Winter Wonderland

Two feet of snow fell on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving the children not one, but two snow days! Here is how the campus looked on Wednesday night, all ready for a day of school on Thursday....

Frederick Law Olmsted

What does Moraine Farm have in common with Stanford University and New York City’s Central Park?  All are landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. PBS is launching a new series on Olmsted tonight — here’s a trailer: Visit Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Website...

Saturday Doll-Making Workshop in March and April

Spots Still Available in Saturday Doll-Making Workshop Saturdays March 15 through April 5, May 10 and 17. Time: 9:30 am until 12:30 pm Fee: $100 for all materials and fees. Choice of skin color and hair colors available. Class size is limited and basic sewing skills required. Email heather@collispuro.net and return a $50...

Annual Fund Success!

Annual Fund Challenge Met!  $10,000 Gift Spurs Success Thanks to a wonderful response from the CAWS community, we met our challenge goal of 90% participation in this year’s annual fund! As a result, CAWS will receive an additional $10,000 gift from a generous, long-time donor. This strong level of support resulted in our raising more than $55,000 for the 2013-14 annual fund. These gifts came from many sources, including:  77 CAWS families  100 percent of our Board of Trustees 100 percent of our full-time faculty and staff Grandparents, alumni parents and friends A private foundation All who contributed were automatically entered into a drawing for two free tickets on Cape Air, compliments of Stella Wolf, Goldenstar Teacher (see winners, below!). We extend our deepest thanks to all who showed their support and found a way to contribute. The annual fund is the single greatest fundraising effort we undertake each year, and its success is crucial to the financial health of our school. With appreciation, Lori Etringer and the Development Committee   Fifth Grade Grandparents Win Cape Air Tickets Robert and Dolores Lowe of West Virginia were selected as the winners of our annual fund drawing for two free tickets on Cape Air. Tickets are good anywhere Cape Air flies, including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Cape and the Islands, Maine and New York. “We are thrilled. We’re not used to winning anything,” Robert said. The Lowes made their gift to the annual fund because of their grandson, Samuel (grade 5). “We think Sam is getting a good education, and we want to support the institution that is providing...

Inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula

The New York Times sparked national media coverage with it’s front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off. “Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their...

Working Outdoors

Monday saw the whole school working outside, helping to weed and improve the kindergarten playground.  This was part of the annual Michaelmas celebration.  Unfamiliar to many, Michaelmas was celebrated in England on September 29 and marked the end (and beginning) of the farmer’s year.  At Cape Ann Waldorf School, it’s a time to work on school projects, as well as use one’s muscles in the annual all-school tug-of-war.  ...