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Parents’ Memo 2006-2007

November 10, 2006

The Parents’ Memo is our Lower School newsletter for the parents of the students.
This Memo comes out each week with the news of the past week as well as future events and items of interest for the parents.

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“Cosmic law is that absolute state of pure consciousness which knows no change. It is the basis of all the Laws of Nature and through them maintains the status quo of the different strata of creation, at the same time evolving every strata and thereby maintaining the stream of evolution in
conformity with the cosmic purpose.”—Maharishi


Dear Parents


I have heard from several teachers about how much they enjoyed meeting with each parent last week during parent/teacher conferences.

As you know, this is a twice a year occurrence and provides an excellent opportunity to find out how your child is doing in class.

Please be reminded that communication between the home and school is vital to your child’s development, and does not have to occur only during conference time.

If you ever have any question regarding such things as what your child is learning, how they are getting along with other children, or how to help motivate them more with their homework, please don’t hesitate to call the Office and leave a message for your child’s teacher to return your call. With proper communication, any area of concern can be addressed and solutions can be found.


We would like to thank everyone who has turned in their Bike Fest pledge money. If your child still has any outstanding pledges, please help him/her to collect them as soon as possible.

A nice gesture would be to have your child write a thank you note to those who sponsored him/her. Many parents have done this in the past and have used the Bike Fest as an occasion to teach their children proper etiquette.


We would like to highlight classroom lessons and activities that incorporate the SCI Principles/Fundamentals or some other aspect of Maharishi Vedic Science for the parents.

As you know, our students learn about SCI, Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, Sanskrit, Vedic Math and Maharishi Gandharva Veda music as they experience the value of Consciousness-Based education each day. These highlights will provide you with a glimpse into your child’s education.

Ms. Boone’s Primary Girls Class
The first and second grade girls have been having fun in SCI. For the principle “The Nature of Life is to Grow,” the girls watched larvae grow into painted lady butterflies.

It was very exciting for them to come to school each day and see the different stages of growth. Each larvae grew and turned into a chrysalis and then finally emerged as a butterfly.

The girls are now learning about the principle “Life is Found in Layers.” The rainforest, with its many different layers of nature, is a wonderful example of this principle. They are learning so much about the importance of the rainforest for the balance and well-being of our earth.


During the winter holiday season, Maharishi School will be offering winter camp activities to allow parents to participate in the historic Invincible America Course. With a trained staff of counselors, age-appropriate activities will provide fun and creative winter enrichment.

By utilizing classroom space in our beautiful Maharishi School and recreational space on the M.U.M. campus, activities will include indoorgames, creative crafts, music, movement and outdoor fun. Children who practice their Word of Wisdom or Maharishi Transcendental Meditation program will do their practice with other students from around the country.
Camp Dates: Friday, December 22 – Sunday, January 7 
(No camp Christmas Day or New Years Day)
Ages Accepted: 5–12 years old (grades k-6)
Daily Hours: 7:10 am–12:10 pm; 4:40 pm–6:40 pm
Location: Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium
Cost: Morning Session-$27/session;$324/full 15 days(staff/faculty rate) $20/session; $243/full 15 day Afternoon Session-$10.00/session $135/full 15 days $7.50/session $100/full 15 days

* Parents with more than one child, subtract 10% from total cost. To Register: For more information and to register, please contact our Preschool Director, Nancy Schill, at 641-472-9400, ext. 5100, or you may email Nancy at nschill@msae.edu. By registering as soon as possible, we will be prepared for all the children.author’s party in the morning and will be at the Roller Rink in the afternoon.

Mrs. Denbaum’s Upper Elementary Boys will celebrate with a party dressed in Halloween costume.

Please note: There will be NO Festival Singers or Concert Choirs for girls on the 31st, due to Halloween field trips and festivities. (However, Pioneer Boys choir will meet on Thursday, November 2, as usual).


With the colder weather rapidly approaching, the following message seems timely. If a child has a fever, it is best to keep him/her home until he/she is free of a temperature for 24 hours. Often when a child has a fever during the night, he/she will feel fine in the morning but quickly lose energy as the day progresses.

When there is illness, it is important to REST! A child
who is sneezing and/or coughing frequently is highly contagious and should stay home.

Another important point is hand washing. One of the best and easiest ways to prevent the spread of illness is through regular hand washing. In addition, please send the children to school dressed appropriately for the colder weather—hats, gloves, a warm jacket or coat, and boots when necessary.


As you all know, winter is just around the corner. If you wake up one cold, snowy morning and find either a lot of snow, ice (or even severe fog), here is what to do to find out if school is in session: Tune your radio to KMCD 1570 AM or KIIK—96.5 FM, on your dial. All Maharishi School closures will be announced as early as possible.

Please do not call the radio station or the School Office. You can also logon to www.radiovillage.com. It might be helpful to post this information in a convenient location in your home to be referred to at a later date.

Depending on the weather, School may start late, end early, or be cancelled completely. Please note that at times, in the middle of a school day, it might be necessary to dismiss school early. If the weather is severe in the morning, we will not have students return after lunch. When you notice worsening weather conditions, it is very important to stay tuned to the above mentioned radio stations. This information will be broadcast as soon as we have reached a decision. Again, please do not call the radio station.

If there is time, we will activate all Lower School phone trees.


If you have ever spent an hour or two in a Lower School classroom, you probably have left feeling good! Being around our children is a joyful experience and leaves one feeling very uplifted.

Some of our younger students need additional one-on-one support to be more successful with their academics, and the nurturing attention of parents in the classroom can be very helpful. Please come and feel the bliss and volunteer one or two
hours a week in a Lower School class.

Teachers need help reading stories to children, listening to children read, etc. For more information, or to help out, call Wendie Nelson at 472-9400, ext. 5077.


Thanksgiving Holiday: Please be informed that there will be no school from Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24.

Senior Trip Fundraiser: The Senior Class is raising money for their senior trip by selling the traditional Maharishi School
calendar, as well as fresh holiday wreaths and garlands.. Depending on size and type of greenery, prices range from $10-$40. Contact any senior or call Nancy Bellmer at 472-1956

Name/Address/Phone Changes: If you have recently made a change, please inform the Lower School office at 472–9400, x1174, so wehave the most up-to-date information.


Have a great weekend!

Laura Bordow

Lower School Principal


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