Thank you to our Faculty, Students and Parent Guild for a lovely recent Mayfaire Festival.
Cedar Springs Waldorf School
Kindergarten Summer Camp
Early Bird Registration
DEADLINE May 31!
Ages 3 (potty trained) to Rising First Graders. Open to non-CSWS students. Invite your friends! Includes a healthy snack each morning and all materials.
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm (camp)
(Note: 1:00-5:30 pm extended care, if there is sufficient interest)
June 18-22 with Miss Veronica
June 25-29 with Miss Veronica
July 2-6 with Miss Veronica
July 9-13 with Miss Inge
Space is limited to 12 students per session, so sign up today!
Early Bird Registration by May 31: $160/week/child
Multiple week discount - $400 for 3 weeks
After May 31: $175/week/child
Multiple week discount - $450 for 3 weeks
Click here for Flyer, Application, and Medical Release Form.
|Fifth Grade Pentathlon|
On Friday May 18, the Fifth Grade class showed their beauty, grace and athleticism at the annual Pentathlon held at Live Oak Waldorf School in Meadow Vista. This year's event was larger than ever with 278 students participating from ten Northern California Waldorf and Charter schools.
The children were divided into the five Ancient Greek city/states of Sparta (red), Athens (yellow), Thebes (turquoise), Corinth (green) and Delphi (blue) and competed with others within their city/state. Events included discus, javelin, 40 yard dash, 225 yard run, long jump and Greek wrestling.
As the events of the day proceeded, the children were rewarded with a great sense of accomplishment as they performed at their personal best. Many children received wreaths from the Gods for winning first, second, or third place in their city/state. Some children also received wreaths for performing their event with "Beauty, Grace and Style". All in all, CSWS Fifth Graders earned a total of 19 wreaths! But for all children, participating in this event was more than about winning - they showed tremendous compassion for others, made new friends, cheered on their classmates, and learned that they actually had the strength and endurance to perform these events and do well.
Thank you, Mr. Swarbrick and Ms. Cummings, for doing such an excellent job preparing the children for this event. We will all remember the many special moments, camaraderie and spirit of this Pentathlon for years to come.
Jane Andrew, Fifth Grade Parent
CSWS Benefit Concert Seeking Volunteers
to Join the Planning Team
Looking for a dozen volunteers to help with a CSWS Benefit Concert to be held on September 15 at Bumgarner Winery featuring Uncommon Ground and Joaquin Fioresi. Join us for the official planning meeting at Bumgarner Winery on Friday, June 15 at 6:00 pm. Light food provided, family friendly.
RSVP Jennifer@BumgarnerWinery.com or (530)306-2025.
Here Comes the Bus:
Eighth Graders Leaving on Their Class Trip, Tuesday, May 29
On Tuesday, May 29 the Class of 2011 will be embarking on their Eighth Grade Class Trip. A large "Green Tortoise Bus" will be pulling into our lower parking lot around 3:30 pm. If folks want to be able to exit the lower lot that day, they'll need to be clear of the lot before that or wait until we leave at 4 pm. Parking along Gold Meadows will also be affected (the spots directly across from the parking lot exit).
Have a great trip, Eighth Grade!
A New Chapter Awaits
Dear CSWS Community,
Wow, these past five years have been an amazing journey. As I transition into motherhood, I will hold so dearly in my heart all the memories and "life lessons" I have gained on the way. The imprint my students have made on my heart and soul will be with me forever, I will miss them dearly. I think I gained more knowledge and deepened myself more than the knowledge I gave! I can not thank my parent body enough. Continue to be strong and united!
It is very hard to step away, but a new chapter and adventure awaits! Thank you all for making Cedar Springs the school that it is.
Keri Cummings and "Baby Biscuit"
P.S. If anyone has maternity clothing to lend, please let me know. If you would like them returned, please also let me know.
A Special Thanks
Over twelve years ago Rene' Crichton and her three
children, Alexandra, Jacqueline and Spencer Nisson joined Lauren Hickman's Parent-Child Class. The Nisson triplets will now be graduating from our Eighth Grade Class this year. During this time span, Rene' steadfastly volunteered at CSWS in countless ways that deserve special thanks. Parent Guild, Class Parent, Calendar, The Update, Auction, School Photos, Proofreading and countless school activities have benefitted from Rene's dedication and tireless work.
On behalf of the Development Office and all of the committees and functions at the school that Rene' and her family have supported, thank you.
