Thursday, October 5, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance is hosting Michelle Chalmers

On October 24th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, the Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance is hosting Michelle Chalmers at the Maynard Public Library.  She is the author of “The Skin on My Chin” and “The Story of METCO.”

You are invited to join us as we explore the roles we play in raising race-conscious children. As parents, teachers, and community members, we will examine our own relationship to race. You will leave with some tools to start having conversations with children and to involve children on taking action on issues relevant to their lives. All are welcome.

Green Meadow PTO Is Looking For Venders/Crafters For The Upcoming Fair

On Nov. 4 the Green Meadow PTO is holding a Vendor & Craft Fair at the Green Meadow School.  We are looking for more vendors/crafters for it. If you are interested, Please contact the PTO at:


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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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.

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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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

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

Maynard School Committee Community Summer Read Discussion

Our annual summer read this year was Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD.  It is 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 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.

Anti Bullying Forum

The Maynard Public Schools will be holding an Anti Bullying Forum on Tuesday October 3, 2017.  This event will be held in the Fowler Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Maynard Public Schools Policy Subcommittee is in the process of reviewing the current School Committee Policy #18 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Reporting Form. 

We plan on using a World Cafe Method for facilitating dialogue with large groups.  We will have break out groups at round tables brainstorming their thoughts on these documents and reporting to the committee recommendations for improvement.

We would like to plan on refreshments so it would be helpful if we could have everyone use the following link to pre-register:


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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Maynard Farmers' Market

The Market runs Saturdays until 9/30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main Street in Maynard (near intersection with Sudbury Street). For the latest schedule updates, visit www.facebook.com/MaynardFarmersMarket


Friday, September 22, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Anti Bullying Forum

The Maynard Public Schools will be holding an Anti Bullying Forum on Tuesday October 3, 2017.  This event will be held in the Fowler Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Maynard Public Schools Policy Subcommittee is in the process of reviewing the current School Committee Policy #18 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Reporting Form. 

We plan on using a World Cafe Method for facilitating dialogue with large groups.  We will have break out groups at round tables brainstorming their thoughts on these documents and reporting to the committee recommendations for improvement.

We would like to plan on refreshments so it would be helpful if we could have everyone use the following link to pre-register:


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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Maynard Farmers' Market Apple Pie Contest is September 23

On September 23, an American classic, the Apple Pie contest, returns to the Maynard Farmers’ Market. To participate, bakers must make a pie using apples from a local orchard and deliver it to the Market, along with the recipe, between 8:30- 9:00 am on 9/23. The contest is limited to 20 bakers so pre-registration is encouraged.

In exchange for a donation, those who enjoy tasting more than baking may sample pies starting at 10:30am and vote for the audience favorite. Proceeds from his year’s contest will benefit Open Table.  

Also on 9/23, Pony Shack Cider and The Compulsive Baker make their last appearance of the season and join vendors Applefield FarmBalance Rock FarmBrigham Farm Stand & Greenhouse Cookie Lady Treats & Giacomo's Gourmet Granola LLC . Artisan is Beth of Pink Pigeon Creations. The Maynard Family Network will be at the Kids' Tent with story time and activities for the kids. The Maynard Historical Society is at the Community Tent. Only 2 Markets left; don't miss it! 

The Market runs Saturdays until 9/30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main Street in Maynard (near intersection with Sudbury Street). For the latest schedule updates, visit www.facebook.com/MaynardFarmersMarket

Maynard Carnival

The Maynard Police Relief Assn. and Maynard Fire Relief Assn. are sponsoring the Maynard Carnival on September 22nd through September 24th in the Sudbury Street Lot.  There will be rides, games, and Food.  The times on each day are:

Friday - from 6:00 to 11:30 pm
Saturday - from 2:00 to11:30 pm
Sunday - from 2:00 to 7:00 pm

Specials include:

Friday - Wear black and/or Orange (Maynard Colors) and get 2 free ride tickets with a minimum purchase of a 20 ticket sheet
Saturday - Fireworks on Saturday night
Sunday - Pay-One-Price from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

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! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Anti Bullying Forum

The Maynard Public Schools will be holding an Anti Bullying Forum on Tuesday October 3, 2017.  This event will be held in the Fowler Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Maynard Public Schools Policy Subcommittee is in the process of reviewing the current School Committee Policy #18 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Reporting Form. 

