We are also in need of some supplies for festivals, these include: ~ Jars!!! Please bring your wide mouth jars to the office and put them in the box marked Jars! ~ Straw bales, as many as you can wrangle! ~ Small toys and trinkets! If you are cleaning out your child’s treasures please consider bringing these small items to donate. Again, there is a box in the office marked Trinkets.
Many thanks~ The Festival Committee: Silke, NIkkie Cain and Jenn Foley (and hopefully You!)
Every year the 10th grade at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado embarks on a service project. They will join us again this year as they work on Taos Pueblo and spend some time with our classes as well. Their group will camp in our back field and use our school as home base. It is always a nice experience for our Waldorf school to have time with high schoolers from a Waldorf School to see the full circle of this kind of education. Please feel free to say hello and to ask them about their projects here.
Although this will usually be on a honor system from the back of the truck as Randy or I will be on the playground with our daughter, this Thursday, and occasionally others Thursdays, I will be with the truck while my husband is with our daughter, Isla. So come find me this Thursday afternoon to try some samples and hopefully make a purchase. Look for the open bed, light gray Toyota Tacoma.
I encourage parents to contact me before hand if you would like to reserve a particular product. Otherwise it will be first come first serve based on availability. And please note that I charge a jar deposit of $1 for 1/2 pints, pints and quarts and $2 for 1/2 gallons. This should serve as a friendly reminder to return your wide mouth jars and lids to me each week! I NEVER use plastic and this becomes an expensive choice for me if I am not compensated in this way. If you bring additional jars back one week I will reimburse you the equivalent deposit amount.
Please see the attached price list and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-770-3437 with questions or product reservations.
Thank you and see you this Thursday! MacLaren, Randy, Isla and the animals at Back Porch Farm in Talpa, NM www.backporchfarm.com
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
School 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.
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,email@example.com Cheers, Beth.