Image above: Grade 7 - Leonardo DaVinci studies - What's it like to draw on the "ceiling?"
Weekly Bulletin - May 16, 2013
Friday, May 17
PA Book Sale in the wood shop. Last one of the year!
Friday, May 17
Grade 6 Global Games
Friday, May 17 - Sunday May 19
8th Grade Play - Alice in Wonderland - Details below...
Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 27
Grade 8 Field Trip
Tuesday, May 21 - Friday, May 24
Grade 3 Field Trip
Wednesday, May 22, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Nursery Pajama Party #1 - Sacramento Street
Wednesday - Friday, May 22-24
Grade 7 at HS for Chemistry/Art lessons
Thursday, May 23, 7:15pm
Grade 1 Parent Evening
Friday, May 24
Grade 5 Pentathlon
Friday, May 24, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Nursery Pajama Party #2 - Sacramento Street
Friday, May 24, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
High School Literary Reading at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street)
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31
Grade 6 Field Trip
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31
Grade 7 Field Trip
Tuesday, May 28
Grade 8 only - no school
Tuesday, May 28, 7:15pm
Grade 4 Parent Evening
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30pm
Grade 5 Curriculum Projects
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00pm
Grade 2 Parent Evening
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30pm
Nursery Parent Evening - Sacramento Street
Thursday - Saturday, May 30 - June 1
Our Town: The Senior Play. Details below...
at Mission Dance Theater, 3316 - 24th Street (corner Mission)
Friday, May 31, 5:00pm
Grade 1 Class Play
Sunday, June 2, 10:30am*
Mashenka and the Bear - Magic Lantern Marionette Theater
*open performance. The 11:30 performance is part of the New Parent Tea. Contact Admissions for details.
Visit our grade school online calendars here.
SFWS 8th Grade of 2013 presents their class play
Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm
Tickets on sale in the office now.
Advance tickets: $6 each / $20 family ticket*
*Family ticket admits up to four people. Must include at least one adult and one child (14 or under).
Used Children’s Book Sale
The Final Book Sale of the Year, Friday May 17, 2013, 12:30 to 3:30 in the Wood Shop
Getting ready for summer? Come shop at the PA’s last Book Sale of the year, Friday May 17, 12:30 to 3:30pm in the Wood Shop. Get your summer reading books for all ages at wonderful prices. We are overflowing with books of all types including picture books, early readers, chapter books, novels, cookbooks and craft books. Thank you to all who have donated your wonderful books that have made these sales such a success, bringing funding to the school and sharing cherished books with the community.
All proceeds go to SF Waldorf. So far we have raised $1,400. We would love to sell as many books as possible bringing more funds to the school and getting ready for fresh inventory in the Fall. Come help us reach our goals! – Thank You from the PA Book Closet Team
Our Town: The Senior Play - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The graduating senior class of 2013 will be putting on a show of literally, Our Town, that is: San Francisco.
Directors Mrs. Lacy and Mrs. Caldarera are taking Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town, and are making it our own by setting the theme of San Francisco in the 1970's. History of our city in included and we are hoping to bring in the atmosphere of those earlier days through music and costumes. For instance, the memorable part of Stage Manager, played by Hal Holbrooke in the movie version, is divided in our play among 5 students, who are "street musicians" and "homeless" inviting the audience into our view of San Francisco as "Anytown."
After our parts were assigned, our play rehearsals began in Herbst Hall where we all sat around a table and read through the play, initiating the first steps of becoming acquainted with our characters. After a few read-throughs we began to structure our play in the Eurythmy room. Every rehearsal before class starts, to get into the theater mindset, we practice improvisational exercises. The humor and fun that is brought out by each individual continuously brings life to the play. Everyone bringing their own attitude and ideas to the stage slowly brings the characteristics and mannerisms of the Gibbs and Webb's family to life in their own way.
-Dimitri Zabelin, Class of 2013 (aka Dr. Gibbs)
Please note: All four performances will be at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St.
Mark your calendar for:
Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Seating is limited! Brown Paper Tickets will be up and running soon!
Grade school parents: Please note that Our Town has extended monologues and may be difficult for younger children to follow. Please consider reading the synopsis (click here for Wikipedia’s) if you plan to attend with a child under 12 to prepare them for seeing the play.