We plan on using a World Cafe Method for facilitating dialogue with large groups.  We will have break out groups at round tables brainstorming their thoughts on these documents and reporting to the committee recommendations for improvement.

Grade 3 Invitation to the Fowler School's Back to School Curriculum Night

Grade 3 parents & guardians are invited to attend Fowler School's Back to School Curriculum Night on September 19 as a preview for next year.  From 6:00-6:45 the Fowler staff and students will showcase curriculum and programs unique to Fowler School.  Come and see the outstanding experiences afforded to our Fowler students!

Fowler parents will attend grade level meetings with teachers following the curriculum showcase

Fowler School Library Book Fair

The Fowler School Library Book Fair will be September 18-22, 2017The fair will be open during the Fowler Curriculum Night - Tuesday September 19 5:30-7:30.

The more you read, the more you know.  Please promote literacy and support the Fowler Library fund raiser!  All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the school day throughout the week of September 18.  Please check with your student, student's classroom teacher or homeroom teacher for details on the fair.

Chromebook Concerns in Other Districts

There was a recent news story about the East Bridgewater Schools recalling over 1,000 chromebooks because they were smoking while being used.  The models involved were Lenova N21 and Lenova N22. 

I would like to assure our families that we have not experienced similar problems with our 1:1 laptop program in grades 8-12.  We do not use that brand of chromebook.  Our chromebooks have been Dell or Acer brands.  We are not aware of any other districts having problems with the brands that we use and we have not experienced any similar malfunctions to date.  We will act swiftly if we find similar issues in the future.

Fundraiser to benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund

Save the Date for "Music Together in Katherine's Memory", Sunday, September 17th, Battle Road Brewery, 5 Mill and Main, Maynard, 5 - 10 PM. From 5-6 PM, Pat and Vic Lalli,  from "Music Together of Assabet Valley", will entertain the younger audience.  From 6 - 10 PM, various musicians who have played with the Lalli's will entertain the older audience.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Katherine Lalli passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident in Lancaster.  Not only was she educated through the Maynard school system but her family has always been very much involved in the Maynard community, especially her parents, who provide programs through Music Together of Assabet Valley, enjoyed by children in the Maynard, Acton, Concord, Sudbury communities and beyond. 

The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  

If you would like to make a donation in Katherine's memory at this time, please make your check payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail donations to: Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, attn Cheryl Kane, Treasurer. Acknowledgement of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.

Maynard Music Association  Updates

All other monthly meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in the Fowler library.  Please check out our website for a complete list of meeting dates: maynardmusic.org.  

Can't make our September meeting?  Be sure to stop by the MMA table at your back to school night on Tuesday, September 19th. Learn more about supporting band and chorus in our schools, pick up an info packet about MMA meeting dates, MMA sweatshirts, concert programs and donate to your child's class basket for our music fundraiser!!

MHS Volunteers Needed for Pep Game on September 22nd:  
We are in need of 4 volunteers. Reply to this email address if you can volunteer.

MMA officers met over the summer in prep for the year ahead.  To view the minutes visit our website under the tab "Joint".

Casino Night: November 4th, 6:30 @ the Elks - Update:

FAQs
Planning for the 9th annual Casino Game Night music fundraiser is underway! 
All band/chorus parents in grades 4-12 are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.

·   Casino Game Night is our sole fundraiser each year. 
·   We raise money to support the needs of the band and chorus students of Fowler School and Maynard High School. (501c3 charitable organization)
·   Our event takes place this year on Saturday, November 4th at the Maynard Elks Club at 6:30 pm
·   go to www.maynardmusic.org  or Maynard Music Association on FB for info
·   Please attend planning meetings! Fun folks, food provided - EVERY MONDAY @ 7pm  location: 13 Sherman St!

