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Parent-Child Fall Sessions @ Da Vinci Waldorf School Monday, August 19, 2019-   You are invited to experience a lovely shared time each week with your little one(s) in one of our fall Parent-Child sessions. Fall sessions will run September - December on your choice of Mondays or Fridays. Classes meet 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Our version of "Mommy and Me" is a once-per-week class for children ages 18 months to 3.5 years. Come enjoy the wonder and magic of fall with your child in our natural, nurturing class. We would love to have you join us! Cost will be $418 for 11 weeks. Current & Upcoming Schedule Families are welcome to join… Read More...
Back-to-School News Monday, August 19, 2019- Dear Families and Friends, In less than three weeks we will begin our 22nd year at Da Vinci Waldorf School! We will see many new faces, and plenty of old friends. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd. Early Childhood (Pre-K and Kindergarten) should arrive at 9:15 a.m. through the main door with a parent or caregiver. Doors open at 8:20 a.m. for students in the grades. Grades parents, please use the circle drive for drop off and have students enter through the west door. We invite you to join us at 8:45 a.m. in the back yard… Read More...
Grades School Supply List for 2019-2020 Monday, August 19, 2019- Dear Grades Parents, While we still have a month left to enjoy these beautiful summer days, back-to-school sales are happening right now. Please visit the link below to find a list of school supplies your child should bring on the first day of school. We look forward to seeing you and your children soon! Grades School Supply List Read More...
Rose Ceremony – Tuesday, 9/3 @ 8:45AM Monday, August 19, 2019- Tuesday, September 3rd, 8:45 a.m. Rose Ceremony A tradition of Waldorf schools around the world, the incoming first graders are welcomed to their new world on the first day of school. This simple ceremony is a marker of an important transition for the children. Entering the grades is something many of the Kindergartners have thought a lot about and look forward to. It marks an important developmental milestone as the individuality and capability of each child emerges and grows. The memories made stay with the whole community for a lifetime. It is a quiet and solemn event both at the… Read More...
Back-to-School Potluck Picnic – 9/3 @ 12:30PM Monday, August 19, 2019- Tuesday, September 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Back-to-School Potluck Picnic Please join us on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3rd, at 12:30 p.m. for the Back-to-School Potluck Picnic! We ask that families in attendance kindly bring an item to share, in the category specified by your child's last name: A - E desserts F - L green salads, pasta salads & side dishes M - S entrees / main dishes T - Z fruit, cheese & crackers, veggies, finger foods Easy entree examples: bucket of grilled/fried/BBQ chicken, long sub sandwich cut-up, crock pot full of hot dogs or veggie dogs &… Read More...
Invite a Friend to Tour Da Vinci Waldorf School Monday, August 19, 2019- Word of mouth is invaluable to our growth. Invite a friend to tour our school. Tour schedule and RSVP can be found here. Read More...
2019-2020 Lunch Ordering Monday, August 19, 2019- Welcome to a new year of delicious lunch at DVWS! Once again Mrs. English will be preparing and serving lunch. Lunch and snack will be offered Monday through Friday with occasional days off due to school events or travel. Please try and be aware of class field trips etc. when you fill out your order form. Order online or use paper forms and the payment box that will be available in the lower right corner of the parent mailboxes. Lunch service will begin the second week of school on Monday, September 9th. Most ingredients will be organic, and most foods… Read More...
Back-To-School Night for Grades 2-7 – 9/11 @ 7PM Monday, August 19, 2019- Wednesday, September 11th, 7:00 p.m. Back-To-School Night Please mark your calendar for our Back-to-School Night! The evening will be for grades 2-8. We are not a community without you, so we hope at least one parent will attend from each family! Read More...
Community Discussion – 10/16 @ 7PM Monday, August 19, 2019- The governance in Waldorf schools is much different than that of public schools or other businesses. Come join us on Wednesday, October 16th for an open conversation of how our school is governed, and please bring your questions! Read More...
Welcome Our New Administrator, Marianne Fieber! Saturday, August 10, 2019- Dear Da Vinci Waldorf School Community, The Da Vinci Waldorf School Board of Trustees is excited to announce that Marianne Fieber will begin as the new Da Vinci Waldorf School Administrator this Monday, August 12, 2019. Marianne is well known to our community, as we have known and interacted with Marianne in her various Waldorf capacities for many years—one of our current teachers even had Marianne as a teacher! Marianne has been working in Anthroposophical or Waldorf School environments for nearly 25 years. She has served as a grades teacher, adult educator, administrator and mentor. She has developed programs, designed… Read More...
Reminder – All Required Health Forms Due by August 15th Thursday, August 1, 2019- Reminder - All Required Health Forms Due by August 15th Please check the list below to see if your child is required to submit documents this year. No child will be allowed to begin the school year without submission of all required documents. A $50 administrative fee will be automatically added to TADS accounts if required documents are received after the deadline. The following health forms are required for the indicated students: Any student new to the school - Child Health Examination Any student (kindergarten or older) enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time - Eye Examination Preschool (all students) -… Read More...
Revisiting: School Start & End Times For 2019-2020 Tuesday, July 30, 2019- Dear Da Vinci Waldorf School Community, It was brought to the attention of the SEC (School Executive Council) that the new plan to change the start and end times of the school day may not work for our community. With a large shift in our school governance this year, we let the process for this decision slip through the cracks, and for this we are DEEPLY sorry. The long and short of it is that we have decided to rescind this decision, and will put this task of deciding this issue through the proper process. For the 2019-2020 school will begin… Read More...
School bus service is available to and from Da Vinci Waldorf School at no cost to our enrolled families who live within School District 118’s boundaries. Set Up School Bus Service for 2019-2020 Monday, July 29, 2019- Set Up School Bus Service for 2019-2020 If you live within Illinois School District 118 and are interested in scheduling bus transportation to and from school for your child(ren), please click below to begin the process. A timely response is requested. We will send your bus pass once arrangements have been made with the district. Please reply to this email if you have any questions. Thank you! View a map of the District 118 eligibility area here. More information about District 118's school bus policies. Information About School Bus Service Our school coordinates with Community Unit School District 118 (serving the communities… Read More...
Time Shift: New School Start & End Times For 2019-2020 Friday, July 26, 2019- NOTE: This decision has been reversed. Updated details can be found here. This is a historical post, only. Dear Da Vinci Waldorf School Community, After careful consideration we have decided that Da Vinci Waldorf School will shift our start and end times for all programs beginning this fall. All programs will shift to begin 15 minutes earlier and end 15 minutes earlier (with the exception of Aftercare, which will still go until 6PM). See specific program start and end times below. Building Opens 8:00AM Preschool & Kindergarten 8:15AM - 12:15PM Extended Day 12:15PM - 3:15PM Grades 8:15AM - 3:15PM Late… Read More...
Reminder – All Required Health Forms Due by August 15th Sunday, July 7, 2019- Reminder - All Required Health Forms Due by August 15th Please check the list below to see if your child is required to submit documents this year. No child will be allowed to begin the school year without submission of all required documents. A $50 administrative fee will be automatically added to TADS accounts if required documents are received after the deadline. The following health forms are required for the indicated students: Any student new to the school - Child Health Examination Any student (kindergarten or older) enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time - Eye Examination Preschool (all students) -… Read More...
Important Parking Lot Safety Reminder for ALL Drivers Monday, April 29, 2019- This reminder is for everyone who drops off or picks up students: Please be mindful of school buses. If a school bus is stopped in front of our school to load or unload students, do not pull into or out of our parking lot while the school bus has its signal arm extended and its lights flashing. This is not only dangerous to our students but is also unlawful. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe! Read More...

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