February 2014

In this Issue:

Waldorf at Lincoln Center

Waldorf Basketball

Upcoming Events

Camp Glen Brook

Class Reunions

Alumni Notes

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February Greetings from Waldorf!

It's been a very snowy winter this year. Over four weeks, there have been five snow days. The days of "phone chains" are long gone and nowadays students, parents, teachers and staff learn about snow days through a variety of media: telephone broadcast messages, email, our website, News12.com, Newsday.com, and Facebook. But it's those early-morning telephone broadcast messages that got Robert Ingenito, Waldorf's Communication Director who records them, to ask "Can anyone recommend some creative ways for announcing snow days? I’m kinda getting tired of saying 'Due to the inclement weather ...'" One friend offered the following limerick:

Because of the forecasted snow,
We're disrupting the old status quo.
Stay home and play.
And enjoy this snow day.
But to school you do not have to go.




Waldorf at Lincoln Center - Sunday, March 30

Waldorf at Lincoln Center - Back by popular demand! Join us at the David H. Koch Theater in 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. Proceeds from this special fundraising event will benefit the window renovation project at the Waldorf School of Garden City. Special thanks to John Tomlinson '77 for helping to make this event possible. Mr. Tomlinson has worked producing and touring dance performances for over 20 years. He is the Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, which is responsible for all operations of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Click here to purchase tickets and journal ads!

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mrs. Marjorie P. Jean-Paul at (516) 742-3434 Ext. 309 or mjeanpaul@waldorfgarden.org.

Waldorf Basketball

February is usually a busy month for Waldorf's basketball teams. Unfortunately, a snow/ice storm on February 5 knocked-out power to the entire Kimberton/Phoenixville area in Pennsylvania cancelling the annual Waldorf Schools Basketball Tournament at the Kimberton Waldorf School.

Our congratulations to Waldorf's Varsity Girls Basketball Team! After successfully defeating the Solomon Schechter School in the IPPSAL Semi-Finals, 45-19, the team advanced to the IPPSAL Finals and faced long-time rival Portledge. Despite a strong showing, the team lost 37-43. Click here to read Coach LaSheena Brown's recap of the game.

Our thanks to all the fans, parents, coaches and especially the players for a great season!

Upcoming Events

Because the February 14th Winter Assembly had to be cancelled for the "snow day", we do not have any highlights to share on our YouTube page of student performances. But in the coming weeks and months, a few of the presentations/offerings that had been planned will be performed at these upcoming events. We hope you can join us!

Also, be sure to join us for "Waldorf Education and the Development of Intellect" on Wednesday, March 12. And to view our calendar of events, click here.

News from Camp Glen Brook

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Winter Camp at Glen Brook

Glen Brook's annual Winter Camp took place last week. Campers enjoyed snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fort building, learning to make fires in the snow, having snowball fights, sledding, and generally having a blast. Ice skating lessons and ice hockey were a big hit as well. Indoors, campers cooked, made art projects, played board games, and sang around the wood stove in the evening.

Glen Brook's version of the "Winter Olympics" was also a big hit. The events were many: speed skating, dog sled races, team relay races, sledding, and snow building ("One of the lesser-known Winter Olympic sports," said Program Director Mark Stehlik). In one ice hockey picture, one Facebook fan commented, "2026 Winter Olympic U.S.A. Gold-Medal Hockey Team makes debut at 2014 Winter Camp at Glen Brook." Everybody did a wonderful job and had a lot of fun.

You can also follow all the Winter Camp excitement on Facebook!
Join us at www.facebook.com/CampGlenBrook

Maple Sugaring Weekends - February 28-March 2
and March 14-16 - ARE BOTH SOLD OUT!

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 SOLD OUT!

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.

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!

Upcoming Dates and Events at Camp Glen Brook

  • February 28 -March 2: Maple Sugaring Weekend I - SOLD OUT
  • March 14–16: Maple Sugaring Weekend II - SOLD OUT
  • June 30: Summer Camp Opens
  • August 10: Summer Camp Ends
  • August 13–17: Family Camp

Visiting Camp Glen Brook is not only a cherished experience for those who visit, but often times it is a transformative one. The opportunity to experience personal transformation at Glen Brook is a tremendous gift to all who are lucky enough to receive it. Unfortunately, not every family can afford to send their child to summer camp. Lack of finances should not be a factor that keeps any child or teen from such an experience. Your support can help make it possible. This year, Glen Brook has set a goal to raise $50,000 to provide scholarships for children who otherwise would not be able to attend summer camp. Click here to make an online gift to Camp Glen Brook. Thank you for doing what you can to help us give more children and youth the experience of a lifetime!

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

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 1984 will celebrate their 30-year reunion the weekend of June 28 and 29. 

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 Marjorie P. Jean-Paul at (516) 742-3434 ext. 309 or mjeanpaul@waldorfgarden.org to start reconnecting with former classmates.

Alumni Notes

Carole Davenport '60 is a private art dealer. Her business aims is to offer fine quality Japanese and other Asian art of ultimate authenticity and high aesthetic sensibility. She began her own business in 1980 and has been dealing ever since with a main focus on the arts of Japan in all media. Her client base includes major collectors, museums, and dealers from around the globe. Carole will take part in the 2014 Asia Week New York Exhibition "BCE to Now - Masterwork of Japan and China." The exhibit will open on March 14 at 22 East 80th Street (5th Floor) in New York City. Click here for more information. 

Our congratulations to Waldorf alumnus Kenneth I. Chenault '69! Mr. Chenault, the chairman and CEO of American Express, was among those lauded on BET Honors on Monday, February 24. Other honorees included Carrie Mae Weems, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube and Nelson Mandela.

Raymond Bach '73 wrote to tell us, "I am now in my fourteenth year as director of the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center, and still very much enjoy working with undergraduates as they discover the complexities of Europe. I recently managed the purchase and renovation of a beautiful building for our center, with views onto the EU Parliament and the Strasbourg cathedral. (In the process I became an expert on French building rules. Don’t ask!...) And, of course, all traveling Waldorf alums are more than welcome to stop by for a visit." If you're interested in contacting Raymond, you can email him at rebach@syr.edu.

Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island is hosting an exhibition and lecture entited "All Natural: The Work of Charles Rose Architects." The exhibtion runs from February 26 thru March 25 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the ARCH 121 - Exhibition Gallery. And on Wednesday, March 5, Waldorf alumnus Charles Rose '78 will present a lecture at 6:00 pm in the DF Pray Foundation Lecture Theater. For more information, visit www.rwu.edu

Our congratulations to Melinda Haley Haselton '99 and husband Dusty on the birth of their daughter Kaia Diane who was born on February 12, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz and measuring 21 inches.

Our congratulations and thanks to Jeanenne LaBella '03! After more than three years of dedicated service, Jeanenne stepped down this month as Waldorf's Development Assistant. She is moving on to work as the Event Coordinator for the GlamourGals Foundation whose mission is to inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women in senior homes. We thank Jeanenne for all her amazing work at our School and we wish her well in her new adventures!

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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