Tuesday News - March 6, 2012
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Tonight! You don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Kim John Payne.
Using the Extraordinary
Power of Less
to Raise Calmer, Happier
and More Secure Kids
A Public Talk by
Kim John Payne
Tuesday, March 6
$10 at the door
Because this talk is in lieu of a previously scheduled Early Childhood Parent Evening, we will waive the $10 fee for our EC parents but they should feel free to make a donation at the door.
We are pleased to welcome back Kim John Payne. He is a wonderfully warm and engaging speaker and you definitely don't want to miss what he has to say about this important topic. Since Kim's last visit to Merriconeag, he has published the book, Simplicity Parenting, which has been featured in Time and Parenting magazines and on NPR and BBC, as well as ABC, NBC, and CBS television.
or visit simplicityparenting.com
Parent Enrichment Coffee Postponed: The Parent Enrichment Coffee scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. has been postponed. We will reschedule shortly as we are hoping to host it as a follow up discussion to Simplicity Parenting.
We appreciate the efforts of all school community members to introduce new families to Merriconeag. Please continue to tell your co-workers, neighbors and friends about upcoming admission events (listed below and on our website under News & Events), or have them contact Lyn Baird at 207-865-3900, ext. 103 or email, email@example.com.
Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. March 9, 16, 30
Tea and Play
Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
A Note About the Rescheduling of The Prep School Negro:
This film, scheduled for March 1, 6:00 p.m., was postponed because of
last Thursday's snow storm. It will not be shown on April 5 as announced last week. Friends School of Portland is looking for another date for the showing because it turns out that UNE is not available on the date selected. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
From the Accreditation Coordinator
Accreditation Team Arrives Sunday
High School, Marleen DeGrande, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School,
Dan Garvey, Tilton School, Timothy Harrington, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Edward Kloman, Pingree School, and Charlotte Langraf, Waldorf School of Baltimore.
From the Development Office
Game Show Night
Tuition Support Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 31, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Calling All Auction Donations: Merriconeag’s Game Show Night and Tuition Support Silent Auction are just a few weeks away on Saturday evening, March 31st, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. in our Community Hall. We’ve already received some great donations from local businesses and our families, but we still don’t have yours. If you are planning to make a donation, please fill out the attached donation form and send it to any Merriconeag office or directly to Lynne Espy by March 12th. Click here for 2012 Auction Sponsorship and Donation Forms
What to Wear? Whether or not you like to dress up, we will have a prize for best costume, and to make it easy for you, we will be providing accessories and costumes for the night. If you have an extra outfit that you’re willing to lend, let us know and we’ll add it to the collection. Need ideas? Think early 70’s, leisure wear, sequined dresses, wide lapels…we will have an image book by next week.
Submitted by Lynne Espy, for the amazing Auction Team
School Community Updates
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