Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Happy and Safe Holiday

Fall is a great season and I enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with family, friends, and a traditional meal.  Holidays give us time to rest and rejuvenate so we can come back to school with even more energy and zeal.  I wish our school community a happy and safe holiday. 

Congratulations to the Maynard Athletic hall of Fame Inductees 





The MHS athletes honored at this year's induction ceremony are:

(Top row L-R) Joe Kalinowski (1976), Chris Cavazza (1989), Barry McNulty (1980), Jim Stewart (1997)

(Front row L-R) James Luker (1957), Leigh Robinson Romanowski (1959), Echo Freeman  Louissaint (2001), Briana Freeman Azier (2001), Steve Curcio (1989)

Douglas Cush (1969) and Bob Oksa (1973) were also inducted but unable to attend.

Student Recognition

On Saturday the 18th, the Sr. District music auditions were held in Groton, MA.  Congratulations to the following Maynard High School musicians passed their auditions to be accepted into Sr. Districts:

Joel Stenhouse-tenor voice
Charlie Neuhauser-bass voice
Alice Hathaway-alto voice
Hazelyn Aroian-bassoon
Pat O'Neil-french horn

Joel, Charlie, Hazelyn and Pat scored within the top third of the students that were accepted and therefore have earned the right to audition for All State in January, and the opportunity to perform at Symphony Hall in Boston in March.

This accomplishment is exceptional because this is a tough competition with more than 90 schools in our division.  Our division comprises schools of all sizes from 495 to the NH border and as far west as Springfield.

Kudos to our students and the staff and the Maynard Music Association (MMA) who support our in our amazing Maynard music programs over the years.  These successes are a culmination of a lot of dedication from many.

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.

Class of 2018 Wreath Fundraiser

Don't you just love the smell of pine needles in your home during the holidays?  Purchase a wreath to support the class of 2018.  The wreath is 22 inches and has a red bow.  If you do not want to deal with the needles but want to support a great cause, you can buy a virtual wreath.

The cost is only $15.00 and $1.00 from each wreath purchase go to support the Telethon.  Orders must be in and paid in full by November 28th! You can pay in cash or with a check payable to the Class of 2018.  We will deliver the wreaths locally or you can pick them up from the High School on Friday December 1st

Feel free to email any questions to: odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us 

Support the Maynard Education Foundation when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's on any Tuesday in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)  As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.  Thank you for your support! 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate.  With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed.  Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents. 

The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  For more information please email Joe O’Leary at j.j.oleary@comcast.net or call 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Student Recognition

Congratulations to the girls X Country team for their 4th place finish at the district meet.  We are so proud that our newest sport added to Maynard's outstanding athletic programs is thriving.  You can read the details in the Beacon Villager at:


Program Recognition - Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Online options

A parent mentioned to me that there is some confusion about the advanced placement (AP), dual enrollment, and online courses being offered at Maynard High School.  The confusion is probably a result of the fact that these programs have been developing over the last 5 years and are somewhat intertwined.  At one point our AP courses where not only certified by the college board for AP credit but were also certified by Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) as concurrent dual enrollment courses, In that early model, students could either take the AP College Board exam or pay a reduced tuition and receive college credit from MassBay.  Many of our teachers are using blended learning techniques in our traditional brick and mortar school and yet traditional total online course offerings at Maynard High School have more than doubled during this time period.  Even though many of these options are intertwined, I will do my best to explain each of these wonderful program opportunities.

Advanced placement:

Most people are familiar with AP classes.  The purpose of the course is for students to engage in college level work in high school and have been approved by the College Board.  Students are able to take the AP test for their course at the end of the year.  Depending on the score they may be able to earn college credit or exemptions from required classes when they enroll in college. Acceptance of AP credits is at the sole discretion of the college or university and varies widely by school and program.  Maynard is able to offer AP credits in the following courses.

