Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waldorf Inspired Public School

Hi All. I am passing on this information of an excellent opportunity to bring Waldorf Education to Fort Collins.  Please read and if at all interested attend one of the Information enrollment meetings in January.  Read Below for all information. Whether or not this fits into your family education style it is an awesome opportunity for our community!!! 

Waldorf-Inspired Public School Offers a New Choice for Families in Fort Collins

Mountain Sage Community School is free, public, charter school inspired by Waldorf Education and Sustainable living.  Approved by the Poudre School District Board of Education October 2011, Mountain Sage is set to open in Fall 2012.  The school will serve k-4 students in its first year of operation, and will grow by one grade each year until becoming a K-8 school.

Created by parents and educators in Fort Collins, Colorado, Mountain Sage is dedicated to education that respects the creative journey of childhood.  Waldorf-inspired education integrates the arts (music, movement, story, drawing and more) into the learning process of all academic subjects, offering students an experience that fully engages and empowers them.  Waldorf-inspired education offers a time-tested, research based approach that enables each student to reach their highest academic and creative potentials.  Sustainable living practices are fully integrated into school life to offer children the powerful experience of stewardship and positive community action. 

Mountain Sage is currently accepting Intent to Enroll forms for k-4 students and will be hosting several informational enrollment events in January 2012.

These events offer the opportunity to learn more, get involved, have your questions answered and meet the founders.

All events will be held at The Gardens on Spring Creek (2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins 80526) in the Evelyn Clark classroom.  Informational enrollment meetings are from 2-3pm every Saturday in January 7,14,21 and 28.

Educational programming at Mountain Sage Community School includes:

  • Arts-integrated, experiential, nature-based curriculum that fully incorporates Colorado Academic Standards.
  • Age appropriate music instruction, world language imersion classes, gardening, handwork, artistic movement instruction for all grades.
  •  A nurturing kindergarten program that emphasizes play, structure (daily rhythm) and social development
  • Class and teacher continuity over a number of years creates strong relationships that promote academic achievement.
  • Ample outdoor time that promotes balanced development and respect for the natural world. 

To learn more visit

The above information was passed on to me from a tribe Mama Andi who is working very hard to bring this to our community!!
Happy Trails,

Friday, December 30, 2011

Nature Walk Riverbend Ponds 12/30

 What a wonderful winter hike the weather was gorgeous and we were off for some nature fun!!!

 I just love the still-ness of Winter, the trees so bare taking a rest until spring!!

 The Ice was sooo beautiful the cracks, natures art is absolutly the best!!!

 Always a  rest to throw rocks in the water.. it is like therapy
 Have a lovely, peaceful and safe New Years everyone!! May the year ahead be filled with all that your heart desires and more!! Follow your Bliss.... always
Good-bye and Happy Trails, Angela

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nature Walk/free play Environmental Learning Center

This is always truly one of my favorite areas to go walk, hike, explore and be free.  I love that at different times of exploring brings different elements every  time.  The children just so into free play and imagination and outside time. 

 They will get involved with different elements of their surroundings and with different kids at different times and ages.
 and you will have individual play!!
 Group play

 and being bears and cute bears!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Events

Hi my lovely Tribe,

This is what we are planning for December:

Monday  12/12 @ 5pm meet up for the Lights at the Children's Garden. We will spend an hour walking, looking, playing.  Please dress appropriatly and bring a warm drink if you want!!!

Wednesday 12/14 @ 1:30pm meet up at The Environmental Learning Center for nature free play and walk.  Please dress for the weather and bring snacks, water and what ever you might need for outdoor fun!!!

Wednesday 12/21 WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION  (check out last years event) we will meet at 3pm-6pm for Outdoor tree decorating for the birds and squirrels, story time, songs and some light snacks.  We can all bring something light to share I will have apple cider.   More information will be sent out shortly.

Thursday 12/29 Nature Walk TBA!!

I have missed you all so much and being outside exploring and having fun!!! We are going to have a great winter!! Hope everyone is having a Beautiful Holiday Season!!

Happy Snow Trails,
Please email with any questions!!!