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262.646.7497   PrairieHillWaldorf.org

This Week's Highlights
Firehawks News
PHWS Cookbooks
Holiday Singalong
Calendar of Events
December 2013
17 Together Tuesdays 7:40 a.m. Parent Lounge
17 Board of Trustees 6:30 p.m.
19 Shepherd's Play 12:30 p.m.
20 Holiday Sing-along 11:55 a.m.
20 Early dismissal 12:15 p.m. - NO AFTERCARE
January 2014

6 School Resumes, Care programs resume
11 Spaghetti Dinner & Variety Show 5 p.m. PHWS 
14 Fund Development 6 p.m.
17 Grade 5 play 7 p.m.
21 Finance Meeting 6:30 p.m.
28 Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.  
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Parent Meeting Dates
January 2014
Grade 3/4 6:30 p.m.
14 Grades 6-8 6:30 p.m.
21 Grade 2 6:30 p.m.
25 Early Childhood 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Lunch Days
December 2013
12 Pizza Day
19 Sub Day
January 2014
Pizza Day
16 Sub Day
23 Pizza Day
30 Sub Day


Gift cards make perfect holiday gifts! 
Purchase for yourself to use while holiday shopping or give as a gift! A gift card makes a great stocking stuffer, thank you gift or hostess 
and teacher gift!
Plus, every card you purchase here at Prairie Hill will earn a rebate for the school! 

Get them Wednesdays at drop off and pick up

(in the front hallway)


Q: What is the organizational structure of Prairie Hill Waldorf School? Or What does my child's teacher do when not in the classroom?


Read HERE for the answers and in depth look into:Part 1:  Historical Perspective

Part 2: The Impact of the Threefold Social Impulse on Waldorf School Governance

Part 3: Prairie Hill Waldorf School Governance


Prairie Hill is looking for a Math Teacher for the Middle Grades, a Grade 4/5 Lead Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year and substitute teachers for Early Childhood and the Grades. 
SAVE THE DATE: Fifth Community Education Conference

  Prairie Hill, Tamarack and Madison Waldorf Schools along with Great Lakes Waldorf Institute are sponsoring the 5th Community Education Conference on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to be held at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Pewaukee, WI. 

Our conference theme is Weaving a New Web: Education & Parenting in an Era of Technological Change. We are proud to be featuring, as our Keynote Speaker, Eric Utne, Waldorf Educator and founder of the eponymous Utne Reader. (Read more about Eric here)

NEW THIS YEAR will be several exhibitors showcasing their products and/or services. 

Details on breakout sessions and registration 

information coming soon!

Be sure to mark your calendars NOW. 

You won't want to miss this exciting event!


"Preparing for Life" 
Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with it's front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off.  null

December 11, 2013
"Need to Knows" 
  • Order your take and bake Pizza TODAY to pick up Friday at the end of the school day. 
  • Check out PHWS student art at the Waukesha County Courthouse
  • Bee Hive specials - One more week!
Prairie Hill Has Talent! 
View Prairie Hill Student Art  at the 
Showcase of Local Talent now through December 18 at the Waukesha County Courthouse.
Prairie Hill has so many talented students who create a wide array of beautiful art; from main lesson books to amazing kiln fired masks. 
This is a great opportunity to give recognition to our students' work and gives the public an opportunity to see it! 
WECAN Membership Renewal Update:
Rep, Lori Daniels Visits this Friday

As part of our Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) membership renewal process, Lori Daniels from the City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis, will be conducting a site visit to Prairie Hill Waldorf School onFriday, December 13. 

The purpose of this site visit is to identify overall strengths and challenges of Prairie Hill's early childhood programs. Lori seeks to gain as full a picture as possible of our early childhood programs in relation to the Self-Study Update that we have just recently completed; and compared to the WECAN Shared Principles (found on the WECAN website: http://www.waldorfearlychildhood.org/index.php). 

Lori then makes commendations and recommendations for the growth and development of our programs. 

Please help us welcome Lori to our community on Friday. Thank you!

Now Enrolling for Winter Playgroup  

Infancy through Walking


14 months through 2 1/2 


2 1/2 through 4


Several days and times to chose from. Limited space is available, so be sure to get your registration in as soon as possible! 

Winter is a wonderful time to join the Playgroups; warm your hearts and experience the friendship, laughter and learning for both you and your child. 

