Grade School News

Class Plays: We’re Not Just Playing Around Here
Plays and performance are an integral part of Waldorf education throughout the grades. They serve many purposes, demonstrating skills including music, linguistic understanding through recitation, and the visual arts with sets, props and programs. But plays and performances are more than just an opportunity to integrate art into the curriculum. They give the children an opportunity to meet themselves and each other through the stories and their social interactions. Class plays also allow the... Read More

Rumpelstiltskin
by The Magic Lantern Marionette Theatre Sunday, February 3, 2013 10 am & 11:30 am$5 donation at the door for children 4 years old and up San Francisco Waldorf SchoolDakin Hall2938 Washington Streetbetween Broderick and Divisadero Click here for printable flyer Read More

Registration is now open for Early Childhood Program Spring Session
The First Three Years: Classes for Parents and Their Young Children Spring Session ~ Ten Weeks: March 4 to May 24 ~ No classes March 25 - April 5 New Offerings~ a 3-week class for parents/caregivers only, Rhythms of the Home, w/Marianne Alsop~ a 6-week class, Simple Spring Knitting, w/Susanna von Rombs (w/children) Please tell your friends - we'd love to meet them! CLICK HERE for course descriptions, dates, and to register. Read More

Kim John Payne: Developing Capacities for Social Inclusion
Thursday, January 17, 7:30 PM At San Francisco Waldorf High School 470 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127 On-site parking available. Kim John Payne, acclaimed author and educational and family consultant, will speak at SFWHS (at our high school campus) on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30pm. In this evening lecture for parents, Mr. Payne will speak about the particular ways in which the adults in children’s lives affect the children’s ideas, actions and feelings about social inclusion. He... Read More

SFWHS to Present "Oliver!" in January at the Grade School Campus
Friday, January 18, 7pmSaturday, January 19, 2pm and 7pmSunday, January 20, 2pm Tickets on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com or in the school offices. Bring in a non-perishable donation for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank and get a $1 discount! Additional food and financial donations for the Food Bank will be collected at all performances.* Buy tickets for Oliver! San Francisco Waldorf High School's production of the musical theater classic "Oliver!" is not what you might expect if you'... Read More

Día de los Muertos at SFWS: Impressions from a First Grade parent
This year I attended my first “Día de los Muertos” assembly at the SFWS Grade School Campus. I must admit that even though I was raised in Argentina, I had never been to such a celebration before. So when Sra Febe left me a voicemail asking if I wanted to be a part of the parent team that supported the logistics of the event, I immediately signed up with enthusiasm. I had no idea what to expect. Día de los Muertos is a unique festival that resulted from the merging of Aztec rituals and Spanish... Read More

Library Hours for Parents
Our library is as tightly scheduled with activities as the rest of our busy grade school campus. Grade school librarian Ann Grandin would like to welcome parents to visit the library during the following hours to check out books for their children or help Mrs. Grandin with library tasks: Monday Mornings 8:45 to 9:30Friday Afternoons 1:30 to 2:00Special time for Kindergarten Parents: Wednesdays from 1:00 to 1:30   Read More

Winter Fair 2012
Sunday, December 210 am - 3 pm At San Francisco Waldorf Grade School2938 Washington Street  We are honored to invite you to our 33rd Annual Winter Fair. Come watch the puppet show, playgames, ride a giant rocking horse, and create winter crafts. Visit the all new Quest, a challenge even for our older Heros! Explore the Fairy and Cookie Houses and enjoy wonderful food and drink. The Fair is the perfect way to start your holiday seasonand pick up that unique something for your friends and... Read More

Registration Open for Parent-Child Classes
Registration will open for our Spring parent-child classes in late January. Please see our WINTER FLYER  for full course descriptions, dates, costs, & locations. Spring offerings will be similar. If you are new to our classes, you might enjoy reading what one of our class participants has to say about our Observation classes here. The parent-child program offers a gentle introduction to the group setting and a welcoming space for parents and children.  Here,... Read More

Baby Moves With Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy
Wednesday, November  7, 7:30 to 9PM  LOCATION: San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, Dakin Hall, 2938 Washington Street Co-sponsored by LifeWays of North America Come join us for a workshop for parents and professionals which looks at: The importance of Reflex integration. Correct way of developing movement in infants and implications for later life. How we can best assist the baby in movement development. Common practices from this perspective and their benefits or detriments.... Read More

