March, April and May Events at the Taos Waldorf School

April 1st-4th Spring Break
April 12th, Day of Play Early Childhood Open House 10-12:30 (tell your friends)
April 13th, Saturday Work Party, 10-2pm (2nd of 3 work days this spring, we hope every family will make one).
April 15th, Evening Lecture with Silke, 6-7:30pm, The Child of Today, The Adult of Tomorrow: How the Waldorf Kindergarten Creates the Foundation of Lifelong Learning
April 18th, Coffee Lecture with Sarah, 9am, Middle School Curriculum  
April 19th, Day of Play Early Childhood Open House, 10-12:30
April 26th and 27th TAO + Waldorf Art Event 5pm – 8pm
April 26th, Yard Sale! 7:30am-1pm, Plus Work Day
May 6th, 8th Grade Project Presentations
May 7th, The Proof is in the Pudding, 9am-10am, Our 8th graders show off!  
All Welcome!
May 9th and 10th, Pentathlon, 4/5th grade in Boulder, CO
May 11th, May Faire
May 18th, Work Day Party, 10-2
May 18th, Taos Mesa Celebration Party Fundraiser with Big Swing Theory
May 23rd, End of Year Ceremonies (early dismissal at 12:30)
May 23rd 8th Grade Graduation, evening (tbd)

“A healthy social life is found only when in the mirror of  
each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and  
when in the whole community the virtue of each one  
is living.”
-Rudolf Steiner


Visit the Taos Waldorf School

Visitor Mornings on Tuesdays from 9am -10am. 

See the curriculum unfold, witness the students actively engaged, experience the joy of learning at Taos Waldorf School. 

We are now enrolling for all classes for the 2013 school year.  Please ask about our Accessible to All Tuition Program.  

For more information or to pre-register for a visitor morning tour call 575-751-7750
Please plan on meeting at the school office by 9am for the tour. 


As I listened to the school community share ideas on how we could offer help for the school, I noticed there were some shared ideas and visions, and I had the feeling that some of these ideas may easily be woven together into a few “work parties”, where families or individuals who are available and willing to help on the designated dates may come together and share in beautifying our school and grounds in fantastic company, and generally great food, in true waldorf fashion. I know from our past experience it has always been such a delight and one usually gains as much as they give, if not more, from such community building events.

Based on folks interests and needs, three “work parties” have been created. They are scheduled for one half-day a month and you can come for any or all of it to pitch in. The work parties will be held on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

* March 16th will focus on GROUNDS: the playground was specifically mentioned in regard to cleaning, repairing, and possibly building another fixture for the children.

* April 20th will focus on GARDENING: preparing garden beds, planting bulbs, and perhaps food.

* May 18th will focus on SPRUCING UP THE SCHOOL: painting rooms and areas of the school was brought up, perhaps fixing necessary furniture and fixtures, and so forth.

We invite you to be present on these days, but also, if you have ideas or materials to contribute, we gladly welcome them as well. Feel free to contact me via email, phone, or in person with any questions, ideas, or contributions.

A spreadsheet has been created which will allow people to sign-up easily and effortlessly online. Simply click on the link to add yourself or your family to the fun!

Click and SIGN UP HERE.

If you are able to bring food, it will allow the worker men, women, and children energy to refuel with…and it’s just fun to socialize over delicious munchies! Please consider including your child(ren) when you sign up, as they thoroughly en-JOY helping!

Many Blessings,
Chrystie Eileen Richardson

NonViolence Works – Taos Waldorf School Presents an Evening with Vishu Magee

NonViolence Works – Taos Waldorf School Presents an Evening with Vishu Magee

Vishu Magee is the FOunder/chairman of NonviolenceWorks and will be talking about ‘Why nonviolence works’. There will be a short talk, followed by a question / answer period. An event for our entire Taos Community!

Friday, March 15. 5 – 6:30pm. Taos Waldorf School.
9 Don Ben Romero Road, El Prado, NM 87529.

Suggested Donation: $5.
(nobody will be turned away for lack of funds!)
All proceeds benefit teachers at Taos Waldorf School.

For questions, please call Taos Waldorf School at (575)-751-7750.

vishu talk tws

March News – Important Dates

March 4th -11th Yearbook Orders due to receive the $35 price  
March 11TH (EXTENDED)Bulb Sale due in Office WITH MONEY  
March 8th, Friday,6:30-8pm: workshop with Bob Monsen  
March 9th, Saturday, 11-4pm: workshop with Bob Monsen
March 9th, Saturday 9am-11am Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast to support our 8th graders
March 15th  Evening Lecture:Why Nonviolence Works with Vishu Magee. Friday, 5:00-6:30

March Workshops at Taos Waldorf School – Institute for Social Renewal.

The Social Mission of Waldorf Education.
Independent, Self-Administered and accessible to All. Friday, March 8. 6:30pm – 8pm

The Art of Concious Conversation.
A Pathway to Social Renewal, Transformation and the Mutuality of Reciprocal Support. Saturday, March 9. 11am – 4:30pm


Child Care Provided. Open to All!
Workshops hosted at Taos Waldorf School by Bob Monsen.
9 Don Ben Romero Road, behind Overland Sheepskin Co. 575-751-7750.

Bob MonesenBob Monsen is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated his own general construction business for over thirty years. He is President of the Institute for Social Renewal, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Rudolf Steiner’s treaties on threefold social transformation. Bob is a certified organizational consultant and is currently working extensively with Waldorf schools and other educational institutions throughout the United States. Bob is a member of the Social Science Section of the Anthroposophical Society and a former board member of Rudolf Steiner College. He was the board president of the Waldorf School of the Peninsula for over twelve years and was instrumental in creating the ATA tuition adjustment program as a way of supporting independent education that is accessible to all children.