Happy HARVEST FAIRE!
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Calendar
Harvest Faire
Saturday, Nov. 17th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Held at Camp Fire USA

Thanksgiving Break
November 19th - 23rd
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Nov. 27th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Parent/Toddler Winter Session Begins
Tuesday, Nov. 27th

1st Grade Readiness Talk
Thursday, Nov. 29th
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Preschool Parent Night
Thursday, Nov. 29th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday, Dec. 1st
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 1st

Explore Waldorf Education
Tuesday, Dec. 4th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, Dec. 7th
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Winter Spiral
Sunday, Dec. 9th & Monday, Dec. 10th
Schedule & details TBA.
Letter from our Dean
Dear Harvest-Faire Go-ers! 
 
We are all incredibly excited for tomorrow!!  Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to make this event a huge success.  I send added gratitude to  Kari Rahni for organizing everything so professionally. I am personally excited to be in the fairy village and to also join with the Maple Village People again to perform an encore to our Stargazing Concert! I often find that people who come to our Harvest Faire get a really good idea of who we are. This is our time to shine. Please bring friends!
 
We have a very busy few weeks following Harvest Faire.  Many of our events are designed to inform people about our school for possible enrollment, so if you have friends who are interested in a Waldorf education, please let them know about the events listed below. We return to school on November 26th, and have a Walk Through the Classes the very next day. 
 
Saturday, December 1st:  10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.: Open House for potential families. This is  not an Open House to see your own child’s work, but rather a time for parents and students to come and tour our site, meet teachers, do activities in each room and learn more about our school. This might also be a great time for Early Childhood families to come and tour the classes to come! 
 
Saturday, December 1st Belmont Shore Parade!!!  We are honored to be walking in the parade this year, and we would love you to join us! Please see information below for instructions and SAVE THIS DATE!!
 
Tuesday, December 4th - 6:00 - 8:00 p,m.Annual Explore Waldorf Night.   What is Waldorf?? What does it mean for Early Childhood, the Grades and beyond?  We will have a panel of teachers, parents, high school students and Waldorf Alumni to share their experiences with you. There is ample time for Q&A.  This event is free and open to the public. 
(This is an adult-only evening, so please set up childcare).
 
Friday, December 7th - 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. : Discussion with the Dean.  The topic will be  Simplifying the Holiday Season: Finding Peace, Meaning and Sanity! This event is adult only and free to our parents/caregivers. RSVP’s are helpful. 
 
So, get your calendars out, and get ready! 

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,
Lisa
From the Office
See You Tomorrow!!!
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Morning Care Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to sign students in to morning care on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  This will count towards your volunteer hours.  Please  let the office know if you can help us.  Thank you to Gehisa & Mahsa for helping us out on the other days of the week!
Aftercare Wishlist

Hi Maple Village families!

Cleaning out some cupboards before the holidays? Forgot to donate some stuff to the rummage sale last month?
 
Good news! Aftercare is looking for a few more games and other household items for donation:

  • A few bedspreads/large blankets for group sit-down activities
  • Mancala
  • Checkers 
  • Chess
  • Uno
  • Connect 4
  • Soccer balls and Basketballs
  • Yoga mats to be repurposed as nap mats
  • A few small trash cans
  • Blackout or heavy curtains to aid in our early childhood resting environment
  • Help with repairing or replacing the backboard of the basketball hoop
Please leave any and all items on the list in the Grove, marked "Aftercare Donation". Thank you so much in advance!
 
Kindly,
Mr. Dan and the Aftercare Staff
Parent Village
Belmont Shore Christmas Parade


Save the date!

Saturday, December 1st

We will be walking with the MVWS community. All are welcome! Please bring water and snacks for your family; we will be using our lanterns from the Lantern Walk and handing out small handmade items to children in the crowd.  More details forthcoming.

Now Enrolling

Parent/Toddler Winter Session - Open Enrollment

Enrollment is now open to all for our upcoming winter session of Parent/Toddler classes!  If you know someone with a young child who might like to join us, please send them this info.  Here are the session details:

 

Tuesday, Wednesday*, Thursday, or Friday

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

First Class:  week of November 26th

Last Class:  week of February 4th

No Class:  weeks of December 24th or 31st (school closed for Winter Break)

Cost:  $295, all fees included

*Wednesday class will continue to be an outdoor explorers class at Mae Boyar Park in Lakewood.  We would love to have some more families join us!

To register, please contact Alice in the office.  Spots in each of the classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Currently all classes have openings - you can check the status of each class  on our website.

Thank you for helping to spread the word!  This class often has a waitlist so now is the perfect time for new families to join.
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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