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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!
Fresh Local Food from our Community
Full Pantry ~ Spring Forage ~ Milkweed Farm and Swallowtail Farm will be joining forces again to offer a Spring version of the Full Pantry. The share will be 6 weeks, starting Thursday April 3-May 8. It will include spring greens such as arugula, spinach, and lettuces, plus some foraged greens, eggs, fresh dairy each week (milk, yogurt, fresh cheese and greek yogurt), meat (whole roaster chicken, beef or pork weekly) prepared homemade foods such as soups, biscuits, granola and other goodies. Plus an herbal preparation just right for spring cleansing, or an herbal body product such as soap or face cream. 6 weeks $600. We have a very a limited number of these shares. Email or call Lucretia Woodruff at www.milkweedfarm.net, 725-4554
Become a member of Milkweed Farm this season: We are a small family farm committed to growing healthy, delicious food for our children and the local community. Our Farm shares include vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, fruits (rhubarb, strawberries, melons), and flower bouquets from late May through September. We also offer egg and meat shares (pork and turkey). This year we will be offering a Freeport drop off for Merriconeag families. To find out more about our farm and practices or to download our 2014 application, please check out our website, www.milkweedfarm.net. You can also contact Lucretia Woodruff at 725-4554 with any questions.
The costume room is in need of sturdy hangers. If you have any non-wire hangers to donate, please leave them in the boxes provided in the lower and upper school. Thank you!
Workshop “Honoring Ancestors, Empowering Yourself”
Returning to Maine and looking for a great place to live: I am a single executive man with a low impact lifestyle.
Summer child care and/or housesitting available in Portland area. I am a 26 year-old Maine native, starting a family nurse practitioner program at Yale at the end of August, with a background in international development and community organizing (my BA is from Brown). I am going to spend the summer in Portland to be with family and am looking for summer babysitting work (I have babysat on the side for the past 10 years, ages ranging from infant to 12 years old). I am also interested in housesitting for periods, as my parents' home is cozy! I am available from May 1 - Aug. 15. Very happy to provide references, resume, etc. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (04/01)
Seeking Nanny. I am seeking a nanny for 30 hours/week in Portland starting in September for my son, who will be seven months old then, for Monday - Wednesday 8:30-5:00 and Thursday 8:30-1:00 (exact times somewhat flexible). Pay negotiable. If interested, please email Riikka at email@example.com. (03/25)
Canoe Paddle for youth; 48 inches, Old Town brand, made in Canada, varnished wood, very lightly used. $30
House and Pet Sitter needed for Barhams over April break. Please call 433-0124 or email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. (03/18)
Hi fellow Waldorf moms, I'm in search of a stay-at-home mom who would be interested in watching my daughter, Ellie on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8am-5pm. She is 19 months old. We live in Freeport and I commute to Portland on those days. I'd prefer to find someone closer to portland, but would consider anywhere in between Freeport and Portland. If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com.Thank you, Erin Lamour (03/18)
Freeport - One Bedroom Apartment, above garage. Easy access to trails and MWS via trails. Only a few minutes to downtown Freeport and I295. Private entrance. Parking available. Yard. Large bedroom closet. No smoking. Dogs considered. (A big, friendly dog is on the premises.) Sewer and snow removal included. Tenant responsible for electricity, heat, hot water, cable/internet/phone and trash removal. Washer/dryer included. $850.00. Call Shawne or Fuzz (#865-3185)or email firstname.lastname@example.org (3/18)
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.