November 2012

In this Issue:

$65K Matching Gift Initiative

Varsity Boys Soccer - 2012 IPPSAL Champs!

Barnes & Noble Holiday Bookfair

Special Thanksgiving Lunch

Waldorf in Newsday

9th Grade German Class Trip to Zum Schneider

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards

News from Camp Glen Brook

Save these Dates

Alumni Notes

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Thanksgiving Greetings!

During this time, we remember those affected by Hurricane Sandy - one of the worst natural disasters the East Coast has ever seen. We are thankful for the outpouring of support and assistance! As we go through the process of clean-up and recovery, we give thanks for one of the hallmarks of our close-knit Waldorf School - our community of parents, students, faculty, and alumni who deeply care for each other. The Waldorf School of Garden City wishes you and your family a warm and safe recovery during this trying ordeal.

Enjoy these highlights from our recent Thanksgiving Assembly: Click here or the following image to view some video highlights.





All Gifts to Annual Fund Matched until December 31st

This year we are excited to announce a special matching gift challenge. To celebrate our 65th Anniversary, the Board of Trustees and a group of current and alumni parents have joined forces to offer a $65,000 matching gift initiative for all contributions made to the Annual Fund before December 31st. This means that for every dollar you give between now and that time, another dollar will be contributed by this group to the School.

As you know, money raised through our Annual Fund helps to support the day-to-day operations of the School. You can make your gift online. For more information, please contact Marjorie P. Jean-Paul at 516-742-3434 ext 309. To learn more about the Annual Fund, click here.

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Soccer Team,
2012 IPPSAL Boys Soccer Champions!

For the fourth time in the past five years, Waldorf's Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to the Portledge School in Locust Valley, NY (a neutral site) in order to play in the Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) Boys Soccer Championships. This year’s opponent was Lawrence Woodmere Academy (LWA) who split the regular season games with Waldorf, each earning a win and suffering a loss.

"It was very gratifying to watch the senior corps of goalkeeper Novick; defenders Tsai, Chris Ogunfowora, and Greg Weiss; midfielders Pearce, tri-captain Caleb Yuan, Cody Bach, and Michael Wechsler; and forward Spitaliere walk off the field with the Championship trophy held high," said Coach LeSueur. "The team would also like to thank the entire Waldorf community for their very vocal support throughout the season, and especially at this Championship game." Click here to read more and to see more more photos.

Barnes and Noble Holiday Bookfair - Tuesday, December 4th

Support the Waldorf School of Garden City while you shop for the holidays. Throughout the day on Tuesday, December 4th, when you shop at ANY Barnes and Noble, a percentage of the net proceeds from all purchases made will help support the Waldorf School of Garden City! Please join us for special in-store events at the Barnes and Noble at 91 Old Country Road in Carle Place:

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Musical Performance by our Students
  • 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm The 8th Grade Will provide Gift Wrapping Services in order to raise money for their class trip.
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Story Time with Elizabeth Cohen, our School Librarian. 
Can't attend our bookfair at Barnes and Noble? Visit and support us online from 12/04/2012 to 12/09/2012 by entering Bookfair ID 10871945 at checkout. Click hereto download the flyer.

65 Books For Our Library's Wish List! Our School Librarian Elizabeth Cohen came up with this wish list of 65 books. Help us fill our bookshelves!

Special Thanksgiving Lunch for Waldorf Students

In honor of Thanksgiving, Aviva Gill, Waldorf's Cafeteria Manager, and the Cafeteria staff have been repeating their turkey menu every year and students at the Waldorf School always look forward to it. Click here to read more.

Waldorf in Newsday

Speaking of Thanksgiving ... Waldorf was (once again) featured in Newsday this past week! Here's a great article by Jennifer Berger "A Thanksgiving Dish from Long Island Students" which features a recipe for Cauliflower Au Gratin. 

Looking for a healthy, family-friendly side dish for Thanksgiving dinner?

Here's one to try: A delicious cauliflower recipe from the fifth and seventh grade classes at the private Waldorf School of Garden City.

Click here to read the article.

(Please note that access to the story and photos is free for Newsday Long Island 7-day home delivery subscribers and Optimum Online customers. To see a print copy of the story, please contact the Front Desk at the Waldorf School of Garden City.)

9th Grade German Class Trip to Zum Schneider in NYC

On Friday, November 16, the 9th grade German class visited the German restaurant Zum Schneider in Lower Manhattan. Geared up with vocabulary, useful expressions, and a good appetite, the students ordered their food and engaged in light conversation with the waitress in German. Delicious genuine southern German dishes were enjoyed by all. This trip allowed the students to experience and use what they learned during class in regard to language and culture in an authentic setting. The following pictures attest the fun we all had!

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards

In addition to the Barnes and Noble Holiday Bookfair, here's another way you can help support the School!

