October 2021 WSL Monthly Communique

Waldorf School of Louisville Communique

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Save the Dates!

Monday, October 11th – Parent Association Meeting: 8:45 – 10:00 AM

Please join the Parent Association for our monthly meeting to discuss upcoming Parent Education Nights, Winter Faire, and more*! Kindly note, this month’s meeting will be held virtually. Google Meets details can be found below:

Google Meets Linkhttps://meet.google.com/ogr-isqo-qpa

*If you would like to be added to the PA email list and receive the meeting minutes, please send an email to Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com


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Saturday, October 16th – Community Workday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM*

Next Saturday, October 16, we will be hosting volunteers on campus for a Community Workday!

There are a variety of outdoor projects needing volunteer support, if you are willing/available to assist with any of the following volunteer projects, please send an email to Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com as soon as possible: 

1- paint Early Childhood deck, stairs, and railing

2- help Sunni Bell prepare a biodynamic, no-till garden bed in Kinder yard

3- help Clay Fleischer assemble the Lyndon tire swing in the Grades swing yard

4- assemble water station + sluiceway + bridge for Kinder dry creek bed

5- assemble water station in Pre-K yard

6- build rope swing in Pre-K yard (experienced builders wanted!)

 *We will be offering childcare for children 7yrs or younger from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on 10/16. Families interested in childcare are required to send an email to Madyson Haskins at madyson.haskins@waldorflouisville.com by Friday, October 15.

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Monday, October 18th-Friday, October 22nd – PA Clothing Swap: 8:30-9:30 AM + 1:45-2:45 PM

Whether it’s pieces of clothing that no longer fit your kiddos, items that you haven’t been worn in the past 12 months, your gently used clothes are bound to find a good home! Tops, pants, dresses, sweaters, rain gear, snow shoes, whatever it is, add it to the collection!
To allow time for our volunteers to sort and set up, families may drop off their clothes starting Wednesday, Oct. 13There will be a collection table labeled in the cafeteria – please inform Administrative Assistant, Chloe Erwin, that you are dropping off clothes for the swap.
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Wednesday, October 20th – Picture Day Retakes

Retakes (both individual and class photos) will begin at 9:00 AM and will be taken outside (weather permitting). The raincheck date(s) will be Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22. 


Proofs from the original Picture Day will be made available to all families one week prior to retakes. If you would like your child’s photo retaken, please email office@waldorflouisville.com by Tuesday, October 19 so we can prepare the schedule accordingly.

We respectfully ask that the community look over our clothing guidelines (available in the 2021/2022 Parent Handbook) before picture day to ensure class pictures reflect the WSL mission.

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 * Wednesday, October 20th – 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.
Meeting ID: 984 5341 0474
Passcode: ZcnyQ4Please

*Minutes from the September Board of Trustee Meeting can be found below!

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 * Sunday, October 31st – BOO DELL @ Yew Dell: 12:00-4:00 PM

Visit us at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 12:00-4:00 PM for BOO DELL! Your beloved Administrative Faculty will be dressed up and distributing candy on the Trail of Treats.

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! 


Throughout the school year, we will continue to spotlight new WSL Teaching & Administrative Faculty ~ we hope you enjoy getting to learn more about the extraordinary people who have recently joined our community!

Maggie Soeder
Music substitute


Maggie Soeder, serving as our new music sub, is super excited to begin sharing music with us. While music has always been a part of her life, from youth choirs, playing flute and handbells, even performing in musicals during her Theater Performance major, it wasn’t until she started taking her own 3 kids to music classes that she discovered how much she loves and finds joy in making and sharing music with other families.

A Music Together teacher for more than 10 years and a music & movement instructor around the city, she has been enthusiastically moving and grooving with some of her favorite people…kids of ALL ages! They inspire her to be, not only a better teacher and musician, but a better human, even a better parent. She is beyond excited to continue her own musical journey here with us.

Olivia Pendleton
Games & Movement
Grades Extended Care

Hello, my name is Olivia Pendleton. I am the Grades Movement and Games teacher as well as the Grades Extended Care teacher here at the Waldorf School of Louisville. I have over 3 years of extended care experience and previously worked as an Outdoor Environmental Educator in Orcas Island, Washington.
I am currently a student at the University of Louisville, where I studied abroad in Dubai, U.A.E.! I am looking forward to graduating this December and I plan to go on to get my Master’s degree in Education. I enjoy being active and being outdoors, especially when I’m hiking with my dogs! I love working with your kiddos, and I am looking forward to even more adventures this school year!

Xander Sun Rae
EC Extended Care

Xander (they/them) joins WSL after years of caring for animals on sanctuaries, and they are excited to bring their nurturing personality to our community.
They teach body movement classes, build cob earthen structures, and write music when they aren’t at school. Xander is overjoyed by how much there is to learn from each child, and is grateful to work with such a special school.

Fern Erhard
Director of EC Extended Care

Fern Erhard (she/her) returns to WSL after spending some time living on the west coast where she worked as a Waldorf teacher then studied herbalism and gardening.
She can often be found making music, creating art, or exploring on hikes with her family. She is so grateful to be caring for your children and getting to know each of you on our beautiful new campus.

Larissa Nemeth

Larissa is a native of New Jersey, but has spent her adult years residing in Southeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a BS in Communications Studies, she gained skills in various industries before finding a niche in the burgeoning field of digital marketing for nonprofits.
She finds great joy in connecting people to wonderful resources, sparking engaging conversation, and fostering community in the digital (and analog!) realm. She’s moving to Kentucky with her husband, two children, two cats and one dog, where she is excited to explore the many natural areas of the state in her free time. She’s an avid writer, reader, houseplant owner, baker and music-lover. Larissa could not be more thrilled to join Waldorf of Louisville as they look to elevate the message of their mission throughout the greater Louisville community.

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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 yearbook@waldorflouisville.com

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 preferred payment method.

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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