Monday, December 9, 2013

Special Edition of the Superintendent's Notes

The WAVM Telethon is this weekend and we need help.

Kathy Hahn and Mary Ellen Jaques are co-chairing the WAVM auction again this year.  Their inventory of auction items the students have gathered so far is well below the number we usually have at this time.  We are asking for help.  If you are able, we would appreciate donations of new items including: toys, sporting goods, household items, apparel, or holiday items with a value of $10 or more to the auction. They can hand deliver it anytime to WAVM between 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. from now until Sat afternoon Dec. 14, 2013.  If you would like, you can also call the studio at 978-897-5179. Thank you.

Invitation to Discussion about the 3rd Grade Location in 2014-15

The School Committee 3rd Grade Location Advisory Committee was thoughtfully set up by the Maynard School Committee to facilitate additional parental and staff input on their upcoming decision about where the 3rd grade class should be located next year.  This is an important decision and the School Committee and Advisory Committee would like to state up front that we have the best interest of our children in mind at all times.

This advisory committee values the input of Parents and Staff.  The Fowler PTO has kindly included our topic to be discussed at their meeting on Wednesday December 11 at 6:30 at the Fowler Library.  This is an open invitation to parents from both Fowler and Green Meadow to share their concerns and generate data for the School Committee to consider when they deliberate.  

The School Committee 3rd Grade Location Committee began collecting questions from the school community.  We have developed a question and answer document to share as we move forward collecting more data and answering more questions. 

If you would like to see the Q&A document, the details can be found on the December 6th blog.


Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley Ski and Snowboarding Announcement

Nashoba Valley Ski/Snowboard Program
Join us for another exciting year of skiing with Maynard Rec and Nashoba Valley.
Early Bird Discount!
Register before December 13th and take $5 off.
Registration Deadline - Friday, December 27th.
Lift Ticket is ONLY available to children in the 6th Grade or above that have skied or snowboarded before.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from Nashoba Valley.

SATURDAYS
January 4th - February 8th
Lesson Time: 9:00am
Lesson and Lift Ticket Price: $230
*Lift Ticket Only Price: $190
Rental Equipment: $100
Helmet Rental: $40
Helmet Purchase Price: $55

THURSDAYS
January 2 – February 6th
Lesson Time: 5:30pm
Lesson and Lift Ticket Price: $200
*Lift Ticket Only Price: $170
Rental Equipment: $100
Helmet Rental: $40
Helmet Purchase Price: $55
*Lift ticket only is for students in 6th grade or above

If you have any questions, contact:

Wendy Allegrone-Leslie
Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley
212 Great Road
Maynard, MA 01754
978-461-2871
www.bgcav.org
"Great Futures Start Here"

Important Events and Reminders:    
                                                                                                  
In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

The 4th Annual Winter Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard Special Education students, parents and siblings to its 4th Annual Winter Social on Monday, December 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Green Meadow School Cafeteria.   This event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family!  Students from the High School Best Buddies program will also be there to help with crafts and activities.
This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jennifer O’Leary with any questions or to RSVP at sepacchair@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2705.
Learn more about The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at http://SEPAC.maynardschools.org.

Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troup 72595 will be Gift Wrapping

Greetings all holiday shoppers! Are you stressed, thinking about all of the gift wrapping you still need to do? Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troop 72595 is offering its services this holiday season to earn money for troop activities. Members of the sixth grade troop will be located in the Fowler School lobby on Wednesday, December 11th from 2:30 - 6 PM, ready to wrap all of your holiday treasures. Stop by any time that afternoon! We are requesting a $1.00 donation per item. We had many happy customers last year who got most or all of their holiday wrapping done at once! Please come visit us on the 11th! Happy Holidays!

All Community Winter Concert! Wed. Dec. 18th

If you play a band instrument or sing and would like to be part of this special event, please e-mail Mrs. Blanchard at CBlanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us so that we can get the music to you. We welcome all alumni and anyone living in the town of Maynard or having a connection to the town, to come and perform with us!

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog


Friday, December 6, 2013

Superintendent's Notes



Invitation to Discussion about the 3rd Grade Location in 2014-15

The School Committee 3rd Grade Location Advisory Committee was thoughtfully set up by the Maynard School Committee to facilitate additional parental and staff input on their upcoming decision about where the 3rd grade class should be located next year.  This is an important decision and the School Committee and Advisory Committee would like to state up front that we have the best interest of our children in mind at all times.

This advisory committee values the input of Parents and Staff.  The Fowler PTO has kindly included our topic to be discussed at their meeting on Wednesday December 11 at 6:30 at the Fowler Library.  This is an open invitation to parents from both Fowler and Green Meadow to share their concerns and generate data for the School Committee to consider when they deliberate.  

The School Committee 3rd Grade Location Committee began collecting questions from the school community.  We have developed a question and answer document to share as we move forward collecting more data and answering more questions.  Below is our first attempt to provide information in the form of questions and answers.

Q&A on the Location of 3rd Grade in MPS

  • Why is moving 3rd grade to Fowler being considered?
When the new High School was being proposed, the MSBA required the eighth grade to be included in the project to make the project large enough for them to consider.  There was discussion that Green Meadow was overcrowded at that time and perhaps they could occupy the vacant space at Fowler.

