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A Window into the Waldorf Grades Curriculum
Thursday, October 4th, from 7 – 8:30 PM
This is an opportunity to find out about Waldorf education in the grades program here at Madison Waldorf. Our grade school is rooted in the belief that the needs of childhood must be preserved and honored, and in keeping with the Waldorf education philosophy, our curriculum is structured to compliment the student’s developmental stages. It is an approach to education that honors every student’s enthusiasm for initiative, creativity and social responsibility. Lessons balance cognitive and emotional intelligence, and physical activity, and each academic subject receives intense focus over the course of a year, and integrates academic work with practical and fine arts.
As many of you may know, our parent volunteer, Nicole Avery, has begun running our School Store in its new location on the second floor of our building. Marie Brown, who did an amazing job of running the store last year, moved everything up to the new location in August, so that the store’s previous room could be transformed into our lovely Practical Crafts Studio, and worked with Nicole to turn over all School Store business to Nicole. Since then, Nicole has been working tirelessly to keep all those high demand items in stock (like our Just Coffee Blend, You May Wake Up Now) and has made the new location a warm and welcoming space for parents, friends and family to purchase Waldorf inspired craft materials, toys, books, stationary and more.The School Store’s new location is on the second floor, directly to the left as you come up the stairs, and across from the Parent Resource Room and Parent & Child Class room before the bridge to our Front Office. It is open from 8:15 – 9 am Monday through Wednesday, and on Thursday from 8:15 – 10am and again from 2:00 – 2:30. And always by appointment with Laurie Nagus, call (608) 270-9005 if you would like to set up a time.
For a slideshow of all our wares and more info, check out the School Store’s Web site.
Buildings and Grounds will have it’s first workday of the new school year this Saturday from 9-12 am. We will be painting the in the school, staining picnic tables, weeding and mulching the playgrounds, and generally sprucing up the grounds in preparation for the first days of school. It is a great opportunity to interact with other Madison Waldorf families and at the same time help prepare the school and grounds for the 2011-2012 school year. Everyone is welcome. If you would like more information please contact Ron Heinrich at firstname.lastname@example.org . See you there!
Our search committee had an excellent group of candidates for the Enrollment Coordinator position, and after careful consideration, the faculty and staff of Madison Waldorf School are happy to announce the selection of Laurie Nagus. Laurie has a background both in administration and Waldorf education. She was the administrator of the Oaksong school, and the Parent & Toddler Class teacher at Madison Waldorf from 2007 – 2011. Ms. Nagus is also a parent of two MWS students, and brings with her a profound understanding of our unique community. Please join us in welcoming her to the Administrative Team!