(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!
Family Businesses support Merriconeag’s Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund:
Thanks to Merriconeag parent Tricia Toms
Thanks to Merriconeag parent Tami Goodrich
Thanks to Merriconeag parent Eric Fullagar
3/4 size Klaus Mueller 210T Cello for sale. Asking $350. Our daughter used this wonderful cello for three years (saving immensely on rental fees). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing it. The cello case came with a damaged zipper but it has functioned just fine. We are interested in buying a full sized cello. Please email me if you are selling one. (05/15)
Milkweed Farm in Brunswick has lots of healthy seedlings in their greenhouse to sell. All are organic and planted using the Biodynamic calendar. We have lots of heirloom tomatoes, (Brandywine, Valencia, Striped German, Rose de Berne and more, (plus some hybrids like Sungold Cherry tomatoes and Jet Stars), Eggplant, Hot Peppers (Jalapeno, Anaheim, and Hungarian Hot Wax). Also herbs such as parsley, sage, thyme, chamomile, and mint. Tomatoes, eggplant and peppers are $3, herbs are $2.50 per plant. If you are interested you can come to the farm, or I can bring them with me to school at pick up on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Anyone interested in traveling to France this summer? How does two weeks of free housing just south of Paris sound? Here's the deal: Our exchange family is planning a two week trip to the US, one week in New York and one week in Maine, before they drop off their son for exchange. They are looking for housing in Maine from August 19- August 26. They are willing to exchange their suburban home for two weeks or pay a reasonable amount for a house to rent on the north side of Portland. Please call me if your interested to find out more. Thank you, Katy Neveu (207) 318.1798 (207) 319.7950 email@example.com (05/15)
Curious about cavies? Provide a summer home (mid June-Labor Day) for two well behaved and entertaining female guinea pigs! They come with all supplies and an appetite for greens. Applicants may contact Caroline or Henry Heyburn via firstname.lastname@example.org or a playground encounter. (05/08)
2005 Volvo XC70 Wagon, silver green. 107k miles and great condition with built in booster seats, rear facing third row = a great carpool vehicle for 6 kids (or cellos). A portion of the sale price will be donated to MWS in the buyers name, asking $8900. Alicia Heyburn email@example.com 725-8865. Test drive Monday, Thursday or Friday morning at school! (05/08)
Housesitter Wanted: We are looking for a housesitter for August 13th-August 26th to stay at our home in Freeport and care for our pets, a Golden Retriever and two cats, mow the lawn and water our gardens. Our house is located in a conservation development with hiking trails, ponds and meadows. Please call Nancy, 865-1961.(05/08)
Calling All Toys and Supplies: We are accepting donations of unwanted Waldorf style supplies for a new early childhood classroom in downtown Portland. We would most gratefully accept any art supplies (like beeswax, paper, and watercolor paints), wooden toys and dolls, play-stands, blocks, or other Waldorf style supplies that your family no longer wants in your home. Please contact Jessica Gebhardt if you have anything that you’d like to donate. (207) 838-1990. (05/08)
Gracie's Garden Cultured Vegetables. The most lovely and yummy way to obtain ones Pro-Biotics.
Are you taking care of yourself? Whether you are a gardener, office worker, person who usually does the vacuuming, athlete, musician, all of the above, your body will remember HOW you do these things and it may or may not like it! An effective and satisfying approach to self care, the Alexander Technique teaches how to unlearn habitual patterns that cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. It’s used by people of all ages and vocations to enhance the performance of daily activities, relieve the pain and stress caused by misuse of the body, and prevent injury. Julia Langham, certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, has helped me immensely over the past several months and it's high time I gave a shout out for her! Her practice is in Yarmouth, she is also great with teenagers, and has worked with many athletes and performers of all kinds. Her contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (phone 749-7458). Feel free to call me if you want an earful about the Alexander Technique or hear more about Julia. Lucy Ahearne 865-9063.(05/08)
Maypole Flower Fairies for sale: Just in time for this weekend's May Faire, Aly Fullagar is at it again....she has created 6 enchanted fairies, each holding a fairy-sized maypole....5 girl fairies, 1 boy fairy....if interested, please look for her in the parking lot or contact her directly: TheEnchantedMushroom@gmail.com or 274-0057 (05/08)
Have your boys outgrown their clothes? We need some hand-me-downs! My son is the eldest on both sides of the family, and we could use some size 7/8 hand-me-down clothes. If you'd like an excuse to clean out your closet, we will happily provide it! Please call Kristin if you can help out: 450-9698 or email@example.com. (05/08)
Chad Olcott from Apogee Adventures is encouraging Merriconeag students to apply for scholarships for their summer adventure trips. Apogee provided a great experience for last year's eighth grade trip and about six Merriconeag students have gone on one of their summer adventures (including my daughter Lily in 2008). They will also be working with this year's eighth grade for their trip. If you are interested in your student applying for a scholarship to go on one of these trips contact Chad. His contact info is: Chad Olcott, Director, Apogee Adventures, PO Box 505, Brunswick, Maine 04011, 207.725.7025, www.apogeeadventures.com. Jeff O'Brien (05/08)
Tues, Oct 14, 5:45 pm
Tues, Oct 14, 7 pm, Community Hall. Open Community Meeting: "Sharing the Strategic Plan"
Wed, Sept 15, 8 - 9 am. Couldn't make the Tuesday evening Community Meeting? Have more questions from Tuesday night's discussion about One Merriconeag? Please come for coffee to share your thoughts in a personal conversation with a few board members and staff. We want to hear from you.
Craft Blitz with Sandy Pearson:
Wed, Oct 15, 3:05 - 4:30 pm,M & M Room, Handcraft Building.
The items you make in this class will be sold at the Fall Fair, so on top of all these other reasons to come, you will feel good about supporting Merriconeag!
Children in grades 4 and up are welcome to attend the afternoon session if they are able to participate. We are not able to offer aftercare for younger siblings.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Oct 16, MS Final XC Race at Twin Brook, Cumberland, ME, CCC Invitational hosted by Greely:
3:30-Boys Team of 7 Race
4:00-Girls Team of 7 Race
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Thurs, Oct 16, 7 pm, Early Childhood Center.
Craft Social Parent Evening.
HS XC Race :
Fri, Oct 17, HS XC WMC race at St. Joseph's College.
(1:45 course walks begin, 3:00 VG, 3:30 VB, 4:00 JVG, 4:30 JVB)
See directions on blog by clicking on the link below.
EC Michaelmas Celebration:
Sat, Oct 18, 9 - 11 am, Early Childhood Center.
High School Information Evening:
Wed, Oct 22, 7 pm.
Desert Rd, Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Featuring Marisha Plotnik will present "From Clapping to Calculus" about how the foundation laid in the early Waldorf elementary years leads to a meaningful, rigorous and appropriate mathematics program in the middle and high school years. Evening also includes our high school teachers and students discussing our unique program and Beth Caputi,
our college guidance counselor, sharing her experience of working with our students, and why colleges are eager to have them. Bring your questions.