The Amity program adds so much to our school:
Happy New Year to all our wonderful Merriconeag families! I hope you enjoyed these fabulous few days of vacations and that you have started the New Year full of energy and good resolutions. As for me I have been reflecting on my role as a French teacher in the High School, as International exchange coordinator and as mentor to our young Amity Aides who come with such generous hearts to help our in our school. This Amity Aide Program has become an integral part of our High School in particular.
If you can’t host this year but would love to try the experience next year, please let us know also. We can only continue this program if we can be sure to find host families for our assistants. It would be a shame to cancel the Amity Program for pure logistical reasons while it is such a successful program otherwise! I know personally how rich and life transforming this experience can be, as I was… the 1st Amity Aide at Mt Ararat School in 1974!
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.