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Parent News

Bulletin 01.19.18

Arabez Smith

My task: selflessness in the light of the Self

Upcoming Events & Activities

Monday January 22nd                                IWS Board Meeting  5 pm

                                                                        Skating at Cass Park! 3:30 – 5 pm

Wednesday January 24th                                    Parent Council Meeting 8:30 am

Friday January 26th                                  Display of Work – Grades 2:15 pm

Saturday January 27th                               All School Open House  11 am – 1 pm

Tuesday January 30th                              In the Parent’hood 6:30 pm

TBA                                                                 Tet Celebration! Early February


Enrollment 2018-19

We are thrilled to see our online forms populating with returning students – add to the accumulation before February 16th and receive the Early Bird Discount of $150. We also suggest that you complete your Back to School forms at the same time; and we are trying to address your feedback that these forms can be tedious, especially for families with multiple children attending IWS. We appreciate your patience and perseverance with the paperwork while we devise a method of auto-filling forms with the repeated info!

All School Open House

This is an opportunity for the broader community to tour the school, meet our faculty and staff, enjoy a traditional Waldorf puppet show and learn about the Ithaca Waldorf School. Please feel free to spread the word, and share this event on social media:


Display of Work

Next Friday, the 26th of January at 2:15 pm, the grades students will display a selection of their school work in the foyer so that we may observe and enjoy their progress and ingenuity! As a special treat all are invited to be audience to the grades 5/6 World Geography presentation in the Great Room.

Parent Council – a Discussion of Outdoor Play

The Parent Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 24th has on its agenda a conversation about after school play, safety and parent participation. Please do attend this meeting to share your ideas and concerns about IWS guidelines for safe, fun outdoor and after school play. 8:30 am in the Library.

In the Parent’hood

The topic for this discussion group, rescheduled for Tuesday January 30th at 6:30 pm, is Sacred Text: What Makes it So? Join topic leaders Rev Rich Rose, and Sara Ferguson for a lively conversation about the texts we deem sacred.

Links & Announcements

Check out the most recent AWSNA Newsletter here:

And some great articles in Waldorf Today:

A Jump Rope Clinic!