Join us in creating a school community you want to be a part of!
When parents of Live Oak Waldorf School, past and present, are asked to choose one word to describe the school, the overwhelming word of choice is COMMUNITY!
For over 40 years, the dedication of faculty and families has woven the bonds of a strong community and created a legacy of support that will last for many generations to come. The strength of the school comes from the strength of our community. We welcome and value the dedication and collaboration of teachers, staff, parents, alumni and friends at Live Oak Waldorf School. Our enthusiastic community of families makes our school uniquely vibrant and inclusive.
Community Supported Affordable Waldorf Education through our available Financial Assistance Programs.
Class Volunteering: Parents help out in the classroom, in the gardens, and on walks and field trips , including overnight trips .
Events & Fundraising: Parents are instrumental in making school-wide events successful, including festivals such as the Pumpkin Path, Holiday Faire, and May Faire . Parents raise funds for the school with fun events such as the Crab Feed and Auction evening, Cornhole Tournaments, Bike Rides and Pledge Runs, Annual Giving , and more.
Institutional Service: Parents serve in leadership roles on the Board of Trustees and Parent Council.
Teacher-Parent Collaborative Support
Parents and teachers work together to make school a supportive and safe place for each child. Through class parent meetings and individual parent-teacher conferences, parents are connected to what is happening in the classroom and in the school as a whole. Parent education speaker series and workshops are offered at Live Oak Waldorf School throughout the year. Child development professionals offer valuable information and discussions on topics such as parenting the young child, grades child and middle school adolescent, parenting in a fast-paced, digital world, Waldorf education 101, rhythms of early childhood education and why it works, loving discipline, and simplicity parenting. There are also often workshops for parents in creative endeavors such as watercolor painting, textile arts, and paper crafting.
Time, Talent, and Resource Contribution
The student experience is enriched by the committed participation of our parent community who contribute their time and energy in countless ways. There are many ways to help continue this vision. Parents work behind-the-scenes and in the classroom; they chaperone trips, raise funds, and serve in leadership roles. You can volunteer your time, talents, or resources to projects such as grounds-keeping, painting, gardening, care of the farm animals, event planning and support, or help with fun fundraising efforts! You can also choose to act in a performance event, help sew costumes, create backdrops or help bake for one of our many events. There is something fun for everyone!
Corporate Donations, Matching Funds, and Grant Opportunities
Planned Estate Giving
Items: If you have gently used items, such as sewing machines, wool batting, fabric, watercolor painting supplies, lumber, bark for the play grounds, organic soil or bio-dynamic amendments; we would be grateful to accept any of these items as donations. Please call 530-878-8720 to confirm the donation and receive delivery instructions.
Time and Experience:
We appreciate any and all help that forwards our mission of providing an excellent authentic Waldorf education for all children and of creating a place for community to enjoy. If you have a few free hours to dedicate to others or a skill that can be shared, we will be happy to channel it in the right direction.
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