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MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT                

  
 

Parents' Memo

A Weekly Report
on News & Events
of Maharishi
Lower School

February 22, 2002

DEAR PARENTS,  

The purpose of man’s life is to gain a state of unlimited energy, intelligence, power, creativity, and bliss.”—Maharishi

During last Friday’s Lower School Assembly, we had the Bike Fest Awards Celebration. It was a time to honor all the success Lower School students had in riding miles and raising funds for the School. A lot of enthusiasm was generated, as students received their awards. Thank you, parents, for your great support of this most important School fundraiser.

The Friday Assembly began, as always, with selected students being given Special Recognition Awards, which had been nominated by their teachers. Award recipients on February 15th were: fourth graders Gabrielle Lamoureux, Phoebe Jones and Raina Dollive; fifth grader Angela Jones; and sixth grader Michael Dearborn. Fifth grade teacher, Ms. Zmachinsky, was given an award by her class for being a wonderful, fun teacher.

Congratulations to everyone!

NO SCHOOL
Please be reminded that per our school calendar, there will be no school on Friday, March 1st, due to Faculty Development. You may always check here on the school’s website to view the newsletters or the school calendar.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE NEWS
We are finalizing plans for our big Spring fundraiser—a very exciting evening of fun and prizes. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

READ-A-MILLION-MINUTES
This week our students read 46,500 minutes. Ms. Vetter’s fourth grade girls are leading our School with 26,721 minutes read since February 1st. We congratulate every student for doing a great job reading and remembering to turn in your minutes to your teacher. This is the final week of reading for Read-A-Million-Minutes, so read as much as possible! We can count all minutes read and turned in until the last day of February, which is next Thursday.

The total minutes read by all grades in our School for the first three weeks of February is 118,407. During the first two weeks of February, students all over Iowa have read 20 million minutes!

Check the newsletter next week for new reading minute totals.

MAHARISHI SCHOOL SPEECH AND DRAMA
PROGRAM WINS AT ALL-STATE
The Maharishi School Speech and Drama Program will pre­sent “A Theatre Cavalcade,” a performance of the entries in the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group Competition. All nine pieces received the highest rating possible from the judges at the State level competition in Pella. At the All-State Festival in Ames on February 16th, our School received two Critic’s Choice Awards, for our Reader’s Theatre, “A Shakespearean Tapestry,” and for the hilarious Group Mime “Wallflower Row.” This is a very special achievement, and we invite you to come and enjoy seeing all the wonderful perfor­mances.

The evening’s award-winning performances will include “Mary Stewart,” a one act play; “Visions of Light” and “Harlequinade,” Upper and Middle School choral readings; “A Shakespearean Tapestry,” three mimes, and two delightful perfor­mances of Musical Theatre, renditions of “The Boy Friend” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” Come and experience a fun and inspiring evening!

The performances will be held this weekend, February 22 and 23, and March 1 and 2 in Spayde Theatre on the MUM campus, beginning promptly at 7:30pm. Late corners will be seated after the One Act Play, approximately at 8:10 pm. Tickets are available at the MUM Bookstore, Somebody Cares and at the door.

DI STUDENTS GO TO REGIONAL FINALS
Destination ImagiNation is a non-profit corporation offering a global, youth-centered, creative problem-solving program. The Destination ImagiNation program has two components:

1) "Instant Challenges"— Instant Challenges require students to solve a challenge on the spot. With this component, students learn creativity skills, divergent and convergent thinking, risk taking, time awareness, and cooperation, besides having just plain fun.

2) "Team Challenges" —Teams use art, technology, performance, and real- world relevance, as they work on one of the Team Challenges. The teams work on their solutions for several months, but their solution is not complete until they receive the final improv prop from the judges just before the presentation.

This week, all Lower School students had an opportunity to see this year’s teams perform their wonderful, creative programs, before they go to the Regional Finals this Saturday in Cedar Rapids. The different groups are as follows:

Fourth Grade, "Art of Improv": Eric Caplan, Theo Shier, Michael Magee, and Alden Rowe.

Fifth Grade Girls, "On Holiday": Nathalie Ferre, Nofiya Denbaum, Katie Dinkle, and Christy Thomas.

Fifth Grade Boys, "StranDId": Yale Shaw, Tye Huggins, Mihir Palakurthi, Keenan Black, Jordan Stakland, Josh Posner, and John DeAngelis.

Fifth/Sixth Grade Boys, "Art of Improv": Simon Brooks, David Boyle, Sam Johnson, David Fulcher, and Juergen Schooner.

Fifth/Sixth Grade Girls, "On Holiday": Amy Christensen, Jessica Pollack, Yelana Loiselle, Ellora Hans-Price, Lanie Goldstein, Emily Wofford, and Talia Winningham.

