Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - March 21, 2017
Upcoming Events   (8)
March 23 & 24
All Day
Parent Teacher Conferences - No School

Please sign up for you parent teacher conferences below. Note: all class teachers are tabbed at the top of the class teacher link.

Class Teachers 

Special subject teachers are available for conferences also, please follow the tabs at the top of the page to pick your conference.

Special Subject Teachers

Friday, March 31
6:00 p.m.
4th Grade Play

Join us as the 4th graders present their Norse mythology play, “The Death of Balder.”

Parking will be waived.

Friday, March 31
Chamber Concert

Join us for a music concert in the Shrine! “Chamber music” refers to any music performed by a small ensemble.  This free concert will feature members of the UPWS Music Faculty as well as local professional musicians and guest artists. Students and parents are invited to come and enjoy the concert as audience members. It is being presented as a gift for the entire Urban Prairie community. We will perform fun and interesting selections from a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, pop, and tango. All students and parents are welcome. If younger students need to leave early, there will be a brief intermission in the middle.  We look forward to seeing you there!

April 1 and April 22
8:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Biography and the Social Art - Limited spaces available!

You can still sign up for the remaining two sessions!

Veteran Waldorf teacher Paulette Arnold will return to Urban Prairie to lead another biography workshop.  She will cover the temperaments and how the events of the 7-14 age range and the 14-21 age range repeat themselves in subsequent periods of adulthood.  Biography work is invaluable in that it helps us to understand how the events of our own childhoods affect our parenting.  Prior participation in a biography workshop is not a prerequisite.

Please sign up here today to reserve your spot.

Thursday, April 6
Parent Education Event: Parenting the Only Child

Look for an email from Heather Berhalter about upcoming parent education opportunities!

April 29
3pm and 7pm
Film Series: "Beyond Measure"

Purchase your tickets to “Beyond Measure,” a film about what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Childcare will be available for the 3pm showing.


May 5
1:45 pm - 3:15pm
Grandparents' Day

Students will be asked to bring in addresses and make invitations for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.  This event offers an opportunity for your family member(s) to visit your child’s classroom and see their work.  There will not be an assembly as part of the event this year because of the concert (listed below).

May 5
Choral Concert

Students in grades 3 – 8 will offer a beautiful evening of songs.  Join us in the Shrine for this wonderful event!

School News   (3)
Parent Council Fundraisers
  • The Modest Coffee subscription service is being continued through the summer! Sign up now to find the coffee bean you like best, and guarantee fresh roasted coffee beans for your iced or cold brew cups of Joe when it finally warms up. Sign up for 12 oz bags, a sampler package, or even a five pound bulk bag. Delivery dates average twice per month, roasted Mondays, and delivered by Fridays.
  • Looking for a way to brighten up your dinner table as we adjust to Daylight Saving? Sign up for the next order of Poppy Candle Company candles! We are especially planning to order tapers, as they are so popular, and Spring Candles such as a decorative easter egg ($16), and small bunny/chick candles ($4), so get your order in before this FRIDAY 3/24/17 so you have it in time for Spring Break.
  • Finally, as we kick out the last of the winter illnesses, stock up on herbal, organic, locally grown Four Elements teaSign up to get your last box of Minus Sinus or Triple Lemon, or check out Power, Energy & Stamina tea if the coffee is too much for you.
To streamline payments, we only accept TADS or cash/check. There will be an envelope at City Garden and UPWS to collect any cash or check payments made out to Urban Prairie Waldorf School.
UPWS Summer Camp 2017!

Urban Prairie Summer is live! Please follow the link here to sign up for a week of camp.

All the camps are tabbed in the top of the page of the sign up genius.

Follow the link here to see more details.

2015-2016 Yearbook Sale

Please sign up  here and pay online if you would like a yearbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

The price per yearbook is $40.

If you cannot pay online through sign up genius, please email ashley.ingold@urbanprairie.org with inquiries.

Community News   (2)
Girl Scout Cookie Sales THURSDAY and FRIDAY!

The Brownie & Junior Girl Scout Troops will be selling at City Garden Friday at pick up from 12:30 – 1:30, and at Urban Prairie during Parent Teacher conferences around noon Thursday and Friday.

We have Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Savannah Smiles, S’mores, and Samoas. If there is another kind you’d like, please email or text before Thursday 12pm so we can pick some up. Each box is $5, and you can make a donation to send boxes to the military, too.
Waldorf High School Working Group
The High School working group has developed a mission statement and some names! We’ve moved a few meetings to accommodate parent schedules and adjust to the school year calendar. We plan to meet the following dates, but these may change as the year goes on.
Saturday, April 29th 3pm & 7pm –  Beyond Measure Screening at UPWS
Tuesday, May 23rd 7 – 9pm Location TBD
Tuesday, June 13th 7 9 pm Location TBD

In Gratitude   (1)
Thank you to Sonia Rivera

Thank you Sonia (5th grade Mom) for helping open car doors at drop off every Tuesday morning.