March 2022 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique

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*Saturday, March 12- Feed Louisville Sandwich Assembly (Early Childhood)
Location: cafeteria 
We are thrilled to be partnering with Feed Louisville to make sandwiches for people experiencing homelessness. This weekend, we are inviting all Early Childhood 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, Mar. 12

 

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Monday, March 14th – 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 February 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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*Wednesday, March 16 – Board of Trustee Meeting: 6:30-7:30 PM

WSL’s monthly Board of Trustees’ meeting is open to the community*. Anyone may join to hear updates from Faculty and Board about the school’s governance and operation, including overviews and updates on Enrollment, Marketing, Finance, Development, Grounds and Facilities, and Administration. The meeting includes open discussion at the end, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions or make relevant comments.

Zoom details will be available on the school calendar prior to the meeting and will be sent to individual classes via email as well.

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* Saturday, March 19 – Parent Association Community Hike: 9:30 AM

Location: CreasyMahan Nature Preserve

Join the WSL Parent Association for a Community Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve! Be it rain or shine, we will explore the lush forests, native grass meadows, and meandering streams along one of the ‘Moderate‘ trails. The Preserve has several spots for picnicking, so don’t forget to pack a post-hike snack!             

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* Sunday, March 20- Saturday, March 26– Carmichael’s Book Fair

When WSL families shop online at carmichaelsbookstore.com or in-person at any of Carmichael’s bookstores and use the event code ‘WALDORF’ during checkout, 20% of sales will come back to the school and allow us to continue investing in our pedagogical offerings. Help us raise necessary funds for the school while shopping for a book to read over Spring Break!

FAQs: 1) The purchase of and payment with gift cards is prohibited with book fairs. 2) When checking out during an online order, enter the WSL book fair code ‘WALDORF’ into the field labeled: Coupon Discount. 

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*Saturday, March 26Feed Louisville Sandwich Assembly (Grades 1-2)
Location: cafeteria 
We are thrilled to be partnering with Feed Louisville to make sandwiches for people experiencing homelessness. This weekend, we are inviting all Grades 1 & 2 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, Mar. 26. 

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Monday, March 28 2nd Community-Wide Parent Education Night: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Cafeteria
Topic: ‘Raising Children in Today’s World‘ with Guest Speaker Katherine Scharff
Caring for and supporting young children (birth to 7) can be challenging work! An understanding of child development and clear tools for supporting children at each unique developmental stage sets the child, and you, up for joy, peace and success. We are delighted to introduce Katherine Scharff as our Guest Speaker. Katherine is the Director of Teacher Education at Sophia’s Hearth in Keene, NH. She taught preschool and parent-child classes at the Waldorf School of Saratoga, New York. She is also a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach. With her background in nursing and specialized training in the anthroposophical approach to nursing, Katherine brings a wealth of personal and professional experience.
 

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Open House

Thanks to all of those who supported WSL’s first ever Open House event! We welcomed around 40 families to our campus, all of whom seemed to have enjoyed their experience getting to know Waldorf education as well as our amazing community. We look forward to sharing future events with even more residents of greater Louisville and Kentuckiana! If you have a friend or family member who you think may be interested in enrolling, contact larissa.nemeth@waldorflouisville.com for promotional materials you can pass along!

Solidarity With Ukraine

During times of war, it is often the most vulnerable populations who are forced to endure the most unthinkable hardships. Young children in Ukraine are currently under incredible stress, while also being forced out into cold weather conditions with their homes either under threat or destroyed.

Waldorf schools around the world are bastions of peace, believing most highly in the safeguarding of childhood. That’s why WSL is organizing a campaign to show our solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine, uniting around their national symbol and our school’s logo – the sunflower🌻

 
Our campaign is simple, but hopefully a powerful way we can all come together for those suffering in Ukraine. 
 
Here is everything you need to know about our campaign: 
~ For $5.00, all WSL parents/guardians and children are invited to paint or draw a sunflower postcard.

~ All proceeds from this campaign will go to Save The Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund which helps provide children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance.

~ The first 50 donors will receive a new WSL tote bag!
Postcards will be displayed on-campus until 4/1/2022. Afterwards, donors can either take the postcards home or we will send your postcard to the Sophia Steiner School in Kyiv.
~ When can we paint? Any time from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM,

 each Thursday in March (3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31). Just come to the WSL Lobby and we’ll get you set up!

*Can’t participate in person? Just email Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com to reserve your postcard to complete at home.

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!

Annual Spring Auction

GET INVOLVED IN THE AUCTION
There are many ways to get involved with the annual Spring Auction! If you have questions about how you can get involved or would like to learn more about the event, please visit waldorflouisville.com/spring-auction/ or email Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com.
 
Sponsor the event as a Benefactor and be recognized during the event, on the auction webpage, and in all auction communications. 
Please click HERE to learn more if you are interested in sponsoring the event as a Benefactor.
 
*THANK YOU to Kevin Gray with ADC Paving  and Graham Newton with From The Vault for your generous sponsorship!

Donate a unique item or experience to our Silent Auction. 
If you are interested in donating a unique experience, handmade craft and/or special service to our Silent Auction, please click HERE ~ we’ve provided a few examples to help inspire you*.
*Please email Madyson if you would like to reach out to a local business for a donation.
Give to Variable Tuition and help enable us to provide an affordable, comprehensive Waldorf Education to more families in Louisville. 
If you are inspired to join us in our commitment to fostering socioeconomic diversity within our community, please click HERE to make a tax-deductible, philanthropic gift 

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention

Monk Elderberry

Elderberry syrup has been a staple in the Monk household for many years. When friends or family come down sick, Skylar’s mom, Alyssa (Class Bayne Parent), is quick to drop a jar of syrup on their doorstep. The Monk family uses elderberry syrup daily as an immune booster to prevent sickness in their home, and keep them feeling all around healthy.
 
It’s Alyssa’s hope that other WSL families can find the same peace and wellness her family has when having a healthy elixir like this on hand. 
 
Please CLICK HERE  to read more about the benefits of elderberry syrup and CLICK HERE to submit an order for Monk Elderberry. 
 
~ Syrup can be picked up on Mondays (anytime after 8:30 AM) in the WSL Lobby for families who submit + pay for their order by the preceding Friday (9:00 PM).
~ The 16oz jar is $25.00 | The 8oz jar is $16.00
~ The ingredients include: Elderberry, Echinacea, Rosehips, Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, and Honey OR Agave
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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