Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - March 3, 2020
Upcoming Events   (4)
Friday, March 6
8:00 - 9:00 am
First Friday Coffee

The First Friday Coffee in March is hosted by the third grade and will be located in the library. Come mix, mingle, and plan your outfits for the party on Saturday.

Saturday, March 7
7:00 pm - midnight
10th Anniversary/Waldorf 100 Party

Get your tickets today!

Held at the stylish Co-Prosperity Sphere, with deliciousness from Folklore, dance music, and an exciting silent auction, this is sure to be the party of the year…no, the decade…no, the century!
When: Saturday, March 7 from 7:00 pm – midnight
Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 S. Morgan St. 
Chicago, IL 60608
Wear: Festive attire and dancing shoes

Thursday, March 12 - Friday March 13
Parent/Guardian - Teacher Conferences

Every fall and spring we hold conferences for parents and guardians to meet with their children’s teachers. These conferences are an essential touchpoint and building block in each child’s educational journey. Teachers prepare extensively for these conferences, and significant time and effort is spent scheduling and planning for these days. Families are asked to make every effort to schedule conference times during the times provided by their class teacher. If for some reason it is not possible to meet during the times provided parents/guardians may reach out to teachers to see if an alternative time is possible, but note that it is not always possible for teachers to make these accommodations.

All parents/guardians are welcome to schedule time with special subject teachers. If there is a specific reason a special subject teacher wants to meet, they will reach out to parents/guardians directly.

Conference Days:
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13

Deadline to sign-up:
Monday, March 9

Click here to sign-up

Find each grade and special subject on tabs along the top, you will need to scroll to see all conference schedules.

Childcare is offered at no cost unless otherwise noted. 

Contact admin@urbanprairie.org if you have any questions.

Friday, April 24
9:00 - 10:30 am
Grandparents and Special Guests Day

Grandparents and guests are invited to see inside the classrooms of their little loved ones.

The day will begin in Cricket Hall with refreshments and a greeting from Ms. Paul, our Director of Administration. Then grandparents and guest will go to classrooms, rotating between if visiting more than one student.

Please sign up by Monday, April 20, so we can plan accordingly!

Click here to sign up

Mark Your Calendars   (3)
School Tours and Observation

Prairie Roots, Hummingbird Garden, 1st grade…all grades! Urban Prairie now serves toddlers to 8th grade (plus our 0-3 playgroups that adults can attend with little ones). Families are making decisions now about school for next year. Spread the word far and wide!

Tour and Observation
March 10, 8:15 – 10:00 am

Learn more here.

Kitchen Update and Education Events
Nutrient dense and farm to fork…. Come learn about the methods and philosophy behind our Urban Prairie Community Kitchen project. RSVP to Janine Farzin.
Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm
Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm
Music Concert - Date Change

The date of the music concert is now Friday, May 15. This date change is due to a scheduling conflict with the 8th grade class trip. Grades 3-8 will perform. Please plan to attend!

School News   (2)
Enrollment Contract details
Watch your emails for a message from TADS with the 2020-21 school year on March 2, 2020. The due date is March 20, 2020.
For those that have applied for tuition adjustment, we will process the applications based on TADS data and send you any information by Friday, February 28.
Register now for Urban Prairie Summer Camp!

Urban Prairie summer camp is now open for registration! We will offer camps for early childhood and for students grades 1-5 all summer.

Select the weeks you want to attend or sign up for the entire time.

Early childhood camp

Grades 1-5 camp

Curious Questions   (1)
What is the experience of the Urban Prairie middle schooler?
Curious about the Middle School? Join us on either Friday, March 6th or 20th, from 8:15-10:15am and get a chance to sit in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classrooms for portions of their morning lessons. Space is limited, so sign up for your chance to attend today! Sign Up link – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA92BA5FA7-middle1
Questions? Contact Jenn Zielinski at 312-858-4562 or jenn.zielinski@urbanprairie.org

Community Connection   (1)
Class Delegates Meeting Tonight, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend delegates meetings. Learn about what is happening at school and how you can support all the great work at Urban Prairie.

Find the agenda here.

In Gratitude   (1)
Thank you for our auction items!

Amazing auction items are still coming in! Thank you to everyone who has provided thoughtful, creative, and exciting items to our silent auction.