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Lantern Walks, November 11th K – 2nd grades
Mountain Song Community School has a beautiful tradition of Kindergarten through 2nd grades doing evening lantern walks in November. This is a tradition that is meant to remind all of the inner light we have inside us, and how it carries through the dark days and nights of Winter. Teacher of classes K-2 will be communicating directly with families about plans for their Lantern Walk.
Parent Council Meeting, Thursday, November 14th 8:30 AM – 10 AM
Location: Cafe 225, 225 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Giving Thanks Tree Donations Received, Friday, November 15th
Locate the Giving Thanks Tree by the front office. Take a tag and gift the item on the tag back to the front desk on or before November 15th
Citrus Fundraiser, Deadline Friday, November 15th
Here is the link to place an order:
Festivals Meetings, Thursday, November 14th & November 21st
Contact Cambria at firstname.lastname@example.org for times and locations.
Thanksgiving Break – No School; November 25th – 29th
Winter Faire, December 7th 10 AM – 2 PM
There are a lot of volunteer opportunities for this event. Reach out to your class rep for more details or join an upcoming Festivals Meeting.
Please note that the school calendar, found on the school website or CLICK HERE, lists all of the parent council meetings and classroom representative meetings for the year.
We’re currently looking for volunteers for the following:
- Help with building our Library– The Library Committee is pleased to announce that we have received a large quantity of books and supplies! We also have library software. We now have a lot of work to do! We need help putting protective covers on books and getting the books entered into our library system. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer or to get more information contact the Library Committee: email@example.com
- May Faire! May Faire is a fun community event that requires many hands to make the event a success. If you are interested in helping organize May Faire, please contact Cambria Milner (Festivals Chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
- May Faire crafting sessions: Days and times to be announced. A group of parents will gather together to work on craft projects that need to be completed for May Faire. Come join us- help make May Faire a success, expand your crafting skills, and get to know some members of your school community!
Committees are formed to address current needs. Members of the council choose the committee/committees they want to work on.
“We believe everyone in the community has a gift to offer. We encourage participation on whatever level people are able to contribute. We want to help parents find a place that gives them joy and is sustaining for them.” -AWSNA site
Current Working Committees:
- Communications – Facilitate and assist with communication within our community to ensure that all families receive pertinent information and volunteer opportunities are shared so needs are fulfilled. A Volunteer Liaison will be elected from within the committee so that the Classroom Reps, Committee Chairs, etc. have a single person that is responsible for relaying volunteer needs to the community at large. The Committee’s functions may include but are not limited to supplying articles for the school newsletter, provide support to the school Volunteer Coordinator and Program Coordinator, and maintaining and updating the Parent Council page of the MSCS website. Chair: Denise Mills email@example.com
- Festivals – Committee organizes upcoming community festivals such as Winter Faire and May Faire. Festivals Co-Chairs: Cambria Milner
- Fundraising – Working with the PC Treasurer, the Fundraising Committee plans and executes fundraisers to support the mission of the Parent Council. Chair: Kendra Richer-Hoekenga firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hospitality – Creates a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, which may include, but is not limited to, welcoming new families to the community, providing a point of contact for Kindergarten and First Grade families at the beginning of the year, hosting a back to school tea, coordinating refreshments for Staff Meetings and special occasions, and coordinating teacher appreciation week. Chair: Veronica Baker email@example.com
- Health & Wellness – Works to educate and support the community as we live out the Waldorf culture, which includes the media policy, food program, and dress code. This may include providing educational pieces for the PC meetings, sponsoring classes and clubs supporting a healthy lifestyle, etc. Chair: DeAnna Stonick firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library – Provides ongoing support for the school library. With the library still in its infancy, the committee’s responsibilities will evolve over time but in the short term may include organizing the library inventory, scanning the books into the system, and hosting a library fundraiser. Chairs: Laura Rocca & Grian McFadden email@example.com