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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.