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2007-2008
Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
November 2, 2007


The Weekly Newsletter is our Middle and Upper School newsletter for parents of the students. This Newsletter 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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"The reality of absolute administration is stability in its silent, dynamic structure. It is silent, it is dynamic; it is unity, it is diversity; it is connectedness and at the same time it is disconnectedness; it is unifying at the same time it is diversifying. Holding together opposite values is the nature of absolute." Maharishi

Dear Parents,

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 6 - Mandatory Meeting for Students Playing Basketball (a parent must attend)
Tuesday, November 6 - Boys School Mentor Breakfast, 9:15 - 9:45 am

Wednesday, November 7 - Upper School Parents' Night, 7:45 pm
Wednesday, November 7 - through Saturday, November 10; Upper School Boys
Camping Trip
Thursday, November 8 - Parents Association Luncheon Meeting, 12:00 noon
Saturday, November 24 - CIC #63 Information Meeting, 1:15 pm


UPPER SCHOOL PARENTS' NIGHT

Upper School parents are invited to Parents' Night on Wednesday, November 7. This will be an opportunity to meet your child's second quarter teachers. After a brief meeting in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium (where we cover some general points that apply to this level of the School) parents go from
classroom to classroom, following the students' schedule. The meeting begins at 7:45 p.m.

Grade cards will be given out at this meeting. Please note that grade cards will not be mailed out this quarter, so please come and pick up your child's grade card at this meeting.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

There will be a meeting next Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 noon for parents who are interested in helping with the Faculty/Staff Holiday Luncheon. The meeting will be held in the Maharishi School Parlor. As this is a lunchtime meeting, you might want to bring lunch.

If you have any questions, please call Maricella Stakland at 472-7622. This meeting will replace the November Parents Association evening meeting. Your participation is very welcome as we prepare for this important annual event.

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE UPPER SCHOOL ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

Seniors - Grade 12

Thank you to all seniors who have turned in Student Activity Lists and Senior Information forms. For students who have not finished, please complete both items and turn them in to Mrs. Carter ASAP.Upcoming SAT and ACT dates:
SAT: December 1. Registration Deadline: October 30
ACT: December 8. Registration Deadline: November 2

 

CIC #63 POSSIBLE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

For those in need, up to 50% financial assistance for CIC #63 may be available from the David Lynch Foundation. Apply at one of the following application meetings:

Saturday, November 10, at 1:15 pm in the Dreier Building
Saturday, November 24, at 1:15 pm in the Dreier Building

The CIC #63 in-center portion is November 29 to December 16. The flying block is December 22 to January 5.

Because this meeting occurs only a few days before the course starts, it will be necessary to complete all requirements before the meeting, such as a Residence Course, recommendations, pictures and checking. Check with Martha
Stewart or Tom Fishback (ext. 5066) ASAP regarding the requirements.


BASKETBALL PLAYER-PARENT MEETING

On Tuesday, November 6, there will be a mandatory meeting for all students in grades 7 12 (boys and girls) interested in playing basketball this winter. Since all 7th and 8th grade students will be playing basketball this season, they should attend. The meeting will start at 7:15 pm in the Field House. A parent must accompany the student.

Schedules and directions to all games will be handed out at this time. There will be some new points at this meeting so it is important for everyone to attend.

Any girls, grades 9 thru 12, who are interested in playing basketball may still sign up for F/S and Varsity basketball.

Practice for girls begins Monday, November 5. Boys practice begins Monday, November 12.

 

BOYS SCHOOL -- MENTOR BREAKFAST

The Boys School Student Council and Mrs. Steinberg will hold a mentor breakfast for all the boys in grades 7 - 12 on Tuesday morning, November 6, from 9:15 until 9:45. The boys are looking forward to getting to know their fellow students and experience the fun of eating and sharing:

Let us be together
Let us eat together
Let us be vital together
Let us be radiating truth, radiating the light of life,
Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.

 

UPPER SCHOOL BOYS CAMPING TRIP
TO YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST

The second annual camping trip for boys 10-12 grade will be held Wednesday, November 7 through Saturday, November 10.

The boys will be traveling to the camp at Yellow River State Forest. They will be receiving a boat tour of Spook Cave and an educational tour of Effigy Mounds National Monument. They will also be hiking and possibly canoeing.

 

UPPER SCHOOL BOYS CAMPING TRIP
TO YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST

Girls from Maharishi School raised over $560 in this year's Trick-or Treat for UNICEF drive. This is enough money to purchase 224 water filters, 1120 Polio Vaccines, 560 Measles Vaccines or 1555 Packets of Nutritional Supplements. Congratulations to all of the girls who participated and to the

Girls Student Council for organizing this event.

WATER BOTTLES FOR STUDENTS

Bottled water is no longer being sold in the School Offices. Students may carry a refillable bottle or reusable plastic cup. Plastic cups are available for sale in the Girls School Office for $.50. Each office has a tap with filtered water from which students may refill their bottles and cups. The fountains throughout the School also dispense filtered water.
Please remind your children to take their water bottles home regularly for cleaning.

Best Wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby

Girls School and Boys School Principals

 

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