Grades 1-8 Grandparents & Special Friends Day is this Wednesday!
Parent Handwork Morning
Monday, Oct. 22nd
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1st & 2nd Grade Parent Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day for Grades
Wednesday, Oct. 24th

4th Grade Parent Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 25th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Coffee with the Board
Saturday, Oct. 27th
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Parent Handwork Morning
Monday, Oct. 29th
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Lagoon Day

Thursday, Nov. 1st

Parent Handwork Morning
Monday, Nov. 5th
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lantern Walk
Thursday, Nov. 8th
Details TBA.

Parent/Toddler Fall Session Ends
Friday, Nov. 9th

Veterans' Day
Monday, Nov. 12th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Me & My Baby Fall Session Ends
Friday, Nov.16th

Harvest Faire
Saturday, Nov. 17th
Held at Campfire USA

Thanksgiving Break
November 19th - 23rd
*** NO SCHOOL ***
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
This week we enjoyed our visit from Lou Harvey-Zahra.  She provided our Early Childhood teachers with a fantastic workshop on Positive Discipline in the classroom.  This includes identifying the values we want to hold in the classroom and then modeling our communication to children based on those values. These values include gratitude, kindness, patience, respect, helpfulness,  and “having a go” at something (I love Australian dialect). We also talked about helping children to literally breathe through things, what simple effective communication sounds like and working with motor movement through games. 
Lou’s lecture that same night was outstanding! We had many parents express gratitude for her clarity in the stages of child development, what that looks and sounds like (with much humor) and how to reach and guide them through these stages with love. She also connected Waldorf education and how our curriculum meets them right where they are.  This lecture was recorded and will be available soon for a viewing fee.  Stay tuned! 
Ms. Lisa’s desk, filled with Talking Rocks, Stacking Rocks, and Love buttons from Lou
Next Tuesday, Pam, Alice, Kari and I will be attending our regional ANA (Administrative Network of AWSNA) conference in Orange County in the afternoon. It is always so rewarding to gain the support of the seven other Waldorf schools in our Southern California region on many topics we all share.  
We are gearing up for our first Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Wednesday! See information below. 
Have a beautiful weekend,
From the Office
Grandparents & Special Friends Day - Grades 1-8
Dear Grandparents & Special Friends,

You're in for a treat this coming Wednesday, October 24th, for our first-ever Grandparents & Special Friends assembly!  Each grade will shower you with the delightful nuggets of curriculum they've been working on.  Afterwards, you will get to hear our Dean of Education share what makes Maple Village such a special place.  Finally, your special day will continue in the classroom where students will show you more of their work -- main lesson books, songs, music and more!

If you have questions about the day, we ask that you contact class teachers directly.  Please also RSVP through your Evite if you haven't already!  This event is for Grades 1-8 families only.

Parents, feel free to send this message (or the whole Bulletin!) along to your child's grandparents and special friends :)
Coffee with the Board
Please join members of the Board of Trustees for an informal conversation over tea or coffee on Saturday October 27, 9:30 to 11:30 in the Social Hall. This is the first of a series planned for this year.
We want to know what's on your mind, how we can work together to support this vibrant community at Maple Village, and we will attempt to respond to questions you may have. 
Tea and light refreshments will be provided. 
As this is an adult conversation, please make other appropriate arrangements for your children. Childcare will not be provided.
On behalf of the Board, we look forward to meeting you there!
Darshi Balasuriya (President)
Elizabeth Seward (Vice President)


Extended Day Program

Now that September extended day invoices have been sent out, we would like to remind parents to please read through our entire Extended Day Program Information handout thoroughly to prevent surprises on your bill.  This handout, along with annual pass and standing reservation contract forms, can be found on our website for your reference.  (Printed copies are also available in the office.)

To make or modify an extended day reservation, contact the front office.  For questions about billing, payment or your account, please contact Pam.

Want to set up automatic recurring payments?  Electronic transfer of funds (credit card and bank transfers) accepted!
Please fill out this form for the 2018-2019 school year (tuition and/or extended day payments) and return it to the front office or email it to  

Parent Village
Parent Handwork - Monday Mornings

Harvest Faire is just around the corner!  Please join us this Monday, Oct. 22nd from 9:15-11:30 for handwork in the Grove.  We will be working on crafts to prepare for our upcoming Harvest Faire and the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade.  It's a nice way to meet and talk with other parents, and you get volunteer credits!

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).  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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