April 2022 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique
*Dates listed currently are subject to change
Our Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year is Still Available Here
* Monday, April 11th – Parent Association Meeting: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Location: Library

Please join the Parent Association for our monthly meeting to discuss upcoming Spring events and volunteer opportunities like the Annual Spring Auction, PA Book fair, Mayfaire and more!

Please check-in at the Lobby before preceding to the Library. Kindly note, we will be starting promptly at 8:45 AM!

* Minutes from the March PA Meeting can be found below

If you would like to receive the PA meeting agenda + minutes, please send an email to Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com to be added to the mailing list.

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* Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15 – Parent Association Clothing Swap:

Location: Cafeteria

The PA Spring Clothing Swap will be open for ‘thrifting’ the week of April 11-15. Parents can swing by the Cafeteria from 8:30-9:30 AM + 1:45-2:45 PM.
We will continue accepting donations throughout the week of the Clothing Swap.
Anything goes – tops, pants, dresses, sweaters, rain gear, etc.! Both children and adult items are welcome.
Please help our volunteers by labeling your donations – we will be sorting by age and size.
Items remaining in the Lost & Found after Friday, April 15 will be donated to a local shelter ~ thanks for your understanding!

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*Friday April 15 – Spring Egg Hunt + Courtyard Picnic: 3:30-5:00 PM
 Location: Play Yards and Courtyard

 Please join us for the annual Spring Egg Hunt, after school on Friday, April 15! The Egg Hunt is a Middle School fundraiser for the Grade 8 Capstone trip ~ each child Pre-K through Grade 5 to hunt for 10 eggs for $5.00. Bring a basket from home or purchase a basket for $1.00. Parents with younger children are welcome to walk through the hunt to assist. After you’ve finished hunting for eggs, we hope you will join us for a community picnic in the Courtyard! Class Hardy (Grade 5) will also be hosting a bake sale from 3:30-5:00 PM to raise funds for their Pentathlon trip ~ so bring a blanket/lawn chair, a couple of extra dollars for bake sale treats, and a pitcher of iced tea to enjoy with fellow WSL families!

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*Saturday, April 16Feed Louisville Sandwich Assembly (Grades 3/4 &5)
Location: Cafeteria

 We are thrilled to be partnering with Feed Louisville to make sandwiches for people experiencing homelessness. This weekend, we are inviting all Class Eger & Class Hardy families (parents/guardians and children) to join us in this fun and super easy volunteer opportunity! 
 
Please click HERE to let us know if you’ll be joining us on Saturday, Apr. 16. 
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*Monday, April 18Community Crafting 8:30-10:00 AM
Location: Cafeteria

Join Development & Volunteer Coordinator Madyson Haskins for Community Crafting ~ Auction edition! We will be pressing/pounding flowers to naturally dye cotton bandanas as ‘thank you’ mementos for Auction attendees. You can preview the process here: https://youtu.be/t0wopQ0A-7A

In order to purchase enough flowers for each crafting session, please email madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com the Friday before to RSVP!

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*Monday, April 18 Community Yoga: 3:45-4:45 PM

Location: Cafeteria or Gym, dependent on RSVP
Join WSL Parent of Alum Lisa Flannery for Community Yoga
~ beginners and seasoned practitioners are both welcomed to attend, free-of-charge!

This session is adult-only, so please email Angeline Green at businessmanager@waldorflouisville.com if you’d like to have your child join After Care.

Please click HERE to let us know if you’ll be joining us for yoga. 
 
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* Thursday, April 21:‘Auction 101’ Informational Session   

Join Development & Volunteer Coordinator Madyson Haskins for ‘Auction 101’ to learn more about what you can expect at the event, how to bid online, and more!
Google Meet call link: https://meet.google.com/rkv-nrqk-dtp
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 754-702-3130‬ PIN: ‪163 476 543‬#
 
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*Thursday, April 21Community-Wide Parent Education Night 6:00- 7:30 PM
Location: Cafeteria

Kristin Langley (EC) & Rob Lanier (MS) will be discussing appropriate sensory diets (media/technology, food, and more) that support the Waldorf curriculum and how parents can work to establish frameworks for these ‘diets’ at home.

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*Friday, April 22 Earth Day Beautification 3:00-6:00 PM

Please join us as we celebrate Earth Day and work on various outdoor beautification projects! Here are some of the projects: a) creating a ‘Community Circle’ near the Grades drop-off/pick-up awning, complete with native pollinators and a tree stump seating area for parents to gather and chat, b) relocating tall grasses from around campus to create a natural barrier between the Blacktop and the Early Childhood play yards, c) adding herbaceous plants to the Courtyard, and d) planting a few trees around campus. All current and former families/students are welcome to join us!

