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MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT                

  
 

Parents' Memo

A Weekly Report
on News & Events
of Maharishi
Lower School

March 8, 2002

DEAR PARENTS,  

“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

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
All parents are invited to attend their child’s class during our Spring Open House:

Grades K-2 will hold their Spring Open House on Thursday, March 14th from 10:45-11:45.

Grades 4-6 will hold their Spring Open House on Friday, March 15th from 10:45-11:45.

Ms. Siemsen’s 3rd grade will hold their Spring Open House when the class is ready to present their Animal Fair, Thursday, March 28th.

Please meet in your child’s classroom.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION
All 14 D.I. teams from Maharishi School who attended the Regional Competition on Saturday, February 23rd will advance to the State Competition on March 25th at Grinnell College. The Regional Competition was held on the campus of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, and 90 teams from around central and eastern Iowa competed. Those teams who earn first place ribbons at the State Competition will then go to World Competition held in Knoxville, Tennessee. Congratulations to our talented students!

D.I. is a worldwide creative problem solving organization. It promotes creativity by challenging teams to solve problems with more than one solution. By working in teams, participants learn teamwork, the appreciation and understanding of others, and that a group is a very powerful thinking force. It develops a sense of self-respect and respect for others through preparatory activities such as brainstorming, research, and role playing.

STUDENTS ATTEND YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
Mrs. Lynch, Ms. Vetter and Mrs. Stewart are accompanying students from grades 3−6 to the Young Writer’s Conference at William Penn College in Oskaloosa today, Friday, March 8th. This is a project Mrs. Lynch has helped to organize for the past 10 years, and she really deserves a very special “thank you.” It will be an exciting day for all−filled with sharing and discussing writing with students from other schools, listening to successful authors inspiring everyone to write, and attending small group workshops. Keynote speaker will be author Alden Carter. Mr. Carter has written many novels and nonfiction books for young adults. His book, Up Country was selected for the list “The Best of the Best: The 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Last 25 Years” by the Young Adult Library Services Division. Some of the workshops will include: “Writing for Radio,” by Mike Buchanan—KBIZ Radio, Ottumwa; “How Books are Made,” by Ottumwa Artist Shannon LeCrory; and “Adventures in Creative Writing,” by Joy Lyle and Roger Scott, instructors at Indian Hills College.

There are many students who love to write, but only two or three students could be selected to represent each class. This year’s attendees include: Atreya Dey and Joella Travis from Ms. Siemsen’s third grade; Phoebe Jones and Kenzie Wacknov from Ms. Vetter’s fourth grade girls; Matt Fleshman, Alden Rowe, Manas Kshirsagar, and Michael Dugan from Mrs. Lynch’s fourth grade boys; Mira Moore from Ms. Zmachinsky’s fifth grade girls; Peter Arnold from Mr. Fishback’s fifth grade boys; Sothea Shreck, Camille Morehead, and Emily Wofford from Ms. Boone’s sixth grade girls; and David Fulcher and Davy Huebner from Mr. Headlee’s sixth grade boys.

We know everyone will have a fulfilling day!

 SPRING FUNDRAISER
As you know, our Spring Fundraiser will be a Quiz Show Competition, where you can win fantastic prizes, including a new Toyota Echo and a year’s tuition to Maharishi School. Many people have asked if it will be possible for contributors from out of town to participate in the show, and the answer is definitely yes! Those from out of town will be able to phone in to participate, if they are unable to be in Fairfield. All details will be in the brochure which is being printed as you read this.

READ-A-MILLION-MINUTES
Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Read-A-Million-Minutes. Maharishi Lower School students read 184,497 minutes during the month of February. The total for all students in Iowa was almost fifty million minutes. Remember that the more you read, the better you read!

 WEBELOS TROOP 108 VISITS KHOE
   
by Keenan Black and Jordan Stakland

On Friday, March 1st of this year, the Webelos Troop 108 of Maharishi School visited KHOE Radio Station. The purpose of the visit was to work on the Communications Badge. Fifth grade boys Peter Arnold, Keenan Black, Yale Shaw, and Jordan Stakland met with Stan Stansberry of KHOE studio on the MUM Campus. They recorded a five minute radio show, which aired this week on Tuesday, March 5th.

 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.

Beanie Babies: Our PE teacher, Diane James, would like to use old beanie babies as bean bags in PE. If you have any that you can part with, please drop them of in the Lower School office.

