The Parent Enrichment committee works to bring programs to inform our community about the the profound philosophy behind Waldorf education and anthroposophy in general, as well as support on the parenting journey. Over the course of the year, programs are offered which are geared to parents of all ages of students.
Fall 2014 PARENT ENRICHMENT OFFERINGS:
Essentials of Waldorf | Daniel Hindes
Friday, September 19th |8:30 – 10:00 AM, Choir Room
Tuesday, September 30th 7:00 – 8:30 PM, High School Assembly Hall
There is a profound design behind Waldorf Education. How does the genius of Steiner’s Waldorf curriculum meet our children’s needs and spirit at each stage of development? Why is there a focus on creativity, music and the practical arts? This presentation is foundational for all, especially new families.
How Our Community Transitions with Death
Wed., October 22nd | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | High School Assembly Hall
In response to the recent deaths in our community, we are offering an exploration of death from an anthroposophical perspective. How could this perspective inform the way we care for loved ones at the end of life? Why do we carry out a three-day vigil? How does one form a con-nection with the dead? These and other thoughts will be discussed.
The Wisdom Behind Movement in the Waldorf Curriculum | Carole Hanlein, Craig Rubens, & Dorothea Altgelt
Friday, November 7th |8:30 – 10:15 AM
Movement, stillness, and a child’s sense of being in space are critical foundations to learning. How does the Waldorf curriculum support a child’s integration through healthy movement experiences from K-12? Why the Pentathlon and Medieval games? Learn the types of movement that foster healthy brain function & when they are essential.
Holy Nights Address | William Bento
Tuesday, December 16th |7:00 – 9:00 PM, HS Assembly Hall
During the Holy Nights our Universal Self can be more accessible to us. However, so much depends on the inner work done throughout the year to truly know our Personal Self and strive to align our activities with the Transpersonal Self. In the Holy Nights, we learn to find the Way forward in our personal lives, in our aspirations for our transpersonal lives, and in our search for Christ in us.
Parent Handwork | Tuesdays at 8:45am | Community House Living Room
Stop by any Tuesday for fellowship and handwork. All experience levels welcome. We’ll have seasonal projects and supplies, or bring your own. Contact Kari Palazzari at email@example.com.
Wisdom of Fairy Tales |Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM
Begins September 17th
The eternal wisdom in fairy tales and their archetypes creates soul health and strength, and evokes the highest in everyone. Learn stages of earthly and spiritual development. Glean wisdom and re-sources to face challenges and develop-ment in everyday life. Contact Kim Marie 303-443-1617, Kim@Sophia-Rising.com
Sacred Parenting: Bringing Truth, Beauty & Goodness to Family Life
Mondays, 9:00-11:00 AM | Begins September 22nd
We won’t do it perfectly, but we can do it nobly. Develop skills and tools while connecting with others on the journey of sacred parenting. Consider how rhythm, routine, bedtimes, communication, nourishment and more can make a significant impact on your family life. Understand your child and yourself more deeply for a joyful parenting experience. Contact Kim Marie at 303-443-1617, Kim@Sophia-Rising.com
Felting with Christine Summerfield
Beginning Friday, September 19th
How to Know Higher Worlds Every Other Wed. 7-9pm |Begins Oct. 1st, 1st Gr. Classroom
A conversational group inquiry into Steiner’s “How to Know Higher Worlds.” Open to all levels of experience, especially to find out more about anthroposophy. Steiner charts an inner meditative path that can lead us both to inner peace & to enhanced powers of soul. Contact Tom Altgelt at 303.601.8601.