Sixth Grade, "StranDId": Michael Dearborn, Nathaniel Alexander, Luke Hillis, Dominc Rabalais, Dassan Verstrepen, and Benji Jones.

There are also eight Middle and Upper School teams. Good luck to everyone!

ALL THAT IS GOOD: PIZZA!
By Tracy Liptak

Pizza pleases like almost nothing else. It would be so wonderful if there were a great pizza parlor in town that made fabulous, fresh, hot organic pizza for us all to enjoy; but alas, it hasn’t happened yet. Fortunately, the best pizza comes from home, made with high quality ingredients and served right out of the oven. The cook gets a lot of credit, too. So if you need a boost with your children, be the one who makes it! Pizza is simple to make. allows for infinite variations, and makes everybody happy).

BASIC PIZZA DOUGH
1 TB Red Star yeast (the company has stated that their yeast is not GE)
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups organic white flour
1 cup organic whole wheat flour (or any combination of flour totaling 3 cups)
3/4 cup warm water
11/2
t. salt
1 TB organic olive oil

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Combine everything and knead (this can be done by hand or in a food processor). Put in a bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled, approximately 1 hour. Roll out on a baking sheet which has been lightly oiled with additional olive oil, and sprinkled with organic semolina. Brush lightly with olive oil and top as desired.

BASIC TOMATO SAUCE

Tomatoes aggravate all the doshas, so as your pizza eaters’ palates grow more sophisticated, consider reducing the amount of tomato sauce and trying other toppings for your pizzas.

Cucumbers are said to help balance out the effects of tomatoes, so include them in the salad accompanying the pizza.

2 TB organic olive oil
pinch of hing
1 3/4 lb. diced organic tomatoes
1  t.
dried basil
1/2
t. dried oregano
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
pinch of cayenne (opt.)
1/2
t. fennel seeds
1/4
t. thyme

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add hing and stir briefly. Add the tomatoes and all other ingredients. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer until thick, about 30 minutes. Cool.

PIZZA INSTRUCTIONS
Cover pizza dough with tomato sauce. Put on any desired toppings (i.e., grilled vegetables, pineapple, etc.). Sprinkle 8 oz. grated organic mozzarella on top.

Bake at 450 for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

VARIATIONS
1. Add quartered artichoke hearts.

2. Pesto Pizza: Puree 1 cup fresh basil; a pinch of hing; 2 TB pinenuts, almonds or pecans; 1/2 cup organic ricotta or homemade panir; and salt and pepper to taste. Prick the crust with a fork and bake for about 8 minutes. Then spread the pesto over the crust and bake a few more minutes until it is heated through.

3. Fresh ‘Tomato Pizza: Core two large ripe organic tomatoes and slice them thinly. Lay them on paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Line the dough with concentric circles of slightly overlapping tomato slices. Sprinkle with 1 t. fresh oregano leaves, salt and pepper. Mix 1 TB organic olive oil with a pinch of hing and drizzle over the tomatoes. Bake for about 12 minutes.

4. Pizza Margherita: Core and dice two large organic tomatoes and distribute them evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with 1/2 t. salt and 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil leaves. Sprinkle with 5 oz. organic mozzarella. Bake for about 15 minute.

5. Mexican Pizza 1: Use organic salsa, roasted chilies (if desired), and organic Monterey Jack. Bake for about 15 minutes.

6. Mexican Pizza 2: Top with organic plum tomatoes, organic green pepper, oregano, cilantro and organic Monterey Jack. Bake for 15 minutes.

7. Ratatouille: Top pizza with ratatouille and organic mozzarella. Bake for 15 minutes.

8. Grate zucchini and add to tomato sauce.

9. Grill or broil vegetable slices and put on top of tomato sauce. Cover with organic mozzarella.

10. Replace some or all of the mozzarella with homemade panir.

11. Use your imagination!

VISITORS PARKING
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
Please remember that the turn-around in front of the school is for dropping off and picking up passengers only. Please do not park along the curb at any time. If you need to come into the school building for a short time (15 minutes), you may park in the visitor spaces on the south side of the turn-around. If you need to park for a longer time, please park at the Field House. The staff and faculty at the school have been asked to keep the spaces in the turn-around open for visitors, and for pick-up and drop-off. We also need the cooperation of parents in keeping this area clear for these purposes, and for the safety of our children. Thank you very much.

