December 2021 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique

The 2021-22 Calendar Now Available

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There is no parent association meeting in the month of December!

Everyone please enjoy your holiday break!* Minutes from the November 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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 RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, December 14thWinter Spiral:

Due to inclement weather predicted, Winter Spiral has been rescheduled. The location of the Winter Spiral will be the play yard behind the 2nd-grade classroom. See the timetable below to find your child’s class time. Parents will enter through the front office and will be escorted to the Winter Spiral when it is your child’s class time. Please arrive five minutes before your child’s class is scheduled. This is a reverent event for the children, and we ask that parents observe in a spirit of quiet peacefulness. Once your child’s class has left the play yard, you may leave in silence.

As a reminder, social distancing, wearing a mask, and performing an at-home health check prior to arrival is strongly recommended. For additional details and information about the event’s background and significance, click the button below:

Class Times

8:45 a.m. Daisy Garden Pre-K
9:20 a.m. Dandelion Kinder
9:55 a.m. Marigold Kinder
10:30 a.m. Morning Glory Kinder
11:05 a.m. Class Hannigan
11:40 a.m. Class Bayne
12:15 p.m. Class Eger
12:50 p.m. Class Hardy
1:25 p.m. Class Lanier

 
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December 13-17: Yearbook 20-21 Pick Up
Parents can pick up their 20-21 Yearbook in the main Lobby*.
 
*If you did not submit an order and are still interested in purchasing a 20-21 Yearbook/Lyndon Memorybook, you can sign-up in the main Lobby next week.
 
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Dec. 13-17: Holiday Gift Bags – Parents can deliver holiday gifts to all Faculty (main lesson, specialty, etc.) via gift bags that will be available in the Cafeteria throughout next week.                                                                                                ~ ~ ~

December 17: Noon Dismissal – Early Childhood and Grades Aftercare will not be offered. 

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Monday, December 20 – Friday January 31- Winter Break

Students will return to classes on Monday, January 3. See you in 2022!!!

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Friday, December 31th – End of Calendar Year for Giving

As we look ahead to 2022, we hope that you will consider joining us in ‘planting seeds’ for a glorious harvest in the upcoming year. As a not-for-profit, independent school, philanthropic donations play a vital role in ensuring that our school is enabled to bridge the gap between dollars generated through tuition income, and the actual cost of operating the school.
 
Philanthropic support is critical to enhancing the Waldorf experience for all members of our community, and we hope you will consider making a donation in support of our school’s newest chapter in St. Matthews – ensuring we can continue to provide an affordable, enriching education to both current students, and future generations of Waldorf students. To make a gift before the year ends, please visit this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EVCPA6XWRPJNE
 

WE'RE HIRING!

Substitute Teachers

We are in need of substitute teachers for both our Early Childhood and our Grades program. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in becoming a substitute teacher in one of our programs, please contact our Business Manager at angeline.green@waldorflouisville.com for details. Thank you! 

Enrollment For 2022-2023

As we enter the holiday season, it’s hard to believe it’s time to begin thinking about the 2022-23 School Year. However, the groundwork is already being laid for another wonderful year at Waldorf!

 
Current families will be able to begin the re-enrollment process starting on January 3, 2022. Open enrollment  for all families will begin on January 10, 2022. We will send out a reminder when we return after the holiday break. Please contact the office for questions and have a wonderful holiday season!

Parent Education Night

Thanks to all of the families and faculty who attended our first Parent Education night of the year, and a very special thank you to WSL’s Parent Association for organizing the event! The meeting’s theme was “Waldorf 101: How to bring Waldorf into your home and support your child’s learning“. If you weren’t able to join, teachers and parents  discussed strategies for bringing the Waldorf rhythm into their homes (especially over holiday break!), with touchpoints on definitions of basic Waldorf terms, stages of child development  and the impact of  media consumption on young minds. 

 We look forward to hosting additional opportunities for parents to deepen their understanding and become knowledgeable participants in the education of their kids!

Here are some links to related resources pertinent to meeting topics:

Creating a Waldorf-Inspired Home For Your Preschooler

How to Bring the Waldorf Philosophy Into Your Home

For specific questions regarding your child’s educational journey, please reach out to your classroom teacher!

REQUEST FOR DONATIONS

 

* Guitar Class – Still Seeking Used Guitar Donations 

Mr. Lanier is hoping to hold a guitar class with the Middle School students and is in need of 6-8 more guitars. If you have a used guitar that you are willing to donate and/or lend to Mr. Lanier, please send him an email at rob.lanier@waldorflouisville.com. Guitars in need of minor repair and/or strings are acceptable.

Early Childhood Winter Camp

Open to all early childhood students at WSL, nursery through kindergarten.

 

These days are modeled after the daily rhythm of our early childhood program. Each day lovingly nourishes the child’s developing coordination, cooperation and creativity. Your child will enjoy days filled with singing, seasonal crafting, story-telling, and plenty of time for indoor and outdoor free play and fun! 

 

Our early childhood camps are taught by our dedicated Extended Care Director, Fern Erhard & one Ext Care assistant, Xander Nalley.

 

DAILY RHYTHM:

 

8:30 am: Welcome & drop-off

8:30 – 10:00 am: Circle followed by inside play and an optional activity / craft

10:00 – 10:30 am: Snack

10:30 – 12:00 pm: Outdoor play in Kinderyard

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm: Rest

2:30 pm: Afternoon play

3:00 pm: Pick-up

*Optional Extended Care with 5:00 pick-up offered 

Dates: 12/27-12/31. 

Enroll by 12/15.  Our minimum enrollment is 3 children. We will contact everyone who has signed up as soon as we have met our minimum, so you’ll know the camp will go on. 

Fees:

$300 for the week

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$375 for the week plus extended care

 

Enrollment Form: https://forms.gle/hRyEK3PeJ2NFXXnC7

 

We will provide the snacks, and ask that the families provide lunches, bedding, and extra clothing. We are so excited to spend this magical time of year with your little ones. Follow the link to our enrollment form to sign up and/or get more information. 

Giving Tuesday Results

We are so grateful for our generous community, and we’re so pleased to share that this year’s Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts raised over $825! The donations from grandparents, parents of alum, current parents, and current faculty will make a difference now and well into the future, as we continue our mission of inspiring life-long learning.

Thank You For A Magical Winter Fair

We appreciate all of the volunteers, staff, and vendors who helped this past Saturday to make our very first Winter Faire on our new campus an incredibly special one! The beautiful weather allowed attendees to enjoy all of the planned activities including a candy cane hunt and presentation by a falconer! If you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope you will become a part of this truly festive and enchanting festival tradition in 2022! 

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention

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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