Our 7th and 8th grades had a block about Eurasia last semester. Dzvinka Hayda, our Parent Child teacher, visited the classroom and told the students a story about two children growing up in Ukraine during the chaos following World War II. She described how parents were lost and families became separated during the social and economic disruption of war. She told about how one mother had to leave her children at an orphanage and then reclaim them as soon as she was able to find work to support them. At Dzvinka's invitation, the 7th and 8th graders collected useful items and made gift boxes for teenagers living in orphanages in Ukraine. The students chose the items with thoughtfulness, thinking about what would be not only practical, but also about what might be fun for these teens to receive from friends in the U.S. The photos and letters are from our new friends in Ukraine.
On August 27th families and founders of the school gathered with local dignitaries and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce to cut the ribbon to the renovated gym and kick off the 25th Anniversary of Oakland Steiner School.
The blackboards have been re-coated, the halls are polished and shining, the carpets are cleaned, the classrooms are set up.... We can't wait for the joyful voices of children to fill the school!
The flowers are blooming and the veggies are looking yummy! Our summer campers are enjoying the harvest for their snacks!
Great progress on the gym restoration project! It will be so exciting when everyone comes back to school and sees a beautiful new gym!!!!
All of the children are enjoying themselves at "Seeds and Sprouts" Summer Camp. Camp is for children ages 3-6, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday - Friday. There are still a few spots open for campers during the weeks of July 14 and July 21.
Contact Kira Wolf: email@example.com to enroll your child.
We have heard from many of our families this summer. Some are at vacation destinations and some are having staycations. All are enjoying the beauty and fun of the outdoors - no indoor video games for this bunch that's for sure! Whatever you do - have fun and stay safe!