(Most items are published for two weeks.)
MWS continues to recycle all toner cartridges and cell phones, just bring them to either office. Storage is easier if toner boxes are recycled at home. Thank you!
Sauerkraut is Ready: The Gnomes, Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Gartopf-crocks have expertly done their work. Lacto-fermented organic vegetables are now available to grace your table and palates. Lactic Acid fermentation produces salutary intestinal flora for promoting healthy digestion, absorption of nutrients and is a natural and traditional preservation of vegetables.
Have your children outgrown a small wooden play/work table? Please call if you would like to lend or donate such a table for Artistic Therapy at the school.Thank you. Lisa Edge, 642-4446 (01/17)
Anyone Interested in Skating on Friday Afternoons? I am writing to invite additional families to join the Friday Afternoon Skating group. Novices and experts welcome. We will be skating at the Family Ice Center on Hat Trick Drive in Falmouth (behind Wal-Mart on Route 1), every Friday afternoon from 1:40-2:40 (including vacation week) until March 23rd.
We currently have about 10 families signed up. It would be great fun (and make the cost per family cheaper) to get more families involved. You can pay one lump sum of $109.00 per family to skate all 10 weeks, or you can pay $12.00 per family to drop in any Friday - if you use the drop-in program, please think of all the good financial karma you will receive by actually paying the drop-in fee, thank you.
The Family Ice Center is now under new management and the rates for us to reserve the rink have gone up significantly. It now costs $225.00 per hour to rent the rink (last year it cost $175.00 per hour). If we get 20+ families to pay up front for skating we will be able to rent the rink until March 23rd (10 weeks). So if you are considering joining us, please do. If more money is raised than needed to reserve the rink until March 23rd, we will either add additional Fridays or I will refund the additional money equally between the families that paid the lump sum (a benefit for paying the lump sum). If we don’t raise enough to pay through March 23rd, I will reserve the rink for as many weeks as we can afford. I’ll be sure to let you all know what happens.
For those that are interested, please make a check out to me, Julia Dodge for a total of $109.00. You can leave your check with Lisa Mainella or Deeda Burgess (there are Skating envelopes in their offices) or give your check to me. Cash is welcome as well, but please do not leave cash in the envelopes, give the cash to me. For drop-ins, please pay me (NOT the rink manager) when you come to skate. Any questions, feel free to email or call me, Julia Dodge -- email@example.com 829-3738
Thank you and I hope to see you on the ice. It is lots of fun! Julia Dodge
Girls white figure skates, great condition, strong ankle support, sharp blades, size 5. $20
The 2012 MWS Babysitters List is now available. Please email Lisa Mainella, firstname.lastname@example.org, to request a copy of this invaluable list. (01/17)
Cristina Post is looking for Waldorf-friendly childcare for her daughter beginning in September of 2012. If you have any leads or recommendations, please pass them along! My email is email@example.com and my cell is 233-2564. Thanks so much!
Need a warm hat? I am discontinuing my hat collection - all made from recycled sweaters, one of a kind and ON SALE! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-3453.(01/10)
Class of 2000 Alumnus Seeks Farmland: Experienced farming couple seeks acreage in +/- 30-minute radius of Durham, ME. Looking to expand current organic winter greens enterprise into small-scale, diversified, year-round organic vegetables. Tillable acres sought for 2011/12 season are 1-2, though situations with additional tillable acres (up to +/- 20) are a plus. Situations that include additional acreage for pasture would be ideal for longer-term use (5+ years). Land which includes other non-tillable areas (e.g. woodland, orchard, perennials) will be considered. Infrastructure, equipment, and on-site housing in reasonable repair are all definite pluses. We are most interested in securing a long-term (5+ years) lease, but will consider other arrangements for the right situation. Please contact Kelsey Herrington and Dominic Pascarelli, MWS ’00 at email@example.com or 207.319.9102 for more detailed information. (01/10)
Childcare, personal assistant available: Care provider with 10 years of experience & college education seeks employment with local families. 24 years old, pediatric and adult First Aid & CPR certified, own transportation, non-smoker, organic farmer. Childcare, personal assistant, home & farm services available e.g. nannying, cooking, housekeeping, errands, home office management, property maintenance, pet & livestock care. Contact: Kelsey Herrington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.914.0765 for more information. (01/10)
Waldorf Early Childhood Study Group: If you are interested in learning more about the magic that happens in the Waldorf Nurseries and Kindergartens and in learning more about early child development please join us in our studies. We are presently a small group of parents and educators who are interested in deepening our understanding of the Waldorf approach to early childhood education. We gather every other week in Portland. During our next meeting we will discuss beginning with a new book, On the Play of the Child by Freya Jaffke. You do not need the text for our initial meeting on February 1st. Please e-mail or call if you are interested in joining us. All are welcome! Warmly, Jessica Gebhardt, email@example.com, 207-838-1990. (01/10)
Milkweed Farm in Brunswick, ME is currently selling vegetable, meat, and medicinal herb shares for the 2012 farm season. You can read more about our farm and offerings at www.milkweedfarm.net, or call Lucretia Woodruff at home anytime (725-4554), if you have questions. (01/10)
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.