Grade School News

Annual Fund Updates
Congratulations to K3, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade for joining K1 and 1st Grade at 100% participation for our 2011-2012 Annual Fund campaign. This wide-based support greatly strengthens our fundraising and supports the mission of the school. Thank you! Read More

The Enchanted Tapestry
The Magic Lantern Marionette Theater warmly invites all families with young children ages four and up to a very special presentation of The Enchanted Tapestry on Sunday, February 5 at 10am and 11:30am in Dakin Hall. The Enchanted Tapestry tells the traditional Chinese folktale about a weaver woman with three sons. When her precious life's work is blown away by an enchanted wind, her sons face the opportunities and challenges of a quest across magical landscapes to retrieve her tapestry. And... Read More

Stars Once Spoke – Eurythmy Performance
San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe Program 2012Jewish Community Center SF Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 pmWednesday February 8th at 4:00 pm This new program by director Astrid Thiersch will be premiered in February 2012 with students from San Francisco Waldorf High School, 15 to 18 years old. It features choreography to music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paul Winter. A special tale, The Dream Eater by Michael Ende, shows the magic side of sleep, and poems in several languages and humoresques... Read More

PA Book Sale – Monday, January 9, 2012 12:45 through 3:30pm
The next SF Waldorf Parents’ Association Book Sale of Used Children’s Books will be on Monday, January 9, at pick up, 12:45 through 3:30pm, in SF Waldorf’s Woodshop in front of school. As you shop please be mindful of pick up and keep the sidewalk clear. We are looking for donations of slightly used children’s books that support the Waldorf curriculum. Donation boxes are located on the Office stairway in front of the double glass doors. There are treasures for all elementary school ages and... Read More

Tuition Assistance Deadline: January 13, 2012
The Affordable Tuition Program requires an annual application. Families wishing to request a grant for the first time as well as those wishing to continue with the program must have their applications submitted to PSS by January 13 to be considered in the first round of consideration. Please contact Mona Nemetz in the business office at 415-931-2750 ext.304 or mnemetz@sfwaldorf.org if you need application information or visit the "Affording a Waldorf Education" page on our website.... Read More

America Whitten (Class of 2009)
We recently caught up with America Whitten (SFWGS/HS ‘09), currently a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is working towards an undergraduate degree in psychology. She will be taking the GRE next summer, and upon receiving her BA she is planning to attend graduate school in abnormal psychology. America is pursuing her major through UCSC’s more demanding psychology intensive. Among the requirements for participation is the Field Study program where students gain the... Read More

Race to Nowhere Film Screening - March 15, 7 - 9 pm
Please join us for a screening of Race to Nowhere at the high school campusMarch 15, 7:00 - 9:00pm. RSVP's Required: click here to RSVP. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace,... Read More

Curry Senior Center Gift Drive
The Grade School will be participating in a gift drive for the Curry Senior Center.  The Curry Senior Center provides a safe place to receive geriatric health services for low income seniors in San Francisco.  Founded in 1972, Curry provides primary medical care, substance abuse services, case management, congregate meals, social/community programs, and 13 units of housing for formerly homeless seniors.  The Curry Center's mission is to provide these services to... Read More

Faculty Profile: Stacey Hubbard, Middle School Math
Stacey Hubbard joined the grade school faculty three years ago as part of SFWS’s efforts to strengthen its middle school math program. Recently retired SFWS Upper Grades Resource Teacher Susan Cook began the work of transforming how we support class teachers as the students rise to the pre-algebra and algebra level.  Ms. Hubbard became our first full time dedicated middle school math teacher in 2010. Stacey notes that one of the challenges she faces on a daily basis are keeping it relevant... Read More

Linda Fogg Phillips, author of "Facebook for Parents" to speak at SFWHS
What Parents Need to Know About Social NetworkingLinda Fogg Phillips, author of "Facebook for Parents" San Francisco Waldorf High School is delighted to be hosting this presentation sponsored by the Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools. All are welcome. Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:30 to 9:00pm San Francisco Waldorf High School, 470 West Portal Avenue, SF, 94127Parking on site is available$5.00 donation is requested at the door In this ever-changing world, parents often wonder: How are... Read More

Winter Fair 2011
Thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who contributed to making a festive fair on a gorgeous, sunny day. A special thank you to Mary and Joseph Manzare (parents, grade 4 and K3) who brought their extensive restaurant expertise to us this year. The food was extraordinary and the advice for moving forward invaluable!! For more of chef Joe’s masterful cooking and menu planning visit one of his four restaurants—Globe, Zuppa, Hecho or Tres—you won’t be disappointed! Winter Fair... Read More

Fairy Walk 2011
Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. TICKETS REQUIRED. Come and enjoy a sing-a-long and encounter wandering fairies, gnomes, kings, queens and characters from the land of imagination! Children 2-7 are welcome in the company of their favorite adult. We welcome costumes for both children and adults! Tickets for 3:00 p.m. are still available for $7 each through the front office on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cannot be reserved or picked up without payment. No refunds or... Read More

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head
Presented by Carla Hannaford, Ph.DSunday, November 1310 AM - 3 PM Participants in this highly experiential, scientifically informative presentation and workshop will gain a physical and intellectual understanding of why movement, music and play are so essential for brain development, learning, memory and creativity. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how human beings learn, as well as simple, profound movement tools to use in all areas of life - school, business, art,... Read More

PA Pumpkin Raffle
Hosted by the Parents AssociationBenefits go to the schoolTickets $2 eachAvailable at October 30 Read More

Presenting SFWS's Grade School Educational Support Protocol
Monday, October 24, Eurythmy Hall, 7:30 to 9 pm Educational Support Coordinators Lalla Carini and Paul Gierlach, along with our consulting educational therapist Pamm Scribner, will present the services and protocols the school has been developing over the last two years. We encourage all interested parents to attend this presentation and engage in questions and answers that we hope will strengthen our common understanding of the school's vision, and support teachers' and parents' efforts to... Read More

Ostheimer Toy Sale
10% discount for you on Ostheimer Toys /20% goes back to the school On behalf of the SFWS Parents Association we announce the return of the Ostheimer toy sale! We are blissfully pleased to offer these enchanting wooden toys for your child!  These are the beautiful wooden figures, silk scarves and toys seen in Waldorf classrooms.  They are perfect for imaginative play, puppet shows, nature tables, as well as gifts for the upcoming holidays.  They also make nice presents for your... Read More

8th Grade Fundraising
Invitation to a Waldorf Community Event at the Park Chalet The 8th Grade invites you to a class fund-raiser event on Friday, October 21, 5 – 8 pm, at the Park Chalet Garden Restaurant (Golden Gate Park, 1000 Great Highway, www.parkchalet.com)Live Music! Beautifully made handcrafts for sale by the 8th graders! Face Painting & fun for kids!*Happy Hour Pricing all evening on food and beverages with your $5 (or more!) donation to the 8th gradeBRING YOUR FAMILY & COME ENJOY YOUR WALDORF... Read More

Back to School Night Remarks by Head of Administration Dan Ingoglia
This is a modified version of comments delivered at both the grade school (Sept 12) and high school (Sept.14) Back-to-School Nights.  We are excited to welcome you and your student to the 2011-2012 school year at SF Waldorf, our 14th year at the high school, and our 33rd year overall. Having just received LEED Gold certification for the high school campus—and we are the first educational building in SF to do so (see LEED article)—we are very pleased to welcome our high school families to... Read More

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 events@sfwaldorf.org, (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

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