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Dear <<First Name>>,

We did it!

We are thrilled to announce that we as a community were able to raise an amazing $12,908 for the Annual Fund this past Wednesday April 13! This surpassed the One Day Dollar-for-Dollar Match Challenge of $10,000. That means that in fact, our total sum for the day was $22,908

This is an amazing accomplishment and vital to our school. Thank you to the donor family who sponsored this match, and thank you to all of you who spread the word and gave generously to make sure we were able to meet the challenge!

The BWS Development Committee
CHALK DRAWING BY GIANNINA ZLATAR

The eighth graders have been learning about all kinds of weather patterns as part of the Meteorology section of their Physics block. This is Hurricane Floyd, which struck the U.S. in September of 1999. Want to learn more? Ask an eighth grader!
PHOTO BY J. POPE

Free play is an important part of a young child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development…not to mention it's incredibly FUN!
 


— NEXT WEEK —

Fourth Grade Play: The Theft of Thor's Hammer

Next WednesdayApril 20 • 9:00 a.m.
Next Thursday, April 21 • 9:00 a.m.
on the Lower Level


  
ARTWORK BY CLAUDE MACDONALD, GRADE 4

Eurythmy for Parents — Take Two!

Wednesdays • 2:15 p.m.
First Class is Next Wednesday, April 20


Now you saw your children perform and you desperately want to try…


…lucky you: the class for parents is on again (if we have a minimum of 5 parents). So sign up quick: laetitia@brooklynwaldorf.org!

Grandparents & Special Persons Day

Next Friday, April 22 • 8:30 a.m. – Noon


ARTWORK BY STELLA MANNING KOLLMANSBERGER, GRADE 3

Grandparents & Special Persons Day is 1 week away! Be sure to share this registration link with potential attendees. If you'd like us to send a personalized message for you, fill out this quick and easy form

Registration closes next Tuesday, April 19.
 
LEARN MORE about GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL PERSONS DAY
 

LOOKING AHEAD —
 

April


25 Parent Evening: Grade 5 • 6:30 p.m.
26 Parent Evening: Ms. Meggan's Kindergarten • 6 p.m.
28 Eighth Grade Project Presentations • 6 p.m.
 

May


2 Parent Ed: Building Community • 6:30 p.m.
4 Film Screening: Screenagers 6:30 p.m. 
7 Scootathon & May Fair * 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9 Parent Ed: The Developing Child’s Body & Soul Relationship • 8:45 a.m.
10 Spring Concert • 6:00 p.m.
12 Grade 6 & 7 Play • 9:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
13 Grade 6 & 7 Play • 9:00 a.m.

For more information about the school calendar:
UPCOMING PARENT EDUCATION EVENT

Building Community 

Do families of all racial and cultural backgrounds feel integrated into the Brooklyn Waldorf School community?

May 2 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
in the Solarium


Vicki Larson & Leslie Laboriel, Diversity Committee co-chairs of the Green Meadow Waldorf School, will facilitate an initial discussion on the nuanced politics of race and culture in our school community and beyond.

All members of the Brooklyn Waldorf community—parents, faculty and administrators—are invited to attend.

Childcare provided; please contact Amy Sherman: Amy@brooklynwaldorf.org

Brought to you by the Parent Education Committee

Screening of the Film: Screenagers

May 4 • 6:30 p.m.


The Brooklyn Waldorf School will be screening the documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Screenagers explores how teens interact with each other using electronic devices (smartphones, computers, social media) and how the use of these devices affects young minds. Watch the trailer here.

All parents are invited!


 


MAY 7

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prospect Park

brooklynwaldorf.org/scootathon

 
SIGN UP to RIDE

Shop the Scootathon Superstore

Order Deadline is April 20


A very limited number of T-Shirts will be available at the event. Ensure you get the 2016 edition (illustrated by fifth grade parent Ann Tracy) in your size by making a purchase today!
 

 T-Shirts 
 

Youth $18 | Adult: $20

 Scooters at Wholesale Prices 
 

Xootr Mg & Cruz: $175
 
BUY T-SHIRTS & SCOOTERS
RESERVE a LOANER SCOOTER and/or HELMET
UPCOMING PARENT EDUCATION EVENT

After Drop-Off Talk w/ Lisa Romero: 

The Developing Child’s Body & Soul Relationship

May 9 • 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Lisa Romero returns to offer an introduction into the anthroposophic understanding of child development. She will explore what is needed to support a child’s growth at various stages of their school life. This brings harmony between the evolving body and soul which sets the ground for healthy adult experience. The lecture also addresses gender differences and similarities that can limit or free us.

