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Public Events and Opportunities for Parents and Children

All School Tours
February 15*, February 28, March 14, March 21, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 23, Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. 
Please join us for an all-school tour of the campus. You'll have a chance to peek into our classrooms, including grades, preschool and kindergarten; learn about Waldorf education, and have your questions answered. Adults only. Please call (530) 753-1651 to RSVP. If you cannot make one of our regularly scheduled tours, please call for a private tour. We currently have openings in preschool and most grades.
*February 15th Tour is on a Thursday

Why Choose Waldorf Education?
February 13, Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
How do Waldorf teachers, parents and graduates view Waldorf education? This evening's discussion will be sure to be lively, with insights that only those who have experienced Waldorf 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.

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Parent Child and Preschool Open House
February 17, Saturday, 10:30-12:00
Curious what Waldorf early childhood programs are like? Please visit our preschool classrooms for a relaxed morning 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.

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Introduction to Grades 1-4: An Informational Night for Parents
Monday, February 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.

Pre-Adolescent Brain Development and the Waldorf Middle School
March 1, Thursday, 6:30-8:00
With the advent of modern medical imaging, we understand much more about the neurological development of the 10 – 15 year old human being.  How do Rudolf Steiner’s indications for the middle school (6th – 8th) meet this age group in the modern world?  What can we, as teachers and parents, do to support their healthy development?

Amy Elder has been a Waldorf middle school teacher for over a decade.  Prior to this, she worked in pharmaceutical/biomedical research in the fields of neurology and psychology.  Currently she is working as a mentor for teachers in the Davis Waldorf middle school.

How Waldorf Education Creates Scientists
March 8, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
From kindergarten nature walks to high school studies of optics, evolution and biological chemistry, Waldorf education develops the curiosity, creativity and imagination necessary for success in the sciences. We will look at how and why teaching 'from the phenomena' excites learners about science and develops scientific thinking. You will learn how Waldorf science teachers work with the phenomena differently at each stage, specifically during the middle grades of the child's development to enliven and inspire. Presented by Christine Gruhn, PhD.

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May Faire
May 5, Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Davis Waldorf School invites you to celebrate Spring at our annual day of games, food, festivities, and a traditional maypole dance. Maypole procession starts at 10:00 a.m., arrive early to visit our bakery, make a garland or visit a vendor. All are welcome - open to the public.

Upcoming Events

February 24
Wild Women Rising with Dr. Florie Wild
February 26
Parent Child Spring session Monday classes begin
February 26
Introduction to Grades 1-4: An Informational Night for Parents
February 27
Basketball Scrimmage & Pizza Party
February 28
School Tour
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