Weekly Bulletin - Thursday, June 4, 2013
Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12
Final Exam Days. See schedule here.
Thursday, June 13, 10am - last day of school!
9:00am, Screening of Films from Video Elective Class (optional). Details below...
10:00am, Final All School Assembly/Class Meetings/Yearbooks (mandatory)
Friday, June 14
No School/Final Faculty Meetings
Seniors & all orchestra members rehearse at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2-4pm
Saturday, June 15, 11am
Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2850 19th Avenue, SF, CA 94132
All are welcome! Congratulations Class of 2013!
Reception to follow ceremony.
Visit our high school online calendars here.
Student Work To Take Home
Student classwork and artwork from this year--much of from displays at Founders' Night--is on tables on the 1st floor of the high school, waiting for students to take it home. If it is not taken by Thursday, June 13, we can not keep it. Dear parents, please stop to take a look if there is anything that you think you might want (even if your student does not!).
11th Grade Video Elective Film Screening
Thursday, June 13, 9:00am, Herbst Hall (optional) followed by mandatory Final Assembly at 10am
"back when i was in med school"
by Parry Heavlin, Teo Nugent and David Schulkin
by Max Rico, Liam Dwyer and Joseph Alicastro
"the end is near"
by Jules Christenson, Orestes Hernandez and Ayinde Chism
A Special Thanks to Our Book Donors
A heartfelt thanks to Mark MacNamara, Paul Gierlach, Charlene Davis, The Hurley family, Justine Kaltenbach, Ann Grandin, Deborah Kuschner, Max Rico, Melissa Riley, Phillip Greenlief, and Diane David who generously donated books of fiction and non-fiction, including many valuable art books to the high school library this year. Also, a warm round of applause to John Mitchell who donated a year's subscription to the Christian Science Monitor. We greatly appreciate your support!
-Mary Anne McGill, HS librarian
7th Grade Chemistry at the High School
Our current 7th Grade recently spent part of their chemistry block in the high school chemistry lab with our high school chemistry teacher Caroline Alba. Ms. Alba helped them create a mini website with the material they covered during their three day visit and invites you to take a peek here. The high school students were very welcoming and the 7th graders had a wonderful few days.
Pride Parade 2013
SFWS will, for the 4th year in a row, participate, as part of the Independent Schools contingent, in the 2013 Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday, June 29, 2013.
High School students and families who would like to participate may contact Jessica Eicher firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please mark your calendar.
Seniors Visit the Grade School
Students from the Senior Class 2013 join Grade 3 to play "baseball" on the red circle during their visit to the grade school campus this week. The seniors were quick studies as the third grade explained the rules. It was a treat for the Seniors to have this day of reflection and fun as they prepare for graduation next week!
From Lauren Rudsten, College Counselor
Since, 1998, the Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) schools have been traveling together to meet families interested in learning more about this distinctive group of colleges and universities. The Program begins with the presentation "How to Choose a College That's Right for You" to encourage students to make the college search process a well-informed journey that leads to the best possible outcome: finding the right college for them. The events are free of charge and do not require a RSVP. This summer events in the Bay Area will be held as follows:
Monday, July 29, 7:00pm, Santa Clara, CA
Marriott Santa Clara
Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00pm, San Rafael, CA
Visit www.CTCL.org for more information and for specific directions. Click on Events.
From Bryan Anderson, Athletic Director
The 2013-14 Athletic Packet for participating in athletics next year is past due. These forms must be turned in before you can play in any games! The forms can be found on the website at http://www.sfwaldorf.org/high-school/athletics/forms.
Summer Open Gym Schedules for Volleyball and Basketball are now on the website.
Also available on the website is the Boys & Girls Summer Soccer Camp registration form. Sign up today!
Check the website or call the High School Sports Hotline for daily updates/directions: (415) 213-6197 or see our website.
Steiner Study Group. Join us!
The Seasons-The Festivals-The Cycle of the Year
If you would like to learn more about the rhythms of the year please join us once a week to study Rudolf Steiner lectures on Michalemas, Christmas, Easter, St. Johns Tide and more, if we have time. Our group has been meeting at the High School Campus one morning a week for many years. We meet from 8:45-10:00am. We determine the day of the week for our meetings each September based on the availability of the of the members. If you are interested in joining us please contact Lisa Anderson at email@example.com.
We will begin meeting in September 2013.
SFWS Job Openings
We welcome applicants from the community for the following positions. Please visit the job descriptions on our website for details and deadlines.
Full Time IT Manager - http://www.sfwaldorf.org/all-school/it-manager
Human Resources Coordinator - http://www.sfwaldorf.org/all-school/human-resoures-coordinator
Grade School Receptionist Registrar - http://www.sfwaldorf.org/all-school/grade-school-receptionistregistrar
La Peña Cultural Center Performance
June 16, 8pm. Join electric harpist Amelia Romano (SFWS alumna) with StringQuake and pedal harpist/singer Liza Wallace with The Present Time Ensemble for an evening of Latin American and Jazz music at La Peña. Buy tickets now...
Alumna Seeks Short-Term Summer Housing
I'm a sf Waldorf and Austin Waldorf school alum moving back to the city June 15th to work as a doula, nanny, and start my midwifery studies and I'm looking for a temporary place to stay until July 1 while I look for permanent housing! I'm happy to babysit, housesit, petsit or pay a small rent in exchange! Emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org is best. Thanks!
Seeking Childcare this Summer
I am a parent at EBWS. I have two children, a son finishing first year of Kindergarten and a daughter finishing 2nd grade. I am looking for summer childcare help. We are located in the Albany/Berkeley area and are looking for part-time help over the summer (approx 10 hours per week; pays $12-15/hour, depending upon experience and qualifications). I may be reached either by email: email@example.com or phone: 805 215 4575. Hilary Soldati.
Rudolf Steiner College Teacher Training Visitor Day in Fair Oaks
Summer VISITOR DAY at the Main Campus: Experience our Summer Session!
Wednesday, July 10 at the Fair Oaks Campus (in Sacramento)
RSVPs are Required
*To RSVP and for more Info. visit: http://sfsteinercollege.eventbrite.com/
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 & Action Camps
We offer week long gatherings during which children are together to invited to create and play together in a nurturing and cozy artist's studio and garden. Stories, clay, paint, handwork, Beach Day and free play fill our days within a natural rhythm.
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 (Gr.10) who 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.
The high school number is 415-431-2736.
Jessica Eicher, High School Administrative Coordinator - general questions, communications, ext 111
Pamela Hollings, High School Chair (Faculty) - pedagogical or faculty questions, ext 153
Jane Gallardo, High School Registrar - transcripts, class schedules, ext 112
Lauren Rudsten, High School College & Academic Counselor - college counseling, ext 125
Elizabeth Allingham, Educational Support Coordinator - ext. 135
Jim Finn, Assistant Director of Finance - tuition/payment questions, 415-931-2244
Mitch Mitchell, Advancement Director - annual giving, community events & outreach, 415-875-7211
Dan Ingoglia, Head of Administration - the big questions - Open Office Hours: Tues (High School) 10:30-11:30am & Thurs (Grade School) 9:00-10:00am or by appointment, ext 124