Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Superintendent's Notes


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year in Maynard.  I am excited about the upcoming year.  The  physical improvements to our campus can be seen in the renovations to the Green Meadow Playground.  A major programs initiative is our expansion of Computer Science at the Maynard High School a year sooner than we had planned.  But I am most excited by our outstanding veteran and new staff. 
As we have been hiring positions that are difficult to fill, I have been making courtesy calls to my colleagues in other districts.  They have shared that they are also in the process of filling the more difficult positions to staff.  There have been some discussions at the School Committee level about some very specific staffing that I would like to take the time to share with you in this blog.

New Green Meadow and Fowler Administrative Staffing

I would like to thank the screening committee for their help in filing the new administrative position.  The candidates that I met for the final round of interviews were highly qualified.  While I was impressed with all of the finalists, one stood out as the best fit for Green Meadow. 

I am pleased to introduce you to Mary Beth Shea.  She is an experienced administrator having been a principal and assistant principal in previous districts.  Her prior knowledge and skills around social emotional learning and her experience with PBIS make her exceptionally qualified to be the Green Meadow principal of leadership and operations. 

The new model of administrative staffing at Green Meadow and the Fowler School will include:

·         A 1.0 Fowler building principal for leadership and operations - Sharon Seyller
·         A 1.0 Green Meadow building principal for leadership and operations - Mary Beth Shea
·         A .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment - Donna Dankner

I want to thank the School Committee and the school community for trusting and approving our new model of leadership at Green Meadow.  I truly believe that this leadership model will move our school district forward academically and social emotionally at a much faster and more efficient rate!

New Nurses for Green Meadow and Fowler

There were some concerns raised that we would have day to day substitute nurses for the upcoming year.  I am pleased to announce that the two new nurses we have hired are highly qualified, full time nurses for the 2017-2018 school year.   

Kathleen Souleotis will be the nurse at the Green Meadow School.  She is a registered nurse with over 20 experience years working in the community with children and families. She has 2 children and enjoys biking, skiing and gardening.  Her hope is to bring humor, compassion, and a high level of care to the students at Green Meadow School.  As a nearby resident of Chelmsford, She is excited to work with students and families in Maynard.

Karen Allway will be the nurse at the Fowler School.  She has a background in business and nursing.  She worked in acute care for 10 years prior to her experience in school nursing.  She has twins in college and enjoys exercise, karate, and loves animals.  She is a a strong advocate for the health and welfare of children so they can achieve academic success.

I am so glad that we have such talented veteran and new nurses in Maynard as health, wellness, and safety are priorities in the Maynard Public Schools.

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.

Maynard Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 



Monday, July 31, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

School Committee Meeting Discussion on Administrative Staffing

At the July 27, 2017 School Committee meeting, the administrative staffing of the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools was discussed.

During the Budget preparations for FY18 the .5 Green Meadow assistant principal position was eliminated and the thought at that time was that the Fowler 1.0 assistant principal position could be divided as a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow administrator.  There was much concern that the primary role of the assistant principal was discipline which is time sensitive and would be difficult to address if the assistant principal where in one school every other day or in one school in the mornings and the other in the afternoons.  Because of those concerns we were clear to not call that position an assistant principal position because even though having an assistant principal split between each building might be the simple solution, it might not be the most efficient.  

In an effort to restructure the responsibilities of building administrators in a way to make them more efficient and get the necessary administrative task accomplished, we have developed a different staffing model that was approved by the School Committee on July 27, 2017.  The document that the school committee used for the community discussion will be posted on the Maynard website home page so that you can read about the different responsibilities for each position.

This model will include a 1.0 Fowler building principal for leadership and operations, a 1.0 Green Meadow building principal for leadership and operations, and a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  This model would dissect the operation and instructional aspects of the building principal position in an effort to be more efficient.  The principal for leadership and operations will conduct the timely and urgent responsibilities like student discipline, safety emergencies, and daily coverages and concerns.  The principal for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will conduct the responsibilities that can be scheduled like evaluation observations, teacher leader meetings, and state assessment coordination.  The community in attendance commented that this new model might also support our district’s desire for continual academic improvement.

I am pleased to announce that Principal Dankner met with Jennifer Gaudet and I on Friday after the School Committee approval of this model on Thursday night.  She requested consideration for the .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  I have already approved this transfer.  I am excited that our most veteran principal who has demonstrated curricular leadership during her tenure in Maynard, has taught at the upper elementary levels, and been a curriculum leader in another district before coming to Maynard will be taking on the challenge of this important new position.  The district will be posting the position of Green Meadow principal of leadership and operation and will try do our best to fill this position before the start of the school year.

We will be funding this model with the same administrative salaries we had planned for FY18 during this difficult budget year.  I will caution our school community that even though necessity is the mother of invention, the fact remains the Maynard Public Schools have reduced administrative staff consistently over the six years that I have been superintendent.  As I learned in my business management classes, “You never let a financial crisis go to waste to get leaner and more productive”.  However, there is a tipping point where services diminish.  I am concerned that we may be reaching that tipping point this upcoming school year.  We will all have to be patient with administrative and secretarial responses due to the reduced staff in these two very important staffing areas of a school system.  I remain optimistic that our outstanding administrative and secretarial staff will be doing their best to support our school community.

Maynard Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

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.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

School Committee Meeting Discussion on Administrative Staffing

At the July 27, 2017 school committee meeting, we will be discussing the administrative staffing of the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools.

