Tuesday News - November 18, 2014

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Nordic Ski Rental Day

This afternoon, Tuesday, November 18

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Community Hall

Our 21st season of Nordic skiing is coming up quickly. In January and February (and hopefully a little longer), Grades 2 through 8 will be skiing during their regular Movement classes. It is time to get your equipment together. For newer skiers, waxless skis are recommended. On Tuesday, November 18th there will be an option to rent equipment (boots, poles skis). These are waxable and need regular care. If you are considering the Middle School ski team or the Twinbrook recreational program for the younger grades, you might want this equipment. The cost is $65 for the season. Children need to be measured and parents need to sign the forms on that day. The school will then bill you. Any questions, email John Saccone, jsaccone@merriconeag.org


Tour of Grades 1 - 8

Wednesday, November 19, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

57 Desert Rd., Freeport (Begins in Community Hall)

A distinctive feature of Waldorf elementary education is the two-hour “main lesson” period that begins each day. During this period the class focuses on a particular curriculum topic over a three-week block of time (e.g., fractions in 4th grade, geology/mineralogy in 6th grade, Civil War in 8th grade). Call 207-865- 3900, Ext. 103, or email, admissionsdirector@merriconeag.org, to sign up for this tour. We are also happy to arrange other times for you to observe  classes. . .just call.



Performed by the 7th grade class

This Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

This Friday, November 21, 10:30 a.m. (for the grades)

Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport





Merriconeag Dads' Overnight and Bonfire

Friday night, November 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Back field, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport

Merriconeag dads from all grades will be gathering in the back field at school for a bonfire/overnight. We'll cook some food, tell some stories, and generally get to know one another. A good time will be had by all. Look for an email with more information, but feel free to contact Michael Stefanakos (mainestef@gmail.com, 917.279.4646) and Scott Libby (slibby3@maine.rr.com, 207.415.7002) for more information.

Tea & Play

Friday, December 12, 2014

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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




School Community Updates

Looking for Hosts for an International Student. Merriconeag currently has two international students enrolled in our 9th grade class, one of whom needs a temporary home for the months of Jan - March, after which point, he will be moving in with another school family. If you could help us find a home for him - either by volunteering your own family, or by helping us find a compatible family within the community, please call Kristin Agudelo, the high school International Student Coordinator. There is a stipend available to help cover your extra monthly overhead (food, rent, etc.). FMI: 207-688-8989.


Wreaths and Candles from the 8th Grade: Ms. Fox's 8th Grade class is selling beautiful balsam wreaths and 100% beeswax taper candles. Please order your WREATHS & CANDLES from us by Friday, Nov. 14th. Pick up for wreaths & candles will be on Friday, Dec. 5th. To order: Complete this order form or fill out one in any of the three school offices. Once completed, leave it with payment in any of the three school offices.


Willow Pond Farm apples and cider

Final delivery: Friday, Nov 21.

Order by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20.

For order details, please see our Community Classifieds page.



Athletic News

Nordic Ski Practice begins on Monday, December 1 for Grades 6 - 12

High School Nordic: The blog for the high school Nordic team has been updated with some pre-season happenings and information, so take a peek to find out about ski swaps, schedule, etc.: http://mwsnordicskiing.blogspot.com/


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