June 1, 2012 Dear PWS Community, I am writing today to follow-up on the letter I sent you two weeks ago, inviting you to the community meeting. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend that meeting. Many great questions were asked, and we left the meeting with an increased awareness of what this mortgage refinancing opportunity can bring to our school. For those that were not able to make the meeting, here is brief summary of the situation: Our current mortgage expires in July. We have found two possible loan options to replace it. The first option would save us a considerable amount from what we have been paying. The second option is an even better opportunity and would save us, at minimum, an additional $400,000 over the next 15 years. To qualify for this second option, there are certain financial criteria we need to meet. We can meet those criteria and take advantage of this great opportunity if we raise an additional $50,000 from the November community by the end of the school year. If every family in our school gave $200, we would meet this goal!
inside 2 From The School Chair & Community Appreciation Party 3 Student Spotlight & Playground Information 4 Playground Rules 5 Senior Spotlight, including College Acceptances 6 Summer at PWS 7 PWS Eurythmy Accompanists 8 High School Outdoor Program & Grade 2 Reading 9 PWS Art Show at Splendorprium Gallery 11 2012-2013 School Calendar 12 June Calendar
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By raising this money, our community can help provide significant savings in the near future and over long-term, helping to increase the strong financial foundation of our school. I am very grateful for all of you who have already so generously contributed towards this goal! Donations can come in the form of checks, credit cards, or six-month pledges. You can also make donations using our PayPal link on the front page of our website: http://www.portlandwaldorf.org/ . Pledge cards are in your parent box and also available at the office window. If you have specific questions about the mortgage options, contact Wendy Rea, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, at 503.310.2516 or email@example.com. Thank you for supporting our school through your financial gift at this exciting time. Sincerely, Christine Wolf School Chair
Easel party at Cloud Cap Games by Henrik Bothe The easel parties are becoming a bigger and very fun part of our auction so I thought I'd give you an update of how one in particular went. We met at Cloud Cap Games in Sellwood who had graciously offered to host an evening of games. Included were donated goodies from Grand Central Bakery in Sellwood, coffee from Kangaroo Coffee and wine from local vineyards. It was a hoot. Cloud Cap had us try some of their favorite new games and they were all great. Especially a new game called "Dixit". It is too hard to explain here how it works but it is simple yet very fun. Stop by Cloud Cap yourself to try it out. All of us that attended the party had a great time and would like to recommend Cloud Cap if you are looking for a good ol' fashioned non battery powered gifts for birthday parties etc. They host game nights on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. Please come visit them or check them out at www.cloudcapgames.com See you again for a repeat next year.
Student Spotlight: 7th Grade by Francine Adams
There are many activities that young people take up outside of school. Often it begins when a subject is taught in school that a student connects with and then the student joins an afterschool club, orchestra or a sports team. We hear stories all the time about students who became proficient actors, musicians or basketball players after first experiencing the activity at school. So how is it that a 10 year old student picks Saber fencing classes out of a list of summer camp choices having never done the sport before? Well, when Eva Hinds from Ms. Garbarino’s 7th grade class was asked that exact question her reply was, “Fighting with a sword sounded cool.” After giving that answer, she then volunteered that she still enjoys what she is doing three years later. There are many things that have kept her interested in this complicated and challenging sport, not just the “cool” factor. It requires a high degree of strength and agility that is achieved only after months of training sessions lasting two to three hours a day, five days a week. The sport develops the intelligence needed for strategizing against an opponent, which means you need strong focus, not to mention amazing strength and quickness. Eva described how getting the right mind-set for fencing, she called getting in the “zone”, was an enjoyable part of her training. It is a feeling that happens when she is fencing when her mind and her body are one with the action in the game. At the present time, Eva is ranked 13th out of about 70 female fencers in the nation. She has reached level 4, the highest level where she will remain until she turns professional. Her hopes and ambition with the sport is to go to college on a fencing scholarship. Through the current season of tournaments, she has earned her points standing by competing successfully in fencing bouts against other female fencers in her age group. Working now to prepare for the Summer Nationals, Eva has already qualified for 4 events, and she hopes to win them all. We wish her a successful summer with all her pursuits.
