Hello Saltwater Families and Community!
Spring is upon us and we will send out the details of our final festival 'The Maypole Festival' shortly. Please don't forget to mark your calendars with the up coming events including the April 20th meeting for kindergarten families, the policy review evening on April 28th (all parents welcome) and the May 1st deadline to return your Growing Smiles Fundraiser order forms.
Parents and faculty attended a very informative parent evening with Ruth Ker on March 23. Ruth spoke about how Waldorf Education prepares children for life. In keeping with this stream of thought, we encourage you to watch the following video from the Research Institute for Anthroposophy (the philosophy behind Waldorf). It is a one hour video of a parent giving a talk on the role of the parents in a child's life from age 0 to 28.
School Board Policy Review:
Class 3-4 Field Trips
Class 3-4 has been very busy visiting farms and learning more about animals and gardening. Emma Hutchinson and Jonathon Schut welcomedthe class to their urban farm where they taught the students how to grow food in the back (and front) yard. The class visited the Alpaca Farm next and met all 40 alpacas. The next week they went to Shamrock Farms and helped set up irrigation for this years crop of pumpkins. Their last farm trip was to Good Earth Farms where they planted cedar trees and weeded garlic. All in all the class had a lot of fun and came away with many wonderful memories.
The School Board will be hosting a policy review evening April 28th from 7-9 pm at the Saltwater Early Childhood building location. If you want to learn more about your school's policies and meet the School Board please join us.
Greek Games Update:
This year our 5-6 class will be participating in the Greek Games, a pentathlon event including running, long jump, wrestling, discus and javelin. This annual event hosts about 150 students from Waldorf schools across BC and Alberta and is currently held at Camp Squeah, a beautiful location near Hope, BC. Class 5-6 is currently preparing both athletically and with fundraising, and in mid-May, along with teachers and parent volunteers will head to this 3.5 day event.
Class 5-6 is working very hard to fundraise for the Greek Games and have organized a Spaghetti evening at the Westerly Hotel and bake sale. Coming up on May 9th they will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers at the Driftwood Mall from 11-3.
Thank you to all the families who have helped out with their fundraising efforts.