"The self-referral state of consciousness is that one element in
nature on the ground of which the infinite variety of creation is
continuously emerging, growing, and dissolving."
I hope you all enjoyed Spring vacation as much as I did! It's always
refreshing to have a break to travel, to visit with family and friends, or
just to take it easy.
This is another reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled
for Thursday, April 18th in the afternoon and
Friday, April 19th all day.* At these times, there will be
no school for grades 1-6.
* Please note: Kindergarten will
be in session Thursday morning, April 18th, but not Thursday afternoon or
on Friday, April 19th. Sixth grade boys
will not have school Thursday afternoon, April 18th and will be in session
on Friday, April 19th all day. They will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences
on Thursday, April 25th, and will not have school that day.
I really encourage all of you to attend the conference with your
child's teacher, as it is an excellent opportunity to review your child's
progress and development over the past several months. You may begin
calling the Lower School office right after Spring Break to schedule an
appointment. I also wanted to remind you to take the time during
conferences to view the Spring Art Show which is on display outside each
classroom. The students' artworks express exceptional creativity and are a
delight to see. Thank you to art teacher Karen Valentine for inspiring our
children to achieve greatness!
April 27th is our annual Maharishi School Spring Fundraiser, this year
entitled "A Dream Come True Quiz Show". You will have an opportunity to
test your skill in a quiz show format. Great prizes and entertainment are
assured! Call your friends and let's get ready to meet our annual goal and
have a wonderfully entertaining event!
The answers to last week's quiz questions are: 1) C, 2) C, 3) C.
Following is another sample of questions for you to enjoy:
1) Which of the following is a James Bond film?
b. You only Live Twice
d. From Moscow with Love
2) What event brought on the "Great Depression?"
a. A shortage of Psychiatrists b.Too
c. Mets won World Series
d. Stock Market Crash
3) What is the relationship of the ghost to Hamlet in the play of the
d. Palm Reader
SENIOR TOUR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HAWKEYES
Iowa State Bank is hosting a senior tour of the University of Iowa
Hawkeyes. The Hawkeye seniors will play against Fairfield High School and
Maharishi School seniors on April 14th at 4:00 pm in the FHS Gym. Don't
miss this opportunity to come watch them play, and get autographs and
pictures taken with the Hawkeye players. Admission will be $3.00.
ALL THAT IS GOOD
by TRACY LIPTAK
Cakes are always celebratory, and with organic, GE-free ingredients, you
can provide a real treat to your loved ones. At a birthday party, Martha
Stewart, 4th grade parent and Media Specialist presented a beautiful and
delicious apple cake, frosted with pink (beet juice-tinted) buttercream,
and topped with marzipan roses. She made a fabulous contribution to a
special day. Martha generously shared the recipes so that we can make it,
When baking, remember that there are a number of common ingredients
which are genetically engineered and therefore must be organic to be safe.
For example, sugar is processed with genetically engineered agents; dairy
products are GE (BGH-free is not enough, since "You are what you eat," and
cows fed GE grain make GE milk); baking powder contains GE cornstarch; and
vanilla has GE alcohol and processing agents. Organic ingredients are the
best solution. Enjoy this lovely treat!
MARTHA STEWART'S WONDERFUL APPLE CAKE
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare three 8 inch round baking pans or or one 9 by
13 inch baking pan.
3 cups flour (part whole wheat is fine)
2 tsp, baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp, ground ginger
2 heaping TB organic soy flour
1/2 cup organic butter in medium sized pan
3/4 cup organic oil
2 tsp. organic vanilla
1 1/4 cups organic sugar
3 1/2 cups coarsely grated tart organic apples
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Add flour mixture and stir until combined. Pour into pan(s) and bake
for 30-50 minutes (depending on pan size).
We usually eat this cake plain, but it can also be frosted. I often
reduce the oil and sugar and add extra apples, up to 4 1/2 cups, and it
still comes out great.
For the center of each rose, take a small amount of organic marzipan
(which is available at Everybody's) and roll out a cone shape about 3/4
inch long, 3/8 inch in diameter at the bottom and pointed at the top.
Make petals by taking a marble sized piece of marzipan and flattening
it, making sure the edges are very thin. (The balls of your hands work
best for this). As you flatten it, shape it into a round-edged triangular
shape that looks like a rose petal.
The first petal for each rose should be wrapped completely around the
cone shape (pointed end up) to cover it.
The rest of the petals should be attached one at a time as they are
made (they start to dry out and stiffen) by pressing the bottom of the
petal to the bottom of the cone and curling back the petal slightly.
Continue adding petals and curling them around the cone and then tuning
back the tops until it looks done. I find it helpful to look at a real
rose or rose picture to get it right. Rosebuds, using only a few petals,
are also pretty.
MAHARISHI SCHOOL ENRICHMENT SPORTS
Children May Still Join Track/Cross Training!
All 3rd through 6th grade boys and girls are welcome. Great fun and
conditioning! No experience necessary! Participants may choose events such
as race walking, sprints, or long distance. Cross-training activities will
include basketball, soccer, and jump roping. Meet at the MUM Rec Center
from 8: 10-9:15 a.m., M, W, F mornings. Occasionally, weather permitting,
we will meet at the trail at North B and Zimmerman at 8:10 am on Fridays.
You will be notified on Wednesday when the Friday session will be outside.
If it ends up raining on Friday morning, come to the Rec Center.
Registration forms are outside the Lower School Office by the bulletin
board or in the office.
Coaches: Mark Soth, 472-8095 (H), 469-5911 (W) and Susie Hathaway,
Parent Volunteers are needed and welcome! For more. information, please
call Mark or Susie. Thanks!
Jump Rope Orders
Due to popular demand, we will be placing a second speed jump rope
order in a week. Please see attached order form, and return this form with
payment to the Enrichment Box in the Lower School office by Monday, April
• 2002-2003 Registration Packets: Were mailed out Thursday,
March 21st. As indicated in the packet, all financial aid applications for
families with Preschool through 11th grade students are due at FAIR no
later than April 15th. If you have not yet received your packet, please
call the Administrative Office at 472-9400, ext.1.
•Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please call for appointments for
the Parent/Teacher Conferences on April 18th and 19th. 'Magazine Database
Reminder: To log in to the EBSCO database, user name is: msae, password is
•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. The shorts need to be beige
or white colored, as stated in the uniform guidelines.
•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.
•Photos for Miss Phyllis: Miss Phyllis would love to have
pictures from the Holiday Show. If you have copies of photos you would
like to share, please bring them to the Lower School office. Thank you!
Have a great weekend!