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Yard Sale! Sept 14 at Taos Waldorf School. 7am – 12pm.

Yard Sale! Sept 14 at Taos Waldorf School. 7am – 12pm.

community-yard-salesHello everyone,

TWS will have a yard sale fundraiser Saturday, September 14th from 7am to 12pm. We are raising money for new play equipment in our play yards.

 Here’s how you can help:

1. Donate gently-used, clean and functioning items (clothes, furniture, computers, tvs, household goods, sports equipment, etc.). All items may be brought in on Friday, September 13th between 3-6pm at TWS.
 
2.  Help to organize and price items Friday, September 13th from 3-6pm

3. Help to work at the sale:
* 7am-9am
* 9am-11am
*11am-1pm (includes clean up)

4. Bring your truck at 12:15pm on Saturday the 14th to load up any unsold goods to donate to local charities.

5. Paint or create a beautiful, large, two-sided sign that we could use for this yard sale and future yard sales.

 

Thanks everyone! Please email me with any questions or to let me know how you’d like to help,bkriegerfritsch@gmail.com
Cheers, Beth.

Farmer Barry is going to Fire the Kiln!

Taos Waldorf School 6th grade class may make pottery pieces for our end of September Arts and Crafts fair. Farmer Barry is doing his part to support them in their endeavors by seeing if our old white kiln will work. Please do your part by making a donation today.

Thanks Barry!

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

We Need a New Office Manager. Is It You?

 
 
The Perfect Candidate…
Has exceptional organizational skills
Is highly computer literate
Is friendly and cheerful in a wide variety of circumstances
Has a flexible schedule
Is passionate about TWS!

 
 
For full job description, see below.   Thank you!
 
 
 
Job Description: Office Manager  
 
Overview
- Oversees all aspects of school office functioning

- Maintains strong, positive community relations in all aspects of office-related work from phone calls to walk-in visitors to outreach events

- Participates in marketing/development and administrative duties as needed

- Works closely with Coordinator, Board members, Faculty and other staff as needed to fulfill day-to-day requirements of businesslike atmosphere within a Waldorf school

- Trains, schedules, and manages office volunteers

Hours
- This is a half-time position. Full-time may become a possibility as school develops

Compensation
- Full tuition remission for child/ren at Taos Waldorf School

Hired By
- The Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the Hiring Team. The interview process will be conducted by the Hiring Team, who will recommend a candidate to the Board. The Hiring Team will include members of the College of Teachers, the Faculty, the Advancement Team, the Parent Council, and the Board of Trustees.

Reports To
- School Coordinator

Evaluated By
- Evaluation team, which will include a member from the College, a member from the Advancement Team, and a member from the Board of Trustees, will on a yearly basis prepare an evaluation which will be submitted to the College and the officers of the Board

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Work independently and in tandem with the Coordinator in a variety of circumstances while keeping key staff and Board of Trustees up to date on activities.

2. Attend staff/faculty meetings as required.

3. Supervise, schedule, and coordinate office volunteers.
 
We can’t wait to hear from you! email  twscoordinator@yahoo.com

Join Us to Learn More about Waldorf Education

 
THURSDAY:
Introduction to Waldorf. Inner & Outer Education, 6:30-8pm
 
FRIDAY:
Inner life & Adolescence talk, 9-10:30am
Music work group, 11-12:30pm
Visual Art session, 2-3:30pm
Inner life from Adolescence to Adulthood discussion, 4-5pm
 
SATURDAY:
Experiencing Math Inwardly talk, 9-10:30am
Math in Early Grades & Middle School work group, 11-12:30pm
Visual Art & Number Sense session, 2-3:30pm
Math Experience: Inward & Outward, 4-5pm
 
SUNDAY:
Enabling the Inner life, Enlivening Thinking talk, 9-10:30am
Developing the Astral Life concluding discussion, 11-12:30pm
 
Families who are new to Taos Waldorf School are required to attend the Thursday evening session.
 
Recommended contribution is $40 for all four days or $20 for one day. Thursday evening is free to all. Please pay what you can.
 
Click on the link below to RSVP.  

Register Now!

I can’t make it

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

Thank you for your time and response. Hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,

Joanna Magee,
TWS Events Coordinator.

THIS WEEK AT TWS. Reminders and Updates for May 15, 2013

TWS Clayday!

This Saturday,May 18th
10am to 2pm

Yes once again it is time to get a bit of work done around the beautiful 11 acre site of the Taos Waldorf School.  Thanks again to Chrystie for being the initiator of these site spruce-ups.

This time around I thought a little change in theme would be called for.  After all what is the deal with all this work theme all the time?  Rather than a work day let’s have a clay day and still make progress on our beautification goals.  That’s right, come on down between 10am and 2pm and help me make some clay ollas to get water (in a very efficient way) to our front garden beds.  All will be explained on Saturday.  All you need are some clothes you can get clay on (don’t worry it washes out) and a good sense of humor (tends to stick with you once you have one).  There are also other tasks to be worked on too for those so inclined.  I’m personally excited about moving some of our chicken fencing to open up the opportunity of gardening some new areas and giving our chickens a cleaner space.  We also are scheduled to get a load of mulch and there may be some blunt shoveling/moving of material needed.  We’ll see how it goes.  Bring a shovel if you can and as always some good work gloves, sun protection, and a potluck dish to share if you are so inclined.  Though one thing that is not allowed is wearing yourself out.  After all we need all our energy resources to go party at the Taos Waldorf School fundraising party at the Taos Mesa Brewing Company Saturday the 18th from 7pm on to listen to Big Swing Theory in all their glory.  So the theme of the day would seem to be support Taos Waldorf School by playing in clay and dancing with good company.  Sounds good to me, see you all there.

