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Farm Dance Memories

As the Third Grade returns today from their Farm Trip, we thought you would enjoy this short video of their very successful Farm Dance earlier this month.

Open Saturdays Tutoring Programs Gets RSF Grant

We are thrilled to announce that our Open Saturdays tutoring program has received a small seed fund grant from RSF Social Finance. The program, which ran from mid-January through early May of this year and will continue in 2014-15, serves students in Grades 7-12 in the struggling East Ramapo school district, in which Green Meadow is located.

We are so grateful to the students, teachers, parents, alumni parents, and friends who served as tutors, and we were proud to get to know the dedicated students who came to us each week to strengthen their academic work.

Here are some quotes from the students we served:

"Overall, this was a great experience and I would recommend it to anybody."

"My grades went up and my homework was completed more efficiently."

"I met new people and learned new things here."

"Thanks to the teachers and students who took time out to help me improve."

To volunteer your time next year, contact Diversity Committee Chair and Director of Communications and Marketing Vicki Larson.

Thank you to GMWS parent and Diversity Committee member Fernando Lopez-Diaz for these photos of our program.

 

 

 

 

Waldorf Education in Today's New York Times

Take a look at this Room for Debate piece in The New York Times that includes Beverly Amico, Leader of Outreach and Development for AWSNA, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

The Third Metric

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post has been promoting her book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder with recent blog posts and radio interviews.

In this related article, Waldorf math teacher Lisa Babinet  highlights the importance of not only preparing students academically but also "preparing the students for a life of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving". This is the gift of Waldorf® Education.

Screen-Free Week: May 5-11

The amazing Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (whose founder, Dr. Susan Linn, spoke at Green Meadow last week), started Screen-Free Week in 1994, as "TV-Free America".

We are celebrating Screen-Free Week by staying off Facebook, Twitter, and our blog, and interacting with screens only as needed for work. Visit the Screen-Free Week website or read this article for inspiration.

See you on May 12!

College Acceptance List, Class of 2014

We are very proud to share this list of Class of 2014 college acceptances with you. We will share the Class of 2014 matriculation list as soon as it is available. We offer sincere congratulations to the class.
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Dr. Susan Linn at GMWS next Tuesday

April 29, 7:30pm in the Arts Building Music Room, free and open to the public:

The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood, with Dr. Susan Linn, a sought-after speaker, co-founder and director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

An award-winning producer, writer, and puppeteer, Dr. Linn is the author of The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World, and Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood and lectures internationally on reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers.

At Dr. Linn's request, this talk will not be videotaped for our website, so don't miss the live event!  

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

We'll be posting our college acceptance list for the Class of 2014 soon, but we thought this article from The New York Times was excellent food for thought.

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