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The Skinny on the Serve-A-Thon!

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By now you’ve probably been hearing about the Serve-A-thon weekend coming up April 29 and 30. Well, here, in one place, is everything you ever wanted to know about the great Ashwood Serve-A-Thon (and the fabulous party to follow)!

Between March 15 and the end of April, we are asking families to collect sponsorships for their participation in the Serve-A-Thon. Our goal is to raise $25,000. This money goes toward the 2015-16 budget and is already accounted for in the form of salaries for our wonderful teachers, tuition assistance, grounds maintenance, and more. You will be able to collect donations directly from sponsors or direct them to your individual Serve-A-Thon website page where they can donate online. There will be fabulous prizes throughout so get started right away!

On Friday, April 29, students will be volunteering with their classmates, teachers, administrators, and parent volunteers at a number of area nonprofits. Some of these include Youthlinks, Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.A.W.S., Tanglewood, and Loaves and Fishes lunch program. Saturday, April 30 will be a day of service from 10-2, serving many of the same nonprofits as well as Hospitality House, and a music program at Quarry Hill. We hope all Ashwood families will participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the larger Midcoast community.

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Saturday evening we will have a chance to kick back and relax after a job well done. Come dance the night away to the salsa rhythms of Primo Cubano. A little rusty on your salsa moves? Not to worry, there will be half an hour of instruction before the dance, not to mention a cash bar. Bring your friends and neighbors; come early (you don’t want to miss the door prizes!) and stay late! This is sure to be an event to remember!

Still have questions? Talk to any of your friendly Serve-A-Thon committee members:
Dana Anderson, Ronni Blaisdell, Erin Brainerd, Kate Chandler, Julia Dodge, Sarah Ewing
Lisa Newcomb, Amy Thompson.

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Sparkle! Event and Online Auction

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Bid for a getaway at Sugarloaf; a windjammer cruise; horseback riding lessons; restaurant meals; a CSA share; bodywork sessions galore; and much, much more. February 28 through March 14, Ashwood Waldorf School is hosting an online auction. The array of offerings includes items for all budgets and tastes. Online bidding is easy and quick.

Ashwood is also hosting a gala event at the Rockport Opera House: Sparkle: Music, Food, and Community, on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Showcasing music by the
Gawler Family and Friends and a dance performance by Droplet Dance, the evening also features great food, a cash bar by 40 Paper, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets for the celebration at the Rockport Opera House are $20 advance online at Bidding Owl or at Ashwood Waldorf School, $25 at the door.

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Hats Off! Auction – New Items!

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Only two weeks to bid on your special items!

 

Check out the new items!

Over 250 items on which to bid!

Bidding ends April 25th at 8pm.

 

Live event to follow on April 27th, 6:30pm at the Rockport Opera House

 

Example of what you might receive every month!

Example of what you might receive every month!

Creature a Month – Surprise yourself, or someone you love, with 12 magical monthly gifts. Once a month for a year, you will receive a felted item in the mail, handmade by the talented and creative Early Childhood teacher Liz Ferrero. If you’ve seen LIz’s remarkable fairy houses and charming little gnomes and critters, you know how incredible her work is, and how much children and adults love it. You choose the dates, the theme, and the recipient, and Liz will do the rest. All items will be handmade and felted, with the potential for some embroidered accents and other varying details depending on the chosen theme.

 

Home, Clean, Home!

Home, Clean, Home!

Chemical-Free House Cleaning – It’s Spring, the sun is warm and strong… illuminating all the spots in your house that could use some attention! Treat yourself to the gift of 2 hours of Chemical – Free House Cleaning with Marlee Luehman! Using only non-toxic cleaners, Marlee will give you a jump start on your spring cleaning. She has been in business for 3 years and it can be hard to break into her weekly schedule, so this is your chance to pamper your home… creating a “Healthy Haven” for your family.

 

Everybody loves Toki!

Everybody loves Toki!

Wearable Toki Art and Birthday Calendar – Everyone loves TokiArt, and you’ll especially love wearing it with these two 100 percent cotton white t-shirts, each featuring one of Maine artist and Waldorf teacher Toki Oshima’s lovely, folksy drawings. You’ll get “The Neighbor’s Tractor” (adult small), featuring a fabulous red vintage machine drawn in Toki’s trademark style, and “Afternoon Visit” (adult medium), featuring a sweet image of a cow with a blackbird perched on its head. Also,

Got Scrip?

Participating in Ashwood Waldorf School’s Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser is as easy as doing the shopping!

Just stop by the office anytime to purchase a card. Then, the next time you’re at the checkout counter at Hannaford’s or Shaw’s, use it to pay for your groceries.

Your grocery gift card is just like cash. Dollar for dollar, what you pay for your gift card pays for your groceries.

Ashwood will earn approximately 5% on
the weekly grocery expenditures of everyone who participates!

This fundraiser can earn thousands of dollars for our tuition assistance fund.

Gift cards are sold in denominations of $50 and $100. Pay for them with cash or check. Buy as many as you like. There’s no expiration date.

They make great gifts!

Grocery Cards a Win-Win Fundraiser

Finally, a school fundraiser that costs you nothing… and you don’t have to bake either!

The Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser is as easy as doing the grocery shopping. Just stop by the school office anytime and purchase a gift card. Then, the next time you are at the checkout counter at any Hannaford’s or Shaw’s, just whip out the card and use it to pay for your groceries.

Your grocery gift card is just like cash. Dollar for dollar, what you pay for your gift card pays for your groceries (or dog food or shampoo or movie rental or…). There are no hidden fees.

And here’s the best part: Ashwood will earn approximately 5% on the weekly grocery expenditures of everyone who participates.

This fundraiser has the potential to be a huge success, earning thousands of dollars for our tuition assistance fund.

Gift cards will be sold in the school office in denominations of $50 and $100. Pay for them with cash or check. Buy as many as you like. There’s no expiration date. Come on into the office and get your gift cards, and get shopping today!

If you have any questions, contact Catherine Marin at 207-975-5886 or cathwmar@gmail.com.