Tuesday News - September 18, 2012
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Waldorf Alumni Gathering in Boston
for alumni 21 and over
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lucky's Lounge, Boston
Were you once part of a Waldorf community - teacher, student, parent,
graduate, staff, board member?
If so, then this alumni party in Boston is for you!
Buffet dinner & cash bar - good friends - many reunions
make new connections - share stories & Waldorf memories!
This event is collaboratively sponsosred by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), Merriconeag Waldorf School, Cape Ann Waldorf School, Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Hawthorne Valley School, High Mowing School, Kimberton Waldorf School, Monadnock Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner School of NYC, The Waldorf School (Lexington), The Waldorf School of Baltimore, The Waldorf School of Garden City, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, Waldorf School of Princeton, and Washington Waldorf School.
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Marjorie Jean-Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday is Handcraft Day at Merriconeag!
Handcrafts are integral to Waldorf education, and ever since Merriconeag began over 28 years ago, community handcrafts have been instrumental in binding our community together.
Wednesday, September 26, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Let Aly introduce you to adorable tiny petal babies in an assortment of fun colors. All materials provided. Aly Fullagar, morning and Sandy Pearson, afternoon.
No little ones in the morning sessions, please, but children in grades 4 and up are most welcome to attend the afternoon sessions with an adult or on their own. Please sign up with Lisa in the grade school office so we can plan our supplies.
More Circus Smirkus Gratitude
Other local families contributed their professional talent to the Circus:
Merriconeag parent, Patrick Quigg of Riverfront Barbeque in Augusta, donated a sumptuous BBQ feast for the Welcome Bash we threw for Smirkus. It's worth going to Augusta for "the best pulled pork" you'll ever have.
Stacey Sahin-Thurston baked the incredible cakes for that same party.
Meadowood Farm gave us gorgeous flowers.
Anita Demetropoulos of Island Treasure Toys donated toys and her time to the circus. Professional Organizer Aly Fullagar also lent her immense problem-solving skills to our effort.
Please support all these local merchants and thank them for running away to the Circus.
New Faces Around the Campus
Amanda Gale: Chorus, Grades 5 - 12
Amanda now makes her home in Freeport, Maine with her accordionist husband Christian Stevens. In addition to her budding home studio of flute and voice students, she is on voice faculty at 317 Main Street Community Music Center where she also leads 317's new Early Music Education Program called 'Little Roots'.
Athletic News - Sports Updates
High School Cross Country
Fort Foster (York) Race Recap: On Thursday, September 13th, the x-country team made the long trek down to Fort Foster in Kittery for our third meet of the season. York, borrowing Traip Academy's home course, hosted Merriconeag, Cape Elizabeth and Poland. The scenic, gently rolling course wound its way past several lovely ocean vistas, complete with a lighthouse. The ocean also provided a nice breezy which helped to offset the bright sun. We had a dedicated cadre of parents present to drive, help with splits and cheer on our athletes (thank you parents!) Click here to read the rest on the blog. Coach Morgan Lake Adams
Upcoming race: This Saturday, September 22, our team will participate in the Manchester Invitational in Manchester, New Hampshire. For meet details, please click here.
Full results, schedules and more information can be found on our Cross Country Blog..
Middle School Cross Country
NYA Race Recap: The first Middle School cross country race of the season on September 13th, was a wonderful success for our young runners. The boys and girls from the 6th and 8th grade made a very strong impression at this NYA event. All runners gave their very best on this warm and sunny afternoon. Tucker Pierce and Dylan Wu came in first and second place and led an outstanding Merriconeag running team. It was a great pleasure to also see Wilson Haimes and Madelaine Panici in their very first race ever. Congratulations!
I would also like to very much thank all the parents, drivers, cookie bakers and especially Erin and John Olsen for their hard work, support, and good spirit!
This week's race will be hosted by Greely at Twin Brooks on Thursday, September 20. Please feel welcome to cheer the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in this big and exciting event.
Coach Oliver Kinzer
School Community Updates
New this year at the Fall Festival: Merriconeag Marketplace - supporting our local artisans
If you are interested in participating in this inaugural Merriconeag Marketplace, we request that you send, by Sept. 26th, 3 photos that represent your work, with the approximate size, cost and medium, to: email@example.com. You will be notified by Oct. 1st. We have some good ideas about tracking sales, and can share this with you. Questions should be sent to this email address.
If you are a budding artist, or only have a few items completed, consider donating them to the community-made craft table. Proceeds benefit the school - and all of our students.
David Levi to be Featured at the Common Ground Country Fair this Weekend: Former Merriconeag High School teacher, David Levi, will offer daily classes in the Country Kitchen Demonstrations tent this Friday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday at noon and 4:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
David, who is now known as Chef David Levi, has worked at Norma, the Copenhagen restaurant often cited as #1 in the world; at Sweden's Faviken Magasinet, recently hailed by Bon Appetit as "the world's most daring restaurant", at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Perry St. in New York City, now on the San Pelegrino list of the world's 50 best restaurants; and with famed Tuscan butchers, Stefano Falorni and Dario Cecchini, the latter often cited as the world's greatest butcher.
David is also a professional educator with 10 years of experience as a high school humanitites teacher and tutor.
Since February 2012, he has offered classes on cooking and preparing food as an expression of place and season in Maine. Now he is working to open Vinland, a 100% local-food, zero-waste, fine-dining restaurant in Portland.
Dear Friends of Winnie Shivelhood Kartez: Winnie's Memorial Service will be held this next Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Portland (the "stone church" at 425 Congress St.) followed by a Reception and light buffet in the Rectory. Please be welcome to attend if you are so moved--it will mean a lot. The steeple of the stone church is coming down for renovationsso don't be surprised by construction flagging outside if you join us next Sunday. Thank you for all the warmth you've extended to Winnie whatever your relationship with her and with our household has been - it has all meant a lot to both of us . Feel free to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Peace, Jack Kartez
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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.