Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - May 14, 2019
Upcoming Events   (8)
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Middle School Parent/Guardian Evening

Thursday, May 16
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Parent Community Organization Meeting

Please join the Parent Community Organization for our last meeting of the year! We meet in the Community Room and you can see the agenda here. We will review the amazing feedback shared by parents at our last meeting which will shape our way next year! You can find the posted notes here from that meeting and past meetings this year! All are welcome to share ideas on ways our Parent Community can be the space of warmth and support our new families, teachers, staff, and parent community!

May 20 - 22

Each year, we send our 5th grade students to compete against other Waldorf school students in the regional Pentathlon.  All students compete in five events – running, long jump, discus, javelin, and wrestling–striving to achieve both truth (the empirical win) and beauty (good form).

Good luck 5th graders!!

Thursday, May 23

Our students will jump, jump, jump to support Urban Prairie!  Haven’t sent your mailers to family and friends?  It’s okay.  We’ll send home a pledge collection sheet tomorrow in case you’d like to gather donations that way too.

Friday, May 24

Monday, May 27

Friday, May 31
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Cirque de la Prairie

We are going to have an unforgettable evening complete with circus performers, music, food, cocktails, and a great auction.  We have limited availability of pre-event and VIP passes.  Buy your tickets today!  

Have an auction item to donate?  Let us know!

Friday, June 7
Annual Gift of Life Blood Drive

Save the date and save lives with your blood donation!  More information in coming weeks.

School News   (2)
3rd Grade Seed Sale!!
All seed packets are $10 and 50% of the proceeds will help support the third grade trip.  Seed Packet Collections include Sunflower House, Heirloom Garden, Butterflies & Pollinators, Fresh Salad, and Pizza Patch.  Click here to purchase.
About all seed collections
  • Sees are easy to grow
  • These varieties grow well in most climates, making seed collections great for friends and relatives wherever they live.
  • All our seeds are heirloom and open pollinated and non GMO
  • To keep seeds viable, store them in a cool, dry place.
  • For more information on everything seeds, visit www. UnderwoodGardens.com
Please submit your vision (kindergarten) and dental exam (k, 2, & 6) forms

All kindergarten students are required to have a vision exam.  Please have your optometrist or medical doctor complete this form.

All students in kindergarten, grade 2, and grade 6 are required to have an oral health examination. There are state forms that must be completed and submitted to the school. Your dentist’s office should have these forms, and if your child has had a dental check-up in the past 18 months, your dentist office should be able to simply send you the completed form.   The forms are also linked to below:

Illinois Proof of Dental Examination Form
Illinois Dental Exam Waiver Form

Please submit these forms to the front office, or via email to admin@urbanprairie.org, by Monday, June 3.

Parent Community News   (1)
Thank you for all the Teacher Appreciation donations

The Parent Community Steering Committee would like to thank our parent body, class delegates, Heather Berhalter, and Gyasi Kress for sharing their hearts, hands and resources to make our Teacher Appreciation week a wonderful success! Parents brought in food for our Tuesday Food Fiesta and gave money for the Teacher Wellness Room. A total of $140 was raised and shared with Gyasi for the massages he provided! In fact he continues chair and table massage this week since he is determined that ALL teachers and staff participate! We are so grateful for our community and all you each do! More hands make light work. Thank YOU!

Curious Question   (1)
What's that cheeping in the third grade room?

Third grade is hatching chicks!  They have been patiently turning and tending eggs for the past two weeks.  They have six chicks so far and are watching the remaining eggs.  Looking for new chicks in your urban chicken house?  We’d love to find a home for our hatchlings.

In Gratitude   (1)
Thank you to our flower crown makers and community (and the rain gods) for a wonderful Mayfaire!

Thank you to Laura Williams, Danila Miranda, Shannon Callahan, Alejandra Garcia, Aimee Krall-Lanoue, Sarah VanDeusen, Lisa Gonzalez, Nancy Hodges, Cassie Creswell, and for spending Friday morning making flower crowns for everyone!

With rain on either side of the event like bookends we had a wonderful time singing, crafting, eating, and chatting. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the event a success!