🎆 Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 🎆
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 21st
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Walk Through the Classes

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Spring Parent/Toddler Reenrollment Opens
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd

First Grade Readiness Talk
Thursday, Jan. 24th
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Childcare available
*** NEW DATE ***

Yard Sale
Saturday, Jan. 26th
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pre-sale starts 1/25

Spring Me & My Baby Enrollment Opens
Monday, Jan. 28th

All-School Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 30th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
MVWS Social Hall

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, Feb. 1st
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
The Grove Room

Experience the Grades
Tuesday, Feb. 5th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Winter Parent/Toddler Session Ends
Friday, Feb. 8th
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
Welcome back to a new year!  I hope all of you had a restorative break.  I loved having our boys home from college.  There is nothing like having them back in their rooms, at the dinner table and everyone together.  One night, they all three jumped on each other for a friendly wrestle, and I flashed back to when I would shout at them, “Get off your brother!”  And now I was just laughing along with my men.
I am happy to say this week went very smoothly, aside from a few illnesses that still continue to spread.  Please remember to keep your children home if they show signs of fever, nausea, extreme coughing/congestion, etc.  From our Parent Handbook (p. 15):

Please be sure your child is well enough to participate in all activities before returning to school.  A child who has had a fever may return when their temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours.  Remember to advise the office of any contagious or transmittable illnesses so that the teachers and parents of exposed children can be notified.

We did come back to a HUGE mound of Lost & Found items, which are mostly jackets.  Often at recess, children shed their jackets and then forget to pick them up.  If they are labeled with names, this makes is much easier to get them back to you.  Please label all outer clothing (jackets, sweatshirts, extra shirts, boots, etc.) and water bottles, with your child’s name.
The next Discussion with the Dean will be on Friday, February 1st from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., and the topic will be The Gift of ’No’.  This will be applicable to all ages.
Also, please save the date and line up childcare for our annual Experience the Grades on the evening of Tuesday, February 5th!  This is a once-a-year chance to come and be a student for an evening in a lower grades and upper grades class and allows an inside look at how we teach.
Have a wonderful weekend!
From the Office
Morning Care Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to sign students in to morning care on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 8:10 - 8:30 a.m.  This will count towards your volunteer hours.  Please  let the office know if you can help us!
Aftercare Wishlist

Hi Maple Village families!

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

  • 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
Please leave any and all items on the list in the Grove marked "Aftercare Donation". Thank you so much in advance!
Ms. Ciana and the Aftercare Staff
Parent Village
Scrip Update

Hello Villagers,

Please place your Shop With Scrip plastic gift card orders by January 15.  As always, I can order cards as long as we are making more money than we are spending on shipping.  Some good cards to look into are for groceries (Vons/Albertsons, Sprouts), gas, and Visa and American Express cards, which can be used anywhere.  Work on your Scrip donation ($75/family in earnings for the school) to offset any extra payments at the end of the year!

Questions? Email  scrip@maplevillageschool.org
Now Enrolling
Hello Beautiful Maple Village Parents,
Happy Happy New Year!  We hope you have all had a most wonderful, peaceful and family filled break. We have missed you and are excited to get back to working with your incredible children. Class info below and detailed flyer above.
Creative Actors Studio
Home of KITE
Is Thrilled to announce:
 Drama/Story telling at Maple Village
Grades: 1-6
When: Fridays Jan 11- March 8th ( 8 week session, see attached flyer for detailed dates, Please note there is no class on Feb 22nd)
Where: Maple Village Waldorf School
Time: 3-4:30pm
Cost: $275 ( due on or before the first day of class, please reach out to Ms. Hara if this presents a problem for you.)
Tuition: can be paid via paypal at:  haralewis26@gmail.com (please choose the friends and family tab) or checks can be made to KITE.

Red Rose Co. After School Activities


Tuesday:  3rd grade to 8th grade, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  Kindergarten to 8th grade, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students will be driven to Marina Vista Park from school in the Red Rose Co. van.  Parents pick up at Marina Vista Park.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Annette Parry at 949-981-3749 or redroseco.info@gmail.com.

   Waldorf Community

Parent Education Evening with Kim John Payne at Journey School

Journey School is thrilled to announce that internationally renowned author and family counselor Kim John Payne will be sharing his wisdom at a Journey School hosted talk on Mon. Jan 28th from 7-8:30pm. All adults are invited. Purchase $10 tickets on our website at  http://www.journeyschool.net/parent-education-evening-with-kim-john-payne/  
You may have seen him at Harvest Faire; your grade-school students have had classes with him.  Mike Fry, of Let’s Jump LA, Maple Village’s jump rope coach, is offering Friday afternoon jump rope classes at MMS Dance Studio in Long Beach.  See flyer above for location, time and registration information. Let’s jump!
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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