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This Week at RSSAA

October 12, 2017

Natural Disaster Support

All invited to Waldorf 101, THIS SATURDAY

No School for HS Students Monday

Information on regular monthly events is available through the online school calendar.

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All School News

Common Grounds Coffee Hour
Tuesday, October 17, 8:20 am-10 am
LS Campus Multipurpose Room

All are welcome to join us for hot drinks, sweet treats and warm conversation. Thank you to the Grade 1 Class for hosting!

Parent Council Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 am
HS Campus, Stone House

Join us for coffee, a treat and some lively discussion.The Parent Council works to help create a thriving, cohesive community. All are welcome! Please visit our school extranet Committees page to view the PC Charter, the PC roster, and minutes from past meetings.

Thank you for Support to Puerto Rico

Today, Drew and I took a trunk full of much needed good stuff for Puerto Rico to the University of Michigan Chrysler Center collection center. The university is chartering a flight to deliver all the goods they have collected. We are ever so grateful for our beloved community! Muchísimas gracias, Nereida

Continued Support Needed
Through the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for our Waldorf schools in Puerto Rico and Mexico. In Puerto Rico, our member school and other initiatives do not yet have electricity or clean water and report damage to schoolyards, but thankfully no injuries, and their facilities are intact. In Mexico, Escuela Waldorf de Cuernavaca is not yet operational as they work through government processes and rebuild classrooms. In both Puerto Rico and Mexico our colleagues are physically exhausted and their communities are fragile.

Many of you have asked how you can continue to help our sister schools as they work to open their doors to the children in their care, and care for the families in their communities. Thus, we wanted to share the following fundraising links with you.  Escuela Micael – Puerto RicoEscuela Waldorf de Cuernavaca – Mexico.

RSSAA to Host AWSNA Conference

The RSSAA faculty is delighted to host the next regional AWSNA conference, February 22-24 , 2018, at our Lower School campus. The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America invites Steiner parents, teachers and board members from schools in the the mid-west to attend lectures, participate in conversations, and join in artistic creations. Please mark you calendar for this exciting event.

Shop for Steiner

We have a fantastic program that allows the school to earn money when our families shop.  The SCRIP program offers a kickback to the school for the everyday items you’re buying anyway!  You’ll find full information about this opportunity on our website as well as a list of local Ann Arbor grocery stores participating in SCRIP.

BoxTops for Education!

The deadline for our next check is November 1.  So, PLEASE CHECK ALL DRAWERS AND PLACES BOXTOPS MAY BE STASHED AND TURN THEM IN!  I will have them packaged and sent by October 25. Bring them to either school office for pick up.  We need everyone to be alert for those BoxTops so we can reach our $500 goal. You can find BoxTops on your Annie’s® food boxes, Hefty®, Kleenex® and many more products. Ask your family and extended family to clip them to help RSSAA. You can drop them at the Lower School or High School office. Please visit BoxTops for Education for a complete list of the many products with the label/symbol and more information on how the program can help our school. If you have any questions, contact me at

Waldorf Ideas and Philosophies in the Mainstream Media

Where are the Computers?

Check each week for interesting articles, videos and information on how the techniques and ideas used at RSSAA are recognized outside of Waldorf education.
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Lower School News

Please Share the Road

At drop off and pick up, please be aware of the community members that ride their bikes to and from school.  We ask that you please drive slowly and keep an eye out for bikers and pedestrians that may need to cross the drive during these busy times.

Lost and Found

Articles of clothing are piling up and we also have a beautiful kite! Please stop in the Front Office to claim items. Early Childhood parents, please check in the Commons for EC items as well.

Winter Festival News
December 9, 2017

New this year!! In an effort to create a space just for middle school students, we are creating a space where middle school kids can be “Hangin’ with My Gnomies”. There will be games, crafts, and a place for our older students to just relax and be with friends during the Festival. We understand the Winter Festival is geared towards younger children and we want our 6-8th graders to have a place just for them.

Class Responsibilities this year:
Early Childhood- Cafe, Snow Queen’s Castle & Tomten’s Gift Room
Grade One- Bake Sale
Grade 2- Toy Store
Grade- 3- Jump Rope Winding
Grade 4- Raffle Room
Grade 5- Cake Walk & Silk Dyeing
Grade 6- King Winter’s Cafe & Hangin’ w My Gnomies
Grade 7- Gnome’s Workshop, Tomten Helpers & Hangin’ with My Gnomies
Grade 8- Crystal Cave & Hangin with My Gnomies

Winter Festival Coordinator Meetings
Nov. 7, 14, 28 & Dec. 5, 2 pm
LS Campus

All are welcome. Drop by to volunteer or to learn more about the festival.

