School pictures will be taken Tuesday & Wednesday - schedule inside!
School Pictures
October 2nd & 3rd
See schedule below.

3rd Grade Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

6th/7th & 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

5th Grade Parent Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 11th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Rummage Sale
Friday, Oct. 12 & Saturday, Oct. 13
Willow Class Fundraiser

Faculty In-Service Day
Monday, Oct. 15th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Oct. 16th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
RSVP Required

Lou Harvey-Zahra Lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 16th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Open to the public!

1st, 2nd & 4th Grade Parent Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day for Grades
Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Details TBA
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Community,
It has been wonderful to be back! Thank you for all of your support and excitement over our achievements as a school. Please visit our plaque and our certificate from Senator Kamala Harris in our hallway!
I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Grades Michaelmas Challenge Games at the park yesterday.  Thank you to our Games teaching team Ciana Lee and Annette Parry and to all our grades teachers for their work at each station. Up to this point, the students have been hearing stories of St. George and the Dragon. These are stories of meeting obstacles, rising to the challenges with determination and overcoming them
Upon arrival, our students and teachers formed a large circle and recited a verse of courage.  Then the students' names were called out and put into team families. These families are made up of members from each grade, so all children of different ages are working together. Our middle school students were their leaders, as at this age, they are ready for responsibility (and realizing the difficulties). :-)
Each family rotated to the different events, demonstrating their skills, taking risks, working through obstacles and most importantly working together as a team. For me, I was looking at one of the reasons our school stands out.  These children were working as a community. They were socializing with children they donโ€™t know well, listening carefully and following peer guidance and instructions.  The middle school students were able to help younger ones embark on new experiences.  The children were not competing, but were instead supporting each other and working together for the sake of their family.  
If you have Grades students, please ask them about their experience! 
From the Office
School Picture Days Schedule

It's that time of year again! Schedule those hair cuts, pick those outfits, clean their faces and send them off for their school picture! 

We welcome back the talented photographer Shana Cassidy for her fourth year at MVWS. She will be staged in our Preschool courtyard area.  Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, October 2nd
  • 8:30-9:00  Manzanita 5th Grade
  • 9:00-10:00 Sweet Pea Preschool
  • 10:00-10:45 Willow 3rd Grade
  • 10:45-11:45  Sunflower Kindergarten
  • 11:45-12:30 Laurel 1st Grade
  • 12:30-1:00  Cottonwood 4th Grade
Wednesday, October 3rd
  • 7:45-8:00 Open for teacher singles
  • 8:00 Group Faculty Photo & Remaining Singles
  • 8:30-9:00 Shady Trees 6th/7th & 8th Grade
  • 9:00-9:30 Class Photographs
  • 9:30-10:30 Poppy Preschool
  • 10:30-11:15 Larkspur Kindergarten
  • 11:15-12:00 Palm 2nd Grade
MVWS Store Spotlight

Did you love the Stargazing concert? 
We have professionally recorded CDs available from our 2012 and 2014 concerts for $18 each.  Supplies are limited!

Parent Village
Shady Trees Middle School Grades 6, 7 & 8 sewing with concentration in handwork class with Ms. Ririko at their new desks in their new middle school classroom.
Now Enrolling
After-School Theatre for Grades Students - Sign Up Now!

We are excited to welcome KITE back this year, bringing their amazing theatre program to students in grades 1-8!  KITE will meet after school is dismissed on Friday afternoons.  For more information or to enroll your child, please email KITE at
Adult Classes with Sebastien Dupuis

Thursdays: September 20 - November 1 (7 weeks)

New times - there's still space to join!
1:00-2:00 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. 
2:00-3:30 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:
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
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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