iPhone users can tap the up arrow icon at the very bottom of their screen (the icon that looks like an arrow in a square), then choose “add to home screen”. 

On an Android phone, tap the menu button in Chrome (probably 3 dots at the top right corner of the screen) and then choose “Add to homescreen”.  If you use Firefox for Android, press the menu button, click the “page” option, and then tap “Add to home screen”.  An icon will now appear on the home screen of your smartphone.

The great part about using MyScripWallet is that you can finish your shopping or ordering, and then purchase a ScripNow e-card or reload another existing card right before you are ready to pay (we often order cards while standing in line at Whole Foods and Starbucks, or right before submitting an order on  The clerk will scan the barcode on your phone and you can pay any remaining balance with cash or credit/debit card.  Any unused gift card balances can be used at a later time.

Remember to watch for ShopWithScrip bonuses (sometimes up to 25% scrip rates) and to complete any online ordering through either or to double up on scrip, earning through both the website and a purchased e-card.

Need help signing up for Scrip?  Get hands-on assistance at the Parent Village Meeting on Tuesday!

7th & 8th Grade Evergreen Class

Evergreens Love The Getty!

While we saw many fine masterpieces, we each chose three different works of art to do a more in-depth observation.  We then completed a write-up on all three.  We will include our observations in a essay.

We saw some great art, great architecture and a wonderful garden too.  We spent most of our time in the Medieval and Renaissance galleries, while the Shady Trees visited the Latin American exhibits.  We viewed artists, styles and themes that we have the studied the last two years. It was all amazing!
Waldorf Community


With Rachael Abbott

Saturdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 3

Join us for ongoing monthly Eurythmy workshops on The Rhythms of the Seasons: Let your body and soul become attuned to the rhythms of the seasons as we explore the colors, gestures, and forms of the weekly Soul Calendar through guided movement meditation. No previous experience is necessary. PUBLIC WELCOME.

Suggested donation, $25 per workshop

RACHAEL ABBOTT grew up in Spring Valley, NY. She performed with the Else Klink Ensemble for 3 years after completing her eurythmy training at the Eurythmeum. She presently teaches in the Pasadena Waldorf School.

Event Location:
Anthroposophical Society, Los Angeles Branch
110 Martin Alley
Pasadena, CA 91105
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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