|"The real basis of
defense is invincibility. This element of invincibility is available now
for the defense department of every nation with the discovery of the Veda
and Vedic Literature in the human physiology, which is the discovery of
the total creative potential of Natural Law, the infinite organizing power
of Natural Law, the invincible, evolutionary power of Natural Law
available in the process of evolution within everyone, where everything is
constantly progressing from the field of pure Creative Intelligence to the
material structure of the physiology.
It is now possible for every
individual to enliven this evolutionary power of Natural Law in his
awareness and live invincibility in daily life, radiate invincibility in
his environment and spontaneously provide an invincible armor for the
When individuals radiate invincibility, the whole national
consciousness becomes so strongly integrated that it is invincible. On
this ground of invincibility the defense department of any country will
have the natural, spontaneous ability to disallow the birth of an enemy,
the final target of prevention-the absolute state of freedom."-Maharishi,
"Maharishi's Absolute 7heory of Defense", pages 7&8.
Bike Fest Update
The Bike Fest is only 2 weeks away and the children are all
anticipating this great day. Remember that this is a wonderful opportunity
to get a good portion of your fundraising requirements out of the way. The
children all want to reach their field trip goals, so please help them
with ideas, phone numbers, and addresses.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE LOWER SCHOOL COMPUTER LAB
The Lower School Computer Lab has been expanded with the addition of
six PCs and special networked CDs in reading, math and spelling. New
software titles in early learning, reading, key boarding and science have
been well received and greatly enrich the curriculum.
Early exposure to computer technology cultures a receptivity that
endures a lifetime, so we want to create as charming an experience as
possible. To support this intention, we need to focus on maintaining
state-of-the-art hardware and software. Donations of Mac or PC computers,
printers, and monitors are greatly appreciated.
Carol Jarvis, the computer specialist, has a degree in computer science
and many years of work experience. She has a son, Jonathan in college, and
two children at Maharishi School, Jessica in 11th grade and Devon in 8th
SCHOOL LUNCHTIME PROGRAM
It has been brought to our attention that more students than ever
before are participating in the School's supervised Lunch Program. This
program was created as a convenience for parents who either are working,
or are not able to prepare lunch at home on a particular day. Children are
not encouraged to eat at School on a regular daily basis. The following
excerpt from the Student and Parent Handbook may serve as a
reminder of the School's lunch policy:
Home is the basis of children's education at Maharishi School.
Children should be devoted to home, to mother and father, and to
their teachers. With love, reverence, and respect the child grows
in energy, intelligence, and devotion which provide great security
in life and are necessary for the growth of enlightenment. The
parent's attention is most important for the child's growth and
evolution. For this reason the School has adopted an extended
lunch hour to allow time for students to go home and have lunch with their
parents. All parents are encouraged to take full advantage of this
valuable time to be with their children.
It is understood that many children enjoy being with their friends over
the lunch hour, and an occasional lunch at School can be fun. Because we
only have proper supervision to cover a certain number of children during
the lunch hour, when an entire class decides to stay as a group for lunch,
supervision may be inadequate. If parents know ahead of time that most of
the class wants to stay for lunch (on field trip days or for a fum treat),
please arrange for one or two parents to help supervise lunch with the
children on that day.
Currently our lunch time supervisors are Tina and Kevin Riley. The
Rileys are parents of Forrest, who is in Ms. Siemsen's class. Tina and
Kevin are joined at 12:25 pm by Lower School Principal, Tony Hallen.
Together Tina, Kevin and Tony provide a well-structured and
well-supervised lunch program, but when the numbers get too high, it can
be a challenge. We want to continue providing the Lunch Program as a
service to parents, therefore your cooperation in limiting your child's
attendance and/or in helping to supervise large groups is greatly
A MUSICAL NOTE FROM MISS PHYLLIS
Another banner year for Maharishi School music is in the works! We
have so many musical activities planned for this year I hope to be able to
update you on a regular basis. Currently in the Lower School we have
Kindergarten through sixth grade music classes, two choirs, a separate
Concert Choir Boys rehearsal, two orchestra programs, and four sectional
instrument rehearsals every week. The Middle School is developing a very
nice Concert Choir, and 7th and 8th grade have music classes one quarter a
year, a guitar workshop and Advanced Orchestra! Several of our Lower
School students are in Advanced Orchestra this year, also!
I just sent in the audition tapes for OPUS State Honor Choir. Our 5th
and 6th grade participants learned an advanced audition, and they
performed beautifully. I will know the results by mid-October,
This year we will be performing for many events, both vocally and
instrumentally. Please support your child's interest in music and help
them prepare for all our events. Thank you so very much for your support!
If you want to help out even more, please let me know and I will make sure
you receive notices about our Music Committee meetings. Your input is
Thank you-Miss Phyllis.
SCHOOL STORE-NEW ITEM
Get ready for fall. Treat yourself and your daughter to a pair of warm
"Rumba" legwarmers. They are soothing and warm, without being restraining.
Made of an ultra soft blend of 98% natural cotton and 2% lycra with
vertical ribbing, they are flattering to the body, These full-length
legwarmers are without stirrups.
For Lower School the legwarmers are available in the colors 'butter'
and 'forest' for $18 a pair. For Middle and Upper School they are
available in the colors 'terra-cotta' and 'olive' for $20 a pair.
ENRICHMENT SPORTS NEWS
Attention all 3rd and 4th Grade Girls!
Third and 4th Grade Girls' Volleyball begins on Tuesday, October 1 st
at the Field House. Please see attached registration for more information.
Come and join the fun! No experience neccessary! For more
information, please call Susie Hathaway at 472-9548
• Scholastic Book Fair: September 27, 30, and October 1. of
good books will be available for sale for children of all ages. Come to
the Book Fair and start the school year with a good book to read!
• School Uniform Update: Regarding backordered items from
Dennis Uniform: If you have a girl's blouse, plaid jumper or skirt on
backorder, these items will be delivered in mid-October. If you any
questions on your order, or on sweater ordering information, please
contact the Lower School at 472-9400, ext 2.
• PE Reminder: Please make sure that you write your child's
name in the PE uniform!
• School Store: Located in the Assembly Hall, the School
hours are 9:00-9:45 a.m., 12:30-1:00 p.m., or by appointment (call Julie
Blum at 472-3757). The store carries school supplies, New Horizon Organic
Strawberry Milk, Lady's Fabulous Pumpkin Bread, also 16 oz and 32
sport/bike drinking bottles, t-shirts and sweat shirts, all with
Maharishi School logos. Come see us soon!
• Very Early Afternoon Program: Moms may attend a
ladies' group program at 2 p.m. every school day in building 110 (central
upstairs lobby). It is highly recommended to do program with the larger
group in the Dome, but if that is not possible, this is another option for
group program. Doors are open from 1:55-2:03 p.m., and you can finish in
time to pick your. children up after school.
Have a great weekend!