School Committee Assistant Chair Kohlman has kept his own enrollment data over the last 13 years and has done an analysis of his data.  He has compared the NESDEC enrollment projections to his data as a cross reference as well.  Dr. Kohlman’s analysis affirms a projection that moving 8th and 3rd grade will balance each of the three Maynard schools to a population of about 500 students.  Currently and historically Green Meadow has had a larger student enrollment than 500 students and balancing buildings would make it easier to balance resources.

  • Some Staff members have expressed a concern that if the High School ever got too crowded, would there be a need to shift the 8th and 3rd grades again?
Using the last three years of very high enrollment increases at all three schools, Superintendent Gerardi had queried whether the 8th grade would be able to stay at MHS if the enrollments continued to increase.  Dr. Kohlman’s analysis identified that the projections suggest that the new Maynard High school should be able to keep the 8th grade class at that location.  This should alleviate any concerns that we will be moving grades back and forth over the next decade.

  • What are the space “issues” at Green Meadow (Parents are looking for specifics in this area)?
Green Meadow Parking as well as pick-up and drop-off outdoor space is challenging.  Of all of our schools, Green Meadow has the least amount of parking for staff and visitors.  Green Meadow also has the most congested pick-up and drop-offs.

Currently the English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher does not have her own class and is sharing a classroom with the Excel Program.

The Preschool this year required the use of an additional classroom.

The EXCEL before and afterschool program has a limit of space.  This is considered a valuable program for parents who participate.

  • Which option will cost the district more money?
The committee has identified the cost to move the third grade to Fowler would include an additional bus, moving expenses and curricular materials. These costs would add up to approximately $65,985.

  • Parents would like more opportunities to have a voice in this decision based on professional and personal experiences.  They have also questioned if staff at both schools should have opportunities to have a voice in this decision?
 In addition to the PTO forum next week, the Advisory Committee will be developing surveys for parents and teachers in an effort to get more information.

  • What is the current status of places for children to play outside at Fowler (currently no playground and 4th and 5th and recess is generally in the field)?
The School Committee is aware of the lack of a playground at Fowler for the 4th and 5th grade students and asked Principal Mela to start a playground committee last year.  School Committee Chair, Amy Rebecca Gay, has written a CPC Grant and placed this request on the Maynard capital improvement plan for funding as of July1, 2014.  She and Principal Mela are doing this in advocacy for more play space for the 4th and 5th grade students.  If this playground is funded, it could be constructed in the summer of 2014 and ready for the next school year.

  • How would students dismissal and drop off? 
Like Green Meadow there are entrances and exits for lower and upper grade students.

  • Will the amount of recess and lunch time remain the same?
Yes, the same schedules at Green Meadow would be accommodated at Fowler. 

  • How will assemblies address the needs of this age range?
Fowler has whole school assemblies once in great while for special events.  During those events, students are seated by grade and their teachers sit or stand near them.  However it is more common for Fowler to have community meetings by grade level.

  • How will the administration address the needs of such an age range in terms of posters, decorations, bathroom facilities, height of water fountains etc.?
As we toured Fowler, we noticed that most of the wall hangings are student work and any other posters tend to be motivational and appropriate in nature.  In regard to the facility, Principal Mela reminded us that Fowler was never built as a Middle School.  It was designed as a school that houses two schools within a school and has always operated that way.  All of the bathrooms have low and lower facilities to accommodate both elementary as well as middle aged students. 

  • Should mixing 8 year old students with 12 year old students on the bus and during unsupervised times before and after school be concerning for families?

The younger kids are assigned to sit in the front of the bus and the older kids are assigned to sit in the back.  Principal Mela gets on bus and reminds students of this regularly.  Principal Mela identified that it is human nature to have some disciplinary issues in any school, which is why Assistant Principal’s are needed to help educate students to be good citizens and school community members.   His experience during the last 12 years at Fowler as an Assistant Principal and Principal is that on the bus or in the halls, the older students tend not to interact with the younger students. During most of this time the range of student’s ages were 9 to 13.

  • If 3rd grade moves up to Fowler, does the 5th grade move to a wing that is more like a middle school?
The 5th grade would be physically moved upstairs but would still be isolated in one wing and still be run as an elementary model for instruction, supervision, and management.

Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley Ski and Snowboarding Announcement

Nashoba Valley Ski/Snowboard Program
Join us for another exciting year of skiing with Maynard Rec and Nashoba Valley.
Early Bird Discount!
Register before December 13th and take $5 off.
Registration Deadline - Friday, December 27th.
Lift Ticket is ONLY available to children in the 6th Grade or above that have skied or snowboarded before.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from Nashoba Valley.