Virginia Berg, 1st Grade Teacher
Teachers here let children play. I've heard from many parents how much they appreciate that about our school. Yet, keeping children safe while fully immersing in age-appropriate play is essential. Toward that end, teachers have designed playground rules and adapted them over the ten years we've been on our 7+ acre campus. Something that might not be obvious at first glance is a spatial progression; something that broadens as the children grow and they are keenly aware of it. This progression lets the children anticipate and achieve new experiences as they grow up. It has become a lovely part of the culture among our children.
Spaces speak to us. We all feel it inside our school, and the children reflect this in their behavior. Our children benefit from consistent boundaries. Toward their safety, and enhanced collaboration between parents and teachers, we're publishing our playground rules. We'll do it again in Autumn.We are very proud that our grounds become a park after school, and we cherish seeing you and people we don't know enjoy them after hours. I invite any comments from you, especially if they include innovations and offers of help to improve our fantastic grounds. Have a safe and super-fun summer. see page 4 for specific playground rules
Portland Waldorf School Playground & First Aid First Aid If the school is open, a first aid kit is available on the north wall inside the main entrance or in the office. Designated Play Areas: •
EC children should play on Walnut Hill, unless under close supervision by a teacher or parent. If older students are on the playground, EC children should be on Walnut Hill.
First Grade may play in front of the school, but save the larger play structures and the hexamid for second grade.
Asphalt area may be used for play by any grade, but basketball is only allowed for gr. 6 and up.
The east wall of the blacksmith shop may be used to bounce balls against, including with small paddles
No ball or tag games are allowed in or close to the playground equipment
Wading is allowed between the sets of steps in the South creek—the rest is reserved for waterfowl
Areas Off-Limits to All Students: •
Both streams, including the cistern on the east side of the south stream (exception above) including a 5’ setback for waterfowl nesting
The cement “gardening shed” structure near the Monroe parking lot
Stream and waterfall area north of school
Space between the blacksmith shop and the main building
Equipment and Play Structures: •
We invite the following, or anything else that teachers deem safe: Jump ropes, playground balls, footballs, volleyballs, hoops, paddles, Frisbees, whiffle balls, and tennis balls.
Jump ropes may not be tied anywhere.
Tackling anywhere, including tackle football, is never allowed.
Jumping off swings is allowed, but flips are not.
Do not get on top cross bars of the swing structures.
Only designated trees are allowed for climbing.
The following are prohibited from 8:00 to 5:30 on school days: Sticks, soccer balls (except gr. 8—see below), baseballs, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, rollerblades, wheeled shoes, or kicking of any balls, especially off the school steps
Team Games: Inclusivity and sportsmanship are essential and require close parental supervision and intervention to learn. Please be very active and vigilant if your children are involved in a team game! •
Four-square begins in 4th grade
Softball begins in 5th grade, with parental participation
Basketball begins in 6th grade, but close supervision and coaching to keep the competition sportsmanlike is strongly advised
Touch or flag football begins in 6th grade
High School Corner: Senior Spotlight
Life beyond PWHS
by Christopher Zinn, Humanities Teacher/College counselor
Like high school students everywhere, Waldorf students have to plan for life after graduation. Waldorf education is designed and intended to serve those students in helping them identify and meet their post-secondary goals, and those 3goals are as varied and unique as the students themselves. Over half of the students in the class of 2012 will begin college or university study in the fall. Several students have chosen to defer their college studies, to take a gap year devoted to work, travel, and personal reflection, with plans to pursue higher education subsequently. At least two students have elected to attend trade school as a direct path to their chosen profession. This diversity of postsecondary plans and goals reflects the health and breadth of the education we offer and the care we take in helping each student identify and achieve their post-secondary goals. This year’s college bound graduates have applied to and been admitted to a variety of schools, including community colleges, public colleges and universities, and private liberal arts colleges. Their choices and decisions reflect a number of considerations, including cost, selection, location, and academic interests. Indeed, the rising cost of higher education is one of the most significant factors for today’s students and their families. Fortunately, our students have been able to find and gain admission to institutions that meet both their academic interest and their financial needs. Because we respect and value each student’s unique abilities and aspirations, we don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to postWaldorf planning. Not every student wants and needs to go to college, but those who do should feel that they have received an education that prepares them to participate in college study at the highest level of excellence and purpose, no matter what school they attend.
