Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - April 19, 2017
Upcoming Events   (6)
Thursday, April 20
Parent Council and Board of Trustees Meeting

Please join us for a joint Parent Council and Board of Trustees meeting.

6pm Parent Council

  • Round-up of year-end events and opportunities to be involved

Board of Trustees

  • Committee on Board Development
  • Montefiore facility update

Friday, April 21
Community Celebration

Together, we did it!  We placed the winning bid on the Montefiore property, and now we’d like to take a moment to mark this amazing accomplishment.  Join us after school on Friday in Arrigo Park.

Tuesday, April 25th
Picture Day

Picture Day will be held in the morning in Arrigo Park. Our rain date is Wednesday, April 26th.

April 29
3pm and 7pm
Film Series: "Beyond Measure"

Join us for a screening of this award-winning film about what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change.  Rather than ask why students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the aim of high school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? The High School Working Group will host a discussion afterwards.  Childcare will be available for the 3pm showing.


May 5
1:45 pm - 3:15pm
Grandparents' Day

Students have been asked to bring in addresses and make invitations for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.  This event offers an opportunity for your family member(s) to visit your child’s classroom and see their work.  There will not be an assembly as part of the event this year because of the concert (listed below).

May 5
Choral Concert

Students in grades 3 – 8 will offer a beautiful evening of songs.  Join us in the Shrine for this wonderful event!

E-mail with all details will be sent by Mr. Garcia.

School News   (4)
Student Photos

School Photos will be taken by Eileen Moloney photography

School Photo Day is planned for April 25th (weather permitting)

Both class and individual portraits will be taken on April 25th. If rain/high winds delay Tuesday photos will continue Wednesday April 26th.

Clothing: Photography will be outdoors so dress accordingly. It is recommended to dress in mid-tones and avoid solid blacks and stark whites/very light colors. Large logos and text on shirts should be avoided.

How and When To Order Prints & Files

A password protected online proof gallery will be made available to all school families (images will be watermarked and right-click disabled for your protection). Links will be sent when the galleries are live and you can order in one of two ways, print or digital. Families will have three weeks to review the images and return the order form along with your payment. Order and payment forms will be sent out to families via e-mail once the gallery is available.

Parent Council Fundraisers
  • The Modest Coffee subscription service is being continued through the summer! Sign up now to find the coffee bean you like best, and guarantee fresh roasted coffee beans for your iced or cold brew cups of Joe when it finally warms up. Sign up for 12 oz bags, a sampler package, or even a five pound bulk bag. Delivery dates average twice per month, roasted Mondays, and delivered by Fridays.
  • Finally, as we kick out the last of the winter illnesses, stock up on herbal, organic, locally grown Four Elements teaSign up to get your last box of Minus Sinus or Triple Lemon, or check out Power, Energy & Stamina tea if the coffee is too much for you.
To streamline payments, we only accept TADS or cash/check. There will be an envelope at City Garden and UPWS to collect any cash or check payments made out to Urban Prairie Waldorf School.
UPWS Summer Camp 2017!

Urban Prairie Summer is live! Please follow the link here to sign up for a week of camp.

All the camps are tabbed in the top of the page of the sign up genius.

Follow the link here to see more details.

2015-2016 Yearbook Sale

Please sign up  here and pay online if you would like a yearbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

The price per yearbook is $40.

If you cannot pay online through sign up genius, please email ashley.ingold@urbanprairie.org with inquiries.

Community News   (1)
Waldorf High School Working Group
The High School working group has developed a mission statement and some names! We’ve moved a few meetings to accommodate parent schedules and adjust to the school year calendar. We plan to meet the following dates, but these may change as the year goes on.
Saturday, April 29th 3pm & 7pm –  Beyond Measure Screening at UPWS
Tuesday, May 23rd 7 – 9pm Location TBD
Tuesday, June 13th 7 9 pm Location TBD

With Graditude   (1)
Thank you to all of you!

You reached deep in your pocket.  You reached out to your family and friends.  You got matching funds from your companies.

Thank you!!

Because of your amazing efforts, Urban Prairie is moving towards a permanent home.