The Waldorf Weekly

March 25, 2015

School Event

Special Subjects Presentation

March 26th – Grades 1 and 3
Baird Hall, 2 p.m.

April 2nd – Grades 2 and 4*
Baird Hall, 2 p.m.

Prepare to be in awe as students in Grades 1 through 4 showcase all that they have learned in Eurythmy, Games & Movement, Music and Spanish.

*Grade 4 will not present Music & Chorus

8th Grade Coffeehouse


Swing into Spring at the 8th Grade Coffee House

Friday, March 27th 

6.30 p.m. in Grannum Hall

Room C-15, 3rd Floor – elevator available!





Spring Family Open House

Saturday, March 28th

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at our current campus.

Our Open Houses are the best way for the whole family to get to know us! Meet teachers, parents, alumni and current students. Enjoy freshly-baked Kindergarten bread, listen to teacher-talks, and more. Join in and let’s have fun together!

* Calling all volunteers- join us in preparing for this very popular event! Contact Alex Borders at



Get Ready for the Waldorf Spring Swap

Friday, April 17th 3:30 – 5pm
Saturday, April 18th 10am – 4:30pm

Join us for this outdoor event to benefit the Parents Association.

$7 admission – no donated items
$5 admission – with donated items

This year the PA is taking the Swap to a whole new level – we’re not just swapping clothes!

We’re accepting any of these items:

  • Women’s Clothes & Shoes
  • Kids Clothes & Shoes
  • Accessories (purses, belts, etc.)
  • Toys (preferably no plastic, no batteries, no plugs)
  • Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Skates
  • Board Games, Playsets (Toy Kitchens, Workbenches)
  • Housewares (Dishes, Blankets, Candles, Picture Frames)
  • Books – kids, teens, adults

How does it Work?

Bring items from the list above, or have us pick them up from your home, and bring an empty bag (or two, or three!) to fill up with whatever you’d like at the Spring Swap!

OR, you don’t need to swap anything to come to the Spring Swap – just stop by, donate to the PA, and take what you’d like!

Have Questions?

Want to Volunteer?

Have Clothing Racks to Lend?

Want to sign up for Item Pickup the week prior? (For those in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy or Germantown)

Text or email:

JJ Fox  646-373-6733 –

Mari Prentice

Parents Association

Full Circle Fundraising

Thank you for your many gifts!

Make it a match – give to the Annual Fund

Yes, it’s time to give to the Annual Fund…for the first time, or again. We still have $25,000 more to raise to meet our budgetary goal for the Annual Fund of $72,000. If you have not already made a tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund, please do today. Every dollar donated will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor up to $10,000. Your gift will put us well on our way. Thanks!

Recyclebank – just 1 week left…really!

Our community is incredible! Together we have raised $1,788 from 133 donors through the Recyclebank Green Schools Contest. We have until March 31 to raise the rest, a whopping $211. And with the added $500 bonus from Domtar paper company we will have a total of $2,288! Thank you for your points.

April 20-26: Philly Waldorf Helping Hands Week at Trolley Car Diner & Café! 

The Trolley Car Diner and Café will donate 20% of any food and beverage purchases (does NOT include alcohol) for those who dine during the week of April 20 to 26, 2015: Monday – Friday between 7am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday between 3pm to 9pm. Everyone who wants to donate some of their meal cost MUST present a coupon (attached) to cashier when paying check. Tell your family and friends! Make it a night out with other classmates! Plan to use with Grandparents and Special Friends on April 24th.  Coupon – The Waldorf School of Philadelphia


School Fundraisers

Pizza Fridays & Pretzel Wednesdays

Pizza: April 17th through June 5th

One slice – period 3 – $26
Two slices – period 3 – $44

Pretzels: April 15th through June 3rd

Orders due Monday, April 13th

Checks payable to WSP, Class of 2015

7th Grade Fundraiser

The 7th Grade is offering Eco-Friendly, Logo-Free BAGS for sale!

Perfect for the pool, shopping, gym or storage

A percentage of the proceeds goes to the Class of 2016 class trip

The 7th Grade will be sending home a catalog soon! 

Or shop online at Mixed Bag Designs *Just add #408521 at checkout!*

Questions? Contact Karen Salvatori at

In the News

Community Meetings

Health Advisory

Developing Diversity

So Noted...

Summer Camp


Spark a Summer of Imagination

Enroll today and be the FIRST to experience our new campus that some are calling Philadelphia’s “Hogwarts”.

Stories, crafts and forest treasures.

Organic snack and lunch included.

Two camps: Nursery summer camp for ages 18 months to 3 years old and Summergarten Camp for ages 3 to 6 years old.

July 6 – August 14, 2015
Monday-Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Summergarten models the gentle rhythm of Waldorf Kindergarten that so lovingly nourishes the child’s developing coordination, cooperation and creativity. Each week offers a theme that explores nature or one of the four elements.

A Message from the Leadership Team



April 2, 2015
2nd & 4th Grade Special Subjects Presentation
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
* 4th Grade will not present Music & Chorus
April 3, 2015
Spring Break
12:00 am to 12:00 am
School Closed - Spring Break
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
April 4, 2015
Spring Break
12:00 am to 12:00 am
School Closed - Spring Break
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
April 5, 2015
Spring Break
12:00 am to 12:00 am
School Closed - Spring Break
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm



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