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How To Access Your Paid Tuition Tax Report Friday, February 15, 2019 - It's that time of year, again! To access your paid tuition tax report: Log into your account at the TADS website If you are not automatically routed to your tax report: Go to the Billing tab Click "Household Paid Tuition Tax Report" Type in the tax year and submit For those visual learners, please see the screenshots below: ​Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance!
Calendar Adjustment – Inclement Weather Makeup Days Friday, February 15, 2019 - School WILL be in session on April 19 and April 22 to make up for the days missed during the polar vortex. The other two inclement weather days that we’ve used were built into the school calendar. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for mild end of winter!
No School – Winter Break Friday-Tuesday! Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Reminder - Winter Break is here! There will be no classes at DVWS on Friday, Monday or Tuesday, 2/15, 2/18 & 2/19. Classes resume Wednesday 2/20. Enjoy the break!
Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education! Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education! North America - February 3, 2019 - (Newswire.com) On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education will proudly mark its 100 year anniversary! The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919.  Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in greater than 80 countries. In celebration of Waldorf education's centennial, schools worldwide are engaging in social and environmental impact projects throughout 2019 and 2020. The higher aim is to regionally and internationally create a vital interconnectedness essential in today's world.  The community-building activities --  large and small, complex and simple, Read More...
Chinese New Year Celebrations Monday, February 11, 2019 - The Grades students celebrated Chinese New Year at their assembly last Thursday with songs, gifts for good luck, bestowing of Chinese names, blessings & more.  
Our Early Childhood Team of Lead Teachers Monday, February 11, 2019 - Our lovely Early Childhood team of lead teachers at a conference in Spring Valley, NY this past weekend.
Lunch Credits for Snow/Cold Days Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Lunches missed for snow (or cold!) days will be credited. PLEASE remember to put the credit in the note area when you order the following month! Thank you, Mrs. English
Welcome Kevin Kane as Our New Apple Blossom Garden Assistant Saturday, January 26, 2019 - The Apple Blossom Garden welcomes Kevin Kane as its new assistant. Kevin will be taking over for Ms. Sarah who is soon to have baby number three!
February Lunch Ordering Monday, January 21, 2019 - February'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...
A Word about the Weather & Cold Temperature Guidelines Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Dear Parents: While we never like to cancel school, the safety of our families and staff is our first priority. With extreme winter weather upon us, we'll be keeping a close eye on conditions this week. Please know: If a wind chill warning is announced for our area by the National Weather Service, school will be closed. A wind chill warning indicates life-threatening conditions and a risk to safety. Wind chill warnings are typically issued when wind chill temperatures may reach or fall below -25°F. In the case of a wind chill advisory or other snow/weather event, school closings are decided on a case-by-case Read More...
Aftercare Has Expanded – Now Offered 5 Days Per Week Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - We are happy to announce that Aftercare is now offered 5 days per week!  Please contact the office to discuss your family's aftercare needs. Da Vinci Waldorf School Aftercare—a program for Early Childhood and Grades students’ families, offering after-school childcare and a later afternoon pickup time. Later pickup: Pick up your child at your convenience, between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. Home-like setting: Da Vinci Aftercare is held at school, with a home-like feel and setting. Fun for kids: Students spend their time in a variety of ways, including outdoor play, art, homework, snack time, crafting and handwork, socializing, board games and more. Read More...
It’s cold outside! Reminder: Winter Recess & Movement Gear Requirements Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Winter Recess & Movement As we  move closer to winter weather, an important reminder: students need to come to school each day prepared to participate in movement classes and have outdoor recess with weather-appropriate: winter coat winter hat rain/snow pants (for all cold days, regardless of snow) gloves or mittens rain/snow boots (it gets very muddy and wet between snows!) These items may be left at school so the children are always prepared. Please label all belongings! Thank you!
Procedure Reminder for Emergency School Closings Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Though we never like to cancel school, weather-related closings sometimes happen. School closings will be posted at www.emergencyclosingcenter.com You can also sign up for personalized email notifications from the site to receive the most up-to-date information on any school closings. (Reminder: To find our school, make sure to include the space in Da Vinci.) If snow is falling, if it is very cold, or if there are dangerous conditions, please check www.emergencyclosingcenter.com for the most current information. You will also receive an email from school if there is a closure. We do our best to send notifications by 9PM the 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 already 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 the everyday purposes of life (gas, Read More...
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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