Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm offers birth – 2nd grade (soon to be 3rd grade) education based on the Waldorf philosophy on a working farm in Essex, NY.
Greetings from Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm. With this cold snap we have the wood stoves burning full throttle and buzzing classrooms full of rosy-cheeked children. When it’s not below zero, the children are out sledding, skating, feeding the animals, and enjoying the snow and sunshine. The elementary students are, of course, working hard at their math and language arts lessons as well as knitting, speaking French and Russian, cross country skiing, painting and playing the flute.
Below are the upcoming events at Lakeside School. We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months.
PARENT AND TOT PLAY GYM
AT WHALLONSBURG GRANGE
Saturdays February 15th & 22nd
Get out of the cold and join in the fun! Join faculty of Lakeside School for organized games, free play and a chance to move, slide, scoot, jump and jive. Saturday mornings in January and February. Infants and Children birth to age 5 along with their parents/care givers are welcome from 9am to 12:00noon at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on RT 22 in Whallonsburg, NY
COMMUNITY OBSERVATION & CURRICULUM DAY
Thursday, February 27th & Wednesday, April 30th
Ever wonder what happens inside the classroom at Lakeside? Well come and see for yourself. We will spend time in the morning visiting the Main Lesson of the Elementary school, the Kindergarten and joining the Sprouts outside. There will be time to speak with the teachers and ask any questions you might have about any of the programs. Curriculum day will take place Thursday, February 27th from 8:45- 11:00am. Sign up in advance with Kathleen in the office. This is an open community event so spread the word to anyone you might know who is interested in the programs. Can’t make this day? Mark your calendar for Community Observation Day – Wednesday, April 30th.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications for Sprouts, day care for 1-3 1/2 years, Kindergarten, full day or half day for 3 1/2 – 6 year, and elementary program, 1st – 3rd grade for 6 – 9 years, opened February 5th. Applications and program details will be posted on the website shortly. For more information and to receive an application e-mail admin(at)lakesideschoolinessex(dot)org or call 518-963-7385. Spaces are limited so apply early.
Want your child to experience Black Kettle Farm and forest land in the summer? Join us this July for the inaugural year of Lakeside’s summer program for children age 5-9 years. The program will run the 4 weeks of July and registration will be on a weekly basis, join for one week or for all four. To receive registration information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-963-7385.
For more information on any of our programs e-mail Kathleen at admin(at)lakesideschoolinessex(dot)org or call 518-963-7385.