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The Update  

February 2013
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!  

We are heading into our final "innings" of prep for this year's "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Dinner & Auction, which will be held on Saturday, March 9 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills.  Doors open at 5 pm and tickets are still available!

kids baseball 
This is our school's largest fundraiser, raising an average of $60,000 for CSWS each year.  These funds are crucial to our teachers, students and programs and everyone's support is needed to make this year's event a "home run" for our school.  

Our Auction is a fabulous event with great food, prizes and a really good time.  It's a great event to invite friends and family to who want to have a fun evening out and support our school.  Our delicious gourmet all-you-can-eat "walking dinner" will begin at 5 pm and will be refreshed throughout the evening.  Our bar will be offering half-price drinks during Happy Hour from 5-6 pm, so don't be late!  We'll have live music featuring The Fabulous Liars, a high-energy, fun band playing all decades of Rock music, as well as DJ, Alex East.

Please buy tickets, donate, be a sponsor, volunteer in any way your can.  See links below today.


To Buy Tickets, Sponsorships, Advertising, Donate and more click on our Auction webpage:

To Volunteer:
Sign up here or see the Sign Up in the Development Office.

Questions?  Please contact Sharyn Mairani, Auction Chair (916-792-9125 or ssmairani@gmail.com).
Do you have a timeshare/cabin or other great donation for our Auction?  Please contact Prize Patrol Coordinator, Lynnette Long
(916)508-5469 or sydne1@earthlink.net).

Annual Giving - We're Half-Way There       


half full Participation in our 2012-2013 Annual Giving Campaign is now up to 48% of our current families!  The 3rd Grade is still leading the pack at 67% participation.  The 8th Grade is a close second at 63%, and the 7th Grade is in third place at 55%.  Remember, participation is very important to our school.  When we can show that 100% of our families are contributing, corporations are more inclined to provide much-needed grant funds.  Give what you can - help us reach 100%.


Thanks to generous donations from parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents, and other friends of CSWS, our cash donations have reached $23,554.  In-kind donations are $11,937, thus bringing our total to $35,491, as of January 31st!  As our goal this year is $60,000, we are 59% of the way there!


Donations can be made online or to the School Office (payable to "CSWS").


Tina Rheault, Annual Giving Campaign Coordinator, Board Member and Proud Alumni Parent

Yearbook Photos Needed


The Seventh Grade Class is very happy to announce that the yearbook this year will be entirely in color!


The yearbook includes all three Kindergartens and all Grades 1-8.  Each class is features as well as school activities, festivals and events.  It is a beautiful keepsake of your child's year at Cedar Springs.


But we can't do it without your contributions!


We need photos of classroom activities, fieldtrips and events, etc.  Ideally, each class will have one volunteer to communicate between their class teacher and the yearbook editor, Kari Benton.


*Consult with your teacher before taking photographs*


ice skatingPhotos can be uploaded to:   www.csws20092010.shutterfly.com

This is also a great site to direct friends & family to view activities at CSWS


Thank you for your contributions.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kari Benton:

530-621-9589 or  karibenton@sbcglobal.net

Bake Sale 6th Grade Class Fundraiser



Indulge yourself with homemade goodies once a month and support our 6th grade class.  The Sixth Grade will be offering delicious treats for sale by the lower White Feather Building from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on the following Friday's:

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17


Hot Lunch Schedule

Reminder:  Lunch $4 each.  Please make checks payable to the individual class.


Tuesday:  Class of 2014

Organic baked potato, vegetarian chili and fixings


Wednesday:  Make Checks Payable to "CSWS"

Taco Mountain


Thursday:  Class of 2015

Bean and cheese burritos


Friday:  Class of 2013

Large slice of pizza and grapes


  Did you notice all the beautiful trees on campus? 


Many thanks to all the parents, alumni and students who helped with the tree trimming work party last Saturday.  Our new crop garden area will be sunny enough to grow plants.  The parking area and drive is now free of low branches!  Trees in the  Kindergarten Play area were trimmed.  Good Work!


