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2017 Screen Free Week at WSA

3rd Annual WSA Screen-Free Week Celebration
May 1-7, 2017
(And 98th National Children’s Book Week!)

Sat/Sun, 4/29 and 4/30   Inman Park Festival (www.inmanparkfestival.org)
Celebrate the onset of SFW outdoors, with family and friends at one of Atlanta’s best street festivals.  Visit WSA’s booth by Inman Park campus. Saturday highlight: Inman Park Parade at 2 pm including the Gnome March-the whole family can dress up!
 
Monday, 5/1  Parent Education
8:30 am-10:00 am “Mobile Gadgets” Hospitality Room
Mobile gadgets and youth of today: To have or not to have? That is a real question.  Join a panel of WSA parent and teacher experts who will inform us about the adverse effects of mobile gadgets on students. Q & A to follow.  This workshop will be led by WSA Learning Specialist, MJ Smith, and WSA parents, Julie Reeves, and Mary Ann Luckett; Hospitality Room
 
7:00 pm Screenagers Documentary (WSA Community & Friends)
Columbia Theological Seminary Auditorium, Free of charge
Screenagers award-winning film reveals the impact of screen time on kids and teens.  100 Seats available
 
Tuesday, 5/2 
4:00-10:00pm  Farm Burger Spirit Night (WSA Community & Friends)
Come out to eat at Farm Burger in Decatur (Screen free restaurant!) and tell the cashier that you're a Waldorf family there for Spirit Night and our school will receive 10% of all sales from 4pm-10pm that day.

7:30pm Crystal Bowl Meditation (WSA Community & Friends) Hazelwood Hall
Come make a peaceful space for yourself in Hazelwood Hall and let go as Kathy Lytle plays her crystal bowls for an hour. You will leave a much different person - more relaxed, open, and refreshed.
FAMILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
All Pre-K/K events meet on Miss Annie’s playground from 1:15 to 2:15 pm
All Grades 1-8 events meet on the upper playground from 3:15-4:15 pm
 
PLEASE NOTE: The following after school events are not drop-off.
Participating children in pre-K, K, and grades 1-5 require parental supervision.
Middle School students may attend as
helpers without parental supervision.
 
 
Monday, 5/1                        
1:15-Kick off Parade & Sing-a-Long (Pre-K and K)
Parents and children make festive streamers, and then parade around campus to celebrate SFW, followed by a sing-a-long with Mr. Paul
 
3:15-Traditional Games & Activities (Grades 1-8)
Games played informally with minimal equipment
, that over time, children all over the world have taught each other, without reference to written rules, and include: yo-yo’s, card games/tricks, magic tricks, marbles, jacks, string games, and so many more!  We will have excellent juggling instruction with Christopher Alston on May 1!
                                  
Tuesday, 5/2:           
1:15-Treasure Hunt (Pre-K and K)
Children joyfully hunt for small colored treasures hidden in the playground!
 
3:15- Free Range in the Woods and Scavenger Hunt (Grades 1-8)
Hide and seek type game on campus where children can also hunt for list of nature based items in the woods
 
Wednesday, 5/3:     
1:15- Build Fairy and Gnome Houses / Troll Huts (Pre-K and K)
 
3:15- Build Fairy and Gnome Houses / Troll Huts (Grades 1-8)
Create nature based houses and huts to welcome fairies, gnomes and trolls that just might need a place to stay for the night!
                                               
Thursday, 5/4  May 11:         
1:00-3:00 Play with a Box Day (Pre-K and K, Grades 1-5)
*All ages meet on Upper Playground
Creative play with cardboard boxes-left to a child’s imagination, empty boxes can become almost anything- cars, houses, space ships, caves. The possibilities are endless! At “Play with a Box Day,” we celebrate this iconic childhood experience.
 
Box Day Postponed to May 11:   Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms/wind tomorrow, we will be postponing Play With a Box Day to NEXT Thursday, May 11th from 1-3pm.
This also gives us another week to collect more cardboard boxes!! Please continue to drop any boxes off at school until the 11th.

Friday, 5/5:               
1:15- Read-a-Book, Ride-a-Bike (Pre-K and K) Bring books/bike/wheels
Gathering on blankets, parents read-aloud books to their children, while enjoying refreshing tea!  Afterwards, decorate bikes (or other small wheeled vehicles), and ride together on a path around the Columbia Theological Seminary.
 
POSTPONED  3:15- Play in a Park, Splash in a Creek (WSA Community)
*Meet on Admin. Driveway and leave by 3:20 pm
Families walk together (or drive/bike) from WSA campus to beautiful, nearby Dearborn Park to kick back and run, play, relax, splash and enjoy all this park has to offer.
 
Due to current weather conditions, the Screen-Free Week activity, scheduled at 3:15 today - Play in a Park, Splash in a Creek, will be postponed.
We will reschedule for a sunny day!  Look for details next week.
 
Saturday, 5/6:           
2:00- Little Shop of Stories Book Event (Community)
 *At Little Shop of Stories, Decatur
Book launch for Atlanta native and award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson's first children's book, "Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog Blast Off to the Moon!"

All Day-Create your own family/friend/neighbor screen free fun
create your own fun by unplugging and reconnecting with the joys of life beyond the screens! Reference www.screenfree.org for great ideas and resources.
 
Sunday, 5/7:              
3:00-5:00 Picnic and Music with Max and Maggie
Admin Driveway by Hospitality Room (WSA Community & Friends)
WSA families meet on Admin Driveway to share more joys of life beyond the screens. Bring picnic blankets, family food, and jam with fabulous Max and Maggie. 
 
Anytime during SFW, visit the following community partners for discounts:
Little Shop of Stories (20%of total purchases back to WSA), Eagle Eye Book Shop, All Fired Up- Emory Village
Family fun at Inman Park Festival: visit the WSA booth, enjoy Parade 2 pm Saturday. 

Gnome March at Inman Park Festival Saturday,April 29 at 1:30pm, meet Waddell St. & Edgewood.  Group trying to break Guinness World Record. Find the gnome dress code HERE.

 

On Sunday, we will have students playing Irish Fiddling from 11-1 at our booth.