Last week the parent community held their first meeting of 2019. It was informative and delicious.
Ms. Merchant gave a presentation in the organized and freshly painted Practical Arts room about why Waldorf students carve wooden spoons, animals, and gnomes, spin yarn, and generally learn how to use their hands in productive and safe ways to make practical and celebratory objects.
A butter tasting followed this presentation in which Finlandia was pronounced the crowd favorite out of five commercially available butters.
Following the tasting, there were updates from the UPWS Board, the administration, and a progress report on the kitchen plans. The meeting began and ended with a verse from Rudolph Steiner’s Calendar of the soul.
The soul’s creative might
Strives from the bottom of the heart
To ignite in human life
Divine forces towards right activity,
So to fashion itself
In human love and in human deeds.