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*Monday, April 25 Community Crafting 3:30-5:00 PM 
Location: Cafeteria

Join Development & Volunteer Coordinator Madyson Haskins for Community Crafting ~ Auction edition! We will be pressing/pounding flowers to naturally dye cotton bandanas as ‘thank you’ mementos for Auction attendees. You can preview the process here: https://youtu.be/t0wopQ0A-7A
In order to purchase enough flowers for each crafting session, please email madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com the Friday before to RSVP!

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*Thursday, April 28Parent Association Book Fair 2:00-5:00 PM

Location: Outside, Across From the Main Entrance
We are seeking donations of all kinds. Whether you have gently used children’s books, untouched cookbooks, treasured adult novels, or family-friendly board games – your donation will inspire our community to continue growing as learners while also raising important funds for the WSL Parent Association!
Paperback books will cost $1.00 | Hardcover books and board games will cost $3.00
We will be accepting donations the week of Monday, Apr. 18 – Tuesday, Apr. 26.
Volunteers needed to help continually organize books by genre, age, etc.! If you are available to help to sort books and set up the Book Faire, please email Claudia Blum at cjblum22@gmail.com!

Volunteers needed Thursday, Apr. 28 to help:

a) Set-Up (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

b) Host (2:00-5:00 PM)

c) Tear-Down (5:00-6:00 PM)

RSVP For The Auction

This May, we invite you to join us {free-of-charge} as we gather together to jam to festive bluegrass music, feast on delicious BBQ (veg. options too!), sip on cocktails prepared by mixologists from Never Say Die bar, and raise vital funds for our Variable Tuition.

In preparation for the event, we are asking each family to RSVP by midnight on Friday, April 15.

Click HERE to let us know if you’ll be joining us on Saturday, May 21, and click HERE to preview experiences up for bid in the online Silent Auction!

Summer Camp 2022: Registration Now Open

Click the image above to learn more and register for WSL Summer Camp, serving children from age 4 to rising 8th graders. With program options for curious kids such as cooking, ukulele, exploring nature, and more, there are adventures for all waiting to be had this summer break on our campus!

After Care with Olivia

Did you know that our after care program for students is run by Olivia Pendleton, WSL’s Movement and Games teacher? Students can continue their day past pickup time until 5:30 PM. Children use our gym and outdoor spaces to connect with friends while engaging in various planned activities, or taking time to read or relax on their own! To learn more and to sign your student up for after care, please contact Business Manager, Angeline Green: Angeline.Green@Waldorflouisville.com 

Lost & Found

A lost and found area has been established! If you’re missing an item and would like to take a look at what’s been left behind on campus, please see a member of Administration to provide you with access.
 
Items remaining in the Lost & Found after Friday, April 15 will be donated to a local shelter ~ thanks for your understanding!

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention

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Anthroposophical Medical Training Opportunity in Rhythmical Massage
Interested in being trained in Anthroposophical Nursing, Rhythmical Massage, or simply want to know more about how you can enliven and balance the body, soul, and spirit with Home Care?
 
The Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America is offering a Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing that leads to a Rhymical Massage Therapy Training. For more information arhythmicalmassagetherapynorthamerica.org
 
WSL Parent of Alumni Sabrina Ford is a Rhythmical Massage Therapist and would be happy to chat with anyone who wants to know what this is all about. You can call/text or email her ~ 502-299-1171 | sabford@bellsouth.net
 
Cob Oven Workshop
Teacher Xander is super excited to be offering a cob oven workshop this summer!
Clink on link to sign up & for more info 🙂 ☀️  https://forms.gle/VqfYMBbSN8of1AKL9 
 
 
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

As part of our conscious work to move forward with care and concern for those who are the most vulnerable and marginalized, please click below to read the letter from WSL’s Faculty and Board of Trustees regarding our DEI (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion) work. 

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If you are a WSL community member you are automatic members of PA!

Did you know we have a Facebook group for family and friends of WSL?  
It’s a great way to share and keep updated about what’s happening in our community.

In addition to supporting local, independent businesses, you can support WSL every time you shop with Amazon!

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to WSL. 

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Join the Parent Association Slack for ways to get involved or to keep up to date with happenings!  Not sure what Slack is or how to use it? 
Email Parent Association for help or guidance.

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