Tuesday News - April 3, 2012
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Game Show and Auction Huge Success!
The Game Show Night and Tuition Support Auction was SO fun, fabulous and glamorous, thanks to the many people who shared their creative talents, positive energy, and hard work. Whether you were an Auction committee member and helped envision and then literally build the event, a sponsor who helped cover the costs of the event, or you helped by bringing food, donating or making an item, or buying or selling raffle tickets, each and every contribution is deeply appreciated. The committee members, whose names are listed below, had a blast working together, and were touched by the extraordinary, creative, and generous response from the entire community.
Equally satisfying, it was also a very successful fundraiser for an exceedingly important cause – providing tuition support for the over 40% of our families who rely on it to send their children to Merriconeag. The final numbers will be announced after all costs are submitted, but the preliminary numbers look good. This is a wonderful testament to our generous and committed community.
Here is a snapshot of the many ways people helped with this successful fundraiser:
Through the year we seek volunteers to help with fundraisers like this auction and the fall festival. If you were excited by what you experienced, please consider volunteering for the next event. Contact Lynne Espy with feedback, ideas, or if you would like to be involved next year – we’re going to freshen it up so we want to hear from you!
Submitted by Lynne Espy, with deep gratitude for the amazing effort by EVERYONE in this community, for the
exceptionally Fun, truly Fabulous, and ever-Glamorous Auction Committee:
Game Show Theme: Lisa Bossi, Amy Eshoo and Katie West
A few post-Auction accounting details:
2. If you borrowed an outfit, please return it to the farmhouse, or the office.
3. If you have outstanding costs, please submit them this week to the office, along with a reimbursement form (or tax-deductible donation form) by the end of this week.
Parent Enrichment Coffee Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 am
Farmhouse Conference Room
David Beringer will host an informal discussion about Simplicity Parenting.
Join us with your thoughts and questions.
The Eighth Grade will present their play
Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Early Childhood Information Session. . . an introduction to our unique approach to the early years.
To register, contact Lyn Baird, 207-865-3900, ext.103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea and Play
Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
April 6 & 27
Please continue to tell your co-workers, neighbors and friends about Tea & Play. For more information or to register a friend, please call Lyn Baird at 207-865-3900, ext. 103 or email, email@example.com.
Wednesday Craft Afternoons, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
More crocheted hats!
NEW! Crochet Bags- April 4, 11, 25 & May 2
News From the High School
Waldorfians Dance the Night Away
Lily Tupper, 10th Grade
From the Circus Coordinator
Mark your calendars and set your Tivos because Maine Public Broadcasting Network will show the fun and inspiring film Circus Dreams on April 5 and April 7! Winner of audience awards at film festivals from coast to coast, Circus Dreams follows the adventures of a troupe of teens and tweens who astonish and delight audiences around New England on a Big Top Tour.
Watch Circus Dreams on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network Television – WPBN-TV at 10 p.m.on Thursday, April 5, and 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The documentary will air again on MPBN – WORLD on April 24 and 25th.
Visit www.mpbn.net for broadcast times and to find out where to tune in to MPBN-TV and WORLD on your television. Trace Salter, Circus Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Community Updates
You Can Still Hear Poetry Out Loud: If you still haven't seen or heard senior Tyler O'Brien win the 2012 State Poetry Out Loud Finals you have one more chance. It will be aired again on MPBN-Radio on Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 PM.
Foundation Studies Program at Merrriconeag September 2012: We are planning to have another Foundation Studies Program at Merriconeag next fall. It is a lively community building course for interested parents, teachers and prospective Waldorf teachers. Participants go on to teacher education programs, biodynamic agriculture courses, art trainings, etc. An information session will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 8:45 = 9:45 am in the side room of the Hall, the little pink eurythmy room. Please let Barbara Richardson know if you are interested: email@example.com or 865-6482.
Handcraft Building in the News: The lead front page story in last Sunday's Maine Sunday Telegram,
Pumps fuel interest in electric heat by Tux Turkel, featured Merriconeag's new Handcraft Building and Mr. Hight. Click on the title to read to see the article.
Merriconeag Summer Camps for 2012
Merriconeag Summer Camps for 2012:
This summer we will be offering two summer camps during the week of June 25 - 29, 9:00 a.m. - noon. If there is enough interest, we will consider offering an afternoon program like we did last year.
For more information and to register, please click on the name of the camp below.
Circus Arts Camp: This camp is for ages 8 - 12 (entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6). Campers will learn juggling, clowning, mime, pyramids, tightrope walking, character study and performance techniques. The camp will be led by John Saccone. Cost: $225.
Buttercup Summer Garden Camp: This camp is for ages 3.5 - 6. Campers are lovingly held in a gentle, nature-filled environment that immerses them in magical play and discovery. There is lots of time for crafts, water play, the sandbox, walking woodland paths, and playing games. The camp will be led by Jessica Moore. Cost: $175.
High School Ultimate Frisbee: The first game of the season is tomorrow, April 4, 3:30 p.m., at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Merriconeag will play Freeport. Come on out and cheer for the team. Games throughout the season are on Wednesdays. You can veiw the schedule at http://www.maineultimate.com/team-schedules.
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Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Dec 11, 18
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. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Wed, Dec 11, 7:00 pm.
Tues. Dec 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Hall.
Wed, Dec 18, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
Join us for a delightful evening of music. The concert begins at 5:30 and all students in grades 2-12 are expected to arrive no later than 5:15 with all necessary music and instruments. Upon arrival, students should bring their string and wind instruments backstage to the band rehearsal room.
(Students in 5 - 12 dress in black & white. Students in 3 & 4 may wear concert attire in festive colors. Gr 2 students wear their Santa Lucia attire.)
Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 am, 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.
Caroling in Downtown Freeport:
Fri, Dec 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Gather in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 pm)
Come spread the holiday cheer and represent the Merriconeag Community in downtown Freeport with an evening of caroling led by our Chorus Teacher, Chris Chasse. Singing books will be provided and you may want to bring head lamps. Be sure to dress warmly. Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
Fri, Dec 20: 12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12
Mon, Dec 23 through Fri, Jan 3 School is closed for winter break.
Classes resume on Jan 6.