Annual Giving Campaign – Donate by November 20, 2020

OUR SEASON OF GIVING: COURAGE, STRENGTH, AND MIGHT!

Our Annual Giving Campaign offers us the opportunity to affirm our mutual affection for our precious school, as well as support our outstanding faculty, administration, and exceptional programs that make us one of the highest quality nursery-8th grade schools in the state of Nevada.

In this season of Michaelmas, we call on our courage, strength, and might to lead us through the upcoming cold and dark winter months. We have affirmed through these past months that we can be flexible yet sturdy, creative, willing to accommodate, as well as be decisive. As faithful or capable as the Faculty, Administrators and Board members may be, they cannot solely support the school. Tuition alone does not fully cover the many and varied needs of our school to help us fulfill our mission.

“… to provide rigorous learning experiences that engage the mind, enliven the imagination, and honor the spiritual development of each child…”

We need your help.

This year’s campaign goal of $20,000 will help fund many aspects of our school including teacher training and facility needs. We understand that some families have experienced financial challenges. For those who can, please give generously. Regardless of the amount you can donate, we ask that you contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign as your participation is crucial. The future will be built upon our present contributions.

Courage. Strength. Might.

These are the qualities readily available to us in this season that can serve to shore up our resolve and bring us together in community, connected and whole, despite this time of physical distancing. As well, in our coming together for a worthy cause, we become greater versions of ourselves.

HELP SUPPORT THIS YEAR’S GOAL OF $20,000

Regardless of the amount you can donate, we ask that you contribute to the annual giving campaign. Your participation is crucial.

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PLEASE DONATE BY NOVEMBER 20, 2020

This year’s fundraising goal of $20,000 will help support the following:

  • Teacher Training: Our teachers are the pillars of our school. Without them and their willingness to give of themselves, we would not have a school. Unlike many other private schools that have experienced teacher attrition, we have been blessed that each of our lead teachers has returned this year. This year approximately 2.5% of our budget, $25,000, will go towards teacher training and continuing education. Currently, we have 4 fully trained teachers and 3 on the path of becoming fully trained. It is money well spent which serves to enrich our children’s education.
  • Facility Needs: When we add a first-grade class every year or open a new program, we are puzzled over how best to accommodate them. Until we secure a larger facility, we have implemented creative solutions like room dividers, built or taken down walls and cubbies, moved fences, and all manner of changes to extend our capacity to accommodate our growth. This type of facility work, along with the facility needs that emerge throughout the school year, takes financial resources to accomplish.
  • General Fund: Donations to the general fund support the current year’s operating expenses.

Thank You For Your Support!

WANT TO DONATE BY CHECK?
Please make checks payable to Nevada Sage Waldorf School with the following memo: Annual Giving Campaign.
Drop off all checks at the front office or mail them to: 565 Reactor Way | Reno, NV 89502.

Bridge Ceremony – Moved to first day of school

THE BRIDGE CEREMONY HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

RISING FIRST GRADE FAMILIES ARE INVITED…

Bridge Ceremony
New date/time | August 26 @ 8:30am

This is a time for us to gather, and mark the journey of our children from Kindergarten to Grades School. From the Land of Imitation and Goodness; to the Land of Imagination and Beauty.

One by one, the kindergarten teachers will give each child a single rose, and send them over our wooden bridge- a symbol of transition and safe passage. Across the bridge, their first-grade teacher, their guide through the next eight school years, will receive them with a handshake. The children will have a moment with their new teacher, and we will close the ceremony with a community song. 

“Make new friends, and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

A circle is round it has no end, that’s how long you’re going to be my friend.”

NSWS Online Auction Fundraiser 2020

SPECIAL PREVIEW BEGINS: Sunday, May 31st

BIDDING BEGINS: Friday, June 5 at noon

BIDDING ENDS: Sunday, June 7 at noon

AUCTION LINK: CLICK HERE

SHIPPING TERMS:  We will mail or ship items to people at no cost except the larger items (i.e Gift Baskets, the Copper Foot Bath, and the Jim Shore figurine, and Fine Art Piece from Marcus Ashley Gallery).

HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THIS YEAR!

Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold our annual Spring Silent Auction in person so we are taking our auction online.  Now more than ever we need your support as this pandemic has impacted our school and families.

You can help us reach our fundraising goals by having some fun bidding on some great items.

WHY IS FUNDRAISING IMPORTANT TO NSWS?

At Nevada Sage Waldorf School our goal is to make Waldorf education available to all children, regardless of financial circumstances.

Our school community embraces the joy of learning and provides an education that enlivens the whole child with rich experiences, daily and weekly rhythms, along with seasonal festivals that celebrate the passage of time with beauty, meaning, and purpose.

