Without my experience, the world would be empty
As we approach the shortest day of the year, I like to give some long thoughts to the miracles of the physical world; that the globe will pass the solstice on its journey around the sun and we will turn ever closer to it again. Whether or not we celebrate any number of variations on the upcoming holidays, we are moving through a season which is sometimes joyous and sometimes challenging and we can hopefully depend on one another and the inexorable movement of the earth to pull us back into the light.
Upcoming Events & Activities
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
*Holiday Hours 12/20 – 12/22 8 am – 12 pm
12/25 – 1/1 CLOSED
01/02 8 am – 12 pm
Friday December 29th Candlelight Sing – 6:30 pm
Longview Retirement Center
Winter Assembly – Tomorrow, 11 am
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. Join us!
The Guide to Being Local 2018
Available now in the IWS office! Every year the Ithaca Waldorf School benefits from the sale of the Being Local coupon book. Chock full of great deals everywhere you shop in the Ithaca area, the guide earns a percentage of the sale price for our school. Please consider buying yours here – or buy them for friends and family, because who doesn’t need this coupon book?!
Ithaca Waldorf School Calendars for Sale!
These make a lovely holiday gift and they are available now in the office for $25. We have a plentiful supply so go ahead and buy one for everyone on your gift list!
All proceeds will go to the Maria Rabb Fund which was established to provide emergency tuition support for any IWS family facing a sudden crisis (for example: terminal illness, loss of work).
Parent Surveys –Due Today!
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!
First Annual Crankie Night!
It was awesome . . .
PS We have a set of two keys on a blue fob which reads Keymart. Could they be yours?