January 2014

In this Issue:


Alumni/ae Basketball

Waldorf Basketball
Tourny in Pennsylvania

Sophomore Play

Waldorf Headlines

Camp Glen Brook

Alumni Notes

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Happy New Year!

We hope you and your families had a festive and joyous holiday season. On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Waldorf School of Garden City, may you enjoy a healthy and happy 2014!

A lot of activities took place at Waldorf before families and teachers took-off for the Holiday Vacation. Enjoy these highlights from the Holiday Assembly, click here to see photos from the Alumni Reception that followed the annual Carol Sing and - in case you missed it - watch this Holiday e-Greeting.




Save-these-Dates for Some Exciting Waldorf Events!

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share some upcoming Spring 2014 events. Whether you’re interested in modern dance, or looking to reconnect with former classmates, we have something for everyone!

Waldorf at Lincoln Center - Back by popular demand! Join us at Lincoln Center in New York City on Sunday, March 30th at 2:00 pm for a world-premier performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Reception to follow.

Waldorf Raffle - Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win $10,000.00! All proceeds will benefit the purchase of new windows in the Music Room, Fiber Arts Room, Lower School Science Lab and Woodshop. The grand prize drawing will take place at the Spring Festival on Sunday, May 4th at noon.

Upcoming Class Reunions

The Class of 1964 will celebrate their 50th year reunion in San Francisco, CA on Friday, June 20th.

The Class of 1978 will visit the School on Friday, April 25th and participate in a High School Forum as part of their 35th reunion celebration.

The Class of 1999 will visit the School on Saturday, May 17th for a pre-reunion celebration.

The Class of 2004 will gather at the School’s athletic field for a friendly game of kickball and other games on Saturday, June 7th.

Is YOUR class interested in a reunion? We’d love to help you organize a fun event. Contact Jeanenne La Bella, at (516) 742-3434 ext. 310 or labellaj@waldorfgarden.org to start reconnecting with former classmates.

Alumni/ae and Varsity Basketball Games

The Alumnae vs. Girls Varsity, and the Alumni vs. Alumni Basketball games were held on Saturday, January 11th. Both games were tightly matched contests. Lead by Coach Paul LeSueur, the Alumnae Team was able to pull-out a victory with a score of 28 to 23. Our thanks to Barbara Costello Lyons ’76, Vicky Mauri ’04, Gianna Smith ’04, Michele Myers ’04, Kristina Brown ’09, Alena Jones ’09, Taisha Thomas ’09, Abigail Lyons ’10 and Carolyn Smalls ‘13 for participating.

Seventeen graduates returned for the Alumni vs. Alumni Game. The game ended with the “Throwback Team (clad in Waldorf Jerseys from way-back-when)” winning by a score of 47-40. Our thanks to Bryan Cain ’97, Charles Smith ‘01, Tarik Carney ’02, Kush Shukla ’02, Marcus Boyd ’04, Christopher Smalley ’07, Kieran Kerekes ’07, Leo Bruno ’07, Domenic D’Ercole ’10, Alex Sapuppo ’11, Landon Twine ’11, Matt Wasserman ’12, Max Cheney ’13, Max Novick ’13, Orin Pierce ’13, Michael Weschler ‘13 and Caleb Yuan.

Click here and enjoy these exciting game photos courtesy of Scott Robinson.

Waldorf Schools Basketball Tournament - Feb. 7 to 9

Speaking of basketball, the Varsity Boys and Girls Teams will be traveling to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for the upcoming Waldorf Schools Basketball Tournament at the Kimberton Waldorf School. If you live in the Philadelphia area (or will be traveling there), consider joining our coaches, parents and fans as we cheer our boys and girls teams against other Waldorf schools from the northeast. The teams depart Garden City on Friday, February 7th and will return on Sunday, February 9th.

Saturday, February 8
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Green Meadow Waldorf School at 9:45 am
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School at 4:00 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Champlain Waldorf School at 6:30 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Green Meadow Waldorf School at 7:45 pm

Sunday, February 9
Girls All Star Game at 8:45 am
3-Point Contest at 9:45 am
Boys All Star Game at 10:45 am 

For more information, visit the Waldorf Athletics website.

Sophomore Class to Present Our Town by Thornton Wilder

At the Waldorf School of Garden City, it is a custom and tradition for the sophomore class to perform a play, entertaining parents and family, friends, students and the community. The class of 2016 will perform Our Town by Thornton Wilder. This play's final performance will be TOMORROW, Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 pm, and will take place in the School Auditorium. Donations are encouraged.

Mrs. Deirdre Burns Somers, the director of the play as well as the high school’s English and drama teacher, said, "I am extremely excited to direct such a marvelous play, using an equally marvelous cast. From day one, the students have given their all towards making this an unforgettable experience that everyone can enjoy."

