June 2021 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique
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The 2021-22 Calendar Now Available

Click the link above to import the school's calendar into your personal calendar.

Volunteer with Us THIS Saturday, June 5!

After almost 30 years on our Lyndon campus, we will be starting a new chapter this Fall at our new campus located in the heart of St. Matthews at 3110 Rock Creek Dr.

As we prepare for this exciting transition, we need the help of volunteers to assist us with various tasks such as packing old classrooms, painting new classrooms, building outdoor play spaces, and more. Lend an hour here or there, come solo or bring a friend – however you choose to volunteer with us, we are incredibly grateful for your time and assistance!

If you are available to volunteer with us this Summer, please CLICK HERE to access the SignUp page where you can preview and register for our different volunteer opportunities! Each week, we’ll send you a personalized email reminder outlining which days/times you are registered for.

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Please join us THIS Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for ‘Leaving Lyndon – Packing Assistance’. If there is a specific classroom or community space you’d like to help pack, please leave a comment when completing the SignUp registration. Otherwise, just show up and we’ll provide you with guidance for which classroom and/or community space you will be packing!

Supporting our Extraordinary Community

In order to create and maintain a learning environment that enhances the programs and curriculum that make a Waldorf education so transformative, WSL relies heavily on philanthropic contributions from its families and friends to help cover essential operating expenses. By contributing to our operating needs, not only are you helping enable WSL to foster a vibrant learning environment, you are also enabling the school to reduce the full cost of tuition – making a Waldorf education accessible to families from all socioeconomic backgrounds who value its mission.
 
This Spring, we hope you and your family will consider helping WSL foster a vibrant learning environment on our new campus by providing vital operating support at ~ any level ~ you feel comfortable. Every contribution ~ big or small ~ helps transform our new campus and advance the curriculum offerings that make a Waldorf education so extraordinary!
 
We will be accepting contributions through the end of fiscal year, June 30, 2021.
Please CLICK HERE to make your contribution today.

We're Hiring!

Practical Arts Teacher

The Practical Arts position focuses on planning and carrying out hands-on gardening, simple cooking and handicrafts activities with students in Grades classes as well as supervising daily recess periods. WSL will be settling into a new campus with ample opportunities for the development of perennial gardens, landscaping and other types of gardening and would like students to be a part of this process.  Gardening experience is strongly desired. The ideal candidate should feel confident with classroom management and be able to hold classes with firmness, warmth, and joy. If you are interested in applying for a position, send your resume and a letter of interest to Angeline Green at [email protected]waldorflouisville.com

Movement and Games Teacher

The Movement and Games position teaches games and movement activities to grades 1-5, and athletics (volleyball, soccer, basketball, etc., and related skills) to middle schoolers. The position is very flexible in that the applicant brings his or her strengths to the children in each grade so what is offered may vary. Children should be “led” to further their physical abilities (balance, strength, quickness, catching and throwing, etc.), as well as teammates working cooperatively toward specific goals. In the lower grades, capacities such as cooperative play, physical growth and awareness, and moving intentionally, are stressed. Waldorf works with the physical and social being as well as the thinking being. All are equally important in a child’s development.

If you are interested in applying for a position, send your resume and a letter of interest to Angeline Green at [email protected]waldorflouisville.com

Welcome to WSL's new Enrollment & Communication Coordinator, Kelly Stinnett

Kelly Stinnett is a native of Harlan County which is located in Southeastern Kentucky and has lived in Louisville for 24 years. Kelly originally moved to Louisville to continue her education but quickly fell in love with Louisville, met her husband here 17 years ago, and has made Louisville her forever home.

Kelly possesses more than 21 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Administration with the Christian Academy School System. Her professional history includes being a preschool lead teacher, Curriculum Coordinator for Christian Academy Preschool Rock Creek, as well as the director of Christian Academy Preschool at Rock Creek for the past 12 years, with a dual role as the Christian Academy School System Preschool Coordinator Administrator.

Kelly worked closely with the Christian Academy Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, other CAL administrators, and system principals. I also possess firsthand knowledge of state licensing requirements for the state of Kentucky.

Kelly possesses a Bachelor of Science in Religion and Communication/Theater Arts from the University of the Cumberlands.

Farewell, Ms. Evy!

 

After teaching at Waldorf School of Louisville for over 20 years, our beloved Ms. Evy will be retiring. 

Throughout her tenure at the school, she was committed to creating a warm, nurturing classroom environment while also promoting excellence in the Waldorf education. Ms. Evy,  thank you for teaching your curriculum with passion, and thank you for your efforts in instilling kindness and patience onto us the future generations. Indeed, your exceptional qualities have inspired us in so many ways. This, we will all remember you for, and the sweet memories that we had together will remain in our hearts forever. 

May you find life after retirement a happy moment with a lot of beautiful memories! 

End of Year Survey

 

We believe that a Waldorf education works best when administration, faculty, board and parents embrace and appreciate each other within the learning environment. As this unprecedented year comes to an end and we look forward to the year ahead, we want to hear from you.

Please CLICK HERE to complete a 10 minute end of year survey and help us to raise up a thriving Waldorf community.

Your responses are critical to helping shape the future of the Waldorf School of Louisville and will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! Kindly complete the survey by June 30, 2021.

20-21 Yearbook / Lyndon Campus Memorybook

 

This past year has been rather unusual… and the 2020-21 yearbook will reflect all the strangeness and beauty that transpired! Because many of our beloved festivals and faires didn’t take place in their traditional form this year, we need your help to ensure the magic of Waldorf is captured in the 2020-21 yearbook. 

If you have photos from this past school year, or from years prior that capture your favorite memories from Lyndon campus, please email them to [email protected]

The hybrid 20-21 Yearbook / Lyndon Campus Memorybook will be available for pick-up at our new Rock Creek Campus later this Fall for $30.00. 

Please CLICK HERE to complete the pre-order form – once the books are available, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your prefered payment method.

Parent Child Fall 2021

We’re excited to announce we are now enrolling for the fall Parent Child classes!

The Parent–Child classes are designed for parents/caregivers to attend with their children. Classes for children birth to 3/4 years old are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All classes meet from 9:00-11:00 AM for 12-week sessions each semester at a cost of $295 per family per session.

On 8/31 and 9/2, we will be offering free visit days to families who are interested in finding out more about the program. Please contact our office at 502-327-0122 or [email protected] to sign-up. The fall Parent Child session will begin on 9/7/21. 

Please CLICK HERE to apply today!

Dia Cohen
CLICK HERE to read her newest article

As part of her Capstone Project on the topic of journalism, 8th grader Dia Cohen will be publishing a series of articles on a variety of topics in the course of the 2020-21 school year.

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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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.

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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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