Notes From the Office

Parent-Specialty Teacher Conferences
Parents of students in Grades 1-8, please use this link to arrange conferences with Specialty Teachers. Don't miss out on this important opportunity to gain valuable insight from the many teachers who work with your children.
The Seventh Grade will be providing babysitting during the two afternoons of conferences (there is no Aftercare or Late Care on these days). Thank you in advance for supporting our class trip fundraising efforts! Please register online by Wednesday, March 21.
When: Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23
Where: The Eurythmy Room on the Grades Campus
Time: 12:15 PM until 5:30 PM
Cost: $5 per child per 30-minute slot. ($30 max fee per family)
School Store Sale
The school store will be open on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24 from 1-4 PM. Hop on over to the school store for 10% off sale on parent/teacher conference days!! We have lots of new beautiful African Market Baskets that are perfect for Easter eggs or just collecting treasures!
The Rainbow Garden School Store is located in the Star Meadow building on the North (Early Childhood) Campus.

Hot Lunches
The Class of 2019 is taking over from the Class of 2018! As part of their class trip fundraising efforts, the Class of 2019 will continue to offer hot lunches to grades students and staff on Mondays (new!), Tuesdays, and Fridays. As we are switching from the 8th to 7th grade, all families must submit a NEW FORM for lunches beginning in March. Thank you for helping us keep our multiple class fundraising accounts tidy!

Yearbook Order Forms
It’s time to place your yearbook ads and order your HVWS 2017 Community Yearbook!!! The HVWS community yearbook is a wonderful memento of the school year for the entire HVWS community, featuring:
  • Photographs of all HVWS classes and staff members
  • Highlights of the 2016/2017 school year
  • Individual pages for the graduates of 2017
  • Ads from well wishers
  • Photos from the 8th grade class trip to Santa Fe and Taos, NM and Alamosa and Mesa Verde, CO.
DEADLINE FOR ALL ADS, YEARBOOK ORDERS and PAYMENTS IS MONDAY, MAY 1st. Download a yearbook order form here.

The website calendar is updated for 2017-18. Click to download a PDF of school closings and major festivals (updated 9/18/2017).
Usernames & Passwords
Please e-mail Christina Dixcy at to request a new username and password for this site. If you are a returning parent, your e-mail address is your username and you may request a forgotten password on the login screen.

Community Participation Form
We ask that each family please print, complete, and return a Community Participation Form to the office or submit the form online.

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.
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. Honeywell Instruction Sheet
You can also search online lists of weather-related closings and delays.
Extended Care
If you would like to register for extended care for the year, please visit our Extended Care page and scroll to the form at the bottom of the page. 

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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Join our Facebook parent group CT Waldorf Connects (CWC)
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
Social Media Policy

Adding the Calendar Feed to your Calendars

Read more for instructions for linking the website calendar to your Outlook, iPhone/iPad, or Google Calendars...
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German Club
An 8-week after school program for students in 3-8 grade.
Order Hot Lunches
Please place new orders today!
Handwork Group
Thursday Mornings; Star Meadow Cottage
Faculty Meeting Meals
Thank you, parents, for providing meals for faculty meetings on the following dates:
  • Mar. 8, 1st Grade
  • Apr. 5, 6th Grade
  • Apr. 26, 5th Grade
  • May 10, 2nd Grade
  • May 24, 1st Grade
Leadership Council
The Leadership Council, comprised of representatives from the College of Teachers, Board of Trustees, and Administration, can be reached at
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