Safety Committee Presentation
Today we learned that at least ten people were killed as a result of a shooting in a high school in Texas. These tragedies deeply affect each of us. For the past three years, the Maynard Public Schools, in partnership with the Maynard Police Department and the Maynard Fire Department, have been instituting safety procedures in the schools to do all we can to protect students should an unthinkable attack occur. On Thursday night, May 24, 2018, Dr. Gerardi and members of the School Safety Committee will be updating the Maynard School Committee about our safety initiatives. This meeting will be held at Maynard High School beginning at 7 p.m. Parents of students preK-12 as well as interested community members are most welcome to attend and participate in this meeting.
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Ice Cream Social
The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. We’ll have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family! (Plus ice cream!) This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving special education services in Maynard. Please contact Karen Heath with any questions or to RSVP at sepacoutreach@ maynard.k12.ma.
us or 978-394-6183.
Important Events and Reminders:
In an effort to streamline the Superintendent’s Notes, I will provide important upcoming events or announcements that have already been posted in previous Superintendent’s Notes in this section.
Street and Sidewalk Safety at the Maynard Public Schools
Dear members of our community. The warm weather will increase the number of students walking and riding bicycles to school. Concerns have been raised about the safety of Tiger Drive and our sidewalks. When observing drop off an pick up, I have also had my personal concerns about the speed and safety around the Maynard Public Schools.
This is a reminder that the speed limit on Tiger Drive is 15 MPH. In addition, with students walking or using bicycles, it is imperative for car drivers to watch the sidewalks and side of the road to make sure that walkers and bicyclist have the right of way.
In addition, it is safer for vehicles visiting Maynard High School to use the Tiger Drive entrance closest to the intersection of Rt. 117 and Rt. 27. Vehicles visiting the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools should use the Tiger Drive entrance furthest from the intersection of Rt. 117 and Rt. 27. Thank you in advance for your consideration of these safety concerns.
6th Annual Acton-Boxborough-Maynard PMC KIDS Bike Ride
It's that time of year again! The 6th Annual Acton-Boxborough-Maynard PMC Kids Bike Ride will take place on June 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 12:00 pm at NARA Park in Acton.
PMC KIDS Bike Rides became an official PMC program in 2005 as a way to include young cyclists in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge’s mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These rides enable children between the ages of 3 and 13 to ride their bikes and solicit sponsors to donate money to cancer research. 100% of all money raised at this event and by the children will go directly to Dana Farber via the PMC. Last year we had over 200 riders and raised over $43,000! The event will include the ride, food, multiple kids’ activities, a kid’s chance and silent auction!
Registration is $15 before May 1st, so register your kids early! Ride details and rider and volunteer registration can be found at: http://www.kids.pmc.org/Acton-Boxboro.aspx. You can also email PMCKidsAB@gmail.com with any questions. Or visit us on our PMC Kids Ride -Acton Boxboro Maynard Facebook page. We hope to see you there!
Dear Parents & Guardians,
In conformance with the Children’s & Families Protection Act (Chapter 85 of the Acts of 2000), we are required to notify you when pesticides are applied on the outside of public and private schools, day care centers and school age child care programs.
We are having Fowler School, 3 Tiger Drive and Green Meadow Elementary School, 5 Tiger Drive, treated with the Sentricon Termite Baiting System in response to the presence of termites. We selected this treatment method to reduce risk and hazard to our student population and staff. At various times during the course of the year, the Waltham Services Company may remove monitoring devices placed below ground in plastic holding stations and replace them with baits lethal to termites. The pesticidal bait is non-volatile and not accessible or visible from above.
Please feel free to call me at the Business Office at 978-897-8251, Ms. Seyller, principal at Fowler School at 978-897-6700 or Ms. Shea, principal at Green Meadow at 978-897-8246 should you have questions.
Website: www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page
2018-2019 Bus Registration
Bus registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on May 7, 2018. Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at the Fowler School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration forms will be available on our website to download and all school offices starting on May 4. No forms will be accepted before May 7. There is no fee increase this year. $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 each student thereafter.
Note: If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee. Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.
Please donate to the Maynard High School Scholarship Fund
Maynard residents will be receiving their Excise Bills in the next week. Included with the invoices, you will find an insert related to the Maynard High School (MHS) Scholarship Fund. The town of Maynard School Department has established an MHS Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to MHS graduating seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Each year, the Scholarship Committee grants scholarships to deserving students to assist with post-secondary expenses. This fund depends totally on the support of the general public. Many cities and towns in the area provide a similar scholarship fund.
Please consider completing the form included with the excise bill, along with your donation ($25, $40, $50 or other). Please make a separate check payable to Town of Maynard, 195 Main St, Maynard, MA 01754 and please note "Scholarship Donation" in the memo line of the check. If you would like a form sent to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your support of Maynard graduating seniors. They greatly appreciate it!