Walden Paints a Community Mural

Saturday May 11, 10:30am – 1:00pm

Dear Walden Families,

Walden students have been invited to participate in painting a community mural in Berkeley that will be painted on a fence located on the east side of Shattuck Avenue between Dwight and Blake streets. The mural painting day is April 20th, from 10:30AM-1:00PM. No preparation is needed, but please RSVP, and wear clothes that can get a little messy!

The mural has been designed by local artist Nigel Sussman, and is called “We are all Neighbors!”

Please RSVP as soon as you can, so I can let the organizers know how many students from Walden are planning on participating. This is a great opportunity to use your art skills to uplift your local community and leave your mark!

-Ruth

RSVP HERE

Summer Camp 2024 Registration is Open!

Walden Center and School presents: Summer Fun! Learn More Here


Welcome to Walden’s Summer Camp! Our goal is to support kids in building friendships and community that connect us to our sense of adventure! At camp, kids stretch their imaginations, utilize Walden’s beautiful campus, and play creatively with one another. Each week has a different theme:

MINI WORLD! June 17-24 (Wednesday off for Juneteenth, costs $370)
Creative projects about teeny tiny things!

OUT IN OUR COMMUNITY June 24-28
Field trips around the East Bay to connect with exciting locations in our community!

CREATIVE WRITING July 1-5 (full week, no day off for 4th)
Books, comics, art – this week, kids make the narrative.

COOKING July 8-12
Get ready for some delicious surprises! During Cooking Week, we will cook, taste, plan recipes, and try new foods.

SPIRIT WEEK! July 15-19
Summer ends with Spirit Week! With a new topic each day, we will have celebrations, dress-up themes, and games to show our spirit!

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY!

Walden COVID Policy Update – Winter 2024

Last Updated: 1/13/24

Walden’s COVID policy is guided and informed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines. Walden makes a concerted effort to follow these guidelines as closely as possible.  

On January 9, 2024 the CDPH updated their covid guidelines, in recognition of the fact that, as they stated, “we are now at a different point in time with reduced impacts from COVID-19 compared to prior years, due to broad immunity from vaccination and/or natural infection, and readily available treatments for infected people.” CDPH states that the new guidance “is focused on protecting those most at risk for serious illness, while reducing social disruption that is disproportionate to recommendations for the prevention of other endemic respiratory viral infections.” Walden’s policy on testing, isolation, and masking has therefore been updated to reflect these recent changes in the CDPH guidelines. 

This document provides the following information:

  • An outline of the updated CDPH/Walden guidance 
  • Questions and answers relating to common scenarios
  • A table outlining the key differences between the previous and current guidelines

The updated CDPH guidance on testing can be read here.
The updated CDPH guidance on isolation and masking can be read here.

VIEW FULL COVID POLICY DOCUMENT HERE

Walden is Hiring – Administrative Coordinator

Office Manager/ Administrative Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant (Berkeley, California)

Walden Center and SchoolWalden Center and School is looking for a talented administrative coordinator to join our collective in the fall of 2024. If you have a vision of building a close-knit community, of working with kids, parents, and a small committed team of educators, this may be the engaging, invigorating, satisfying job you are looking for.

Walden Center and School has been a leader in progressive elementary education and collective administration for over 65 years. We are an independent K-6 school where drama, music, language, and art sit alongside traditional academic subjects as our core curriculum. At Walden, we believe that children learn best when their academic, emotional, physical, and social needs are addressed, and families are an integral part of our community. Teachers take an individualized approach in designing their curricula in order to meet each child where they are developmentally. Also, the teachers and administrative staff run the school as a collective, which provides workers with autonomy and the right and responsibility to make decisions that affect both their own positions and the whole school. We are passionate about working with the diversity of our current community and strive to support an environment that feels inclusive and intentional.

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