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School Tour

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMT - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Community First Friday

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT - Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Community First Friday Presentation: Your Child's Amazing Mind - brain development
 

Parent Child Classes

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT - Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Guided Tour of Kindergarten and Grades

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMT - Fri, 2 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT

What does Waldorf student work and curriculum look like? Join us for this tour to find out! We’ll be hosting a special Guided Tour of Kindergarten and Grades for preschool and kindergarten parents led by our preschool teacher Jessica Efstratis. She’ll guide you through our open house and you will have a chance to hear each K-8 teacher give a brief synopsis of the curriculum and view samples of the children’s work. It’s a great way to learn about how the Waldorf curriculum builds year over year. Meet in the Golden Poppy preschool classroom at 5 pm. One parent or caregiver and child are welcome to stay in the preschool while the other joins the tour.

All parents and children are invited to our All School Open House, Friday, February 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Classrooms from PS-8th grade will be open and student work will be on display. Enjoy foods related to each grade's curriculum. Musical offerings by our students round out the evening.
 

All School Open House

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT - Sat, 3 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Annual showcase of all K-8 classrooms, music, food

Parent Child Winter session Monday classes

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT - Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Join us for our Winter Session of Parent Child classes. For more information, visit http://daviswaldorf.org/parentchild. To register, call 530-753-1651.

Therapeutic Eurythmy with Alice Stamm

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT - Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:30:00 GMT

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Tour

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT - Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMT

Wondering what Davis Waldorf School will be like for your child in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades? Please join us for our upcoming Explore Waldorf 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades tour on Wednesday, January 18 from 8:30 am-10:30 am. This tour was created to give you the opportunity to learn more about the amazing academic, artistic, athletic and social benefits a Waldorf middle school education has to offer your child.

At our 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about our program, meet our upper grades Math Specialist, Samantha De Bie, visit classes in session and experience a taste of what Waldorf 6th, 7th and 8th grades are all about. We will finish with a Q&A session with our upper grades mentor, teachers, and parents.

This tour is open to the public. R.S.V.P. to office@daviswaldorf.org

Parent Child Classes

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT - Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Parent Child Classes

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Why Choose Waldorf Education?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:30:00 GMT

How do Waldorf teachers, parents and graduates view Waldorf education? This evening will be sure to be a lively discussion with insights that only those who have experienced Wadorf education can share. Joining us will be Karen Roos and Cindy Toy, Davis Waldorf teachers who are passionate about Waldorf education and have 20 years combined teaching experience. They will give an overview of Waldorf education and speak about their experience teaching. We will also have Ezra Beeman, current Davis Waldorf parent of three children, whose own experience in Waldorf education led him and his wife to choose this educational path for their children. Also present will be Vatrena King, current Davis Waldorf parent of a Davis Waldorf of an 8th grader as well as a graduate. We also hope to have a DWS alumni student join us. This evening is sure to be informative and warm. Open to all, adults only please.
 
Karen Roos, 4th Grade, Class of 2022
After graduating from college, Ms. Roos joined the Peace Corps and lived in Niger, West Africa. Upon her return to the United States, she began a successful 12-year technology marketing career in the Silicon Valley. As her sons began their schooling, Ms. Roos discovered Waldorf education, and knew that her dreams of teaching creatively and holistically would be fulfilled.
 
Ms. Roos’ teaching career began in 2006.  She has taught at both Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento and at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School. While living in Santa Cruz, she initiated the Poppy Mountain Waldorf Home School Program, serving as a teacher and enrichment director for elementary and middle school grades.Ms. Roos strives to build connected community through warm enthusiasm and respect for each individual, and is dedicated to fostering a deep love of learning and living. Her talents and passions include storytelling, history, geometric and form drawing, creative writing, handwriting, and natural sciences.
 
B.S. Business Administration, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; Waldorf Elementary School Teacher Education Diploma, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, California

Cindy Toy, 5th Grade, Class of 2021
Ms. Toy’s background is richly diverse and includes a B.A. in English Literature with teaching as an emphasis from UC Davis. In addition, she has her degree in nursing, is an RN, and worked at Sutter Davis Hospital in the Medical/Surgical department and at Sutter Davis Women's Health.  
 
