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 firstname.lastname@example.org 865-3900 Ext. 116
Deeda Burgess email@example.com 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
Designing Schools for Nature Connection & Community Involvement:
Tues, July 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
$10/person suggested donation.
Join us for an evening of exploration with Matt Bibeau, Co-Director of the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children, into how we can support the transition towards providing children with abundant opportunities to connect and learn with nature.
This event is co-hosted by Merriconeag and The Resilience Hub of Portland Maine.
Circus Smirkus at Merriconeag:
Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 & 6:00 pm,
Grade School Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
THE BIG TOP TOUR IS COMING TO TOWN
with our own high school student, Sarah Norden,
as part of the amazing cast!
TICKETS ON SALE AT ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS BEGINNING JUNE 10TH!