Lynn Morgan, Director of Community Development
Blessings to Sandy Caplan and Her Family
Dear CSWS Alumni Families,
Early in May, past parent and CSWS Administrator, Sandy Caplan died, unexpectedly of a heart attack. Memorial services for her will be held on June 24 in Hemet, California, where she had been teaching for several years. If you would like to attend her memorial, you can contact her son, Adam Caplan, through Facebook.
Submitted by Gloria Howat Brown, past CSWS parent and teacher
A note from CSWS Alumni Parent, Richard English
"It is indeed sad news that Sandy Caplan has passed. Much of the Cedar Springs Waldorf Community are probably not aware of the major contributions that Sandy made to our school. She was our school Administrator in the early days and worked tirelessly with a whole host of other parents to build our school. Her son, Adam, is a graduate of Tim Connolly's class (CSWS first graduating class.) Those of us who were fortunate to have worked with Sandy truly appreciated her decision making, her fine sense of humor, and her dedication to building a Waldorf School in El Dorado County. Among her many accomplishments was being a force behind the expansion of our present day site. People move on, others come with new energy, and a fine school gets build. This is the Waldorf way. Thank you Sandy for all you did for us"
Graduation Essential Missing!!!!
A plastic tote with the sheer white fabric for covering the stage for graduation is missing. It was under the front stairs that lead to the office. If you have any idea where this important tote as been moved to, please call Paula ThompSon, ASAP!
LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK - FRIDAY, MAY 25!
Orders are now being accepted for this year's yearbook. The cost is $20.
After Friday, May 25, the price goes up to $25.
Click here for the Yearbook Order Form.
SIMPLICITY PARENTING BOOK STUDY SERIES
Wednesdays 7-8 pm
Fifth Grade Classroom
Drop Ins Welcome - No Book Necessary - Come join in the discussion
Remaining Topics & Dates:
"Schedules" May 23, 7-8 pm: Rhoda
"Filtering out the Adult World" May 30, 7-8 pm: Rhoda
Please see flyer for information.
Important Dates - Mark Your Calendars!
Eighth Grade Play: The Peacemaker* by Nancy Jewel Poer, in our Outdoor Amphitheater
*Recommended for students 10 years or older only
Thursday, May 24, 6 pm
Friday, May 25, 11:30 am
Saturday, May 26, 2 pm - Matinee Fundraiser, $4/person admission
LAST DAY OF HOT LUNCH - Friday, May 25
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day - Monday, May 28
Seventh Grade Play: The Taming of the Shrew* by William Shakespeare, in our Outdoor Amphitheater
*Recommended for students 10 years or older only
Wednesday, May 30, 11:00 am - Noon
Thursday, May 31, 7 pm - 8 pm
Last Day of Kindergarten - Wednesday, June 6
Rainbow Bridge Ceremony - Wednesday, June 6, 11:15 am
Last Day of Grades - Thursday, June 7
Assembly in our Outdoor Amphitheater, 8:30 am
Parent Reception in the Kindergarten Play Yard
Join us for refreshments and snacks following the assembly
Parents, friends and family are welcome to view students' work on display in the First through Eighth Grade Classrooms, once the students have finished their walk through; listen for the bell to begin.
Final Handshake on the walkway near the Music Garden Playground, Noon
Parents, friends and family are welcome as the entire Faculty and Staff shake each of the Grades students' (First-Eighth) hands to close our year together
Early Dismissal, 12:30 pm (NO EXTENDED CARE)
Parents receive their children as soon as they complete the Final Handshake
Eighth Grade Graduation in our Outdoor Amphitheater - Friday, June 8, 6 pm
All community members are welcome to attend. Please carpool -- shuttle parking from El Dorado Savings Bank, beginning at 5:45 pm.
Grades Classroom Moving Day - Friday, June 15
Grades Class Teachers will be notifying you if your class will be changing classrooms next year and need parents to please come help.
Kindergarten Summer Camp & Puppet Shows - see this issue for dates and details
A Taste of the Foothills: CSWS Art & Wine Fundraiser at Smith Flat House in Placerville
Saturday, June 30
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door
See this issue for more info!
SAVE-THE-DATE: CSWS Alumni Gathering at Henningsen Lotus Park,
Saturday, August 11
Contact Shaina Ault to help.
More info coming soon!
First Day of Grades - Opening Assembly, 8:30 am - Wednesday, Sept. 5
First Day of 5-Day Kindergarten - Thursday, Sept. 6
First Day of 3-Day Kindergarten - Monday, Sept. 10
SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, September 15
CSWS Family Concert Fundraiser at Bumgarner Winery
Contact Adam Beasley or Jennifer Bumgarner to help.
More info coming soon!
