Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - April 22, 2014
Upcoming Events   (5)
Wednesday, April 23
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
All School Parent Meeting

We encourage all parents to join us tomorrow evening for our final All Parent Evening and learn a bit more about Eurythmy from our new Eurythmist, Johanna Rodhe and hear about some exciting developments in our Middle School planning.

Following the All School portion of the meeting, parents will spend time with their class teacher learning about what’s to come for next year.

No Childcare Available

Saturday, April 26
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
31st Street Beach Clean Up Project

When: Saturday, April 26th, 9:30am-11:30am
Where: 31st Street Beach
Warm summer breezes and beach days are not far away!  We’re looking for UPWS families to join in a school-wide cleanup of 31st Street beach, home to UPWS summer beach Tuesdays.  Families with children of all ages can help.
With your help we will collect, sort and catalog trash, assess and measure the wind and current, take water samples, look for wildlife and complete other diagnostics. The information we collect helps the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a Chicago-based nonprofit, advocate for healthier beaches and cleaner water.  In the past, such data has helped secure smoking bans on Chicago Park District beaches and improve bacterial testing to make beach closings more accurate.
– RSVP to Beverly McClellan at bevmcclellan@gmail.com by April 21st.

Wednesday, April 30
6:00 p.m.
4th / 5th Grade Class Performance

All UPWS and City Garden Families are welcome to attend the performance which will be held on the stage in the hall.

Friday, May 2
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grandparent & Special Friend's Day

RSVP’s are due by April 25.  If your family member or friend has not responded you may RSVP for them at http://urbanprairie.org/grandparents-day-rsvp/



Saturday, May 3
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Derby Day Gala & Auction - Don't Miss the Fun!

Derby Day is a week and half away!  Please purchase tickets to the Run for the Roses Derby Day Gala to support Urban Prairie’s Tuition Assistance Program.  Visit here to purchase tickets or make a donation. 

Not able to attend, but still want to help?  Raffle tickets are on sale now 1 for $20; 3 for $50 or 6 for $100 and enter a chance to win $1,000; $500 or $250.  Purchase tickets through Peggy Lofgren or contact fundraiser@urbanprairie.org.

Volunteers needed day of the event for set up, check in, check out, live auction and clean up.  Please contact fundraiser@urbnanprairie.org if you are able to volunteer an hour of your time.

Reminders   (2)
2014-15 Tuition Agreements

Tuition Agreements will be sent out this week via TADS.  All agreements and payment plans must be set up by 6/1/2014 for next school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 5 - 9

Please reach out to your room parents to see if they need any help during Teacher Appreciation week.

School News   (1)
UPWS Summer Camp

We are very excited to be offering full and half day summer camp this year at Urban Prairie with weekly special subject offerings such as Mandarin, Spanish, Music, Book Making and Circus Camp.

Camp will be available to UPWS and non-UPWS students.   We hope to see your child this summer! Click here for more details.

News from Parent Council   (1)
April Drop Off Volunteers
Thank you to those that continue to volunteer in drop off line.
For those parents that prefer warm weather now is your chance to join us outside.  You might be faced with rain but at least it is not -25 with wind chill.