Senior Self Portrait Exhibit
by Katherine Shiver Pomeroy, Middle & High School Handwork The entire collection of self portraits from the graduating class of 2012 will be on display at the Spring Creek Coffee House for the month of June. View the art work and meet the artists, teachers and families at an informal ' Opening Event ' from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, June 5.
2011-2012 Portland Waldorf School College Acceptances
Lewis and Clark Oregon State University Willamette University University of Oregon Clark Honors College Arizona State University Portland State University Bryn Mawr University of Oregon Barnard College California College of the Arts Emily Carr Pacific Northwest College of Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago Linfield College California Satiate University, Chico Evergreen State College University of Washington Western Washington University University of Colorado, Boulder University of Houston Beloit College Lawrence University Knox College Skidmore College Wheaton College Goucher College Urinus College Dominican University Linfield College Eckerd College Hope College Reed College University of Puget Sound Warren Wilson College Pacific University University of Redlands School of the Arts 5
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For students 3rd -8th Grade
For children ages Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Orchestra, choir, and Jazz band for students entering grade 3-8. August 13-17, 2012. 9 am-1 pm, camp. 1-5 pm, aftercare. Camp includes choir, string orchestra, band, stories, music games, individual and group practice, music composition, music appreciation, outdoor activities, and performance on Friday. The camp is taught by the PWS Music Department teachers.
JOIN US AS WE INVESTIGATE OUR ENVIRONMENT
Questions, contact Corey Averill 503-654-2200 x216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EACH WEEK A DIFFERENT THEME
This fun and craft-filled camp follows a daily rhythm familiar to Waldorf schools. Each week’s theme features activities inspired by the summer season and plenty of time outdoors. The children will be able to experience a relaxed pace during our summer camps, work on craft projects, and play alongside children of different ages. We offer a wholesome mid-morning snack daily. The children bring their lunches, and we eat outside in the school’s courtyard area. During the week, we will care for the garden, storytelling (for grades children), and story and rest time for kindergarten children. Contact the Camp Director at 503-654-2200 x475. Register by June 1 for the discounted rate of $150 for whole days and $100 for half days.
Join us for a tour. Thursdays during the summer, we’ll host tours for prospective families.
Curious about Portland Waldorf School and how it might be a great fit for your Please call ahead to coordinate a time that works for you. 503. 654.2200 ext 209 or 207. whole family?
To learn more about the school, please visit or to send us an email, email@example.com
The Silent Heroes of PWS Eurythmy Program by Sarah Rem, High School Eurythmy Teacher Josh Lava
Eurythmy can be a very mysterious subject to most parents, students and even some faculty in Waldorf Schools. So without attempting to give explanation for this mysterious movement and the meaning behind the veils, the copper rods and the special shoes, I would like, rather, to reveal a far less mysterious aspect of the eurythmy lesson. Here we will look at one of most essential elements that often goes unnoticed, unappreciated and unrecognized. Behold, the silent heroes, which is an ironic term, being that they are the ones who bring the breath, the life and the music to our lessons. These heroes are our eurythmy accompanists. Without whom, our lessons, our program would be impossible. This is no overstatement.
We are very lucky here at PWS to have some incredibly talented and accomplished musicians working with us in our eurythmy program all of whom possess these virtues! Josh Lava, who plays for our high school eurythmy, received his BM from Oberlin University. As well as being a classically trained pianist he is also accomplished on various other instruments. Josh plays in several bands around Portland and has numerous musical composition projects on his plate. He is a master sight reader which is an invaluable and rare skill for any accompanist. His in depth knowledge of music theory and keen musical sense are fundamental contributors to our eurythmy lessons. His warm laid-back demeanor is appreciated by the students and his talent is greatly respected.
One of the many capacities eurythmy helps to cultivate in our students is a sense of balance. Balance between the inner life and the outer life, between boundary and expanse, between the individual soul and the soul of the world. When we work with speech in the form of poetry we, are focused on only one of these poles. Speech eurythmy brings awareness to the center; it is grounding and cultivates steadfastness and a strong inner authority. In music, we are drawn toward the periphery, where we find the capacity for imagination, possibility and also an experience of the interconnectedness of the whole. Without these polarities, our lessons would be incomplete and our students would be missing vital elements that support their development.
