Friday Flier 8th May 2015
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Friday Flier 8th May
May Festival
Warmest thanks to all the children and adults who played so brilliantly for the Maypole dancing in Queens Wood. It was great to have such a cluster of
instrumentalists. Let's keep the band growing - anyone who thought about joining in this year but didn't - see you next year!

Rebekah Allan

There are more photographs at the bottom of the Flier
Dates for your Diary
Thur 14th — Ascension day
Thur 14th — 6pm – 9pm Trustees Meeting

Fri 15th  — Coffee Morning, Class V in the Hall
Fri 15th  — 3:30pm Jumble Sale Prep
Sat 16th  — Jumble Sale

Wed 20th  — Class I Play
Wed 20th  — 2pm-3pm Class IV Play
Thur 21st  — Sport Day - Class I to VIII Hampstead Heath
Fri 22nd — Whitsun Festival - 11am-12pm Class I to VIII
Fri 22nd — 12:30-1pm Whitsun Festival Kindergarten
Fri 22nd — Term Ends


Mon 1st — 8.30am Term recommence
Mon 1st — Class III Plaw Hatch
Thur 4th — 7pm–9pm RMM
Sat 6th — Workday
Wed 10th — 7:30pm–9:00pm Kindergarten Parents' Evening
Sat 15th — 11am – 1pm Open Tour


Please refer to the website before phoning the office for dates.
All dates regarding the school are available at:

Jumble Appeal

Please pick-up Jumble flyers from reception and deposit them in your local area.

Please start searching and collecting all your unwanted Clothes & Shoes, Toys, Books, & Bric-a-brac.

Jumble can be brought into the school and left in reception from Monday 11th May and the Jumble Sale is on Saturday 16th May

We need people to bake sweet & savoury dishes in recyclable or disposable containers for the Jumble Café.

Please do not bring any underwear, dirty or ripped clothing or any broken Toys or Books, they do not sell & it creates extra work!

Download A5 flier to print 

Download A4 flier to print
Workday Thanks
We would like to thank all the parents that spent their day off on Saturday cleaning and repairing in the school. Amazing work everyone so Thank you Thank you. We were not very many this time but we still managed to get a whole lot of work done. A large team was out in the kindergarten garden working extremely hard shovelling tons of soil and repairing the cover for the oven (yippee this means oven is next) and the rest us working hard indoors making the school lovely for our beautiful and very lucky children.

We would also like to thank everyone that made an incredible array of foods. This time was just amazing! We were spoilt for choice and I am sure this fantastic smorgasbord of food was one of the reasons we managed to do so much work. And must add its really worth coming to these workdays, not only for our children’s sake but also to sample the food. Thanks parents for the love you put into the food. And of course the parents that did childcare to enable other parents to come - thank you.

Next workday is on Saturday the 6th of June. We hope to see lots of
you then.

Love and Light from workday team:

Nicoletta, Asa and Dionne

Class V Coffee Morning
Class V warmly invites everyone to their
Coffee Morning

Friday 15 May, 08:15-10:00
in the Hall
Children will be in their classes as usual, at 8:30.
This is a fundraising event in support of a cancer charity, that helps cancer patients access alternative treatments in combination with standard medicine and treatments.
In addition, we would like to support the health of the bee population with a natural beehive at Plaw Hatch Farm that will be cared for by their beekeeper, Ioonah. She says: "In my world the bees are not ours, they belong to themselves, I maintain their hives and protect them as is needed." It will be a lovely extension of the children's curriculum in class V and VI, and we will visit the hives on our way to the Olympics this summer. 
There will be jars for donations.
With kind regards,
Anna Retsler
Class V Teacher
 Botton Village Camphill Community - A request
We have created a short 30 minute documentary to help explain and show what is happening to in North Yorkshire UK. We would be so so greatful if you could find a way to show this video to the members of your community, the co-workers, parents, children and learning disabled adults. As you may know Botton Village Camphill (a flagship Camphill Community) is now 60 years old and could be about to meets its end (hijacked by corporate forces). We need your support to stop this from happening.

Please do all you can to help us share our story through this documentary.



