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Governance and AWS

Posted 8 months ago

At the November 2019 Community Meeting, Bill Michalek, Board Vice President and Governance Chair, gave an engaging and enlightening presentation on Governance and AWS. The discussion included the following:

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Anthroposophic Medicine Workshop 12/2019

Posted 8 months ago

Requested by those unable to attend in December, here is a summary of the workshop/demonstration with Dr. Cathy Sims-O'Neil and Maria Ebersole, Inner Fire! Supporting Your Child’s Immune System: Experience how Therapeutic Eurythmy and an Anthroposophic Medical Approach Help Achieve Balance in Body, Mind, and Soul.

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Auction Items Needed

Posted 8 months ago

We've received some exceptional items so far and could use your help to add to the treasures! We are gratefully accepting donations through February 13th. Do you have an auction item to donate? You can print the item donation form ahead of time or pick one up in the AWS lobby to fill out when you drop off your treasure.

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Needle Felted Bunny Workshop

Posted 8 months ago

  • Instructor: Jackie Wingfelder, former AWS class & art teacher
  • Sunday, March 22nd from 10:00 – 2:00 In the AWS Handwork Room
  • The cost is $25 and includes all materials and instruction.
  • A minimum of 5 participants (and a maximum of 10 students) needed to run the workshop. 
  • To register, email jackiewingfelder@gmail.com NO LATER THAN March 6th. 

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Doll Making Workshop

Posted 8 months ago

  • Instructor: Jackie Wingfelder, former AWS class & art teacher
  • Saturday, February 8th from 9:00 – 3:00 In the AWS Handwork Room
  • The cost is $80 and includes all materials and instruction. Snacks and tea will be provided. Credit Cards accepted.
  • To register, email jackiewingfelder@gmail.com. There is space, so register today!

Please join us for a day of delightful doll making with fiber artisan and former AWS class teacher, Jackie Wingfelder. Each participant will complete a 14-inch, heavy baby in the classic Waldorf style. The bodies will be stuffed with wool and sterilized millet, scented with lavender, or wool and polished glass microbeads (for an extra fee). The dolls will be dressed in velour outfits when complete. All participants will also receive a pattern and instructions for completing a doll independently after the workshop. 

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Auction Volunteer Needed

Posted 8 months ago

Many volunteers are needed to make our auction successful! Below are some of the numerous opportunities. Please contact AWS Auction Coordinator, Sara Lehner, at auction@aurorawaldorfschool.org or 655-2029 x106 with any questions and your volunteer availability.

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January 11th Open House & Parent Education: Journey through the Grades

Posted 9 months ago

Waldorf Education is the fastest growing education movement in the world and is celebrating 100-years of meeting meets students' present needs while preparing them for the future. There are over 1,000 Waldorf schools globally, and Aurora Waldorf School is the only one in WNY.

On January 11th, Aurora Waldorf School will host an informative morning for current and prospective AWS families. The morning’s theme is Movement is Learning, inspired by Aurora Waldorf School's acclaimed movement program. Our faculty looks forward to showing how movement is integrated throughout the curriculum to enhance learning.

We look forward to seeing you there; child care is available with advanced registration only.

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Now Enrolling Parent-Toddler Winter/Spring Session

Posted 9 months ago

Limited spaces are available for the Winter/Spring session.  Apply now!  Print the application and send it to AWS or contact Vicky Lucca at (716) 655-2029 x104 or admissions@aurorawaldorfschool.org to have an application sent to you.

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Holiday Cheer - December 18th

Posted 9 months ago

Each December, an incredible variety of homemade yummies and store-bought treats gathered from AWS families are delivered to our teachers, staff, district remedial staff, custodians, and bus drivers in Holiday Cheer Goodie Bags.

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Main Lesson Bookwork

Posted 10 months ago

Some of our 7th and 8th-grade students, supported by their teacher, Mrs. Gomez, presented highlights of their main lesson book work and spoke about what creating these pages has meant to them throughout the years. In their own words, they explained how it helps them practice skills of time management, planning, and collaborating with their teacher and peers. The students beamed with pride as they showed the pages they had selected, tracked their own progress from the early grades, and reflected on all that they have learned and the grown capable of. For many years, these books will serve as proof of what these students can achieve by striving for beauty, not perfection, when expressing themselves and their knowledge of the world. It’s clear they appreciate that already.

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