Aszemar Glenn, who plays for our middle school eurythmy lessons, is a noted composer, pianist and conductor. He received a Fine Arts degree at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon with disciplines of Art, Dance, and Music. Aszemar is the recipient of various music awards and honors and has participated in competitions on the international level. Aszemar has his own music production studio, where he offers professional music studies in piano, performance, and composition. Along with the music, Aszemarâ€™s patience, warmth and caring, are an invaluable part of the eurythmy lessons that he plays for. He will be greatly missed as he moves on next year to pursue his artistic work.
The accompanists are just as essential as the eurythmy teacher themselves. As eurythmy teachers, we are not able to play an instrument and teach simultaneously as it would compromise our presence and our direction with the class. Having an attentive and competent musician to help hold and move the class is not a luxury but a necessity! Playing for eurythmy can be quite challenging and also, in all honesty, quite monotonous. Often we repeat the same music for warm ups and exercises to create rhythm for the students and when we work on larger pieces, whole phrases are repeated numerous times over and over so the students can learn the forms and gestures. In the high school eurythmy lessons, we often delve into more complicated pieces that require great musical skill. Timing is everything! As we tend to move between speech and music throughout the lesson, the teacher and accompanist share and develop certain cues allowing the lesson to flow seamlessly without interruption. This is a true partnership which permeates all of the work that is done in eurythmy. Flexibility, attentiveness and patience are virtues highly prized in accompanists!
Julia McCarl currently shares her warmth and expertise as an accompanist for the eurythmy lessons in the lower school. With observant and attentive eyes and ears, she takes a personal interest in all the children. Her flying fingers are able to perfectly express her intuitive understanding of the uplifting quality of music, and any of the many moods which a eurythmist might choose to illuminate. She has been a musician most of her life and is accomplished not only on piano but also ukulele, folk guitar, bodhran and washboard. Julia formed a four-member Cajun Band called, Bodacious and continues to entertain music lovers everywhere. Unfortunately, our accompanists are hidden behind their pianos and their patient presence often unrecognized. So next time you are at a eurythmy assembly, or if you pass one of these folks in the hall, please remember that they are our partners, our minstrels and essential contributors to what makes our eurythmy program here at PWS so rich, so vibrant and so nourishing for our community.
High School Outdoor Program
Valerie Pufahl, interim Director of Outdoor Programs
We could begin many stories about our school programs with “You won’t find this at many schools”…and we would be telling the truth. One of those many programs that is special to our school is our high school Outdoor Program; where students get to step out of the classroom, out of their homes, out of our city, and go explore. Throughout grades 9-12, students get to have a week-long trip each year where they learn new skills, sleep outside, become more intimate and aware of their natural surroundings, more tuned into subtleties, and enjoy enough quiet to contemplate their place within it all. In late May, 10th & 11th graders had their Outdoor weeks. The 10th graders had a basecamp program at Oxbow Park along the Sandy River, where they learned about animal tracking, bird language, communications of the natural world, native plants, creating friction fires, and many other activities. Ashley Conley has been the trip leader for this program for the past four years. This year, she was accompanied by two PWS Alums, Jack Hoiland and Amalesh Parajuli as co-leaders. Another young woman, Renee Jenkinson, who is new to our community was also a co-leader on this trip. Tracy Trefethen & Tom Myers were teacher chaperones. The 11th grade traveled to the Olympic Peninsula for a 17mile backpacking trip along the Pacific Coast in Olympic National Park. Students traveled in two groups and were led by Valerie Pufahl, PWS Alum, Zakary Hoyt, and two new friends of our school, Lauren Liebling and Carter Timbel. On this trip, students have the experience of backpacking, many for the first time, as well as learning about various terrains, the effects of tides, as well as a continued study of plants of the Pacific Northwest. Students take turns being the leader of the day, cooking for their group, and learning and practicing expedition mentality & leave no trace ethics.
