Tuesday News - January 18, 2011
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YOU ARE ALL INVITED:
Merriconeag Art Show Opening
This Friday, January 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. (Show dates: January 17 - February 25)
Merriconeag Waldorf School:
Where Art and Academics Intersect
Division of a Circle: Sixth Grade Geometry
“Where Art and Academics Intersect”
an exhibition of work from
Merriconeag Waldorf School
Friday, January 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Show dates: Jan. 17 – Feb. 25
317 Main Street, Yarmouth
Our Town is Coming to This Town
Merriconeag’s freshman and sophomore classes are enthusiastically preparing to perform Thornton Wilder’s classic play on Thursday and Friday, January 27 and 28. Wilder sets his masterpiece in a seemingly undistinguished, small New Hampshire town at the beginning of the twentieth century, but he fills the play with the vast, heart-wrenching themes we all encounter in life. As the all-seeing Stage Manager/Narrator says, explaining why he’s going to bury a copy of the play in a time capsule, “People a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us. . .this is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying.”
From the Admissions Office
I appreciate all of your efforts to help new families discover the beauty of Waldorf education. Below are some upcoming events, all excellent ways for families with young children to get to know us.
Open House for Early Childhood and First Grade – this Thursday
Walk through the Elementary Grades – this Friday
Life in a Waldorf First Grade – Monday, January 31, 7:00 p.m., First Grade Classroom
Lyn Baird, 865-3900, ext.103, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Board
Budgeting and Tuition - Community Input
Tiered Tuition Model
I would like to thank Michael Stefanakos (committee chair) and all the members of this committee for their thoughtful work and dedication to this effort.
Bob Neveu, Board President
From the Finance Office
As stated in last week’s Tuesday News, we have switched our financial aid assessment and tuition management (monthly payment option) company to TADS for the 2011/2012 school year. To apply for consideration, please use the links listed below. The cost for application is $34. We strongly recommended that the financial aid worksheet be printed prior to the application process and that all financial data be gathered prior to data entry. This will make the process faster for families and avoid the frustration of searching for information in the middle of the application.
From the Development Office
2010-11 Annual Appeal Update:
Classes with Participation Rates exceeding 50% (as of today):
Please make a donation to the Annual Appeal today by submitting a check to the office (remittance envelopes available), going to our website and making an online donation, or calling us about a stock gift. If your employer matches your charitable gifts, please let us know!
Auction Planning is Beginning – we need your help: On Monday, January 24, at 8:45am in the Farmhouse we will hold our first planning meeting (with yummy refreshments of course) for this year’s Auction. This year the Auction will be held on the evening of April 2nd. The Auction supports tuition funding at Merriconeag – a cause that is vital to the well being and economic diversity of our school. The Auction is always a memorable and fun evening, known for its creative themes, great food, dancing music, and joyful celebration of this community. Mark your calendars now, and look for future Tuesday News notices about ways you can help with the Auction’s success.
Athletic News - Sports Updates
High School Nordic Skiing
Merriconeag High School skiers did an amazing job in the classic race on Friday, January 14, at Pineland. In the boy's race, out of 64 skiers, Jack Pierce finished 15th, Eli McCurdy, 25th, Ben Tindall, 26th, John Burgess, 28th, Benjamin McCrave 30th, Brian Watko 36th, and Soren Donisvitvch, 38th. In the girl's race, out of 42 skiers, Teagan Wu finished 3rd, Carlin Tindall, 12th and Sierra Jeffers, 13th. Congratulations and good job to all of our skiers! Jeff O'Brien
Yesterday was the best of winter, cold, sunny, calm, good snow. The course at Twin Brook is not hilly, however, there is a deceptive challenge in the course with lots of tight turns and transitions. Congratulations to Lily Tupper for putting in a fine effort in her first race. She showed determination and raced hard the whole way.
For the boys: Jack Pierce continued to set the pace with another fine result followed by Ben Tindall, Phineas Samuelson and Brian Watko. Despite missing half of our team, the boys were a respectable 10 out of 15 teams.
For the Girls: Zoe Chace-Donahue had an outstanding race after fighting off a nasty stretch of being under the weather. Emelie Chace-Donahue was close behind after a busy 3 races in 4 days. Teagan Wu followed up a fine race Friday with another strong race. Carlin Tindalll is really stepping up and had a solid race as well. Lily rounded out the girls result finishing ahead of a number of finishers in her first race. John Tarling, Merriconeag High School Nordic Ski Coach
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 email@example.com