April 2015 Calendar


2 / Thursday

  • Development Committee Meeting
    8:30 am – 10:30 am / TBD


14 / Tuesday

  • Admission Tour (Observation Morning)
    8:00 am – 10:30 am


    Observation Mornings include a presentation on the philosophy and approach of Waldorf education and visits to five classes to see the Waldorf approach “in action.” The tour spans the grades, observing our youngest students in the Children’s Garden, several Lower School grades, and a class in the High School. Observation Mornings begin at 8:00 a.m. in the school library and end in the library at 10:30 following a Q & A period. These events are for adults. For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Enrollment Director, Lezlie Lawson, at 301-229-6107, x154 or via email at llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org.

  • G11 Parent Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • G10 Parent Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


15 / Wednesday

  • All HS Service Learning Day
    8:15 am – 3:00 pm

    at Calleva Farms


16 / Thursday

  • G3 Parent Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


17 / Friday

  • G12 Parent Meeting
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Senior Project Presentations
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Each year some of the seniors undertake a major independent research project on a topic of their choice. The project includes substantial in-depth research as well as an artistic component. Their project presentations are always worthwhile, and parents and middle school age students and above are warmly invited to attend. This year's projects include:
    * Evangelina Marie Minor Hakes: Linguistics and History of American Sign Language
    * Cameron Gabriel Bechmann: The Hank Drum and the Evolution of Percussion Instruments
    * Nina Cavalcanti: We Were Strangers: An Exploration of Gender and Sexuality in American Cinema (explores mature themes not suitable for children)


18 / Saturday

  • Sacred Gifts: Indigenous teaching and how they can help us raise healthy children
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm

    A morning workshop for parents and educators. Keynote speaker, Robin Wall Kimmerer, scientist, writer, and Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is also director of the Center for Native People and the Environment. Robin is an enrolled member of the Powatomi Nation and has been awarded the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing. Dr. Kimmerer will be joined by Dr. Mary Rivkin, professor of education at UMBC; Joan Almon, former director of the Alliance for Childhood; and Leimomi Brown, an experienced teacher of young children at Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery and Kindergarten. For more informaiton call the Nova Institute at 301-946-2099 or email jpetrash@novainstitute.org. $50 registration fee, payable to Nova Institute, 3106 Edgewood Road, Kensington, MD 20895


21 / Tuesday

  • G1 Parent Evening
    7:30 am – 9:00 am


22 / Wednesday

  • Beginning Knitting Class
    8:30 am – 10:30 am / TBA

  • G7 Parent Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


24 / Friday

  • HS Music Festival with Emerson WS
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Students arrive 6:30 p.m.


25 / Saturday

  • Children's Garden Open House
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Spring Festival
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Students arrive 3:30 p.m.


26 / Sunday

  • CANCELLED Upcycle Sewing Project
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm / TBA

    This event has been cancelled.


28 / Tuesday

  • G8 Parent Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


29 / Wednesday

  • G3 Play
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    time subject to change