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Me & My Baby Session II Begins
Wednesday, May 9th

5th Grade Pentathlon
Friday, May 11th

Spring Parent/Toddler Session Ends
Friday, May 11th

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, May 11th
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
*** TIME CHANGE ***

Spring Gala
Friday, May 18th
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Hosted by MOLAA

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, May 22nd
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

5th & 6th Grade Class Play
Thursday, May 24th

Faculty In-Service Day
Friday, May 25th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Parent Village Meeting
Tuesday, May 29th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Eurythmy Performance
Thursday, May 31st
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Held at Twain Elementary Auditorium

Strings Concert
Tuesday, June 5th

2nd Grade Class Play
Wednesday, June 6th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade Play Production
Thursday, June 7th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Me & My Baby Session II Ends
Wednesday, June 13th

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 14th

Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Community,
 
As we start walking through May, we are looking toward the next school year in many ways, including improving programming.  The Pedagogical Committee has been reflecting on our weekly schedule.  As you know, our days have been scheduled to end at 1:00 on Wednesdays to facilitate weekly faculty meetings.  With the growth of our curriculum and the need to stagger dismissal, we feel it is important to adjust our weekly schedule a bit next year to allow for one more lesson period.
 
For the 2018-2019 school year, our Wednesday dismissal schedule will be:
  • Preschool and Kindergarten will release at 1:15 as a normal day, supporting consistency.
  • Grades 1-8 will all release at 1:45, enabling them to have one more lesson period.
Thank you to our Gala Committee for everything they are doing to make our May 18th Gala so amazing!!  Did you know we are able to enter through the museum this year and spend time there before entering the beautiful sculpture garden?  I, for one, am very excited about celebrating our 10-year anniversary this way.  Plus, the theme of Enchanted Garden has enabled me to wear a repurposed fancy flowered tablecloth. ;-)  Please go to  mvgala.org to find all the details you need and purchase tickets!
 
This month, Discussion with the Dean will be Friday, May 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (note the different time).
Please bring your questions about Waldorf philosophy and how it can help you be the parent you want to be
This is adults-only, and RSVPs are helpful, but not necessary.  Bring your favorite beverage and an inquiring mind!
 
With gratitude for all of you,
Lisa
State of Our School Presentation
Thanks to everyone who came to our State of Our School presentation on April 25th. We had a good turnout and shared lots of information about what we have accomplished in the last year and where we want to go in the next year. If you were not able to attend, you can download a copy of the presentation below. And if you have any questions or comments you can always reach out to the Board of Trustees at: BoardOfTrustees@maplevillageschool.org.
From the Office
MVWS Store - Items of the Week!

This week’s featured items from our school store are hand made soaps from Sacred Waters and our metal drinking cups.  The three different soap scents offered are Vanilla Dream, Big Sky, and Orange Bay.  Each bar is selling for $6.  Our drinking cups come in small and large sizes.  The small cup is now $5 and large cup is $6.

We welcome you to come in and shop our school store in the Grove Room.

Thank you for your support!

Summer camp registration forms are available online HERE as well as in the office.  To register for summer baby & toddler classes, please email, call or stop by the office.
Photos
The Manzanta 4th grade class has come to the last day of Norse Mythology for the year. They were very sad about Ragnarokk and the destiny of the Goddesses & Gods, but we must carry on!

Parent Village

Hi Villagers - the Gala is quickly approaching and there is some incredible stuff up for grabs this year.  Here are a few things we want you to keep in mind (More info is available  www.MVGala.org)
 
DESSERT is scarce - start planning with your table now
 
* People are already preparing to bid on the McCARTHY DINNER - this is going to be a fierce competition - see the attached sheet for more info and get ready to BID
 
* Credit Cards will be accepted this year for all purchases (bar tickets, auction items, etc.) but the school incurs a fee for every transaction so CASH or CHECK are always preferred (and cash tips for bartenders) 
 
Gala Donations - we are still collecting GIFT CARDS, so if you own a business or frequent a local business and want to request a tax-deductible donation on our behalf please email me ASAP and I will gladly provide the forms
 
Gala Volunteers - anyone available for day-of set up and/or volunteer during the 
event - please email me ASAP 
 
with gratitude for all things Gala,
Andi
Want a Yearbook? Me too!

But right now we don’t have the photos we need to make it happen. We really need your photos. Like, really really. 

We are making it even easier for you to share your photos. You can upload your smart phone’s pictures directly to your class’s Shutterfly Site (or email to  mvwsyearbook@gmail.com). Please remember to include basic information about the photo. 

Types of Photos we need...
Candids or Posed for the following:
  • Parent/Tot
  • Me & My Baby
  • Winter Spiral
  • Field Trips
  • Spanish
  • Woodworking
  • Handwork (upper & lower grades)
  • Grades Work
  • Games
  • Gardening
  • Eurythmy
  • Music
  • Service
  • National Green Ribbon Award
  • Gala (be there!)
Please consider taking photos of these things if/when you are able. You won’t even get scolded ;) because we ALL want a yearbook! Let me know if you are able to go to campus with a great camera to get some great shots for us. That would be AMAZING!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Your hopeful but desperate Yearbook Chairperson,
Jo Hendrix
Waldorf Community

Screen-Free Week

WECAN has once again joined the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood in promoting screen-free week, which ends on Sunday!

We hope that your family and school community will also find ways to participate!

Click here for more information on how to get involved.

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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