“The children have been hearing of a man named Nicholas who once lived on the Earth. He dedicated much of his life to helping others. One day he heard that far in the West there was a big town and all the people of that town had to suffer hunger. He asked of his servants who loved him to bring the fruits of their gardens and the fruits of their fields to still the hunger of the people of the town.
In class the children have sewn little felt slippers in preparation for the journey St. Nicholas still continues to take today.
On Tuesday morning the children were surprised to find their slippers were filled with clementines, golden acorns, and little honey cakes.
This is a tradition the children look forward to year after year.”
St. Nicholas Day is traditionally celebrated December 6.
Earlier this week, the Second Grade set out to plan in the light where their lanterns will take them tonight in the dark. While exploring their surroundings, they came across small dwellings built by the Third Grade students - structures made of sticks and leaves but sturdy enough to withstand visits from even a big, bad wolf!
The Waldorf School of Princeton was delighted to welcome 300 children and their families on October 30 for a fright-free, wondrous and beautiful event. The Halloween Walk is organized every year and gives families an opportunity to experience the magic and the mystery of the fall season as dusk falls.
Every year in the autumn during harvest season, The Waldorf School of Princeton celebrates Michaelmas with its students. In the Celtic tradition, Michael represents the unconquered hero, fighting against evil and the powers of darkness. He is a model for valor and courage. We celebrate with an array of harvest fruits and "dragon bread," physical challenges for the children, and the telling of legends and myths.
Michaelmas began with a grade school assembly of singing, poetry, and an inspiring story of a knight whose shield shone brightly when he remained steadfast to his duties even though he was given an undesirable task. Later, students in mixed age groups harvested flowers and vegetables, spread helpful ground eggshells to the compost, and weeded at Mrs. Phinney's farm next door. The goats and chickens enjoyed the fresh greens from the weeded patches. The day closed with fifth and sixth graders throwing javelins and flu flu arrows to fend off the tenacious dragon. In the end, it was Michael who strode forth on his trusty steed to drive the dreaded dragon away.