Parents' Memo: March 5, 2004

"The artist's awareness comprehends the whole range of existence from the unmanifest to the manifest, from boundless to boundaries. He expresses this awareness of the wholeness of life in his work; even in dealing with one idea, one object, one aspect of life, the artist breathes life into it, infusing it with a message of fullness, of infinity. The artist's presence is thus lively in his creation."-Maharishi



Congratulations to the following Destination ImagiNation teams for advancing to the State Competition:
5th Grade Girls
5th Grade Boys
6th Grade Boys
7th Grade Boys
7th/8th Grade Girls
8th Grade Boys
8th/9th Grade Boys
9th/10th Grade Boys
Div. 3 Structure Team
Our Division 3 Structure Team also received a special Creativity Award for their unique prop made from wood and glue.
Congratulations to everyone for their great work and creativity!


Night of a 1000 Prizes
Please join us on Friday, April 30th in the Maharishi School Assembly Hall for an evening filled with fantastic entertainment and fabulous prizes.
The cost to enter is $100, and you can win a trip to Paris or Hawaii, a Widescreen HD-Ready TV, a tuition waiver for one year at Maharishi School, and much much more.
For more information, please call 472-0094.


This afternoon Lower School students participated in a fun and creative diversion from their normal school routine. Earlier in the week, students picked their top 3 choices of sessions they wanted to do, from the following categories: folk dancing, creating pop-up cards, making a needle point bookmark, acting and writing a short story, making a 3-D star book, designing paper beads, amusement park science, making see-thru maracas, creating ink drawings, storytelling with stick puppets or creative drama games. Each classroom teacher, along with our specialists, chose a favorite activity to do with the children, and that is how the categories were determined.
Students were assigned 2 of their 3 choices and were given "admittance tickets" for each session. Not only was this an opportunity for creative expression, but students of all grades1-6 (single gender) were grouped together, allowing for younger and older interaction. You might want to take a moment this weekend to ask your child about this special event. There should be a lot to share!


"Consensus in our Community for the Supervision and Nurturance of our Children"
Thursday, Marach 11th, 7:30 p.m.
Lower School Library
This parent meeting will be led by Laura Bordow and Wendie Nelson. It will focus on developing mutual support between parents, and building a consensus on issues such as supervision, curfews, and organization of healthy activities. After a short introduction, parents will divide into groups by grade (and possibly by gender) to establish: 1) What issues are most important for parents, and 2) How we can work together to achieve greater success with these parenting issues. Parents enjoy the support of other families, and children enjoy the comfort of increased consistency in the community. Raising children is always a joy, but there are challenges. We look forward to an open, frank, and creative discussion, resulting in even greater achievements and fulfillment for our children.

Congratulations to all who participated in this year's Read-A-Million Minutes program. From February 1st to 19th, our students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 read 91, 319 minutes! .


If your child has a research project to do, please consider trying database services provided by the state of Iowa for students in Iowa schools. We have been working with students to show them how to find and log into the databases. The databases include: Atomic Learning (tutorials on how to use many computer applications such as Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Word, Photoshop, etc.; these would be useful for older students), ClipArt (thousands of drawings and photographs for student projects), EBSCO (magazine articles, encyclopedias and images), Multimedia Archive (photographs, graphs and charts from the Associated Press) and World Book Online.
All of these can be found online at: Most of them use the same user name and password.
User name: msae3 Password: aea15
ClipArt is the only exception. It's user name is: ia-msae3, and the password is: aea15


The School received a donation toward the purchase of a school bus from the Dr. Scholl Foundation of Northbrook, Illinois. We are required to match the donation dollar for dollar. The Middle and Upper School parents have been sending in the requested $25/child donations.
We would also like to ask the Lower School parents to please donate for this effort as well. Although younger children do not use the school bus very often, as they grow and enter Middle and Upper School, the children will benefit from a safe and reliable bus for transporting them to academic and sporting events. Please send your $25 donation to:
Grants Office
Maharishi School
804 North Third Street
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Thank you for your generosity and consideration of our fund raising efforts.
Click here for more information on the school bus effort


  • Maharishi School Store: The School Store is located in the Assembly Hall, and hours are 8:30-9:40 a.m. daily..
  • Name/Address/Phone Changes: If you have recently made a change, please inform the Lower School office at 472-9400, x1174 so we have the most up-to-date information.
  • A Theatre Cavalcade: Twenty-eight Middle and Upper School students of Maharishi School are participating in the Iowa High School State Speech Association Large Group Competition under the direction of Rodney Franz. The entries this year are very entertaining, fun and ambitious. You are heartily invited to a very full evening of entertainment by talented students in our Theatre Cavalcade, February 27th and 28th, and March 6th, 12th and 13th in Spayde Theatre at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the At Home Store and at the door.
  • Calendars for Sale: Maharishi School senior class has produced a beautiful and elegant 2004 calendar featuring photography and artwork by members of that class. Calendars are available for $10. All proceeds go toward funding the proposed senior trip to Vlodrop. Calendars are available through the Upper School office. People find that these items make wonderful gifts.
  • If the Weather is Looking Bad: Please tune your radio to KMCD 1570 AM, KIIK 95.9 FM, or KHOE 90.5 FM to listen for school closings. Also, announcements for weather cancellations will be available on the website Please do not call the radio station
    or the School.

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