Corporate Sponsorships Available ... from Bob Mulcahy, Chairman of the Development Committee

Dear Friends and Families,

I’d like to offer the Waldorf community an update on what the very busy Development Committee has been up to. First, we launched the “Waldorf 100 Campaign” at the beginning of this year. The goal of this campaign is to raise $250,000 by June 2019. The spirit of this campaign comes at a time of celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education. So far we have raised just over $100,000 and the excitement and momentum of the committee is something to be very proud of. The committee recently created a corporate sponsorship program to assist in reaching our goal and as a way for businesses to support our school and our children. To date the development committee has secured 4 corporate sponsors yielding $1,700. Please help by spreading the word about our Corporate Sponsorship Program, or perhaps invite a business that you have ties to in becoming a sponsor, or if you are a business owner yourself this is a great way to support the school and promote your business as well. Attached is a PDF explaining the program for you to share with businesses, or sponsors can also sign up directly on our website at https://www.waldorfschoolofcapecod.org/sponsor/

Thank you in advance for helping us achieve this goal.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you would like more information about this program or about the Development Committee in general.

Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf,

Bob Mulcahy, Chairman of Development Committee

 

Eurythmy Returns to WSCC, October 28 - November 18

Dear Families:

We are pleased to announce that Eurythmy intern, Thomas Rosenberg, will be coming to the school to do a three week Eurythmy block with all the children, including the early childhood,  from Oct 28th - November 18th. Thomas is a 4th year student at the American Eurythmy School in California.  

As per our arrangement with our prior wonderful interns, it is the school's responsibility to pay for Thomas's plane fare, room, and board during his 3 week stay.  We are also responsible for providing Thomas with a piano accompanist.  Here are some ways you might be able to help:

  • Thomas needs room and board.  Its a great opportunity for you and your family to learn about this unique art form that Rudolf Steiner created nearly 100 years ago.  If no one can house Thomas, I will be able to house him, but it will be robbing a lucky family of a great opportunity.  
  • We have a piano accompanist in mind who has done this work for us in the past.  This person lives in Mashpee about 15 mins away and will need transportation, Mon - Thurs. 
  • Thomas would very much like to do Eurythmy with the faculty and parents.  He will definitely be working with the faculty on Thurs at 3:15pm.  We would like to open this time to include parents as well. 
  • We are working on a schedule and will try to find a couple of other times when parents can work with Thomas during the week when he is not teaching the children.  If you have any preferred times when a group of parents are free, let me know.
  • Thomas finishes his 3 week block on the Friday before the Holiday Faire.  Its a bit of a strange set up, but we place chairs in the Holiday Faire booths for a final Eurythmy performance on Friday morning, Nov 17th.  Everyone is invited!  We are small enough this year, you might even be able to bring a friend who might be interested in knowing more about our school for their children. 

If you can help with any of the above, please drop by and see me or email me at administrator@waldorfcapecod.org.  Thank you. 
Gary Cannon, Administrator

 

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."