Marin Waldorf School

COMMUNITY

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adult ENRICHMENT CLASSEs

Tuesday, March 5 at 7 pm

Finding Meaning in the Patterns in our Lives

Is there meaning in our adult struggles, and when can we expect them to be over?

How do human beings develop?

How do we foster health and strength in ourselves & our children?

Come and find out the meaning of life according to Rudolf Steiner in this interactive workshop. We will have conversations about the stages of human development and focus on The Golden Years.

We will share life stories, draw, and work on our life chart.

All interested adults are welcome.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, March 11, 9 am - 3 pm

A Parenting Workshop with Karen Rivers

Standing at The Edge of Parenting:

Looking at Challenging Issues

More Info & RSVP HERE

Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm

Keep Your Child Healthy Throughout the School Year

Come meet Dr. Nicole Yezman & learn about home treatment plans to keep your child healthy, even while they are being exposed to all the bugs going around. From the point of view of both Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine treatment modalities, learn immune system strategies to shorten the length of time of colds/flu, alleviate symptoms during the illness, and make sure each illness is building the immune system stronger, instead of wearing and tearing down the body.

Free & Open To The Public

Please RSVP HERE

 

Vilda village SUmmer camp
at marin waldorf

Ages 6-11

Join our nature based village for hands on skills and outdoor fun. We follow our curiosities to learn down to earth skills from adults who are skilled in their field. We track animals in the brush, water tomatoes in the garden, build a birdhouse in the carpentry room and cool off sitting in the shade of the oak trees working on crafts. We notice what our friends are doing as we pass by and perhaps try a new skill the next day. Projects and adventure are balanced with rest, story and timeless play.

The lovely oak shaded campus of Marin Waldorf School and adjacent open spaces serve as our learning playground for this long awaited camp. The camp is Waldorf compatible but open to everyone.

In addition to our core curriculum this camp may include:

  • Carpentry Safety & Projects

  • Organic Gardening

  • Healthy Cooking Projects

  • Local Flora & Fauna

  • Natural Dyes

  • Ecological Arts & Crafts

  • Animal Tracking

  • Fire by Friction

  • Scout Games & Practices

  • Mapping

  • Wild Edibles

  • and more...


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Annual Giving

Marin Waldorf School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that relies on the generosity of its parents, friends, and the larger community to support its annual operating budget. We greatly appreciate your donation and thank you for helping us to awaken the joy of learning for the children of Marin Waldorf School.

2018-2019 Annual Giving is easy!

 

Ask your employer if they offer a Matching Gift Program.  

Pledge now, pay by June 30, 2019.  Email melissamonterrosa@marinwaldorf.org with your pledge or any questions.


Join us on Saturday, March 30 at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur.

Our Cajun & Creole inspired evening starts at 6 pm with a complimentary signature cocktail, appetizers and Zydeco Music by Andre Thierry. 

The bidding begins at 6 pm on the Silent Auction. Our Silent Auction items are often beautiful pieces of art, homemade crafts, clothing, jewelry, and unique items from our community. It also is a showcase for the amazing Class Projects the students from each class have created. 

Class projects are an integral part of our Auction Party. Every year classes decide on a project to take on together. These projects typically involve parent and student creativity and a lot of hard (but fun!) work. 

Please contact your class parent to get involved. Class projects are a great way to become engaged in your class community!

The Silent Auction is also a great opportunity to mingle with the community, enjoy delicious food and drink, and support the school at the same time.

By 7:30 pm the Silent Auction closes and we sit down for family-style dinner by Bel Campo

After our feast and dessert of Beignets, we begin the Live Auction. It is a fun-filled and entertaining auction with a professional auctioneer. Amongst other amazing prizes to bid on, is a trip for 2 to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge! 

Part of the Live Auction is our Fund-A-Need which is a particularly important part of the Auction Party. The entire community comes together to support the needs determined by the school. Last year, this effort supported renovations throughout our main entrance and welcoming sitting garden.

To make our Auction a successful fund-raising event, we rely on parents and extended community members to make donations of services and items to the auction. Many in our extended community of grandparents, alumni and alumni parents participate in the bidding, so it is a great way to demonstrate your generosity (and raise awareness of your business!). We will display a full-color image and description of the donated items, as well as a link to your website if provided.

We are also interested in offering unique opportunities from within our community such as a visit for a middle school student to your business, a special meal, homemade canned goods, or special outings to places that you love.

