News from AWSNA            January 2013
The official e-news of the Association of independent Waldorf schools




Last year friends, parents, teachers, alums, and eighth and twelfth grade classes from Waldorf schools gathered at the Lakota Waldorf School. The year before that the Waldorf School of New Orleans. This year the traveling Service Weekend will be at the Detroit Waldorf School. Join us in lending a hand to a school with a long-standing special mission to serve Detroit's children of all nationalities and economic levels. 



APRIL 19, 20, 21 


Detroit Waldorf School - campus 


Save the dates and come along to help! Contact aturowski@awsna.org for information. 


Warm regards for 2013,

Patrice Maynard and Frances Kane

AWSNA Leadership 

Bay Area Waldorf Alumni Gathering


Bay Waldorf Reunion Dec 2012

On Friday, December 21, 2012, San Francisco Waldorf hosted a holiday alumni event for alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of Waldorf Education. Graduates from Waldorf  schools all over the state attended the  event. 
Any former Waldorf student will tell you that returning to a Waldorf school is like returning home.There is an atmosphere of familiarity, creativity and imagination that fills the rooms of Waldorf schools all over the world. That magical quality can be felt especially when members of the Waldorf community gather together for an event. The Bay Area Waldorf Alumni Holiday Reunion at San Francisco Waldorf School was a perfect example of this.


Read the article by attendee Samantha Eliot Stier, graduate of the Honolulu Waldorf School, class of 2006 on Why Waldorf Works

GREEN News from Why Waldorf Works

A School Distanced From Technology Faces Its Intrusion 

"The idea is not to be going back to a time where things were better," shares a long-time teacher at a Vermont school that values simplicity over technology, "but where the richness of each day is defined by the food you eat, the company you keep, the work you do."


7 DIY Cooperatives at Home

You don't have to belong to a worker-owned co-op to get the benefits from Green America. Cooperative models can help you lower costs and build community at home. Here are their seven favorite ways to save money with cooperatives at home.


Read more on the Why Waldorf Works Green Pages


How You can Help to Further
Waldorf Education
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We want to remind you of some ways you can further Waldorf Education in North America: Sign up to receive the enews and on the Alumni Corner on 
Why Waldorf Works to stay informed about Waldorf news; find us on Facebook; support your local Waldorf school every way you can; use GoodSearch (instead of Google) when surfing the web. You can also support AWSNA online on Why Waldorf Works. Thank you for your commitment to Waldorf Education!


Read more on Why Waldorf Works.  

AWSNA Books & More

Books and More Every book offered through AWSNA's Books&More store represents the kind of literature, and curricular support, for deepening the unique view of the unfolding human being we hold in Waldorf Education.

With AWSNA Publications you'll find books tried and tested in Waldorf schools and their communities-- books that keep children engaged, enchanted, and filled with wonder. 

Find out more on Books & More






Event details, including contact information, can be found on the Events page of the Why Waldorf Works website. Please send us your events so we can include them in our calendar. 


February 1-2, 2013: Phoenixville, PA

Doing Well by Doing Good - a Social Entrepreneur Conference for High School and College Students

Hosted by the Kimberton Waldorf School and organized by Triskeles.


February 16-18, 2013: Maui, HI

Waldorf Education Conference Imagination is a Tool for Healing with Dennis Klocek.

Hosted by the Haleakala Waldorf School.


February 17-20, 2013: Boulder, CO

TMCSR Regional Teacher's Conference with Aonghus Gordon

Conference held at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School.


February 22 -24, 2013: Burlington, ON Canada

The Great Lakes / Ontario Regional Conference and Delegates' meetings

Meetings will be at the Halton Waldorf School    


March 1, 2012: Princeton, NJ

Mid-Atlantic Regional Delegates Meeting

Hosted by the Princeton Waldorf School 


March 7-9, 2013: Chapel Hill, NC
Southeast Regional Delegates Meeting 

Hosted by Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC


March 15-16, 2013: Cotuit, MA

Northeast-Québec Delegates Meeting & Conference

Hosted by Cape Cod Waldorf School in Cotuit, MA   


April 19-21, 2013: Detroit, MI

AWSNA ALUMNI Service Weekend 2013
HEADS HANDS AND HEARTS IN DETROIT! Be there and show you care!

This year the traveling Service Weekend will be at the Detroit Waldorf School. The school will get us painting, digging, wiring, carpentering and generally sprucing up the beautiful old building that houses this Waldorf school that has a long-standing special mission to serve Detroit's children of all nationalities and economic levels.


June 24-27, 2013: Austin, TX

AWSNA Summer Conference co-Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society

Practical Life, Meditation, and the Waldorf School: The Anthroposophical Challenge.

Hosted by the Austin Waldorf School, Austin, TX


Please inform your communities and mark your calendars!


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AWSNA provides leadership to schools by facilitating resources, networks and research as they strive towards excellence and build healthy school communities. The Association performs functions that its member schools and institutes could not do alone, including:
·    Outreach and advocacy
·    Accreditation and school support services
·    Professional development activities
·    Research and publications
Please contact us if you have any questions about AWSNA or this or any other newsletter


Leader of Association Administration              Leader of Association Outreach and Development
Frances Kane                                                     Patrice Maynard
fkane@awsna.org                                              pmaynard@awsna.org
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