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 2013 PARENT ENRICHMENT OFFERINGS:
Wednesday, October 2nd, 7 – 8:30 pm |Essentials of Waldorf – Lisa Gromicko, Marilyn Fox, and Jamie York
There is a profound plan behind Waldorf education. Learn how the genius of Steiner’s design of the Waldorf curriculum meets our children’s needs at each stage of development. This presentation is foundational for all community members, and especially new families.
Monday, September 30th, 8:30 am – 8:45 am | Annual Michaelmas Message -Tom Altgelt
As we gather to decorate our school for Michaelmas, Tom Altgelt will give a brief, inspirational overview of how this spirit of our time lies at the heart of our work at SMWS.
Friday, October 11th, 8:30 – 10:00am | The Three-Fold Human – Sandra Kirschner
Waldorf educates not only the head, but also heart and will. How do we cultivate these aspects in our children?. Why is strength of will so challenged in modern culture?
Wednesday, October 16th, 7:00-8:30 pm: | Importance of Sleep – Lisa Gromicko
Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation are on the rise as the pace of life increases. Children are especially vulnerable and suffer setbacks in physical growth, hyperactivity, immune function and sensory integration, among other problems. We will review the physiological basis of sleep, with sleep quantity guidelines and suggestions for creating bedtime rituals for your child.
Wed, November 6th, 7:00 pm | Before You Open Pandora’s Box: Discernment in Technology
Find your way out of overwhelm and the backlash from media and modern technology. How does technology effect our brain and our relationships? Learn from the scientific research the effect media has on the child- child, and child- parent dynamic. Discover how and when to use technology as a tool, so it does not use you and your child.
Friday, November 15th, 8:30-10:00am | Choosing Wellness: Nourishing Our Families for Regeneration Rather than Degeneration – Kim Marie
Humanity is at a critical time of choosing. Our food is a domain in which we can easily make choices today to regenerate ourselves, our families and the planet. Discover facts about food you have likely never heard elsewhere. Learn how you can break free from overwhelm around nourishing your family wisely.
Saturday. November 23rd, 10:00am – 4:00 pm | Felting Workshop – Creating Hand-felted Advent Calendars – Christine Summerfield
Learn about the festival of Advent while creating your own felted Advent calendar.
Wednesday., December 18th, 7:00pm | Annual Holy Nights Lecture – William Bento
Please join us for this SMWS Holy Nights’ tradition.
Mondays, 8:45 – 10:15am | Beginning September 23 | Eurythmy for You – Glenda Monasch
Every parent invited to an initial free class! Experience how the Waldorf journey from K-12 and Eurythmy increases our capacity to breath within the inner and outer life. Each Monday will focus on a specific grade’s curriculum.
Wednesdays, December 4-18, 8:30-10:00 | Celebrating Advent – Tom Altgelt & Kim Marie
Traditionally these four weeks of Advent are a time of slowing down and reestablishing our inner harmony. How can we deepen into the mystery of Advent and begin to reclaim its sacredness?
STUDY GROUPS WITH TOM ALTGELT: *All Welcome; no prior experience needed. Call Tom @ 303.601.8601 for information.*
Basics of Anthroposophy | Every other Thursday, begins October 3 | 7:30pm
A co-creative exploration of spiritual development using Rudolf Steiner’s book How to Know Higher Worlds and the opening chapters of Theosophy. Co-hosted by Tova Jacober.
The Foundation Stone Meditation | Every other Thursday, begins October 8 | 7:00pm
The living essence of Anthroposophy comes to expression in this meditation. We will seek to bring it alive in our hearts and minds.