As we continue to nurture and teach young people, trust that these experiences in the wilderness create in them new capacities. I have had many parents over the years, thank me for taking their child out in the woods for a week, saying, “Now that experience lives inside of them.” And what a joy to watch these young people change and grow and choose career paths that honors this capacity…whether it be through conservation or science, or as a writer or teacher. If you are interested in more opportunities for outdoor adventures for youth, please contact Valerie Pufahl for good ideas and summer programs. Also, please consider the Two Rivers Climbing Camp during the last two weeks of June that is taught by Zakary Hoyt & Amalesh Parajuli (PWS Alums and Spring Outdoor trip leaders). For more information on the climbing camp, please visit their website at: www.tworiversclimbingcamp.org As summer approaches, and in light of these recent adventures our 10th & 11th graders have experienced, may I leave you with words from the great Edward Abbey to encourage your family outings: “…Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive…” Have a wonderful summer, filled with deep long breaths of fresh air.
A Book There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul! -Emily Dickinson One of the joys of teaching second grade is watching a group of students learn to read. It is the magical unlocking of new worlds. Many people helped us in our quest this year, and we are most grateful.
Thank you: Wendy Rea, Connie Sutherland, Tonya Gettman, Lisa Harrison, Leena Kang and Aimee Pearson. Also many thanks go to Francine Adams and the teachers who lent us their classrooms on Monday afternoons. On Wednesdays, the ninth grade came and read with us. Maybe you saw pairs of second and ninth graders spread throughout the school or the grounds on sunny days, enjoying a book or two. There is nothing like a buddy to make reading more fun. Thank you so much, Ms. Taylor and the second grade
Congratulations to our 8th Grade!
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a local children’s gallery to show our students’ work at their gallery. In January, representatives of the gallery came to the school for a tour and were completely overwhelmed by the quality and variety of our students’ art work! It was obvious right away that we had a great opportunity on our hands, to highlight our unique approach to Pratical Arts program. In a world where many schools are cutting Fine Art, Practical Arts (fiber arts, book arts, basketry, weaving, metal, wood and clay work) are truly becoming a lost art. So join us on Friday, June 1st from 7-9 pm (6:30 as a soft opening for little children) at Art4Life Children’s Gallery on at 3421 SE 21st Avenue (just off Powell) for music and treats and a chance to see a representation of our 1st-12th grade students’ work.
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Local Events, Opportunities & Announcements Need a house sitter this summer? My sister is hoping to spend the summer in Portland so she can attend the birth of her first grandchild. She is willing to house sit in exchange for being able to bring her dog. She's willing to do other household duties as well. Please let me know if this might work for you. Thanks. Kelly Garbarino, 7th grade teacher. 503-539-9541. House For Rent w/ ½ acre yard along Spring Creek
6 Blocks from PWS, only cross one street while walking to school. 2500 sq. ft., 4 Bed, 2 Bath. Wood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage, large deck overlooking spring creek and yard. Blue Herons, wood ducks and other wildlife call this yard home. Contact Brendan (PWS Facilities Manager) for more info. 503-407-0956 Brendan@milwaukiefarmersmarket.com
Pet’s Point of View
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House for a new family
New kindergarten teacher and family, with two cats seeking rentalhouse: Prefer 3-4 Bedroom, yard with sun, garage, and easy commute to PWS. Please contact Mark or Andrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.922.9026
You are invited to a recital of vocal music by Mayu Uchiyama, Class of 2012
Wednesday, June 6 at 5 pm in the Orchard Room. The 30-minute recital is her thank-you gift to the PWS community, who helped her discover her love of singing and have been warm in their support of her performance in South Pacific this spring. The program will range from Puccini to Sondheim to familiar songs such as Danny Boy. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted - 50% to go to PWS and 50% to Mayu’s college fund. She’ll be studying next year at the University of Redlands School of Music, majoring in vocal performance and hopes in the future to find her place in opera and teaching
House For Rent
Live on a 2 acre farm in Oregon City. Two pastures, stables, barn, chicken coop, fruit trees, berries, a creek, and more! 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, with hardwood floors, updated kitchen, and pastoral views. Great opportunity for family looking to experience the farm life and just minutes to PWS and Portland. $2,300/month. Call Diane 503-631-7543
Spring Creek Store Consignment Thank you to all our wonderful Artisans and Gently Used consignors. Another year has flown by. Your contributions have generated monies to the school and have been appreciated by many families. At this time, we ask that all unsold items be picked up by June 14th or call Yvonne to make special arrangements. Otherwise all unsold Gently Used items will be donated to a local charity. Scrip Scrip will be available for purchase during the summer in the school office. Families on AutoDebit will start again in the Fall and can purchase Scrip in the office as needed. Please check website for office hours and days. Summer Store Hours The store will be open during the summer on the following days and times: Thursday, July 12th and July 26th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm Thursday, August 9th and August 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Summer Handwork Class Doll Making Workshop date to be announced Needle Felting Tapestry class with Kayt Lejeck Thursday, July 26th from 10:00 – 1:00 $40.00 all materials included Registration required (Minimum 5 needed) Plant Dyeing date to be announced We will post our hours and workshops on the website.
