Parent Life

Nevada Sage Waldorf School's 2015 Harvest Festival in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.
Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Nevada Sage Waldorf School thrives with strong parent involvement.  The relationships among parents, children, and teachers are central to Waldorf education.  Active parent participation is essential for the health of our school.  The entire quality of school life is enriched and supported by parent involvement. Parent contributions have a direct effect on the classroom by nurturing and supporting our teachers and helping to create a strong foundation for each classroom.

Family participation is also essential to the school’s commitment to keeping tuition costs affordable. We do not have custodians, gardeners, painters or carpenters! All of these tasks and more are filled with the loving support of our community members. Parent involvement also instills in our children a sense of responsibility for their school, and a feeling that it is an extension of their family life.

Get Connected

It is important for parents to deepen their understanding of Waldorf education by:

  • Attending Class Meetings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Parent Council Meetings, and Festivals
  • Attending parent education lectures and workshops on aspects of Waldorf education and child development

Join a Committee

Biodynamic Gardeners Guild
Contact | Soma Miller
Our Gardening Committee helps plan and care for our gardens, as well as helps with Practical Arts classes in the grade school.

Finance Committee
Contact | Barry Roe
The Finance Committee meets twice a month to discuss the school’s budget and develop policies.

Buildings and Grounds Support
Contact | Ian Anderson
Parents who contribute to maintaining or building and grounds have carpenter and handyman type skills. Projects include repairing fences and irrigation, building tables and play structures and building repairs and improvements.

Outreach & Communications Support
Contact | Monica Limon
Parents can contribute their writing skills to the newsletter and blog or offer support for outreach events. Also, tell your friends and family about our school.  This word-of-mouth outreach helps our school increase enrollment, which is vital to our school’s growth and success in the community.

Site Committee
Contact | Tom Qualls or Sonia Roe
The Site Committee meets once a month to discuss the scope of needs to develop a plan for a future school facility.

Campus Upkeep & Maintenance

  • Project Days – TBD

Organize and Support Festivals & Fundraising

Contact | Courtney Pace or Promilla Patel or Sara Anderson

  • Handmade Auction
  • Harvest Festival
  • Advent Spiral
  • Silent Auction
  • May Faire
  • Annual Giving Campaign
  • Grant Writing

Each family, as part of its annual tuition and commitment to the school, is asked to contribute 20 hours of volunteer service at Nevada Sage Waldorf School.  There are many fun and enriching ways to get involved.  Find a niche that is right for you!

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