From now through March 25th, 2013, the Waldorf School of Garden City will have the opportunity to earn cash through Stop&Shop A+ School Rewards Program. All you have to do is log on to to register your card online.

After you register your card, each time you shop at Stop&Shop with your Stop&Shop Card earns CASH for our School! Each month, the amount of cash awarded will be updated on the Stop&Shop website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our School by checking your grocery receipt. Our School will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our School's educational needs.

Signing up immediately can result in additional financial support to our School. Please don't delay. Be sure to register your card to benefit the Waldorf School of Garden City using ID #09302.

News from Camp Glen Brook

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Winter Camp at Glen Brook

The Glen Brook Winter Camp takes place during the February vacation and runs from Monday, February 18th to Saturday, February 23rd. Students in Grades 2-8 are invited to join in a week of sledding, cross-country skiing, skating, snow tubing, star gazing, maple sugaring, arts and crafts, cooking and baking and many other fun seasonal activities. Hurry, groups are filling fast. Click here for more information and to download an application. You are also welcome to call Glen Brook directly at (603) 876-3342.

Maple Sugaring Weekends - March 1-3 and March 8-10

Maple Sugaring Weekend - Each March, Glen Brook hosts two intensive weekend programs on maple sugaring. Families are invited to stay at the Camp for two nights and participate in all aspects of Glen Brook's sugaring programs: tapping trees, gathering sap, feeding the wood-fired arch, cutting and stacking wood, and boiling and bottling syrup. The schedule is full, yet there is also ample time for exploring the out-of-doors, sitting by the wood stove in the Main House living room, or sledding on the hill. The pace of each day is the usual Glen Brook balance of play, work, and leisure time. All visitors enjoy a fine pancake feast on Sunday morning and take home a souvenir of maple syrup in Glen Brook's signature glass flask. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Glen Brook Events

Attention Alumni & Alumni Parents - Save these Dates!

Annual Carol Sing and Alumni Reception

Join us on Friday, December 21st, at 8:00 pm for the annual Carol Sing and Alumni Reception. As always, rehearsal in the Music Room begins promptly at 7:00 pm. All alumni and alumni parents are invited to attend the Carol Sing as well as the Holiday Reception that follows in the High School Student Room.

Also - download sheet music ahead of time to practice! We encourage all Waldorf Singers to join in the Carol Sing repertoire: "Nunc Angelorum", "The Hunter", "The First Noel" (set to Pachelbel's Canon) and "He's the Lily of the Valley".

Attention Alumni: Please visit the Carol Sing and Alumni Reception Facebook Event Page to see who else is attending. (NOTE: Facebook username and password required.)

Alumni/ae and Varsity Basketball Games

Each year, we invite our alumni back to play a fun game of basketball against our Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams. The Women's Game will begin at 10:00am. The Men's Game will begin at 11:15am. There will be a post game pizza party. If you are interested in playing, please RSVP via email to Jeanenne La Bella at This is always a fun and memorable day for everyone. Come out and be a part of the fun and make it a memorable day.

Attention Alumni: Please visit the Alumni/ae & Varsity Basketball Games Facebook Event Page to see who else is attending. (NOTE: Facebook username and password required.)

Alumni Notes

The upcoming show to look for on HGTV this holiday season is "Celebrity Holiday Homes," where Waldorf alumna Danielle Colding '94 is featured along with two other design stars, Meg Caswell and Emily Henderson. Danielle will be designing rooms using glamorous holiday decor for Bebe Winans, the well-known gospel and R&B singer. The show airs, December 7, at 8pm on HGTV. Click here to read more.

The first order of business at the October 17th meeting of Waldorf's Board of Trustees was the election of a new member – Mr. David Resnick '70, Waldorf School alumnus, parent of three current students, and the Deputy Commissioner of Public Buildings for the New York City Department of Design & Construction. Welcome "aboard," David!

After 15 years at Penn State University where he served as the Walter L. Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development, Richard Schuhmann '77 joined the Gordon–MIT Engineering Leadership Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts this past September as their new Senior Lecturer/Short Subject Program Manager! Click here to read about Rick's new role at MIT. Recently, Rick gave a series of talks at Technische Universität Berlin (TU-Berlin) at the Hasso Plattner Institute d.confestival in Potsdam, Germany.

Congratulations to proud Waldorf alumnus and Trustee Scott A. Williams '85 who recently rejoined St. John's University as Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations. In his new position, Williams provides oversight to the Office of Alumni Relations as it seeks to further the University’s alumni engagement. In particular, he hopes to increase engagement of graduates living outside of New York in addition to keeping more and more young alumni connected. Click here to read more.

Attention Waldorf Alumni: Submit your "Alumni Note" today! Share your good news—be it baby, marriage, career move/achievement, award, publication, website, vacation, hobby, or whatever. Click here to submit your "Alumni Note" online.

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