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Snow Days!

Please note:

Snow day delay or cancellation reminder: we generally follow the Taos Municipal Schools for delays and cancellations due to inclement weather. If one or the other is called, it will be announced for our school on the KTAO station and the parent representative for each class will also send a message out.

If there is a two-hour delay, children may be dropped off between 10:15-10:30am.

Please stay tuned to the radio, however, as for many cell phone reception is not ideal especially in bad weather.

IASWECE Newsletter

Dear friends and colleagues,

Are you fortunate enough to live in a country where your colleagues from Waldorf kindergartens and child care centers meet from time to time to learn from one another, formulate their ideals more clearly for their daily work with young children, and warmly perceive the initiatives of one another? Such an atmosphere fosters the growth of our movement.

Do you live with the conscious awareness that you have colleagues scattered all across the globe working in diverse social and cultural contexts in the service of the developing human being, attempting with the help of Waldorf education to strengthen the creativity, vitality and life confidence of the young child? Such an awareness of a worldwide community of colleagues can contribute to the strengthening of constructive, life-affirming forces in an age of globalization where it is quite well known that there are also other less helpful forces at work.

IASWECE has given itself the task of fostering such worldwide awareness. The articles in this newsletter offer a small contribution – impressions from Zimbabwe, Russia and Costa Rica, as well as short reports from conferences in Romania, Ukraine, USA, France, and Scandinavia.
Links to articles and research reports in the right hand column of the newsletter also lead to a wealth of good ideas regarding the development of the child.

With warm wishes,

Philipp Reubke, Clara Aerts und Susan Howard

 

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Waldorf Education in Zimbabwe
Florence Hibbeler

Kufunda Learning Village – a village community on a farm near Harare. This colorful, diverse twelve-year-old community of young people has always stayed in close communication with the villages the young people came from, villages where, among other initiatives, simple child care centers were opened to take care of the many AIDS orphans.

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Waldorf Education in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Philipp Reubke

Rostov is in the south of Russia, not far from the Black Sea – only 70 km from the Ukrainian border, but 1000 km or more from Moscow. Architecture in the Soviet style still dominates the city; all but a few charming vestiges of old Russia were destroyed in the serious fighting of World War II.There is a lot of poverty and there are also signs of aggressive capitalism,as well as warm-heartedness and hospitality.

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Short Reports about Country Association Meetings

Short reports and photos from conferences and further trainings in the US, France, Romania, France, Ukraine and the Nordic Countries

Impressions from a Waldorf Kindergarten in Costa Rica
Louise De Forest

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Recent Research
 

Spring Greetings from the Taos Waldorf School!

Spring has arrived and we at the Taos Waldorf School are celebrating the rich agrarian culture of Taos and its native peoples. Our vision of student-supported agriculture will help cultivate a holistic appreciation for the land that sustains us all.

Our vision includes:

  • An edible market garden that Taos Waldorf students parents and faculty plant and tend, and will eventually harvest, eat, and sell
  • A curriculum that emphasizes and explores key principles of gardening and ecology
  • Growing native crops such as corn, beans, squash, and chili peppers, which recognize and celebrate our local culture and history
  • A landscape alive with pollinators, living fences, livestock, and our worm farm, which is already recycling food scraps and paper waste on-site
  • Fostering local rapport through you-pick plots, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, the sale of produce at established grocery stores and farmer’s markets, the development of folk art techniques and supporting various community-wide, garden-focused events on the grounds.
  • Growing A Garden Culture Through Student -Supported Agriculture (SSA)

 Our 2014 Spring Fund Drive !

Seeding this vision together will boost our annual enrollment drive, encourage exchanges with the greater Taos community, serve as a lush backdrop for local events, and add essential revenue streams to our school.

$10,000 Matching Donation

We have a matching donation of $10,000 for our Spring Giving Campaign! This means your donation — of any amount —- goes twice as far! Your support will:

  • Lay the needed foundations for our edible garden
  • Give our teachers resources to integrate the grounds and gardens into their curriculum
  • Revitalize our connection with the land, bringing
  • Together students and the school’s wider community through our unique and vibrant grounds.

Celebrate Spring at May Fair 2014

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Saturday, May 17. 12-4pm

Taos Waldorf School

Dance the May Pole

Children’s Games and Puppet Show

Farm Market and Seed Exchange. Live Music, Basket making demos, Make a May crown, Pet a goat and meet a Vet. Cake Walk, Face Painting, Archery!

