May 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
*Friday, May 6 Oaks Day – School Closed 
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*Monday,May 9th – 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 Mayfaire and more!

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

* Minutes from the April 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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*Thursday, May 12 – Parent Education Night: 6:00- 7:30 PM

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*Friday, May 13 – Farmers Market Friday: 1:45-3:45 PM

Location:the grassy patch that runs along the WSL parking lot and white stable fence

Shop local and support current WSL parents who are selling homemade goods/wares: fresh flowers, jams/honey/salsas, vegetables, candles, jewelry, etc. The marketplace will be open one hour before and one hour after pick-up.

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*Friday May 13 – Mayfaire: 3:30-5:00 PM
 Location: Blacktop & Kinder Yard

Join the Parent Association for WSL’s annual MayFaire celebration! All families are welcome to attend, Pre-K through Middle School ~ more details will be shared via email as plans are finalized

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*Saturday, May 14Feed Louisville Sandwich Assembly (Grades 6,7 & 8)
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 Lanier 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, May 14. 
 
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*Saturday, May 14Public Contra Dance 7:00-9:30 PM
Location: Gymnasium

Join the Waldorf School of Louisville for a public contra dance! No experience is required ~ children 6yrs and older are welcome to attend.

$5.00 per person (paid at the door) ~ free for children 10yrs and younger.
Light refreshments will be provided in the Cafeteria.

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*Tuesday, May 17Community 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 welcome 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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* Wednesday, May 18:‘ Board of Trustees 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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* Friday, May 20 – Farmers Market Friday: 1:45-3:45 PM

Location:the grassy patch that runs along the WSL parking lot and white stable fence

Shop local and support current WSL parents who are selling homemade goods/wares: fresh flowers, jams/honey/salsas, vegetables, candles, jewelry, etc. The marketplace will be open one hour before and one hour after pick-up.

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*Saturday, May 21Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, & BBQ, WSL Spring Auction 6:00- 8:00 PM

 Each Spring, the Waldorf School of Louisville community comes together to 

celebrate the extraordinary creativity of our children

while also raising vital funds for our school with a festive event and Silent Auction, featuring collaborative student 

This year’s event is simple: celebrating everything magical about Louisville ~ bluegrass music, delicious BBQ, and our extraordinary Waldorf community.artwork, in addition to experiences/items donated from local businesses and WSL community members.

Visit https://www.waldorflouisville.com/spring-auction/   to read more about this year’s event and how you can make a meaningful impact!

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*Friday, May 27 Farmers Market Friday: 1:45-3:45 PM

Location:the grassy patch that runs along the WSL parking lot and white stable fence

Shop local and support current WSL parents who are selling homemade goods/wares: fresh flowers, jams/honey/salsas, vegetables, candles, jewelry, etc. The marketplace will be open one hour before and one hour after pick-up.

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*May 23-27 Spring Arts Week 
Location: Varies

Students from different grades will perform for students and families during this week at the culmination of our school year! Stay tuned for details about performance dates and times.

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*Monday, May 30 Memorial Day – School Closed 

An EGG-cellent Turn Out!

Class Lanier would like to thank everyone for their support during the Cari Norris 

Memorial Egg Hunt. It was such an amazing feeling  to see our community come together that afternoon. The crowd was larger than anticipated but we hope all the children and families left with hearts and baskets full. Your generous contributions raised $553 which will go, as Ms. Cari’s family requested, to the school memorial fund  supporting the growth of music programs at WSL.

Summer Camp 2022- Save Your Space!

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!

Good Luck to Early Childhood Extended Care Director, Fern!

 

Blessings on Ms. Fern and Teacher Xander as they prepare to welcome their baby! Mother and Baby are fine. Under medical advice Ms. Fern will be on light duty only. She will be leading and supervising her team although unable to be present with the children for the remainder of the year. In the interim Ms. Courtney Shaheen will be serving as a long-term substitute from 11:30- 5:30 PM. Teacher T and Ms. Tracy will continue as afternoon teachers as well.  

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.
 
Only 5 weeks left of school! Our lost & found collection has grown quite a bit, so please come check for any missing items before the last day of classes. After the last day, any remaining items left behind will be donated. We appreciate your understanding!

Board Nomination

We would like to offer the Waldorf community an opportunity to provide feedback regarding our Board of Trustees nomination. Be it praise, previous experiences you’ve had with the trustees, concerns, or clarifying questions, we would love to hear from you. 

Please send your feedback to boardchair@waldorflouisville.com by 6:00 PM  Wednesday, May 18.

Rosa is from Barcelona, Spain. She is a native Catalan and Spanish speaker. She moved with her family to Louisville in 2013. Rosa holds a BS in Biology from Universitat de Barcelona, a BA in linguistics and translation and interpreting with a minor in English and German from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a KY teaching license from Bellarmine University in 2018.  She has lived in Spain, Germany, the UK and the US. Rosa loves learning languages and about other cultures. She has worked as a teacher since 2007, teaching English as a foreign language, Spanish, Math and Biology. She has been a tutor since 1997. She has been at WSL since 2018. 

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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 
Ukulele Lessons with Miss Hannigan
Lauren Hannigan is offering ukulele lessons to students first grade and up, and for grown ups too! Ukulele is a fun, user-friendly instrument to learn. It is the perfect instrument to travel with, take to the beach, and show off your skills at any party! Lauren can teach you the basics, and many classic songs that are so fun to sing along with. Lauren offers lessons for 45 minutes, for $25. Bring your own uke, or you can borrow Lauren’s! Ukelele is the ultimate instrument for increasing fine motor skills, rhythm, memory capacity, singing skills, and joy! Call or text Lauren to set up a time to jam at 502-264-1856!
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.

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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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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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