March 2022 E-News
A Message from the Faculty Chair
Spring is starting to rev up! Much is happening this month at School. One highlight is that our High School Musical is returning after taking off two years due to Covid. This is an opportunity for High School students to engage in an extracurricular activity that brings creativity and joy to our community. This year’s performance will be SpongeBob The Musical (Not the Cartoon!).
“Not the cartoon” is my emphasis. We debated for quite awhile whether or not to embrace this musical. When one thinks of SpongeBob, it is often the cartoon that comes to mind — not exactly something any Waldorf school wants to embrace, especially because we hope our younger students don’t spend time on screens.
When we took a deeper look, we learned that the characters in the musical are not designed to replicate the cartoon in appearance, and the musical embodies valuable themes. The community of characters work together to solve problems such as destruction of the environment, greed, and xenophobia. These topics are current in the lives of our high school students. In the end, we embraced the play for these positive attributes.
Performances are March 18th & 19th. Look for a detailed email about purchasing tickets or click here to purchase now!
A Tribute to George V. Rose
The Rose Family and The Waldorf School of Garden City invite you to share in a celebration of Mr. Rose’s life through song and reflection.
Saturday, March 26th
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530
10:30 am: Welcome
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Song and reflection
This event will be outdoors and seating under the tent is limited. To secure a spot, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.
For Mr. Rose’s bio, please visit this link.
Now accepting applications for our 2022 – 2023 Early Childhood Program! See details on our website about upcoming open houses and how to apply.
Save the Date for our Spring Benefit!
Save the Date! Our Spring Benefit will take place Thursday, May 19th, at The Royalton Mansion in Roslyn. We look forward to sharing more information soon, including announcing our esteemed honorees! The event will feature a silent auction. Have connections or are interested in donating an auction item? Contact Bianca LeRoux at email@example.com regarding how you can support and other volunteer opportunities.
We look forward to celebrating together.
Play-Based Preschool Programs Preferable for Long-term Success
This time of year at Glen Brook is full of anticipation. On sunny days sap runs through the trees and into buckets for maple syrup production; tomato seeds are germinating and starting their growth toward providing fresh ripe tomatoes for meals this summer; the office phone is ringing daily with parents eager to sign their campers up for summer; and exciting activities are being planned for the spring, summer, and fall groups of students, campers and gap participants.
As we look toward the summer, we’re excited to share a few job openings on our summer staff:
We’re looking for our ‘Camp Nurse’ or ‘Camp Doc’ for Summer 2022. You can read more about the position here— it’s a great position for an experienced healthcare provider, and we offer tuition remission for camper-aged children.
We still have openings for a few Cabin Counselor positions. Ready to spend an incredibly magical, fun, and meaningful summer at this special place? Take a look and apply!
We still have space for our August Family Camp, and would love to see your family join us.
What’s Happening in Athletics?
Dear Waldorf Sports Fans,
And just like that, we close out our Winter Basketball season. What a season it was for all four of our basketball teams. Our 7th/8th graders had a wonderful season, ending with a doubleheader at The Brooklyn Waldorf School on Thursday, February 10th. Our girls played incredibly well but narrowly lost to a strong BKWS team, and our boys stayed in control of the game and came out victorious. The coaches of our 7th/8th teams both see a lot of potential for next year as our 8th graders get ready to join the varsity team and our 7th graders step into leadership roles next year.
Our Varsity teams had a great end to their regular season. The Varsity Girls finished in 3rd place in the PSAA Western Conference ahead of Martin Luther and Lexington. They played the very strong Avenues School team in the 1st round of playoffs but unfortunately lost, ending their journey to the championships.
Our Varsity Boys finished in 2nd place in the PSAA Western Conference ahead of Martin Luther, Lexington and the Schechter School. The boys hosted the Martin Luther school at home in the opening round and won by 13 points. They moved on to the Western Conference divisional finals, where they played at the Avenues School but, unfortunately lost the game.
Our Varsity coaches were pleased with the season overall and will miss our six graduating Seniors: Jordan Henry, Colin Li, Benett Maley, Isabella Rosario, Sanaalee Troupe, and Joshua Wang. All of us in the Athletic Department thank them for their commitment to the team and wish them the very best in the future.
Six players were added to the PSAA Western All-Conference Basketball Teams: Jordan Henry, Isabella Rosario, Alex Burtis-Wyant, Benett Maley, Joshua Wang, Orestes Blades. Congratulations to you all, and thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the season.
Waldorf Student-Athlete Spotlight:
We wish to congratulate 9th grader Francesca Giumenta who recently competed in the Empire State Winter Games. She placed in 5th place but was just 1 point off 3rd place. Franny now moves up to the Novice Ladies Division and is already back in training for her Spring season. She focuses on the Nassau County Figure Skating Championships on May 13th-15th at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. Congratulations, Franny, and best of luck in May!
Director of Athletics
Ardo Ali ’17 and Sydney Bossuk ’19
A mini Waldorf reunion London style! Ardo Ali ’17, who lives and works in London, met up with WSGC pal Sydney Bossuk ’19 who is currently studying at the British American Drama Academy Theater Program.
Congratulations to Aaron Clarke ’16 who recently started a Tax Associates position at Clifton Larson Allen LLP, located in Cranston, RI.
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Save These Dates
Family Weekend at Glen Brook
Friday, March 11th – Sunday, March 13th
Daylight Savings Begins
Sunday, March 13th
Textbook Forms Due to Bookstore
Tuesday, March 15th
High School Musical: The Spongebob Musical
Friday, March 18th – 7:30 pm
Saturday March 19th – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
High School Model UN Conference in NYC
Wednesday, March 23rd – Saturday, March 26th
A Tribute to George V. Rose
Saturday, March 26th
SCHOOL CLOSED: Parent Conferences for 1-12, Professional Development Day for EC
Friday, April 1st
Transportation & Tuition Assistance Applications Due
Friday, April 1st
Saturday, April 2nd