SFWS Circus Club presents
The Art of Motion Summer Camp July 8-12
Click here for more http://www.circusmoves.com/Waldorf/artofmotionCamp.html
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Camp attendance is limited to 20 participants so register today to guarantee your child's spot.
Session A: Mornings - 8:30-12:30 - $250*
Session B: Afternoons - 12:45-4:30 - $250*
Session A/B: Full Session -$400*
Registrations received after June 15 will be charged an additional late fee and accepted only a space available basis. Participants must provide their own lunch, a water bottle, and a healthy morning/afternoon snack.
Summer Camp Sign-up for Kindergarten through Grade 2
Summer camp will be offered again for SFWS students currently in Kindergarten through grade 2. It will be from 9-3pm daily, June 17 - July 12. There will be no camp on Thursday and Friday July 4 and 5. There will be no extended care option this year.* You may sign up for camp by day with discounts offered for full week registrations.
Details and registration forms for this camp are now available.
* If the lack of extended care creates a childcare problem for you, please contact Kathryn Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org for help contacting private extended care possibilities that can work seamlessly with the camp.
Nursery camp is also being offered for children in our Nursery Program. Click here for a Summer Nursery flyer
SFWGS Students Join with Bach Choir for Upcoming Concert
Songs of San Francisco From Gold Rush to Golden Gate (1830s to 1940s)
SFBC has been getting a lot of terrific attention for our final concerts of the season this weekend, including a "Critic's Pick" from San Francisco Classical Voice. We were excited at our rehearsal last Saturday to welcome young singers from Black Pine Circle in Berkeley and the San Francisco Waldorf School. We love the idea of spanning generations and exploring SF history together.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this one-of-a-kind program in beautiful and historic Calvary Presbyterian Church. We'll even have a display of vintage photographs of San Francisco!
Saturday 5/18/13 8:00PM
Sunday 5/19/13 4:00PM
at Calvary Presbyterian Church (Fillmore and Jackson Streets)
TICKETS: Advance $25-$30 ($24-$28 Senior)
Door $30-$35 ($28-$32 Senior) / College Students $10
Youth to 18 FREE!
SFWHS Senior Project Presentations 2013 - you are invited!
Friday, May 17, 2:45-4:45pm in Eurythmy Room
2:45pm: Sophie Kawada, The Anatomy of the Heart
3:15pm: Noam Baruch, Urban Poetry
3:45pm: Elle Casey, Saint Michael and the Dragon
4:15pm: Jackson Stewart, Financial Derivatives
Saturday, May 18, 9:00am-4:00pm in Eurythmy Room
9:00am: Eli Yesovich, Shoe Design
9:30am: Kenny Lobb-Thompson, Canadian Geography
10:00am: Ivan Gamboa, Martial Arts
11:00am: Lucas Harris
11:30am: Ariel Kasoff
12:00pm: Rebecca Cohen, Building Bird Houses
1:30pm: Jordan Yorn, The Self Image of Adolescent Females
2:00pm: John Cui
2:30pm: John Halifax, Photography from Scratch
3:30pm: Sofia Vala, Czech Cuisine
Monday, May 20 in Eurythmy Room (all school meeting)
1pm: Marcus Liu, IPhone Application
SF Waldorf High School Literary Reading with Music & Songs
at The Booksmith - Friday, May 24th, 5:30 PM
Come and celebrate the upcoming release of "Portal", the SF Waldorf High School's annual literary magazine, at The Booksmith book store on Friday, May 24th at 5:30 pm! Join us for an evening of poetry, prose, and music
featuring many student writers including Nehemiah Aldrich, Noam Baruch, Jules Christeson, Lionelle Erlewein, Haley Grey, Miranda Hollingswood, Julia Ingoglia, Davia Schendel, Myles Zernik-Trexler, and musicians Ida Fox
(ukulele and vocals), Chloe LeDean (vocals), Jacqui Deutsch (vocals) and Davia Schendel (vocals, guitar). Guest poet Brandon Bishop will also his share his dynamic poetry with us! The Booksmith is located at 1644 Haight
Street in San Francisco. For more information, please contact Mary Anne McGill, literary magazine advisor, at mmcgill@sfwaldorf. org or 415.213.6122.
