PCWS parent Gordon Achtermann and PCWS alum and well-known woodworker Bill Merkel held a Waldorf Father’s Workshop here on the morning of Saturday, March 16. These annual workshops bring fathers together to discuss the challenges and joys of fatherhood.
After a round of brief introductions, facilitators Gordon and Bill read a passage from Jack Petrash’s book “Navigating the Terrain of Childhood” about the establishment of authentic authority that every father needs to be a good father. They then opened up the floor. Two and half hours later, they were still going but some in the group had to be on their way.
In discussions in a relaxed setting at Potomac Crescent, the group talked quite a bit about their own fathers (and surrogates when fathers weren’t present) and different types of authority figures. The experiences ran the full spectrum as the discussion ranged from the esoteric (archetypes of father figures) to the earthy (sons acting out with regard to potty training.)
The dads also opened up to some of their current struggles in fathering, and, as usual, discovered that there were far from alone.
The facilitators would like to extend a big “thank you” to all participants for joining us.
For more information on events like the Father’s Workshop, please email email@example.com.
PCWS parent Megan Nelson will hold a SPRING SALE from drop-off until pick-up on Friday, March 21st!
Handwork, Waldorf store items, crafting supplies, and more will be sold.
Please stop by for Easter gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, and small things to enjoy in your home.
Our Silent Auction journey ends tonight at 10 p.m.!
Our Midnight Madness sale brought dropped initial prices on some beautiful items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, even Christmas (only nine months away!).
Click on “1 Midnight Madness Sale* for incredible deals – truly – on artwork, textiles, acupuncture, a photography session, excellent food, and more.
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Log onto to the Potomac Crescent Silent Auction site at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Saturday) — www.32auctions.com/PCWSauction2013 — for exceptional deals!
Our volunteer Silent Auction Coordinator/parent of sweet Jack in Bluebird, Liz Beardsley, will astound with lowered prices on some very special items tonight at MIDNIGHT!
Auction closes, 10 p.m. Sunday.
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Be sure to tell friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors: anyone can bid — and the more bidders we have, the more we make for the school. We ship anywhere!
See you at www.32actions.com/PCWSAUCTIONS2013 — only until Sunday, March 17th!!
Waldorf Father’s Workshop
All Waldorf community fathers, and fathers interested in Waldorf education, are invited to a relaxed and open discussion of the challenges of fatherhood in 2013 in greater Washington, DC.
We will discuss how our fathers established and nurtured their authority, what worked well for them and what did not; how we are following their examples and how we are blazing our own new trails; and what is working for us and what we are struggling to change.
Current PCWS parent Gordon Achtermann and alumni parent Bill Merkel will facilitate this Father’s Workshop.
Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, casual conversation from 11:00 to noon
Location: PCWS, 923 S. 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Facilitated by Gordon Achtermann and Bill Merkel
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
PCWS will be closed today, Wed, March 6.
The Parent Education Evening with Sheila Johns is also cancelled.
Stay safe and warm!