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Miss Silke’s dedication

This year the kindergarten recognized Miss Silke’s dedication and gentle care with a huge basket of gifts, many homemade with love. All the children where very excited to help her open them! Thank you Miss Silke. You are the heart of our little school.

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Fall Giving Campaign

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Dear Friends of Taos Waldorf School,

We invite you to participate in our Fall Giving Campaign, which aims to raise $50,000.
TWS would like to thank our friends all over the world for continuing to support our school through your generous donations. Like other independent schools, we rely on philanthropy
to fufill our mission and cover any gaps in operating expenses. We know that you appreciate the high quality of the education that we provide, and we could not do it without your support.

Waldorf education aims to create independent thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders. Your contribution not only helps our children find success and fulfillment in their own lives, but it also prepares them to contribute their excellence to the dynamic world that they will face upon graduation.

With our eighteen year history, we have seen the real results of the education we provide. This inspires us to strive to make it accessible to as wide a spectrum of the community as possible. Given the financial reality of our small, rural community, two thirds of our students qualify for tuition assistance making your contribution vital to the survival of our school.

Teachers, staff and parents at Taos Waldorf School are busy shaping the building blocks for our community and our children’s future. It is through your generous support that we are able to do this with such a high degree of success, and we are sincerely grateful for every contribution that you are able to make.

Sincerely,
Sarah Beasley
President, Taos Waldorf School Board of Trustees

We deeply appreciate your support.
You can use our secure Paypal donation service to make a tax-deductible contribution today.

Taos Waldorf School and Waldorf Education:
94% of Waldorf graduates go to college, as opposed to the 63% national average.
88% graduate from college
89% are highly satisfied in choice of occupation
91% are active in lifelong education
As a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, we are linked to the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.

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Taos Waldorf School is asking that each family pass along contact information for five people that you feel have the financial resources and the inclination to donate to our wonderful, 19 year old school. Please include the persons name, email, mailing address, telephone number and relationship to your child.  

Your participation in the giving campaign is a simple as returning the contacts you chose to the office. We are inviting you to let the gift of education radiate out and help us to uphold a quality program for the beautiful children in our care.

With Gratitude,
Taos Waldorf School Board of Trustees, College of Teachers, the Advancement Committee and the Parent Council

AWSNA regional delegates circle

AWSNA regional delegates circle

 

Our delicious dinner was prepared by Taos’s El Gamal restaurant, owned by TWS parents. Our school was proudly decorated by Wendy Price, assisted by many dedicated community members. Miss Beth gave the delegates eggs laid by her chickens and EC parents prepared offerings of farm fresh organic goat cheese and green chilies.

Thank you to all who helped.

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IASWECE October, 2014 Newsletter

 
This month we also celebrate our collaboration with several Alliance for Childhood partners who have worked with us intensively in the past year towards a truly inspiring conference. ‘The Unfolding Conference,’ to be held from 23-26 October in Brussels, will bring different professions together to explore how we can join forces in nurturing a culture that will allow each and every child to unfold his or her unique potential and to engage in society. If you can’t participate in the conference, please send us your inspiration and good thoughts which, as you all know, are very real too!
 
We hope you will enjoy reading our e-newsletter and that it brings you hope and inspiration in this season of unfolding potential.
 
With warm greetings,
 
Clara Aerts, Susan Howard, Philipp Reubke
IASWECE Coordinating Group
 
The Unfolding Conference in Brussels
Clara Aerts

Imagine a culture where every child can unfold her or his unique potential…
Imagine a society where every young person has a voice that is listened to and taken into consideration…
Imagine a government that puts with every decision it makes the needs of the child/family as a central focus…
Imagine a world that gives every human being the possibility to reconnect to himself, his environment, nature, destiny and spirituality….
 
Read the full articleRead the programGo to registration

Partnership between Training Courses in North England and  Vietnam
Clara Aerts

A story of wonder….

As a child I never understood the story of the 2 loaves of bread and the fishes – how was it possible that they could feed so many people? Taking up a partnership for one of our projects as the North England Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood (NESWEC) Training Course has done for the Vietnam project reminds me of this story; I believe that in these kinds of gestures of giving selflessly, we can experience something of the miracle that is meant with it. What makes this partnership especially warm and valuable is the fact that it is taken on in a country that is tackling its own financial difficulties. It reminds me of large family tables set where there was nevertheless always space for a few more.
 
The simple but creative ways in which the North England students have fundraised for their colleagues in Vietnam is heart-warming and it can encourage us in our own trainings or local settings to think of ways to take up such a partnership for one of the IASWECE projects.
 
Read here the article by Jill Taplin, describing how the NESWEC students took on this partnership and        
 Shirley Bell’s description of the training program in Vietnam.
 
Too Much Too Soon
Janni Nicol, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
 
In many countries play-based Early Childhood settings are under government pressure to introduce formal learning to young children. To gain more courage to stand for your own personal convictions, you can read the article by Janni Nicol about the actions the Steiner Waldorf Early Years movement is undertaking this month.
 
