Community Events to engage the head, heart, & hands


Latest news, opportunities and services from the Chicago Waldorf School community…

Woodworking Shop Space Available to Share

Professional shop space available for part-time woodworker, hobbyist, or artist/sculptor in need of woodworking equipment and/or welding equipment.

I am the woodworking instructor at the Chicago Waldorf School and I have a large, fully equipped shop in Garfield Park. I welcomed a baby girl to my family year and a half ago – and between mothering and teaching – have been using my shop on a part-time basis. I’m looking for someone to share my space. We have 5000 sq/ft. first floor shop w/ loading dock and a wall of southern exposure windows. Our machine tools include: a sliding table saw, cabinet table saw with biesemeyer fence and outfeed table, two large band saws capable of re-sawing, router w/ table, veneer press with a 5’x10′ table, lathe, horizontal mortising machine, 15″ planer, 8″ jointer, edge sander, drill presses, dust collectors and spray booth. My enclosed bench room is approximately 400 sq.ft. with west windows and a dust filtration unit. This bench room has an available bench with vise for you to use. Looking for someone who works or wants to work primarily with hand tools…to share my bench room. You will have access to all the machine tools.

All inquiries welcome! Email Sherry Diaz at: or call: 312-218-9795

Painting & Handyman Service

Need interior or exterior painting? Wood finishing, drywall repairs, small carpentry, electric & plumbing. Hire Elmer’s Handyman Service and support a CWS family too. Elmer Quiles (father to 2nd grader, Alejandro) can assist you in many home repair and renovation projects. For inquiries, call Elmer at 847-840-2488 (cell) or his email address is

Trunk Club: Personal Shopping & Styling for Men

Are you tired of trudging through the department stores,waiting in long lines, combing through the endless racks of clothes looking for your size? Do you get overwhelmed putting outfits together because there are too many choices and it takes way too much time? Wouldn’t you rather sit back, relax, and have a drink while someone does it all for you? No lines, no waiting, no hassle.

Well I’m here to help. My name is Jonas Moskowitz (first grade teacher, Becky’s younger brother) and I’m a stylist for Trunk Club, a personal styling clothier for men. Men from all over Chicago-land come to me when they want to look and feel their best. It’s like having your own personal shopper. They simply book a fitting with me at the Trunk Club loft in River North and relax while I take care of everything for them. I’ll even bring the loft to you if your schedule is too tight.
Special Offer: For every Waldorf client that works with me personally, I’ll donate $25 or 2% of my sales to the Waldorf school (whichever amount is GREATER).
Check out my website at:
Please contact me directly at to book a fitting today. (By appointment only)

Full-time Childcare Giver/Household Assistant Needed

Duties include Waldorf-style care for two CWS grade schoolers, afternoon pick-up, cleaning, shopping, household assistance. Single family, two parent home with dog in Lincoln Square area. Daytime and two evenings a week, flexible around school schedule.
Contact or call Dana 312-479-3262.

Handcrafted Wooden Toys for Sale

Kinderkram Wooden Horse Stable/Barn with furniture. Sold with Ostheimer Lake and two wood trees. This enchanting solid wood horse stable is wonderful for imaginative play, and also can be used as a nice stable-crêche setting for the holidays. The barn stall doors open and shut, and the ladder is included for access to the hay loft. Nicely designed for group imaginative play; several children can play with this wonderful toy at the same time. This lovingly crafted, high-quality toy is sure to become a cherished heirloom.

My kids have grown out of the ages for these beautiful toys! Asking $220 for the lot.
Please contact S. Kavanaugh at 773-443-7250 (cell).

Rent a Room/Open Your Home to New CWS Family

New Waldorf family from Hyde Park, without a car, wishes to rent a room four nights per week to avoid long public transportation commute to school.

Ideal situation: Mom (Dana) and new CWS 1st-grader daughter (Zoe) would rent a room or a small section of a large home that is within walking distance to the school and the Loyola Redline stop–from Sunday night through Wednesday night during the school year. We’re hoping for an idiosyncratic connection with a like-minded family or retired couple who might be sympathetic to our problem. We can pay $100 per week, but we are also open to providing quirky labor in exchange for a room. E.g., Dana is a CPA with extensive public and private accounting experience, and also a nanny. She would be willing to help with any financial or household management needs, and/or nanny children. We are neat, tidy, and petite. We live lightly, and Zoe’s a sweet kid.

Please contact Dana at (773) 324-4097 or d.m.russo@hotmail with any questions, offers, tips, etc. We don’t know much about Rogers Park, and we really want to make this work. Waldorf education is the only school-based education that appeals to us.

Looking for Violin Lessons?

Stephanie Boyd is opening her violin studio in Chicago! Beginner and Intermediate students of all ages are welcome. Stephanie has been playing violin for 12 years and has studied with John Kendall, whose method she utilizes in her teaching. Stephanie has had extensive teaching experience with young children, having taught a Suzuki program in the Chicago public schools. Costs are $30 for a half hour and $40 for a full hour. Come see why her students love learning to play and master the violin! Call 734-330-0181, email, and learn more about her at

Lessons from a Violin Tutor

David Lakirovich is now accepting violin students. A former student himself of acclaimed teachers such as Boris Kuschnir, Vadim Gluzman, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, David brings his extensive knowledge and experience (and a good dose of humor) to every lesson. David has been a top prizewinner in competitions all over the world, including Berlin, Texas, and Toronto, and has been teaching for 6 years. Costs are $50 per hour. Contact him at 312-659-7499,, and read more at

Need a Nanny?

Are you looking for an experienced, nuturing, fun-loving childcare giver? If so, I would love to meet you and your family. My name is Stephanie Probst. I am a new parent to the Chicago Waldorf School. I have a 5 yr. old son, Xavier, who will be entering kindergarden this Fall.

For the past 15 years I’ve worked as a childcare provider. I started out in a daycare setting and for the past 10 years have worked privately in families’ homes. Children’s ages have ranged from newborn to 13 yrs. I will have my own vehicle, excellent references, and am looking to start on or around September 12th. The hours that work best for me are 8:30am-2:30pm M-F (may have some flexibility). If this sounds like a good fit for your family, please call Stephanie at 773.263.0592 or email

CWS High School Student and Red Cross Certified Babysitter Available

Evenings and weekends or day times over the summer. Talia Adams, will engage and delight your youngster(s) and her Red Cross Babysitting certification includes training for emergencies.
Talia is a Waldorf-lifer and has many years of experience. References available.
Call Phyllis Marder at 312-882-5600

Foodstuffs Inc. Supports CWS

Waldorf families have been shopping and enjoying the wonderful gourmet foods found at Foodstuffs on Central Street in Evanston for years. Now you can enjoy them more, knowing that 10% of your purchase will be donated back to CWS! A special Rebate Partnership Program arrangement for CWS is in effect until the end of 2011.

Present your partnership card at any Foodstuffs and CWS will benefit from your purchase!
With four locations, full-service catering and online shopping, Foodstuffs stores are conveniently located for all your gourmet food needs. Foodstuffs specializes in top quality prepared foods; including homemade appetizers, soups, entrees, salads, sauces, breads and pastries. Customers will also find fine pates and cheeses, fresh seafood, quality meats, custom made sandwiches, “build your own” salads and unique shelf products.
See their food selections and more information at:

Available now. Pick up your free Foodstuffs/CWS Partnership Card from the Main Office.


One response

  1. cheryl henley

    We should have an ad for New Leaf Grocery’s Organic Locally grown box-Delivery program….They support our children with healthy organic food from EC and up every our local businesses!!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:18 am

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