PE NEWS
In the next few weeks, all of the students will be learning rope skipping in PE class. Those who were introduced to it this week did very well! For those of you interested in purchasing a jump rope locally, you can buy rope by the foot from TSC on Burlington. To measure for the correct length, put one end of the rope even with the shoulder, have your child stand with both feet on the rope, and bring the other end even with the other shoulder. This is a good length for a beginning jumper. The children will gain a great deal of skill and confidence if they can practice jumping rope at home. The rope that we use in PE is a gold nylon rope for $69 a foot. If you have any questions, please call Susie Hathaway at 472-9548.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
PE Requirement: Please make sure that your child has a pair of clean PE shoes, to be kept at school. Also, it is recommended that girls wear shorts underneath their jumpers for PE, which need to be beige or white colored, as stated in the uniform guidelines.

Enrichment Programs: If you have questions regarding the Enrichment Program, please call Mark Soth at 469-5811, ext. 105, or the PE Department at 472-9400, ext. #5535. ,The Lower School office usually does not have the information.

Basketball Punch Passes for ten games are available for purchase in the Athletic Department or at the door at a cost of $25 per pass. This price applies to all faculty, staff and students.

Basketball Games: Please remember that Lower School students attending basketball games at the Field House need to be supervised by an adult at all times!

Please Bake Cookies: To offer our teachers an extra treat during the day, we would like to ask parents to bake cookies on a regular basis for our new Teacher’s Lounge. A batch of fresh, delicious cookies once or twice a week would create a lot of bliss! Please call the office at 472-9400, ext.#l 174 if you would like to sign up for a certain day.

• If the Weather is Looking Bad: Please tune your radio to KMCD 1570 AM, KICK 95.9 FM, or KHOE 90.5 FM to listen for school closings. Also, announcements for weather cancellations will be available here on the school’s website at www. maharishischooliowa.org/ on the main announcements page or at the website www.RadioVillage.com. Please do not call the radio station or the School.

Name/Address/Phone Changes: If you have recently made a change, please inform the Lower School office at 472—9400, ext #1174, so that we have the most up-to-date information.

•Grown-up Lost and Found Items: We have quite a few keys, car keys, sunglasses, and other small items in our lost-and-found drawer. if you are missing something, please come and check!

                              Have a great weekend!


 


 
Laura  

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CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE FOR
A DREAM COME TRUE
THE MAHARISHI SCHOOL SPRING FUNDRAISER 2002
(COMING UP SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 7:45 PM)

* A Quiz Show Format (Details will follow in the Brochure)
         
Multiple choice questions will cover a range of topics.

* Great Prizes and entertainment with your hosts:
          JOHN and ELAINE SPEER, MARIO ORSATTI, CHRIS BUSCH, and ANDY  MACKENZIE.

* FIRST PRIZE! (Choose One) MAHARISHI KNOWLEDGE PACKAGES

     1. $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP: TO MAHARISHI SCHOOL or MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY of MANAGEMENT!
     
      2. MIX and MATCH a package that can include PANCHAKARMA, JYOTISH and YAGYAS!

      3. HOUSE PLAN FOR A MAHARISHI STHAPATYA VEDA HOME!

ACTION / ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES

     1. TOYOTA ECHO: BRAND NEW 2002!

      2. A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO

      3. GOLF PACKAGE: new golf clubs, membership to local Fairfield country clubs and trip to resort.

PLUS

A SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE & many fabulous DOOR PRIZES!

$100 ENTERS YOU IN THE COMPETITION
 (THE ENTRANCE FEE GOES TOWARD YOUR FUNDRAISING NEEDS.)

IT'S A WIN / WIN SITUATION!!

We are hoping each parent can sell at least two tickets to help make this a SUCCESSFUL EVENT. Please contact the Development Office at 641- 472-0094

email devt@msae.edu

 

 

Maharishi University of Management,

Institute of Maharishi Gandharva VedaSM Music

presents

Piano Recital

by Professor Rfldiger Steinfatt

Tuesday, March 12, 8:00 P.M.

Maharishi University of Management,

Yagyavalkya 6

Program:

  • W. A. Mozart     Sonata K. 331 in A major
  • W. Kempff         Sonata op. 47 in g minor
  • F. Schubert      Impromptu op. 90 No. 4 in a flat major
                              Impromptu op. posth. in e flat minor
  •  L. van Beethoven    Sonata op. 53 in C major    (Waldstein)
  • "Not often is the piano sound so songful and sensitive in its expression." 
                                                                                               
    (Erfurt)
    "One experienced the delight of a most highly convincing rendition."
                                                                                             
    (Lucerne)

    "A technically superior and multi-hued, penetrating interpretation."
                                                                                                 
    (Wiesbaden)

    "One felt radiance, the spark was ignited." (Westfálische Rundschau)

    Admission: General: $10
    M.U.M. faculty, staff, students, and CCP: $5

    For more information,
     call the Division of Continuing Education at 641-472-1135

     

                         

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