May 2015 Calendar


1 / Friday

  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Dismissal
    8:00 am – 12:30 pm

    8:15-8:45 Breakfast
    8:45-8:55 Welcome
    8:55-9:25 Class Performances
    9:30 Dismiss for Class Visits
    9:30-10:10 Class Visits Session 1
    10:15-10:50 Class Visits Session 2
    11-11:15 Maypole on the Blacktop
    11:15-11:40 Photographs
    11:40-12:20 Students Performances/Remarks
    12:30 Dismissal


6 / Wednesday

  • 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 by email at llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org.

  • Community Dialogue: Courageous Conversations on Race
    9:30 pm – 10:30 pm / TBA

    The WWS Diversity Committee invites you to an open community dialogue on:

    Courageous Conversations on Race, on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an informal peer-to-peer circle discussion on the ongoing turmoil surrounding policing in communities of color. What does it say about the state of our nation? How is it connected to our country's troubled racial history? How do we discuss it with young people of various ages in ways that raise consciousness? How can we be a part of the solutions?


7 / Thursday

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


9 / Saturday

  • Spring Gala
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Calleva Farm

    The entire Washington Waldorf School adult community—current and alumni parents, faculty and staff, supporters and friends--gather to socialize, partake of delicious food, festive music and dancing, and raise funds for our school. This is a celebratory occasion that not only shores up the school’s finances, it also strengthens our bond as advocates for Waldorf education in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

    Fields of Fancy takes place Saturday, May 9 at Calleva farm in Poolesville, Maryland. The Celtic word calleva means “where the paths cross.” What a perfect site for an annual events that brings us all together! The farm’s 165 acres are part of the Montgomery County Ag Reserve. The setting is rustic and charming, with views of pastures, woodlands from the main barn where the gala will be hosted.

    For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.washingtonwaldorf.org/giving/spring-gala-2015/.


12 / Tuesday

  • G9 Parent Evening
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


13 / Wednesday

  • HS Chamber Singers at RFK
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / RFK

    The HS Chamber Singers will be performing the national anthem before the DC United Soccer Game at RFK Stadium.


14 / Thursday

  • Volunteer Appreciation Tea
    8:15 am – 9:15 am


15 / Friday

  • Senior Play
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


16 / Saturday

  • Senior Play
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


19 / Tuesday

  • Trustees Council Meeting
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


22 / Friday

  • LS Field Day and Family Picnic, Dismissal
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


26 / Tuesday

  • Athletic Awards Dinner
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


28 / Thursday

  • Diversity Committee
    8:45 am – 9:45 am


29 / Friday

  • Rose Ceremony
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    G1 and G12 parents invited


30 / Saturday

  • Senior Graduation
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm