June 11, 2010 Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter June 11, 2010

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

To access this week’s full newsletter please visit http://waldorfpittsburgh.org and follow the Newsletter Link on the home page or link to it directly here http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/june-11-2010-newsletter/

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Tue 6/15 • Finance Committee Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm, Front Office

Wed 6/16 • Enrollment Committee Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm, Front Office

Mon 6/21 • Little Friends Summer Session I begins, 8:00 am

Tue 6/22 • Development Committee Meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm, Front Office
• Board Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm, Auditorium

GENERAL NEWS

On the Graduating Fifth Grade Class
It’s time to say good bye, Fifth Grade. We’ll cherish the memories. And we’ll miss you! Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/on-the-graduating-fifth-grade-class/

More from the Waldorf Faculty at the Three Rivers Arts Festival
Liz Adams, the Grades’ Choir Teacher, will be performing with her band, Lohio, this Saturday at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/more-from-the-waldorf-faculty-at-the-three-rivers-arts-festival/

Waldorf Upper School Expansion Update
Now that we have a plan for expanding to the 8th Grade within the existing physical space of the 1st and 2nd floors of our building, the committee has shifted its focus to long-term planning. This process will allow both for a graceful transition into our three year plan as well as continued planning for our eventual expansion to the 3rd floor.
We are pleased to announce that Stefani Danes, principal architect with Perkins Eastman, will be leading this phase of the work. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/waldorf-upper-school-expansion-update/

EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWS

Welcome to Miss Jeanne-the Lead Nursery Teacher for 2010-2011
As we enter the summer, we now have a clear idea of what our programs’ enrollment numbers look like for the fall and would like to share with you our plans for the 2010 school year. Upon studying these numbers for the Nursery program, we’ve concluded that the WSP will have one Nursery classroom next year. This class will combine all options (2-day, 3-day, 5-day), and will be lovingly taught by this year’s Lavender Nursery teacher, Miss Jeanne Crelli. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/welcomes-miss-jeanne/

GRADES NEWS

Fourth and Fifth Grade Students perform at Canterbury Place
On Tuesday, June 8th, the 4th and 5th Grade students walked to Canterbury Place at Penn Avenue and Fisk Street to perform for their friends and pen-pals. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/fourth-fifth-grade-students-perform-at-canterbury-place/

EVENTS

Facilities Committee “Doings” this Summer
Over the summer the Facilities Committee will be getting together at least once each month to tackle some of the many jobs that need to be finished before next school year. The first “Doing” will be held June 30th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/facilities-committee-%E2%80%9Cdoings%E2%80%9D-this-summer/

FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS

Melaleuca Fundraiser
The school’s fundraiser in partnership with Melaleuca continues to gain interest (and income!). During the first month, the school received a commission check for $2 from its one enrollee. However, month two’s payment was $23.95 and month three was $34.35, with 13 members enrolled under the school. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/facilities-committee-%E2%80%9Cdoings%E2%80%9D-this-summer/

End of the Year Annual Fund Drive Update
Since the last Annual Fund Drive letter went out in mid-May, there has been a large increase in donations. So far, we have netted $32,809 for the year, which is 65.6% of our $50,000 goal. Full article at http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/end-of-the-year-annual-fund-drive-update/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The school is still in need of volunteers to help with grass cutting this summer. You can come on your own schedule, work independently, and enjoy the outdoors. Please contact Brendan Froeschl at bfroeschl@waldorfpittsburgh.org if you are willing to help.

Visit http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/giving/volunteer/ for more volunteer opportunities.

EMPLOYMENT

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals dedicated to Waldorf Education to join the school’s cohesive and strong faculty and staff circle. The School has the following positions currently available:

 Fourth Grade Teacher beginning 2010-2011 school year
 Little Friends Coordinator beginning 2010-2011 school year
 Full-Day/Extended Care Program Coordinator beginning 2010-2011 school year
 Enrollment Coordinator
 Part-time Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant *NEW*

For more information on these and other employment opportunities please visit our website at:
http://waldorfpittsburgh.org/ Employment

See a list of all of this week’s articles at Newsletter06_11_10

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