Parents' Memo: June 4, 2004
"A strong individual, a strong mind, will be promoting only solutions; he will radiate that quality of life in his environment which will not give rise to problems. Strength creates a fertile field for progress."-Maharishi
It is hard to believe that this is the last Friday Parents' memo you will be receiving for the 2003-2004 School year. Next week will be very full with 6th grade graduation, Junior Olympics, field trips, end-of-the-year parties and desk and room cleaning;
therefore, I will say my good-byes now and express to you my deep appreciation. I feel great love for all our Lower School families, and each week as I write this letter, I feel I am talking to my friends. You have given me continual support and encouragement
throughout the year, and I thank you so much for all your kindness.
MUSIC FOR PEACE
A new musical tradition will start today, June 4th. The annual end-of-the-year concert, previously known as "The Parents Appreciation Concert", will become "Music for Peace" -a gift from the choir and instrument students to Maharishi
School.Starting with this concert, the music department will ask for a suggested $2 donation at the door. This concert will support Maharishi School's music programs and its mission to help maintain peace-creating groups in India. Please remember these
rehearsal dates for Friday, June 4th:
IMPORTANT NOTICE- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please be informed that on the last 3 days of school, there will be no lunch served in Maharishi School Assembly Hall. We do not want to inconvenience you in any way, but end-of-the-year events create a conflict with use of the Assembly Hall. On Wednesday,
June 9th, there will be a farewell luncheon for several retiring teachers/staff. On Thursday, June 10th, there is a Senior Farewell Assembly, and on Friday, June 11th, there is Lower and Middle School Graduation.
SCHEDULE FOR GRADUATION DAY
Sixth grade Graduation is on June 11th at 10:30 am. As was noted in the 2003-2004 school calendar, the following schedule will be observed in order for Lower School teachers to attend the
graduation of those students they have had in previous years:
On Tuesday, June 8th, all Lower School students will participate in an outdoor field day. Junior Olympics, an annual Lower School end-of-the-year tradition, will group teams of 10-12 children, mixed in age from K-6, under different countries. The 10
teams include England, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Mexico, Zambia, Bahamas, Chile, Thailand, and France. There is a teacher assigned to each country, and 6th grade students have been placed in a leadership role as team captains.
Important points (further details will be sent home with your child the day before Junior Olympics)
We are looking forward to a great day to celebrate the end of this successful school year.
To sign up and for more information, please call the Development Office at 472-0094, or Dell Hipp at 472-7404.
Congratulations to the Maharishi School D.I. teams for excellent performances at the Global Finals in Tennessee. The Upper School boys' "Hip Hop Opera" took 3rd place; the 5th grade "Fluffy Coconuts" earned 4th; and the 8th grade
"Sea Monkeys' Ocean Adventure" took 5th place in keen competition with up to 70 teams in each division. The 7th grade "Dust Bunnies" came in 11th, with the 5th grade boys finishing at 20th.
PIONEER DAY CAMP
This summer, Maharishi School will again offer a fun-filled and exciting camp for children ages 2-9. There will be two groups to provide age-appropriate activities; one group for Preschool, and one for children entering Kindergarten through fourth grade.
Activities will include pottery, movement, arts and crafts, and swimming.
SCHOOL BUS FUNDRAISER
We have received $3,500 of our $5,000 goal to match the donation by the Dr. Scholl Foundation for a new school bus. We all know how important reliable transportation is for our students, as they travel to and from school events. Ask your friends, relatives
and other community members please to help contribute to our bus fundraising project.
MAHARISHI SCHOOL GREENHOUSE PRODUCE AVAILABLE TO PARENTS
The wonderful produce grown in our Maharishi School Greenhouse, enlivened by the sounds of nature, freshly picked and pesticide free, is sold every Tuesday afternoon from 3:20 p.m. on, at the bus stop in front of Maharishi School. Whatever produce is left will be sold in front of the Ladies' Dome from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Some of the greens available right now are lettuce mix, spinach, kale and chard for $3.50 a bag, and different fresh herbs. Kettle corn is also available for purchase.
ENLIGHTENED CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WEBSITE
Our Enlightened Children's Literature website is online and available for summer reading suggestion! Visit this website at www.mumstudents.org/~childrens_literature. There are links to sites of interest to parents, teachers and students, and most importantly, lists of recommended children's books. Students will also be able to post reviews of books they have read and would like to recommend to others. Visit the website and send us your feedback!
This Wednesday, Judy Bar-Shimon, Youth Services Librarian at the Fairfield Public Library, visited Lower School classes to explain the Summer Reading Program. The theme this year for children entering grades K-5 is "Discover New Trails At Your
Library". The program will begin on Saturday, June 5th with a roundup from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the public library. There will be square dancing, music by Fiddling Granny, and wagon rides! The reading program continues until July 30th.
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