New Family Orientation, Tues, Sept 19, 2017 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

The administrative staff: Gary Cannon, Roxanne King and Sue Salvesen would like to invite all families who have joined our community this year, and those who may have joined in the middle of last year, to sit with us and learn some of the ins & outs of the Waldorf School of Cape Cod. You have questions (maybe you don't know what they are yet, but you WILL have questions!) - we have answers. What is Back to School Night? What is Michaelmas? Should I come to Board Meetings? What's a Grades Assembly, and why do I want to come? We will take you through the school calendar, highlight the Parent Handbook and more. Please join us in Roxanne's office after drop-off on Tuesday.

Back to School Night, Weds, Sept 20, 2017. All School Meeting 7-8 pm, Class meetings TBD by teacher.

We request that at least one parent or guardian attend our All School Meeting. The Faculty and board members will have wise words to impart, and usually a little something to make it fun. Class meetings are held either from 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm, determined by each Class teacher. 

Siesta & Aftercare, Lead teacher, Jennie Ellis-Cole, Sept 8, 2017

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer with your families and are ready to embrace all that fall has to offer. Fall is that time when we start to feel the marvelous anticipation build towards the exciting adventures each new school year promises.

Some of you know me already, but for those of you who do not, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jennie Ellis-Cole (Mack & Hart's mom); the children may call me "Miss Jennie." I will be the lead Siesta and Aftercare teacher, along with Tara Unis. I started working in the Siesta room at the end of last year, and I am overjoyed to be returning this year. I have specialized in teaching, comforting and  guiding children professionally and lovingly for many years. Some of my passions include art, horticulture, yoga and any outdoor activity. I look forward to passing along these passions with your children and await every bit of wisdom they bestow on me. 

My goal for this year is HOPE and RENEWAL. The Siesta class will gently guide the children into the latter part of their day. The Aftercare will be a welcoming home to all ages. They will share time in the forest, garden, and our new "Sun" and "Moon" rooms. Aftercare will provide a space for reading, crafts, games and lots of imaginative free play.

This will be an inspiring year and Miss Unis and I truly look forward to the growth of budding relationships and nurturing the ones I have already made. ~ Jennie Ellis Cole

WCA Co-Chairs Wanted!

by Dina O'Neil, WCA Coordinator, May 24, 2017
Endings are a time of reflection and as another school year is (rapidly!) coming to an end, we as a community have been reflecting on how we can continue to grow our community and be sure all members are represented and heard.

During our recent WCA meeting last Friday, many members of our community met to share a potluck meal and discuss communication. We all agreed that having more representation from the full spectrum our community serves would only improve the WCA.

As the WCA continues to undergo a period of reform and revitalization, we would like to take this opportunity to invite at least one volunteer to represent the Early Childhood part of our community as well as a volunteer to represent the Middle School grades.

Ideally, these volunteers will become my co-chairs for the WCA ensuring all members of our community have a liaison for anything Waldorf - whether it's welcoming new families into our community, working with Class Parents to engage volunteers for fundraising, encouraging Class Parents and other class families to attend WCA meetings, encouraging parents to join a committee and be more involved, as well as having a point person to convey any issues, questions, concerns, etc. that parents may have but not know where to turn.
The energy buzzing throughout the community is refreshing and motivating as we are seeing more parents becoming engaged; this brings me hope for the future of our community and school.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss or are interested in either co-chair opportunities.

Dina O'Neil, WCA Coordinator
dinaoneil@comcast.net   wca@waldorfcapecod.org
Favorite Waldorf Quote:  "Many hands make light work."