Classifieds (offers of goods & services)

Elmer's Painting and Handyman Service

Support this Waldorf School (5th grade) parent owned business. Offering complete painting service for small or large jobs. Also installation and repair of electrical ceiling fans, light fixtures, light switches, wall sockets.  Basic plumbing repair or replacement for toilets, faucets, and garbage disposals. Simple carpentry, also window screen repair, door locks installed and repaired…and more. Good trouble shooting skills, Fully insured. Call Elmer at 847-840-2488.


Mosaic Art Workshops

I'm offering mosaic art workshops this summer in my studio in Rogers Park.  Kids 12 to 16 years old will work with me, a professional mosaic artist and mother of a Waldorf alum, on a mosaic using art glass on an acrylic panel using a drawing or photograph of their choice as a template. It's compelling work and fun at the same time. We'll meet at 10am work for a few hours then break for lunch you bring from home and some fresh air in my garden then work until 3pm.  All materials and tools are included in these workshops for $175.00. Hope to work with you this summer!

5 day workshops: July 13-17th and July 20-24th.

Contact Francine Gourguechon for more details.....773.718.5994 or or


Waldorf Nanny Share

Looking for Waldorf family to do a once/week nannyshare for 4-6 year old boy. Either Monday or Friday is fine, our place or yours, or we can rotate. We live in Evanston, near Main+Forest, and are looking to share a nanny with another similarly aged child. My son is a happy, normal, active, imaginative 4 year old who attends home based Waldorf preschool 3x/wk. The nanny would have a background in early childhood education, be comfortable with and preferably educated in, Waldorf philosophy, be playful, dependable, love her work, and guide children in age appropriate ways. Email or call if you are interested:  224-633-6100 Thanks for your time!


Waldorf Summer Adventure- Filmmaking & Sightseeing Trip to Israel

This extraordinary adventure starts with a short filmmaking workshop followed by a school week working on a service project with students at Tamrat El Zeitoun, the first Arab Waldorf school in Israel. We’ll be staying at Kibbutz Harduf, home of Israel’s pioneer Waldorf school, where our evenings will be spent working on our video and getting to know members of the Harduf community. This service learning project will run from June 13-27, 2015. For more information, visit the WORLD WISE ADVENTURES WEBSITE (sponsoring organization) and the website created for the school:


Need Waldorf Babysitters or Mothers Helpers & Nannies for the summer?

We have High School students (and alumni) who are experienced babysitters and who have taken Red Cross certified classes in babysitting and childcare. Many of them have grown up with the Waldorf approach to Early Childhood; endorsing simplicity parenting, a limited age-appropriate approach to media, and a focus on nurturing the social impulse via the engaging value of play. Contact the school at with inquiries and we will help match you to a Waldorf High School babysitter in your neighborhood.


Musical Theater Opportunity for 9 to 11 year old

Announcing a theater opportunity for a young actor: Evanston Township High School is looking for a 9 to 11 year old boy who can sing soprano (or an older soprano boy who can pass for that age) to play the role of Theo is the spring musical Pippin.  (Theo is Pippin’s young step-son.)

Auditions are this Saturday, March 21. Information and online audition signup available at Performances are April 24-25 and May 1-2. Rehearsals are generally afterschool (not every day) and on Saturdays. Waldorf students are in this production of Pippin and have worked with ETHS Theater previously; come join them.


Become a Chicago Park District Lifeguard

Considering a summer job?  Here is a summer employment opportunity for high school students 16 yrs and older: Earn $13.89 an hour, feel a sense of pride working in an important position, make new friends amongst co-workers, meet Chicagoans and visitors to our great city, and enjoy one of the best office views in Chicago. Applications being accepted now. Program details are available at:


In Search of American Girl Doll

In search of American Girl Doll (Isabelle, Kit, or Caroline) - if you have one to sell, please contact Anna at  Thank you!


Waldorf Nanny-Sharing

Waldorf family with warm, dependable nanny (and Arcturus student) seeking another family for art-centered, nature-infused nanny-sharing. Our home or yours. Current days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, with flexibility on Wednesday and Friday.  Please email/call with interest and questions: 773-255-0619 or


For Sale: Gorgeous, 3 bedroom, Newly Renovated Condo 5 Blocks from the School 

1140 W Farwell: 5 blocks from the school and less than a block from the park/beach/tennis court/native prairie of Loyola Park. Just a lovely spot. Essentially the best block in the city of chicago. A fourth grade Waldorf family lives across the hall. See pictures on the Koenig Rubloff website hereInquiries sent to Virginia England: Spread the word, we'd love to have another Waldorf family across from us.


East Rogers Park Condo For Sale

Waldorf family selling 2 bedroom/2 bath lakefront condo located just 12 blocks from Waldorf. Enjoy private beach and wonderful amenities in this lovely vintage building.  Please contact Elizabeth McManus at Coldwell Banker for further details: 847-975-7958


White Moon Healing Center

White Moon Healing Center  is a holistic health care clinic just around the corner from the Chicago Waldorf School. For the past 22 years they have provided natural treatment options for the whole family:  adults, children, and pets. They offer acupuncture, their own line of custom herbal extracts, nutritional counseling, and detoxification programs. They specialize in treating both acute and chronic illnesses with natural remedies and helping to replace pharmaceuticals with plant-based medicines. First time appointments for people start at an hour for $75, and pets start at a half hour for $40. They have a comprehensive herbal pharmacy, including Western and Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, and the best homemade kombucha tea in Chicago. Call or email them for a free consultation to see how they could help you with your health care needs. For more information go to or call 773-743-5229


Seeking After School Pick-Up and Care for CWS Family

Seeking afterschool pick-up and care for a 6yr old and a 3yr old from 3:00-6:30pm Monday-Wed; and on alternate Fridays from 8:30-5:00pm for 3yr old and 3:00-5:30pm for the 6yr old. Contact Joanna at


Need a Mason?

Consider Mike Plumb of Plumb Masonry. Mike is the father of Ruth in the 7th grade and Elsa in the 2nd grade. Mike has been tuckpointing, rebuilding chimneys and installing chimney liners for over 20 years. Feel free to check out our website, email, or call 773-401-9020 for a free estimate for any type of masonry work.


Newleaf Natural Grocery

Please visit Newleaf Natural Grocery (south-east corner of Loyola and Lakewood) just steps from school. For nearly ten years Newleaf has worked in tandem with CWS parents and teachers! New customers, get 20% off your first organic produce box for mentioning this ad. Come on over; we'll see you soon!



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