Notes From the Office

Thursday and Friday Conferences Postponed
Due to the weather, parent-teacher conferences are postponed to Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27. Teachers will be in touch with parents regarding rescheduling. On the 26 and 27 we will have early dismissal. There will be no aftercare or late care but babysitting is available.

Hot Lunch Billing:
If you ordered Hot Lunches from the 8th grade, you will see the charges reflected in an automatic invoice e-mailed from TADS. Families on monthly payment plans will see the charges split across their regular November and December invoices. All other families will see the charges in one invoice due on November 20th. If you will be charged in one lump sum but would like it to be split over two invoices, please send Alex Exley,, an e-mail to request this change by Monday, November 5th.
Health Assessment Forms
The following students must submit health forms to the office before the start of the school year: all early childhood students, rising first graders, rising seventh graders, students newly enrolled at HVWS.
Honeywell Instant Alert System
Parents, please make sure you have registered for the Honeywell Alert System so that you will be notified of any unexpected school closings or important announcements in a timely fashion. We ask that every family log in each year to ensure your contact information and preferred method of communication are up-to-date. Generally speaking, we follow Newtown for weather-related closures when there are unsafe roads or a lack of power. However, on these hot summer days when Newtown is electing to close early, we will remain open as we have air conditioning.
You can also search online lists of weather-related closings and delays.
We are in the process of switching to a new website! We will roll the site out in the Fall at which point we will issue new usernames and passwords to parents and staff.
Click to download a PDF of school closings and major festivals for 2018-19.
Community Participation Form
We ask that each family please print, complete, and return a Community Participation Form to the office..

Amazon Smile
Log on to Amazon through Amazon Smile, select Housatonic Valley Waldorf School as your designated charity, and for any purchases you make Amazon will donate .5% to the school.
Nova Natural Toys + Crafts
When shopping for natural toys, crafts, and clothing at Nova Natural, use the code HOUSATONIC10. You'll receive free shipping and HVWS will receive 10% back from your order--win-win!

Box Tops
We are thrilled that 4th grader Oliver Exley-Seidel is managing the school's Box Tops program. Please clip and save your box tops and send them into the school office.

Social Media
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Adding the Calendar Feed to your Calendars

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