Walk Through the Classes

Tuesday, March 20th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

1st, 5th & 6th Grade Parent Evening
Tuesday, March 20th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

4th Grade Class Play
Thursday, March 22nd

Spring Break
March 26th - April 6th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

2018-2019 Enrollment Open to New Families
Monday, April 2nd

Grades Open House
Saturday, April 14th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Felting Workshop
Sunday, April 15th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Me & My Baby Session I Ends
Wednesday, April 18th

Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 25th
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
As many of you know, next year Waldorf Education will be 100 years old.  We are ramping up to have an amazing birthday party!
This week, I was reminded of what an incredible support system we have.  Our administrators participate in AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools North America) webinars and networking forums.  Our teachers attend workshops, lectures and trainings at Waldorf Institutes, our neighboring schools invite us to events and we invite them to ours.  I actually participate in two video calls a month with Waldorf schools all over the United States and Canada: One with other Pedagogical Administrators from smaller schools like ours, and one with any size school.  We all see each other in little boxes on our screens and discuss topics of the month. I learn so much from others in my same position about best practices in their schools. Often, what I share with others about our school is very helpful to them. 
Yesterday, I was so busy, I nearly did not call into the general session.  But low and behold, I ran to my laptop and signed on.  To my amazement, I had alone time with the AWSNA Executive Director (who facilitates the call) and then one other administrator with many years of experience joined us from Whistler, British Columbia.  What did this mean? Would they cancel the call? No. It turned into one whole hour of, “Well, Lisa, what questions do you have for us?”  I could not believe my luck.  I looked through my notes and asked question after question. At the end, I said, “I definitely did not expect this hour to be dedicated to Maple Village.” They said, “That is what you get for calling in!”
On that note: Alice, Dan, Pam and I will be headed to a regional Waldorf Administrator meeting at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge on Thursday afternoon.  We will be leaving campus at 12:00.  Ms. Kelley will be in the office from 12:00 - 2:00, and Ms. Ciana will be in the office from 2:00 - 5:00 to take messages. Ms. Kathy and Mr. Basil will also stay on campus in the afternoon to help wherever needed. 
Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday!
From the Office

Save the Date!

The Board of Trustees
Invites you to a
State of the School Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, April 25th
6:00 p.m. - Sign-In, Refreshments and Meet the Board
6:30 p.m. (Hard Start) - 8:30 p.m.

Street Sweeping Parking

During street sweeping days (Thursday and Friday), the city has agreed not to ticket cars parked on the street sweeping side during dismissal times.  Please note that this applies ONLY to to cars parked between the corner of 6th & Termino up to the first alleyway on the east side of Termino, the same corner down to 4018 6th St. on the south side of 6th, and the same corner to our next-door neighbor's driveway on the north side of 6th St.

MVWS Store - Featured Item of the Week

The purchase of a Waldorf Wall Calendar supports Summerfield Waldorf School families whose homes were damaged or lost in the wildfires of October 2017.  This is a 15-month calendar that showcases students' work in the fine arts from Kindergarten through High School.  The calendar runs from January 2018 through March 2019.

Calendars are $18 each and can be purchased in the office via cash, check or credit card.  Thank you for your support!

Parent Village

Scrip Update

Register your credit, debit, and loyalty cards to earn scrip dollars automatically through

When you set up an account with eScrip ( and choose Maple Village as your nonprofit to support, you can register your credit, debit, and loyalty cards (and associated phone numbers) with eScrip to earn scrip dollars for Maple Village automatically by paying with those cards at many restaurants and local businesses such as Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres, Café Sevilla, La Traviata, La Parolaccia, The Pie Hole Long Beach, The Marketplace Grill & Café, Tavern on 2,  and 4th and Olive, as well as many fast food restaurants such as Wendy’s and McDonald’s.

Note that eScrip dining earns 2.5% for Maple Village up front and then another 2.5% if you complete the online survey emailed to you afterwards.

To register your cards and phone numbers, sign in and click on “My eScrip” near the top of the page (or “Manage Account” mid-page), go to the section “Cards & Phone Numbers registered to earn when you shop”, and click on “Edit”.

If you don’t want to register your cards and phone numbers with eScrip, you can still earn scrip dollars by doing your online shopping through the eScrip Online Mall (or, for Amazon, shopping through and choosing Maple Village as your target non-profit).

Upcoming Scrip bonuses on

On the separate scrip website,, that earns scrip primarily through ScripNow E-gift card purchases, here is a sample of the upcoming scrip bonuses, all effective March 17-30:

Bass Pro Shops:  9% 12%

JC Penney:  5% 6%

Home Depot:  4% 7%

Shutterfly:  9% 11%

Some new retailers offering ScripNow E-gift cards on

Some new retailers/vendors now offering ScripNow E-gift cards that can be bought and used electronically, on your smartphone or otherwise, include:

Uber and Uber Eats:  Both 3%

Amazon Prime Memberships:  8% (pay for the $99 Prime membership renewal with an E-card and earn $8 for Maple Village)

REI:  8%

Air BnB:  5%

Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn:  Both 8%

All the Evergreens did very well on their physics exam this last week!
Once a year, I have an oral examination whereby the students must work together in teams to formulate an answer, explain their ideas and understanding and then present this to the class.  It is set up in a game show format, which they love, but it also allows them to develop some very good communication and presentation skills.
They all did wonderfully well on this occasion with their recent block of physics.  They not only came up with perceptive, well thought-out answers but they also progressed their understanding even further by comparing and contrasting the results of their different experiments in optics, aerodynamics and hydraulics.  Since their experiments were discovery-based, they were encouraged to use their observations to draw upon their own insights for a more thorough comprehension of the phenomena.
Impressive work, Evergreens!  Everyone passed and also helped their team win high scores!
Waldorf Community
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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