4th Grade Rummage Sale
END OF YEAR CLEAR OUT! Fourth Grade welcomes your gently-used books, toys and more For our autumn rummage sale - $$$ galore! You’ll have no more clutter and no more mess FREE DELIVERY: Please bring your unwanted items to Monroe Parking Lot on Thursday, June 14th at 1:30 pick-up. The Rummage-Mobile (thanks Sean Lowcock!) will cart away your (boxed/bagged) items to our storage basement (thank you Walter and Isabel Beaton). Donations welcome ‘Tho you’ll receive our heartfelt thanks for your largesse
2012-2013 School Calendar August S M
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Blacked out dates represent vacations and no school days. Grayed out dates represent special school events. For other events such as open houses, parent evenings, and classroom activities, please refer to the monthly calendar in the Heartbeat or on our school website.
Contact Information Phone 503-654-2200 Fax 503-652-5162 www.portlandwaldorfschool.org
Photo retakes Harvest Festival
November 1 Faculty In-service, no Pre K-8th grade, 1/2 day for the High School 17 Auction 19-21 Parent-Teacher Conferences, no school 22-23 Thanksgiving break December 21 Shepherd’s Play 12:30 dismissal, no K & Pre-K classes 24 Winter break begins January 7 21 31
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September 5 First day of school for grades 1-12 6,7 First day of school for Kindergartens and Pre-K 10 Parent-Child classes start this week 24-26 School Photographs 28 Michaelmas Pageant October 10 13
March S M 4 11 18 25
School resumes Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day (no aftercare) Grades 4-6 Music Concert
February 1 Grade 7-12 Music Concert 15 Grandparent’s & Special Friends Day & Shield Event 18 President’s Day, no school 19-22 Teacher Conference Week, no school March 1 15&16 25
Bring Your Parents to School Night Senior Projects Spring Vacation begins
April 8 25 26
School Resumes Grades 7-12 Music Concert Grades 4-6 Music Concert
May 4 27
May Faire Memorial Day, no school
June 7 8 14
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Farewell Assembly, no Pre-K & K classes 12th Grade Graduation Last day of school, noon dismissal Community Appreciation Party Office Closed
FRI/SAT/SUN 1 Community Choir 8:45 am HS Eurythmy Performance 11am Art Opening @Splendorporium 21st & Powell 6:30 Senior Play, Warner Pacific College 5pm
2 Senior Play, Warner Pacific College 7pm 3 Sunday Hoops, 10am Middle School Basketball open Gym 1-3pm Senior Play, Warner Pacific College 5pm
4 Parent Council Mtg 7pm
5 HS Field Day
Adult Blacksmithing 6pm
6 Maya Uchiyama, Senior Music Recital, Orchard Room, 5pm
7 Adult & Alumni Basketball 7:30
8 Community Choir 8:45 Scrip Orders Ready No P/C, Pre K or K Farwell Assembly 11am 9 HS Graduation 2pm-5:30 10 Sunday Hoops, 10am
14 8th Grade Promotion, Friends Church, 7pm
15 Community Choir 8:45 Last Day of School, Noon dismissal Community Appreciation Party Noon 16 17 Sunday Hoops, 10am Middle School Basketball open Gym 1-3pm
Adult & Alumni Basketball 7:30 18 Summer Break Begins
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27 Menâ€™s Basketball 7:30
28 Adult & Alumni Basketball 7:30
Christine Wolf School Chair, Editor
Leadership Council Francine Adams Patricia Lynch Carrie Mass Robin Oâ€™Brien
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Board President Bruce Evans
Parent Council Co-Chairperson Stephanie Baartz-Bowman & Dave Renzema artwork by Bronwyn Lake, 8th Grade
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JUNE 2012 HEARTBEAT
Portland Waldorf School's montlhy newsletter