Parent Village Meeting this Thursday
Fundraising Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 7th
10:30 a.m. at Andi's house (details below)

Parent Village Meeting

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

Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday, March 9th
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1st Grade Family Gathering
Sunday, March 10th
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3rd & 5th Grade Parent Meetings
Tuesday, March 12th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, March 19th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

1st, 2nd & 4th Grade
Parent Meetings
Tuesday, March 19th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Evening
Tuesday, March 26th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village community,

I am currently at the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) conference, as this year we have the honor of it being in Long Beach!  Over 5,000 educators from all over the country are attending.  I look forward to writing about my experience in next week’s Bulletin.  For now, here is Kari with a report on our very successful Experience the Grades event!


Hello Villagers,

Thank you to everyone who joined the Experience the Grades on Tuesday. It was the most successful Experience the Grades ever with 28 in attendance. This included families who are not yet part of our Maple Village family! I hope those who attended walked away with a new appreciation for the richness of Waldorf education. For those not able to attend, here is a recap of what Mrs. Reilly and Ms. Paola taught our parent "students" for the evening. 

Mrs. Reilly taught lower grades (1-4th) and started out with an obstacle course, then taught numbers and counting with a math circle and math gnomes (Pasha Plus, Tanya Times, Dominic Divide, and Samuel Subtraction) as the children in 1st Grade learn. She told a story of Steiner's philosophy that teaches through the human experience which coincided with a beautiful chalk drawing of two rams butting heads. The "students" were given the freedom to draw the chalkboard drawing as it was or play with color and make their own picture  It was discovered that we have some very talented parents! 

Ms. Paola gave some personal background of her experience with upper grades (5-8th) and that parents should look to 8th Grade as the goal. It is the result of the foundation laid in Early Childhood and Lower Grades. She had the parent "students" do a stretch with a sing-along and explained the importance of movement in the upper grades.  She moved on to upper grades math with a timed quiz. It was explained that they are in competition with themselves and not each other. The Pythagorean Theory was displayed and proved how a2+b2= c2 is true. 

The overall take away from parents who attended was a fun night that shed light on how the Waldorf approach teaches the child in a truly holistic way.
From the Office

MVWS Store Spotlight


Beautiful fair trade African Bolga baskets are now available for purchase in the store, priced as marked.  A variety of sizes and shapes are available to choose from.  NOTE: when baskets are wet they are easily re-formed to their original shape.  Learn more about these MVWS favorites at 
Parent Village
Parent Village Meeting - This Thursday!

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  The meeting itself is for adults only.  See you there!

- TUESDAY March 12  Grades 3/5
- TUESDAY March 19  Grades 1/2/4
Prepaid Childcare Available - Cash Only - RSVP with Payment to Office - $10 ea $5 sibling - No cancellation available. Thank you.
Fundraising Committee Meeting

The Fundraising Committee will be meeting for a brainstorming session on Thursday, March 7th at 10:30am at Andi Levine's house (about 5 minutes from school).  If you are interested in attending (or can't attend but have ideas), please email, text or call Andi for the address:  
Yearbook Photos Needed

Have some photos to share for our school yearbook?   Click here to add to our Google Photos folder, or email photos to

In gratitude, 
  Class Photos
Cottonwoods and Shady Trees on their way to Musical Theatre West’s student matinee of “Oliver!”, crossing CSULB campus after having ridden the Metro bus on their way to the Carpenter Center on a rainy Valentine’s Day.
Shady Trees at the Medieval Games (a rite of passage for Waldorf school students), along with students from 6 other Southern California area Waldorf schools, participated in events such as archery, jousting, Storm the Castle, High Seas Battle and an obstacle course.
We don’t just study subjects... we go there!  Grades 6, 7 & 8 cutting moveable type letters out of potato slices to print titles in their notebooks about the invention of the printing press.
Maple Village’s woodworking curriculum spans grades 5 through 8.  Middle school students, grades 6 through 8, carving bowls.
Our Handwork teacher, Ms. Ririko, is always coming up with fun new projects for students - such as these embellished library book bags!
Now Enrolling

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!
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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