Grade School News

SFWHS First LEED Gold Certified School in SF
As the first school in San Francisco to be awarded the coveted LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, San Francisco Waldorf High School begins the 2011-12 academic year with a tremendous accomplishment to celebrate.  The overall goal of the project was to create an environment that is in harmony with the philosophy of Waldorf Education. Perhaps the greatest reflection of this success is the fact that the building itself will be incorporated into the curriculum as an... Read More

Dakin Hall Dedication Ceremony
Dakin Hall (formerly the Main Hall) will be dedicated on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in memory of Henry Dakin and in honor of Vergilia Dakin. Light Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to, (415) 931-2750 ext. 307, or using the form below: Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool. Read More

Kindergarten Vision Screening
On October 10, we will be conducting our yearly Vision Screening in the kindergarten. This service is free of charge and is conducted by a trained nurse from the Prevent Blindness of Northern California organization. We will need one volunteer to help with the screening. The volunteer will assist the nurse from approximately 8:15 to 11:30. Please contact Melinda at the GS front desk if you are able to help. Read More

Coffee Tasting & Selection
Stern Grove (19th Avenue at Sloat Blvd.)Friday, 9/30, 10:00am - 12:30pmPlease join us this Friday, September 30, for an all school assembly, preceded by a unique coffee tasting event!    All School Assembly, 11:15am - 12:30pmThis special assembly is the only time of the school year when all students (Grades 1-12) meet in one location. Many classes will perform (music, theater, etc...), so it is a great time to see what is going on in the school. Although the Kindergarten children... Read More

The Fair Fairies are back...
...and will begin crafting for the Winter Fair on Wednesdays from drop off until ~10 am in the grade school Library. Help create the magic of Winter Fair! Join our handwork group to make items to sell at the Winter Fair.  All proceeds go to our Annual Fund gift to the School. Read More

Seeking Donations of Used Children’s Books and Halloween Costumes
Support PA’s Book/Costume Sale – OCT 3 Sale Last year, the Parents’ Association started the tradition of Used Children’s Books Sales throughout the year. The PA is starting this up again with the first sale coming up Monday, October 3, 2011 at pick up. We are looking for donations of slightly used children’s books that support the Waldorf curriculum. We are also seeking donations of slightly used dress up/Halloween costumes to include in the October sale, again that complement the Waldorf... Read More

Bake Sales are Starting!
The 8th Grade is beginning their weekly Thursday Bake Sales this week. Right after school they will be offering tasty baked goods and other treats. The Bake Sale will be located in front of Dakin Hall on the sidewalk to the west of the pick-up area. Please do not use the school's white zone, Bloomer's yellow zone or neighbors' driveways to park or stop for the Bake Sale. The 8th Grade is seeking submissions of creative work from the SFWS community to be printed as holiday cards and sold to fund... Read More

SFWS at the San Francisco Symphony
September 29, 30 and October 1 The San Francisco Symphony will honor the San Francisco Waldorf School music department at upcoming performances, Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st by naming us in the concert program notes. This was made possible through a generous donation by high school parents Rick and Kim Beleson. The tribute performances include the following pieces: MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, HaffnerADÈS: Polaris: Voyage for OrchestraSTRAVINSKY:... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, Friday, September - Grades 1 - 12
Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 30. Beginning at 10:15am the school will host a coffee tasting event. SFWS is partnering with to produce our own SFWS blends that will be for sale in the coming month. This organic, shade grown coffee comes directly from farmers in an arrangement that goes beyond the usual Fair Trade standards. Come taste the possibilities and help us choose our own blends! As you are enjoying your coffee,... Read More

Grade 8 Fund-raising Seeking Artwork!
The 8th Grade is seeking submissions of creative work from the SFWS community to be printed as holiday cards and sold to fund the 8th Grade class trip. We are interested in anything that you think would make an attractive card, from photographs to children's art, paintings, woodcuts, or verse. We are looking for artwork from children or parents, extended family, alumni, or friends of the school. Please contact Joel Benson at if you have anything you would like to... Read More

The Giant Turnip Puppet Show
The Magic Lantern Marionette Theater warmly invites all families with young children to a very special presentation of "The Giant Turnip" on Sunday, October 2 at 10am and 11am in Dakin Hall. This puppet show has been created especially for the littlest ones, ages 2-4, but all ages may come and enjoy this simple but beautiful fall story. And please don't forget to invite all of your friends from the community who have little ones! Our puppet shows offer a wonderful chance to experience the... Read More

Professional Directory is Online
We are excited to announce our new Professional Directory that features the businesses and services of SFWS friends and families. Copies of the directory can be found at the front desk as well as online. Read More

Parents Association Raffle: Felted Apple & Worm
Hosted by the Parents Association Benefits go to the school Tickets $2 each Available at the front desk Ends on Sept 30 Read More

PA Free Clothing Swap
Clothing, Toys, Books, and Sporting Equipment“Bring what you can; take what you need.” Sunday, November 23, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Grade School, Dakin Hall foyer Step 1: Sort the “outgrown” items. Scour your home for clothes, toys, books and/or sporting goods. Step 2: Bring everything in good shape (no stains, not broken, etc.). Step 3: Everything is free; take whatever you need. Cleaning your closet? Join the PA for one of its Clothing swaps where we informally swap gently used clothing, sport... Read More

Tickets Fore Charity: 2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
San Francisco Waldorf School is participant in the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program for the 2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The final event on the Champions Tour in the season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup will conclude at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, November 2 - 6, 2011. Players such as Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Nick Price and Tom Watson are expected to join defending champion John Cook and last year's Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer in the field. Both the... Read More

Classes for Nursery through Eighth Grade Begin on August 31
The 2011-2012 school year at SFWHS begins on Wednesday, August 31. Back-to-School Night for our grade school parents is on Monday. September 12. For more schedule details please visit our online calendar in the News and Events section above. Parents and students can also find all necessary school forms available for download in the "For Parents" section of the News and Events tab. Read More

Grade School Applications Due January 13th
Grade school applications are due Friday, January 13th. A final grade school tour has been added for Tuesday, January 10th. Our weekly, adults-only, Tuesday morning parent tours are an excellent way of experiencing, first-hand, our engaged and happy students and committed, experienced, teachers. Please email to reserve a spot. Read More

3rd Grade Experiences Covelo Farm and Snow!
In March, the third grade received an honor bestowed on them by Gloria and Stephen Decater of Live Power Community Farm in Covelo, CA. The Decaters told the children that in their 27 years of hosting school groups, 10 groups per year, our 3rd grade had experienced the most extreme weather to date. The Decaters congratulated our children on their resilience, strong work ethic, and good cheer throughout it all. The third grade farm trip to Live Power is a transformative capstone on the children’... Read More

Summer Reading Lists Available
Once again, Grade School Librarian Ann Grandin has done a wonderful job compiling reading lists for each rising class in the grade school. You will receive a copy for your student in their class report if they have not already received one the last week of school. However, for your convenience all lists are posted on the Grade School Library page of this website. Read More

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