CWS Newsletter

News & Notes is a bi-weekly publication is the primary source of information about events, programs, class-related news items from faculty, reports from the Board of Trustees and its committees, articles of interest to parents, and calendar updates.

Because this is the school’s main mode of disseminating important information, all families are expected to read the newsletter.

Submissions to the newsletter must be made via email to We reserve the right to edit submissions. Classified ads for items for sale are available for purchase.

The newsletter is distributed by email in HTML and plain formats every other Friday. You are automatically subscribed to our newsletter by enrolling your child. If you do not receive the newsletter, please contact the Main Office at or 434-973-4946.

The Directory

A directory of school faculty, staff, board members, and enrolled families—including addresses and phone numbers—is published each school year and distributed electronically to all parents in September. It is a private publication for school communication and is secured with password protection. Use of the phone list for business or solicitation purposes is not permitted.

Parent Library

CWS has a lending library of works on Waldorf education and related topics. We also publish a reading list of materials that will help parents acquaint themselves with Waldorf education. These materials are available upon request from the enrollment coordinator, Jane Gargett, or the faculty chair, Michael Wright, or directly from the school library, where parents of currently enrolled children may check them out.

The Calendar

A preliminary calendar is sent to parents over the summer listing dates that school will be open and closed for the next school year. A finalized calendar, including festivals and events, is delivered at the beginning of the school year.

CWS Website

The CWS website provides general information about our school and has an on-line Calendar of Events as well as some helpful links and thoughtful articles. We encourage you share it with your friends.

Waldorf On-Line

In addition to our school’s website, visit, a site developed and hosted by the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA).

Parents may also enjoy Waldorf Today, which includes general information on Waldorf education, job listings, and links to other Waldorf sites.