For questions about Early Childhood and Grade 1 & 2 rooms contact Dana Sutton-Myers at, Grade 3-8 contact Kim Likosky at Any other questions contact Kriste Brown at

The leaves are turning, the days grow short
Frosty mornings will be here soon.
So many joys to think of and plan,
Better get crafting for Tomten Room!

Tomten Room, our wonderful room of handmade gifts during Winter Festival, will be needing donations.  Last year some of our most popular gifts were small hand dolls, handmade soaps and candles, and mason jar terrariums.  Please take a look at this Pinterest page for ideas or come to the craft tea group for help.  We are continually amazed by the beautiful and creative gifts that are donated each year and can’t wait to see what you have to offer!!!  If you have any questions please contact Heather Lomason Bade. 773-551-0963.

Sandwich, Pizza and Bagel Orders

Grades 6, 7 & 8 are happy to offer Monday Sandwich, Tuesday Pizza and Thursday Bagels!  These fundraisers help support class trips. Please the LS General Information Page for the order forms with all the information on these great lunch and snack options!

2017-18 LS Break Camps 

The Lower School is pleased to offer Mid-Winter and Summer Break Camps for the 2017-2018 school year. Mark your calendars and watch for more information to come. Mid-Winter Break Camp: February 19-23, 2018.

Early Childhood News

Waldorf 101 – Science and Sculpting, Math and Mozart
Saturday, October 14, 10 am- noon
LS Campus

Are you curious about Waldorf education, and how it supports and shapes your child through their education?  Siân Owen-Cruise, High School Coordinator, and Angela Gladstone, Early Childhood Faculty Chair, will give you a comprehensive introduction to the Waldorf Curriculum from first through twelfth grade.  Come and learn how baking bread in kindergarten provides the basis for understanding organic chemistry in ninth grade, and how balancing on tree stumps during forest walks grows into an understanding of forces in tenth grade physics.  We will also explore the ways that the arts weave through all that we do. Childcare provided but registration is required. RSVP to

EC Parent Social
Friday, October 20, 5:30-9:30 pm
The Session Room

Come join your fellow Steiner Early Childhood parents, teachers and staff for an evening of (child-free!) socializing, noshing and general merriment.  Check your email for additional details and to RSVP.

University Living Halloween Parade
Saturday October 28, 10 am
University Living

EC families are invited to dress up and come to University Living, our affiliated assisted living facility to kick off our year together. Residents of UL will start visiting the EC classrooms once a month beginning in November.

Halloween Celebration
Monday October 30, Prek and Parent-Child classes begin at 8:30, Kindergarten classes at 9:15
Lower School Campus

The children can wear their costumes to school, if they feel inclined to do so. We will play outside and then have a sweet walk through the magical forest with some special surprises to see and a warm puppet play at the end. When we come inside the children will change back into their regular clothes and we will have a festive snack and our usual day.

Grades 1-8 News

Waldorf 101 – Science and Sculpting, Math and Mozart
Saturday, October 14, 10 am- noon
LS Campus

Are you curious about Waldorf education, and how it supports and shapes your child through their education?  Siân Owen-Cruise, High School Coordinator, and Angela Gladstone, Early Childhood Faculty Chair, will give you a comprehensive introduction to the Waldorf Curriculum from first through twelfth grade.  Come and learn how baking bread in kindergarten provides the basis for understanding organic chemistry in ninth grade, and how balancing on tree stumps during forest walks grows into an understanding of forces in tenth grade physics.  We will also explore the ways that the arts weave through all that we do. Childcare provided but registration is required. RSVP to

World Languages Open Classroom Days

The World Languages faculty – Señora Perla, Frau Walsh and Chen Lăoshī – warmly welcome parents to attend student language lessons. Please refer to the tables below to choose which class or classes you wish to attend. All lessons will take place in each grades’ respective classroom unless otherwise noted. RSVP’s are not necessary; however, please check in at the Front Office on the day(s) you arrive to observe. We look forward to seeing you!!

