Tuesday News - December 10, 2013
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Tea and Play
Wednesdays, December 11, 18
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center
60 Desert Road, Freeport
For prospective parents. Bring your child, share a cup of tea with us and learn more about our programs for young children. Story time is at 9:30. For more information: 207.865.3900, Ext. 163, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 p.m.
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
The Shepherds Play
Friday, December 20, 11:00 a.m.
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
Friday, December 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Gathering in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Merriconeag's Parent Connections
A beloved tradition! 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. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
The Red Trouser Show
Merriconeag students "vaulted" into the weekend energized by the spectacular Red Trousers performance in the Community Hall on Thursday afternoon. Waldorf graduates Tobin Renwick (son of Hugh and Carol) and David Graham electrified the audience with their juggling and acrobatic derring-do. Many thanks to John Saccone, David Barham and all those involved in bringing these talented performers to our school. A special congratulations to Will Barmby for his brave performance.
See more amazing feats at www.redtrousershow.com
News from the High School
David Sloan's Poem Wins Goodreads December Poetry Contest:
Mr. Sloan has done it again! His poem, "Living Too Long" from his book, The Irresistible In-Between won Goodread's December Poetry Contest. For those of you who may not know about it, Goodreads is a website that publishes a monthly national newsletter recommending different genres of books to "millions" of readers. Congratulations, Mr. Sloan!
Read the poem in the Goodreads Newsletter by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
School Community Updates
Employment Opportunity: Mid-year Handwork Teaching Position(s)
Snow Days and Unexpected School Closures: It's that time of year again. Although the inside cover of your school directory/handbook details our snow and unexpected closing policy, we have included it here for your review.
There are three ways to check on school closings
WCSH 6 TV offers an automatic text alert for you computer or wireless phone, at the following website:
Memorial Service for Karen Moran this Saturday Dec. 14, Community Hall: Anyone in the Merriconeag community who knew our former board member and friend, Karen Moran, is warmly invited to her memorial service this Saturday, Dec. 14th from 10 am to noon, at Merriconeag’s Community Hall. Karen passed away in early November from acute myeloid leukemia.
Karen was a highly regarded organizational management consultant, who, along with Carol Wishcamper, provided guidance and support to Merriconeag's faculty and staff a decade ago (around 2002). She then served on Merriconeag's board for 3 years and continued to help with administrative questions in numerous ways, always providing sage advice, critical thinking, a warm smile and an easy laugh.
We hope that any of you who knew Karen will come, and please also help us reach out to other former board members and colleagues who would want to know. Lynne Espy, email@example.com
Shopping in the Grade School Office: Advent calendars, table puppets, candles, jump ropes, block and stick crayons, beeswax sheets and wicking, books, hoola hoops and juggling balls, cards, star making paper, and MWS ski ties are all available in the grade school office. Come by any time between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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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.