NEW INFO: Grade-level theme basket donations

·    Grade level theme baskets 5-12 are being coordinated. 
·    Letters from your coordinator will be sent this week with theme info!
·    Coordinator for 5th still needed.
·    Donations of $10 toward your grade’s basket are requested. 
·    Bring donation to Back to School Nights (9/19 Fowler, 9/28 MHS) or drop off at the main offices.

Thanks to: Danielle Ullrich (12), Stephanie Gavin (11), Justine St. John (10), Christine Boutin (9), Stephanie/Justine/Bonnie (8), John Cafarella (7) and Allison Clements (6) for coordinating baskets
Contact Bonnie Wilson if you can help: Maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  

WAVM Luau

The friends of WAVM are hosting a mother son event on Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Maynard high school gym for boys in grades K-6. Parents and students, grab your Hawaiian shirt and play some Mother vs. Son games! Snacks and photographs available. Tickets are available at the door. Feel free to email Kathy Gargas at kmk9@aol.com or Sharon Ray at sray916@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Fowler School Library Book Fair

The Fowler School Library Book Fair will be September 18-22, 2017The fair will be open during the Fowler Curriculum Night - Tuesday September 19 5:30-7:30.

The more you read, the more you know.  Please promote literacy and support the Fowler Library fund raiser.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the school day throughout the week of September 18.  Please check with your student, student's classroom teacher or homeroom teacher for details on the fair.

Fundraiser to benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund

Save the Date for "Music Together in Katherine's Memory", Sunday, September 17th, Battle Road Brewery, 5 Mill and Main, Maynard, 5 - 10 PM. From 5-6 PM, Pat and Vic Lalli,  from "Music Together of Assabet Valley", will entertain the younger audience.  From 6 - 10 PM, various musicians who have played with the Lalli's will entertain the older audience.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Katherine Lalli passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident in Lancaster.  Not only was she educated through the Maynard school system but her family has always been very much involved in the Maynard community, especially her parents, who provide programs through Music Together of Assabet Valley, enjoyed by children in the Maynard, Acton, Concord, Sudbury communities and beyond. 

The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  

If you would like to make a donation in Katherine's memory at this time, please make your check payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail donations to: Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, attn Cheryl Kane, Treasurer. Acknowledgement of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.

Maynard Music Association  Updates

Please consider joining us for our first MMA meeting of the year: Tuesday, September 12th.  Fowler business @ 6:30, Joint business @ 7:30, high school business @ 8:00 in the Fowler band room.  All other monthly meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in the Fowler library.  Please check out our website for a complete list of meeting dates: maynardmusic.org.  

Can't make our September meeting?  Be sure to stop by the MMA table at your back to school night on Tuesday, September 19th. Learn more about supporting band and chorus in our schools, pick up an info packet about MMA meeting dates, MMA sweatshirts, concert programs and donate to your child's class basket for our music fundraiser!!

MHS Volunteers Needed for Pep Game on September 8th and September 22nd:  
We are in need of 4 volunteers. Reply to this email address if you can volunteer.

Casino Night: November 4th, 6:30 @ the Elks:  
Planning is well underway.  Please consider joining us every Monday night starting September 11th at 7 pm at 13 Sherman Street.  Assistance is needed in the following areas:
·    Basket making for prizes
·    Soliciting advertisements for our program
·    Soliciting table sponsors 
·    Cooking/baking for the event
·    Setting up and assisting during the event
·    Dealers
·    Gathering prizes
·    Immediate Need: Class basket coordinators for grades 5 and 11.
Contact Bonnie Wilson if you can help: Maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  

MMA officers met over the summer in prep for the year ahead.  To view the minutes visit our website under the tab "Joint".

WAVM Luau

The friends of WAVM are hosting a mother son event on Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Maynard high school gym for boys in grades K-6. Parents and students, grab your Hawaiian shirt and play some Mother vs. Son games! Snacks and photographs available. Tickets are available at the door. Feel free to email Kathy Gargas at kmk9@aol.com or Sharon Ray at sray916@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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!