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.

Waldorf100 Celebration

Our school community will gather for a spectacular day of celebrating; Waldorf education’s 100th anniversary world-wide, Nevada Sage Waldorf School is turning 20 years, and our first graduating 8th-grade class in spring 2020!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 19!

  • Waldorf schools world-wide celebrate 100 years of Waldorf education
  • NSWS celebrates its 20th anniversary as a school
  • NSWS celebrates its first 8th-grade class – graduating in spring 2020
  • Councilmember Jenny Brekhus will present a Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Mayor Schieve will officially proclaim September 19, 2019 as Waldorf Education’s 100th Anniversary Year
  • Musical performances by NSWS students
  • Celebratory cake

PLUS WE WILL BE LAUNCHING OUR NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE!

Campus Consensus Design – Collective Work on the Architectonic Model

Campus Consensus Design: Invite to Participate

Collective Work on the Architectonic Model | Plus a potluck lunch!
This creative process is open to our NSWS parents, faculty, board, and admin.
Monday | August 5 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Adults only – children 10 and older can participate with their parent. There will be no childcare.)
Modeling & Shaping Campus Garden Space Layout
Potluck lunch to follow  – Please bring a salad, bread or dessert to share.

The Site Planning & Development Committee and Board of Trustees would like to invite you to come to play with clay and help shape the campus garden spaces with Oldrich Hozman.

Nevada Sage Waldorf school hired Oldrich and his team of architects to design our new school campus – in collaboration with the vision and values from our faculty, admin, board and parent body.

Please join in this creative process for part of the time or all of the time.

LOOKING AHEAD

August 8 @ 5-6pm | Final presentation of the Architectonic Model with Oldrich Hozman at Nevada Sage Waldorf School.

For more information, please contact Sacha Picerno, Site Planning & Development Committee Chair


about oldrich hozman

Oldrich Hozman was born in Prague and graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Architecture and Design. His designs are based in ecological and organic architecture. He supports a holistic view on the creation of a healthy environment and architecture to support the highest functioning of human beings.

Craft+Bake Sale – Hosted by 2nd/3rd Grade Class

Craft+Bake Sale – Hosted by 2nd/3rd Grade Class

Friday | May 10 | 3:00 – 3:30 pm | In front of the school at pickup

(The sale will also be open at lunch/recess for Grades students.)

The 2nd & 3rd grade students will host an end of the year Craft+Bake Sale with handmade Mother’s Day cards, treats, and gifts.

The students in Ms. Kopald’s class have been studying money so this will be a very practical and fun activity for the students to try out their new money counting skills.

Spring School Assembly | Grades Early Release @ 1:15pm

Spring School Assembly

Tuesday | April 16 @ 6:00-7:00 pm (Grades early release at 1:15 pm.)
Sparks High School Theater | 820 15th St. | Sparks, NV 89431
All families and friends are welcome to join us at Sparks High School Theater for our Grade School Spring Assembly. The students in Grades 1-7 will be showcasing recent work from their classrooms, including offerings from the strings, music and games programs.
Grades students will be released at 1:15 pm. Aftercare is available for those already enrolled in this program.
The theater is at the most northern end of the High School building. To enter the theater park on 15th Street near the football field. Please allow time to find your way to this venue.

2nd & 3rd Grade Class Play

2nd & 3rd Grade Class Play

Thursday | April 11 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm
Ms. Kopald’s 2nd/3rd grade students will be performing their class play for family and friends.
The Creation of a New Sun
This Aztec legend is about overcoming evil forces that try to bring an end to life on earth. By using the strength and gifts of animals and the power of the four directions, one brave soul is able to free the mighty, Feathered Serpent, Quetzalcoatl and journey to the stars to bring light and life back into the world, for the SUN WILL REMAIN!

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

ABOUT MEGAN
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.

Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser

Cirque Extraordinaire

Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday | March 23 | 6-9pm
California Building | 75 Cowan Dr. | Reno, NV 89509
Purchase tickets at the door.
$85 per person / $150 per couple
Each ticket includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers.

Join Nevada Sage Waldorf’s Master of Ceremonies for a lively evening with performances by Reno Aerial Co-op. Enjoy locally sourced food and beverages provided byButter + Salt catering. Stroll through jugglers and fire performers while bidding on live and silent auction items.

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

For more information contact fundraising@nevadasagewaldorf.org.


Themed Raffle Baskets

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
You can buy your raffle tickets from any parent from the school or at the school office, now until March 18, or at the silent auction event on March 23.
VIEW BASKETS HERE


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

         

Experience the Grades

Experience the Grades

Saturday | March 2 | 10am – 12pm
The Grades and Early Childhood Departments will host an Experience the Grades morning at our school. Parents will have an opportunity to experience the grades curriculum through hands-on mini-lessons from movement activities and blackboard work, you will be a 1st grade student and work your way up through the upper-grade levels! This is a very special event and not to be missed.
All parents of rising 1st graders are respectfully asked to attend. This is a glimpse into a Waldorf grades program, and much different than a “school tour.” Rather, it is a sampling of the unique aspects of the 1st – 8th grade curriculum delivery of a Waldorf school.
We kindly ask that parents RSVP for this event (adults only, but child care may be provided should enough families need it).
RSVP at Enrollment@NevadaSageWaldorf.org