All events listed here are open to the public.
All events listed here are open to the public.
Preschool - 8th Grade Tours
Wednesdays at 8:30 am
December 10, January 14 and 28, February 11 and 25, March 11 and 18, April 15 and 29, May 13 and 20.
Please join us for an all-school tour of the campus. You'll have a chance to peek into our classrooms, learn about Waldorf education, and have your questions answered. Adults only. Please call (530) 753-1651 to RSVP. If you cannot make one of our regularly scheduled tours, please call for a private tour.
Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.
Let’s join together in a celebration of the winter season through craftmaking. We’ll have wreath making, candle dipping, gnome house building, tin tapping, a kids-only room and more! Lunch available from Davis Waldorf 8th grade. Strings musicians and a shadow puppet show round out the day. This is an eighth grade fundraiser. For adults, children and friends. $5 per craft/$20 for a 6 craft pass. All are welcome, bring a friend!
Community Winter Spiral
Saturday, December 6, 2014 6:30 pm
Come join us for our community Winter Spiral, a reflective walk along a spiral made of evergreens in a darkened room. The Winter Spiral is a gentle, meditative time where we can experience gathering light from a central source and carrying it within to light the outer world.
Spiral begins at 6:30 pm. Please gather quietly at 6:15 (with cell phones turned off). When we silently enter the room, only a candle in the center of the spiral is lit. Soft music is played as we each walk the spiral alone and light our own candle from the center candle, and then place it along the path.
You are encouraged to wear festive dress, however, to provide safety from the candle flames, please avoid wearing long flowing skirts and make sure that long hair is pulled back and secured. Open to all adults and children. Spiral will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Free.
All School Open House
Friday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
Experience the richness of a Waldorf education in our Kindergarten-8th Grade Open House. Visit classrooms, meet teachers, and see examples of student work -- and come prepared to be inspired! Sample food representative of the curriculum and hear live music performed by our Strings and Winds students. A night the whole family will enjoy. All are welcome. (We are a Preschool-8th grade School)
Hollyhock Parent Child Program
for Children Who are Walking-28 Months (and their Parents)
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Session 2: February 5-March 19th (7 Sessions, $210)
Parent-Child sessions give you and your little one a peaceful, home-like environment, carefully arranged for creative play. Classes provide an opportunity to support your child’s development and make lasting connections with other families in a class facilitated by our experienced, Waldorf-trained teacher, Angie Heitzeberg. Interested parents and caregivers may download a registration form here or call 530-753-1651 to register. More information on our Parent Child program available here.
Walking Through a Minefield: Understanding the Needs of 6th, 7th and 8th Graders with Betty Staley
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 pm. $5 donation
The developmental stage between 6th and 8th grade is a mine-field of opportunities, challenges, and dangers. Understanding the needs of this age group is essential in preparing a healthy sense of self that will carry youngsters into adolescence. This is particularly important as this age group has become a tar-get for consumerism, media blitz, video games, i-phones, and precocious self-awareness. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Betty Staley is the Interim President of Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento where she directs the Waldorf High School Teacher Education program, as well as programs for public school teachers. A Waldorf educator for over thirty years at the kindergarten, elementary, high school and teacher training levels, she is a founder of the Sacramento Waldorf High School where she taught history and litera-ture for nineteen years. She is the author of Between Form and Freedom: A Practical Guide to the Teenage Years; Hear the Voice of the Griot!: A Guide to the History, Geography and Culture of Africa; Tapestries: Weaving Life's Journey and Adoles-cence: The Sacred Passage Inspired by the Legend of Parzival.
May 2, Saturday, 9 a.m–2 p.m,
DWS Campus, Admission to Faire is Free
Unlimited Games $10; Puppet Show $5
Celebrate Spring at our annual day of festivities featuring a traditional maypole dance. Hairbraiding and garland-making at 9 a.m., maypole procession by our students at 10 a.m. followed by a puppet show, vendors, games, food and more until 2 p.m. Attended by over 500 community members annually. Please plan to walk, bike or bus; parking is limited. (Overflow parking is at the Davis Christian Assembly on Sycamore.)
Ongoing Programs, Join Anytime.
Community First Fridays
The first Friday of every month from 8:30-10 am we will have a community gathering in the breezeway/MPR area. This is a great opportunity to learn, share and get better acquainted with other DWS community members. Coffee at 8:30, discussion or activity at 9 am.
September 5: Parent Council—How to get involved in what’s happening at DWS
October 3: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood film screening. This critically acclaimed film throws much-needed light on the practices of a multi-billion dollar marketing machine that’s selling kids everything from junk food to violent video games. Consuming Kids will change the way you think about childhood in the 21st century. Open to the public. Free. Presented by the Social Wellness Group.
November 7: Suzanne Down Needle Felting Workshop (Note: Fee Re-quired for session)
December 5: Crafting for the Holidays
February 6: Topic TBD
March 6: Topic TBD
Eurythmy and Anthroposophy with Christian Seeley
Wednesdays, Sept 10--Dec 10, 6:00-8:30 p.m., $10 class
Do you love movement? Would you like to understand more about yourself and the world from a soul-spiritual perspective? This fall a class on Eurythmy and Anthroposophy is being offered where we will explore through movement and study, the mystery of the human being and his/her relationship to the universe. This is a class for adults, no experience necessary. To secure your spot, please sign up with Debbie in the office. For questions or more information please call Christian Seeley, DWS Eurythmy teacher, at (530) 368-7300. Christian Seeley is the DWS grades Eurythmy teacher.
Start Your Day Singing! DWS Community Singers, First Meeting
Friday, Sept 5 at 12:00, MPR
A weekly gathering to lift our community with song. No ex-perience necessary. Led by Jenny Tom. We will determine a day and time that works for everyone at our first gathering. Free. Questions, contact Jenny Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.