Class TimeWed 10/25 & Thur 10/26
9:05-9:50Grade 8, Spanish (Classroom) (Thur. only)
Grade 8, German (MS Commons) (Thur. only)
11-11:45Grade 1, German
Grade 3, Spanish
11:45-12:30Grade 2, German
Grade 4, Spanish
12:50-1:40Grade 7, Spanish (Classroom)
Grade 7, German (MS Commons)
1:40-2:25Grade 5, Spanish
Grade 6, German
Class TimeThur 11/16 & Fri 11/17Thur 12/14 & Fri 12/15
11-11:45Grade 3, MandarinGrade 1, Mandarin
11:45-12:30Grade 4, MandarinGrade 2, Mandarin
12:50-1:40Grade 7, Mandarin (MS Commons)Grade 7, Mandarin (MS Commons)
1:40-2:25Grade 5, Mandarin (Friday only)Grade 6, Mandarin (Friday only)

Grades Halloween Celebration!
October 31
LS Campus

Halloween is approaching (BOO!). The Halloween parade will be at 8:45 am and all students in Grades 1-8 are invited to participate in costume. Homemade costumes are enthusiastically encouraged. We do not allow full-face paint or full face masks (masquerade masks are okay); television, cartoon or media characters; macabre or ghoulish displays (blood); punk or provocative dress, or weaponry. Students should arrive in costume and they can change into regular clothing after the parade. The Kindergarten children will not participate in the Grades parade.


The Lower School soccer team plays this afternoon at Spiritus Sanctus Academy-Plymouth at 4:30 pm.  The address is 10450 Joy Road, Plymouth.  Our last game at home will be next Tuesday, October 17 against Ann Arbor Christian School at 4 pm.  Both games should be very fun to watch!

The Lower School volleyball team plays at Ann Arbor Christian School today at 4:15 pm (5500 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor).  Next week, the girls have two “home” games:  they first play Washtenaw Christian Academy on Monday, October 16 at 5 pm, followed by a game vs. Christ the King on Thursday, October 19 at 4 pm.  Both these games will be played at the Emerson School (5425 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor).

The Lower School Boys’ Basketball season begins October 23.  Registration information will be sent to all eligible students via e-mail.  You may also find forms on the Athletic Bulletin board in the main hallway adjacent to the Lower School office.  The practice and game schedules are also located on the school’s athletic calendar (

Subscribe to the Online Calendar for updates, game times and locations, as well as directions to away games.

For full information on LS sports, please contact Lower School Athletic Director Ina Gerdenich at

Middle School Robotics Club

The Middle School Robotics Club is under way! If your child is in 6, 7 or 8th grade and is interested in joining the team, please contact Karen Papierniak at

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High School News

HS Front Office Changes

Please join us in sending best wishes to our wonderful HS front office assistant, Taylor Gomez, as she moves on in her career with Zingerman’s.  Taylor has been such an amazing asset to our team and her warmth with students, parents, and staff will be missed.  Her last day will be Friday, October 13.   Fortunately, this week we are adding Catherine Jones to the front office team.  She joins us with a wealth of school and administrative experience. Welcome, Catherine!

Hiking Club Trip
Friday, October 13 – Monday, October 16

The HS Hiking Club will be taking its annual fall trip to Ludington State Park and Nordhouse Dunes. Students will leave the HS on Friday, October 13, at 1 pm. Students will return to the HS on Monday, October 16, at 3 pm. A letter from Mr. Banks with more information about the trip, all necessary permission forms, and a packing list can be found on the school extranet, under the heading “High School Trips”.

HS Teacher In-Service
Monday, October 16

There will be no school in the HS ONLY on Monday, October 16, for a teacher in-service.

HS Class Trips to African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County

Grade(s) Date Chaperones Needed
10 Tuesday, October 17 3 to 4
9 & 11 Wednesday, November 29 4 to 5

Our students will be going to the new African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. Luckily for us, the museum is in walking distance of the High School. The museum is located at 1528 Pontiac Trail. For more information about the museum please visit: This field trip will be an insightful and enriching opportunity to learn more about African American history as well as the role Ann Arbor residents had in the Underground Railroad. If you are interested in attending as a chaperone, please email

Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 28, 8:30-11 pm

High School students are invited to join us at the Homecoming dance for a fun evening of dancing and socializing!  Tickets are $7 ahead and $10 at the door.  See a Grade 12 student to buy a ticket.

