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Vote in the Family Council Election

Voting for the initial members of the Family Council will be held Thursday and Friday this week.
Board Training

ISBA Board Training

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN QUORUM of PVCS BOARD of DIRECTORS in ATTENDANCE at ISBA BOARD TRAINING  
Ms Amanda McGhee with here 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Dayle Miller, Peace Talks #2

Peace Talks, Episode 2: Ms. Amanda McGee Grade 2

Our second episode of Peace Talks feathers 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Amanda McGee. She is interviewed by here very own 2nd Grade Teacher, Ms. Dayle Miller. Enjoy!
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Parents must surrender their point of view that there's someting wrong

‘Parents must surrender their point of view that there’s something wrong with the child and see that it’s the relationship that’s in trouble and the child’s behaviour is just a function of that We must stop trying to control the child’s behaviour” Instead, the parent must have the confidence to know the child really needs unconditional acceptance by a nurturing adult, says Maté He points to Neufeld’s words: ‘Parents have to know that they are a child’s best bet at any age’
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A great place to start if you’re new to Waldorf

Lots of you have asked me to recommend Waldorf books This is my all-time, heart-bursting, favorite for families who are new to a Waldorf lifestyle and want to explore how Waldorf traditions and rhythms can fit into their family It’s for families who have kids in the early childhood range
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Who says Waldorf students don't learn how to code?

"Knitting instructions are largely binary [and] read just like regular expressions [of code], used for string matching and manipulation."
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How color is used through Waldorf campuses

Charles Andrade, a parent and Lazure painter, talks about the powerful use of color throughout the WSRF campus, how the colors reflect the Waldorf pedagogy and how the colors meet the child at their developmental stages.
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It looks like old-fashioned recess!

“It looks like old-fashioned recess, but once a week, schools like Eagle Elementary are throwing open their doors open an hour early and giving kids the run of the place. Adults keep their distance, letting them tear through the halls, jump, shake, send things flying.”
Wooden train

If you're buying gifts for children, go simple

If you're buying gifts for children, go simple. "The more we know about early brain development, the more we understand the need for play that is based on human interaction," Dr. Healey said. "There is no screen, video game or app that can replace the relationships built over toys." ~From a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics #fosterimagination #waldorfworks #screenfreechildhood

Upcoming Events


Jan21

School Not in Session: MLK Day

School closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan22

January 2019 Board Meeting

Peace Valley Charter School
Feb19

School Not in Session: Professional development

Professional development day for teachers
Feb19

February 2019 Board Meeting

Peace Valley Charter School

January 2019


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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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