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College Visit: West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Each year a number of college counselors visit our campus to present their college to interested Juniors and Seniors.  Parents may also attend theses meetings; call Mrs. Updike (610.933.3635 ext. 2) in the High School office for information on where the meetings will be held.  To attend one of these information sessions about college, Juniors or Seniors must complete a permission form (available in the High School Office) and return it to Mrs. Updike at least one day before the date of the college visit. Check with Mrs. Zay regarding schedule additions/changes.


College Visit: Sarah Lawrence College

Each year a number of college counselors visit our campus to present their college to interested Juniors and Seniors.  Parents may also attend theses meetings; call Mrs. Updike (610.933.3635 ext. 2) in the High School office for information on where the meetings will be held.  To attend one of these information sessions about college, Juniors or Seniors must complete a permission form (available in the High School Office) and return it to Mrs. Updike at least one day before the date of the college visit. Check with Mrs. Zay regarding schedule additions/changes.


10th Grade Parent Meeting

HS Library


Rosebud Garden Parent Meeting

All Rosebud Garden parents are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting at Rosebud Garden.


Bantam Soccer at Swain

Away Game
Dismissal 2:15 PM
Game time 3:45 PM
Return 5:50 PM


Bantam Field Hockey at Swain

Away Game
Dismissal 2:15 PM
Game time 3:45 PM
Return 5:50 PM


College Visit: Ithaca College

Each year a number of college counselors visit our campus to present their college to interested Juniors and Seniors.  Parents may also attend theses meetings; call Mrs. Updike (610.933.3635 ext. 2) in the High School office for information on where the meetings will be held.  To attend one of these information sessions about college, Juniors or Seniors must complete a permission form (available in the High School Office) and return it to Mrs. Updike at least one day before the date of the college visit. Check with Mrs. Zay regarding schedule additions/changes.


Varsity Cross Country at Phelps

Away Game
Dismissal 2:20 PM
Game time 3:45 PM
Return 5:45 PM


Varsity Soccer at Barrack

Away Game
Dismissal 2:15 PM
Game time 3:45 PM
Return 6:30 PM


Coffee Cart Parent Social

Come grab a cup of coffee or tea after drop-off every Friday morning in the new Parent Hub (Gymnasium lobby area). Catch up with friends old and new. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted. All proceeds benefit the Association of Parents.

The new Food for Thought snack bar, "Real Food Kitchen," will be open as well.

Special thanks to Singing Dog Vanilla (the Wiedmann family) for their generous coffee donation.


Family Morning at Rosebud Garden

Join us every Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am for a drop-in session. Children ages 10 months to 4 years of age accompanied by an adult are most 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 610.933.3635 ext. 108 or  if you have any questions.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!


Morning in 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


6th Grade Canoe Trip

Northbrook Canoe in West Chester, PA


Kurdish Education Adviser to Visit Campus

Nesreen Barwari, an adviser to the Minister of Education in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, is slated to visit Kimberton Waldorf School on Friday, October 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. She is in the process of introducing Waldorf Education to the Kurdistan region, and has chosen to visit Kimberton Waldorf School to learn more about this unique educational opportunity.

Nesreen Barwari works across the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors to promote conflict management and coexistence through education in Iraqi Kurdistan. She currently serves on the Kurdistan Minister of Education’s consultative forum, where she advises on his reform agenda to promote active learning and increase the quality of teaching. Additionally, this year Ms. Barwari became the CEO of KSW, an education company that plans to open a private education facility that builds co-existence, promotes environmental sustainability, and celebrates local heritage. In 2006, she founded the organization Breeze of Hope, which focuses on women’s and youth development in Iraq. She currently serves as the president and has been focused on providing humanitarian assistance to the influx of Syrian refugees into Iraqi Kurdistan. Previously, Ms. Barwari served as minister of public works under Iraq’s interim government, the Iraqi Governing Council, and the Coalition Provisional Authority. Following the 1991 Persian Gulf War, she worked with the International Organization for Migration to assist in the repatriation of refugees; she also worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and UN Iraq Relief Coordination Unit at the Department of Humanitarian Affairs to coordinate relief services among UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Prior to April 2003, Ms. Barwari was minister of reconstruction and development in the Kurdistan Regional Government and a member of the economy and infrastructure working group at the US State Department’s Future of Iraq project. She was honored by the United Nations in 2003 for her “outstanding commitment to the welfare of displaced and vulnerable persons in Northern Iraq.”

Ms. Barwari holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and urban planning from the University of Baghdad, a master’s degree in public policy and management from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is currently completing her Ph.D. on community and regional planning with a focus on postwar reconstruction and development at the University of British Columbia. During 2005 and 2006, she was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School, where she taught the course “Reinventing Iraq: Deconstructing and Constructing a Nation.” She currently lectures on strategic planning and urban planning at Dohuk University in Kurdistan.


Bantam Soccer vs. Perkiomen

Home Game
Dismissal 3:00 PM
Game time 3:45 PM


Bantam Field Hockey vs. Perkiomen

Home Game
Dismissal 3:00 PM
Game time 3:45 PM
 


Dads Night

Held at the home of Michael and Ellen Fiorito, near Kimberton Hills at:

1527 Pughtown Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Dads Night will be celebrated at the Fiorito house anytime after 6:30 pm.  Bring a light snack if you want, but don't worry about food - there is always plenty to eat at the Fiorito's!  Refreshments and a warm fire will also be provided.

Attention new Kimberton dads: This event is has become nearly mandatory; see you Friday.    
 
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Parent Education Committee Meeting

The first meeting of the Parent Education Committee will take place on Tuesday, October 8 in the Faculty Library on the second floor of the Middle School building. Please consider joining this volunteer effort. We would love to see some new faces.

We plan to discuss the creation of parent education events around some of the following possible topics: the school media policy; how reading is taught in a Waldorf school; what "developmentally-appropriate" really means; transition points at KWS (preschool to kindergarten, kindergarten to first grade, middle school to high school, etc.); how Waldorf Education addresses executive functioning issues; what science (or history, or language, or math, or art, or music) looks like in each grade. We also plan to discuss ways to bring outside groups to campus to speak to our parent body.

Please contact Emily at if you have any questions.