School photos. Orders need to be in the office today. The make up day is tomorrow -- November 20th.
Morning Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29th in Golden Gallery with Silke. Coffee and muffins and conversation!
Holiday Cards -- -there is a sign up sheet in the office. Sign up for cards with your child's artwork --- only $12 for a set of 6.
Advent Spiral will be on December 1st after Kris Kringle.
Holiday Ornaments -- do you know an artist? Are you an artist? We have glass globes waiting to be decorated and sold at our silent auction on December 14th at the TCA at the Robert Mirabal concert.
Robert Mirabal concert on December 14th and 15th at the TCA. Benefits to go to our school! Tickets are available at the TCA, they are $20 each. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season!
Festival of Lights is on December 17th at St. James Episcopal Church. Each class will be sharing music and song to celebrate the holidays!
Kris Kringle is on December 1st, 3-5pm. This is a great opportunity to clean out your toy cupboards, clear off your shelves of 'stuff' and bring in GENTLY USED TREASURES FOR THE GNOME NOOK. We need everyone to bring in items for the kids to purchase as gifts for their family and friends in the Gnome Nook. We also need wrapping paper and tape. Please bring in items to the office.
Twinkle Star Cafe at Kris Kringle will be serving soup, quiche, chili and sweets...please sign up to bring in something at your class room door.
Good News from Taos Waldorf School
Celebrating Parent Partnership
Creative Approaches for Emergent Times
One of the ways Taos Waldorf School is adapting to changing times is through partnering with parents to meet many needs within our school. From cleaning to team leadership to answering the phone, we are striving to pair the talents, abilities, and interests of our community with the necessary tasks of school functioning. In this way, we are hoping to meet the economic reality of our times headon while creating a foundation of social renewal.
There are many exciting events and workshops happening over the next few weeks.
NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP THIS FRIDAY!!! AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN NEW TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION. SPREAD THE WORD – ALL WELCOME. Suggested donation of $15. Child care available.
HALLOWEEN IS NEXT WEEK—OCT. 31ST! COSTUMES ARE GREAT – PLEASE REMEMBER NOTHING SCARY OR MEDIA INFLUENCED. NO GOREY STUFF OR MASKS PLEASE. The kids should wear their regular clothes to school and change during the day into their costumes. There will be a costume parade at 2pm.
NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION ON NOVEMBER 3RD! THIS IS AN AMAZING CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND FUNDRAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL --- DINNER, DRUMMING, STORIES AND MORE….PLEASE SHARE THE WORD – TICKETS ARE $50 AND ARE ON SALE NOW!
LANTERN WALK IS NOVEMBER 8TH! WE WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR LANTERN WALK AT SCHOOL. WE NEED SOME HELP WITH BREAD AND CIDER MAKING ---IF YOU HAVE INGREDIANTS TO DONATE FOR THE BREAD OR APPLE CIDER OR TIME TO HELP PREPARE PLEASE LET US KNOW.
Non-Violent Communication for Parents
with Joanna Magee and Rebecca Porter
CHILD CARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Please come prepared with a small donation for the child care provider, our very own Eila Gustina from the 8th grade. Thanks, Eila!
Looking for ways to bring more presence and compassion to your parenting? Join us for an evening of Nonviolent Communication at the Taos Waldorf School. Connect with your greatest parenting value, discover the needs that motivate your child's behavior, increase your vocabulary of feelings and needs and learn to practice presence as a tool for heartfelt connection.
Dear TWS Community,
Looking for ways to bring more presence and compassion to your parenting?
Join us for an evening of Non-Violent Communication at the Taos Waldorf School. Connect with your greatest parenting value, discover the needs that motivate your child's behavior, increase your vocabulary of feelings and needs, and practice presence as a tool for heartfelt connection.
Let's Help Send the 8th Grade to Chicago!
Thanks to Dean and Priscilla in Ojo Sarco, the Blue Spring Orchard apple harvest (100-200 bushels) has been made available to the 8th grade, for fund raising towards end of the year trip. You can find info. about the orchard at www.bluespringorchard.blogspot.com.
Fresh apple cider, from apples picked and pressed by the 8th grade under the guidance of Mikayla's dad Ron Boyd, is available to pre-order.
Please sign up outside your classroom to pre-order cider for $8 per half gallon.
Create for yourself a new, indomitable perception of faithfulness. What is usually called faithfulness passes so quickly. Let this be your faithfulness:
You will experience moments...fleeting moments...with the other person. The human being will appear to you then as if filled, irradiated with the archetype of his spirit.
And then there may be....indeed, will be, other moments, long periods of time, when human beings are darkened. But you will learn to say to yourself at such times: the Spirit makes me strong. I remember the archetype - I saw it once. No illusion, no deception, shall rob me of it.
Always struggle for the image that you saw. This struggle is faithfulness. Striving thus for faithfulness, we shall be close to one another, as if endowed with the protective power of angels."
Come one, come all to the annual Taos Waldorf School Harvestfest!!!
Festivities are this Friday (that's tomorrow) from 5p to 7p at school in the big play yard. It's a potluck, so bring something you love to eat and to share. Please bring tableware for your family.
It will be a "music potluck" as well, so if you are a musician of any kind please bring your instrument, your voice, and your good cheer. We will see what gets cooked up. And don't forget the ever-popular sack races and field games!
BAKE SALE INFO:
Our second bake sale of the year next Wednesday, October 3rd at Cid's Market from 10am to 4pm....we are looking for folks to bring baked goods to the school Tuesday, or they can be dropped off at Cids during the sale on Wednesday....sweet or savory would be great, as would crock-pot soups or stews to offer to the lunch crowd. (we will also be selling the bulbs at the table)
We are looking for folks who are able to work one or two hour shifts, and one or two fabulous people to wrap it all up, working from 2pm to 4pm and bringing everything back to the school....
please get in touch with Nicole (779.3208) or Amanda (751.7333) if you are able to work a shift: 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm/closing up.
Snow days! Same as the public schools, listen to KTAO (101.9FM) for updates. Let it snow, let it snow!!!
12.19.2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Festival of Lights
12.23.2013 - 01.03.2014
Winter Break, no school
01.07.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Andy
Martin Luther King Day. No School
02.04.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Allison, first grade readiness
President's Day. No School
02.18.2014 - 02.21.2014
Waldorf Teacher Conferences, no school
03.03.2014 - 03.14.2014
03.04.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am