We are opening our doors and welcoming the greater Taos community! Parents, if you know anyone who is interested in learning more about Waldorf education or if you are curious about what happens in Waldorf early childhood or grades classes, visit us on Saturday, October the 12th between 10 and 12 for an open-school. We will have curriculum demonstrations in all classes and story telling and star apples in the Early Childhood rooms. All are welcome to come to our beautiful grounds to play and learn.
Please help us raise money for the school by asking your friends, neighbors and family if they would like to brighten their lives with bulbs from Dutch Mill Bulbs. Its easy – just look through the beautiful Dutch Mill brochure, pick your favorites, fill out the order form, turn your completed form in at the office and await your bulbs.
Back Porch Farm tailgate sales will be on Thurs afternoons only, from 2:30 - 3:30 in the parking lot. I still need to take jar deposits if customers do not bring a jar to exchange, but there will be no "delivery fee". Instead the Farm will donate 10% of all sales to TWS which means more for the school, less for the customer, and it is easier for me! I (MacLaren) will be at the truck (currently a light gray Tacoma) selling and answering questions. You are welcome to reserve your items ahead of time by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or texting or calling at 575-770-3437. Reservations are first come first serve based on availability. I ask that you please pick up reserved items early in the time slot as I don't want to go home with items that were forgotten when there are others who would love to have them! I will usually have fresh organic goat milk, goat butter, goat chevre, sometimes goat feta, and water kefir. Thank you for supporting local, organic family farms and our Waldorf school!
Much love and healthful eating! MacLaren, Randy and Isla
The traffic flow in the parking lot could use just a bit of attention! Vehicles must enter thru the first driveway and exit thru the second drive. Please make sure that you are following this ‘traffic flow’ so we don’t have any accidents in the driveway and we can all come in and out without issue! Many thanks ~Jenn
Now that school is in full swing we are finding that the pick up of students needs a reminder. Early childhood pick up is from 2:45-3:00 and the grades is from 3:00-3:15. Please be respectful to your child’s teacher and BE ON TIME!!!
Also be mindful that pick up means that you sign them out, then have them within your eyesight and under your care (not your teachers). It is always wonderful to see parents visiting, making play dates and engaging with one another after school, but please remember that our wonderful teachers have things to do after their class time and we need to honor their precious time. Additionally, please make arrangements for you child’s pick up before school so he or she knows the plan. Many thanks!!
Taos Waldorf School participated in the Arts and Crafts fair this past weekend and it was a smashing success! So many thanks to those that volunteered to work the booth and to our wonderful students for the work they created and sold at the fair. The booth raised an amazing $461!!! This money will be donated to Boulder Waldorf Kindergarden that had major damage in the recent rains there. Our school was represented very well and this event speaks to the power of Waldorf Schools everywhere. Beautiful job!!!
The Festival Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, October 1st in either the Gnomes classroom or the ECE play yard from 3:15-4:45. This is an additional meeting, most other Festival meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We welcome any of you who are interested in becoming involved in our community festivals to join us! Tuesday’s meeting will be focused on the upcoming Harvest Festival that will occur on Thursday, Oct 17th! For questions contact Nikki Cain, Festival Chair at email@example.com.
TWS needs a well house before winter to protect our system from freezing. The design will incorporate many sustainable building ideas such as rammed earth tires and straw bale walls. The building project began September the 28th with a tire pounding party and will continue October the 5th. If you are interested in sustainable building and wish to contribute to the betterment of our school, please come and join Ted Elsasser, Waldorf parent, licensed contractor and owner of Taos Off Grid, a building and design business, to help construct our well house.