Brought to you by the Parent Education Committee
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS —
 

Brooklyn High School Fair




Yesterday marks the fourth high school fair, hosted by High School Placement Manager, Michelle A. Rivas, at the Brooklyn Waldorf School. We welcomed seventh grade families from neighbor schools, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Greene Hill School, and the International School of Brooklyn, to join our own sixth and seventh grade families. This year thirty-three high school admissions officers from the following schools participated: 
  • Avenues: The World School 
  • BASIS Independent Brooklyn 
  • Bay Ridge Preparatory School 
  • Berkeley Carroll School 
  • The Brooklyn Latin School 
  • Brooklyn Friends School 
  • The Brearley School 
  • The Browning School 
  • The Calhoun School 
  • Collegiate School
  • Darrow School 
  • Forman School
  • Friends Seminary 
  • Fusion Academy Brooklyn 
  • Grace Church School 
  • Green Meadow Waldorf School 
  • The Gunnery School 
  • Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School 
  • High Mowing School 
  • Léman Manhattan Preparatory School 
  • LREI 
  • Loyola School
  • Marvelwood School 
  • Nightingale-Bamford School
  • Packer Collegiate Institute 
  • Professional Children's School
  • Rudolf Steiner School 
  • Saint Ann's School 
  • The Spence School 
  • The Storm King School 
  • Trevor Day School 
  • United Nations International School 
  • Westover School 
We were especially delighted to see BWS alumni Harper Clees-Baron ’14 represent The Brooklyn Latin School and Flora Morrison ’14 represent The Calhoun School! 

A special thanks goes to eighth grade student helpers Daniela Batista, Nicolas Chaponot, Sofia Sharp, Francesca Stolcke, and Luca Yang, as well Emily Maynor, front desk associate, and the facilities team, Tim Kacic and Pedro Genao.

Parents Needed


The Parent Association needs YOU!  Join us in spring events and activities that need parent participation. Join us in meaningful fun and connection. Join us in support of BWS.   



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Waldorf Education Marketing Survey


Dear <<First Name>>,

We are requesting your participation in the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America's electronic marketing survey:
Results of the survey will be used to further Waldorf Education’s continental brand recognition and message – a message aimed at conveying confidence in the credibility of the Waldorf experience and strengthening the visibility of our schools. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Responder information will remain anonymous.

The data from the survey and resulting marketing tool kit will help Waldorf schools to refine the Waldorf message, inform member schools’ use of marketing dollars, create a collaborative and sustained effort to build brand awareness, and increase digital presence continentally. The research is quantitative, and collecting of data will take place from now until May 2, 2016.   

Completing this survey makes you eligible to win a one-year subscription to Renewal: Journal for Waldorf Education.

Thank you for supporting this important work!
 
TAKE the WALDORF EDUCATION MARKETING SURVEY

Eighth Grade Bake Sale

During Grandparents & Special Persons Day 

Next Friday April 22 • 8:15 a.m. – Noon

 

* Sweet And Savory Treats *
* T-shirts designed by the 8th grade *

A fundraising effort to raise money for the 8th grade culminating trip to Costa Rica

https://www.crowdrise.com/brooklynwaldorfgrade8communityservicetrip

Kitchen Yoga

Mondays & Fridays 9–10:30 a.m.


Dear BWS community,  

I am teaching yoga in my apartment on Mondays and Fridays after drop-off, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30a.m.  Classes are small, close to school, and made up of BWS parents and a few of our neighbors.  

We have room for a few more yogis if anyone is interested in joining us! All experience levels are welcome.

Email me for details: mm@michellemankins.com.

Happy spring!
Michelle

For Rent: Bed-Stuy Duplex w/ Backyard

 

We’re renting out our 1,500 square foot duplex, which has three rooms and an open kitchen/living room. Located on Greene Ave and Classon, a 10-minute walk/5-minute scoot to school. Enjoy a large, private backyard with planting beds as well as a balcony. Three beautiful community gardens on the block. $4,400/month, available around July. If interested, please email Christine McQuade (former BWS parent): mcquade.christine@gmail.com
 

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