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LifeWays Parent Workshop: "Becoming Human: A Balancing Act"

Becoming Human: A Balancing Act
with Patricia and Joseph Rubano and Mary O'Connell

Friday, October 10 6:30 - 9:00 pm  (Registration will be from 6:30 to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, October 11   8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 12   8:30 am - 12:30 pm

To register, please click here.

Life is a process of development and each of us is continually becoming.  Recognizing this can give us an imagination that allows room for both our fabulous feats and our frustrating failures.  This picture of unfolding can help us find what is essential to each stage of life so that we can live and work more effectively with children, ourselves and other adults.

This workshop offers some tools and insights to help us grow and bring balance to life as we understand and accept ourselves and others more fully.

We will look at the developmental phases of both the child and the adult and take this time to work and play together with:

- Self-development - simple perception and focused attention exercises
- Working with self and others -- the Art of Communication
- Working with story through Biography and Social Art
- Movement explorations with Spacial Dynamics
- Music & More...

"The child forms his or her being not only according to what we say and what we do, but according to our inner attitude, the quality of our inner thinking and our inner feeling... we need no other method than this: to become a human being worthy of the child's imitation."  ~ Rudolf Steiner

Patricia Rubano, a human-being-in-training, has worked as a Waldorf early childhood educator for kindergarten, nursery and toddler ages over the past thirty years.  She is  director of the Biography and Social Art Program, a three year training, and also teaches the week-long summer course, Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education, at Sunbridge Institute.  She completed the Spacial Dynamics in-service training and this, together with her three grandsons keeps her flexible.  Her training in Biographical counseling serves in her work as mentor and evaluator to early childhood teachers.  She loves to sing and chant, play with clay and colors and write on occasion.  She is on a path and grateful for company along the way.

Joseph Rubano is a Biographical Counselor, Spacial Dynamic Movement Educator and poet. He brings 40 years of meditation and inner work, exploring Eastern and Western esoteric traditions, including a strong foundation in Anthroposophy, and years of working with Native American ceremony to his work with individuals, couples and groups. He has been offering the True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive and the Desert Solo (Vision Quest) Experience in San Diego and Maine for the past 5 years. He is on the visiting faculty of the Waldorf Institute of Southern California in San Diego and on the faculty of the Biography and Social Art Program at Sunbridge Institute in Chestnut Ridge, New York. A father and grandfather he loves to write poetry, fix broken things, make his grandsons laugh and see their faces light up when they smell his pizza baking in the oven.

Mary O'Connell, when her own children were young, had a LifeWays home program with such a long waiting list that she decided a LifeWays center was necessary.  In 2002, she opened LifeWays Early Childhood Center in Milwaukee where she still works alongside a wonderful staff of caregivers. Mary has a business degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a student in the very first LifeWays training. She is a consultant for LifeWays North America, serves on the board, directs the Wisconsin LifeWays Training, and in 2010 co-authored Home Away From Home: LifeWays Care of Children and Familieswith Cynthia Aldinger. Mary’s favorite thing about LifeWays is seeing both children and their caregivers thrive in a home-like environment that truly values and respects them.

For more information contact Chinyelu Kunz, 610-933-3635 ext. 109 or .

2nd Annual 5K Trail Run/Walk and Wellness Fair

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Kimberton Waldorf School
410 W Seven Stars Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

On-site registration opens at 8:30 am.
Race starts at 10:00 am.

We invite you to participate in the second annual KWS trail run. Our new, wider single loop 5K course takes you across fields and through beautiful woods with winding dirt trails, to bridges over streams and peaceful surroundings. This year's race features chip timing with wave starts from 10:00 to 10:30 am, cash awards and prizes. There is something for everyone---a Health and Wellness Fair, free fun run for kids (starting at 9:15 am), and fantastic views of the runners finishing.

Entry Fees:
$25 by September 27, 2014
$30 after September 27, 2014
$15 for children under 18, by September 27, 2014
$20 for children under 18, after September 27, 2014

T-shirts for first 400 entrants.  
Entry fee includes free breakfast and free post-race massages and party.
Cash prizes: $125  $100  $75  $50  $25
1st-5th place men's and women's overall
Gifts and awards 1st-3rd place by age group
Team awards 1st-3rd place
Fun Run awards

Proceeds benefit the Barry & Cindy Olliff Endowed Scholarship Fund.

All-Community Dinner

Please attend our All-Community Dinner in the Gymnasium. Our Food for Thought staff will be preparing and serving dinner, and a guest speaker will be providing a Tempus Conference preview. All-Community Dinners are scheduled monthly and serve to raise money for our Food for Thought organic lunch program. And they are so much fun!

The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

Please contact Karen at or 610.933.3635 ext. 133 with questions.

Rosebud Garden Story Hour

Join us for a Story Hour at Rosebud Garden. Children ages 18 months to 4 years of age accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Events are held at Rosebud Garden, which is located at 221 Hickory Grove Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. No RSVP is required.

Please contact Lael at or 610.933.3635 ext. 108 if you have any questions.


Discover the High School

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The high school faculty warmly invites parents and students to the High School Library for an interactive evening on the crowning years of the education at Kimberton Waldorf School. You will have an opportunity to hear more about the goals of the program, see the high school classrooms, and meet and speak with the high school faculty on topics such as:

* college guidance
* math, science, humanities, arts
* experiential learning program
* foreign languages and our foreign exchange program
* community service and practicum in grades 9-12
* high school schedule
* role of class and academic advisors
* sports, electives and extra-curricular activities

To attend, please RSVP to Lael Rasch in the Admissions Office at 610-933-3635 ext. 108 or .

School Assembly

Festive Dress

Discover the Kindergarten

You will have the opportunity to meet faculty and learn more about our program, which is carefully designed to respond to the developmental needs of the young child through imaginative, play-based learning. Events are held in the Kindergarten Building, but we will gather in the Middle School building.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

Please RSVP with our Admissions Director Lael Rasch to attend any of our Admissions Events, to schedule a personal tour of the campus, or with any further questions.

Lael Rasch, Admissions Director     

610.933.3635 ext. 108

Diwali Celebration

Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium for a very special cultural event where we will celebrate the Festival of Diwali, perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals. It is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities throughout the world. Diwali is also known as the "festival of lights," for the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. It heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.

Through the collaborative efforts of our Food For Thought Program, our Diversity Committee, and a devoted group of our families who are native to India, we bring you an amazing evening of food, fun, and nourishing celebration. Come enjoy delicious and exotic culinary delights lovingly prepared using traditional home recipes. The rich cultural program will include a welcome ceremony, cultural activities such as Rangoli designs (floor decorations), Mehandi (henna) painting, decorating and lighting of traditional clay lamps, chanting Shanti Mantras (prayers for peace), and finally, a wonderful array of Classical Music and Dance Performances by students, parents, and friends. We will finish the evening with a fantastic firework display.

Our Diwali festival is open to both the KWS community as well as to the general public. Help us spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. We would love to celebrate this special event with a lively and abundant crowd.  

$10 per adult and $7 for children 12 and under.

Board Meeting

High School Library

All-School Open House

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Parents and students are invited to come participate in mini-Main Lessons, tour our campus, meet faculty, interact with students, parents and alumni, view samples of student work, and participate in a panel discussion, all to gain an understanding of Waldorf Education through inspiring faculty and student presentations. Childcare is available upon request. Events are held in the Gymnasium.

For more information or to RSVP contact Admissions Director Lael Rasch at 610-933-3635 x 108 or by email at .

College Financial Aid Information Session

High School Library