HS Drama Club Update

Please note that the HS Drama Club will only be performing the fall play two nights this year, November 16 and 17. There will not be a performance on Saturday evening this year. Please watch the Announcements in the coming weeks for more information!

Date Changes to Be Aware Of

Greek Play – was scheduled for March 30 – is now scheduled for March 29
Class Meetings – was scheduled for May 16 – is now scheduled for May 9 (before Glee Concert)
Glee Concert – was scheduled for May 16 – is now scheduled for May 9
These dates have been updated on our school calendar. The best way to keep current is to subscribe to our school calendar from the school website

College Visits

Monday, October 16, 11:50am-1:40pm –Bennington College
Wednesday, October 18, 11:50am-1:40pm –University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 18, 11:50am-1:40pm –Siena Heights University
Wednesday, November 1, 11:50am-1:40pm – Adrian College (rescheduled—previously scheduled for October, 4)

HS Sports Announcements
Steiner Storm

Athletic Fee:  Please turn in your $120 athletic fee as soon as possible to the Athletic Department.  These fees are used to offset a portion of the many resources it takes to run our teams.

Uniforms: If you have not done so, please return any outstanding uniforms to Brent Schulte ( in the athletic office.

Storm Watch

Storm Logo Full

Boys Soccer: For weeks, the boys soccer team has been improving, yet continued to lose extremely close and competitive games. Last Friday, the boys finally broke through and got a victory! The Storm beat conference rival Will Carleton 3-2 in Hillsdale on Friday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Cougars this season. The win comes as a nice reward after all of the hard work and progress that has been made over the course of the season. Congratulations boys!

On Tuesday, the boys were back on the road against rival Calhoun. The boys battled hard before ultimately falling 2-1 to the Cougars, officially ending their bid for a conference championship. The boys have just one regular season game remaining; this Thursday against Huron Valley Lutheran. The Storm will look to add a victory to their resume before the District tournament next week. Good luck boys!

Girls Volleyball: The girls are playing some of their best Volleyball of the season as the season enters it’s most critical stage. On Saturday, the girls played in the Wildcat Invitational Tournament at Washtenaw Christian looking to defend their title from a year ago. The girls marched through the field and into the championship game, where they lost a heartbreaker against HAACH in the final set (13-15). Despite the loss, the Storm still brought home the 2nd place trophy and played quite well over the weekend.

On Tuesday, the girls hosted rival Calhoun Christian in a game that would ultimately decide the conference championship race. The Storm and Cougars battled in what was one of the most competitive and well-played Volleyball matches of the season. The first set was tight throughout, but Calhoun pulled away to win by a score of 25-22. The second set saw the Storm pull out to a 6 point lead late in the set, and it appeared they would even the score at 1 set each, before Calhoun roared back to win set 2 by a score of 25-22. The Storm broke through in the third set, winning convincingly by a score of 25-18. The fourth set was extremely close, but Calhoun prevailed 25-22 once again, winning the match 3-1. Great game girls!

The Volleyball team is back in action on Friday when they host Jackson Prep. The JV will play at 6 pm, followed by the Varsity at 7 pm. Come out and support the Storm on Friday!

Upcoming Schedule

Subscribe to the Online Calendar for updates, game times and locations, as well as directions to away games.

Thursday, 10/12

4:30pm: HS Boys Soccer @ Huron Valley Lutheran

Friday, 10/13

6:00pm: HS Girls JV Volleyball vs Jackson Prep (@WLMS)

7:00pm: HS Girls Volleyball vs Jackson Prep (@WLMS)

Tuesday, 10/17

6:00pm: HS Girls JV Volleyball vs Livingston Christian (@WLMS)

7:00pm: HS Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Livingston Christian (@WLMS)

Wednesday, 10/18

4:30pm: HS Boys Soccer District Semi-Finals (@Plymouth Christian)

Thursday, 10/19

5:00pm: JV Volleyball Scrimmage vs Livingston Classical (@WLMS)

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Library News

RSSAA Library Announcements for October 12, 2017

Do you need some ideas to make a Costume for Halloween?
Be prepare for our RSSAA Halloween Parade and let’s have fun!

Please, take time to look at  what’s new on our RSSAA Library Blog.

4 new pages:
Curriculum Block, by Grade”,
Books by Subject”,
Parent Library” and
Author Birthdays & Celebrations

Free used books available on the book trolley outside the Ellie Klopp Library! Please, help yourself.