For more information, call the Taos Waldorf School – 575-751-7750

All School Meeting

Hear Ye, Hear Ye…

The Taos Waldorf School Board of Trustees would like to invite all TWS parents to a special All-School meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

A potluck will begin our evening, 5:00-6:00 in the kitchen, then we will meet in Ms Gaia’s classroom from 6:00-7:00. Come to both if possible, but please try to make the meeting a priority!

The board will be presenting the revised ATA plan for the 2014-15 school year, as well as discussing the current school year.

Childcare will be available for $5 per child, sign up in the office!!

Hope to see you all there!

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Thank You to our many generous donors…

Taos Waldorf School would like to THANK our many generous donors that contributed to our Valentine’s Raffle!

valentines-raffleNature’s Emporium Soap Co.
Beautiful Bones Boutique
OptiMysm
Indian Hills Jewelry
Garden and Soul
Hamilton Studios
Missys Organic Skincare
Six Directions
Taos Blue
Mooncat Fiber
Coyote Moon
Taos Artisans Cooperative Gallery
Mood N Flood
Monets Kitchen
Martyrs
Taos Kokopelli
Taos Cowboy
Eske’s Brew Pub
5 Star Burgers
Logan Wannamaker Pottery
Gorge Bar and Grill
El Meze
William 2 Salon
Yu Garden
Trading Post Café
Gutiz
Twirl
Pizanos
Substance
Red River Ski Area
Overland Sheepskin
Shirley Eckert
Edna Sturtcman
Adventure Ski Shop
Alchemy Aesthetics
Nambe
Enchanted Florist
Gaia
Jitters Coffee Shop
Northside Spa
La Tierra Mineral Gallery
RC Gorman Gallery

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Taos Waldorf School Valentines Raffle

Tickets sales end February 3rd.
Prizes will be drawn on February 13th
$5 Per Ticket or $45 for a book of 10
To purchase tickets please call 575-751-7750 or email
vanessa@taoswaldorfschool.comjennifer@taoswaldorfschool.com

Prizes Include:
Nambe – Anvil 2-Tier Server    $250 value
Red River Ski Area – 2 Lift Tickets    $132 value
Shirley Eckert – 3×4 miniature, original oil painting on tin   $100 value
Alchemy Aesthetics – Facial of your choice $80 value
Mood N Flood – Camelbak Backpack        $85 value
Substance – Gift Certificate     $75 value
Overland Sheepskin – $75 Gift Certificate
Taos Artisans Cooperative Gallery – Handpainted acrylic miniature “Taos Mountain” necklace        $68 value
Taos Blue – Tea Forte Assortment    $60 value
Taos Cowboy – Pendleton Woolen Mills Purse      $58 value
Six Directions – Authentic Navajo Sand Painting
Martyrs – $50 Gift Certificate
Logan Wannamaker Pottery – $50 Gift Certificate
Gorge Bar and Grill – $50 Gift Certificate
El Meze – $50 Gift Certificate
Trading Post Café – Dinner for 2
William 2 Salon – $45 Gift Certificate
Adventure Ski Shop – Scott Wintersport Classic Goggle $35 value
The Enchanted Florist – Gingham 4-Piece Tool Set    $35 value
Edna Sturtcman – Animal Ring Holder   $32 value
Edna Sturtcman – Clay Rooster       $32 value
Eske’s Brew Pub – $30 Gift Certificate
Taos Kokopelli – African Basket        $30 value
Coyote Moon – Metepec Cross        $30 value
Nature’s Emporium Soap Co. – 3 Soap and 1 Candle   $30 value
Monets Kitchen – 2 Heart Ramekins and 2 Chocolate Molds        $29 value
Missy’s Organic Skincare – Gift Certificate for eyebrows          $25 value
Mooncat Fiber – 5 Skeins of Galway Yarn   $25 value
5 Star Burgers – $25 Gift Certificate
Gutiz – $25 Gift Certificate
Twirl – $25 Gift Certificate
Pizanos – $25 Gift Certificate
Yu Garden – $20 Gift Certificate
Beautiful Bones Boutique – $20 Gift Certificate
Indian Hills Jewelry – $20 Gift Certificate
Hamilton Studios – Earrings    $18 value
Garden and Soul – Gift Certificate for a box of chocolates
OptiMysm – $10 Gift Certificate
Gaia – 1 hr massage
RC Gorman Gallery
La Tierra Mineral Gallery – Set of Onyx Goblets
Jitters Coffee Shop –  Two $10 Gift Certificates