College of Teachers - Update on Members


Matt Taylor - Chair (Replacing Lauren Hickman)

Veronica Gunasekara

Inge Stoll

Paula ThompSon

Amanda Mutrux (New member)

What's Going On in Our Grades Classes?map


Here's what our Grades 1-8 students are currently studying in their Main Lesson Blocks:


1st: Language Arts - Consonants & Writing
2nd: Cursive Writing - Form Drawing
3rd: Math - Measurement & Money
4th: Geography & History
5th: Ancient China
6th: Geometry
7th: Geometry
8th: World History - Revolutions   


Cedar Springs Waldorf School

Basketball Games Schedule


go hawks


 Saturday, February 16:

8:00 am: Boys B vs. SWS 6th

2:00 pm: Boys A vs. Live Oak

4:00 pm: Girls vs. Live Oak


All regular games are free of charge.


All games and tournament are held at Sacramento Waldorf School.


Microwave Classic Basketball Tournament 

Microwave Classic Basketball Tournament will begin on Thursday, February 21 and run through Sunday, February 24.  Individual games schedule for the tournament will be provided to the coaches closer to the event.


Note: There is an entrance fee for tournament games.

February events at Rudolf Steiner College
(916) INFO-RSC

Wednesday, February 13
Visitors Day: Waldorf Wednesdays
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The day consists of events organized for prospective students visiting campus. You can observe classes, meet faculty, staff, and students, ask, and get answers about our programs to help you to reach your educational and career goals. 
Call admissions at 916-961-8727 x100 or email rsc@steinercollege.edu
Free - RSVP required.

February 23 
Biodynamic Orchard Care and Fruit Tree Pruning
With Daniel Nicholson. 
Fruit trees have evolved with humanity over thousands of years. Their impressive yields of food, offerings of shade, and integration with the stable landscape make them incredibly valuable to the sustainable farm. We will discuss orchard site selection, planting techniques, pests and diseases, biodynamic applications, restoration of heritage trees, and orchard maintenance. We will have an extensive field component on tree pruning and root care.
Pre-register by February 16, 2013.
Price: $85 ($110 at the door); Student/Senior: $65 ($90 at the door). 
Recycling Rumble:February 13-April 30 
New collection bins on the lower campus
and in the office
Funding Factory 
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Cell Phones
  • iPods/MP3 Players
  • Laptops
  • Digital Cameras
  • GPS Devices

Kindergarten Summer Camp - Save the Dates! 


Monday through Friday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm (camp)

Ages 3 (potty trained) to Rising First Graders

(Note: 1:00-5:30 pm extended care, if there is sufficient interest)


Dates & Themes for Each Week

June 17-21 - Over the Hills and Far Away

June 24-28 - The Land of Elves & Fairies

July 1-5 - At the Water's Edge (camp held on the 4th)

July 8-12 - Noble Knights & Fair Maidens

More Info Coming Soon!  


Dates at a Glance 


February 2013 


No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Faculty Training

February 18-22
Basketball Tournament
February 21-24
March 2013  
Cedar Springs Waldorf
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Dinner and Auction
Saturday, March 9
Doors open at 5 pm
No School
Monday, March 11
Spring Break - No School
March 25 - April 5 

The Finance Committee is responsible for the preparation of the school's annual budget and works with the Board of Trustees and Faculty to produce a balanced budget each year. 


This committee works year-round to manage the operations of the school financially.  We will be bringing regular economic and financial information that pertains to our school and our families.  Such topics include:  


 *Monthly review of income and expenses

*Tuition surveys of other schools

*Tuition Support Program

*Enrollment and income projections

*Budget preparation and prioritiies

*Long term budget planning

*Review of Annual Report from auditors


Feel free to contact one of our committee members when you have specific questions or want additional information about the finances of Cedar Springs!


Sincerely, The Finance Committee



Jody Roach (Treasurer, Alumni Parent, Member Board of Trustees)

Tina Rheault (Alumni Parent and Member Board of Trustees)

Nancy Weiner (Alumni Parent and Member Board of Trustees)

Nick Mastropieri (Parent and Member Board of Trustees)

Paula ThompSon (Faculty and Member College of Teachers)

Matt Taylor (Faculty and Chair College of Teachers)

Scott Krieger (Parent and Business Manager)



FOUND - Please call the Office to claim

*Guitar:  found at the Michaelmas Celebration last fall
*Mens/boys wallet
*Small wooden dolphin
*Pocket knife
*Reading glasses




Please collect clothing from the upper and lower play areas!




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Church of the Foothills - Thank You For Your Donation!
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