CELEBRATING SPRING

For many cultures, there are celebrations and rituals for each season. Spring marks the end of Winter and is a season that promises rebirth, renewal, and growth. Examples of such festivals include Marzanna, Holi, Baba Marta, Floriade, Cimburijada, Falles, Hanami, Ederlezi, Samjinnal, Norwuz, as well as each of the moons celebrated by the indigenous cultures of North America.

A hallmark of Waldorf Education is our deep connection to Nature and its rhythmic seasonal changes. It is one of the many reasons we observe the seasons in our nature tables, songs, expressions of gratitude, and lessons. Celebrating May Faire is one such expression of why we come together to rejoice in our growth as a Community!

OUR ASSEMBLY

Join us for our very special May Faire assembly on Friday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by an early dismissal for all grades. Enjoy crafting, food, flower crowns, and a lovely Maypole dance in this year's joyous celebration of Spring.

Grandparents, extended family, and loved ones are welcome! Please invite them to join us in this very special gathering, with time afterwards for you to explore your child's classroom together.

We look forward to your company as we enjoy a potluck meal together. Please sign up for what your family will be bringing here.

Children are asked to dress for the occasion with white tops and bottoms; if no white bottoms are available, please substitute with pastels, khaki, tan, grey, or blue bottoms. To honor the Maypole dance tradition, girls are asked to wear long skirts if possible. Each child will wear a flower crown.

We invite you to partake in the festivities by learning the songs, dressing the part, and delighting in the revelry! However, we ask that you please refrain from taking pictures or video during this special ceremony. We have school designated photographers who will document this occasion for our yearbook.  

EVENT HELP

As with any of our Community Events, every family is asked to contribute in some way.

 
We will be crafting ribbon wands this Friday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. in the Hall.

We will be crafting ribbon wands this Friday,
April 28, 10:00 a.m. in the Hall.

 

FLORAL DELIVERY (Every Family)

Please sign up to bring flowers for your child's May Crown on May 3-4. We need flowers from every family in order to have enough for all 100 children!

CRAFTING CIRCLES

DATES AND TIMES: 
Friday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 4, 9:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
LOCATION: The Hall

Join us to needle felt or make ribbon bell wands on April 28 or May 3. All of the children will receive one of these to bring home.

Please also sign up to make a May Crown on Thursday, May 4, after drop off or pick up. We need many hands to ensure there are enough crowns for all the children the next day. It only takes a few minutes to make a crown and requires no crafting ability (just twisting wire and putting in flowers). There will be Peet's coffee and food in the morning, so join us for a quick social time or stay a little longer if you can make extra crowns to help support our working families.

EVENT DECORATION 

Join us Thursday, May 4, in the afternoon to transform our Maypole area.  

COOK OR BUY PREPARED TREATS 

Every family is asked to bring something for our potluck! Sign up to deliver your hot dish, cold dish, or baked good, to the Hall on Friday, May 5, at drop off. Please bring it in an attractive serving container (with serving utensils if needed), labelled with your name on the bottom, and include a list of the ingredients. NO NUTS PLEASE.

 
 

MAY FAIRE SONGS 

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Here We go Round the Maypole High

Here we go round the Maypole high,
The Maypole high,
The Maypole high,
Here we go round the Maypole high,
Let colored ribbons fly,
Let colored ribbons fly.

See lasses and lads go tripping by,
Go tripping by,
Go tripping by,
See lasses and lads go tripping by,
Let colored ribbons fly,
Let colored ribbons fly.

In rainbow hues make garlands gay,
Make garlands gay,
Make garlands gay,
In rainbow hues make garlands gay,
Let colored ribbons fly,
Let colored ribbons fly.