May 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.

{May Faire} Online Auction Live This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, May 16 @3:00PM for the 2021 WSL Auction, {May Faire}, as we celebrate the creative experiences of our children from the 2020-21 school year AND raise vital funds for unique Waldorf operating needs.

CLICK HERE to join us LIVE @3:00PM for the chance to bid on extraordinary Class Projects created by our children, teachers, and parents, and to watch special musical performances from WSL community members!

This Spring, please consider helping WSL create a vibrant learning environment on our new campus by contributing directly to unique WSL operating needs. 

Every contribution ~ big or small ~ helps transform our St. Matthews campus and advance the curriculum offerings that make a Waldorf education so extraordinary. CLICK HERE to make your contribution today!

PA Book Sale - Thursday, May 20th

Next Thursday, May 20, the WSL Parent Association will be hosting a Book Sale in Warwick Park, but first – we need YOUR help!
 
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 Parent Association!
 
We are accepting donations NOW through Thursday, May 20 at 9:00 AM. 
Please leave your donations in the boxes on the purple table outside the Main Building.
 
Mark your calendars for the Book Sale!
When: Thursday, May 20 (2:00 – 5:00 PM)
Where: Warwick Park (Warwick Ave, Louisville, KY 40222)
Who: WSL community members & friends are welcome!
What: Paperback books will cost $1.00 | Hardcover books and board games will cost $3.00

We're Hiring!

Early Childhood Assistant Teachers

The Waldorf School of Louisville is hiring Early Childhood assistant teacher positions. The hours will be up to 30 hours/week. The assistant teacher works closely with and supports the lead teacher. We are seeking someone who is interested in working with young children ages 3-6 and their development, and who enjoys practical work, basic cooking, cleaning, ironing, etc. 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

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

Expressing Gratitude to PA

Hi everyone! I just want to give a big shout out to the following families that contributed their time and love to our beloved teachers and faculty!!! It means so much, especially during a pandemic with everybody working overtime. Thank you so much for your help!

Todd and Megan Childers-Olliges donated beautiful hand made gift certificates to their farm, Facing West Farm to be used at farmers market!

Liz Trantanella donated beautiful flowers from her garden and the handmade soap!

Sabrina Ford, a waldorf alumni parent gave our teachers and faculty Rhythmical Massage! 

For more information about this unique type of massage, visit https://rhythmicalmassagetherapynorthamerica.org/

Warmly, Carson McGraw

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for the delicious lunches, massages, snacks, care packages, and plants!!! 

We enjoyed all of the gifts very much and felt your love and appreciation. 

Love,

WSL Faculty

2021 KET Young Writers Contest Announcement: Class Hardy Winners

This annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development by inviting students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry.

Intermediate — Illustrated Story

Third place: Charlotte Pohn

CLICK HERE to read Charlotte’s illustrated story, “How Yarn Breathes and the Story of a Ball of Yarn.”

Finalist: Anika Fauver

Honorable Mention: Abigail Haxby, Cassielle Wafford

Intermediate — Short Story

Second place: Asher Cohen

CLICK HERE to read Asher’s short story, “The Magical Forest.”

Finalist: Nicol Cohen

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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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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PA Slack for Heads, Hands, Hearts Planning, and Organizing! Join the Parent Association Slack for ways to plug-in 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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