At the Susquehanna Waldorf School, our community extends beyond our school doors. We take pride in sharing the learning and wonder our students experience here every day. Here are just a few events we love to celebrate with our community.
A gentle, beautiful beginning to the holiday season. A large spiral made of evergreens covers the gym floor. At the center of the spiral is a candle. Each child is invited to walk the spiral carrying a candle embedded in an apple. They light their candle in the center and place their candle on golden stars along the spiral. Adults sing quietly throughout and the darkened room slowly becomes alive with glowing candles and the chilrden are filled with the warmth and beauty of this experience. Thie the winter days being short, and the nights long, this festival celebrates a kindling of our inner light and holds a promise that spring, light and life will begin again. Its also a celebration of quiet confidence, of carrying light in darkness and sharing that light with others. This year Advent Garden will be held on Sunday December 7. Rosebud Kindergarden at 4pm. Periwinkle Kindergarden at 5pm. And the Grades students at 6pm.
A celebrated tradition at Susquehanna Waldorf, our beloved school magically transforms into a seasonal gem as parents create this event anew each year. Classrooms become spaces full of adventure for children and adults; the sweet smells, the bright colors, the softness of wool and silk; sounds of the season from many talented musicians – including our own students – and delicious fare to please a variety of tastes. Children delight in reaching for a treasure from our singing Pocket Lady’s skirt, a favorite of many for sure. Year after year visitors ages 1 to 100 enjoy creating a cookie cottage and crafting. Our school store, under the sycamore tree, and the silent auction, offer great gift giving possibilities. The fair raises money in support of our school while bringing people together in celebration. Simultaneously our community reaches out to the greater community providing donations for a worthy cause. With great anticipation we look forward to sharing this event with one another and you, do join us!
Hatha Yoga Class- Saturdays 8-10 a.m. (we all pitch in to move things out of the room before we begin practicing around 8:15 and then back into the room at the end). This is an all levels class taught by Heidi Fuerst (200 hour certified and practicing for about 13 years) in which beginners are welcome. We practice various asanas (yoga poses) using some props, with an eye toward good alignment, creating an environment that will allow you to move inward while gaining strenth and flexibility. The class is run on a donation basis with a suggested donation of $6 - 1/3 of the amount received is given back to the school. For the first few classes, a mat and comfortable clothing that will allow Heidi to see your form in the asanas is all you need. Those who come regularly also bring blocks, straps and blankets to class but Heidi has extras for new students to use. Classes resume January 4 with a class taught as a beginner's class. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Heidi for more information. Hope to see you in class!