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New Office Folks

 

We think that you will find a renewed sense of organization, warmth, and welcoming in the office, and we have these two amazing people to thank for it.

Also, Andy Salamone remains the school Coordinator, and his work will focus more on development, enrollment, and fundraising.

Between Jennifer and Vanessa, the office will be open Monday through Thursday from dropoff to pickup, and usually also on Friday mornings from 9 to 11. These hours may change as we see how the year progresses, but we’ll try to keep them posted on the office door.

You can reach any of these folks via email when the office is closed.

Jennifer Foley: jennifer@taoswaldorfschool.com
Vanessa Lovato: vanessa@taoswaldorfschool.com
Andy Salamone: twscoordinator@yahoo.com

Café Este

Café Este

Café Este is Now Open

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Scott Esty, our beloved Strings teacher, is also a coffee roaster and Barrista extraordinaire. His signature whole-bean coffee is roasted right here on campus, and it’s available for sale in the office. You can pay via PayPal and pick it up here, or just buy it in the office. Yum!

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

The Taos Chamber of Commerce produces a Fall Arts & Crafts Fair in Kit Carson Park the last weekend of September (09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013). This year they would like to create a “Taos School Street ” for schools to participate in this event with no-cost booth space.

This is a great opportunity for Taos Waldorf School to both raise funds, by having our students art for sale as well as to reach out to the wider community. Gia’s 3rd grade class is thinking of  producing sprouts for sale, Miss Beth’s class may make crocks with pottery lids fired in our very own kiln. Silke’s little Gnomes and Blossoms may contribute flower bookmarks and vases. Farmer Barry may even gather some of our garden produce for sale!

Parents, you help is needed to. We need people to be present at our booth throughout the weekend. Sign-up sheets will be posted around school in the next few weeks. Please help if you are able!

Update…  

art festival booth

Taos Waldorf School participated in the Arts and Crafts fair this past weekend and it was a smashing success! So many thanks to those that volunteered to work the booth and to our wonderful students for the work they created and sold at the fair. The booth raised an amazing $461!!! This money will be donated to Boulder Waldorf Kindergarden that had major damage in the recent rains there. Our school was represented very well and this event speaks to the power of Waldorf Schools everywhere. Beautiful job!!!

Annual Fall Bulb Fundraising Drive

Annual Fall Bulb Fundraising Drive

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Everyone Loves Flowers!

Taos Waldorf School Community
Our Annual Fall Bulb Fundraising Drive is Gearing Up.

Please help us raise money for the school by asking your friends, neighbors and family if they would like to brighten their lives with bulbs from
Dutch Mill Bulbs.

Its easy – just look through the beautiful Dutch Mill brochure, pick your favorites, fill out the order form, turn your completed form in at the office and
…….await your bulbs.

If you have any questions you can email Joanna at joannamagee1231@yahoo.ca

In Bloom!

In Bloom!

IMG 0221 webSchool is underway, our children have settled down to learn, knowledge is blooming….and our campus flowers are working hard too. Taos Waldorf School is looking colorful as the cosmos and sunflowers reveal themselves slowly. What a beautiful place to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.