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New Tuition Assistance Deadline for 2013-14 School Year Is January 25

For application instructions, click here.


2013 Grade School

Observation Mornings

The admissions office is scheduling grade school observation mornings for WSP early childhood parents for the first part of Morning Lesson from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in registering for a morning visit, please contact Diane Barlow at x115.


Openings at WSP

Interested in a larger role at our school, or know someone who would be a great fit for our community? We are currently looking for an Administrator to join us in 2013. See the website for more details.

Community Events


PeaceWeavers' 23rd Annual New Year's Peace Gathering

Sat., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Princeton University Chapel

An ecstatic evening of music, prayer, honoring, and gratitude. Reinvigorate your connection with the web of life and send out collective prayers of Peace for All Beings. This powerful event strengthens our resolve to create Peace on Earth in our lifetime. $15 donation/adult; kids are free. For more information, please call the PeaceWeavers at 607-776-4060.


Bullying: Changing the Culture with Jane Martin

Tues., Jan. 29, 6:45-9 p.m.

Princeton Public Library

Presented by WSP parent of alumni Jane Martin, a psychotherapist at Volition Wellness Solutions, this program for adults and teens explore a healing approach to bullying. Martin's program will focus on the bullies, examining ways to help them change by recognizing what has led them to bully.

Gitanjali 35
Where the mind is without fear
   and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
   broken up into fragments by
   narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from
   the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving
   stretches its arms towards
Where the clear stream of
   reason has not lost its way
   into the dreary desert sand
   of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward
   by thee into ever-widening
   thought and action--
Into that heaven of freedom,
   my Father, let my country

~ Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
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January 2013

Dear Friends,


January dawns, a blank slate for the year to come. The mornings are dark; deep in the earth, the seeds of new beginnings await the sun's call. Most of us are home with our families; in another week, we will once again come together to bring our school to life and resume the year's rhythms.


On the heels of a well-attended YuleFest and a fantastically successful auction, I entered the holiday season with hope and enthusiasm. And although world events have tested that hope, I am, as always, strengthened by our collective ability to support and rally around one another in times of trial. Steel is tempered by fire, and fine silk threads made difficult to break when twisted together. May the whole of us, with our varying strengths, walk into this new year together, a community of hope and love.


Steadfast I stand in the world

With certainty I tread the path of life

Love I cherish in the core of my being

Hope I carry into every deed

Confidence I imprint upon my thinking.

These five lead me to my goal

These five give me my existence.

-Rudolf Steiner



Nancy Lemmo

School Administrator



School Resumes

Monday, January 7


Board Meetings

Monday, January 7, 7 p.m.

Monday, January 28, 7 p.m.


A Special Open House and Alumni Panel

for Current and Prospective Families

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10 a.m.-Noon

Childcare available for current families, pre-registration required, contact Co-sponsored by the WSP Parent Council.


Adult Eurythmy with Susan Eggers

Mondays, January 14-February 11, 2:10-3 p.m.

(4 Sessions; No Session January 21)

Hagens Hall; $25 for the course

Fees support an accompanist and other associated needs. Pre-registration is not required. Contact Susan Eggers with any questions or to arrange payment.


WSP All-School Community Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.

Hagens Hall



Monday, January 21 


Sample Early Childhood Class

Thursday, January 24, 9-10:30 a.m.

Open to new families with children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration is required:


Winter Assembly

Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m.

Montgomery Upper Middle School 

The midyear assembly is an exciting moment for the students. Each class prepares one or two pieces for the community. Some classes present pieces from both the main lesson and subject classes. All grade school children are asked to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. and to join their classes at that time. Children who are playing stringed instruments need to come early, at 9:00, for tuning. Please leave some extra time for parking and entry into the theater. We encourage early childhood families to join in the celebration!


Educational Support Parent Information Evening

Tuesday, January 29, 7 p.m.

Hagens Hall

This event is an opportunity for ALL members of the parent community to learn more about the Educational Support programs as well as the vital role of the Care Group. Current members of the Care Group, Kristen Daley, Kyle Dunlap, Susan Eggers (Chair), and Sarah Kessler will be attending, as will our Educational Support Coordinator, Maureen Gold. Also attending will be our talented service providers: Linda Larson, Therapeutic Eurythmy; Joy Sayen, Extra Lesson and Educational Support Teacher; and Paola Tayvah, Educational Support Teacher.



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Soup for Supper

It's not too late! Enjoy delicious homemade soups through January; the order form may be found on our website here. Act now before your favorite one sells out!


After School Enrichment Update

The following offerings will continue through the winter:

Acting for Grades 5 & 6 on Tuesdays

Acting for Grades 7 & 8 on Fridays

Morris Dancing for Grades 3 and up on Wednesdays

Look for new classes starting in spring!


School Store Moves to Tuesday Mornings

The Windy Hill School Store will now be open Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays, 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Stop by the Multipurpose Room upstairs in the Golden House to purchase SmartWool socks, art supplies, and more!


Scrip Gift Cards

Congratulations to Susan Eggers for winning our holiday raffle!


Auction Thank-You

The solicitation has ceased, the bidding is over, and the spoils are now being distributed to the victors. Our 2012 Online Holiday Auction is completed, and what an auction it was! Our goal this year was the same as last year: raise $15,000 toward continuing education programs for our teachers. Last year we did not meet our goal, but it was an unusual year with two auctions in the same calendar year. This year was our first "real" run as an online-only auction, and we not only met our fundraising goal but exceeded it by $6,000 (including sponsorships)! This year, thanks to our community's efforts and enthusiastic participation, we offered 379 items and a total catalog value of $50,000+. There were 137 bidders and 1,430 total bids. With unique, one-of-a-kind donations (such as a trip to Switzerland; an American Sycamore tree; a week of camp at Kroka Expeditions; and a "date night" that included wine, dinner, theater, and babysitting provided by our beloved Eurythmy teacher Susan Eggers), we certainly raised the bar for our future online auctions.


Congratulations to each and every member of our school community who contributed in some way, either large or small. If you solicited, donated, bid, or spread the word, you were part of the magic this year, and we couldn't have done it without you! Many thanks to our "Auction Angels" who worked behind the scenes to get your donations live and looking good on the BiddingForGood website: Chi Park, Tineke Thio, Sha'ree Berkhout, and Nora Sheehan '04. You are all so talented, inspiring, and wonderful to work with! Special thanks to Mary Langeron, Judy Chin, Maureen Rocks, and Stephanie Gray for your marvelous acquisition efforts. Thanks to the Zancato family, Jennifer Crawford, Jill Miller, and the Kalif family for providing some very special items. Thanks to our teachers for "priceless" donations and sharing your time and talents with our community. And many thanks to our auction reps who coordinated acquisitions with their classes, and to our Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors.


This year we shipped items to winning bidders across North America, including California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Canada. One purchaser remarked, "I did all my holiday shopping on BiddingForGood this year," which shows the advantage of using the BiddingForGood auction space and the potential for expanding our reach even further.


We are already getting excited about next year's auction, and will be starting the acquisition process much earlier. If you are interested in joining the team, please e-mail and we will include you in future meetings. Thanks again to everyone who made this year's auction an unforgettable event!


Amy Krause, Auction Committee Chair

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