The Waldorf Weekly (060414)

June 4th, 2014


Reflecting on the Past, Looking Ahead to the Future


The end of the school year is quickly approaching with the community getting ready for commencement ceremonies and celebrations among many other things. It is a time of year full of excitement and anticipation as both children and adults reflect on the 2013-14 school year and look ahead to 2014-15. WSP as a whole is on the brink of great changes. 

In partnership with all of the constituent groups of the school, the Leadership Team continues to look at ways to develop our school as a creative, diverse, socially and financially responsible, spiritually reverent and welcoming community with an education that is challenging, artistically infused, diversified, awe-inspiring and developmentally awakening and supportive. These areas have been part of the goals that we set in our strategic planning process in the past. We have successfully met some of the goals of our five-year plan that ends this year and, by reviewing our progress towards those goals, we are identifying additional areas as well as what we will continue to work on in our next strategic plan. 

Over the summer months, the Leadership Team and other community constituents will develop an overarching plan that encompasses strategic planning; plans for the move, including how we will communicate with you about it; adult education opportunities; marketing and outreach events; fundraising and development programs; and administrative processes and procedures. There will be a number of opportunities to gather your input as we look toward next year and the transitions it will bring. It is within this joyful mood of anticipation and reflection that the class of 2014 prepares to graduate this Sunday, June 8th at the Germantown Mennonite Church. We are proud of our graduates and wish them all the best as they journey on to high school and many new life adventures.

- Kerry Hoffman, School Chair  



One month left to double your dollars

Double your gift to the Annual Fund  between now and June 30 thanks to a generous anonymous donor from our school community who is offering a $10,000 match!   

That's a total of $20,000 for teacher support, curriculum, infrastructure; everything that provides the best Waldorf Education for our students.  Whether you can give $500 or $50 double your impact by June 30.  

Thank you to everyone who has given so far. We are at 65% participation and every gift counts! Make your contribution today!  We'll even make it easier for you. Between June 4 and June 6th members of the Development Committee will be at the front door at drop off and pick up. 

Contact the Development Office with any questions or ideas. 




4    Second Grade Play
4    Grounds and Gardens Clean Up
5    New Family Orientation
8    Eighth Grade Graduation
12  Last Day of School 1.00 p.m. dismissal, EC
13  Last Day of School 3.15 p.m. dismissal, Grades 


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