Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - December 20, 2016
Upcoming Events   (8)
Wednesday, December 21
3:25 p.m.
Last Day of School before Break - cubbie and locker clean out

As we wrap up for break, and prepare the school for a deep cleaning we ask that all children clean out their cubbies and lockers before leaving.  If you are able to send a recycle bag or brown grocery bag with your child to gather their belongings that would be very helpful.  If you have extra at home and want to send them for others please do so.



Thursday, December 22- Friday January 6
Holiday Break

Monday, January 9
School Resumes

January 13, 2017
7:40 a.m.
First Friday Coffee

All Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us for First Friday Coffee sponsored by Parent Council.  Feel free to bring a baked good for all to enjoy or come and enjoy the treats others have brought.  Coffee and tea are provided.

For those that purchase coffee from the school, your coffee will be available for pick up at First Friday Coffee.

January 19, 2017

Back by popular demand!  We will offer a 2nd (and final) showing of Screenagers.  Purchase your tickets here (ticket purchases help to defray the licensing fee that we pay in order to show the movie).  This showing will be in lieu of the January Parent Council meeting.

Saturday, January 28
Experience UP

Experience how challenging and inspiring education can be!  Our teachers will lead sample classes from a range of grades.  There is also a high school class option.  Sign up here today to get your 1st choice of classes.

5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Parent Nights

Tuesday, January 24

  • Grade 1        5:30 p.m.
  • Grade 7/8     7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25

  • Grade 3        5:30 p.m.
  • Grade 6        7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31

  • Grade 4         5:30 p.m.
  • Grade 2         7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1

  • Grade 5       5:30 p.m.

UPWS After School Winter Clubs

Capoiera –Dates: Tuesdays, from 3:45-5pm January 10-February 14. SIGN UP HERE.

Grades 3-8. Students will split into age groups based on enrollment for certain activities and combine for others.

KAST- (Kids are Scientists too)

Dates: Mondays from 3:45-5pm. Beginning on January 23- January 13.Offered to grades 3-5.
Students will have a school provided snack before experimenting. SIGN UP HERE.

After School Games Grades 1-3-

Dates: Tuesdays, from 3:45-5pmFebruary 28 – April 4.
Grades 1-3 will be led by game-maker Janine Fron, who will be bringing in her homemade games to explain and play with the children. SIGN UP HERE. 
After School Games Grades 4-8- Grades 4-8 will be led by Ms Kondrat. SIGN UP HERE. 
Please forward any questions to ashley.ingold@urbanprairie.org 

School News   (2)
A better birthday gift

Evite has a new program that allows you to specify a charity that you would like your party guests to donate to in lieu giving gifts.  Urban Prairie has now been approved as a recipient of the program.  The next time you plan a party, please consider encouraging your guests to support this education!

Parent Council Coffee, Tea, and Candle Sales

Parent Council is selling some great items this year.  You can place your orders here.

  1. Four Elements Tea is available for sale. All boxes $8.
  2. Poppy Candle Co. 100% Beeswax Candles will be for sale in limited quantities. Prices range from $4 – $22, with 50% coming back to the school.
  3. Monthly Modest Coffee Co. Coffee order due for subscription service by 1/9/17, as well as individual orders.Prices start at $12/12 oz bag, and go up to $22 for the more rare beans. 10% comes back to UPWS.
  4. Individual Modest Coffee Co. orders are being taken by 1/9/17. If you want to try some beans out, but not commit to a monthly order, this is the place for you. Bags range from $12 – $22, with 10% coming back to UPWS.

Community News   (2)
Waldorf High School Working Group
Join a dedicated group of parents, community members, and current and former high school teachers as they work together to create a Waldorf high school option for UPWS and other local students.

The group will meet on the following dates:

  • Saturday January 21st – taking a break for Experience UP
  • Sunday, February 26th – Van Duesen-Phillips home 7pm
  • Tuesday, March 21st7 – 9pm at Urban Prairie
CWS High School Curriculum Night - February 8

High School Curriculum Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CWS Main Entrance (West Wing) of the Rogers Park Campus

This evening is for current CWS and UPWS parents, students in grades 6-8 and applicant parents and their children interested in applying to the High School’s class of 2020 (our rising ninth grade). Attend this opportunity to learn about the High School curriculum. High School teachers and students will share their experiences and demonstrate how the curriculum provides the balance students need to meet the world with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.