Quality in Waldorf Birth to Three Settings
Luna Wiedemann, Eckernförde (Germany)
 
At the final plenum of the Birth to Three Conference in June 2013 in Dornach, there was a lively discussion about quality in early childhood settings and the working conditions and social recognition of birth to three caregivers.
 
Here you can read one participant’s views on this subject.

Taos Waldorf School Newsletter for October 28, 2013

Taos Waldorf School Newsletter for October 28, 2013

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Waldorf Update for October 28, 2013

Enjoy a deeper understanding of Waldorf.

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[do your holiday shopping at taosstore.com]

Taos Waldorf School receives a generous portion of money from your purchases at Amazon.com when going through taosstore.com. Do all of your holiday shopping through taosstore.com and benefit the Taos Waldorf School.
It couldn’t be easier.

Yearbook Pictures
Heads up for those of you who wish to look your best. In the grades, yearbook pictures will be taken this coming Tuesday, October the 29th through out the school day. In the Gnomes and Blossoms, yearbook pictures will be taken throughout the school week.

Five Contact Drive
“The sun with loving light, makes bright for me each day…” this is the sound of the children gathering in the morning, preparing to engage in a creative learning environment. This is what a Waldorf School is about and we are asking for our families to engage with us and together we will thrive!

At Taos Waldorf School, there is a fundraising component built into our annual budget. The TWS ‘giving campaign’ is a fund raising effort in which we send letters requesting donations to our families, their families and friends, alumni and others that have an interest in supporting and sustaining a Waldorf School here in Taos. It is through this fall and spring giving campaign that we raise the funds that allow for the high quality teachers and curriculum, sustain our Access To All tuition assistance program and ensure that our program will continue to run smoothly. This is the most important component in meeting our annual fundraising goals.

Taos Waldorf School is asking that each family pass along contact information for five people that you feel have the financial resources, the dedication to holistic education and the inclination to donate to our wonderful, 19 year old school. Please include the persons name, email, mailing address, telephone number and relationship to your child.

Your participation in the giving campaign is a simple as returning the contacts you choose, to the office. We are inviting you to let the gift of education radiate out and help us to uphold a quality program for the beautiful children in our care.

With Gratitude,
Taos Waldorf School Board of Trustees, College of Teachers, the Advancement Committee and the Parent Council

Need a gently used computer.
Our Early Childhood is in need of a computer (for the adults, not the children). We finally got internet to the building and then realized that the computer was too old to have a wireless connection. If you have a laptop or a desktop around your home that you are not using, please consider donating to TWS ECE! Many thanks!

Dog doo news!
Since our last newsletter it seems as though our 4 legged friends have been even busier with their business on our campus! The ECE teachers and assistants were cleaning off little Blossom and Gnomie shoes for quite some time last week! Please, if you must walk your dog on campus he/she MUST be leased and you MUST scoop their doo! It is most ideal to leave the K~9’s at home, so please consider this as an option as well.

Happy Halloween!
TWS students will be having some fun this Thursday for Halloween and as a reminder please be sure your child has a costume that is appropriate for our school. No gore or blood, masks or too much skin and make-up. Remember we have little ones on our campus that we do not want to frighten!
Please welcome Chloe our guest Eurythmist
We are honored to welcome Chloe a Eurythmist student teacher into our classes for the first 2 weeks of November. Chloe is joining us from England and will be working with all the classes during her stay here in Taos. Students must do these apprenticeships at Waldorf Schools during their training and we are so happy that she chose our little school to work with. Eurthymy is a form of healing movement that in many, larger, Waldorf schools is an ongoing specialty class. Welcome Chloe!

Coffee Talk with Annette Gano
The Parent Council’s November Coffee Talk Lecturer will be Annette Gano, she will be speaking about essential oils and keeping healthy in the fall and winter by integrating them into our daily lives. The lecture, following discussion and coffee will be held on Tuesday, November 5th in the Music Room. PC offers these free lectures the first Tuesday of each month as a way to offer some adult education and to build our wonderful Waldorf community. Everyone is welcomed.

aos Waldorf School is in the process of restocking our first aid kit. After careful review of the supply, we have noticed that it is lacking quite a few things. We would like to ask for parents help in getting these items into it. We are looking for Band-Aids, Antibacterial Cream, Peroxide, Arnica Gel, Rescue Remedy, Calendula Cream/Gel, A thermometer, etc. to help complete it. If you have any of these items at home or feel compelled to purchase one of these items for the school we would greatly appreciate it. Thank You!

Trunk or Treat event
Taos Waldorf School is going to be participating in the Trunk or Treat event that DMC Broadcasting hosts on Halloween night. We will have a table set up at the event and will be handing out organic honey sticks. The event is scheduled to run from 6pm to 9pm. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Vanessa in the office, by phone (575)751-7750, or email vanessa@taoswaldorfschool.com. Thank You!

 

Passive Fundraising for TWS
It is just too easy to raise money for our school with the Smiths, Cid’s, Albertsons, Target and Amazon deals that came home with your child earlier in the year! Please share this information with your friends and families especially over the holidays as we can really build some cash through the Amazon fundraiser if everyone that knows us uses it for all of our Amazon needs! Many thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Taos Waldorf School at
575-751-7750 or twscoordinator@yahoo.com.

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