Leaflet submission deadline
Feb 4 all-day

Please submit your materials to Laura Purdom by 9:00 a.m. today for inclusion in this week’s Ashwood Leaflet newsletter.

Ashwood Parent Community Meeting
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us in the Buttercup Room of the early-childhood center for our monthly meeting. All Ashwood parents are welcome!

Early Childhood Parent Evening
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Class 6-7 Parent Evening
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
APC Coffee
Feb 8 @ 8:15 am – 8:40 am
Friday Assembly: Class 4-5
Feb 8 @ 8:40 am – 9:00 am
Introduction to First Grade
Feb 13 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am
‘Tis the season to begin welcoming six-year-old children—and their parents—into Ashwood’s next first grade and into our community. In that spirit, we extend our warmest welcome both to parents of Ashwood kindergartners as well as the parents of first-grade-ready children throughout the Midcoast, from Waldoboro to Montville and beyond to attend our Introduction to First Grade. The morning will begin with a visit to the current First Grade, where visitors will be able to see the students and their teacher in action. Following the classroom visit, School Director, Jody Spanglet will give a hands-on demonstration lesson. The morning will conclude with a Q&A session. So, bring your questions! Takes place at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport. Pre-registration required. Free event. All are welcome!
Introduction to First Grade @ Belfast Free Library
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Ashwood faculty for a fun and informative Introduction to First Grade at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast. School Director, Jody Spanglet will offer a hands-on demonstration lesson followed by a Q&A with Jody and faculty. All are welcome! Pre-register.

Parenting Discussion Group
Feb 14 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Join other Ashwood parents every second and fourth Thursday morning from 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Buttercup room of the early-childhood center to discuss parenting ups and downs, share advice, and swap stories and insights. There might even be tea and breakfast treats!

The first meeting will be Thursday, February, 7.

We’ll begin by discussing Kim Payne’s newest book, The Soul of Discipline. We will cover a few chapters at a time and devote much of the time to discussing how to implement his strategies in our own families and applying these principles to challenges we encounter with our children.

Come prepared to be heard and understood, to uplift each other, to commiserate and laugh, and to come away encouraged, with new ideas and strategies for raising this shining generation!
Please RSVP to Amy Thompson.

APC Coffee
Feb 15 @ 8:15 am – 8:40 am