All are welcome to join the Parent Handwork Group or just stop by, whether experienced handworkers or novices eager to learn a skill like knitting or whatever handwork their child might be doing in class. Every other Thursday at 8:45AM in the “lounge”.
The winter spiral is a beautiful ritual signifying carrying our own light into the darkest time of year. It reminds us of the potential that lives in quiet darkness, and the power of our combined light to bring that potential to fruition.
Evergreen branches are arranged in a spiral. Within the pine needles are hidden things of beauty from the natural world (gems, pinecones...) A single candle stands in the center of the darkened room as gentle music is played by a live musician. One by one, participants walk from the outside of the spiral to the center with an unlit candle and light it from the candle standing in the center. They return back on the spiral path, choosing a special place to put their candle along their way. As the ceremony continues, the room grows brighter and the treasures hidden along the path are illuminated.
Is main stream education headed in the right direction?
Are most public school teachers feeling free and inspired in their work?
What are the benefits of a wholistic education?
Why is the Waldorf school movement burgeoning with 1200 schools on 6 continents?
4th Grade Primrose Hill School Teacher, Arn Krugman, explores these questions in an evening talk at the Woodstock Library
Waldorf Education is a cooperative, compassionate and inclusive pedagogy that nurtures creative thinking, emotional intelligence and social responsibility. Join us to learn more about the Waldorf curriculum from Grades 1-6. Contact Danielle Sinclair or call (845) 876-1226.
Join us for coffee and we will take you on a tour of the campus, visit the animals, and answer any questions you might have about Primrose Hill School. Children are welcome. First Thursdays of the month. Contact Danielle Sinclair or call (845) 876-1226.
Children ready to join the 2018-2019 First Grade are invited to join Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Abel and current First Grade teacher, Ms. Young for a forest walk, craft, and picnic morning together. Please contact Danielle Sinclair to arrange a campus tour. Applications must be received prior to joining in activities.
On Tuesday evenings, April 10 through May 8, Debbie Godfrey from Positive Parenting will be offering her parenting course at Primrose Hill School. There will also be an opportunity on April 3 also from 5:30 - 7:30 to attend a one-night workshop – "Dealing with Power Struggles".
We have been given a greenhouse by Board member and farm education enthusiast Kevin Curry. It is the time of year to start seeds inside, but we've got a little more work to do before it will be able to keep our baby plants snug and warm. Mr. Riley will be available from drop-off to pick-up on Wednesdays and grateful for as many helping hands as he can get!
Debbie Godfrey from Positive Parenting is offering a one night parenting workshop on April 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 at Primrose Hill School. Those looking for a more in depth experience might be interested in the Positive Parenting Class Series on Tuesday evenings, April 10 through May 8, from 5:30 - 7:30 also at Primrose Hill School.