Tuesday News - January 21, 2014
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Coming right up on February 3rd! Buy your tickets today!
Only at: brownpapertickets.com/event/559512
Fresh, the Film with Tasting & Talk
by David Levi, chef/owner of Vinland
Monday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Road
Tickets: $15.00 brownpapertickets.com/event/559512
(snow date: Monday, February 10)
David Levi, chef/owner of Vinland, will provide fresh, local, organic snacks & a brief talk prior to the screening of the documentary, Fresh.
Tickets are only available through Brown Paper Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/559512
The documentary, Fresh, celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for the future of our food and our planet. http://www.freshthemovie.com/
Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/4189462
David Levi's new restaurant, Vinland, located at 593 Congress Street in Portland, forges a distinctly Maine cuisine. Its mission is as much about ecology, building the local economy, and teaching good nutrition as it is about great food. Vinland is the first restaurant in the United States to serve 100% local, organic food. :http://www.vinland.me/
Tour of Grades 1 - 8
A Journey To Nepal
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
2013 alumnus Teagan Wu will give a presentation on her semester abroad in Nepal. She will plan on giving others an understanding of the customs and spiritual aspects of another culture while sharing her own insights and discoveries. Through stories and photos, she will paint a picture of her experience from city and village home stays and an independent study project to trekking in the Himalayas. She will also share how her Waldorf education has affected her outside the classroom setting. While away, Teagan gained a new appreciation for her education and would love to share these insights with the school community and any others who would like to come. In addition, there will be a sampling of a traditional Nepali dish.
Cabin Fever Reliever!
Merriconeag Parent Dance
Dance away the winter blues with the Almond Butter’s Band led by our very own David Barham, on Saturday January 25, 7:00 to 11:00 at the Community Hall. This is an event sponsored by the High School Parent Connections group for ALL MWS parents and alumni parents and other friends you may want to invite.
As described by one band member the “Almond Butters Band is a 100% and locally grown dance band, specializing in good ole rock and roll with a focus on the positive and the way that well crafted songs bring us together. This is music that lifts us up together and makes us feel like we can do anything.” (To hear the Almond Butters Band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFYSIlVykys )
The dance will begin with an hour of swing lessons taught by the high school swing elective teacher, Dimetra Corsetti. Dimetra is a very fun and talented dance teacher that the high school students have enjoyed working with for the past several years. She will provide her own swing music to accompany her lesson, which will start the dancing from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Following the swing, the Almond Butters Band will keep the dance floor hopping with their foot tapping and rocking music.
Come on out and see old friends, meet some new friends, learn a little swing dance, and rock out to the Almond Butters Band – just have a good time! BYOB. Any donations will be greatly appreciated to help support the work of Parent Connections. See babysitter list under School Community Updates below.
Early Grades (1 – 3) Information Night
Skin of Our Teeth, (9th/10th Grade Play)
Open dress rehearsal: Tues., Jan., 28, 7:00 p.m.
School day performance: Wed, Jan., 29, 10:45 a.m.
Opening Night: Thurs., Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Closing Night: Fri., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Thornton Wilder's Wildest Play Yet: Our Town became his beloved, classic depiction of small-town American life, The Matchmaker his signature farce about love and money. But Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth was the boldest, grandest, wackiest play he ever wrote. Wilder follows the fortunes of the Antrobus family in three acts of Biblical proportions, against the backdrop of an impending Ice Age, the Great Flood, and the aftermath of the War to End All Wars. Dinosaurs, mammoths, fortune tellers, seductresses, and murderous sons all provide intrigue in this panoramic anthem to the resilience of the human race. Come see Merriconeag's ninth and tenth grade classes perform The Skin of Our Teeth on Tuesday evening, January 28 (open dress rehearsal at 7 p.m.), Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. (school performance), opening night on Thursday, January 30, and closing night on Friday, January 31, both at 7 p.m.
Visit Maine's Only Waldorf High School
through exploration, inquiry, and experience
New Gloucester Campus, 83 Pineland Drive
Tea and Play
Wednesdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26
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 email@example.com
From the Development Office
Annual Appeal – we will be successful if we ALL participate!
You can make your donation in one of 3 easy ways:
Please help your class, and all the students, by submitting a donation to the Annual Appeal today.
In gratitude, Lynne Espy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-3900, Ext. 116
From the Business Office
Also Available: Scrip Gift Cards - New retailers are added almost every day! Merriconeag is also a member of ScripZone, an online retailer of Gift Cards. With your purchase of gift cards, and there are hundreds to choose from, Merriconeag receives a percentage of the total amount of your purchase. We do accept credit cards!
School Community Updates
Need a babysitter for the Cabin Fever Reliever Dance?
Check out our growing list.
6. Ava Haag, 9th grader, 846 - 5254
Merriconeag Waldorf High School's Poetry Out Loud Finals: One of the highlights of last week was our Poetry Out Loud school finals. Congratulations to senior Emma Dolan, who will be representing Merriconeag at the Regional competition in Biddeford on February 6.
Athletic News - Sports Updates
High School Basketball: The basketball team succumbed to NYA last week, but they showed scrappiness and resilience, and they were certainly aided on by a strong fan turnout. They play again at Hebron today at 4:30. Good luck, Team!
High School Nordic:
Our Nordic skiers traveled to Fryeburg for a skate race last Wednesday. Kudos to Forrest McCurdy, who finished first for the boys; both the girls and boys teams placed second overall.
The teams race twice this week—yesterday in Fryeburg, and Saturday, January 25, at the annual Sassi Race at Black Mountain in Rumford. At the Stark's Hill WMC race in Fryeburg yesterday, both our girls and boys relay teams won! Click here to view results.
For more information about races and to keep up with our Nordic team news, please visit our High School Nordic blog: http://mwsnordicskiing.blogspot.com/
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Tues, Sept 9, 7:00 pm. Tues, Sept 9, 8:30 am, Community Hall. Wed, Sept 10, 7:00 pm - Grade 1 Parent Evening. Thurs, Sept 11, Home race at Merriconeag. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams! Thurs, Sept 11 & Fri, Sept 12. Fall Parent-Child sessions begin at our Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport. Fri, Sept 12. Merriconeag high school XC hosts Greely, Kennebunk, NYA & Poland at Pineland. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there! 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
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
Tues, Sept 9, 7:00 pm.
Tues, Sept 9, 8:30 am, Community Hall.
Wed, Sept 10, 7:00 pm - Grade 1 Parent Evening.
Thurs, Sept 11, Home race at Merriconeag. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
Thurs, Sept 11 & Fri, Sept 12. Fall Parent-Child sessions begin at our Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Fri, Sept 12. Merriconeag high school XC hosts Greely, Kennebunk, NYA & Poland at Pineland. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
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
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.