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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
February 15, 2008

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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“Every aspect of the Vedic Literature expresses a specific quality of consciousness. Reading every aspect of the Vedic Literature as it flows and progresses in perfect sequential order has the effect of regulating and balancing the functioning of the brain physiology and training consciousness, the mind, always to flow in perfect accordance with the evolutionary direction of Natural Law. This training of the mind fulfills the purpose of education, by fully training the student to think and act spontaneously according to Natural Law.” —Maharishi Vedic University Introduction, 1994, p. 144

Dear Parents,


Thursday and Friday, February 21-22    
           – Faculty Development/WPA; NO SCHOOL   



Title:  “Applying Maharishi’s Principles of Teaching to the Art of Parenting: Avoiding the Battles and Working Together with Your Child for a Better World”

Maharishi University of Management Education Professor Dr. Chris Jones and Lower School Director Laura Bordow will lead the meetings. They will offer an interactive format in which parents will be able to learn about principles of teaching that Maharishi has given to the classroom teacher. Through discussion on best parenting practices gleaned from parents of students of all ages, we will see how these principles can apply in the home. Meetings will include a video/audio tape of Maharishi, questions/discussion and refreshments.

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
February 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19
Location: Lower School Library
To register: Please call the Lower School Office at 641-472-9400, ext. 2 or email: lbordow@msae.edu.



Katie Dinkel, a junior at Maharishi School, competed in the State Piano Solo Competition last Saturday, February 9, at Iowa Wesleyan College. Katie's brilliant performance brought in 24 out of 25 possible points for a rating of “1” for superior.  She played "Prelude in C# minor" by Rachmaninov, arranged by her piano teacher, Werner Elmker. As a pianist, Katie is "poised and professional," said the judge. "Katie breaths divine life into even the simplest of melodies, but with a fine work like the 'Prelude in C# minor,’ her true genius as a musician really shines," says Dorothy Rowe, her school music teacher. "Katie is an exceptional girl and music provides a venue for her greatness to find expression, yet remain close to its source."  Good job, Katie!



Congratulations to both the boys and girls basketball teams (grades 7-12). Although we did not win the state championships this year, we all had a lot of fun coming to the games and deeply appreciated the terrific effort that the players put in. We are already looking forward to next year.

In the following newsletters, we will have information on the upcoming seasons for track, tennis and golf.


Please take a moment to check your student’s uniform. Many of the girls’ skorts, blouses and sweaters are very worn with holes, missing buttons and/or badly frayed edges. As for the boy’s uniforms, many of the pant legs are too short and shirts are frayed or discolored. It may be time to repair or replace these items. All uniform items should be marked with your child’s name.

This is also a good time to ensure that your student has the appropriate socks. Middle School girls are required to wear anklets (that cover the ankle), knee-highs, or tights at all times during the school day.

For the colder weather, the girls may require white tights and both boys and girls will require a school sweater. No other sweaters or jackets may be worn during class time. For PE and for program, gray track pants are required.

Students are to be in full uniform or school PE clothes at all times while on school grounds.

Wearing a school uniform is a quiet form of discipline and fosters in the student a sense of respect for themselves, each other, and the School as a whole.



For School Closures and Road Reports:
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Please do not call the radio station or the School Office. Decisions regarding cancellations are not made based on those of the Fairfield Public Schools.


Best wishes,
Laurie Baumann, Girls School Principal
Alan Colby, Boys School Principal


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