Updated calendar, orientation info, enrollment reminders, and more inside!
Early Childhood Orientation 
Wednesday, Aug. 29th 
4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
See details below. 

Grades 1-8 Orientation 
Thursday, Aug. 30th 
4:45 p.m - 8:30 p.m. 
See details below. 

First Day of School 
Tuesday, Sept. 4th 
See details below.

Stargazing Concert
Saturday, Sept. 8th
5:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
More details TBA.

Fall Parent/Toddler Session Begins
Tuesday, Sept. 11th

Me & My Baby Fall Session Begins
Thursday, Sept. 13th
From the Office
Enrollment Reminders

Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer!  As the start of school is rapidly approaching (TWO WEEKS!), I wanted to give a gentle reminder that all student files must be complete before school begins.  If you have not yet, please turn in your:

  • 2018-2019 signed enrollment contract
  • child's updated vaccination records
  • enrollment packet (new students only)
  • payment of registration and supply fees

The office will follow up with families who do not have complete files.  Also, please remember that the first tuition payment of the year for families on monthly payment plans was due on August 1st, with the second payment coming up on September 1st.

For Parent/Toddler and Me & My Baby families, fall session tuition must be paid before class begins.

As always, if you have questions about your student's file, please contact me.  All financial/billing questions should be sent to Pam.

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Stargazing Concert

Saturday, September 8th
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Maple Village Waldorf School presents:
Stargazing - Songs to Inspire and Connect
Our Annual Back To School Concert led by:
Maple Village Teachers and Community Members

Bring your picnic dinner, blanket/chairs and electric or propane lanterns, as we will end in the dark.
Free Admission | Suggested Donation is $20 / family to help cover the cost of the location reservation.
***This event is for MVWS families only (not open to the public).***

Dear Maple Village Community,
Are you ready for Orientation - with your child's earthquake kit??  Our administrative team, teachers and Board continue to be busy planning for the new school year!  Please mark your calendars with these important dates and see our yearly calendar above (click for bigger version). 
Also, please note that attendance at Orientation is required for at least one parent/caregiver of every student, and that Maple Village will not be providing childcare. Additionally, your child’s new earthquake kit will be collected on your Orientation evening (Parent/Toddler students exempt). 
8/29 WednesdayParent/Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation
  • 4:45pm - 5:25pm: Check-In at tables in play yard
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Group meeting in the Social Hall
  • 6:45pm - 8:00pm: Class meetings in classrooms
8/30 ThursdayAll Grades Orientation
  • 4:45pm - 5:25pm: Check-In at tables in play yard (Grades 1-3)
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Grades 1-3 class meetings in classrooms
  • 6:15pm - 6:40: Check-In at tables in play yard (Grades 4-8)
  • 6:45pm - 7:30pm: Group meeting in the Social Hall
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Grades 4-8 class meetings in classrooms
9/3 MondayLabor Day (no school)  
9/4 TuesdayFirst Day of School / Bridge Ceremony
  • 8:30 Bell for Grades
  • 10:00 Kindergarten late start
  • 10:00 Sweet Pea Preschool late start (Poppies start Wed.)

9/11 TuesdayParent/Toddler Fall Session Begins

9/13 ThursdayMe & My Baby Fall Session Begins

Lastly,  click here to view a PDF calendar for the full school year. Printed copies will be available at Orientation and in the office.
Lisa & Alice
Now Enrolling
Parent/Toddler Fall Session

We still have spots available in the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday classes for our fall session of Parent/Toddler!  If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Alice ASAP.  This program usually has a waitlist, so now is the time to join!  Here are the session details:

Tuesday, Wednesday*, Thursday, or Friday
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
First Day:  September 11/12/13/14
Last Day:  November 6/7/8/9
Cost:  $295, all fees included

*Wednesday class will continue to be an outdoor class at Mae Boyar Park in Lakewood.  All other classes are held on the MVWS campus.

