The Waldorf Weekly

April 22, 2015

Full Circle Fundraising

This Friday is Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day

We are excited to welcome many grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends, godparents, siblings, and other loved ones this Friday, April 24 to our annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.


9:15 a.m. – chartered school bus leaves 7500 Germantown Avenue for new school

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. – tour of the new school

10:30 a.m. – check-in, coffee and pastries, school bus returns to Gilpin Hall on our current campus

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – program of The Waldorf School of Philadelphia showcasing the journey of our school from 1 through 8 grade

12 – 12:45 p.m. – classroom visits to see what your students have learned and created throughout the year

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Applied Arts classroom open to see handwork, sculpture, and woodworking, and more










Philly Waldorf Helping Hands Next Week: April 20 to 26
Eat at the Trolley Car diner next week and 15% of the cost of your meal check will go back to our school – wow! Just be sure to have a copy of the coupon with you when you pay. Schedule a breakfast, lunch or dinner date next Monday – Friday. Share with family, friends, neighbors, baseball teammates and enjoy! Some restrictions apply – see coupon. No limit to number of times you dine for Helping Hands Week. Questions? Contact Allison at

Coupon – The Waldorf School of Philadelphia


School Event

EC Lecture Series, Part III is Tonight

Wednesday, April 22nd at 7.00 p.m.

Apple Tree Classroom

The Star of Family Culture, Early Childhood Parent Evening
Part III: Family work

Join us for Part III in the lecture series, a hands-on evening. Experience firsthand how to include children of different ages into daily family life.




School Picture Schedule

Tuesday, April 28th
Oak Tree
Apple Tree
8th Grade
5th Grade
2nd Grade
7th Grade

Wednesday, April 29th
1st Grade
6th Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade

Talented photographer, Linette Kielinski, is excited to bring us beautiful shots again this year. Pictures take place next week during the school day. Grade school families may purchase individual and group shots online. Early Childhood families will be able to purchase class photos online – we do not do individual photos with this age group. Your class teacher will provide more details shortly.


Parents Association

Today is Earth Day

Earth Day Snack and Seeds
Today from 3:30-4:30 p.m. by the big playground

Please join us for a snack and milkweed seed planting to celebrate Earth Day!  Coffee and Conversation has been postponed so that we can bring you this special activity to help celebrate Mother Earth.  This is a family event, parents and children are encouraged to attend.  Snack will be provided, please bring a water bottle.

Upcoming Weekend Events

May 9th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May Faire!

There is lots of fun to be had at one last May Faire on the big field. Join us for games, activities and May Pole dancing and music on Saturday May 9th from 10-2 p.m.  Bring a picnic blanket and a sun hat, it never rains for May Faire!

Sign up to bring a refreshment or volunteer a little time here.


May 30th , 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Spring Auction

Invitations are at the printer so watch your mailbox!  This year’s auction is not to be missed, here’s why:

  • It will be held in the Great Hall at 6000 Wayne Avenue
  • Great auction items both large and small
  • Live music
  • Wine provided by Moore Brothers
  • Delicious food
  • Dancing and camaraderie
  • Funds raised for the school we feel so lucky to be a part of


Check back here weekly for updates on donations as they roll in.

Please help bring the goods and services that you love to the auction.  Head out into the world armed with some donation forms and solicit contributions from your hair dresser, dry cleaner, neighbor, boss, summer camp, CSA, and/or offer your own services or goods!  I can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented and creative community thinks up!

Download the form or pick up a paper copy in the office.  Questions about donating auction items? Contact Jen Crowe (



School Fundraisers

In the News

Community Meetings

Health Advisory

Developing Diversity

So Noted...

Summer Camp

A Message from the Leadership Team



April 28, 2015
School Picture Day
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
April 29, 2015
School Picture Day
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 4, 2015
Media Awareness Week
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
May 5, 2015
Media Awareness Week
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
May 6, 2015
Media Awareness Week
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
First Grade Teacher Reception
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
For parents with children entering first grade at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Attendance is by invitation only. Contact to learn more.
May 7, 2015
Media Awareness Week
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm



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