  • World History
  • United States History
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics I & II (rotating)
  • Calculus
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Studio Art
We received the 5th AP Honor Role Award for increasing course offerings.  Our next curricular development will be a pathway for students to be prepared for a computer science AP course in the near future.  This will support an interested group of students who have been participating in the middle school computer science program we started and will be entering Maynard High School next year.

Dual Enrollment:

Traditional dual enrollment courses offer students the opportunity to complete college level work on the campus.  Maynard High School has worked on developing hybrid models to offer concurrent or online versions at the high school.  Unlike AP, however, these course are sponsored by an accredited college or university.  As such students who complete these courses are receiving a transcript from the college or university that they can add to their college applications.  While transfer credits are at the discretion of colleges and universities, generally speaking most of the courses offered in dual enrollment will be transferable once the student enrolls in college.    

Maynard currently has an agreement with Lasell College in Newton Massachusetts.  Known for their online learning, Lasell has partnered with Maynard to offer a hybrid dual enrollment program.  Most of the work students do for the course is online.  Students attend classes on the Lasell campus between one and three times over the course of the semester depending on the particular class they are taking.  During their time on campus Maynard students meet with the professor and often engage in activities or exercises with current college students who are also enrolled in that course on campus.  The Maynard High School Guidance staff have worked with students to identify areas of interest for dual enrollment programming.  Maynard students have enrolled in the following Dual Enrollment courses:

  • Spring 2017
    • BIO101 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
    • ENG101 Writing I (3 credits)
  • Fall 2017
    • BUS101 Contemporary Issues in Business (3 credits)
    • ED109 Invitation to Teaching  (1 credit)
  • Proposed options for Spring 2018.  Offerings will be run based on enrollment
    • ED110 Teaching and Learning in American Schools (3 credits)
    • SOC 101 Sociological Imagination (3 credits)
Online Courses:

Maynard has two different online learning options available for students.  For many years, Maynard has been a member district in the Virtual High School (VHS).  VHS is a business based in Maynard.  As part of this agreement, Maynard assigns a VHS course to one of our teachers.  In return, Maynard is able to offer 25 students each semester the opportunity to enroll in online classes.  VHS offers over 200 unique courses in 15 different disciplines.

The district also has a subscription to Edgenuity.  Edgenuity has over 200 core curriculum, AP, honors, elective, dual credit, concept, and credit recovery courses in their course catalog.  This online program operates in a similar fashion to VHS but Maynard is not required to provide a teacher and there is not a site coordinator assigned.  Edgenuity courses are more like the type of online courses that students will likely be required to take in an undergraduate and graduate college program.  These online courses requires student time management and motivation.  An additional benefit of the concept courses is that they are not full course for grades.  This option allows teachers to assign smaller chunks of curriculum for the student to audit that can be used if a student will be out for an extended period of time.  

Class of 2018 Wreath Fundraiser

Don't you just love the smell of pine needles in your home during the holidays?  Purchase a wreath to support the class of 2018.  The wreath is 22 inches and has a red bow.  If you do not want to deal with the needles but want to support a great cause, you can buy a virtual wreath.

The cost is only $15.00 and $1.00 from each wreath purchase go to support the Telethon.  Orders must be in and paid in full by November 28th! You can pay in cash or with a check payable to the Class of 2018.  We will deliver the wreaths locally or you can pick them up from the High School on Friday December 1st

Feel free to email any questions to:

odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us 

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.

Fill the Truck Fun Run to Benefit Open Table

The Maynard Running Club, in cooperation with Girl Scout Troops 66250 and 72620, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We will be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.

We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools Community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with members of the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Donation ideas (i.e. high demand foods) can be found at:  
http://www.opentable.org/food-drive/.  Also, paper and reusable canvas shopping bags will be collected for use at the pantry.

Contact Amie at 
amiehesbach@gmail.com for further details.

Thank you!

Support the Maynard Education Foundation when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's on any Tuesday in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)  As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.  Thank you for your support! 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate.  With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed.  Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents. 

The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  For more information please email Joe O’Leary at j.j.oleary@comcast.net or call 978-897-9595.