"Taste of the Foothills"
A Benefit for Cedar Springs
Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 5 pm - 8 pm
Courtyard at the Smith Flat House
Please join us for this vibrant and fun evening while you sample food from area restaurants, taste wine from award winning El Dorado County wineries and watch local artisans demonstrate their craft. Joaquin Fioresi, CSWS dad and lead vocalist for the band Sol Bridge, will provide music for the event. We will also have a silent auction.
Some of the participants this year are:
Wineries - Boeger, Bumgarner, Crystal Basin, Fenton Herriott, Oakstone, Shadow Ranch
Restaurants - Back Wine Bar & Bistro, Beth Sogaard's Catering, Crystal Basin Bistro
Artists - Brian Baker, Annette Mac Bean, Ashley Bennett Stoddard, Lexi Boeger, Cindy Stephens
Tickets for this all inclusive event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You can purchase tickets in the office or online at
Invite your friends and family to what's becoming one of the premier events in El Dorado County!
We need volunteers to help make this a first class event. All volunteers will receive free admission and be able to take part in the sampling (but please no drinking during your shift). We need volunteers in the following areas:
Set up - 2:00-5:00
Registration - 5:00 - 7:00
Serving - 5:00 - 8:00
Clean up - 8:00 - 10:00
Free Waldorf Kindergarten
Puppet Shows this Summer!
Come join us in the Kindergarten during the following Mondays this summer at 1:30 pm:
June 18 & 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Super Sitters Class
Marshall Medical Center is once again offering the "Super Sitters" class just in time for summer! The upcoming class takes place on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Saturday, June 16th in Placerville
Presented by Marshall Medical Center
Designed for young people 11-14 who desire to become competent, responsible babysitters.
Pre-registration required. Call Community Health Education at Marshall Medical for more information. 530-626-2990. Click here to view flyer.
UPDATE NEWSLETTER SPONSOR - THANK YOU!
|PIANO LESSONS: Add rhythm to your child's life this summer... start piano lessons with Mrs. Jackson.
Former CSWS class teacher Jennifer Jackson is now offering piano lessons at her home in Diamond Springs. Jennifer has two degrees in music from Yale University and has taught music to children for 18 years. She is now seeking students to reopen her studio. Please call her at 530-417-3188 or e-mail at LindyHoppinJen@aol.com
if you are interested in lessons.
"My daughter, Brianna, is a current piano student of Jennifer Jackson. Jennifer is always prepared, energetic and thorough in her teachings. Brianna looks forward to her weekly lesson and her playing is constantly improving. If you are considering piano lessons, I would highly recommend Jennifer as a teacher." - CSWS parent, Kelly Barton
CHILDREN'S ITEMS NEEDED: Searching for gently used items to help mothers in need at the Women's Empowerment Organization. Children's clothes (ages newborn to three), carriers, strollers, cribs, and shoes. These items will go to mothers and their families who have had to leave home with only their clothes on their backs. Please deliver them to Lauren Hickman in the Morning Glory classroom. Thank you for any help you can lend. See Web Site for more information.
LINDBERG SWIM CLUB MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!
The club is open to members and their guests from 9 am - 10 pm daily, from Memorial Day to beyond Labor Day. Located at 6680 Rhodes Ave, between Mother Lode Dr. and Forni Rd. Contact Heidi Mayerhofer: Phone: 530-644-8293, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put "Lindberg Swim Club" in the subject line. Click Here for More Information
SUMMER HORSE CAMP
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. & Cedar Springs Arena
4420 El Dorado Rd. | Placerville | 916-520-4AAE | www.allaboutequine.org
Your child/children can learn about basic horse ownership responsibilities, basic handling and care, the rescue situation, and much more.
June 11-15 Western Camp
June 25-29 English Camp
July 9-13 Hunter/Jumper Camp
July 23-27 Cowboys & Indians Camp
August 13-17 Horse Games Camp
August 20-24 Cattle/Rancher Camp
August 27-31 Mare/Foal Camp
September 3-7 Parent/Child Camp
Session I: 9am-12 noon Session II: 1pm-4pm Session III: 5pm-8pm
$195* per camper per session, $350* per camper for two session, same week
$100 Non-refundable deposit required
The week programs offer:
*$10 per hour early drop off & late pickup, available 8am-9am and 3pm-6pm
*$5 Lunch includes sandwich, chips & drink or bring a sack lunch
Swing Inspection and Repair - Donation to CSWS!
Do you have a swing at your house that needs a safety check? Worried that it may be getting old and worn? I will climb up, inspect and repair as needed. Email or call:
CSWS dad, Aidan Maguire Aidanq9@gmail.com
COST: An agreed upon donation to CSWS