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

School Uniforms: We are now offering an optional light yellow (maize) sweater vest for boys in grades K-6. You can purchase this vest directly from the Lands’ End School Uniform catalog by calling 800-469-2222. When you place your order, please remember to use our school code, which is #9000-29-74-5.

Stepping Stones for Sale: Each Stepping Stone is made and uniquely decorated by students in the Lower School. Stepping Stones are a nice addition to gardens and walkways. They make great gifts for everyone, for any occasion. They will be on sale during Spring Open House on Thursday and Friday, March 14th and 15th in the Lower School Lobby. Proceeds benefit the Gardening Program. Priced at $7.00 each. Direct questions and inquiries to Susan Mclaskey or phone 472-6823.

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 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, 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 or KICK 95.9 FM to listen for school closings. Also, announcements for weather cancellations will be available here on the school’s website on the 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.2, 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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EVERYONE IS WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL

 

BASKETBALL
AWARDS

CELEBRATION


Wednesday
March
13, 2002
7:45
pm

MUM FIELDHOUSE

We will be honoring:

Cheerleaders
Varsity Girls Basketball
Varsity & F/S Boys Basketball

Refreshments will be served!

 

 

Dharma Fundraiser

DINNER, DANCE
and VARIETY SHOW

                 March 9. 2002
                 Student Union Ballroom
                 Dinner 7:00 pm
  Vegetarian Lasagna
                      
Dance 9:00 pm    DJ Cello


TALENT SHOWCASE

           Speech Competition      Maharishi School Choir
          Lucia Rich’s Dancers     Irish Dancers
          Youth Theatre              
History Fair Winners
          Volleyball & Basketball 
Individual Performers
                  Highlights                     
Michaela Terrien
                                                                      Angali Krystofiak
                                                                   Adrian Daller
  $25 per person
    Tickets available at Somebody Cares & MUM Bookstore

 

 

2002 REGISTRATION FOR AREA
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

 


FAIRFIELD
REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD:
Saturday, March 9: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 14: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 16: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

At: First National Bank Community Room Downtown.

FEE$30.00 for first child; $10.00 each additional child wlcap of $50.00 per family (8.2 cents per day per child for the whole season)

AVOID LATE REGISTRATION OF $10.00 PER CHILD WHICH WILL BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE REGISTRATION FEE AFTER MARCH 16

 Baseball Ages: 7-12 (Birthdates between (7/31/95 — 8/ 1189)
Softball Ages: 7-12 (Birthdates between (7/31/95 — 8/1/89)
Tee-Ball Ages: 5-7
(Birthdates between (7/31/97 —
8/1/94)
Challenge League: Ages 5-18 (NO FEE) — (7/3 1/97-8/1/83) will need buddies to help in the field.

You must register your child or children at one of these times to allow us time to set up teams and order uniforms. Family must reside in the Fairfield School District boundaries for children to be eligible to play in the Fairfield Little League.

A parent or legal guardian must be present to register ALL players. You must bring legal proof of age. Only ORIGINAL NOTARIZED BIRTH CERTIFICATES are legal: NO notarized photocopies; NO hospital certs.

An additional fee of $50.00 per child will be charged to families who elect not to hel.p in the concession stand. (Concession stand duty is usually 1 two hour shift per season).

FAIRFIELD TRYOUTS

Major League Baseball & Softball: Sat. 3/23/02 & Sat. 3/30/02 (1:00 to 3:00 PM) at the Little League Complex. All players ages 10-12 must attend at least ONE TRYOUT to be eligible for the draft. All 12 year olds that attend at least 1 tryout will be drafted into the majors.

RAINDATES: Sun. 3/24/02 & 3/31/02 (Easter Weekend) from 1:00 - 3:00

PLEASANT PLAIN: Register at Fairfield (see above dates of Fairfield registration). For more in formation call Sue Carcia at 319-694-4019.

 LOCKRIDGERegister on Sat., March 9 & 16(9 am -11:30 am) at the Lockridge Community Center. For more in formation call Fred McElwee at 319-696-2026.

LIBERTYVILLERegister on Sat., March 9 (10 AM - 1 PM) at the Libertyville Senior Citizens Center. For more in formation contact Darwin Vice 693-3004.

ANY QUESTIONS - CONTACT:
Major League Baseball: John Ozimek (919-0674) or (472-7510)
Minor League Baseball: Jack Shafer (472-5045)
Minor League Softball: Brian Davisson (472-0707)
Tee-Ball: Tif Widmer (472-6738)

 

                     

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