Taos Waldorf School Newsletter for October 28, 2013


Waldorf Update for October 28, 2013

Enjoy a deeper understanding of Waldorf.

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Yearbook Pictures
Heads up for those of you who wish to look your best. In the grades, yearbook pictures will be taken this coming Tuesday, October the 29th through out the school day. In the Gnomes and Blossoms, yearbook pictures will be taken throughout the school week.

Five Contact Drive
“The sun with loving light, makes bright for me each day…” this is the sound of the children gathering in the morning, preparing to engage in a creative learning environment. This is what a Waldorf School is about and we are asking for our families to engage with us and together we will thrive!

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 supporting 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 ensure that our program will continue to run smoothly. This is the most important component in meeting our annual fundraising goals.

Taos Waldorf School is asking that each family pass along contact information for five people that you feel have the financial resources, the dedication to holistic education and the inclination to donate to our wonderful, 19 year old school. Please include the persons name, email, mailing address, telephone number and relationship to your child.

Your participation in the giving campaign is a simple as returning the contacts you choose, to the office. We are inviting you to let the gift of education radiate out and help us to uphold a quality program for the beautiful children in our care.

With Gratitude,
Taos Waldorf School Board of Trustees, College of Teachers, the Advancement Committee and the Parent Council

Need a gently used computer.
Our Early Childhood is in need of a computer (for the adults, not the children). We finally got internet to the building and then realized that the computer was too old to have a wireless connection. If you have a laptop or a desktop around your home that you are not using, please consider donating to TWS ECE! Many thanks!

Dog doo news!
Since our last newsletter it seems as though our 4 legged friends have been even busier with their business on our campus! The ECE teachers and assistants were cleaning off little Blossom and Gnomie shoes for quite some time last week! Please, if you must walk your dog on campus he/she MUST be leased and you MUST scoop their doo! It is most ideal to leave the K~9’s at home, so please consider this as an option as well.

Happy Halloween!
TWS students will be having some fun this Thursday for Halloween and as a reminder please be sure your child has a costume that is appropriate for our school. No gore or blood, masks or too much skin and make-up. Remember we have little ones on our campus that we do not want to frighten!
Please welcome Chloe our guest Eurythmist
We are honored to welcome Chloe a Eurythmist student teacher into our classes for the first 2 weeks of November. Chloe is joining us from England and will be working with all the classes during her stay here in Taos. Students must do these apprenticeships at Waldorf Schools during their training and we are so happy that she chose our little school to work with. Eurthymy is a form of healing movement that in many, larger, Waldorf schools is an ongoing specialty class. Welcome Chloe!

Coffee Talk with Annette Gano
The Parent Council’s November Coffee Talk Lecturer will be Annette Gano, she will be speaking about essential oils and keeping healthy in the fall and winter by integrating them into our daily lives. The lecture, following discussion and coffee will be held on Tuesday, November 5th in the Music Room. PC offers these free lectures the first Tuesday of each month as a way to offer some adult education and to build our wonderful Waldorf community. Everyone is welcomed.

aos Waldorf School is in the process of restocking our first aid kit. After careful review of the supply, we have noticed that it is lacking quite a few things. We would like to ask for parents help in getting these items into it. We are looking for Band-Aids, Antibacterial Cream, Peroxide, Arnica Gel, Rescue Remedy, Calendula Cream/Gel, A thermometer, etc. to help complete it. If you have any of these items at home or feel compelled to purchase one of these items for the school we would greatly appreciate it. Thank You!

Trunk or Treat event
Taos Waldorf School is going to be participating in the Trunk or Treat event that DMC Broadcasting hosts on Halloween night. We will have a table set up at the event and will be handing out organic honey sticks. The event is scheduled to run from 6pm to 9pm. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Vanessa in the office, by phone (575)751-7750, or email vanessa@taoswaldorfschool.com. Thank You!


Passive Fundraising for TWS
It is just too easy to raise money for our school with the Smiths, Cid’s, Albertsons, Target and Amazon deals that came home with your child earlier in the year! Please share this information with your friends and families especially over the holidays as we can really build some cash through the Amazon fundraiser if everyone that knows us uses it for all of our Amazon needs! Many thanks!







For more information please contact Taos Waldorf School at
575-751-7750 or twscoordinator@yahoo.com.

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