Holiday Faire Crafting Sessions
Dragonfly Toy Store:When: Every WednesdayTime
Dragonfly Natural Toy and Craft Store, 1607 Skye Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (just several minutes from EWS!)EWS Handwork Room:When:
EWS Handwork Classroom, located in the brown trailer next to the Music
trailer on the right as you're leaving the Early Childhood parking lotNo experience necessary;
many supplies will be provided. Please stop by,
even if you can only stay for a few minutes for inspiration and ideas!
Thank you all for your support. Looking forward to working together!
Feel free to direct any questions to Enchantment Shop Coordinator, Annie Oberstar email@example.com
Reminder: Book Signing - Thursday!
Please join us for hors d'oeuvres, a poetry reading, and a private book-signing with Eve Olive, author of Cosmic Child.
Mays will also grace us with her beautiful lyre music between readings.
Eve and Suzanne were both founding members of EWS. Please come on out!Thursday, November 1, 2012
Guess Who Went to a Waldorf School?
Famous Waldorf Graduates...Jennifer Aniston
, movie starKenneth Chenault
, CEO of American Express CorporationMichael Ende
, writer, author of The Neverending Story Sandra Bullock,
Julianna Margolies, actress,
star of the television series "The Good Wife"
(High Mowing Waldorf School):
"The first time I understood the benefit of a Waldorf education was my first week in college. Students around me were flipping out because they were afraid of writing papers. At High Mowing we had at least ten pages to write every night. It was such a big part of our education that I was very confident in my writing. We had to analyze each scene, then write the analysis. I still have my "Faust" main lesson book with me. When I wrote about it, I was able to expand my thinking and make it my own. That's what's so wonderful about Waldorf education. You're exposed to all these different ideas, but you're never given one view of it. You're encouraged to think as an individual."
Other Waldorf students who have famous parents include...
Children and grandchildren of Paul Newman
Daughter of Mikhail Baryshnikov
Children of Greg Allman, musician (Allman Brothers Band
Daughter of Tom Waits
Daughter of Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard
Daughter of Lenny Kravitz,
Children of Glen Frey
, singer (The Eagles)
Son of Charles Neville, musician (The Neville Brothers
Children of George Lucas
, film director
Children of James Taylor and Carly Simon
Children of Clifford Stoll, codeveloper of the Internet
author of Log Out
Children of John Paul Jones, bass player of Led Zeppelin
Son of Mick Jones, musician (member of the band Foreigner
Children of Joe Namath
, football quarterback
Children of John DeLorean
, automobile designer and
Children of Russell Schweikert, astronaut
Daughter of Chubby Checker,
“King of the Twist”
Children of Gilbert Grosvenor, longtime editor of
National GeographicRead More...
Barn-Raising at Emerson Farm
OK, so we're actually raising a shed,
but we still need all of the community support we can get. Please come and join us on Saturday, Nov. 17 and/or Sunday, Nov. 18 between 9:00am and 4:00pm as we rebuild the much needed shed at Emerson Farm. The shed-raising will be directed by Keith Bartholomew. Architectural plans for the shed are being drawn up by HS Junior Anthony Day who is interning with Mr. Bartholomew. We need people
- with building skills,
- cooks who are willing to help provide a hearty meal and snacks during the day,
- and extras who can step in when many hands are needed and work on other projects in the garden when fewer hands are needed.
Please email Mary Beth Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know that you plan to come or donate food so that we can make sure we have enough food for our workers and enough workers for our food.
Many thank you's to Beck Kasimov and Zumrad Ahmedjanova who, together with their group from the Legacy Center, tore down our old shed last spring...leaving this lovely space for the new shed.- Mary Beth Mueller
Reminder: High School Open House
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
All parents are welcome to attend the Emerson Waldorf High School Open House from 7-9pm.
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade students and their parents are especially encouraged to attend.
Come and learn how Waldorf education unfolds 9th-12th grade...
Monthly Mythology Mondays
Politics and Mythology: Myths of the King
HS Humanties teacher Angelo Sphere is offering a monthly adult discussion session devoted to mythology.
will be a chance for us to share our knowledge views and experiences of
archetypes, dreams and the incarnation of the heroic in the world.
These sessions are open to EWS and non-EWS community members.
The first session will be:
Monday, Nov. 5th at 7pm in the High School Faculty Library.
This Month's session will focus on...
Politics and Mythology: Myths of the King
...in preparation for the election.
