Early Childhood End of Year Festival

Early Childhood End of Year Festival

Grandparents and Special Friends are most welcome!
Friday | May 31 | 10:30 am (arrive by 10:15 am in the Kindergarten Play Garden)
The picnic will follow the ceremony at Mira Loma Park.
Arrival and Attire
Please arrive by 10:15 am. Punctuality is appreciated as late arrivals interrupt the flow of the festival. Kindergarten Parents, please drop your child off in his/her classroom and find seating in the playgarden. The kindergarten children from both classes will process out together. Willow children will sit in the audience area of the playgarden with their parents.
The attire for Rising First Graders should be nice: button up shirt and pants or party dresses. You may want to keep a change of clothes in your car for later at the park.
In this ceremony, we enjoy seeing our oldest Kindergarten children move up into First Grade in a bridge ceremony. Please be discreet if you choose to photograph or videotape your child in the ceremony. For some, they are nervous and many phones out can bring more self-consciousness.
Attendees find a seat outside near the hay bales to await the ceremony. Please help us maintain a reverent mood by keeping little ones on laps and remaining seated until the end of the ceremony. We kindly ask that guests arriving after the ceremony has begun at 10:30 enter through the Kindergarten classrooms and not through the Willow play yard.
Immediately following the ceremony we will head off for a potluck picnic at Mira Loma Park. Tables will be there for potluck offerings. Bring a blanket and folding chairs if you like. Shade and picnic tables will be at our location. For easy breakdown, please pack your own plates, cups, and utensils in and out.
Donations of flowers for decorating the ceremony and the picnic tables are most graciously accepted. Please bring to the school on Thursday, May 30th.
IMPORTANT |  The last day of school programming is Thursday, May 30th for ALL early childhood classes. On Friday, May 31st, there is no early care, aftercare, or regular school programming. This is a special festival day. Please attend with your child and RSVP with your child’s teacher.

Parent Education Night with guest Megan Sullivan

Parent Education Night

Fostering Healthy Sexuality and Relationships in our Fast Paced, Media-Saturated World
with guest speaker, Megan Sullivan
Monday | April 8 | 6-8pm @ NSWS
This lively lecture is by donation.
(Adults Only – recommended for parents with children of all ages.)
The lecture is focused on fostering healthy communication between parents and children regarding sexuality. It is designed to prepare parents to meet the developmental needs of their child from a Waldorf perspective. Megan is dedicated to bringing reverence and respect to the healthy unfolding of human sexuality and relationships. This informative talk will give tools of empowerment to families as they navigate our oversexualized and media-saturated culture.
This evening will help support parents to:

  • Be prepared for questions before they come
  • Learn to hear what your child is really asking
  • Know what is appropriate at what age
  • Build open communication
  • Address safety and Internet issues

Megan Sullivan began her teaching career in 1994. Megan’s passion is helping youth develop a healthy picture of sexuality and fostering healthy relationships. She has taught sex education in Waldorf schools in Australia and USA. Megan lives in Sacramento with her husband and 2 daughters and she is currently teaching Social Emotional Learning at Sacramento Waldorf School.

CANCELED – Parent Education Night with guest speaker Rev Bowen

CANCELED – Parent Education Night

This lecture has been canceled – we will let you know if we will reschedule this at another date.
with guest speaker Rev Bowen
Ain’t it Pretty!
Learn why Waldorf education emphasizes creativity and hands-on learning.
Tuesday | February 12 | 6:00 – 7:30pm @ Nevada Sage Waldorf School
(This is a free event but donations are gladly welcome.)
Join us for an engaging evening with Waldorf educator, Rev Bowen on the importance of creativity and the arts as a powerful means to educate the whole human being. Learn how Waldorf education meets each stage of human development; physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive and neurological within the curriculum.
If you are asking if Waldorf is right for your family or if you are seeking more information about Waldorf’s unique approach to education, then we encourage you to attend this special evening.


Rev Bowen served as a class teacher for eighteen years at the Live Oak Waldorf School in Meadow Vista, California, where he is now in his first year serving as the Pedagogical Development Director. He taught two classes from first through the eighth grade and another class for seventh and eighth. He attained his Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Rudolf Steiner College and his Master’s in Human Development from St. Mary’s University. He has taught various courses and workshops for Waldorf teachers, public school teachers, and homeschooling families interested in Waldorf methods and/or pedagogy.  Rev loves Anthroposophy as a spiritual path but has no interest in becoming a devotee of Rudolf Steiner. When he’s not visiting Waldorf schools, Rev enjoys listening to and making music, kayaking, snowboarding, playing (non-video) games, hiking, camping, and biking.

Visioning Workshop | One Day Retreat

Visioning Workshop | One Day Retreat

We strongly encourage at least one parent from every school family – grades, kindergarten and pre-K – to attend.

Breakfast social from 8:30 – 9:00am (coffee, tea, fruit, plus muffins and bagels from My Favorite Muffin)

Lunch will be provided by The Basil (vegetarian and dairy-free)

If you require childcare for the day, please contact the following qualified childcare providers; 
Maria Herrera (775) 737-8994
Ana Rincon (775) 527-4201
Alex Streuber (702) 540-1491
Lanae Riggs (775) 720-9159 

What’s your vision for our school?

Our School is Growing. Let’s build our dream school together.

All school families, faculty and board members are invited to join us for a full day Visioning Workshop to develop a unified vision for our dream school.

The day will include:

• Our history as a school

• Examples of other Waldorf schools who have turned their vision into reality

• Group Visioning of our ideal school

• Introduction of Acorns to Oaks, our campaign for growth

• Invite everyone to become involved in actively creating our vision

The Visioning Workshop will be moderated by George Hoffecker and Donna Burgess, from Hoffecker Burgess Consulting. They’ve had decades of experience helping Waldorf schools like ours develop unified, long-term visions for growth.

This Visioning Workshop will be the official kick-off to our Acorns to Oaks campaign for growth. It’s an important first step in developing a unified vision for our dream school.
We invite you to come share your ideas about how our school should grow and how we can best serve our children and our community moving forward.
Our vision will ultimately come to life in a plan for a permanent campus that can hold our students for years to come and a capital campaign that will help us raise the funds we need to make our vision a reality.
The workshop will be facilitated by George Hoffecker and Donna Burgess from Hoffecker Burgess Consulting. They’ve had decades of experience helping Waldorf schools like ours develop unified, long-term visions for growth.
We look forward to seeing you at this event and to hear your vision for the future of our school. We encourage at least one parent from every school family to attend this event.
For more information, please contact Tom Qualls at ‭tqwrites@gmail.com.
Hosted by the Site Planning and Development Committee.