waldorf school meet-up at the guggenheim
On Wednesday, April 10th, from 4-5:30 pm, the NYC Waldorf schools will visit the Hilma af Klint show at the Guggenheim. At 5:15 there will be a special event, led by a eurythmy teacher from Rudolf Steiner School. If you haven't been, this is a great time to see this astounding and emotionally moving exhibition with others from the greater Waldorf community. Bring your children and friends!
summer program begins july 8
We’re almost in the home stretch of the school year, with exactly eleven weeks left until the last day of school (June 21st!). Again this year, we’re opening our Mon-Fri Waldorf Summer Program to both NAS students and the outside community, and space is limited. Taught by Ms. Tara and Ms. Delia, this mixed-age program for children aged 4-9 incorporates cooking and baking, adventures through El Jardin, crafts for each age range, open play, stories and song, and water play in Tompkin’s Square Park. Enroll for the entire summer, or only specific weeks. Learn more and see the schedule below:
Seeking Yearbook Creators!
Our yearbooks of past years came about through the collective vision of parent volunteers who joined together, gathered photos, and designed the books. We’d love to print a 2018-2019 yearbook, and are seeking parent photographers (professional and amateur alike!) who can pop into classrooms or join the kids at the park to shoot images. If you are interested in helping out with photography and/or design, please email Belle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We hope for all parents to attend our
New Amsterdam School Community Meeting
Saturday, May 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
Join fellow parents, teachers, and board members to learn about how New Amsterdam functions as a threefold organization, how decisions are made in different realms, what our specific priorities are in the next year for policy development, and how you can make a difference by participating in the life of the school. We hope to offer a garden tour at the close of the event. Bring your lunch and have a picnic! Childcare will be provided from 10am to 12pm. Childcare donations are welcome by not expected.
NEXT Parent Evening
Whole School Parent Evening
Wednesday, May 1
SAVE THE DATE
Grades 2/3 Farm Trip!
Monday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 10
Eurythmy Mini-Session (for Parents)
Monday, April 8
A quick 15-minute eurythmy session with Brigida to start your week.
Monday Book Club
Book: Developing the Self Through the Inner Work Path in the Light of Anthroposophy by Lisa Romero
Monday, April 8
+ Campus Development Conversation
Friday, April 12
Good coffee. Good conversation. Downstairs after drop-off.
School Closed- Spring Break
Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 26
Whole School Community Meeting
New Date: Saturday, May 11
Yoga FOR AGES 3-7!
SATURDAY MOVEMENT + MINDFULNESS
Saturdays 11:00AM - 12:00PM
(May 4, 11, June 1, 8) ($80, 3 CLASSES)
Led by Danyelle Vilmenay, 3-7 year-old students flow through an imaginative journey of interactive storytelling and renewing yoga poses while practicing peaceful movements, calming techniques, and gratitude. At the end of every class, students use fine motor skills to create beautiful origami art, which promotes hands-on focus and mimics nature.
Real Estate Update
The newest news is that the property at 160 Christopher Street is no longer available to any school, removing all possibility for us to move there in the future. We have new ideas though, and if you are interested in working through them with us, join us downstairs next Friday at 8:30am (rescheduled from this Friday due to popular demand) for coffee and conversation.
Monthly Board Report
4/3 Meeting Summary: We began by reading a section of "Anthroposophia," brought by one of our board members. We then heard a report from NAPA, provided by Jessica Rodriguez, and discussed campus expansion options, the annual budget, and governance document development timelines. We plan to vote to approve the annual budget at the May 8 meeting.
Summer waldorf courses
for Teachers and Parents
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