One year ago the whole High School faculty was enrolled in the Renewal week of teacher training in Wilton, NH. We visited the High Mowing Waldorf School, and we were impressed with work done in the blacksmith facility at the school. Jessie Rabius came back to EWS determined to have a blacksmithing program in our school. When 5th grade teacher Kris Ritz invited master blacksmith Allan Green from Hillsborough Woodcrest Farm to do some sample classes, Dan Moise saw an opportunity. We started our first blacksmithing course at EWS High School last year, having Jessie and Dan driving the senior students to Woodcrest Farm to practice.
Mr. Green offered to build a forge for the school at an affordable price. Dan Moise applied for a grant with NC Electric Cooperative’s “Bright Ideas” program. Our efforts have been successful. Piedmont Electric, our local electric cooperative, has awarded EWS $1,500 for the project. A group of teachers and volunteers will build the blacksmithing facility under Mr. Green’s supervision.
If you are willing to help by volunteering or making a donation please contact Dan Moise, Jessie Rabius, or our school administrator, Steve Bennett.
– Dan Moise
Cancer Dolls Ease Little Patient Fears
I’m making medical play dolls for kids with cancer. The kids with cancer get nervous when having an IV, so the doctors show how they do it on the dolls. Duke Children’s Hospital has asked for dolls urgently and I really want volunteers or donations.
For more information please contact Cooper Lamb or Chris Lamb at email@example.com. Thank You! - Cooper Lamb, 6th Grade StudentRead More About the Project
Wood Working Masterpiece
11th Grader, Nicholas Schneider's stool...
Top of Nicholas' Stool.
Oak top milled from Wilson Lamb's
Hurricane Fran (1996) harvest.
Black walnut wedges.
Snack time at Morning Garden
Beautiful Fall Craft for Little Ones
You can hang this beautiful leaf mobile in front of a window to let the light shine through the rich colors.
Have a little one collect 5-6 beautiful fall leaves and place them on laminating sheets. You can assist with the lamination (you can fit
several onto one laminating pouch).
Once the leaves have been
laminated, an adult can cut them out (allowing a small margin of plastic around the
leaf); your little one can punch a hole in the top, and feed a fine cotton or nylon thread
through the holes, and an adult can knot the leaf into position on the thread as you
You can start with a large leaf at the top, using progressively smaller
leaves further down. Tie a small loop at the top to hang in the window. Fall captured through November!
See more of this project
Basketball Season Has Arrived!
To keep up with the basketball schedule, check the on-line school calendar:CLICK HERE
This Week's Verse
Jack O' Lantern, Jack O' Lantern
Your light it doth shine,
Sitting up upon the window
And your light it is mine.
Once you were a yellow pumpkin
Sitting on a sturdy vine
Now you are a Jack O lantern,
And in the night you will shine
Events and Classes
Community Gathering for World Peace
Musical Meditations and Peace Prayers from 12 Religious Traditions
Monday, November 5th, 7 - 9 pm
EWS Eurythmy Room
Concert Pianist Kara Choi
This Sacred Circle is profoundly moving because it transforms our conception of 'One Humanity' into an experience. The music opens the soul to universal realms, and the peace prayers uniquely portray our common ground from diverse perspectives. For more information, please call Kelly Calegar 919-361-0691 or visit www.SophiaSchoolOfMovement.Org.
Sponsored by The Sophia School of Movement
Parents of teens and teens-to-be!
Please join us for an informal learning and discussion group
as we guide our children (and ourselves!) through these challenging
and exciting years. We will meet monthly to discuss relevant topics and
ideas gleaned from a variety of sources, and share our questions,
stories, and experiences.
Our first meeting will be Monday, November 12, at 7 pm in the Woodland Cottage. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact
Lauren Nyland: (919) 928-2386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigh Sparacino: (919) 259-9177 or email@example.com
Briar Chapel Craft Fai
r - Reserve a table for your creative pieces! The fair is November 17, 2012 at Briar Chapel. 1/2 Tents are $25, Full Tents are $50. Read the details in the flyer.
Looking for a new or used Waldorf related item... toy, musical instrument, book? Visit The Waldorf Exchange at www.thewaldorfexchange.com.
WERBECK SINGING INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE: AVAILABLE: Free half hour lesson in the Werbeck method of singing developed by Valborg Swardstrom Werbeck, a contemporary and colleague of Rudolf Steiner who brought about a truly healing and strengthening way to sing based on her Anthroposophical research into the nature of the human voice. Joanna Carey has 20 years of experience and training working in this method and can help others to find a renewed relationship to their own voice and body. Joanna has worked with voice problems as well as psychological and physical issues through teaching user friendly exercises to bring positive results in a multitude of situations. Sliding scale fee of $40-60 per lesson. Call 919-885-7569 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you living with questions about your life, your relationships, your parenting, your future?
