Grades 6-8
Medieval Games
Wednesday, Feb. 6th
@ Journey School

Winter Parent/Toddler Session Ends

Friday, Feb. 8th

Valentine's Bake Sale
Wednesday, Feb. 13th
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Valentine Potluck
Friday, Feb. 15th
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
@ Marina Vista Park

Heavy Baby Doll Making Class
Sunday, Feb. 17th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Details in flyer below.

Presidents' Day
Monday, Feb. 18th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Teacher Development Days
Feb. 19th - Feb. 22nd
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Spring Parent/Toddler Session Begins
Tuesday, Feb. 26th

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Feb. 26th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Experience the Grades
Tuesday, Feb. 26th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*** NEW DATE ***

Spring Me & My Baby Session Begins
Thursday, Feb. 28th
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
Thank you so much to all of you who attended our Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday evening. We had a large turn-out, which was so good to see. The Board gave a very clear presentation, and they were able to answer many important questions from parents.
Here is the message brought at the beginning, middle and end of the evening, which is so important to know, lest you thought anything different: 
Our school is absolutely not closing!
This is a change in course. The boat is not sinking.
We are growing up, and we have a tight, strategic plan
to move forward. 
Overall, the school is forging forth with more accountability, and people have given much feedback about leaving the meeting more connected, empowered, positive and on the same page. The Board has let me know they are receiving many emails from parents who want to help reach out to connections and work together to find solutions.  
 A summary of the presentation will be sent to all families early next week. 
This morning, at Discussion with the Dean, we had a good conversation about  “The Gift of No.” We focused on giving children healthy boundaries and  teaching them they cannot have everything they want when they want it. (I know, right?) This enables the children to grow into responsible, balanced adults.   Please read the article here for support and motivation!
Please note: Due to a low number of reservations, we are postponing Experience the Grades to the evening of  Tuesday, February 26th.  We felt this timing would be much better for our community. See below for details. 
Have a safe, rainy-day weekend,

Note from the Business Office


Statements showing outstanding balances as of January 31, 2019 were emailed out yesterday.  Please review this document and email
 with any questions, concerns or discrepancies.


If you are current with your account, you did not receive a statement.


Thank you,

Business Office

From the Office

From the Board: New 10-Day Delinquent Payment Policy

Dear friends, families of Maple Village School,

As the Board examines our financial picture, we see how many families are waiting until the very last minute (or sometimes later) to pay their school fee invoices.  This significantly impacts our cash flow, as well as the hours the business office must spend on following through.  In the past, payments have been deemed delinquent after 30 days, just before the next payment is due.

In an effort to bring us all into a higher level of accountability, we decided to change this policy from 30 days to 10 days, after which the delinquent payment process will be triggered.  After the second late payment, we will require a credit card to be on file.  This policy change will take effect  today on February 1st.  We appreciate this shift in dates may cause some discomfort at first, but please recognize we are implementing this change in order to be fair to our administration and our teachers, and to minimize the hours of impact on our business office.

To review: the delinquent payment policy (late fee, potential financial suspension of student[s]) will now be triggered when the payment is 10 days late, and we will require a credit card to be on file after the second late payment.  This policy is effective February 1st.

Thank you for your understanding and support of our school,
The MVWS Board of Trustees:

Darshi Balasuriya

Elizabeth Seward

Chip McCarthy

Billie Gentry

Pam Villano

Paola Schouten

Kathy Rinden

Experience the Grades

Come be a Waldorf student for the evening! Join Ms. Paola and Mrs. Reilly as they take you through lessons of the early grades and upper grades. Experience firsthand how Waldorf education teaches as a while and prepares for a lifetime of learning.

This event is open to current Waldorf parents and prospective parents who have already attended a tour, walkthrough, or open house at MVWS.

Tuesday, February 26th, 6-8pm
RSVP is required to or 562-434-8200
Adults only, please.

MVWS Store Spotlight

These limited edition professionally recorded Stargazing Concert CDs are only $15 each!  Enjoy the talents of Ms. Lisa and the Maple Village People band all year round with your family.

Parent Village
Now Enrolling
Heavy Baby Doll Making Class
Please join Kari and Francesca for a heavy baby doll making class on 
Sunday, February 17 from 10-12pm in the Grove Room
Heavy Baby Dolls are weighted bunting dolls that are wonderful gifts for little ones to hug and love. The dolls are filled with lavender-infused millet, providing an enriching sensory experience of real baby feel and pleasing, calming scent. The process of making one and pouring your love into it alongside others is a lovely experience. We hope you will join us!
Workshop cost: $90 including all supplies
Please email to RSVP
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: (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

   Waldorf Community
WISC and the Anthroposophical Society are pleased to offer you this rare opportunity to learn from Craig and Henrike Holdrege from the Nature Institute. 
Please note that this event is at the Rudolf Steiner Community Center in Pasadena!
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, or visit our website.
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