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Re-Enlivening the Festivals of the Year in Waldorf Schools: The Festivals in the Light of the Archetypal Human Being

An evening presentation at the school on Thursday, September 22nd

Dear Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Friends of the Calgary Waldorf School,

The Anthroposophical Society in Canada, Calgary Branch is proud to partner with the Calgary Waldorf School to bring a very special evening event this Fall. A talk on “Re-Enlivening the Festivals of the Year in Waldorf Schools: The Festivals in the Light of the Archetypal Human Being” will take place on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Assembly Room.

Jonah Evans will join us from Toronto for an evening of exploring the festivals of the year and connecting them to that which lives in every human being. Jonah's recent work on this topic with Waldorf schools in the greater Toronto area has been enthusiastically received.

A Sacramento Waldorf School student and California State University psychology graduate, Jonah attended the Seminary of The Christian Community in Chicago and has worked as a community priest in Johannesburg (South Africa), in Spring Valley (New York), and currently in Toronto. We look forward to an inspiring message, warm conversation, and we are sure many questions to round out the evening.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to defray the costs of this event, especially Jonah’s travel costs.

Please note that tax receipts are available for monies donated either to the Society or to the School. Please contact John Glanzer at 403-589-1691 for details.

We very much look forward to having you join us at the school on September 22nd at 7:30 pm.

John Glanzer (Calgary Branch of the ASC) and Cathie Foote (CWS)

Waldorf 30th Annual Cross-Country Run/Walk
Saturday, September 24, 2016
An all-school and community outdoor event held at Griffith Woods Park. Join the 1km family run/walk, or the 3km or 5km run. Lunch and awards held at the Calgary Waldorf School afterwards. For full details click HERE. Everyone welcome!

“ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS – Strengthening Our Children to Meet the Temptations of Our Modern World”

We often start to get worried about the dangers of addictive behaviours potentially coming towards our children when they reach Grade Five or so. The reality is that strengthening our children to meet the temptations of the future begins much, much earlier, in early childhood. Individuals who feel competent and confident, who are interested in the world outside of themselves, and who have initiative to do and be active are the best-prepared to meet whatever comes to them in the future. This sounds obvious. . . and it is. But for children to grow up in this healthy way is increasingly threatened in our modern world. There are many lures that entice children into inactivity and passivity, dull their interest in the world, and weaken their initiative.

This evening presentation will describe what helps to support healthy development and what hinders. Nancy Blanning has been a Waldorf Early Childhood educator for over 30 years. She now serves as Therapeutic Support Teacher in the Denver Waldorf School. Nancy travels widely as a consultant, lecturer, teacher trainer, and teacher mentor to North American Waldorf schools. We are very happy to welcome Nancy back to our school. This is a public event. Family and friends are most welcome to attend. See you there.

32nd Annual Waldorf Faire
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 am – 5 pm

Our Annual Waldorf Faire is a warm, festive and family oriented occasion that is well attended by adults and children alike. The adults will find a fabulous selection of unique artisans in our Artisan Market and for the children, we have heartwarming crafts and activities.

Wholesome soups and sandwiches are available to purchase in our Café, as well as a wonderful selection of desserts and baked treats.
Admission is $2 for adults; children are free.
Tickets for children’s activities are available for purchase at The Faire. Hope you can join us!

Preschool, Kindergarten and Grades One to Nine Open House
Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 10 am – Noon
Come and explore our Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms with your child and meet our teachers in the “Kinderwing”. Families with children entering Grades One to Nine are invited to drop in and visit the main school where classrooms will be open with student work on display. Staff will be available to answer your questions about the programs and about admissions.

Waldorf Through the Grades — Talk and Tour
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a talk on “The Waldorf Curriculum from Grade One through Grade Nine”.

A School Tour of Grades One to Nine will be offered following the talk.

Click here to view the calendar for the next school year.