Come let us gather!
SAVE THE DATE for April 15th, 2023
Winterberry's Annual Head Heart Hand auction is back!
This adults only event will feature a silent and live auction, food by Peppercini's, an open wine/beer bar, and live music.
All are welcome: Winterberry families current and alumni, community partners, extended Winterberry families, everyone! We are excited to be able to return to the Alaska Native Heritage center where we can welcome many more guests. To encourage participation, we have determined we have reduced ticket prices.
Come together to build a cherished space for social, natural, imaginative and inclusive play at Winterberry!
WPG is filled with gratitude to annouce that all teacher training requests for this school year have been fully funded! This means that are able to dedicate this year's auction proceeds to the play yard project.
Through rain, shine, snow and sleet, Winterberry students love being outside. Together, we have maximized the daily use of our play yard.
Quite frankly: it’s been loved to bits.
We need your help and financial support to fix the play yard and to finish it, so we can provide an innovative, sustainable yard that stimulates the rich outdoor imaginative play that children need to grow. We’ve done the legwork, the planning, the relationship-building, and we’re ready to go
Learn more about the Winterberry Play Yard Project by clicking the following links:
Friends of Winterberry Play Yard website
GoFundMe for Winterberry Play Yard Improvements
Thank you for your generous support!
Please Give an Amount Equal to the Value You Place on the Unique Waldorf-Inspired Learning Experience You've Chosen.
Since 2005, our school community has made a strong commitment to fund continuing professional development and Waldorf training and certification for our teachers.
One BIG way we do this is through WPG’s fall annual fundraising campaign. Please make GARDEN a successful effort by contributing. And invite alumni, friends, family, grandparents, colleagues and education supporters to join you!
Your personal, financial support is the reason Winterberry students
can enjoy the holistic, tuition-free education you depend on every day.
Consider a recurring contribution of $10-20 per student, per month.
Donate throughout October.
Full 100% participation is key to winning grants.
$120 per student gets us quickly to our target
Donate any amount $5 to $5000
Click Donate to contribute securely via PayPal.
WPG may allocate GARDEN donations to fund online and in person teacher training, and/or to offset school needs or projects in service of the students of Winterberry.
Online Donations are encouraged but of course, you may also fill out a donation envelope and pay cash or check (payable WPG or Winterberry Parent Guild) in the school lobby.
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Why do we need to fundraise?
Winterberry Parent Guild's mission "to support the Winterberry Charter School and its teachers for the betterment of the children attending the School." directly supports the raising of funds for Waldorf teacher training, Winterberry Play Yard Improvments, and other school needs. We also supplement program needs (such as uniforms, sewing machines, etc...) to cover gaps in funding.
Special Teacher-Training considerations:
We have on-going educational needs for our teachers who change grades each year (and ones who train in special elements of Waldorf schools like Kindergarten, Handwork, Movement, Music and Spanish)
We typically seek Waldorf specific training at Colleges such as Rudolf Steiner in California.
We are a public charter school, chartered both with the State and with Anchorage School District. It is better for our teachers and the students they serve to keep the training funding need with WPG and the salary/benefits and materials with our school/WCC budget.
Our school's excellence is supported by our community commitment to provide financial support to our teachers as they pursue ongoing Waldorf Training, education and certification. The WPG coordinates two main fundraising efforts (G.A.R.D.E.N Annual Giving Campaign & the Spring HHH Auction) in support of Teacher Training and other school needs.