Nevada Sage Waldorf is a Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Grades K-8 independent, nonsectarian school, and holds the status of a non-profit 501c3 private school receiving no assistance from the State of Nevada for our budget.

We operate our developing school on a tight budget funded by our parent body and generous donors to our Spring Silent Auction. Contributions from our families and friends help bridge the gap between tuition and the funds required to run our school.

Thank you for your continued support of Nevada Sage Waldorf School.

For questions about this fundraiser, please email your questions to fundraising@nevadasagewaldorf.org.

8th Grade Projects Presentation

Let’s Support These Amazing Students

One hallmark of the 8th grade year is the completion of an 8th Grade Project. These independent projects give each student the chance to study and experience something of their own choosing over an extended period of time.

CHECK YOUR INBOX ON MAY 26TH FOR A ZOOM LINK TO THIS SPECIAL ONLINE PRESENTATION!

POSTPONED – Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser

FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We will announce a new date for this event as soon as we have one to share with our community.

Thank you for understanding.

For anyone who has already purchased a ticket, we will hold your ticket until we confirm a new date for this event.

As of now, all tickets are non-refundable.

ROARING 20s SPEAKEASY

THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELED – Saturday | March 21 @ 6:00 – 10:00 pm
The Grove at South Creek
95 Foothill Rd | Reno, NV 89511

Hey guys and dolls, brush up on your jazzy Charleston moves and spend a few clams on this hotsy-totsy evening.

Come enjoy a Roaring 20s Speakeasy-themed evening with music by DJ LJ, dancing, food, drinks, and fantastic auction items to bid on…don’t forget to dress up in your vintage sequin flapper dress or pin-striped suit and get your mug shot taken at the photo booth, sponsored by Epics Photo Booth.

Big time auction items include student artwork, Disney tickets, and a VRBO vacation home near Yosemite.

This is an adult-only evening. All proceeds benefit Nevada Sage Waldorf School.


Win a Themed Raffle Basket

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. 

Hold onto your tickets! We will let you know when we re-schedule this raffle.

Good For Your Soul (Value $269)
Gift Card Frenzy (Value $225)
Disneyland Adventure (Value $600)

VIEW BASKETS HERE


We kindly thank our sponsors and donors for their generous support.

For more information contact fundraising@nevadasagewaldorf.org.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair | Fundraiser

Hosted by NSWS 7th/8th grade students

Invite your friends and family to stop by our school’s bookfair booth this holiday season at Barnes & Noble. Come enjoy musical performances and holiday treats. When you buy a book using this BN BOOK VOUCHER a percentage of the sales will go to the 7th/8th grade class trip fundraiser. Please share this BN BOOK VOUCHER with your family and friends to be used on December 13th during store hours from 9am – 10pm.

Advent Spiral | Early Childhood + 1st Grade

Families in our Pre-K & Kindergarten programs and Grades 1-8 program are invited to join us in celebrating the festival of Advent by attending our Spiral. Walking the spiral is symbolic of our journey as humans during the Solstice Season, the darkest time of the year. We walk in outer darkness and journey inward to discover the light that lives in our deepest parts.  We then carry that light back out into the world, each seemingly small light-collecting into a mighty glow.

SEATING SCHEDULE | Early Childhood + 1st Grade

Saturday | December 7

  • 4:00 p.m. seating | Aspen and Willow Classes
  • 6:00 p.m. seating | Cottonwood and 1st Grade

SEATING SCHEDULE | Grades 2-8

Sunday | December 8
  • 5:00 p.m. seating | Grades 2- 8
PLEASE NOTE: If you have more than one child, please attend the spiral for the youngest child, unless you want to attend two seatings.  Grades please RSVP with your teacher.

Thai Curry Sauce & Bake Sale Fundraiser

Treat your family with something savory and sweet for dinner tonight!

Purchase your choice of yellow, red, or green frozen Thai curry sauce prepared by Chef Birdie Harthono plus delicious homemade baked goods and help Dr. Barber’s 7th/8th grade class raise money to help fund their 9-day backpacking expedition to the Lost Coast in Northern California this May with Kroka Expeditions.  The class is striving to raise about $15,000 to cover the costs for this challenging and enriching journey into the wilderness.

Cash or checks only.

FROZEN CURRY SAUCE – 16 OZ. – $6 EACH
All are made with coconut milk (dairy-free and gluten-free)
Yellow Curry (vegan)
Red and Green Curry (contain fish sauce)

THAI DINNER RECIPE

  • Steam your favorite vegetables and meat on the side.
  • Bring curry sauce to boil.
  • Then add cooked meat and /or vegetables into the sauce bring to boil and serve.
  • Add 1 cup of water if you like a less spicy version.
  • Serve over rice.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT…ENJOY!