Tuesday News - December 14, 2010
All submissions for the Tuesday News should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 3:00 pm.
Food Drive this Week
The High School is sponsoring a food drive to benefit area food pantries. Please bring in donations of non-perishable foods. Collection boxes have been placed in the upper grades building, the lower grades building, the early childhood center, the office, and the community hall. The food drive ends this Friday, December 17th.
Is There Life After Waldorf: Alumni Panel Discussion
Friday, January 7, 7:00 p.m., Community Hall
Is There Life After Waldorf? On Friday, January 7, meet four fascinating Alums from Waldorf high schools across the Northeast as they relate how Waldorf education made a difference in their lives. By popular demand, Dr. Trevor Braden, a veteran our last Panel Evening two years ago and graduate of Garden City Waldorf School in Long Island, NY, is back! He will be joined by Leila Forman, Theodore Groh, and Brooke Adams, who submitted brief autobiographical sketches below. The evening begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Hall, and any current or prospective parents and students are invited. Bring along any friends who want to know more about Waldorf high school education!
Theodore Groh was born and raised on a organic/biodynamic farm in Wilton New Hampshire and attended Pine Hill Waldorf School, and High Mowing Waldorf high school. Theodore just finished a run for the New Hampshire State Legislature, and is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science from Saint Anselms College in Manchester New Hampshire.
Brooke Dennee-Sommers attended Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, Vermont from pre-school ("morning garden") through eighth grade and High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire for eleventh and twelfth grade. Brooke currently works as a project manager for a health research consulting company in Boston, Massachusetts.
Leila Forman attended Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY from 6th grade through senior year of high school. She loved her experience in the Waldorf school and felt like it was her second home. So much so, in fact, that after graduating from college with a degree in French Literature she decided to return and spent a year on the faculty teaching French to 10th-12th graders.
Other Upcoming Events
All School Winter Assembly, Thursday, December 16, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
Attention parents of Grades 2, 3, and 4: We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Assembly. When you are picking your seats, please save some for your children. For the first half of the program, they will need to sit as classes, but after intermission, we would love for them to join you in the audience.
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. To read about why you might want to come out to see the Shepherds Play, click here.
Caroling in downtown Freeport, Monday, December 20, 6:00 p.m.
(gathering in front of the L.L. Bean boot)
We hope to see you there!
From the Development Office
2010-11 Annual Appeal Update:
In the spirit of the season, I want to thank everyone who has demonstrated their gratitude to the school through their generous gifts to the Annual Appeal. We received another 32 gifts and pledges to the Annual Appeal this past week, bringing the total to 75, and to date we have raised $28,891 toward our goal of $60,000. Your support of Merriconeag is a gift that gives back many times over, to your children, to the faculty, and to this community.
• Check, made out to MWS, submit in remittance envelope and drop in safe (main office)
Thank you for showing your gratitude!
Lynne W. Espy, Development Coordinator, 865-3900 Ext. 116, email@example.com
From the Administrator
Dear Merriconeag Community,
TURNING TO ONE ANOTHER by Margaret Wheatley
News From the High School
Fall Cross-Country Kudos Continue: An article David Sloan submitted to the national AWSNA site about the girls' cross country championship is running on the front page of Why Waldorf Works.org. Click here to read the article.
Forum for Grades 5-12 & Parents:
Grades 5 - 12 Forum:
Bill Yeo Speaks about his Everest Ascent
Thursday, April 2, 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Bill is a father in the second grade, Parents are welcome to join grades 5 - 12 for this talk on Thursday.
"The Mask you Live in" Film:
April 2, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center.
Merriconeag Waldorf School is co-sponsoring this film, The Mask you Live in, with Maine Boys to Men and Yarmouth High School. The film explores American masculinity and it is from the team behind Miss Representation, a film we previously co-sponsored, . This event is recommended for audience members 17 and older. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required. Register today by clicking below.
Tour of Grades 1 - 8:
Wed, April 8, 8-10:30 am, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport, Begins in Community Hall.
Tour of Grades 1-8.
An opportunity for adults to experience Waldorf education first-hand by observing our students & teachers in action.
This tour is for adults only. Please call 207-865-3900, ext. 103, to register.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, April 10, 9 - 10 am.
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
Variety Show & Silent Auction to Benefit Tiered Tuition:
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5-6 p.m.), Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Windows into Waldorf Early Childhood:
Tues, April 14, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
This event is for prospective parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education. After a glimpse into a kindergarten classroom, we will discuss our unique
approach and answer questions. Adults only. Please register by calling 207-865-3900, ext. 103.
Tues, April 14, 6:15 pm
"You Can't Take It With You":
Grade 8 Play
Wed, April 15, 1:00 pm.
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The 8th Graders will present their play, "You Can't Take It With You." Please join us.
Bring A Friend Day:
Fri, April 17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Register your grade school friend through firstname.lastname@example.org