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Ithaca, NY, 14850
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Parent News

Bulletin 12.04.17

Arabez Smith

Destiny unfolds me – I grow strong


Upcoming Events & Activities

Friday December 15th                   Crankie Night – 5 pm Soup; 5:45 pm Show

Monday December 18th                IWS Board Meeting – 5 pm

Tuesday December 19th               Winter Assembly – 11 am in the Great Room

                                                            EC & Grades half day

Wednesday Dec 20th – Tuesday Jan 2nd                        Winter Break           NO SCHOOL              

Friday December 29th                   Candlelight Sing – 6:30 pm

                                                            Longview Retirement Center


Parent Survey – Early Childhood and Grades

Please pick up a paper copy, or open the attachment below for an electronic copy, of our Parent Survey. We truly value the thoughts and suggestions of the parent body. Your voices shape the future of the Ithaca Waldorf School as we grow and change from year to year. This year it feels especially important as we pave the path to a middle school, and expand into our building addition. These surveys are due by Monday, December 18th in the office. Thank you!


Student Portraits from Lifetouch

At this point all families should have their portrait order forms and proofs of your children’s smiling faces. If you plan to send the physical form in (as opposed to ordering online), please have your forms to the office no later than Wednesday, December 13th.

First Annual Crankie Night!

On Friday December 15th, prepare to be amazed. Crankie Night is a presentation of the Grades 5/6 class and will showcase their creations in light and song. If you have never heard of a Crankie Box, you’re not alone, and you will be so glad that we’re letting you in on the secret; this is an art form that deserves a resurrection, and this class has done the form justice. RSVP if you would like to come for homemade soup and bread at 5 pm, or simply come for the performance at 5:45 pm.

Winter Assembly

Our grades students will perform choral and instrumental music as well as some of the dances they have learned this fall in our new Great Room, on Tuesday December 19th at 11 am. We can expect this presentation, including the traditional Sword Dance, to last approximately 75 minutes, until 12:15. Please connect with Jason Harrington ( if you are interested in performing the Sword Dance with other parents at the Winter Assembly – it looks like great fun, and requires a few practices.

The calendar indicates that there will be a community lunch at 12:30; this lunch has been cancelled. If you would like to see a performance of the Shepherd’s Play, it will be performed on Friday December 15th at 7 pm at the Trumansburg Conservatory of the Arts, and again on Saturday December 16th at 7 pm at the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting House.