Advent | Mineral World

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The Light of Crystals & Bones

This week, some of us have been considering how the life of minerals in our world might be affecting or working in us. What is our relationship with the mineral world? This might seem like a broad question, but we can find the answer by observing our relationship with our own physical bodies. And we can take this question all the way to the cosmos, with its far flung celestial bodies in whom are the same substances we have in our very own bones. The mineral world helps build the foundations of both our internal and external worlds, creating structure. What is our relationship to structure in our lives: too much, too little, too brittle, too flexible? How is it working for us? This week is a time to consider these questions and to connect with this aspect of ourselves for just a few moments. Next week we will consider the life of the plant world and our relationship to it.


Winter Auction Closes this Weekend!

The bidding will conclude on Sunday, December 9 at 9pm. So get your bids in and don’t forget to share the auction with your family and friends!

Winter Fair this Saturday!

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Winter Fair Set-Up Day
Early Childhood: NO SCHOOL
Grades 1-3: Early Dismissal at 1pm

Friday, Dec. 7
Please help set up the winter fair if you are free! Come anytime after 1pm. Parents only, no students.

Winter Fair!
Saturday, Dec. 8

Anthroposophical Book Study + Meditative Drawing
Monday, Dec. 10

NAS Parent Walk-Through
Wednesday, Dec. 12

Village Peeps Drama Performance: "The Blind Queen"
Thursday, Dec. 13

Spiral of Light
Friday, Dec. 14
Maples- 11:15 to noon
First Grade- 3:00pm
Second/Third Grade- 3:30pm
Willow: 4:30pm
Juniper: 5:15pm
Please arrive 30 minutes before your child’s scheduled time

Latke Day! Thank you Moti and the first, second, and third graders who prepared latkes for the whole school!


Belle Savransky