George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 16, 2017 News
"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." -Nova Bair
Important Dates
October 16 - New Tech vs. Carver @ SES
October 18 - Carver soccer vs. SES @ home
October 23 - Carver soccer vs. SES @ SES
October 25 - Carver soccer vs. The Met @ home
October 27 - Monster Mash school dance 7-10 p.m. 
October 30 - Soccer Playoffs 
October 30 - Picture make up day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stay tuned for seniors pictures info.   
October 30- SPIRIT WEEK! (Monday: PJ Day, Tuesday: Costume Day, Wednesday: Wild 
November 3 West Day, Thursday: Hippie/Waldorf Day, Friday: Mismatch Day) 
November 1 - Soccer Championships
November 1 - GWC Guild Meeting 6 p.m. in Room 203 
November 3 - Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal
November 10 - No School in recognition of Veteran's Day
November 14 - Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m. in the Little Theater 
November 16 & 17 - Senior portraits. See Ms. Mitchell for an appointment.  
November 20-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break 
Principal's Message
Are you interested in visiting another Waldorf school in Germany, China, South Africa or Australia? Then you should register with Wal-di is an international youth contact and exchange program for Waldorf students is the platform for a worldwide exchange and contact among Waldorf students. Whether you are simply seeking mail correspondence, a host family abroad, or you are willing to accommodate an exchange student yourself, provides the platform to do so. For students over 14 years old.
This is a free platform. You choose your place and dates and find a family interested in exchanging with you. Waldorf schools -- 254 schools -- around the world are registered  everywhere in the world except Antarctica!
How Will You Engage the World? 
Seen at Carver

Taken during recent camera obscura demonstrations by Mr. Herlehy.
Carver Clubs
  • Feminist Coalition meets in Room 204 on Wednesdays during lunch. Advisor: Poladi
  • Archery Club meets at the basketball court on Wednesdays during lunch. Advisor: Schroeder.
  • Black Student Union meets in room 404 on Tuesdays during lunch. Advisor: Jenks.
  • GSA meets in room 304 on Thursdays during lunch. Advisor: Cook.
  • Relay for Life meets in room 501 TBA. Advisor: Fain
  • Backpacking meetings in room 403 TBA. Advisor: Roberto
  • Tea Dueling meets in Room 501 during lunch the last Friday of the month. Advisor: Fain
Important Attendance Information
A reminder to call in your child's absence(s) to the attendance line which is option "1" at 916-395-5266, otherwise the absence(s) will be noted as unverified. The attendance line has a message-only option. Leave your student's name, date of absence(s), reason for absence, and your relation to the student. All messages are retrieved at the end of the day and if Mrs. Agnos is not in, she will get them the next day.
Do not leave an early dismissal request on the attendance line. Please call the office and request to speak to Mrs. Agnos or any of her office assistants will assist you with your request. Please provide the student's name, reason of dismissal, time of dismissal (30 min notice appreciated), and your relation.
If you have Infinite Campus, please go in and check for any unverified absences that you might want to clear up. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Agnos directly.
Our Promise Campaign 
State of California Employees once again have the opportunity to financially support nonprofits safely and simply through an established process payroll deductions process allowing you to focus on the impact of making a positive difference when you sign up and continue your pledge. 
Please select George Washington Carver Guild as the lucky nonprofit organization to receive your generous contribution this year. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. For example, a $25.00 monthly donation would contribute an annual monetary gift of $300.00 to GWC Guild. This money would be used to fund all of the activities that enrich your child(ren)'s education at GWC.
Select GWC Guild by filling in "Write-In" portion for Section 3 of the Pledge Form with the information below: (download form here)
Turn in your completed form to the Our Promise Coordinator at your State of California Agency. Our Promise Campaign website links: 
Our Promise Home Page:   
Find a Non Profit:                  
Our Promise FAQs:               
November 3-4, 2017
Friday, 7:00PM to 9:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Keynote Betty Staley, with Marianne Gray & Luisa Burgess
For Parents, Teachers and Administrators
Children in the middle school years experience earlier puberty, societal influences, and environmental changes which make them especially vulnerable. Using insights from Rudolf Steiner and from neuroscience, we will explore ways in which teachers, administrators and parents can guide them toward healthy emotional and academic growth. Complete Workshop $125;   Friday Evening Keynote Only $25.Lunch and snacks on Saturday, November 4 are included in the workshop fee for all attendees.Register at
Support Waldorf Curriculum at Carver
WE NEED YOUR HELP! State funds, which have covered the cost of Main Lesson and other Waldorf curriculum and supplies at Carver in the past, are no longer available. The GWC Guild hopes to raise the $24,000 needed to support Carver for the 2017-18 school year. Our goal is to raise $125 per student, but the Guild realizes each family's ability to give is different and all levels of support are appreciated.
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Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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