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 2 Parent Evening:
Wed, March 25, 7:00 pm.
Public Talk by Jack Petrash:
The Challenges of Being a Good Dad: What Does It Take and How Is It Different From Being a Good Mom?
A public talk by Jack Petrash
This talk is open to all - moms and dads!
Friday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
Donation at the door.
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash:
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
For fathers of children of all ages!
There is limited space in this workshop. Registration is considered complete when we have received your $15 payment.
"The Mask you Live in" Film:
April 2, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center.
Merriconeag Waldorf School is co-sponsoring this film, The Mask you Live in, with Maine Boys to Men and Yarmouth High School. The film explores American masculinity and it is from the team behind Miss Representation, a film we previously co-sponsored, . This event is recommended for audience members 17 and older. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required. Register today by clicking below.
Tour of Grades 1 - 8:
Wed, April 8, 8-10:30 am, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport, Begins in Community Hall.
Tour of Grades 1-8.
An opportunity for adults to experience Waldorf education first-hand by observing our students & teachers in action.
This tour is for adults only. Please call 207-865-3900, ext. 103, to register.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, April 10, 9 - 10 am.
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.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
Variety Show & Silent Auction to Benefit Tiered Tuition:
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5-6 p.m.), Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Windows into Waldorf Early Childhood:
Tues, April 14, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
This event is for prospective parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education. After a glimpse into a kindergarten classroom, we will discuss our unique
approach and answer questions. Adults only. Please register by calling 207-865-3900, ext. 103.
Tues, April 14, 6:15 pm
"You Can't Take It With You":
Grade 8 Play
Wed, April 15, 1:00 pm.
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The 8th Graders will present their play, "You Can't Take It With You." Please join us.
Bring A Friend Day:
Fri, April 17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Register your grade school friend through firstname.lastname@example.org