June 11, 2018
"A school is a working community dedicated to the art of becoming."
(Jon McAlice, Engaged Community)
Dear Community of Parents and Supporters of Waldorf Education,
For many years now, our group of dedicated Waldorf parents and educators who have at heart freedom in teaching, accessibility and affordability of Waldorf education for all families who seek it for their children, and the building of a healthy learning community has been developing a comprehensive plan for the next independent Waldorf School in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. For this coming September, we are ready to offer a flexible program, five days a week, which will include several grades – depending on the community's needs – and be open to full-time students as well as to homeschoolers. We see the school year 2018-19 as a “pilot” year to ground, in collaboration with a growing community, the foundations of this new beginning.
We would like to invite you to a community meeting about the future of independent Waldorf education in our region. At the meeting, members of the temporary board of the recently established not-for-profit organization which will eventually become the school will introduce the vision of a healthy operation of the corporation. Furthermore, we will offer an outline of the school year ahead; in return, we hope to gain a sense of the community of children that we will gladly serve.
To accommodate as many community members as possible, we will hold the meeting on a weekday as well as on the weekend:
When: Monday, June 18, 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 23, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3X1
Please RSVP with the date of your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our FB page.
If you are unable to attend either one of the meetings but are interested in our program for your child(ren), please let us know, indicating the child(ren)'s grade(s) next year and whether you are interested in the five-day program or in a flexible part-time option.
We can only manifest our vision through communal practice: We need your voices, your commitment, your hearts, and your will forces in order for this initiative to be successful.
Together we can make it happen!
Friends of Waldorf Education in Ottawa (FWEO)