Taos Waldorf School Weekly Update – October 3


8th grade apple cider fundraiser


The 8th grade continues a solid tradition of fundraising for its spring class trip by creating and selling APPLE CIDERin cooperation with Mikayla’s dad, Farmer Ron. 

Here are the details:

8th grade parents:  come with your child to help harvest apples for the next two Sundays, October 7 and 14,from 10am to 4p at the Ojo Sarco farm.  Dress for the weather and bring a lunch!

The last two Sundays in the month, October 21 and 28, 8th grade students will work together to press the harvested apples into cider. Again, 10a to 4p, Ojo Sarco.

The cider will then be available to sell to the whole community!  What could be better?  Hand-pressed cider made with love.



Price:  8 dollars/half gallon

Please contact Ron Boyd at (505) 927.0150 or greenmanmocs@yahoo.com for more information, or for directions to the farm.  


Everybody Loves a Clean Floor
A new vacuum cleaner has moved to the top of our wish list!  Our stalwart volunteer cleaners have put out the call:  please donate to the vacuuming cause!  Ways you can help:  
1) Donate a quality, working vacuum that you no longer need
2) Contribute to the vacuum cleaner fund (no donation is too small – all are appreciated) 
3) Approach a merchant that sells vacuums and ask if they might consider donating one to our school, because, of course…..everybody loves a clean floor! 


That means “thanks”, “great work”, “we appreciate what your efforts”, “you are officially recognized”….or all of the above!

Kudos to….

The Grounds and Garden teamfor putting together a great plan for creating a strawbale wellhouse to take care of our new well for the winter. 

Alicia Graves for taking care of a last-minute cookie run for today’s bake sale

TWS Community members new and old for throwing a fantastic wedding reception for Marcy and Scott this past weekend
The Farmer’s Market crew for ongoing dedication to getting the food grown in our garden creatively presented and out there in the world – it takes a lot to set up and take down those booths!

Estevan Montoya and Mindy Gumlaw for taking on the management of cleaning at our school – and for helping enthusiastically with so many details

Jenny Kelly for putting out one heckuva Gnomes newsletter

Shining Mountain Waldorf School for donating their van, proceeds to go our school.


Normal office hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm.  Other times available by appointment.

Please note that this week Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4,  the office will have limited staff due to training and backup staff illness. If you need to make a tuition payment, please do so online at




Thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of Andy Salamone, Mila’s dad and also Board President, we are putting together a list of TWS community service providers – sort of a “yellow pages”.  The idea is that the more we know about each others’ livelihoods, the more we can support our community.  SO, please go to your class parent rep, and let that person know what you do for a living!  The rep will compile a list, and next thing you know, we will have a handy TWS yellow (green? purple?……turqoise!) pages.


Bulb sale continues through October 10!

Please help with this easy and fun fundraiser.  Our goal is for each family to sell 10 packages of bulbs.  They make great gifts!

Turn completed order forms in to your teacher or to the office.



School Renewal Learning Circle
starting this fall.  Interested in learning more about what is behind and within Waldorf education?  A learning circle is forming.  Please contact the office at 575.751.7750 or e-mail at twscoordinator@yahoo.com.