It has been one year since the passing of Joshua Nolan Moore, a beloved little boy in my kindergarten who unexpectedly died last year on October 24th, at the age of six.

Our school community is honoring Joshua in two outward ways.

Today, faculty and staff, parents and friends of Lake Champlain Waldorf School gathered around the labyrinth at the Turtle Lane campus to partake in a celebration of Joshua’s life and a commemoration of his death. We sang a song written by Alice Damon (Grandmother of Sunny and Magnolia Francis). You can download this song off our website to learn to sing with us at the ceremony if you wish (A Song for Joshua). The proceeds go directly to a scholarship fund that Joshua’s parents (Christina and Jason) set up after he died to benefit children who otherwise would not be able to attend our school. Here are the words for A Song for Joshua:

Put a circle of white light around you
Put a crown of bright stars on your head
May the fountain of life flow all through you
Put to rainbow wings at your back

We are children of the mother
We are children of the father

This song was written to sing in a round. But because my children are so young we just sing it as is. The recording is in a round.

On Thursday evenings, from 6:15-7:00 PM, those who wish to take part in a gathering to remember Joshua may meet in my kindergarten room for a time of song, verse, stories and candle light. We will meet every Thursday evening until the December holiday break. These Thursday evenings are for Joshua as well as for anyone who has crossed the threshold; so if you have lost a loved one in your life and would like to honor them in this way please know that you are welcome to join us.

If you have any questions regarding these celebrations contact Sueanne Campbell, Pam Graham or Lisa Espenshade.

Please hold the Moore family in your hearts as they navigate this difficult and beautiful time of the year.

Blessings to you and yours.

With Love,

Sueanne Campbell, Kindergarten Teacher

Early Holiday Greetings!

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Fair
Friday, December 5th, 6:30-9:00pm,
and Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Student and Adult Vendor applications for the 2014 Holiday Fair are now being accepted. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Annual Holiday Fair, please complete the requested information on this form: Holiday Fair Vendor Application. Please note that there are limited spaces available. Every attempt is made to balance the variety of products with space requests, but it may not be possible to accommodate every request for space. Please also review the changes which we have made to this year’s space options. As always, we would like to remind you that product labeling should include your contact information and be “G” rated for our younger crowd.

Students can get a 6 foot table for Friday night, December 5th (6:30-9pm) – ONLY $5. Paper copies of applications are also available outside of the Development Office in the Grade School, in Laura Slesar’s office at the High School. Note: We regretfully can only accept applications for students in 6th grade or higher.

Students can apply to be a Holiday Fair Vendor here: Student Vendor Application.

The deadline for submission for Adult Vendor Applications is Monday, October 27th. If you are unable to complete the electronic form at the link, please feel free to e-mail the school at, or call (802) 985-2827, ext. 14.

Adults can apply to be a Holiday Fair Vendor here: Adult Holiday Fair Vendor Application.

Waldorf High SchoolOctober 1, 2014
Come see classes in action Wednesday mornings through October from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Our High School relocated to a new campus in Shelburne and kicked off the 2014-2015 school year in its new home. We are opening our doors Wednesday mornings to anyone who is interested in learning more about our High School. (more…)

Fall Open HouseNovember 8, 2014
Bring family and friends to our Fall Open House. Teachers and high school students will give tours of our campus and young children can decorate lanterns and participate in other activities. Meet with faculty from our Parent & Child Program, Early Childhood Program, Grade School, and High School. “Introduction to Waldorf Education” presentation at 11 am. Refreshments.

Please contact Pam Graham if you have any questions (802)985-2827 ext. 12.

The Fall Open House is held at the Early Childhood and Grade School Campus, 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne, VT.