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Receive the children in reverence, Educate them in love, Let them go forth in freedom.
~Rudolf Steiner

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The Winterberry Parent Guild (WPG) is established as a 501c3 non-profit.  Our Tax ID# is 20-3900032 . 

Winterberry Charter School  4802 Bryn Mawr Court, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508 (907) 742-0139

Please note that this website is maintained by volunteer parents from the Winterberry Parent Guild.  Anchorage School District maintains the Official Winterberry Charter School Website.

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WINTER FAIRE 2019

Winter Fair was held Saturday, January 26th – 11am-4pm
The Winterberry Community joined together to celebrate and showcase our beautiful school!
Many hands make this wonderful event possible!

About the event:   Admission is free.   Craft, games, face-painting, baked goods and more for all ages starting at 1$.   At arrival, you can purchase gems individually or in 10 and 20 increments.  1 gem = 1$.  Cash is preferred. Credit Cards Accepted.

School Store:   Focused primarily on supporting our Waldorf curriculum, we have materials, art supplies, beeswax, books and more.  We also offer special crafts made by the community.

 

Craft Workshops: *New this year*
11am – Knitting Circle – Free
Noon- Playsilk Dyeing – $8
1pm – Needle Felted Alpaca (with alpaca wool) – $3
2pm – Waste Not Want Not with Kayla Head -$2
3pm – Silk Painting on Stretched Silk Hoops – $3

Musical Acts/ Bands/ Community Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room:
The Music Room will be hopping all day long! Some wonderful groups are coming to perform for us, including The Lemonades, the Recorder Orchestra, Past Our Prime, and the Timbre Music Band. We also have Winterberry students (and teachers) performing on violin, piano, harp, guitar, voice, and more! And don’t miss the community dance, starting shortly after noon. Ms Becker and Grade 4 will be teaching and leading several folk dances that everyone is invited to join, accompanied by live music. Please contact Rayna Swanson if you’d like to be in the dance band or want to add your name to the performers’ schedule: yitzu@mac.com.

Support Fundraising Efforts:  Proceeds go towards their 8th grade trip
Succulent Plant sale grown and hosted by 5th grade students
All ages craft room in the Dragon’s Lair hosted by 6th grade students.
Italian Sodas and other beverages, hot and cold hosted by 7th grade students.
Bake Sale and Coffee, hosted by 8th grade students.

A Note on Parking: In the past, we have maxed out our parking spaces.   
Please consider taking advantage of an alternative parking option when spending the day at Winterfaire.
Here are some suggestions:  Carpool with friends; Park at East High and walk over; Have someone drop you off

Volunteer Info:
Winterfair Event Point of Contact: Jessica Gardner call/text 351-6225
Ideas & Strategy: Oona Martin
Advertising: Calisa Kastning & Donna Mears
Day before Set-up Masterminds: Crystal Reeves and Lalia Bunn
Security: Principal Andersen.

*Volunteer Sign-ups*  are posted in the lobby.
5th-8th grade students are encouraged to take shifts in the games rooms.

LOBBY
School Store Sales:  Contact Kira Rafuse; akwazulu@hotmail.com
Gem Sales:  Kayla Smith and Jaime Bary for Gem Sales with support from Barbara Amy, WPG treasurer.

FIRST FLOOR
3rd Grade room: CAFE 
Leads – Neal Stanbury and Aubree Wattenbarger – Volunteer support from 3rd grade
2nd Grade Room: Coat Check & Beverages – Sue Armstrong – Volunteer support by 7th grade
1st Grade Room: *New this year* Craft Workshops – contact Donna Mears (mears@alaska.net; 632-6382).
Kindergarten; Nursery/Quiet Room – Lisa Stratford – Volunteer support by Kindergarten families.
Hybrid Room – Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, informal and suitable for young children.
Multi-Purpose Room: Musical Acts
Help make magic in the Music Room! Students and adults are both warmly welcomed to participate – contact Rayna Swanson ( yitzu@mac.com; 907-830-0929.) to book your performance!;  Ed Silcox to host the room.

SECOND FLOOR
  Gnome Stomp & Fairy Walk are being combined into 1 room
 Volunteers can be 2 or 3 5th or 6th grade students with 1 adult/shift
Jumprope Making & Facepainting:
Jumprope Leads – Erin Fleischer and Rick Petter  – 1 additional parent to learn this remarkable trade.
Face Painting Leads – Traci Hartz plus Additional professional guest Painter!
6th Grade Room: is hosting ‘Dragon’s Lair’ all ages craft room.
Games : Set-up Leads – Anthony and Amanda Banker, caretakers and creators of the games for the past decade! at least!
Volunteer  Coordination by Jessica Gardner (via Upper Grade WPG reps:  can be 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade students with 2 adults/shift per room
Games Room #1 : Ring Toss, Regatta and Fish Pond
 Games Room #2: Beanbag Toss and Slingshot
Bake Sale and Coffee/Tea: Operated by 8th grade Students
Contact Aubree Wattenbarger (awattenbarger@yahoo.com; 290-4113) with any questions.
Plan ahead to send your baked items packaged ready to sell in $1-2 to help 8th grade.