Thank you for Teacher Appreciation Week! 💝
 Preschool-to-Kindergarten Transition Night
Tuesday, June 4th
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Middle School Class Play
Thursday, June 6th

Parent Appreciation Day
Friday, June 7th

4th Grade Class Play
Friday, June 7th
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
MVWS Social Hall

3rd Grade Class Play
Tuesday, June 11th

Last Day of School & Grades Beach Day
Thursday, June 13th

MVWS Office Open
Friday, June 14th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Summer Baby & Toddler Classes Begin
Wednesday, June 19th

Summer Preschool & Kinder Session Begins
Monday, June 24th
Letter from our Dean
Dearest Maple Village Families,
Oh my goodness. I just got back from my 5-minute chair neck massage, which was only a part of the very generous Teacher Appreciation Week you have bestowed upon the whole faculty and staff.  We were continually blown away by your creativity, kindness, talents, and your pouring of love into breakfast and lunch every day! I can honestly say this is the best I’ve eaten consistently in many many moons. 
The food, beverages, decorations, music, gifts, cards, flowers and sentiments were tremendously appreciated. This time of year is always stressful for teachers and staff, with so much happening, and because of this it was even more amazing, knowing we were taken care of in a plethora of ways. 
My heart burst and tears filled my eyes today when the Gratitude Committee entered my office with flowers and a presentation of my heart of hands. To see each and every students hands at work with the poem  “With these hands, and with this heart, and with my mind, I can do anything” (Derek Vitatoe) just floored me. What an incredible gift! This truly is a place like no other. 
I am replenished. I am beyond grateful.  On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, thank you, thank you, thank you for showing your appreciation, love, support and thoughtfulness in so many ways. 
Get ready for Parent Appreciation in your children’s classrooms on Friday, June 7th!
From the Office
Teacher Appreciation Week - THANK YOU!!
REVISED 5/28/19 - Our 2019-2020 school year calendar is now available!  View/print it here.

MVWS Store Spotlight

Ms. Ririko Oshiro, Maple Village’s extraordinary handwork teacher, is selling Padraig pure sheep wool handmade slippers in various sizes and other lovely handmade and natural items in the store. All proceeds will go toward Ms. Ririko’s continuing education training funds! On behalf of Ms. Ririko and all the students who benefit from teaching, thank you for your support!

Parent Village
Parent Village Meeting Minutes & Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who came out for our last Parent Village meeting of the school year!  If you missed it, you can read a PDF of the meeting minutes HERE.

The following important messages came out of the gathering:
Share your thoughts - Parent Village Feedback email address:
As a village we believe that it is very important to have a place for our parent community to share your thoughts on what the school may be doing well, may need improvement, or ways that you would like to help in an open and anonymous fashion.  We have created an email for you to send your thoughts to: 
This email will be overseen by Andi Levine and Britt Sexton who will track your feedback.  Please use the above email address to let them know what is working, maybe even what you love about the school.  This is also an opportunity to let us know what you would like to see changed, suggestions you may have and resources that you may know of.  YOUR
VOICE MATTERS and we want to hear your thoughts and to find a way to implement any changes that are needed.  If we see a lot of similar feedback, we will present this to the Board to ensure our Parent Voices are being represented.  If you e-mail us and want to be anonymous, please include that in your email and know your wishes will be 100% honored.  We take that super seriously!
Parent Village Leadership roles are changing:
Our amazing Hands Chair, Chris Sexton, is handing over the reigns of his committee. Thank you Chris for your many years leading the charge to keeping our school safe, sturdy and beautiful.   Chris will stay involved but we need a new Hands Chair.  If you would like to volunteer to take over please email to Angie Hendrix will be the Parent Village Secretary for next school year.  Thank you Angie for stepping up to keep our meetings on track!
Opportunities to stay in touch with the Village over the summer:
We plan to have monthly handwork gatherings over the summer in preparation for Harvest Faire which will take place on November 9, 2019.  This is a great opportunity to stay in touch with the community over the summer and get a head start on your volunteer hours for 2019/2020 school year.  Stay tuned for invitations to join us and work on craft projects for the fair.  If you have craft ideas please contact Andrea Bush at
Enrollment and $400 Contribution update:
Thank you to everyone who has made a $400 contribution to the school.  So far we are at $17,411 for the 2019 Parent Contribution Donations. 31 families contributed for 47 students.   Also enrollment for grades, we have 65 students enrolled for next year out of a projected 78.  And for early childhood, 43 enrolled out of a projected 60.  There are still a handful of families who have told us they will be returning but have not yet re-enrolled, and a decent amount of new families in process.  We love our families, please get your enrollments into Alice and save your spot at our precious school.
Gala Gift Cards Still Available



Anne Gangel Intuitive Angel Card Reading - 35 Min. [$64]

