Fall Fair and Open House - November 5th & 6th, 2010
What is the Fall Fair?
Many parents in our school were first introduced to Merriconeag, and to Waldorf Education, by attending our infamous Fall Folkcraft Fair. For the past twenty-six years, this Fair has brought together our greater community for a daylong celebration of the season, with fine crafts, music, food, puppetry, outdoor games, and unique entertainment for the whole family. This year, the Fair is on Saturday November 6th, with a preview sale on the prior Friday evening. This is a mandatory school day for all students – it is also one everyone looks forward to!
Besides being a community-building and outreach event, the Fall Fair also raises money for the operating budget. Merriconeag, like most independent schools, cannot rely solely on revenue from tuition for our operating expenses. The cost of our education would be out of reach for many families if we did. The school, therefore, relies on a variety of fundraisers to supplement the operating budget, and we rely on your involvement to make this all happen.
In the Development Office we strive to meet the school’s fundraising goals while maintaining realistic expectations of our parent’s time and energy. By sharing the Fair responsibilities across the whole school, and coordinating the efforts with support from the Development and Public Relations Offices, we hope that our volunteers will find their efforts deeply enriching and rewarding. We are thrilled to announce that the Fair Coordinating Committee is comprised of Melisa Thompson Walker, Victoria Stefanakos, Deeda Burgess and Lynne Espy.
We encourage everyone to volunteer and get involved with the fair for the following reasons: the joy and excitement the children have for this event, the camaraderie of parents working side by side, the new faces you will see that are full of amazement and admiration for our community, the smiling alumni and their parents, the meeting and greeting of many friends, and the support for all that we value in choosing Waldorf education for our children.
We thank you for the many ways you participate in the life of the school. Please let us know if you are interested in helping in any way with the Fall Folkcraft Fair.
Lynne Espy email@example.com 865-3900 Ext. 116
Deeda Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org 865-3900 Ext. 105
Class Roles at the Fair
Early Childhood Children’s Indoor Crafts
First Grade Parent-Made Crafts
Second Grade Falling Leaves Café
Third Grade Outdoor Games
Fourth Grade Outdoor Decorations/Pocket People
Fifth Grade Lunch
Sixth Grade Lunch
Seventh Grade Preview Night
Eighth Grade To be advised
High School To be advised
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Dec 11, 18
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. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or email@example.com
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Wed, Dec 11, 7:00 pm.
Tues. Dec 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Hall.
Wed, Dec 18, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
Join us for a delightful evening of music. The concert begins at 5:30 and all students in grades 2-12 are expected to arrive no later than 5:15 with all necessary music and instruments. Upon arrival, students should bring their string and wind instruments backstage to the band rehearsal room.
(Students in 5 - 12 dress in black & white. Students in 3 & 4 may wear concert attire in festive colors. Gr 2 students wear their Santa Lucia attire.)
Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 am, Community Hall.
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:
Fri, Dec 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Gather in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 pm)
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. Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
Fri, Dec 20: 12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12
Mon, Dec 23 through Fri, Jan 3 School is closed for winter break.
Classes resume on Jan 6.