DON’T MISS THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME
 BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com .  

The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at http://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.


If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Student Recognition

·       Congratulations to the all of students who were inducted into the National Honor Society last week.  This is a special accomplishment that our school community is very proud of. 

·       Congratulations Madelyn Botasso, Aaron Jacob, & Eva Charbonneau.  Their video MIAA "Maddie, Eva, Jacob" came in second place in the 2017 MIAA New England Patriots Sports Video Competition.   

·       Congratulations to the WAVM students Charlie Fitzsimmons, Joel Stenhouse, Justin Wilkins, and Max Bakalos.  Their creative unboxing video was filmed as a result of their setting up of the new video editing computers we were able to purchase for the WAVM program through our technology funds.

Executives at Apple saw the video they created online and were so impressed they decided to donate over $5,000.00 worth of professional television production apps to all of the students at Maynard High School. 

Program Recognition

I am proud that Maynard High School is leading the way in CPR and AED Training for all students.  We have worked for several years with Robert Schriever of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association who provide free training in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Those students who would like CPR certification can get that at their own expense.

Many districts do not provide this training.  As a result of our programs and relationship with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, we were asked to write a letter of support for the Massachusetts Legislation HB #3733.  This legislation would require CPR and AED training as a graduation requirement. 

Fill the Truck Fun Run to Benefit Open Table

The Maynard Running Club, in cooperation with Girl Scout Troops 66250 and 72620, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We will be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.

We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools Community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with members of the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Donation ideas (i.e. high demand foods) can be found at:  
http://www.opentable.org/food-drive/.  Also, paper and reusable canvas shopping bags will be collected for use at the pantry.

Contact Amie at 
amiehesbach@gmail.com for further details.

Thank you!

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.

Support the Maynard Education Foundation when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's on any Tuesday in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)  As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.  Thank you for your support! 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate.  With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed.  Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents. 

The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  For more information please email Joe O’Leary at j.j.oleary@comcast.net or call 978-897-9595.

DON’T MISS THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME
 BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com .  

The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at http://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Support the Maynard Education Foundation when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's on any Tuesday in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)  As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.  Thank you for your support! 

Clean out your closets to support Maynard High School Students

The Maynard High School Spanish classes are collecting clothes, shoes, linens, small household items and toys. Please bring your gently used items to Maynard High School on Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 from 9-2 pm

This fundraiser will support the Maynard- Spain Student Exchange trip. Students from Spain visited Maynard in September, and Maynard students will visit Spain for February break, 2018. The funds raised will provide cultural experiences while the students are visiting.

No furniture, books or electronics, please. 

The Maynard SEPAC hosts our next event on Tuesday, November 7

All Maynard families are invited to come hear Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools, as she presents the annual Update on Special Education in Maynard. Come learn about current issues and initiatives related to special education in the schools, and bring comments and questions! We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler Library. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks!
ur thanks to the music community and our Maynard community for supporting our annual Casino Game Night Fundraiser. Over 50 volunteers from Fowler School and Maynard High School have come together to create this very special event! With your help, we are able to support the 4-12 music programs with scholarships, trip cost reduction, instrument repair and cleaning and instrument purchase. We are able to bring performance opportunities to our students and support their concerts. Again, our thanks for your ongoing support!


Sign-up Genius is activated for volunteer help:

      1. Help at the event with jobs that keep the night running smoothly

       2. Volunteer to make appetizers and desserts for the event

Get Vouchers to the event:
We are almost sold out! Thank you for supporting Music in our schools :) Please email  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com   to check on availability. 
· $40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event. 
· $3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. 
· Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured. 
Volunteer to help? Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler
Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler
Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler

Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS
Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS
Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS

Kurt Severance:  Webmaster 


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association 

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.

Green Meadow Annual Fall Vendor 7 Craft Fair

The Green Meadow PTO is holding our annual Fall Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:00 - 2:00 in the GM cafeteria. Over 30 vendors, raffles, bake sale and free admission! Get some holiday shopping done and support the GM PTO!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate.  With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed.  Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents. 

