Friday, May 18, 2018

Superintednent's Notes


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! 

Pesticides Notification

April 2018

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.

Michelle Resendes
Business Manager

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 mjtbrannelly@comcast.net. 

Thank you very much for your support of Maynard graduating seniors.  They greatly appreciate it!



Friday, May 11, 2018

Superintendent's Notes


Leading the Nation Senior Project Business and Community Luncheon

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Leading the Nation Campaign culminated this week at the Maynard Leading the Nation Senior Project Business and Community Luncheon.  Many guest officials from the state and local community attended.  All of the officials stayed to participate or observe the senior project panel presentations. 

Keith Westrich, the Associate Commissioner for the Office of College, Career, and Technical Education was impressed with the staff and students from the Maynard Public Schools.  Bob LePage, the Assistant Secretary for Career and Technical Education, presented opening comments in the picture above.  They both commented that Maynard High School Senior Project should be a model for the state of Massachusetts in authentic assessment of student learning.

Senior Project Showcase:
Families with students of all ages are invited to see examples of the Maynard High School senior project graduation requirement which demonstrates academic proficiency through an authentic assessment.

You are cordially invited to attend the Senior Project Showcase on Monday, May 14th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Maynard High School gymnasium. All students who completed a Senior Project will be on hand to discuss their experience in the program. They will have a tri-fold board and artifacts available to explain their research, internships, and projects. You will have a chance to mingle with other guests and ask the students questions about their work. 
Coffee and light refreshments will be available. We hope you can make it!

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.


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.

Graduation Fundraiser

fundraiser
There are 3 options available:

 Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them. 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.  We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th!

Place your order by emailing:


May 16th

Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.
Social Studies Department 

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! 

Pesticides Notification

April 2018

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.

Michelle Resendes
Business Manager

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.

A Message for Parents in Grades 5 Through 8 About Transitions and Choices

I am very aware of the growing consideration for alternate school choices to the traditional neighborhood public school.  For any parent considering alternatives to the Maynard Public Schools, I would encourage you to meet with me individually before you make that decision.  You can contact me in the following ways:

Email: rgerardi@maynard.k12.ma.us
Phone: (978) 897-2222
Visit: Central Office at Fowler School

This dialog is very important for me to learn concerns and share my thoughts too. I will make myself available seven days a week and anytime (morning, daytime, or evening) that is convenient for you.

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 mjtbrannelly@comcast.net. 

Thank you very much for your support of Maynard graduating seniors.  They greatly appreciate it!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Superintendent's Notes




The 6th through 8th grade students received a presentation about vaping.  The presentation was provided by the Middlesex Partnership for Youth.  The presenter in the picture is Camila Barrera who is the prevention and education coordinator.

Students and staff learned many facts about Vaping.  They learned about the neurological dangers  involved with ingesting any chemicals into your body for the developing brain in people under the age of 25.  They also learned about the misconception that vaping is safer than traditional smoking.  They also learned about the mechanical failures that have severely burned the users of these product.

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.

Spring ArtWalk, Sponsored by the MBA

Maynard's Spring ArtWalk, sponsored by the Maynard Business Alliance, will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 5:00 -7:30 pm. All are invited to stroll downtown to enjoy an evening of art and music by area artists. Many of the Maynard businesses will be participating. Pick up a passport at participating retailers and follow the guidelines for a chance to win a piece of art. Then have dinner at one of Maynard' s many restaurants. It will be a great night of food, art and music! For more information, go to www.maynardbusinessalliance.org

Graduation Fundraiser

Support your seniors!  The class of 2018 graduation is right around the corner.  We can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well. 
There are 3 options available:

 Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them. 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.  We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th!

Place your order by emailing:


All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.

Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.
Social Studies Department 

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! 

Pesticides Notification

April 2018

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.

Michelle Resendes
Business Manager

Website:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page

Maynard High School Senior Project

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge.
Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!
Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardi called Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform.
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2: 15 PM

Place: Maynard High School, 
1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754

To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:

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.

Senior Project

Madison Berry is a senior at Maynard High School. She is currently working on a project in order to complete her Senior Project capstone. She is working with Savers to host a clothing drive.  You can learn more at the following link: 

https://sites.google.com/view/fundriveforhivfunding/home

A Message for Parents in Grades 5 Through 8 About Transitions and Choices

I am very aware of the growing consideration for alternate school choices to the traditional neighborhood public school.  For any parent considering alternatives to the Maynard Public Schools, I would encourage you to meet with me individually before you make that decision.  You can contact me in the following ways:

Email: rgerardi@maynard.k12.ma.us
Phone: (978) 897-2222
Visit: Central Office at Fowler School

This dialog is very important for me to learn concerns and share my thoughts too. I will make myself available seven days a week and anytime (morning, daytime, or evening) that is convenient for you.

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 mjtbrannelly@comcast.net. 

Thank you very much for your support of Maynard graduating seniors.  They greatly appreciate it!




