The festivals at a Waldorf School are at the heart of the school and we invite you to become part of making this magic happen for our children and community. Harvest festival is nearly upon us and the festival committee would like to invite all families to come and help us create this and future festivals! We will be meeting the third Tuesday of each month, beginning on Tuesday, September 17th in the Gnomes classroom. We will be planning the festivals and also making hand made toys for the May Faire during these meetings. Please consider joining us to do this wonderful work for our school from 3:15-4:45 on the 17th!
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.
Dear Waldorf Families,
TWS has agreed to allow our family to sell our farm products in the school parking lot at pick up time from 2:45-3:15 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. I usually sell to restaurants directly and families by delivery or farm pick up. My delivery charge is $1 per purchase to cover gas costs. I will be offering TWS this $1 "delivery" fee in exchange for the use of their location.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us as Waldorf parents to support our family's health by consuming fresh, raw, organic farm products; support our Waldorf school with our small donation per purchase; support our community by keeping our dollars in Taos; and support our planet by purchasing local goods (less use of fossil fuel) from small organic family farms which improves the health of all: planet, land, community, family and individual.
Welcome to Jennifer and Vanessa!
You may have noticed some new but familiar faces in the TWS office. We are very excited to welcome Jennifer Foley as our new Administrator and Vanessa Lovato as our new Office Manager.
The Administrator’s job encompasses everything that keeps the school going on a day to day basis. Working side-by-side with the Administrator, the Office Manager keeps the office running smoothly and oversees the volunteers who have graciously donated their time to this department via the ATA conversations.
Jennifer Foley is a former TWS parent and previously was the Administrator at the Coop. Vanessa Lovato’s daughter Annabeth is in Gaia’s third grade, and her other daughter Joleen is in Allison’s second grade.
Café Este is Now Open
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!!!
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.
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.
Gia's third grade class has been helping farmer Barry in the Garden by spreading mulch......it also happens that mulch piles can function as castles, forts, mountains, cliffs and all sorts of other exciting structures! Have fun third graders!
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:
*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,
Snow days! Same as the public schools, listen to KTAO (101.9FM) for updates. Let it snow, let it snow!!!
12.19.2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Festival of Lights
12.23.2013 - 01.03.2014
Winter Break, no school
01.07.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Andy
Martin Luther King Day. No School
02.04.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Allison, first grade readiness
President's Day. No School
02.18.2014 - 02.21.2014
Waldorf Teacher Conferences, no school
03.03.2014 - 03.14.2014
03.04.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Day of Play and Learning