The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  For more information please email Joe O’Leary at j.j.oleary@comcast.net or call 978-897-9595.

DON’T MISS THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME
 BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com .  

The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at http://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

 Beacon Santa Applications

The deadline for voucher applications for the Beacon Santa is tomorrow. Beyond gifts for children, the fund also provides vouchers for food, clothing and toys at area supermarkets and department stores during the holidays.

Those interested need to submit the application as well as provide letters substantiating need by October 31,2017.  Applications are available at the Maynard Town Clerks Office. 

More information on how to donate in advance of the telethon can be found if you scroll to the bottom of the Maynard Town Hall Website at the following link:


SEPAC Hosts and Update on Special Education in Maynard

On Tuesday, November 7, the Maynard SEPAC hosts our next event.  All Maynard families are invited to come listen to Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools, as she presents the annual Update on Special Education in Maynard.  Come learn about current issues and initiatives related to special education in the schools, meet our new Team Chairs, and bring comments and questions!  We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler Library.  If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.

Jennifer O'Leary
978-407-3598 (cell)

Green Meadow Annual Fall Vendor 7 Craft Fair

The Green Meadow PTO is holding our annual Fall Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:00 - 2:00 in the GM cafeteria. Over 30 vendors, raffles, bake sale and free admission! Get some holiday shopping done and support the GM PTO!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate.  With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed.  Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents. 

The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  For more information please email Joe O’Leary at j.j.oleary@comcast.net or call 978-897-9595.

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.

Notice of Roadway Construction

Beginning on Monday, October 30th, Great Road (Rt. 117) will be undergoing roadway construction between Summer Hill Road to Sherman Street.  This construction is planned for completion in approximately one week.

The east entrance of Tiger Drive is not in the construction zone and will remain open throughout the roadway construction on Great Road (Rt.117).  The west entrance of Tiger Drive and the Crowe Park entrance will experience some shut downs and detours.  Maynard Police Officers will be at the construction areas to help with traffic.

There should be no impact to the sidewalks for walkers and the bus system should remain the same.

MMA Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks.  Please see our website www.maynardmusic.org or our FB page or our FB event page for the order form! $40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.  $3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured. 

Ask about complimentary babysitting by the MHS band/chorus students via maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com 

Casino Game Night Fundraiser Meetings:

We will be meeting at 13 Sherman St. on all of the remaining MONDAYS of this month: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th All music parents in 4-12 are welcome to join us.  We need volunteer dealers at the event (parents, teachers, community are welcome to have a quick training on dealing! This is a whole lot of fun!  Contact: Lynda thayers4@verizon.net

The Discovery Museums Speaker Series

The next Discovery Museum Speaker Series will feature Bob Bigelow on the topic "Adults and Children in Youth Sports: Who Wins, Who Loses?"  Bob Bigelow is a former NBA player and author on youth sports. 

The event is being held at Oak Meadow School, 2 Old Pickard Lane, Littleton, MA on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. A wait list is expected.Beer, wine and light refreshments will be available.   To learn more about this event and to preregister click on the following link:

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Fund raiser for MHS Spanish Exchange at El Huipil

MHS students just enjoyed the first part of an amazing exchange with students from Tomares, Spain who visited us earlier this month.  Now the students are working towards paying for the second part of the exchange, when we visit them in Spain.

El Huipil, an authentic Mexican restaurant right in downtown Maynard, has generously agreed to donate 10% of food sales every Monday night for the month of October towards MHS’s student trip to Spain.  This includes eat in and take out orders (but not drinks).  So, leave the cooking to El Huipil on Monday nights and enjoy their food either in your home or with friends at the restaurant.  Thank you for your support.

Where:  El Huipil Restaurant in Maynard
When:  Each Monday in October
What:  10% of your dinner order will be donated to the MHS trip to Spain

DON’T MISS THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME
 BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com .  

The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at http://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.
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