We also offer a discount for registering for the whole upcoming school year!  Families have the option to register for all three Parent/Toddler sessions upfront for $810, guaranteeing your spot on the day of your choice for Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions.  You will save $75 on registration fees and also receive half off our Preschool application fee ($50, down from $100), for a total savings of $125. Otherwise, registering for each session individually will be $295 per session.

Spots in each of the classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Me & My Baby Fall Session

Ms. Francesca will be leading a new session of Me & My Baby classes this fall!  Spots are still available; please help us get the word out to parents of babies aged 6-16 months.

Me & My Baby is a 9-week class designed for both of you – a unique opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers at this incredible time in your baby’s life. Drawing inspiration from many sources including RIE and Waldorf, Me & My Baby offers a place to connect, observe your child’s growth, and discuss child development and parenting in a warm, supportive environment. Come meet us once a week, share your joys and frustrations, and celebrate the journey together.  This class is for babies 6 – 16 months old and their parent or caregiver.

Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Fall 2018 Session: September 13th – November 8th

Tuition: $225 total per 9-week session

Seeking Housing and Vehicle for Mr. Dupuis 

Our amazing Eurythmy teacher, Mr. Dupuis, has moved to Northern California, but he has agreed to come back to do a 7-week block with our students! We are seeking volunteers to provide him with housing (a room in a house will work wonderfully) and any extra vehicle (car, moped, etc.) from September 17 - November 5. Please contact Lisa if you are able to help.  Sebastien will also be offering adult classes while he is here (see below!)

Adult Classes with Sebastien Dupuis

Thursdays: September 20 - November 1 (7 weeks)
1:15-2:25 Eurythmy
Why do we do Eurythmy in Waldorf schools? Come experience live music and poetry through flowing movement with others. An introduction to the new art of speech and tone eurythmy. 
2:30-4:00 Anthroposophical Study
Through observation, practical exercises and study we will explore how Anthroposophy (the philosophy at the source of Waldorf education) can help us acquire a deeper experience of the social question, liberty of thought, and a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the human being.
We will work with a lecture by Rudolf Steiner:  https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Dates/19161010p01.html
Please sign up in the MVWS office (participant minimum 4, maximum 16).
You may drop in to individual classes ($10 each) or register for both classes for all 7 weeks ($100).  Cash or checks (made out to Sebastien Dupuis) are accepted.
If finances are a constraint, other exchanges can be possible - please contact Sebastien.
Waldorf Community

Support for the Meadowbrook Waldorf School

Dear friends,

On Sunday, July 29th, lightning struck Meadowbrook Waldorf School and started a devastating fire. Despite the efforts of more than 250 fire fighters, the building that was home to students in the nursery through grade 8 and many alumni from years past is now a total loss.

Now each new day brings to awareness the enormity of what has happened, and the many needs that arise as a result of the fire. The faculty plans to reopen in September in a new rented location, and their positive attitude amd focus on the future is inspiring; they are very aware that a school is much more than a physical building.

We hope that you might consider how you might offer support through good thoughts, a contribution to their GoFundMe campaign, sending a check to the school or by donating play materials and handmade items. The teachers have already received many donations of Waldorf dolls and one whole story with marionette figures. But they are requesting the items in the list below, which they think might be easier for Waldorf teadhers to find and donate:

  • Silk Marionettes for ‘Spindlewood’ (for our Martinmas in November); medium sized: 1 girl, 1 old gnome, 1 mother earth.

For 3 classrooms:

  • Picture and story books for children (for classrooms and library); books for teachers and parents (Waldorf, Kim John Payne)
  • Natural play blocks (from actual small branches), castle pieces and wooden play clips
  • Play Cups and saucers, wood mushrooms (Heartwood arts type)
  • Sheepskins ( total up to 12)
  • Small and large crystals (we searched but found none in the debris!)
  • Large Prints/pictures/seasonal felt pictures for the wall

Meadowbrook parent Peggy Bogus at pegbogus@gmail.com is now trying to coordinate items donated for the early childhood classrooms.

At moments like this, our invisible community becomes quite visible and is an enormous source of support, for which the teachers at Meadowbrook already send their thanks.

Meadowbrook GoFundMe Campaign

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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