‘The sun with loving light, makes bright for me each day’, this is the sound of the children gathering in the morning, preparing to be engaged in a creative learning environment. This is a gift and is as precious as a seed that needs nurturing and so to must the school be nurtured.
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 creating 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 ensures our program will continue to run smoothly. This is the most important component in meeting our annual fundraising goals.
Taos Waldorf was honored to host the AWSNA regional delegates circle at our school the weekend of October the 4th, 5th and 6th. Friday evening was Taos Waldorf School's opportunity to sit down for dinner with delegates from across North America, making connections and sharing ideas.
International Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education [IASWECE] October, 2014 Newsletter
Dear colleagues, dear friends,
Have you also felt the change of season where you live and work ? Whereas in the Southern Hemisphere, the promise of light is born again with the fresh and tender green of spring, nature in the North radiates its full potential with glowing red and gold as a memory of the summer that has passed. As light is being born in the East and setting in the West each day, we can become conscious of the wonderfully diverse world we are living in, and in our work together we are given the gift of making life into a holistic experience.
This weaving and working together also shows itself in a beautiful way in the IASWECE partnerships that are developing between different countries. We are sure you will become motivated to explore what you can do in your own setting when you read about the partnership that has started between a small training in North England and the one we support in Vietnam.
Our children enjoyed working together as a village Thursday doing all manner of tasks to celebrate Michaelmas. They made dragon bread, helped Farmer Barry plant bulbs, gathered wood and made soup together. The whole school then had the lunch they prepared together! After lunch the children enjoyed the Saint Michael slays the dragon play performed by the 2nd and 6th grades! Wonderful work!!
One of the unexpected and wonderful treats that day was that the sand for the sandboxes was delivered! The driver of the very large truck was a wonder to watch pull the truck into the play yards, then dump the sand into the boxes! Then the real play began, see the pictures to see the pure joy that sand can bring! Many thanks to all of you that helped with the yard sale that raised the money for the sand!!!
Come one, come all to celebrate Taos Waldorf School’s Harvest Festival
Thursday, October 17th from 5-7 pm
Bring a yummy dish to share, also bring a plate, bowl, fork and spoon and your dancing shoes! The faculty and Festival Committee invite you and your family to enjoy this age old celebration with us this Thursday at TWS. There will be fun activities, such as a scavenger hunt in the garden, baking potatoes on an open fire, solving riddles with the scarecrow riddler and dancing to bring us all together! This is not a potluck to be missed, as it is full of fun, food and festivities! Sign up sheets are at your child’s classroom entries.
If you are interested in helping with the planning of the festivals, then come join the Festival Committee this Tuesday the 15th from 3:15-4:45 in the ECE play yard, all are welcome!
See you all on Thursday afternoon!!
Our wonderful school store is open for business Monday-Thursday 8:15-3:45, Fridays 9:00-11:00 and like all fine shops, by appointment! We have student made work, pencils, leather bags and other, wonderful items. With the holidays fast approaching this is the place to come for all of your gift giving needs! All proceeds go directly to TWS, so come on in!!
Snow days! Same as the public schools, listen to KTAO (101.9FM) for updates. Let it snow, let it snow!!!
Children's Art Show
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