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Fall Garden Work Party 2018

“When trees shed their leaves and blossoms ripen into fruit, and nature sends us her first frost and prepares to sink into her winter death, we [will] be able to feel the burgeoning of spirit with which we should unite ourselves at Michaelmas.” - Rudolf Steiner


Michaelmas began as an equinox and harvest festival in the Middle Ages. It falls near the autumn equinox when the weather is rapidly changing and the days are noticeably shorter. Traditionally at this time, humans would gather food and resources for the colder months ahead. We may still feel this natural instinct much like Nature all around us. Michaelmas is also a feast to honor the Archangel Michael or Mikail. Michael is an Archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and, in all traditions, he is a symbolic leader of the force of good over evil and courage over cowardice.


In the spirit of Michaelmas, we invite you to join us on Saturday, September 29th from 8 am to 12 pm (Altadena Campus) as we prepare our garden and selves for the colder months ahead. Children are welcome to join us under the constant supervision of their parents. We will not be providing childcare. There will various garden work activities suitable for all ages. However, please remember this is a celebration as much as it is a work day. The playgrounds (grades and kinder) will be closed.


The garden work party will be followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish to share, your own plate and utensils. We also appreciate bringing your own tools as we have a limited amount and expect a great turnout.

Tools needed:

Flat tip shovels


Digging forks

Garden rakes



Please let Ms. Areli (Mariposa) know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you!

Ms. Areli

High School Surf Club has begun! 

This new format will set the foundation for years to come, all levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged in our “Club”...

It’s for:

Novice to experts

Coaching and instruction


Wave knowledge

And so much more…

Be ready to have some fun!

This month will be somewhat of a soft launch while we ready ourselves for October and forward into our winter surfing season.

We will be surfing at South Mission Beach, immediately after school every other Thursday beginning Sept 13 and every other Friday beginning Sept 21. (dates have been added to the WSSD public calendar)


For all interested students, please email Adrienne (

Last Wednesday was the first day for WSSD students and as always, we began the year with our Rose Ceremony. 

This ceremony accentuates the special significance of these years for first and seniors. Pairing young incoming students with their responsible twelfth-grade buddies is a milestone for both young people in the pairing. The young children are entering a new phase in life — where schooling and community, away from parents, will support their budding sense of self, learning, and individuality. The older children are entering into young adulthood and are ready to be leaders and guides in their own lives and in their community.

This reverent event is a reflection of the beauty, kindness, and care given to all students, each year, at WSSD.