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
November 12, 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.
Needle Felt A Fairytale Tapestry Workshop
Friday, November 7, 9 am - 1 pm. $60
Join us for a 4-hour workshop with Suzanne Down as we learn to create beautiful story tapes-tries, using wool and both wet felting and needle felting tech-niques. The tapestries can have a moveable figure if desired and are a wonderful aid in storytelling or can be used as a decorative piece. There will be plenty of time for ques-tions. All supplies and instruction included.
*To secure your spot, make your $60 check payable to Suzanne Down and mail to: Alicia Miller, 4723 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536 Email inquiries can be sent to email@example.com
Suzanne Down is director of the Boulder, CO-based Lifeways Training in Colorado. She has been involved with the early childhood Waldorf movement for 30 years in different capacities - teaching in early childhood in Waldorf schools, owner of her own home preschool, Director of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts, international early childhood education conference speaker and presenter, and an early childhood therapeutic puppetry pioneer. She mentors early childhood teachers in schools and is resident puppetry teacher at the Boulder Waldorf School Kindergarten. She has taught language development/story/puppetry in Lifeways training centers for years. Her passions are creativity in the fiber arts (especially all as-pects of felting), writing and presenting stories for children, as well as teaching adults.
Apple Pressing Festival and Early Childhood Open House
Saturday, November 15, 2015 10-am-1pm
Preschool and Kindergarten children (and their parents, grandparents or caregivers) are invited to come and make old-fashioned apple cider with us! We'll use a child-sized apple press and fresh organic apples. Crack walnuts and make a leaf mandala. Pass through the preschool classroom before you leave and feed our chickens then stop in the kindergarten to pick up a warm treat. Feel free to bring a friend! Free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.