Lynn Jericho offers compassionate listening and creative guidance - a Waldorf wisdom for adult needs and challenges. Call Lynn (919-240-4094) or learn more www.imagineself.com/about-Lynn/
Are you deficient in Vitamin D?"Vitamin
D Is possibly the most important thing you can do to improve your
health and save yourself from many chronic diseases" -David Servan-Schreiber, M.D.,Ph.D
Take the Vitamin D Quiz at www.joestes.com
(Joanne Estes, a grandmother of 4 EWS students and at 69 she is living healthy, strong, and prescription-free).
Are you looking for a New or Slightly Used Car?
Great Deals for EWS Parents, Friends & Faculty. Call David
Rabius, Proud EWS Parent at 919-408-9633 Johnson Lexus @ SouthPoint-
2013 New Lexus Line Up..Certified Pre-Owned Lexus and a wide range of
slightly used cars to meet your budget.
Composted Cow Manure For Sale
4 Cuyds, $125, delivery beyond 10 miles of Calvander extra. 968-1123
Create a space that aligns with your dreams!
EWS First Grade teacher, Shannon Dawn O'Connor happily uses her "super-power" to organize, lazure, simplify or re-create your home or office so that your environment supports what really matters to you. Shannon received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and studied the Environment and Its Effects on Psychology through Lesley College and has been happily beautifying the world ever since. For free estimates, work samples, or references contact Shannon Dawn @ 919.259.5252 and watch your world transform as it grows brighter and clearer around you!
"She's got the midas-touch" - Tyler G.
"Everything she lays her hands on turns golden"- Charlotte S.
"Shannon purely sparkles, and your home will too" - Megan W.
illuminating and renewing Dr. Hauschka facial treatments. Cori Roth,
NC Licensed/Holistic Esthetician and Dr. Hauschka retailer. Please
visit Divinerose.com for more info.
Dragonfly Natural Toy and Craft Store
Therapeutic Painting with Malina Stoychev. November 10, 2:00-3:30pm. Like us on Facebook or visit our website
for more information. Call Charlotte or Danielle with questions at
(EWS parents Charlotte Schnetler and Danielle Tanzer).
New Medical Practice
We are pleased to announce our practice "Integrative Medical" at Haven
Medical Clinic on 121 S Estes Dr, Suite 205 D, Chapel Hill 27514. For
appointments, you may contact us directly:
Rula Freiji 919-525-5626
General Pediatrics & Pediatric Infectious Disease Consults
General Pediatrics & Integrative Medicine.
– Rula and Dani Freiji-Mouawad)
My name is Susan Shmania and I am an EWS alumna, UNC graduate, NC Licensed Teacher, and Master of Education graduate student offering tutoring services for students with and without disabilities. Services include Reading, Homework Help, Study Skills and Organizational Skills, Handwriting, Writing, Math, and Spanish. Please see www.RealizedVisions.com
for more information or contact me at RealizedVisions@gmail.com or (919) 283-6777.
Buying a home? Selling a home? Investing in real estate?
HEAD, HEART and 20+ years of HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE giving caring advice
and guidance to hundreds of happy home buyers and sellers – let me help
you with all of your Real Estate needs!
Judy Weinstock, REALTOR, EWS Alumni parent. Joyfully donating to EWS with every sale. Phone 919-951-1800. www.seejudy.com.
Waldorf families are unique and special.
You need a Realtor who is unique and special too. Lynn Hayes has been helping Waldorf families for over 25 years, offering caring and sensitive service while supporting Waldorf education in our community. For MLS searches, community information and lots more visit www.lynnhayes.com
or call Lynn at 919-968-9989.
Advertising Changes for the Emersonian
We accept small classified-type advertisements. Each submission to the Classifieds should be no more than 6 lines of text, which
is approximately 60 words. Each submission costs $5.00. Payment for
Community Bulletin Board Submissions should be made by Friday of the
publication week. No charge for advertisements of free events or
nonprofit organizations. Submit ads to: email@example.com.
General Policy for the Bulletin
No political or religious advertisements. No competitive program
advertisements. No fundraisers. The editors will decide the placement
of advertisements. Submissions may be edited for content and length.
The Emerson Waldorf School retains the right to choose not to print an
Public announcements and services offered in the Emersonian or other circulars produced by Emerson Waldorf School are paid advertisements and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Emerson Waldorf School or its employees.