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Parent News

Parent News 5.18

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An incredibly benevolent and anonymous donor has just given the school a matching challenge gift of $40,000!  In the words of the donor:  

I am sending this gift as an endorsement of the health and vigor of the Ithaca Waldorf School in this exciting time of expansion, and as a statement of confidence in the Faculty, Administration and Board.  Carry on with your excellent work!  

Please share the news, and expect a Spring e-Campaign letter to arrive soon!  

Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 am on May 18th, 25nd, June 1st & 8th - invite a friend! Sign Up Here

Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30-9:30 am in the Multi-purpose room.  All are welcome to see the fruits of the student string endeavors this year!

GOOD LUCK to Class 4/5 as they head to their Pentathlon at the Aurora Waldorf School on Thursday, May 25th & 26th!  The students have been busily sewing their tunics, crafting their odes, and practicing their throws of discus and javelin!  

YES, there is still school on Friday, May 26th!  

IWS NIGHT OUT: Festive Family Fun
Saturday, May 27th from 6-9pm 
Parent Council sponsored event. Enjoy some FESTIVE FAMILY FUN!! See Karen Lonsky's band THE DESTINATION and enjoy scrumptious food provided by a variety of food trucks, delectable wines, and plenty of space for dancing and family games at the lovely Treleaven Winery in King Ferry! Spread the word

Demeter & Persephone - June 4th & 5th.  Please contact Mrs. Myers ( to reserve your seat in the audience.  Spaces are limited!

Friday, June 9th at 11am

Lower Treman Park Pavilion (same place as MayFaire, without the rain - we hope!).  All children will be transported via bus from IWS to the Pavilion at 10am that morning.  Please plan on meeting your child there at 11am for the assembly presentations, and joining us for a picnic lunch (bring your own) at 12:30.  

Please note:

  • This is a HALF DAY for all students at IWS, so you are free to depart after the assembly (approximately 12:15), although we'd love you to stay for the picnic!  
  • There will be no transportation back from Treman to IWS, so please pick up your child from Lower Treman Park by 12:15 pm.   
  • Weather permitting, there may be swimming below the Falls (if a lifeguard is on duty).  Please bring swimming gear if you'd like to take your child to the swimming area after s/he has been dismissed from the assembly.  


  • Congratulations to Beth Myers upon her graduation from Alkion Waldorf Teacher Training!  
  • FINGERLAKES TOY LIBRARY - World Play Day this Saturday at Cass Park from 10 am - 1 pm. Featuring eco education toys and the opportunity for children to build their own loose parts kit made out of natural materials. There will also be music and a puppet show! Learn More