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
6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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

Kindergarten May Faire
Saturday, June 2nd
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Held at Marina Vista Park

Strings & Chorus Concert
Tuesday, June 5th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Held at Grace First Presbyterian Church

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.

3rd Grade Class Play
Monday, June 11th

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

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 14th

Summer Camp Begins
Monday, June 18th

Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Community,
Guess what happened this week?!
Last month, I informed you that we were the one private school in the state to be nominated by the California Department of Education for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon award.  Since then, we have just been waiting to see if we are confirmed.
On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of Education announced that Maple Village Waldorf School is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees!  We are one of only six private schools in the nation (there are also 40 public schools).
I received this from the Director of the program:
"This award acknowledges your school’s commitment to sustainable practices.  We commend your school for its leadership in facilities, health, and environmental education.  Your school is representative of promising practices to improve achievement and equity, not only for aspiring green schools, but for all schools. 
We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on September 19th, 2018 and to working with you to share your success story, so that others may learn from your example.”
In a follow up email to me, she said:
"Maple Village was one of the most outstanding nominees we received this year."
We just receive a quote from the Mayor of Long Beach:
"Maple Village has a great philosophy of having little to zero waste and farm to table education for their students, and I am proud that they have been selected as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education” says Mayor Robert Garcia. “As a city that strives to be a leader in sustainability, we are happy to see our schools getting such recognition.”
You are able to read about our school here (on page 28):
So, once again - Congratulations to you all! We could not have received this without the dedication of teachers, staff, parents and students, along with the partnerships from the City of Long Beach, Tree People, and Farm Lot 59.  Thank you for walking the walk with us, and see you at the Gala tonight!
With appreciation,
From the Office
5th & 6th Grade Shady Trees Class Play

Roma Amor!
Thursday, May 24th
6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
MVWS Social Hall

Tickets are $5 each.  Including sweet & savory food sale; donations welcome.
SAVE THE DATE! Last Parent Village Meeting of the Year!

Tuesday, May 29th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
MVWS Social Hall 

Enjoy free childcare (reservation required) while getting updated on what our fabulous MVWS committees have been up to. We’ll celebrate what we’ve accomplished, "10 years and growing," and brainstorm an excellent plan for the exciting events ahead. New Committee Chairs will also be discussed, so start thinking about whether you would like to step in! Let’s not forget how important it is to come together as a parent body and be an active part of what makes MVWS so beautiful for our children. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Your PV chair, Reggie. :)
MVWS School Store - Items of the Week

We have woven baskets of different sizes and colors in the school store.  If you would like to purchase an extra large round basket, we will special order them for you at the low, low price of $29.50 each.  We also have a variety of greeting cards for $3 each.
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.
Parent Village
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 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
Have you ever wanted to understand the foundations of Waldorf Education?
Here is one opportunity at WSOC!
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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