She attended the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento and has completed the Waldorf teacher training program. Ms. Toy has taught at the Davis Waldorf School for nine years, teaching one class from grades one through eight and also serving as our upper grades mentor.
 
Cindy is married and the mother of 3 boys - 29, 27, and 18 years old.  She notes that being a mother has been her greatest educational experience. Her family owns and operates an organic farm in the Little Applegate Valley near Ashland, Oregon. Every moment not spent teaching or traveling to basketball games with her son, Max, is spent gardening. During the summer, Ms. Toy holds environmental camps at the farm for children.  Her additional interests include music, textile crafts, creative writing, cooking, Ultimate Frisbee, backpacking, Shakespeare, and especially Golden Retreivers.
 
Ezra Beeman was born in Woodland, CA. His father was a fourth generation Yolo county farmer, Vietnam veteran and UC Berkely educated mechanical engineer, who had attended Holy Rosary, Douglas Junior High and then Woodland High School. His mother was from NC, educated at Bryn Mawr, Colombia (Masters) and UC Berkeley (post graduate) in Political Science. Ezra attended the Woodland Montessori preschool and then Plainfield Elementary School for kindergarten before his parents decided to enroll him in the Sacramento Waldorf School (SWS). Ezra carpooled with 4-6 children about an hour each way from Davis to Fair Oaks, CA.

Ezra's father was among the first certified organic farmers in California, and had been attracted to the education through his interest in Rudolf Steiner's 'biodamnic' farming philosophy. Ezra was the class President of his graduating class, and went to Claremont McKenna College as a mathematics major, but ultimately graduated with degrees in Economics and Philosophy (honours). He also holds a Masters in Applied Finance, from the Maquarie University, in Sydney Australia. His professional career has largely been in the management consulting sector, where he has worked in the Bay Area, Paris, France and Sydney Australia. After 5 years at the Sydney, Australia electricity utility, Ezra started up his own practice, which is now the largest in Australia.

He returned to the area in 2015 to spend more time with his family, raise his 3 kids here, and to send them to the Davis Waldorf School, which his father and mother helped found.

Board Meeting

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:30:00 GMT - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:30:00 GMT

Meeting of Board of Directors

3rd Grade field trip

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:59:00 GMT

School Tour

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Parent Council

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Parent Council Meeting

Parent Child Classes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Parent Child and Preschool Open House

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMT - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Curious what Waldorf early childhood programs are like? Please visit our preschool classrooms and meet our Parent Child teacher Simone DeMarzi and our Preschool teacher Mary Nichols. They'll be on hand to answer parents' and caregivers' questions about our programs. Children can play in the classroom and in our beautiful preschool yard -- and participate in bread baking. All are welcome.

In January, we will begin accepting applications for Fall 2018. Preschool is open to children who will be 2 or 3 years old on May 31, 2018 (born between 6/1/2014 and 5/31/2016). 

Our Parent Child program is a parent participation program for children from birth - age 3 and their parents or caregivers. Please visit our websitewww.daviswaldorf.org for more information.

DWS Work Party

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMT

No School - President's Day

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Holiday

Wild Women Rising with Dr. Florie Wild

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMT

Parent Child Spring session Monday classes begin

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT - Tue, 27 Feb 2018 04:59:00 GMT

Join us for our Spring Session of Parent Child classes. For more information, visit http://daviswaldorf.org/parentchild. To register, call 530-753-1651.

Introduction to Grades 1-4: An Informational Night for Parents

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:30:00 GMT - Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Explore child development from a Waldorf point of view and learn about how the curriculum supports and nourishes children on their educational journey through the grades. We will also explore ways parents can support their children’s development and help them gain the most from their Waldorf school experience, and end with a Q & A session. Open to all, adults only please.

Basketball Scrimmage & Pizza Party

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:30:00 GMT - Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT