Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, 6:15-8:15
Contents
Calendar
2019-2020 Preschool Reenrollment Period
March 4th - March 19th
(Kindergarten & Grades TBA)

2019-2020 Tuition Adjustment Application Period
March 11th - March 24th

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

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

Yearbook Photos Download Party
Wednesday, March 20th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Details below!

Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, March 21st
6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Evening
Tuesday, March 26th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Preschool Advisor Board Meeting
Thursday, March 28th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

5th - 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Thursday, April 4th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Preschool Parent/Guardian Day
Wednesday, April 10th

5th Grade Class Play
Friday, April 12th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Appreciation Day
Friday, April 12th

Spring Break
April 15th - 26th
*** NO SCHOOL ***
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
 
This week I’d love to flash back to a very exciting opportunity our middle schoolers participated in last month. Our Ocean Villager Team  went to Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit, a 3-day empowerment experience held at the Ocean Institute. POPS is an acronym for Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions. They won a place at the Summit based on their innovative ideas on how best to combat plastic pollution in their own community. By entering their project to replace single use plastic products at Long Beach food banks, our students showed how they help our community on so many levels. Over 125 students across 8 countries (including Kenya, Tunisia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Sri Lanka) and 6 U.S. states convened in Dana Point, CA to advance global solutions to plastic pollution. This year’s summit was special for me as well, since I was not only able to chaperone our students for the weekend, but my youngest son was also a Peer Advisor, and my oldest son (whom I rarely see) was surprisingly hired to film the entire weekend. 
 
Our students are now writing letters to companies with the hope they will donate misprinted reusable bags (seconds), so we can donate them to the food bank located on our property and also to Long Beach Community Table, a food bank which sets up at many parks in Long Beach. The students are also seeking reusable snack bags/containers and metal or biodegradable utensils. Let us know if you have any connections! Their project is titled “A Second Chance” as it is a second chance for the bags, for people and for the ocean. 
 
Here are some photos from the Summit.  Additionally, our students were interviewed by the Grunion Gazette, which you can read here. I am very proud of our students for being advocates for the environment and people in need!
 
Warmly,
Lisa
 
From the Office

From the Board

 

Dear Maple Village community,
 
This spring, we are all working towards establishing a firm and secure financial footing for our children and our school. Two of my grandsons recently helped me plant handfuls of seeds near my front door. At first, I was worried nothing was showing, and no seedlings were poking through the ground. I thought the seeds were too old or too dry, or the ground had not been properly prepared. Now, however, from one day to the next, I can see tiny seedlings grow, put down tentative roots, and push out leaves that are gradually showing me they will be nasturtiums, or poppies, or ranunculus, and some are still so small I cannot yet identify them. 
 
At our Town Hall meeting, we gave you an outline of our current financial picture. Board members have been digging deep, as you know, and finding that the financial ground around Maple Village needs to be tended. We described some of the challenges we are all facing as we grow, and send our roots deeper, and our branches wider. We asked each family to make a one-time $400 contribution per child (except for those in the parent-tot, baby, and preschool classes) to help augment and improve the soil around the roots. With eager anticipation, we look forward to each and every family's participation, just as we are greeted by every seedling that pokes and stretches its way towards the sun.
 
With sincere gratitude, we will update you weekly on the total number of contributions we have received so far. 
 
As of 3/15/2019, we have received 15 contributions. Thank you!
 
Elizabeth Seward for the Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Executive Summary

 

Please click here to view an executive summary PDF of this past Saturday's Board meeting.  More detailed information will be presented at the Town Hall meeting this Thursday.

MVWS Board of Trustees

Town Hall Meeting - This Thursday

 

The Board of Trustees invites all MVWS community members to join us for a follow-up Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the social hall.  We want to share our progress with you on next year's budget, enrollment, and update you on our current financial picture. Please join us again.


Due to community interest, free childcare will be provided for this meeting with RSVP only to info@maplevillageschool.org.  Please RSVP by Monday so that we know how many childcare providers are needed.

Grades Class Meetings - Childcare

 

CLASS MEETING DATES:
- TUESDAY March 19  Grades 1/2
 
CHILDCARE FOR CLASS MEETINGS: 
Prepaid Childcare Available - Cash Only - RSVP with Payment to Office - $10 ea $5 sibling - No cancellation available. Thank you.
Parent Village
Yearbook Photos - Download Pary at the Firkin

This Wednesday, March 20th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Attend a "Download Party" at the Firkin Pub & Grill 
at 3411 E. Broadway 90803. Anne Albertine (representing the Yearbook Committee) is hosting you and your Maple Village friends at Mia & Bruno Rocha's restaurant. 
Please join the fun and we will help you upload your beautiful photos!
Yearbook Early Bird Rate - Buy Now!

Lock in the early bird rate of $40 & PAY NOW!
The cutoff date for this rate is Friday, April 12th, 2019.
You may pay by cash, check, or let the office know you want to be billed (cc payments = extra $4 fee). 
Because the rate is dependent on how many books will be in the second order, missing out on the first order's "early bird" pricing could mean paying more than twice as much! Get on it.
 
ALSO - WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS! 
Click here to add to our Google Photos folder, or email photos to  mvwsyearbook@gmail.com
 
Thank you for being prompt in your Yearbook orders!
Yearbook Committee Chair,
Jo
Parent Village Meeting Minutes

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Village meeting last night!  If you would like to serve on any of the committees we can still use more help and welcome your involvement.  Please email us directly at  jenniev@me.com or let the front office know and they will pass your information along to us.

Click here to view a PDF of the Parent Village meeting minutes.
 
Jennie Virgilio & Britt Sexton
Parent Village Co-Chairs
Scrip Update

Hello Villagers!

Amazon Smile is a fantastic and easy way to earn money for our school, at no extra cost to you. Go to  www.smile.amazon.com and login with your regular Amazon user name and password.  You’ll need to affiliate your Amazon account with Maple Village Waldorf School in order for Maple Village to receive money from Amazon.

Shop as usual, and keep track of how much you’re earning for the school in the top left hand corner of the webpage. In order to make money for the school, you must use Smile for every Amazon purchase. With the ubiquitous of Amazon in our lives, this 0.5% donation adds up quickly. Our business office gets regular emails from Amazon Smile, letting us know how much has been donated. 

Lastly, if you want to donate even more to our school, you can buy a ScripNow! Amazon ecard on Shop With Scrip first and use it to pay for your items when you log into Smile. Amazon pays us twice, with donations from Smile and through Shop With Scrip. 

Thanks for scripping!
Scrip@maplevillageschool.org

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 redroseco.info@gmail.com.

   Waldorf Community
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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