Little Felted Animals

Look for new Craft Books at the Parent Library!

Library Blog – read updates about RSSAA Library Program along with resources available to the community.

Library Online Catalog – access searchable information about our collections at both the Lower School & High School campuses.

RSSAA Library Program on the Extranet – find resources through our school website.

Questions or Comments? Email us any time at:, drop a note at the office, or visit us in person. We welcome your Feedback!

Your RSSAA Librarians:

Karen Totten (LS, Program Director), Tim Schramm (LS), Andrea Basso (LS, Parent Library), Eileen Ho (HS, online), Claudia Browne (LS)

Hours of Circulation:

Monday:          1 pm-3 pm
Tuesday:         10 am-noon
Wednesday:    1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Thursday:        1 pm-3:30 pm

Please, see Karen Totten or Lenore Pacitto for room-use requests.

Parent Library will be open during Coffee Hour and Craft Tea Group: Every Tuesday 8:30-10 am in the Multipurpose Room, or by appointment (email Andrea Basso: Note: The Parent Library is not a self-checkout Library.

If you are interested in volunteering for either the Ellie Klopp or Parent Library this year, please email


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Community News


The AA Grassroots community service group will be hosting another Winter Coat Drive at the end of this calendar year!  As you go through your closets this fall, please save any gently used, clean coats to donate.  For any questions, please contact Jenny Rajda ( or Donny Likosky (

Crazy Wisdom Supports Steiner

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room on Main Street in Ann Arbor carries wonderful Waldorf-related books in sections devoted to Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy, Children’s Waldorf Literature, and Waldorf School. Come and browse our titles on Anthroposophy as a spiritual path, guardian angels, biodynamics, eurythmy, cooking and crafts, mothering as a spiritual practice, Elsa Beskow classics, Steiner classrooms, and more. For Steiner families, we also offer 15% off titles in these sections and 15% off all beeswax candles throughout the year. Just mention it at check-out. For more information, contact Sarah at

Lost Items

Large wooden sword. Last week after Michaelmas we lost a large wooden sword made by a special someone in our family. It was lost in the front parking lot at the Lower School. If you have found it, please kindly return it to the 4th grade or the front office.

LG phone. In September there was an LG phone with a pink cover lost. If anyone has found it please turn it to the Lower School office.

Self Defense for Women and Girls
Sundays, October 15-November 5, 2-5 pm
HS Campus

This class, offered by Heidi Sproull, will consist of three areas of focus: mental preparedness, verbal skills and physical defensive skills. It is appropriate for women and girls ages 12 and older. If your daughter is under 12, talk to me about her and we can discuss the content in order for you to decide if she is ready for this type of class.  Full details can be found on the attached flyer. As always, If you have taken my 12-hour class in the past, you are welcome to repeat for free.  Heidi Sproull, 734-474-7746 or

Anthroposophical Society of America – Great Lakes Branch
Rudolf Steiner House
1923 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor

The purpose of the Anthroposophical Society is to coordinate and promote events of interest to the anthroposophical and general community in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, collaborating with the Greater Detroit Branch.  Events can include lectures, study groups, art exhibits and more! Please check our website regularly for information on upcoming events.

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Learn more about AWSNA and find valuable information in their monthly newsletter, Inform, which highlights relevant news and events of interest to the Waldorf community.  Stay on top of important current topics related to children, families, and Waldorf Education!

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Bike for Sale

I am selling a Specialized “Hotrock” child’s bicycle. We purchased this because it was the most lightweight on the market. It has a 20″ wheel. Excellent condition, not ridden much. Cost $350 new, asking $125. Call Jessica at 734-904-8600.

Home for Sale or Rent

Steiner family home for sale or rent. 2100 sq ft, on 1.5 acres, 4 bed, 3.5 bath, fireplace, attached garage, deck. Short walk to North Lake in Pinckney Recreation area, near trails and many other lakes. 25-30 mins from lower school. 14170 North Lake Rd, Gregory 48103. For sale at $289K also consider renting for $1900/mo, or rent to own option. Call Justin @ 734-864-6848 for details.

Individual Yoga Lessons for Anxiety and Depression

LifeForce Yoga is a style of yoga that uses breath work, meditation, visualization, chanting, and postures to offer relief for anxiety and depression.  This style is for those who have never before practiced yoga all the way to advanced practitioners.  Brooke Pickrell is a Registered Yoga Teacher and LifeForce Yoga practitioner.  Please contact her at, 505-819-7848, or visit her Facebook page at 1:15 Yoga for more information on private lessons.