Friday, April 27, 2018

Superintendent's Notes

Spring ArtWalk, Sponsored by the MBA

Maynard's Spring ArtWalk, sponsored by the Maynard Business Alliance, will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 5:00 -7:30 pm. All are invited to stroll downtown to enjoy an evening of art and music by area artists. Many of the Maynard businesses will be participating. Pick up a passport at participating retailers and follow the guidelines for a chance to win a piece of art. Then have dinner at one of Maynard' s many restaurants. It will be a great night of food, art and music! For more information, go to www.maynardbusinessalliance.org

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Event

RESCHEDULED! On Tuesday, May 1, the Maynard SEPAC hosts an Update on Special Education in Maynard from Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools. She will discuss the current status of Maynard special education from the perspective of her first two years in the district. This is also an opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of the special education process. Come join us at Fowler Library at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.

Graduation Fundraiser

Support your seniors!  The class of 2018 graduation is right around the corner.  We can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well. 
There are 3 options available:

 Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them. 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.  We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th!

Place your order by emailing:

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

All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.

Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.
Social Studies Department 

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! 

1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser!!

On Sunday April 29, 2018, Maynard High School Girls Track is pleased to host a one of a kind fundraising event.  Did you realize 1 in 10 people buy a new mattress every year?  This is the time to buy and save up to 50% off retail, all while supporting our Girls Track program.  There will be 20+ sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.  

When:     Sunday, April 29, 2018
Where:    In the Maynard High School Gym
Time:       10am - 4pm

Stop in and take a look!  Layaway and delivery are available to make it easy on you.  We appreciate your support of our fundraiser and hope you spread the word to neighbors, family and friends.

Pesticides Notification

April 2018

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.

Michelle Resendes
Business Manager

Website:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page


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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 is Leading The Nation - Request for Past Graduates

The Maynard Leading the Nation website can be found at the following link:

https://leadingthenation.maynard.k12.ma.us

At the bottom of the home page, you will see two picture frames.  The left picture frame says Coming May 7th-11th Portraits of Past Graduates.  The right frame says Coming May 7th-11th Portraits of Future Graduates where our current Maynard students will be interviewed for a video saying, "what they love about Maynard Public Schools"

This is a request to past graduates to video anything you would like to say about how Maynard High School prepared you for your life after school.  Our TV/Radio Production teacher, John Ogden has offered to have former graduates come to the MHS TV studio to be videoed by our students.  He can be reached by phone to set up a time at (978) 897-8891 or by email at:

jogden@maynard.k12.ma.us

If you don't have time to come to Maynard High School or you now live far away, John has provided the following directions to video yourself with an iPhone.  The directions also explain how you can share and send the videos to him.

HOW TO SEND VIDEOS

This tutorial operates under the assumption you are using an iPhone/iPad to do your recording.  If you are using a different brand of phone, some steps may be different, but the process will be similar.  You will need to have the Google Drive app and/or the email app coordinated with your camera roll/photos.

1. Take the video you want to take, using your phone's camera.
     a. Try not to have too many mistakes/blunders in your speaking.  (I recommend writing and having a script in front of you.)
     b. Make sure the lighting is appropriate. (Never shoot a video with the light behind you.)

2. Once you have a satisfactory video, open it up, and press the share icon (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing up). 
     -A new screen will open up that has various ways to share your video.  Select email, to send it directly as an email.
     -If your video is too large, you must first upload it to Google Drive (by pressing the Google Drive icon).  Once uploaded, open Google Drive, find your video, select it, and press SHARE.  Input the email address of the person that you want to share it with.

*Videos of a large size must be shared using Google Drive, and cannot be sent over email.  

Glow to Grow Concussion AwarenessWalk-a-thon

Garvy Cummings is running this event for her senior project.  This is a glow in the dark themed walk-a-thon to light up the race for concussion awareness
Date: April 27th                               
Time: 7-10 pm
Location: Alumni Field, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard MA
Maynard High School Senior Project

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge. 
Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!
Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardicalled Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform. 
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2: 15 PM
Place: Maynard High School, 
1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754

To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:
seniorproject@maynard.k12.ma.us

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 7thgrade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.  Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.

Senior Project

Madison Berry is a senior at Maynard High School. She is currently working on a project in order to complete her Senior Project capstone. She is working with Savers to host a clothing drive.  You can learn more at the following link:  

https://sites.google.com/view/fundriveforhivfunding/home

A Message for Parents in Grades 5 Through 8 About Transitions and Choices

I am very aware of the growing consideration for alternate school choices to the traditional neighborhood public school.  For any parent considering alternatives to the Maynard Public Schools, I would encourage you to meet with me individually before you make that decision.  You can contact me in the following ways:

Email: rgerardi@maynard.k12.ma.us
Phone: (978) 897-2222
Visit: Central Office at Fowler School

This dialog is very important for me to learn concerns and share my thoughts too. I will make myself available seven days a week and anytime (morning, daytime, or evening) that is convenient for you.

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 mjtbrannelly@comcast.net. 

Thank you very much for your support of Maynard graduating seniors.  They greatly appreciate it!