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“Knit-Along” First Meeting Tomorrow 10/12 Friday, September 27, 2019 - Kristin Floress and Sarah Canga are beginning a "knit-along." Our first meeting will be tomorrow, Saturday, October 12 at 10:00AM. We will meet at Honey Hill, located at 107 S Main Street, Wauconda. Are you interested in joining in the creativity and camaraderie?   We are planning to start this pattern in October: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-3   All are welcome to participate, even with another project. If interested, please contact Kristin Floress or Sarah Canga. Read More...
Community Discussion – This Wednesday, 10/16 @ 7PM – Please RSVP Thursday, October 10, 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! Please RSVP, especially if you need childcare. Who's Who and What Do They DO? Governance Overview: Board, Faculty, Admin, Committees, PTO Where to plug in - Parent Participation Policy/Programming discussion: Idling in the Parking Lot, Before School Care Overview Report from Community Survey Project: We Heard YOU! We are not a community without you, so we hope at least one parent will… Read More...
Reminder: No School Friday, 10/11 or Monday, 10/14 Friday, October 11, 2019 - No School Today (Friday, 10/11) or Monday, 10/14. This includes all Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades, and Parent-Child students. See you next week! Read More...
Save the Date: Saturday, December 7 – Kindermarket Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00-5:00PM   Kindermarket - a magical community event for everyone! Hay Rides, Candle Dipping, Coffee & Hot Chocolate, Homemade Snacks, Story Time, Bonfire & Marshmallow Roasting, Children's Crafts & Activities, Handcrafted Gifts for Children and Adults, Live Holiday Music!   Vendors include (but are not limited to):  Rita's Spa 4 U, Fairy Tale Wonder Shop (Handmade Waldorf-Inspired Dolls), Riverside Chocolate Factory, Chair Massages by Neeru, Garden Gypsy Collective, and more!   Read More...
DVWS Community Craft Night – Wednesday, 11/6 @ 7pm – 9pm (Please RSVP) Friday, October 11, 2019 - We will be making crafts for the Kindermarket event.  These will be small, handmade gifts/crafts/toys which children may purchase (for between $1 - $5) for loved ones in our Children’s Shoppe on 12/7. Crafts will be pre-selected and supplies and instructions will be provided. Many hands make light work. NO CREATIVE ABILITY NEEDED. If you can lick a stamp, you can help us! Please RSVP Here Please join us for some crafting and community bonding on Wednesday, November 6th from 7-9PM. Light refreshments Crafting fun with friends Crafts, instructions, and materials will be provided Childcare will be provided, too!   Read More...
Fall Festival was a success because of YOU! THANK YOU! Friday, October 11, 2019 - Fall Festival was a success because of YOU! THANK YOU! Read More...
Parents are Invited to Our Halloween Parade 10/31 Friday, October 11, 2019 - Parents are invited to join us on Halloween—Thursday, October 31st—for our annual Halloween Parade! The parade will be at noon, and will include both early childhood and grades students. For the best view of the parade, please walk around (not through) the building to reach the play area, via the "chicken side" of the building (the east side). Early Childhood students and teachers will lead the parade out the front doors, around to the east, out toward the prairie, and then back, where they will form into a large circle where everyone can see the costumes. We will sing a song together… Read More...
Halloween Costume Guidelines for All Students Friday, October 11, 2019 - Reminders about Halloween Costumes Children look forward to the fun and excitement of this autumn tradition. When October 31 is on a school day, the school celebrates with costumes and a parade. Just as some children choose a fanciful costume such as a wizard or ballerina, other children will choose a spooky costume, perhaps a ghost or a witch. No matter what the costume, please remember that older and younger children will enjoy our parade together. Use your best judgment as to the scariness of a costume, and be prepared for a bit of fun! Early Childhood: The early childhood faculty ask that costumes be simple and allow for the children to… Read More...
October 2019 Lunch (& Afternoon Snack) Ordering Friday, September 27, 2019 - NEW this month: AFTER SCHOOL SNACK ordering available after the lunch selections for $2/day. NOTE: Please feel free to order for next week through Sunday. Please try and be aware of class field trips etc. when you fill out your order form. Paper forms and payment box will be available in the lower right corner of the parent mailboxes. All food is lovingly prepared off site by Mrs. English. **PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTE DIETARY ALLERGENS** Many special requests can be accommodated provided there is enough advance notice. Click here for printable menu. Please make sure to check the school… Read More...
DVWS Parent Handbook 2019-2020 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Our DVWS Parent Handbook is available online this year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our policies and procedures. DVWS Parent Handbook 2019-2020 Read More...
Seeking Volunteers – Ongoing Need Friday, September 20, 2019 - We're looking for reliable parent volunteers to serve as "Aftercare Second." This means being in the school building from 4-6PM (or until all children are picked up from Aftercare.) The current need is for someone on Mondays and Wednesdays. This is possibly the easiest way to fulfill your volunteer hours for the year. Volunteers must be on school grounds and available to assist the Aftercare teacher on duty with any needs that should arise, but most of the time you can relax, read a book, get some work done, etc. Volunteers will need to sign a waiver for a background… 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...
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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