Tuesday News - December 13, 2011
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Please note: Friday, December 16 is a half day for students.
Early Childhood dismisses at 12:00 on Friday, the Grades at 12:30 and there are no aftercare programs that day.
Classes will resume at Merriconeag after the winter break on Tuesday, January 3rd. Have a wonderful break!
Clowns on the Move, Wednesday, December 14, 11:00 a.m., Community Hall
Please join us for this delightful circus performed by our 8th grade students with the help of Mr. Saccone.
Crafty Afternoons with Sandy Pearson
Mittens by Christmas: We will continue work on mittens (and scarves) this Wed, Dec 14. Sandy Pearson Sandpear55@aol.com
Shepherds Play, Friday, December 16, 11:00 a.m., Community Hall: 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. The play will be performed by our 11th Grade Class.
Why you might want to come out to see the Shepherds Play by David Barham:Read more.
Caroling in downtown Freeport, Saturday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.,
gathering in front of the L.L. Bean boot: Come spread the holiday cheer and represent the Merriconeag Community in downtown Freeport with an evening of caroling. Two years ago, an impressive group of Merriconeag students, friends, and parents (dare I estimate, 70+) journeyed up and down the streets of Brunswick, caroling for any and all who would listen. The evening was such a great success that we decided to continue on with the tradition, this year taking our seasonal strains to the streets of Freeport. We will gather in front of the L. L. Bean boot on Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 and proceed about town. Please invite friends and family to join! Caroling books will be provided. If you are able to attend, an RSVP sent to Jordan Seavey, firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated.
Alumni Celebration for our post high school alums (18 & older) and their parents: On Thursday, December 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. we are hosting a celebration of our new Handcraft Building for our post high school alumni (ages 18 and older) and their parents. This is a change from previous years when we have hosted a holiday party for all of our alumni. The Alumni Committee is working on a plan for an event in the spring for our alumni (8th Grade graduates) who are under the age of 18 so stay tuned.
From the Board
Last evening at our December Board meeting, Sarah officially completed her sixth year of service and, as required by our by-laws, resigned from the Board. Sarah's successor is Gina Sawin, who was nominated as our new Board Secretary. Please help us congratulate Sarah for her many contributions and a job well done!
School Community Updates
Last Week's Winter Concert Delighted Us All
To view some of the photos by Tricia Toms from that evening, please click here.
Budget and Tuition Meeting, January 9, 7:00 p.m., Community Hall: The faculty and board are currently reviewing the school’s programs and tuition rates in order to plan the budget for school year 2012-2013. This process includes reviewing the school’s programs to ensure they meet the needs of our students, projecting all costs for the school, estimating the enrollment by class, and setting tuition rates for the new school year. Balancing our budget is not an easy task as we all have many dreams and goals for the school. However, with all of us working together – parents, faculty, board members – we can create a plan that is imaginative, exciting, and meets the needs of our entire community.
Ms. Post's Baby, Isabel
Because we didn't include a photo with Baby Isabel's birth announcement and many of you have been longing to get a glimpse of Cristina Post's little one, we have included a recent photo here for your delight..
Athletic News -
Designing Schools for Nature Connection & Community Involvement:
Tues, July 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
$10/person suggested donation.
Join us for an evening of exploration with Matt Bibeau, Co-Director of the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children, into how we can support the transition towards providing children with abundant opportunities to connect and learn with nature.
This event is co-hosted by Merriconeag and The Resilience Hub of Portland Maine.
Circus Smirkus at Merriconeag:
Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 & 6:00 pm,
Grade School Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
THE BIG TOP TOUR IS COMING TO TOWN
with our own high school student, Sarah Norden,
as part of the amazing cast!
TICKETS ON SALE AT ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS BEGINNING JUNE 10TH!