  • Art, Culture and Entertainment: signed memorabilia, theater tickets, museum tickets, photography sessions, dance classes, singing or music lessons

  • Food and Drink: wine or beer tastings, rare bottles of wine, regional wine package, craft beer samplers, private cooking lessons, dinner for two at a local hot spot, catered lunches, tea parties, coffee shop or restaurant gift cards

  • Kids and Family: toy treasure chests, child care, playhouses, family photo shoot, children's books, pizza party, staycation or vacation packages

  • Services and Community: physical therapy, massages, spa day, car repair, car washes, yoga and fitness packages, legal consultations

  • Goods: unique or handcrafted jewelry, handbags, antique furniture or collectibles, rare or custom artwork

If you are interested in donating a unique item, Melissa Monterrosa is happy to brainstorm ideas with you.

To make a donation simply print our downloadable form here.

Donations should be received no later than Monday, March 4 to be included in the auction. 

MWS is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible. 

We also ask merchants in the wider Bay Area community to make donations, so if you have a relationship with a store, restaurant, or service provider, we are happy to help you ask for a donation! Contact Melissa Monterrosa for questions and donation leads.

 

Celebrations with a Natural Rhythm

Just as there is a rhythm to each day with different tasks appropriate to different times of the day, there is a rhythm to the year. Observing the changing seasons helps the children to work appropriately and fosters a sense of harmony with the rhythmic life of nature throughout the year. Marin Waldorf School celebrates the changing seasons with major all-school festivals. In addition we hold annual festivals and events for the larger community.

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  • School Beautification Day Saturday August 25 . 9 am - 1 pm

  • Opening Day Assembly & Rose Ceremony Tuesday September 4 . 8:30 am

  • Michaelmas Friday September 28 . 1:15 pm

  • Annual Children's Faire Sunday October 7 . 10 am - 4 pm

  • Dia de los Muertos November 2

  • Grandparents' Day Friday November 16 . 8:30 - 11:30 am

  • Advent Spiral Friday December 7

  • Winter Assembly Tuesday December 18 . 6 pm

  • Shepard's Play Friday December 21

  • Town Hall & Community Dinner Wednesday February 13 . 6 pm

  • Spring Night Gala Saturday March 30

  • Eurythmy Performance Thursday April 4 . 6 pm

  • Spring Assembly Friday April 5 . 11 am

  • May Faire Saturday May 4 . 10:30 am - 2 pm

  • End of Year & Rose Ceremony Friday June 14 . 11 am

  • Graduation Saturday June 15

 
 

 

parent association

MWS parents are raising happy and healthy children together.

 

The purpose of the Parent Association is to promote community life and support the school's fundraising efforts and festivals. Our school was founded by a group of dedicated parents and the on-going enthusiasm, support and commitment of parents helps maintain Marin Waldorf as a healthy, harmonious school community. All parents are automatically members of the Parent Association, which meets on the first Monday of each month during the school year. Class representatives volunteer to represent their classes at Association meetings and bring Parent Association news and projects back to the other parents in the various classes.

Parent Association activities are vitally important to our school, as is every family's participation in them. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend Association meetings. Our Parent Association functions under the guidance of the school administrators.

 

 

Community Calendar

 
 
 

MWS Google Calendar

 

 
 

 Children's Faire

Sunday October 7, 10 am - 4 pm

Our annual Children’s Faire is one of the most treasured events in Marin County. The event is Sunday, October 7 from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is free ~ all are welcome! Come enjoy magical games, crafts, puppet shows, unique vendors and organic food.

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The Knights Quest

Be knighted by our Marin Waldorf School Queen or King after testing your strength through a rope course that includes a zip line, swing and tight rope!

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The Sleeping Giant

Find the courage to sneak up to a Sleeping Giant and dash away with his treasure! Bold souls will be rewarded with a Golden Egg!
 

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The Mermaid Lagoon

Catch a fish and receive a gift from the sea by a Mermaid!

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The Cake Walk

The Little Red Hen bakes and bakes and bakes that her helpers may partake.” Think musical chairs but with cake! When the music stops and you’re on the chosen number, choose a cake!

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The Hero's Journey

An interactive maze in which children are guided past a sleeping dragon. Treasure is awarded to all heros at the end of their journey!

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The Viking Workshop

Crafting fun for all ages!

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