By grace, I can become a true world citizen
On this unseasonably warm January day let us consider the year ahead, and enjoy a little buzz of excitement. Now that our building expansion is complete, and the grades 5/6 class prepares to move into the new space, we can refocus on the growth of our school in its many other dimensions – refocus, so to speak, on the whole world of possibilities.
Many of our faculty and staff, for example, are making plans to expand their knowledge base by attending spring conferences. We are also planning our semi-annual All-School Open House which invites the broader community into our experience here at the Ithaca Waldorf School. Let it be known that we are making room in ourselves and in our school; there is always room for one more.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Friday January 12th Skating forms due (new session begins 01/22)
Saturday January 13th Inaugural CCO Youth Orchestra performance!
4 pm at Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Monday January 15th Martin Luther King Jr Day NO SCHOOL
*See event below
Wednesday January 17th Parent Council Meeting 8:30 am in the Library
Friday January 26th Show of Work 2:15 pm Grades Classes
Saturday January 27th All-School Open House 11 am – 1 pm
Re-enrollment Begins Now!
For all you Early Birds out there: save $150 on tuition for 2018-19 by completing your enrollment contract by February 16th. Follow this link now to join the ranks of the Early Birds: 2018-19 Enrollment Contract
Contracts will then be available for signing in the office, and deposits due.
All-School Open House
On Saturday January 27th from 11 am until 1 pm, IWS welcomes visitors to tour the school, meet our teachers, view current student work and watch a puppet show! Please spread the word and the attached poster on social media. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to show off our many accomplishments of the past year.
IWS is Hiring!
Here’s another great opportunity for the right teacher. IWS is seeking a Grade 1 teacher to see a new class through the grades, beginning August, 2018. Share this link with anyone you think may be interested:
*Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration
See the attached description of events scheduled for Monday January 15th at BJM from 11:30 am until 3 pm.
Inaugural Performance of Cayuga Youth Orchestra
Under the auspices of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, this talented new youth orchestra includes several IWS alumni: Sam Panzer, Maggie Mead, Ian & Max Grochocinski, Owen & Anna Cummings and more. Don’t miss this family friendly event this Saturday January 13th at 4 pm in Ford Hall, IC. See attachment below.
Parent Study – Discussion
Join us on Tuesday January 30th for our evening discussion group, hosted by parents Rich Rose and Sara Ferguson. This month’s topic: Sacred Text: What Makes it So? Details to follow . . .
The Guide to Being Local 2018
Available now in the IWS office.
Did you Miss the Winter Assembly? Don’t Worry!
Here it is again, thanks to parent Todd Bittner: