Tuesday News - November 30, 2010
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PLEASE NOTE: There are no Early Childhood Classes on Friday, December 3, because of the Spiral Garden!
Tom Ryan Named Coach of the Year
Tom Ryan was named Coach of the Year for Maine High School Girls Cross Country by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. The article states: Ryan guided Merriconeag to the school’s first state championship in its first season as a full squad. Merriconeag avenged a one-point regional loss to Waynflete with a six-point victory in the Class C state meet.
Race to Nowhere is SOLD OUT!
December 2, 7:00 pm, Community Hall
Click on image below to view the movie trailer and learn more about the film.
Merriconeag Waldorf School will proudly present the Maine premiere of the documentary, Race to Nowhere, this Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. We hope you have your tickets because as of Monday the show was SOLD OUT. Please note that because the show is sold out there will not be tickets available at the door.
The film can raise powerful conversations and lead to action among interested groups. Following the showing on December 2nd, there will be a discussion of the film facilitated by David Sloan and David Barham.
Please note that the movie is PG13. We believe it is appropriate for high school and up.
Other Upcoming Events
“Walk through Grades 2 – 8,” Wednesday, December 1, 8:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Observe classes in Grades 2 - 8 and then join us for a question/discussion period. Call 207.865.3900, Ext 103 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
A Spiral Garden of Light, Friday, December 3, for children in the Early Childhood and Grades 1 and 2:
(Please note: There are no Early Childhood classes on this day!)
The days are getting shorter and the darkness of night envelopes us. The harvest is in. It is cold. Yet, it is within the darkest hour that we find hope. It is in the depths of our soul that we find the light. It is the light of love, a light of peace, and a light of hope. This is the time of year when we anticipate this light, see it, acknowledge it with our gifts and deeds, cherish it with our families, and honor it during our festivals of faith.
Craving a handwork workshop? If so, mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 8 in the farmhouse kitchen after drop off until around 10....we'll make adorable doll vest and crown sets out of plan dyed wool felt with embellishment options. Cost for the workshop is only $7 to cover materials. If interested, please contact Aly Fullagar at 522-1293 to "register" so she knows how much material to plan for. Coming after the Christmas Break: King Winter Table Puppets!
Grade Eight Circus, Clowning, Magic, Mime & Mayhem, Wednesday, December 8, 11 a.m., Community Hall
“Walk through Grades 9 – 12,” Tuesday, December 14, 8:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Observe our high school students in a range of classes: science (nerve, skin & bone), humanities (Dante), and calculus. Time for questions. Adults only, please. Call 865-3900, ext.103 or email, email@example.com to register
All School Winter Assembly, Thursday, December 16, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center
Details next week.
Shepherds Play, Friday, December 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Community Hall: The play, usually performed by members of the faculty and adults in the community, will be presented with a unique twist this year. We warmly invite the entire community to join us to witness this simple, yet profound offering which speaks to what it means to be truly human.
Why you might want to come out to see the Shepherd's Play -
by David Barham
It is quite ironic that I am the one writing this article, directing this year’s production of The Shepherds Play and urging all of the adults in the community to come to the Community Hall at 11:00 on Friday, December 17 to see the performance.
News From the High School
On the first of November, biodynamic gardener and longtime Merriconeag friend, Cordelia Lane, brought the 11th graders to Desert Road to mix and spray biodynamic preparations (an earth healing elixir) around the campus. The work, which was carried out with joy, purpose, humor, diligence, and enthusiasm, involved vigorous stirring for 60 minutes and was then broadcast across the gardens, play yards, compost piles, trees and woods. Thank you 11th grade
and thank you Cordelia!
Submitted by Lucy Ahearne
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.