Community Work Day was Saturday, August 25; parents, students, faculty and staff spent the morning engaged in a variety of tasks, all in preparation for the first week of school, which begins Wednesday, September 5. Thanks to all who gave of their time and talent to making Windy Hill a beautiful place to be!
It's all hands and forelegs on deck at Waldorf School of Princeton, as teachers, staff, and predatory insects ready the campus for the first day of school.
"It's strenuous work," said one volunteer helping out in the garden, who would only go on the record as Mr. Mantis. "To my knowledge, I'm the only insect around here fast enough to catch mosquitoes and flies, and that keeps me busy all day. At night, Ms. Cunningham and the others go home, but I'm on moth duty."
Employing this natural form of pest control is how Mr. Mantis does his bit for WSP. "In addition to giving to the Annual Fund each year, eating other bugs is how I like to support this extraordinary form of education," said Mr. Mantis, eyeing a nearby fly on the Golden House siding. "Plus, bugs are delicious."
Parents, faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate the opening day of school at the Waldorf School of Princeton. Children that are moving into the 1st grade were given bouquets of wild flowers by 7th graders welcoming them to grade school. It was stirring and beautiful to watch our young people going through an important transition. At our school, we honor and celebrate all rites of passage in a child's journey to adulthood. Seasonal festivals and new beginnings will continue to present themselves throughout the busy year, so make sure to visit this blog often for news, stories and events!