For schedule, details on programs and registration information, click here.

For questions regarding enrollment, contact Stanlee Maliszewski, 

playgroup@prairiehillwaldorf.org or 262-646-7497 Ext 17.

Pizza Pizza! 
Wouldn't it be nice, during the hustle and bustle to pop a freshly hand made take-n-bake pizza into the oven for dinner? 
Grade 6 is selling delicious hand made pizzas on Fridays in the month of December

Choose from our fresh 12" cheese pizza ($7.00) and delicious 12" pepperoni pizza ($8.00). 

Be sure to have your order forms in Wednesdays for Friday pick up. 

These delicious pizzas will be available for pick up at the end of the day in the Grade 6 classroom on

Fridays in December:

December 13 &

December 20 (half day)

We are doing this as part of our business math block and our profits will be going to our eighth grade trip. We believe in high quality, and use hairnets and gloves. 

To ensure quality, we are limiting production; Prairie Hill Families only and please limit your order to no more than 3 pizzas per family per week. 

Thank you for supporting our class! 

~ Grade 6

Go Firehawks! 
Congratulations to the 7th grade boys team for their 3rd place finish in the 14th Annual Eagle Invite at Brookfield Christian School last weekend. The Firehawks won their first game against Calvary Baptist, lost their second in a very competitive game against Brookfield Christian, and then won the consolation game against St. John's Military School. The weekend's games were an amazing display of teamwork and hustle. Every player played in each game and every player scored at least one basket in the tournament. The results lend credence to the notion that committing to work together, trusting in each other, and never quitting leads to positive outcomes.

Buzz Around the Kitchen With These Delightful Recipes 

Back by Popular Demand! The Prairie Hill Cookbook is back in print and available through the Beehive. We've provided a special price of $25 from now until the holidays (regularly $28.50). Great well-tested recipes, and a wonderful gift for your family or friends. Many special holiday offers are still going on in The Beehive. 

Buzz by and take a peek.

  Holiday Singalong Friday, December 20 
  11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 


The beautiful sounds of children will fill the air - the perfect way to wrap up 2013 together as a school community! Parents are welcome to attend and sing along. Please note that your children will be dismissed from the gym at 12:15 p.m. (No Aftercare Programs) 

Prairie Hill's Variety Show
January 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Do you sing? Dance? Do Magic? Comedy? Are you a solo act or do you have a troupe? Whatever your talent is, consider sharing it at the show!

Audition sign-up sheets will be posted before the holiday break. 

Community members past and present are welcome to join us and/or participate! 

Look forward to the PHWS Variety Show on Saturday, January 11 at 5 p.m. in the Prairie Hill Community Room/Gym. Mark your calendars now for an evening of dinner and family entertainment! 

For questions email Patti Beres at beres@begreenlawncare.org

Gratitude at
Prairie Hill

Many in our community know of the work of Dr. Mark Kamsler as a physician and founder of True Botanica - health products that are carried in Prairie Hill's The Bee Hive. Did you know that Dr. Kamsler comes to the school three times a year and works with Mary Ruud, our therapeutic eurythmist, and Amy Schroeder, Learning Support, in their work with our children who are doing therapeutic eurythmy? As an anthroposophical doctor he provides helpful insights and suggestions that support Waldorf education. Thank you, Dr. Kamsler!

Dr. Kamsler has become more available for private appointments and can be contacted at 262.912.0263. You can find information including practice details, appointment times and fees at www.kamslermedical.com

Alumni News
All over the world, Waldorf Schools participate in many of the same traditions and festivals that we do. Sandy Loucks's youngest daughter, Laura, (PHWS Alum, class of 2009), is traveling Europe and is now in Ireland. Last Friday as PHWS was doing our Advent spiral, she was helping to set up one for the local Waldorf school there. Thank you Laura and Sandy for sharing these lovely pictures with us!
Out & About 
  • Ken Lonnquist's Old Befana
  • A Christmas Carol 
Newsletter Notes and Guidelines for Submission
    Prairie Hill's newsletter will be delivered to you by email on Wednesday of each week. If you would like to submit an article or photo to the newsletter, please email phws7497@me.com. Deadline for submission is Monday of each week by 9 p.m. Articles are to be 250 words or less and are subject to approval. 



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