Felix Fearnley
Past student of Botton Steiner School
Tree collection - Can you help?
We need a few small trees collected from Hackney Tree Nursery. The nursery opening times are Tues and Fri approx 10am-2pm. Please help if you have a large enough car or small van.

Any good condition garden tools that you no longer need would be much appreciated. Esp spades and forks.

Also please donate any seeds or plants. It's a good time to thin out some plants so please bring us any spares!

Also we have lots of straw...if anyone needs any please contact Susanna via the office.

Thank you,

Susanna Wallis 
Gardening Teacher
Summer Fair Request
Dear parents & friends of SPSS,

We need your help!

In anticipation of the triumphant return of the Summer Fair, we are planning on making MILES & MILES of bunting to use at the school for it and for whatever jolly event is going on in the future.

Please donate any washed and unwanted fabric, old shirts, tablecloths... especially in lovely colours or patterns . 

The flags will be based on an A4 template using the 21cm edge as the top. 

The straight top edge can be cut with normal scissors and left un-edged.  Please cut the diagonal sides with the zigzag PINKING SHEARS if you can lay your hands on any.  If not and you have the energy to edge them on a machine, brilliant.  You can get lots out of a strip if you top and tail them, one up one down.

Otherwise, please give us your fabric in 30cm strips and we will cut the diagonals.  

There will be a box in reception for your donations.

Thanks very much in advance.

Isabel Sharp and Belle Benson
Summer Fair
Whitsun Festival
For the Kindergarten Parents
We are warmly inviting you to join us for our Whitsun Festival on Friday 22nd May. 
Please arrive at the hall, in the main garden, for a 12.30 start. 

There will be no entry to the hall after that time. 

Kindergarten starts at 8.30 as usual. Please dress your child in white clothes. This year we would like for the families to contribute to the snack with a small traditional dish from their country. Please consult with your Kindergarten Techer about food allergies/intolerances in your group. Please bring white flowers, your child’s raffia crown (from the May Festival) plus a small natural object for the Mandala. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all at this Festival,

Sarah, Elena, Julia and Hanna 
Kindergarten Teachers 

For the Parents of Class I to VIII
You are warmly invited to come for the Whitsun Festival on the 22nd May at 11am. 
The Festival will last one hour and the school will end at 3.30pm as normal.

It would be a great opportunity for you to experience what the children learn in language lessons. 
Please ensure children wear white for this festival. 
We are looking forward to see you then, 
With Warm Regards, 
Julie Karaman and Szerenke Denes
French and German Language Teachers 
Community Notices
Eurythmy festival June 2015

There is a celebration of eurythmy for all, taking place in June on the 25th at Steiner House.

Children from schools will share their work, students training to become eurythmists will perform their work, and graduates from West Midlands Eurythmy and Peredur Euryhtmy will perform their graduation pieces. London Eurythmy will also perform a piece by Beethoven with a free inititaive group.

Children will witness eurythmy students aspiring to become eurythmists, they in turn will witness graduates moving ahead, and all will witness professionals at work, together with a new ensemble.

St Michael Steiner School is planning to bring class 9 and 11, possibly 6/7. If you feel you would like to contribute something, please get in touch.

All are welcome, bring along family, friends and guests. Entry is free, but to help us cover costs, we are asking that each participant contribute £1.00 toward the event, and there will be a collection at the door for visitors. 

The programme starts at 5.00pm to 6.30pm for schools and students, and 7.30 to 9.00pm for graduates and free initiatives.

Michèle Hunter
Alliance for Childhood

Cottage in Mallorca
Cottage in Mallorca (Campanet, north-east of Inca) surrounded by orchards, with swimming pool, looking out towards the mountains. It is off the tourist track but 5 mins from the village and the main road to Palma airport, mountains and beaches (15 to 20 mins in many directions eg: Alcudia, Pollensa) and equally ideal for a family holiday or a personal retreat.

There is also some separate accommodation in the grounds, so that two families could share, while living independently - a total of 6 single beds (3 twin rooms) and one double room and spare mattresses and a cot.

Phone Graham 01452 812537 or
May Festival Photographs
All photographs courtesy of Tina Maas
Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship
Imagine a School Where
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