Hooray for Aydin Gates!!! He won the Taos County Spelling Bee! He will be representing Taos County at the State Spelling Bee in March.
In general, Taos Waldorf School follows the Taos School District snow closures/delays. We will always call into KTAO and send out an email announcing if we are closed or have a delay. Please check in the mornings if there snowy weather. If there are more than 3 missed days due to weather we have built in make up days in the spring.
Frozen Pipes Update
Many hours and plumbers later we are waiting on the insurance company to finish paperwork. All of the plumbers are lisensed. Before the classrooms are opened up to student use we will make sure all repairs are made — carpeting will be replaced and pipes upgraded.
Cleaning at our school
School upkeep is a coordinated effort with many parents working hard to ensure that our classrooms are a beautiful environment for our children to learn in. There are cleaners scheduled to clean every classroom and bathroom every day of the week. In addition to daily cleaning there is a Deep Clean that will happen on Friday. We are meeting once a week as a cleaning group plus having email check-ins. We are excited to contribute to our beautiful school. If you have any questions about the cleaning please contact Emily in the office on Wednesdays.
Coffee Lecture: Media and Storytelling
Thursday, Jan. 31st, 9am
Join Miss Beth for an intriguing conversation on the effects of media on our families, and to gain a deeper understanding of the value of storytelling. All Welcome! Coffee and baked goods plus great company
Peruvian Cultural Evening
Thursday, Jan. 31st 6-8pm.
You are invited for a night of music and story telling, come hear stories from our sister school in the Sacred Valley in Peru! Check it out on http://www.kusikuwsay/
There is so much we can learn from listening to the stories which Roman and Fielding have to share.
Roman is a natural story teller, a musician. You can bring your children and enjoy community.
Non-Violent Communication Workshop
This Friday, Feb. 1st 6-8pm.
This workshop will focus on Practicing NVC skills. It will build on our October workshop, however newcomers to NVC are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cost: $15 per person – or pay what you can. All money raised will be donated to TWS.
Cake Decorating Workshop with Mikayla and Nancy
Friday, Feb. 8th, 12:30-3:30 in the School Kitchen
Pre-register by February 1 (this Friday). Learn how to decorate a cake, cupcakes – have fun with frosting! Learn how to make those cupcakes that always sell right away at bakesales. Suggested donation of $15.
Patricia Griffin and Fiona (1st/2nd) and Rhodri (Gnomes)
Judit and Carlos and Teresa (4th/5th)
Many warm greetings to our new school families. Please say hello and see what you can do to offer some help when you see them around the campus!
A special thank you to Leah Wilde who is always willing to help with whatever needs to be done!
A Peek into our 1st/2nd grade Curriculum
We have enjoyed our math block this month. We have been working on memorizing odds and evens, skip counting, and multiplication. We have been living in the world of the math gnomes – Blue – as a crisp, clear sky (Subtraction Gnome), Red – the shade of an apple in autumn – (Division Gnome), Yellow – as warm as the sun (Multiplication Gnome), Green – the color of a blade of grass (Addition Gnome) and Purple – the color of King Equals. Those gnomes must spend a great deal of time organizing the beautiful minerals that they mine.
Next month we will take a peek into the 8th grade curriculum!