Pasadena Waldorf School Prepares for Spring Gala

Published : Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8:38 PM

Audra Donahue - Programs, Gretchen Palmer - Spring Gala Chairperson, Steve Long - Presentation, Ivy Reynolds - Auction Displays and Noreen Cruz - Prize Drawings.

Preparations are underway for Pasadena Waldorf School’s 2013 Spring Gala, entitled “From Acorn to Mighty Oak,” scheduled for May 19th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Pandora on Green in Pasadena. The Gala Committee has begun working out the myriad of details that are required for a successful fundraiser to support educational programs and facilities at the school.

Pasadena Waldorf School’s galas are known for their memorable entertainment and community involvement and this year’s will not disappoint with a wide variety of skits, original short films and live music performances written, directed and performed by the many talented parents, faculty and staff of the school.

The theme for this year came about after the loss of a treasured 150-year-old oak on the lower school campus. When the tree had to be removed due to root decay, the school milled the wood on site and woodworkers are busy crafting original works from this prized material for the gala’s live auction. Repurposing the wood from the tree was also part of a learning process for lower grades, incorporated the natural sciences with the personal experiences of the children. Tying the theme together is the metaphor of child development through the grades, where Waldorf education provides a solid foundation through expanding roots of experience and interaction upon which a rich academic life can grow tall and wide.

Pasadena Waldorf School, an independent, not-for-profit school founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.

 

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