Issue 4, #2 March 2010
Dear Friends,

Two lovely stars who attended Waldorf schools recently were honored in Los Angeles for their superb acting: Julianna Margulies, who stars in "The Good Wife," emerged as the biggest winner of the SAG Awards when she triumphed for best TV drama actress. That brings her total number of awards to seven - four of which were for her outstanding role in "E.R."  Julianna Margulies attended Waldorf schools all her life. Sandra Bullock won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Oscar for "The Blind Side." We're proud of both these Waldorf alums!

Frances Kane            Patrice Maynard                    Michael Soule
    Administration      Development & Outreach       Programs & Activities

Waldorf Graduate Gloria Dawson challenges author Caitlin Flanagan's scathing critique of the effectiveness of school gardening programs (Atlantic Monthly, January 2010). Dawson, recounting her own positive learning experiences at the Waldorf School of Garden City, writes about why gardens, in an integrated curriculum such as the one Waldorf schools provide, can be an important enhancement for the development of children.

Read the complete article at Why Waldorf Works.
Scholarship sends Waldorf students to volunteer for needy children abroad

Waldorf School parents Jennifer Armstrong, a children's book author, and Emma Dodge Hanson, a photographer, joined forces this winter to send two high school juniors and a teacher from the Waldorf School to Ethiopia, where they spent about 10 days volunteering in several children's orphanages in the capital city of Addis Ababa.
Read the article at Why Waldorf Works.

Waldorf Education Events and Conferences

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June 7, 2010: Chapel Hill, NC
AWSNA's Winning with Waldorf V
5th Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC

June 22 - 25, 2010: Decatur, GA
AWSNA Summer Conference
Working Together: Building the Bridge to Adolescence
Preparing Students / Meeting the Challenges of Adolescence / Building Vibrant K-12 Programs
How can a school help students develop strong and healthy astral bodies?
What roles do all the parts of a Waldorf school play in preparing for, meeting and building on the passage of adolescence? How are schools working together K-12 to build vibrant middle grades and high school programs? Hosted by the Atlanta Waldorf School and Academe of the Oaks.

More events can be found at Why Waldorf Works.

You are welcome to send us Waldorf-related
events for posting on our web site.

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Are School Gardens Cheating Kids?
Scholarship sends Waldorf students to Ethiopia
Waldorf Education Events and Conferences
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