SFWS Seeking Full Time IT Manager
We are seeking a collaborative and dynamic professional who has experience managing technology in an educational environment, has a proven track record of providing effective leadership on complex projects, and enjoys the challenge of supporting a broad constituency. Please view the job description on our website: http://www.sfwaldorf.org/all-school/it-manager
Making Math Real- Free Bay Area Seminar for Parents and Educators
The Making Math Real Institute will be offering a Free Seminar for Parents and Educators on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9am-12pm. The Greenwood School in Mill Valley will be hosting this special event and David Berg, Educational Therapist and founder/director of Making Math Real will be giving a dynamic presentation on the Making Math Real Multisensory Structured Methods, K-12, that best serve our students’ diverse educational needs for becoming successful in math. Email responses requested to assure space.
SFWS Graduate Available for Child Care Through May 28
SFWS graduate Anna Celia Nugent is available for babysitting from now through May 28th. She needs to earn money to help cover the cost of her Prescott College tuition ... so any help would be much apprecuated.
She has extensive experience caring many needs, from 1 child to 4. Her email: Anna Celia Nugent
Her Cell phone: (415) 846-4832
Rudolf Steiner College San Francisco Campus
Give Meaning to your life as a Waldorf Teacher!
INFORMATION EVENING: June 3 at 7:30 pm
*ADVANCE RSVP IS REQUIRED. http://sfsteinercollege.eventbrite.com/
Contact: email@example.com or Call: 510-599-3860
Join the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training 2013 Summer Intensives at East Bay Waldorf School
Click here for the brochure. Courses available for parents and caregivers as well as trained Waldorf Teachers.
Rhythms of the Home and the Question of Discipline - June 17 – 21, 2013 | 8:30am – 12:45pm | $215
With Marianne Alsop and Christine Margetic
Explore how our inner and outer discipline affects our relationships with our young children and our family life. Learn how to simplify your daily rhythms, clarify your family values and bring your approach to discipline into alignment with those values.
Woodcarving - June 17 – 21, 2013 | 1:45pm – 2:55pm | $95
With Patrick Marooney
Young children love to play with the little carved animals seen in Waldorf Kindergartens. Join this class/workshop and learn how to make your own.
Secrets of the Skeleton - June 28 – 30, 2013 | Fri, 7pm – Sun, 4pm | $225
With Ken Smith
Through the artistic processes of sketching, sculpting and Goethean observation this workshop will allow participants to uncover the secret language of the skeleton and discover the principles at work in the archetypal human form. This weekend course is intended to enable Waldorf teachers, health practitioners and artists to deepen their understanding and ability to work out of Goethean methods.
Visit us at bacwtt.org or call to register |415 479 4400
Magic Carpet Summer Art Camps
Children are warmly invited to a cozy artist's studio to enjoy a week of making art and having fun together. We will explore many mediums and children are encouraged to relax into their own pace within the group.
Mornings include story, art project, a healthy snack (provided), outing to nearby park or playground for lunch (children bring in backpack) and watercolors. Afternoon vary: kitchen science experiments, gardening, free play, art, singing, stories and many surprises! Wednesday is Beach / Ice Cream Day.
Margaret Grisz-Dow is a professional ceramic artist and teacher of children and adults ~ passionate about Waldorf education. She is assisted by her daughter, Isabel (SFWHS Gr.10) has been in Waldorf School since Nursery.
Please feel free to contact Margaret for more information or for a visit. 415- 386-3116
June 10 - 14 (limited space available); July 22 - 26; August 12 - 16; August 19 - 23
9am - 3pm. Ages K - 11. Outer Richmond District. $350.00 per week / $80 per day ~ Sliding Scale available.
Seeking families to host Spanish students for the month of July
They pay for room and board $200 per week. They come to practice the language and learn about the American culture! Please if you would like to live the experience and know more about it contact Beatriz Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.globallystudents.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in the grade school front office if you have any questions.
Grade school main number: 415-931-2750.
Below are direct dial numbers. They are all area code 415 and the last 3 digits represent the extension number.
Cory Powers, Grade School Administrative Coordinator - general questions, 875-7209
Erin Kemp, Grade School Chair (Faculty) - pedagogical or faculty questions, 875-7206
Melinda Price, Grade School Receptionist/Registrar - tardies and absences, forms, student records, 875-7201
Christine Sun, After School Program Director - ASP questions including payments/account status, 875-7220
Jim Finn, Assistant Director of Finance - tuition/payment questions, 875-7232
Mitch Mitchell, Advancement Director - annual giving, community events & outreach, 875-7211
More grade school contact information...