Written by the highly esteemed playwright Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975), Our Town captures the lives of average, small town citizens in the early twentieth century, between the years 1901 and 1913. The play follows the Webb and Gibb families, and other residents as they go about their daily lives in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. The drama, at times, narrated by the stage manager, is produced without a set, and the actors conduct themselves without the use of props. The play written in 1938 went on to win a Pulitzer Prize, and received highly favorable reviews from The New York Times. Despite the passage of time, this play still remains highly relevant, allowing the audience to connect deeply to the characters, and even encouraging the audience to ponder many of life’s complex issues.

In preparation for their production, the students utilize many aspects of their education as they explore their artistic and creative abilities; designing costumes, singing, acting and working backstage as well as integrating their history and English classes as they “live” in the time period. Such a production stimulates growth and self-confidence in a student's mind and creates fun and lasting experiences.

Click here to see more photos courtesy of Ms. Iwonka Piotrowska!

Waldorf Headlines

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in Grades 1, 2 and 3

It is Main Lesson time in the 1st - 3rd grade hallway and just before the holiday vacation the children were learning reading, writing and arithmetic.

MLK Day of Service

As part of the nationwide "King Day of Service," a group of volunteers from Waldorf spent the day cleaning the grounds of the Tanglewood Preserve.

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Enjoy an Afternoon of Ice Skating

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 enjoyed an afternoon of ice skating at Iceland Skating Rink in New Hyde Park on January 17th.

7th Grade Cabaret

The 7th grade will host a cabaret on Friday, February 7th at 7pm. Enjoy an evening of music, comedy and dance with special guest Satellite Lane (Mr. Fallu's award-winning a cappella group).

News from Camp Glen Brook

Camp Glen Brook Logo

We are delighted to share with you Camp Glen Brook's new Summer Camp Video! Click the image below, sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy this glimpse into the magic of summer time at Camp Glen Brook. If you look closely, you'll even recognize a few summer campers who are/were students at the Waldorf School of Garden City!


  • Sign-up by TODAY, January 31st, and receive 10% Off for Summer Camp!
  • Also, sign-up by TODAY, January 31st, and receive 10% Off
    + FREE Transportation for Winter Camp.

Visit www.glenbrook.org to register for Winter, Summer and/or Family Camps!

What did you think of the video? Let us know! Post your comments on our Facebook page or in an email to comments@glenbrook.org.

Winter Camp at Glen Brook

The Glen Brook Winter Camp takes place during the February vacation and runs from Monday, February 17th to Saturday, February 22nd. Students in Grades 3-8 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 because groups are filling fast. The cost is $695 for the week plus $125 for round-trip transportation between the Waldorf School of Garden City and Camp Glen Brook.


You are also welcome to call Glen Brook directly at (603) 876-3342.

Maple Sugaring Weekends - February 28th to March 2nd
and March 14th  to 16th - ARE BOTH FULL!

Each March, Camp Glen Brook hosts two intensive weekend programs on maple sugaring. Maple Sugaring Weekend #1 (February 28th to March 2nd) and Maple Sugaring Weekend #2 (March 14th to March 16th) are both FULL!

The Glen Brook Staff is currently considering opening a third weekend. If you are interested in this and/or being added to the wait list for Maple Sugaring Weekend #1 or Maple Sugaring Weekend #2, please call the Glen Brook Office at (603) 876-3342. Families may stay at a nearby hotel and join Glen Brook for meals and activities. Please call to register for this off-site option as space is limited. Click here for more details.

About the Maple Sugaring Weekend: Families stay at Glen Brook 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.

Upcoming Dates and Events at Camp Glen Brook

You can also follow Camp Glen Brook on Facebook!
Join us at www.facebook.com/CampGlenBrook

Alumni Notes

Congratulations to Bob Gold '73  and his company - Bob Gold & Associates! Bob's company was selected for the 2013 California Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC). The company has also been named one of the country’s top 10 telecommunications-focused PR firms by Top PR Agencies.

Bob Gold & Associates builds and burnishes brands, specializing in hi-tech, consumer electronics and media companies. Founded by Bob Gold in 1997 and headquartered in Redondo Beach, California, the agency is dedicated to providing highly-targeted creative services with reasonable fee structures.

Congratulations to Seth Travins '93! Seth married Mairead Mackenzie on October 16, 2013 at Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield, Massachusetts Shanna Braden '93 (and her mom Sandra Braden), Peter Dufault '91, Melissa Dufault Root '97, Kiki Dufault '92, Sarah Gallagher '93, Steve Sagarin '80, and brother Luke Travins '87, as well as proud parents Bruce and Barbara Travins were among the Waldorf people in-attendance. Photo courtesy of Weaver House.

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