In conjunction with our Lantern Walk, our grade school students enjoyed a beautiful, magical Diwali celebration on Wednesday night. Students heard a story of Diwali. Beautiful Rangoli artwork was created near the entrance of the school. First through third grade students made and deco
Our Martinmas celebration: Children worked hard during the week, making their lanterns for this special night. Grade school children gathered for baked potatoes and cookies, then families joined in to share a reverent time of song and of carrying our lights, literally and figuratively
Grant #1: Soon the unsightly garage will benefit from a Waldorf School’s Fund grant of $4600. Plans to improve the use and appearance of the space will be submitted to the township for approval. The school hopes to transform the garage into a partial pavilion and storage system. The s
Annual Coming of Age Activity, October 24-26, 2015 By Kathy Paczynski Coming of age activities and rituals are common in many cultures, but not as much in the US. At Da Vinci Waldorf School, we celebrate the child’s development at all ages, and this is an important milestone: the begi
Inviting Da Vinci family and friends to "like" our early childhood teacher Donna Brooks' music Facebook page. By following her, you can find out where and when she is playing next. (Psst, she will be at Bliss Wine in Wauconda this Monday evening, 5:30-8:30!) ...
Growing up in the Andersen family, there was always music in the house. In her twenties and early thirties, Donna sang background vocals in the band The I-Lites, headed by her brother, Dave Andersen. From this she branched off and picked up the guitar to showcase her vocals more in the contemporary folk band Prairie Smoke. Donna Brooks still collaborates with siblings and friends along with taking the stage as a solo performer of music and storytelling.