Winter Fair Merchants
If you missed the Winter Fair or want to follow up with a vendor, please contact Heather Mitchell at wfmerchants@sfwaldorf.org for vendor contact information. Red Circle8th Grade Coffee & Baked GoodsSanta Cruz GoldBiotica KombuchaFebe’s JewelryWreath Sales  4-Car GarageWovenWearsHaikoozTurner’s Toys Waldorf CreationsFleurette Design    Fleurette Design gallery Fios da TerraTree SalesWreath Sales    Kindergarten 2 (K2)Sophie’s MarketOf Maine... Read More

Neighborhood Partnerships: Swedenborgian Church
ur Early Childhood Program has been renting space in the historic Swedenborgian Church on Lyon and Washington, just a couple blocks from our grade school campus. Every morning our nursery program begins in the enclosed courtyard of this landmark Arts and Crafts building and many Parenting Program classes take place in the building’s reception area. The San Francisco Swedenborgian Church opened its Lyon Street doors in 1895. It was designed by a celebrated group of architects... Read More

Cameron Washington (GS Class of 1994), Music & Film Producer
Cameron Washington, a member of the SFWGS ‘94 for 6 years, returns to SFWS this year as a Nursery parent. He is the founder of Russian Hill Projects (www.russianhillprojects.com), a film and music production company, and is an award-winning filmmaker, music producer and musician. Cameron started in Kindergarten with Monique and continued in the grade school through fourth grade with Mrs. Ricketts after which he left for a year of homeschooling followed by public school. He says... Read More

Tzaddi Thompson (GS Class of 1988), Lawyer
This September, San Francisco Waldorf School is happy to welcome more former students back as parents. Tzaddi Smith Thompson, parent of kindergartener Dominic in K2, was a member of our first grade school class. She is currently a labor lawyer at Nixon Peabody. Tzaddi and her husband David Thompson also have a younger daughter Mieke.Tzaddi joined her class (SFWGS ‘88) in first grade, when the school was made up of only two classes - kindergarten and... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, September 28, Parents Welcome
Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 28. 10:00am - 11:00am: Parent Social with coffee & refreshments11:00am-12:30pm: Assembly for Grades 1 - 12 Beginning at 10am the school will host a community reception for parents with coffee from CoffeeCSA and snacks from SFWS parent-owned Raison D'etre Bakery. CoffeeCSA.org, a Fair Trade and farmer direct coffee company, gives 10% back to SFWS for its signature SFWS blends.  As you are enjoying... Read More

Lecture Series: Games Children Sing & Play with Valerie Baadh Garrett
Sunday, January 27 10 am to 1 pm Workshop for parents and professionals Dakin Hall Join author and movement expert Valerie Baadh Garrett and other contributors in a workshop for parents and educators featuring new movement games to play with little ones from her forthcoming book, Games Children Sing and Play – Singing Movement Games to Play with Children Ages 3 – 5.  Valerie is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and has been performing, choreographing, directing, and... Read More

Circus with Mr. Ganz
Grade school games and gym teacher Justin Ganz will be leading the circus program after school this year for SFWS students in grades 3 and up. Justin has always had a passion for circus arts and is very excited to expand aspects of this after school offering. He will be joined by Cynthia Rauschert and Marina Karadjieva (bio's below) who each bring a rich teaching and circus arts’ backgrounds to the program. Classes will be focused on the following areas: Aerial and Ground Acrobatics- silks,... Read More

New Parent Tea
Wednesday, August 29, 20128:30 - 10am All parents in nursery through Grade 8 are invited to celebrate the start of the school year together.  Enjoy a social hour and coffe, tea, and treats after drop off in the Dakin Hall Foyer. Read More

A Teacher’s Perspective: The Sound of Silence
“The summer winds are blowing across the sea in gales The ships are outward going, the wind is in their sails They are so swift and free.....” In a week, the grade school students and faculty will gather in Dakin Hall and sing those words in our final song of the year. The winds have been blowing for a while now, coming in waves of excited conversation at recess, between classes, and sometimes in transitions between activities in our lessons. We all love school, and we all love that feeling... Read More

Bike-to-School Day
Thanks to a group of dedicated parent bicyclists, we had a substantial number of students participating in National Bike to School Day on May 9. Several teachers offered their garage spaces to house all the bikes, and parents Susan Robinson and Dennis Budd (grades 2 & 4) created a logo and individual bags for the children with donations from the San Francisco Bike Coalition and Clif Bars. We appreciate these efforts to promote alternative transportation to... Read More

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