During the budget preparations for FY18, the .5 Green Meadow Assistant Principal position was eliminated and the thought was that the Fowler 1.0 Assistant Principal Position could be divided as a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow Administrator.  We were clear to not call that position an assistant principal position because we knew we may have to look at traditional roles of administrators differently with the pending reductions in administrative staffing.  We will be presenting the school committee with two options for filling that administrative position.

The first option will be to hire a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow Assistant Principal. The net effect is that it will keep the administrative responsibilities similar to the past with the assistant principal being in either building half of the time (every other day or rotating mornings and afternoons).
In an effort to restructure the responsibilities of building administrators in a way to make them more efficient and get the necessary administrative task accomplished, we have developed a different staffing model

The second option would be to include a 1.0 Fowler building principal for leadership and operations, a 1.0 Green Meadow building principal for leadership and operations, and a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction and assessment.  This model would dissect the operation and instructional aspects of the building principal position in an effort to be more efficient. 

We will provide greater detail around the differences in responsibilities for the School Committee and the community at the next school committee meeting.  We encourage community participation at all meetings and look forward to discussing this important agenda item at the school committee meeting on July 27, 2017.

Maynard Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School!

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.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.

Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 


Friday, June 23, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Maynard Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School!

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.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.

Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017. 

NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Nursing Services in Maynard

I want to assure our school community that student and staff safety is of the utmost importance to the administration and School Committee.  Recently, our budget process required very many staffing decisions to reduce administrators, secretaries and custodians.  At our School Committee Meetings it was identified by parents and staff that all of these positions serve the health and wellness of our students and staff.  Unfortunately, we still have financial concerns that need to be addressed and the nurse staffing has been looked at for costs savings. 

There is a lot of misinformation about the changes we are considering.  We are looking to hire full time nurses that will provide consistency in each building.  We are not changing the software system the nurses use to track student health.  The current software will interface with the new student information system.  We will have more access to substitute nurses for nurse absences and field trips than we have had in the past.  We are hopeful that the changes will actually provide increased services to our district

Savers Spanish Exchange Program Fundraiser at Maynard High School

We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well.

Time to do some spring cleaning?  Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much. We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of Maynard High School where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

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.

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.

Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 

Maynard Music Association Updates

Please click the link below or visit our website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.



Upcoming Events:
Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

MMA Fowler News:
A huge thank you to the Fowler parents how attended our May meeting.  Great dialogue and many great questions about the role of potential cuts to the music program at Fowler. For more information see www.maynardmusic.org

New Treasurer!!!

Can we get a secretary and a chairperson or two? Many thanks as well to Bill Freeman who has offered to serve as next year's MMA Fowler treasurer. WE are hopeful that some of our 4th and 5th grade parents will step in to continue running MMA -Fowler as the 4th and 5th grade band program each approach 50 students!! Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com to volunteer!

WE are still seeking to train and support: 
·    2 new Fowler CO-CHAIRS  
·    1 new secretary for Fowler. 
MMA HS Scholarships:

Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!

Senior Band & Chorus Students:

Wills and memories in preparation for the music banquet are due no later than and should be emailed to maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com.  

Photos for the Banquet: 
If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos to Sandra at
 sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.

Summer Music Camp:

Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

June MMA meeting:  

Date and location TBA

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017. 

NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

School Pesticide Notification

This notification is being sent to you in conformance with the Children’s & Families Protection Act (Chapter 85 of the Acts of 2000).  The Act requires we 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 pesticide bait is non-volatile and not accessible or visible from above.

Please feel free to call Michelle Resendes, Maynard Business Administrator at 978-897-8251 should you have questions.

Another resource is on the link to the Children's Protection page at the following website:  




Friday, June 9, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Savers Spanish Exchange Program Fundraiser at Maynard High School

We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well.

Time to do some spring cleaning?  Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much. We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of Maynard High School where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

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.

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.

Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 

Maynard Music Association Updates

Please click the link below or visit our website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.



Upcoming Events:
Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

MMA Fowler News:
A huge thank you to the Fowler parents how attended our May meeting.  Great dialogue and many great questions about the role of potential cuts to the music program at Fowler. For more information see www.maynardmusic.org

New Treasurer!!!
Can we get a secretary and a chairperson or two? Many thanks as well to Bill Freeman who has offered to serve as next year's MMA Fowler treasurer. WE are hopeful that some of our 4th and 5th grade parents will step in to continue running MMA -Fowler as the 4th and 5th grade band program each approach 50 students!! Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com to volunteer!

WE are still seeking to train and support: 
·    2 new Fowler CO-CHAIRS  
·    1 new secretary for Fowler. 

MMA HS Scholarships:
Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!

Senior Band & Chorus Students:
Wills and memories in preparation for the music banquet are due no later than and should be emailed to maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com.  

Photos for the Banquet: 
If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos to Sandra at
sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.

Summer Music Camp:
Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

June MMA meeting:  
Date and location TBA

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017. 

NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

School Pesticide Notification

This notification is being sent to you in conformance with the Children’s & Families Protection Act (Chapter 85 of the Acts of 2000).  The Act requires we 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 pesticide bait is non-volatile and not accessible or visible from above.

Please feel free to call Michelle Resendes, Maynard Business Administrator at 978-897-8251 should you have questions.

Another resource is on the link to the Children's Protection page at the following website: