No school next week - see you on the 25th!
Contents
Calendar
Heavy Baby Doll Making Class
Sunday, Feb. 17th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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.

Spring Me & My Baby Session Begins
Thursday, Feb. 28th

Parent Village Meeting
Thursday, March 7th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free childcare!

Discussion with the Dean
Friday, March 8th
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
*** NEW DATE ***

Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday, March 9th
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
 
I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day yesterday.  I was so touched to see the students presenting each other with homemade cards and gifts.  In Ms. Katy’s 2nd grade class, the students made something for their desk partners, and each thoughtful gift was personal and truly reflected how much they know each other.  In the past few weeks, I have had a handful of faculty and staff from other schools come to our campus at different times.  They each told me essentially the same thing - "Your students are all so HAPPY — Wow, they are so sweet and kind — This place feels so warm... like home."
Since fall, we have noticed the stores are carrying much more clothing with large print and ‘messaging.’ This has reflected itself on campus as well - in all age groups.  Recently,  we updated our Dress Code Standards in the Parent Handbook in order to address this, as well as other trends (ex: pajama pants).  Please find our full dress code on Pages 10-11  HERE.
 
Here is an excerpt, also reminding everyone about sending your students to school in clothes appropriate for weather:

  • Clothing should be modest, covering the torso and upper thighs, with no undergarments visible.
  • T-shirts with overly large writing, advertising, media-related images, violent, aggressive, or distracting images are not permitted.
  • All students should come to school with jackets for cooler weather.
  • Include a hat for outside wear, to provide protection from sun or cold (please note hats are not to be worn inside the classroom).
  • Rain gear of some kind is essential for rainy days or a hint of one. Students will go outside as much as possible at recess, even in the rain.
  • Identify outerwear (sweaters, jackets, boots, etc.) and water bottles with names written on tags.
  • Pajamas are not to be worn to school (unless it’s “Pajama Day” in your child’s class).

Have a wonderful week, and we will see you back on Monday, Feb. 25th!

 
Lisa
From the Office

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 info@maplevillageschool.org or 562-434-8200
Adults only, please.

MVWS Store Spotlight


Holistic Roasters has generously partnered with Waldorf100 to bring unbelievably tasty Biodynamic coffee into our school as a fundraiser for our community!  This special edition coffee is on sale for $20 per 12 oz box ($3 off retail price).

Holistic Roasters’ Biodynamic Coffee is grown without the use of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. And, unlike organic farming, which makes exemptions for the use of certain broad-spectrum natural pesticides such as rotenone, ryania and sabadilla (which kill pollinators), there are no exemptions for their use in Biodynamic farming.

*Biodynamics is the first of the organic farming movement and is rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist, Rudolf Steiner, which focuses on an ecological and sustainable approach to agriculture that increases soil fertility.

   Click to learn more about what makes biodynamic coffee special!

Parent Village
Parent Village Meeting - Save the Date!

All Maple Village parents, guardians and community members are invited to a Parent Village Meeting on Thursday, March 7th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Free childcare for children age 3 and up is available from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with reservation to info@maplevillageschool.org.  The meeting itself is for adults only.  See you there!

Now Enrolling
Heavy Baby Doll Making Class
 
Please join Kari and Francesca for a heavy baby doll making class on 
Sunday, February 17 from 10-2pm 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 RSVP to  mirthdesignsstudio@gmail.com ASAP.

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
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!
 
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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