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Picture Day for grades 3 - 5 and all kindergartners

Peace Valley's picture day continues! Portraits for 3rd grade, 4th grade, all kindergarten classes, and 5th grade will be taken on the 17th starting at 9 AM.
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Picture Day for 1st, 2nd, & 6th Grades

Portraits for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 6th grade will be taken on the 16th starting at 9am
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How Waldorf education prepares students for the future

Hear how Waldorf education prepares students for the future...the new smart.
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We’re fortunate to have Ruth on our staff

We’re so fortunate to have Ruth Bucklin on our staff. She offers students the gift of movement through Eurythmy and her wisdom of 20+ years in Waldorf education.
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Singing has a dramatic effect on heart rate variability

The scientists asked a group of teenagers to perform three choral exercises – humming, singing a hymn and chanting – and monitored their heart rhythms during each. They showed that singing has a dramatic effect on heart rate variability, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
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Article on Charter Schools in Idaho

Here is some recently reported information on Idaho Charter schools. While Charter school have had success in Idaho it has great challenges compared to other states that more equally fund schools by sharing in local tax dollars. Charter's like Peace Valley do not receive any property tax dollars. We work to do more with less.
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A beautiful song for the upcoming season.

I Walk with My Little Lantern by Lorraine Nelson Wolf
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Parents really matter

Reading with your children and regular bedtimes have huge impacts. Lessons from the Longest-Running Study on Childhood. These are the factors in childhood that predict success later in life.
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A great festival celebration by some of our classes on Friday

Some of our classes held a celebration Friday with songs of bravery and courage, jumping through the dragons mouth.
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Building Workparty

Volunteer Opportunity. We're looking for volunteers to help install cove base around the walls in the building. It is the last major facility project we have left and we need your help to get it done.

Upcoming Events


Oct22

Special Meeting

Peace Valley Charter School

  Board Members​​: Jason Russell (President), (Vice President), Ryan Smith (Treasurer), Patricia Guerrero (Secretary), Kristyn Carr, Eric McDonald, ​Ex-Officio-​ Laura Henning (Exec.

Nov19

November Governing Council Meeting

Peace Valley Charter School, Meeting Room

TBD

Dec17

December Governing Council Meeting

Peace Valley Charter School, Meeting Room

TBD

October 2018


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First Family Council Meeting
 
Special Board Meeting
 
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Special Board Meeting
 
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October Governing Council Meeting
 
Picture Day for 1st, 2nd, & 6th Grades
 
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Special Meeting
 
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Arts and Nature Based Education

Member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

Peace Valley Charter School has answered the call from families across the Treasure Valley for a free public school guided by the Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

Member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

 

Whole Child Education

Each child is seen as an individual, and educated in rhythm with their own unique physical, mental and emotional development. Our curriculum is designed to develop your child’s capacities for physical well-being, social depth and creative free thinking.

 

Arts-Based Learning

Movement and expression fill our school. Teachers infuse academics with singing, painting, handwork, movement, drawing, musical instruments, storytelling, drama and dance. The arts are not a separate activity, but interwoven with instruction.

 

Connection to Nature

We incorporate sustainable living practices, environmental stewardship, and experiential learning through outdoor experiences, animal husbandry, and gardening skills.

 

Building Global Citizens

Learning a foreign language is not just an academic exercise but a gateway to understanding human beings who are different from us, with their own individuality and experiences of daily life.


The Trail Ahead


Peace Valley Charter School will open as a free public school in the autumn of 2018. We have been approved to initially offer enrollment in grades K-6. Middle school grades will be added each year until we offer full K-8 education.

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