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Dear Lake Champlain Waldorf School Community,

On Saturday, January 31, many communities came together to celebrate the life of Christopher White, beloved father, husband, brother, and son, and a long-time supporter and friend to our school. Such a big man—in personality as well as stature—naturally drew together many people! The sanctuary at All Soul’s Interfaith Gathering was filled to overflowing, with at least 300 people filling the chairs and lining up outside the doors. The service included violin music from Gianna Kiehl, close friend of the family, a song by the Lake Champlain Waldorf High School choir, and spoken tributes from family, friends, and community members.

For many there, this service was life-changing, an unforgettable pause in the business of life. Christopher’s loved ones spoke movingly about the power of family, forgiveness and reconciliation in his life. It was impossible to be in the gathering, and not think of people we need to call, and words we need to say, to those close to us. It was a tremendous gift to be present.

Those of us who knew him miss Christopher enormously. All of us hold his family, Karen, Anna, Sarah and Hailey, with great love.

— Abigail Diehl-Noble, Upper Grades Teacher

Support for the White Family
A close friend of the family has set up a CaringBridge social network site to help us stay connected and offer support to the White family. You may go to Christopher’s site to receive updates and share messages of encouragement and compassion in the Guestbook. The site link is: and site name is: christopherwhitevt.

If you would like to help contribute towards the family’s needs, please go to:

Lake Champlain Waldorf School Class of 2014
Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Pictured above from left to right: Melendy Comey Faculty Sponsor, Thomas Fortin, Mairead Collins, Vincent Gauthier, Jenna Perrapato, Oliver Scanlon, Marissa Guidry, Ian Wheeler, Nancy Lewis, Oliver Creech, Noah Ranallo, Jonas Powell, Amanda DeBellis, Madi Cook-Comey, Emily Nelson-Foster, and Willa Cowan-Essig. Photo by Miles Scanlon.


Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Is your child having trouble sleeping, eating, or socializing? Are you wondering how the reality of your family life veered so far away from your dreams? Learn how using the extraordinary power of less can help you raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids, and feel more confident as a parent.

Based on the work of Kim John Payne, M. Ed., the Simplicity Parenting movement shows the value of building deeper, more genuine relationships with your children.

Anne Shapiro will lead the Simplicity Parenting Introductory Lecture and Class. Anne is a parenting coach who offers individualized and group sessions in the Simplicity Parenting approach. She is also the featured columnist in this issue of “Our Voice” for the Simple Holidays Q&A feature.

Two separate 5-class series will begin the following week. There is a $100 fee for the class series. One class series will focus on 3 to 7 year olds, the other on 8 to 12 year olds. Enroll in the class series that suits you. Each five-class series will:

  • have 8 to 12 participants, 5 group sessions spread over five weeks
  • be an effective blend of warm support, learning, and discussion
  • use new understanding of how we can make change happen
  • support sustainable changes for simplifying your family life
  • enhance loving connection at home
  • link your parenting style and skills with your family’s values

To register for the Introductory Lecture and/or Class Series, please contact Admissions Director Pam Graham, 802-985-2827 ext 12.

Holiday FairDecember 5 & 6, 2014
Come one, come all! Here are details about the Lake Champlain Waldorf School Holiday Fair! Activities, vendors, schedule. Join us Friday, Dec 5 & Saturday, Dec 6 at 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne for a fun-filled weekend of holiday cheer! (more…)