Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - January 29, 2019
Upcoming Events   (4)
Tuesday, January 5
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Chinese New Year Assembly - Year of the Pig

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend this year’s Chinese New Year Assembly to welcome the Year of the Pig.  All classes will participate, and 3rd and 7th grade students will perform a pageant in Mandarin.

Please arrive promptly by 2:15 pm if you would like to attend.

Wednesday, February 6
1st Grade Parent/Guardian Evening

Wednesday, February 6
4th Grade Parent Night

Friday, February 8
Gala-planning Pizza Party @ Shapiro Ballroom

We’re planning a party!  Come for the pizza, stay for the party-planning.  We’re meeting at the event space, and kids are welcome.  Please RSVP here.

School News   (3)
February Hot Lunch Menu

You can find the hot lunch menus for Gourmet Gorilla by clicking the links below:

Feb 19 Gourmet Gorilla Hot Lunch 
Feb 19 Gourmet Gorilla Hot Lunch GFDF

The online ordering deadline for the following week is always Wednesday at midnight. Orders can be placed at www.gourmetgorilla.com.

Note that the option to repeat an order is not working, if you would like hot lunch ordered through the end of the month please email me (sophie.huckabay@urbanprairie.org) and I will get this processed.

For detailed instructions on placing orders click here.


Middle School Pizza Fundraiser

The 6th and 7th grade classes will be selling cheese and gluten-free cheese pizza every Wednesday starting February 6th.  Look for more information from them soon!

After-School Clubs

There are several exciting after-school clubs happening.

Engineer’s Club
When: Mondays, 3:25 – 5:15 pm starting February 4
Description: Students will be given a series of engineering challenges over the course of 7 classes that will give them an opportunity to observe, problem solve, and test out their ideas together. The content and methodologies are designed with UPWS curriculum in mind. This is not a required activity, but rather is offered as a fun enrichment opportunity.
Open to: 6th and 7th grade students
Instructors: Mr. Riendeau (7th grade teachers) and Bob Farzin (parent of Parvis, grade 3, and Clara, grade 1)
Cost: Special introductory rate!!!  Try out this first 7 class session for a one-time payment of $25 (subsequent sessions will have a higher cost)
How to sign up: Contact Mat Riendeau at mat.riendeau@urbanprairie.org

Yarn Club
When: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Description: Make squares of washable yarn which to be stitched together into baby blankets to give to the young mothers who attend Simpson academy next door to UPWS.
Open to: Students who know how to knit and crochet and parents/guardians who would like to learn or practice
Instructor: Sarah Steedman (parent of Charlotte, grade 5, and Elliot, 2018 graduate)
Cost: One-time donation of $20
How to sign up: Contact Sarah Steedman at ssteedman@sbcglobal.net

Makers Class
When: Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Description: Children will learn to make delightful items including mobiles to pincushions, juggling bean bags, and felt valentines. Under the guidance of Sarah Steedman students we will explore fibers and natural materials using their hands and imagination.
Open to: Students age 8-14
Instructor: Sarah Steedman (parent of Charlotte, grade 5, and Elliot, 2018 graduate)
Cost: $175 for seven week session (ask Sarah about pro-ration for starting mid-session)
How to sign up: Contact Sarah Steedman at ssteedman@sbcglobal.net

Aerial Silks Class
When: Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 pm (full, but ask about drop-ins)
Description: Students will develop their strength, flexibility and special awareness while in the air and upside down through climbs, static and dynamic poses, and simple, closed drops.
Open to: Grades 5-7
Instructor: Sophie Huckabay
Cost: $15 per class
How to sign up: Contact Sophie Huckabay at sophie.huckabay@urbanprairie.org 


Curious Questions   (1)
How old is Waldorf education?

Funny you should ask!  Waldorf education is coming up on a big birthday milestone in September 2019–100 years!  Schools all over the world are participating in coordinated celebrations including the postcard exchange, bee keeping projects, social media campaigns to spread world-wide awareness, and more.  You can find information about the 100 year anniversary here and watch their latest video here.

Stay tuned for more details about how UPWS will take part in the celebration!

In Gratitude   (1)
Thank You to Our Shoveling Helpers on Monday!

Thank you to the Smarts and Farzins who arrived early and picked up shovels, thank you to Ann Marie Vigano who carried on shoveling the sidewalks after we all went in, and thank you to everyone who safely delivered their children to us! Stay warm!!