Anne Gangel Intuitive Angel Card Reading - 35 Min. [$64]

Ashtanga Yoga Long Beach [$50]

Camerata singers - 2 tickets to  Peace Project 3 on 10/13/19 @4:30 [$90]

City Lights - boutique on 2nd St [$25]

Clover Long Beach Boutique [$50]

En Pointe Dance Studio - 3 adult classes [$51]

Fit Bar Cafe Seal Beach [$20]

GoInward - Cori Cauble Pattern Healing [$225]

GoInward -Shea Hardimen Evolutionary Astrology Reading [$125]

Grand Annex - 4 tickets [$100]

Ironfire Day Pass (work, meeting, event space) [$20]

Ironfire Day Pass (work, meeting, event space) [$20]

Ironfire Day Pass (work, meeting, event space) [$20]

Ironfire Day Pass (work, meeting, event space) [$20]

Lash Angels - hybrid lashes [$200]

Lumber Yard - exam, chiropractic treatment & 50 min massage [$200]

Neutral Grounds Jiu Jitsu [$250]

Panini Kabob Grill [$20]

Pilates X - 1 month unlimited PX Wall & Cardio Classes [$167]

Prism Salon Conditioning Treatment & Style [$75]

Rox Skin & Brows Custom Facial [$95]

Scrip Update

Greetings Villagers!

Our scrip year is coming to an end. If you would like to make one last plastic card purchase through Shop With Scrip, please enter your order by noon on Wednesday, June 5th. Our next card order will be in September. 

You will receive an invoice from the Business Office shortly if you have not fulfilled your scrip commitment of $75 for the 2018-2019 school year. I have used the tools that I have to figure out what each family owes, but please let me know at if you know that you owe less than what may be stated on your invoice. I don’t have Amazon Smile data so you can screen shot what you’ve contributed through Smile to me at

Thank you for helping us to grow our scrip program. We will continue 2019-2020 with the same scrip obligation of $75 for each family. Keep up the good work!

Thank you,
Carver Scott, Scrip Coordinator
Now Enrolling
Learning the Magic of Helping Stories for Children in Need
Come join us to learn how to create healing and therapeutic stories for the children in your lives. Together we will explore the techniques and structures to developing original stories for children.  With the help of archetypes, metaphors, and story motifs, you will learn to craft magical stories to touch, support, and heal a child’s heart.

For those of you who feel that you are not talented at writing or telling stories, you will be amazed to learn that you are innately gifted simply because you are human.  For eons, the human heart and soul have been guided and warmed through the language of pictures - story.  Movies, plays and books have spoken to each of us and helped us at various points in our own lives.  Now, begin to learn the craft of storytelling and creation as we enter the power of story together!

When: Saturdays, June 8 and 15, from 10am-2pm
Where: Maple Village Waldorf School
Cost: $40 for individuals and $50 for couples
How to enroll: Put your name along with your payment (cash or check made out to Kathy Rinden) in a designated envelope, which you will find in the school office.  We need a minimum of 6 participants to hold the class.

Kathleen Rinden, M.A. has been a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher for 22 years.  She has been trained in Therapeutic Storytelling by both Nancy Mellon and Susan Perrow.

TEACHERS: You may use your professional development funds for this workshop - please talk to Pam if you're interested!
New summer session with Ms. Victoria for rising preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students - read on for more info!

Summer Me & My Baby and Parent/Toddler Classes


We are happy to offer a 6-week summer session for Me & My Baby and Parent/Toddler classes taught by Ms. Francesca this year.

Me & My Baby - up to 10 students aged 6 months to 17 months

Summer 2019 Session: June 19th – July 31st (no class July 3rd)
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. on campus
Tuition: $150 total for 6-week session


Parent/Toddler - up to 12 students per class aged 18 months and up

Summer 2019 Session:
Wednesdays, June 19th – July 31st (no class July 3rd) – FULL
Thursdays, June 20th – August 1st (no class July 4th)
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on campus
Tuition: $195 total for 6-week session

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Alice in the front office.

   Waldorf Community
Hi there! We're the Burleson Family (Anne, Joel, June and Hart) and we'll be joining the Maple Village community next school year. June will be in the 2nd grade and Hart will be in Kindergarten. We look forward to meeting you all! 
We currently attend Richmond Waldforf School in Richmond, VA, but we'll be moving to Long Beach in July. Speaking of which, we're looking for leads on rental homes. Preferably 3 bedrooms, dog friendly and in a nice area that's walkable to things to do (furnished would be a bonus but not a deal breaker).
We're so excited to explore Long Beach! We've heard so many great things -- we actually have neighbors that lived there for 10 years and just moved back to VA...ahhh The Universe! 
Personally, we don't really know the area, so leads and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much and can't wait to start this adventure! My email is if you'd like to reach out. Thanks again!
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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