Classical Homeopathy – Be Healthy Naturally
Monica Gurnani, BHMS, CCH, RS Hom(NA)
2345 S. Huron Pkwy, Ann Arbor 48104

Classical Homeopathy is a safe, gentle method to restore health; safe for children and pregnant women. Monica Gurnani is a distinguished practitioner of classical homeopathy and is known for her exceptional insight and non-judgmental presence in the healing process while providing compassionate, empathetic, free-flowing support to the clients. Check the website for more information, including classes/workshops. Mention this add and receive 15% off your consultation fee (20% seniors, students). 248-982-3642. You can also call and schedule a FREE 15-minute introductory phone consultation.

High Quality Baby Items for Sale

Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance, blk & red + wooden toy-$80, Has 3 adjustable heights. Bounces w/baby’s movement or your tappping feet.  Nice way to entertain baby or have them sleep while you have free hands! (Sells new with wooden toy for $125 & up)
Ergo Baby Carrier with infant insert–$75
Baby Wool Slippers from Camden Rose– $20
  ($40 new)
Disana Wool diaper cover for 3-6 months (blue)-$8  (new $18)
Naturapedic %100 Organic cotton crib Mattress COVER–$20Portable, hook-on High Chair (red color). Almost brand, new with box.  $25  ($40 new)
Portable Eddie Bauer Infant Crib–$20, Convenient to take on trips
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow–$15  ($36 new) Email if interested.  Thank you!

Homestead Healing Arts Studio

Self Care heals the deepest wounds. Are you looking for a nourishing and rejeuvenating self care ritual?  Joy Van Bael, Steiner parent and Massage Therapist is offering Cranio Sacral Therapy and Massage Therapy at her private office, Homestead Healing Arts Studio. Located in Downtown Ann Arbor.  Receive $20 off your first visit on any one hour service, regular cost is $75.  Joy also loves to barter and trade services. Please Call for details.  Call 586-944-3395 or book online  New at Homestead!  Now offering Counseling Sessions with Kate Hitchcock, PhD on Tuesdays. Call 734-646-3585 for appointments.

Violin Lessons

My name is Clare Oliver-DiPaola, and I am a graduating senior who will be attending The University of Michigan in the Fall. I have taught violin privately in Royal Oak throughout high school and now that I am moving to Ann Arbor, I’d like to extend my availability to beginner students at the Lower School. Lessons would be taught at Residential College at East Quad on U-M campus. Rate $30/hour. Contact: or call 586-246-5769.

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We invite RSSAA families to use the button below to visit the Great! Schools website and rate/review our school. Many prospective families use this website to evaluate their education options. Make your voice heard!

Have a question about RSSAA?

Important information about our school including State of the School (financial), handbooks, meeting minutes, athletics, clubs and more, can always be found on the school extranet.

Amazon Customers can support RSSAA

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support RSSAA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to RSSAA. You can use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select “Rudolf Steiner School Association of Ann Arbor” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make from will result in a donation to RSSAA!

Shop for Steiner

Please remember to use our program for your regular household purchases to earn money for the school. Visit to see the offerings and register using our school code of 75LBF72699L. Arbor Farms Market offers the easiest way to participate: simply say you are from the Steiner School at the checkout. They donate 3% of all Steiner purchases which results in an average of $600/month! Please see the attached flyer for other grocery store programs. We do lots of fun things with our average $15,000 of scrip income each year.  Recently, Shop for Steiner paid for an outdoor light to illuminate the walkway out to the middle school building. We also purchased a new couch for the Lower School teacher’s lounge, and new picnic tables for both campuses. The teachers really appreciate these items.  Join in to help us continue to support our staff in this way. Any questions please contact Martha Leabu at

Support RSSAA through our Business Partners

When doing business with our Business Partners, please mention the Rudolf Steiner School. A donation will then be made to the school. For full information and a list of partners, please visit

Share Our School Through Facebook!

Are you on Facebook? So are we! When you visit the RSSAA Facebook pages and click “Like”, you’ll not only stay updated on what’s going on at the school and in the world of Waldorf Education, you’ll also help our school by raising awareness about Waldorf Education and the great programs we offer here at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

Past Announcements Newsletters are available on our school Extranet Communication Page

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