Great Thanks,

Barry Doucette
Grounds and Garden
Taos Waldorf School     

Coffee is available in the school kitchen at dropoff.  Come check out the exotic varieties, have a cup, and take home a pound!

 

“Turn in your Accessible to All tuition adjustment paperwork.  Hurry!  You’ll get a doughnut.”
-somebody important

Flashmob Coffee

You never know when a mob might form to do something interesting.  Around here it’s fundraising!

Check out our “Flashmob Cafe”, springing up where you least expect it – to offer espresso beverages to benefit TWS!  Every day this week at dropoff, and most days at pickup, too.  Don’t be surprised if the occasional baked good is available as well.

Just follow the signs, have some fun, and enjoy that end-of-year whiff of freedom!

TWS Garden Wish List

Manure: Right now I’m in a soil creating frenzy. Soil is currently being lost on site from a number of different factors. Compaction, high winds, soil exposure, are all variables that create soil loss. Bringing manure on site and composting it is presently the best way to get immediate needed nutrients into our soil ecology. If you have a source that can be brought onto sight, especially if you have a way to move it here please let me know.

Molasses Unsulphured (preferably blackstrap): The Taos Waldorf microorganisms will sing your praise. A great ingredient for compost tea, storing homemade bio fertilizers, has many agricultural uses. Cheers!

Brown Sugar Organic: An integral part for fermenting bio fertilizers. Many techniques I’ll be using in first years come from the discipline of Korean Natural Farming and really compliment Biodynamic practices. These techniques will help jump start our soil ecology and produce high quality food, plants, and flowers. Can give all the power of conventional fertilizers without the unsustainable repercussions.

Wooden Barrels: Not a necessity though is the best thing for mixing up Biodynamic Preparations. Since we are a Waldorf school I figured we should have the optimum setup for this type of growing. So if anyone has some wood barrels around and are not using them, donate them and watch us make Biodynamic Vortex “Magic”. Anyone who has made Biodynamic Preparations knows what I’m talking about.

Food Grade 55 gallon Barrels: Well, maybe not a direct gift from nature though are sure handy for bio fertilizers, compost tea, grey water systems, and a number of other important functions.

Garden hose washers: I love our beautiful Taos County Water. Help me preserve it. Too many of our hoses have leaky connections. We need more washers.

Clay source: Do you know someone digging a foundation, maybe a well, or some other structure and has a large pile of natural clay as a repercussion they need to get rid of. Please contact me. Clay has great potential here at Taos Waldorf. We can use it on site for natural building projects, paints/plasters, as an agricultural aide, cover for compost piles, or for other art projects. Just a good resource to have on site for many applications. Light colored high alumina natural clays are preferred for agricultural uses though am interested in any natural clay that is readily available.

Potting soil: Good potting soil is very welcome right now. Please no miracle grow or fox farm brand, even though they do say “organic”. My preferred commercial potting soil of choice is “Happy Frog” brand from Taos Hydroponic (may also be available elsewhere though don’t know). Also the components of potting soil are welcome. That is perlite, sand, peat moss (although is very unsustainable), coconut coir. In the future we’ll be able to move away from bought potting soil or components for potting soil, we’re just trying to jump start a slow seasonal start this year.

55 gallon metal drum: Well there is some talk about me giving workshops on making rocket mass heaters. These are super efficient wood stoves that can give the same amount of heating with only about one tenth of the wood used and are virtually smokeless. To do this I’ll need a couple 55 gallon metal drums. Not a huge rush and would prefer just a resource for them as it would be best for me to not have to store them on site for long periods of time. Thanks.

Bee Swarms: If you ever spot a swarm of bees by all means contact me as I would love to collect this pest problem from you. If you already keep bees and need to split a hive and care to share, I would love to be on the receiving end.

Flower Bulbs and Seeds: Well some people have mentioned the love Waldorf has for plenty of beauty and color, I knew you all were my kind of people :) Some flower bulbs would be helpful to get it all started I and our future bees thank you. Day Lilly, Gladiolas, Dahlias all welcome. Morning Glories, Mini Carnations, Holly Hocks, all great. Any information from you green thumbed folks is welcome. If you have other flower varieties you know about that would do well at the school please come talk to me.

Transplants: I’m hoping to bring as much biodiversity to the school as is possible. Many of you might have local herbs or perennials I don’t know about. I’m always interested in learning what you might know. Come flag me down whenever you are on site. If you are out shopping for your own garden and want to pick up an extra start or flower basket I know we can find an appropriate place here for it. Specifically looking for herb and perennial transplants, everything from oregano and tarragon, to sorrel, lovage, horseradish, walking onion, and jerusaleum artichokes, or anything else you might think of. If you have any currant, mulberry, goji, gooseberry bushes you would be willing to share, any cuttings from the branches can be sprouted if it is put in water. Simply cut, place in water, and bring it on by. I’ll take good care of it. Also raspberry, comfrey, and rhubarb transplants are especially welcome as we have plenty of clay soil for them to break up (something these plants do quite well). Black Locust trees also are handy as they fix nitrogen and can provide good shade for all these other transplants.

Showing Off Our 8th Grade – Tomorrow!!!

Other reminders:

RAFFLE TICKETS!!!  Please sell as many as you can.  It’s an easy, no-brainer fundraiser and if each family sold their whole packets, we’d raise about 5,000 for the school.

FREE DOUGHNUTS in the office for those who turn in their Accessible to All Tuition Adjustment paperwork this week!