Weather Forecast for the Last Week of School
I am looking at the forecast for next week. Monday may be in the mid 90's and the rest of the week may be in the mid 80's. I have alerted staff to expect the warm temperatures and to seek assistance from the administration if their room is excessively warm.
Please plan on appropriate attire for your child. If you wish to have them bring a water bottle for additional hydration during school, that will be welcome. We also have adequate water fountains and staff will be sure to allow students to take hydration breaks.
As this school year winds down, I am already excited about all of the new opportunities that will be available to our students next year. I wish you and yours a peaceful summer break and eagerly await the 2018-19 school year beginning in August.
Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's 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 Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 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.
Fowler Specialist Classes and a New Elective Process
Fowler Families will be receiving an email explaining the new elective process for some of our specialist classes at the Fowler School. All students will take Art, Computer Science, Health, and Physical Education to fulfill Massachusetts core requirements. In addition, through an elective process we are pleased to offer grade level band, Instrumental instruction, Strings (Violin, Violo, Cello and Bass), Chorus, Engineering, Latin, and Genres of Literature.
A copy of that form will be sent home with the students for parent approval. Parents, you can assist your students by discussing these options with them and helping them to determine be best choices for their interests. Next week, students will complete an online form, indicating their preference for the elective options listed above. We will do our best to ensure that each student is scheduled for their top choices.
Green Meadow Specialist Classes
Green Meadow will have additional specialist classes next year. The traditional specialist classes include Art, Library, Music and Physical Education. We will be adding Foreign Language, Computer Science, and Wellness classes for all students in the specialists programs at Green Meadow. The addition of specialist classes was a win-win contractual agreement that benefits students and staff.
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.
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!