Tuesday News - November 5, 2013
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Fall Fair & Open House
This Saturday, November 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Freeport Campus, 57 Desert Road
Mark your calendars to come and enjoy the music, crafts, illustrations, puppet shows, outdoor activities, games, and wonderful food!
Be sure to see updates below!
Tell your friends about these upcoming sessions:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20,
Dec. 4, 11, 18
9:00 - 10:00 a.m, Early Childhood Center
60 Desert Rd, Freeport
Wednesday is Handcraft Day at Merriconeag: Join the free Wednesday afternoon Craft Blitzes led by our handwork teacher, Julie Pennington, every Wednesday afternoon (3:00 – 4:30) in the Handcraft Building up until the Fall Fair (Nov. 9).
Fall Fair and Open House Updates
Fall Fair & Open House
This Saturday, November 9
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bring friends and family to the Fall Fair this Saturday - it’s a wonderful family friendly event as well as an Open House, so it’s a great way to showcase our school and community, while we raise critical funds and have an enjoyable day. See below to know what the day will hold so your family can thoroughly enjoy it!
We're In Need of Your Card Table for the Fall Fair: Please email Mary Martin at email@example.com if you can drop one off sometime this week. Please make sure your name is on it.
Falling Leaves Cafe is looking for donations. To insure that we have a nice mixture of savory and sweet, we ask that if your last initial is from A-L, you donate something savory. If it is between M-Z please donate something sweet. Please label your items if they are nut free, dairy free, etc. and cut them into serving size pieces. This is a HUGE help for us on Saturday. Please don't forget to label your dishes if you'd like them back. You may drop off non perishable items on Friday afternoon in the community hall or bring them Saturday morning. There will be a rack near the kitchen to place things. If you have any questions or comments please email Sarah at SBarmby@aol.com Thank you so much in advance for helping to support the cafe!
From the Admissions Office
Admissions Open House: This Saturday’s Fall Fair is also our annual Admissions Open House. Prospective students and their parents are always impressed by our vibrant, creative and fun school community. A healthy social environment indeed!
The Open House is centered in the 3rd grade classroom, where examples of students work (grades 1 – 12) are on display, and teachers are available for conversation and informal tours. We also have staff over at the Early Childhood Center, ready to greet guests and show them around those classrooms.
We hope that everyone will encourage fair-goers to stop by the School Information Room in the 3rd grade classroom.
From the Board of Directors
Report from the Board President
Greetings! During the hustle and bustle of the new school year, Merriconeag’s Board of Directors has been busy as well: in addition to its ongoing work in overseeing the financial well-being of the school, the Board has been working diligently with the College to finalize our School’s Five Year Strategic Plan that will carry the school forward into a new stage of development beginning this January. Next year, Merriconeag will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, and while we are amazed at how far we have come, we are also inspired by the possibilities and potential for the next five years.
High School Cross Country
Cross Country State Championships: Merriconeag's cross country teams completed their seasons this past Saturday at the Class C state meet at Twin Brook in Cumberland. It was a beautiful (if unseasonably warm) Saturday with a good strong breeze and clear skies. Merriconeag was supported, as usual, by a large contingency of fans- family members, faculty members, classmates and friends. Thank you all who came to cheer and especially to the middle school runners who helped take splits and all the photographers!
The girls' team finished seventh overall, boosted over 8th place finisher Mattawancook by Fiona Libby's's tie breaking race. The team placed ahead of St. Dom's, who had beaten Merriconeag the previous week at Regionals. Sam Pierce was recognized at the award ceremony for her top 30 finish.
The boys' team finished 8th overall, just barely losing the tie with NYA. Tucker Pierce and Dylan Wu were recognized at the award ceremony for their top 20 finishes.
Many thanks and congratulations to Coach Morgan and the Teams for a wonderful season!
Visit the blog for more photos, results, and to read more: http://mwsxcrunningteam.blogspot.com/
School Community Updates
2012 - 2013 Yearbook Sought: Does anyone have a copy of last year's yearbook, which they would be willing to sell to a family who missed out on ordering and would very much like a copy? If so, please let me know. Lisa Mainella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Smirkus Camp Registration opens today, Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 a.m. Learn more about their 2014 sessions and register online on the Smirkus website, http://www.smirkus.org/smirkus-camp
Auditions for the Maine Acoustic Festival: Merriconeag Middle & High School MusiciansTake Note!
The Maine Acoustic Festival is a statewide student festival promoting traditional acoustic music styles that have shaped Maine's culture. Maine Middle & High School students are eligible to audition.
The audition tunes (music/mp3s) and application form can be found on the website, www.maineacousticfestival.com
Willow Pond Farm Apples:
Click here for the email and more info for ordering.
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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.