Jack Petrash: Two Outstanding Events, Oct. 18 & 19
A public talk: Dynamic Schooling to Meet the Future
and Saturday workshop: The Art of Raising Strong, Resilient Children
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Dynamic Schooling to Meet the Future
A public talk by Jack Petrash
It is impossible for us to know what the world will be like when today’s young children are ready to accept responsibility for our society and our planet. The only thing that we know for certain is that our children will inherit a world filled with complex problems and challenges. To meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world they will need to be strong, resilient, imaginative, determined, disciplined, kind, and clear thinking. Jack Petrash will explore how we can develop these essential qualities and instill in each child a reservoir of strength, the capacity for creative thinking, and a healthy sense of self.
Raising Strong, Resilient Children:
Hold Them Close and Then Let Them Go
Saturday Workshop with Jack Petrash
$30 per family (adults in the family only, please)
email@example.com to register
Jack Petrash has been a class teacher at the Washington Waldorf School for over thirty years. He is also the founder and director of the Nova Institute, an organization that works to build a bridge between mainstream education and Waldorf Education. He is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out, Covering Home: Lessons on Fathering from the Game of Baseball and Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guide to Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline. His pieces have appeared in the Washington Post and on NPR. His recent TEDx talk, Educating Children for the Journey, has been widely viewed in North America and Europe. In addition, Jack Petrash has worked extensively with parent education, particularly with fathers.
Jack and his wife, Carol, have raised three children all of whom have gone through Waldorf School from preschool to grade twelve.
The Wind in the Willows - Grade 8 Play:
The Wind in the Willows performed by the 8th graders.
Wed, Apr 16, 1:15 pm & Thurs, Apr, 17, 7:00 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Open Friday - Bring a Friend Day!:
Open Fri, Apr 18: This special guest day is on a day when many local schools are closed but we aren't so it's a perfect opportunity for your child to share Merriconeag with their friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or learn more.
School is Closed for Spring Vacation:
Mon - Fri, Apr 21 - 25.
School is closed for Spring Vacation. Enjoy!
Tues, Apr 29, 6:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations:
Wed, April 30 & Thurs, May 1, 6:30 pm.
All welcome! Please come out to support our oldest students and also to catch another glimpse of some of the gold that awaits at the end of the Waldorf journey rainbow.
7th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival:
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, registration is required: Click on the link below to register
Ongoing: Tea & Play Sessions :
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Wednesdays, Apr 16, 30 & May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or