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Psst… Save the Date: Saturday, April 6th Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Save the date. Shhh...The details are a secret, but we're in for something special on Saturday, April 6th.
Advent Garden Parent Evening—Thursday, 11/29 @ 7PM Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Advent Garden Parent Evening—Thursday, November 29th at 7 p.m. Winter festivals are a special time in a Waldorf School. The season begins with the Advent Garden Spiral. We offer a special opportunity for parents to experience this heartwarming and soul-enriching celebration before the children experience it the next day.  Parents, alumni, and all adult community members are invited. You are especially encouraged to attend if you are new to Da Vinci Waldorf School and have not had the opportunity to witness this special celebration. Please Note: Please be on time. Late entry will be denied due to the reverent nature Read More...
Photos: Lantern Walks Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Children worked hard during the week, making their lanterns for the special night. Families joined in to share a reverent time of song and of carrying our lights, literally and figuratively, into the darkness—sharing them, spreading them, and expanding them. It was a very special night! The Light of Martinmas fortifies our souls for the dark winter days ahead, and reminds us to shelter our own light as we carry it out into the dark world.
Martinmas Pantry Walk—Thank You! Sunday, November 18, 2018 - The Grades students made their final trip of the Martinmas season to the Pantry Walk on Friday. The hands-on experience of giving to others is invaluable to children of all ages. Early Childhood students find excitement in choosing items to give and putting them in the basket with their own hands. Grades students make the trip to the Food Pantry on foot, with donations in hand—each one of them finding their own awareness, understanding and meaning in the experience, growing with each passing year. A heart-felt THANK YOU to all who so graciously donated. Please Note: Our Fourth and Fifth Read More...
Final Days: Order Yearbook by 11/30, save 5% Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Final chance to order your yearbook at a discounted price! September -15% off October - 10% off November - 5% off Treering.com is offering a 5% Discount for yearbooks purchased by November 30th! To purchase your yearbook from anywhere, go to http://www.treering.com/1014929922903944 Regular Soft Cover Price: $20 Optional hardcover upgrade: $6.95 (not discounted) Visit our Yearbook Hub for all yearbook-related details.
Updated 11/18: 2018-2019 At-A-Glance Calendar Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Download yours here. The web site will always have the most up-to-date calendar.
Sunflower Garden – Reverent Tones Saturday, November 10, 2018 - The Early Childhood has a monthly experience with our music teacher, Elizabeth English. The children reverently listen and then “share” the tones around the circle as they imagine the twinkling stars in the heavens. These soft and quiet moments bring great relief from our busy world and prepare the children for their musical experience in the grade school. 
November Lunch Ordering Monday, October 29, 2018 - November's lunch menu is now set, and online ordering is open! Order Online or turn in a paper form to the "Lunch Orders" mailbox at the bottom right of the parent mailboxes at school. Please do your best to order at least 3 days in advance. If you need to order last minute, please contact Elizabeth directly to ensure extra lunches are available. Thank you! Click here for printable menu. Please make sure to check the school calendar for field trips and scheduled outings before placing your order. $6 standard meal; $7 larger portion. Use a separate form for each Read More...
Big Ugly Book Drive—Helping Children Dream Bigger Dreams Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Da Vinci Waldorf School is honored to be partnering this year with local activist Shari Gullo and Step by Step to assist with the Big Ugly Book Drive. Everyone is invited to help. How can I help? We are collecting children's books. Please bring in any children's books that you aren't using  and donate them to the Big Ugly Book Drive. Simply bring books to school and give them to your class teachers (or have your children do so). As we build up a big enough stash, Shari will pick them up and ship them to Step by Step, who Read More...
Ostheimer Toys—Sale & Fundraiser Friday, October 5, 2018 - Ostheimer Toys are handmade, wooden toys from Germany. Many of these heirloom-quality toys are used in our Early Childhood classes. These unique, handcrafted creations are fashioned with a sense of wonder and love and encourage children to play creatively and let their imaginations soar. Each figure is shaped and painted by hand with devotion and care. Ostheimer figures, with their expressive colors and soft finish, are in harmony with nature in material as well as image. Loved by children and adults alike, they will radiate an atmosphere of peaceful presence through the years to come. To view photos of the Read More...
2018-2019 Yearbook—A Year-Long Community Effort—Ways to Contribute Monday, October 1, 2018 - Please visit our Yearbook Hub for all the information you could ever need or want about the yearbook (and more) including cost, deadline, ways to order, instructions, delivery, details, and more. This year’s yearbook will be a true community effort, and it's already underway. Parents and teachers are invited to contribute and assist as much or as little as you like by uploading and sharing photos, tagging photos to make editing easier, and joining the team of Yearbook Volunteers. Please visit the Yearbook Hub for details on these ways to contribute (and much more!) Current Discount: 10% off if ordered Read More...
Medication Procedures – Reminder Friday, September 28, 2018 - If a child needs over-the-counter medication, homeopathic medication, or prescription medication during the school day, parents must bring the medication to the office in its original bottle, labeled with the child’s name and dosage instructions.  The parent must also fill out a medication authorization form detailing how and when the medication should be administered. No medication will be administered without written instructions and signed permission.  DVWS staff and faculty are not trained medical professionals, and the school does not employ a school nurse.  All medications will be kept in the office. Students should not keep any over-the-counter, homeopathic, or prescription Read More...
Would you like to earn rebates toward your tuition? Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Would you like to earn rebates toward your tuition? We are starting a Scrip fundraising program at the school, and families will receive 50% of the funds they raise to use toward their own tuition! It costs nothing, and is as easy as buying the things you normally buy. You almost definitely already shop with many of these retailers, both online and in stores. Contact Kristin Floress with any questions or sign up here to get started! What is Scrip? Scrip is a fundraising program for schools that allows individuals to purchase gift cards for everyday purposes (gas, groceries, restaurants and more.) Read More...
Open Opportunity: PTO Chair Monday, August 27, 2018 - Fortunately for her, but unfortunately for us, our PTO Chair has had to resign due to a professional opportunity. As a result, we are seeking someone to fill the PTO Chair position. If you are interested, please contact Christine Grafft (cgrafft@davinciwaldorf.org) or 847-526-1372.
Parking Lot Rules – Keep Our Children Safe Friday, November 3, 2017 - Please take a moment to read this plea for your safe driving, awareness and cooperation in the parking lot. There is a lot to manage, but it can be done quite effectively if there is cooperation by parents, students and staff. PLEASE: DO NOT TALK ON CELL PHONES while you are stopped in the circle drive or driving in the lot. Cell phones can be a distraction. NO phone call can be more important than the safety of our students. If you have to make a phone call, please park in a parking spot. KEEP YOUR EYES FORWARD while you Read More...

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