SATURDAYS
January 4th - February 8th
Lesson Time: 9:00am
Lesson and Lift Ticket Price: $230
*Lift Ticket Only Price: $190
Rental Equipment: $100
Helmet Rental: $40
Helmet Purchase Price: $55

THURSDAYS
January 2 – February 6th
Lesson Time: 5:30pm
Lesson and Lift Ticket Price: $200
*Lift Ticket Only Price: $170
Rental Equipment: $100
Helmet Rental: $40
Helmet Purchase Price: $55
*Lift ticket only is for students in 6th grade or above

If you have any questions, contact:

Wendy Allegrone-Leslie
Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley
212 Great Road
Maynard, MA 01754
978-461-2871
www.bgcav.org
"Great Futures Start Here"

Important Events and Reminders:    
                                                                                                   
In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

The 4th Annual Winter Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard Special Education students, parents and siblings to its 4th Annual Winter Social on Monday, December 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Green Meadow School Cafeteria.   This event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family!  Students from the High School Best Buddies program will also be there to help with crafts and activities.

This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jennifer O’Leary with any questions or to RSVP at sepacchair@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2705.

Learn more about The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at http://SEPAC.maynardschools.org.

Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troup 72595 will be Gift Wrapping

Greetings all holiday shoppers! Are you stressed, thinking about all of the gift wrapping you still need to do? Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troop 72595 is offering its services this holiday season to earn money for troop activities. Members of the sixth grade troop will be located in the Fowler School lobby on Wednesday, December 11th from 2:30 - 6 PM, ready to wrap all of your holiday treasures. Stop by any time that afternoon! We are requesting a $1.00 donation per item. We had many happy customers last year who got most or all of their holiday wrapping done at once! Please come visit us on the 11th! Happy Holidays!

The Official Maynard High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Maynard Community is cordially invited to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Maynard High School on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Reception and Tours will be from 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at         1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA  01754.

All Community Winter Concert! Wed. Dec. 18th

If you play a band instrument or sing and would like to be part of this special event, please e-mail Mrs. Blanchard at CBlanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us so that we can get the music to you. We welcome all alumni and anyone living in the town of Maynard or having a connection to the town, to come and perform with us!

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Superintendent's Notes


Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I can guarantee you that I will eat my share of the turkey!  I also love Thanksgiving because after I go to the first half of the Maynard Football game, I go to the second half of the football game at the high school that I graduated from.  It is a great time for me to reconnect with long time friends.  Maynard has not had a home Thanksgiving Day game in five years so I hope to see a big crowd tomorrow!

If you are looking for exciting topics of conversation for your Thanksgiving meal or at the game, perhaps you would like to ask friends and family if they are interested in taking on a high school intern this spring. We are trying to place some seniors in the following fields for their Senior Projects: cosmetic dermatology, medical research (interest is stem cell research), veterinary, animation, and small business development.  Even if you are in a different field of interest, we are always looking for a variety of career mentors for our students participating in the senior project.  If you or friends are interested in being senior project mentors, please email Jean LaBelle at: jlabelle@maynard.k12.ma.us

Happy Thanksgiving!


Notice Regarding Students Walking from Green Meadow and Fowler by the New High School

There was a sidewalk on the right side of tiger drive where students from Fowler and Green meadow could walk in front of the old high school.  Unfortunately that was not in the design of the new high school.  I am concerned for student safety and would ask parents to remind their children that at this point they should use the path to the left of the sidewalk at its ending spot from Fowler.  This side area to the neighboring street has always and will continue to be cleared for passage during inclement weather.  We will be painting lines and put up signs to help guide the students but we would appreciate your help in reminding them.

Parent Workshop: The Secrets to Social Success: How to Support All Students in School

As part of our district-wide initiative to promote social success for all students, we are pleased to announce a free workshop for parents.  The objective of this initiative is to bring anti-bullying/social enrichment programs to students, school personnel and parents.
Dates:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (7:00 to 9:00 PM) OR Thursday, December 5, 2013 (9:00-11:00 AM)
Location: Fowler School Auditorium
Presenters: Nadine Briggs (Simply Social Kids) and Donna Shea (Peter Pan Center)
In this seminar for parents, the presenters will share language and steps to improve the social lives of children and adolescents, and how to teach them strategies to address issues of bullying in their school environment.  They will also address the key roles adults play in promoting positive social experiences for children and adolescents.
This workshop is open to the public.  

The 4th Annual Winter Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard Special Education students, parents and siblings to its 4th Annual Winter Social on Monday, December 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Green Meadow School Cafeteria.   This event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family!  Students from the High School Best Buddies program will also be there to help with crafts and activities.
This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jennifer O’Leary with any questions or to RSVP at sepacchair@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2705.
Learn more about The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at http://SEPAC.maynardschools.org.

Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troup 72595 will be Gift Wrapping

Greetings all holiday shoppers! Are you stressed, thinking about all of the gift wrapping you still need to do? Maynard Cadette Girl Scout Troop 72595 is offering its services this holiday season to earn money for troop activities. Members of the sixth grade troop will be located in the Fowler School lobby on Wednesday, December 11th from 2:30 - 6 PM, ready to wrap all of your holiday treasures. Stop by any time that afternoon! We are requesting a $1.00 donation per item. We had many happy customers last year who got most or all of their holiday wrapping done at once! Please come visit us on the 11th! Happy Holidays!

Maynard High School Band Congratulations

Members of the MHS band and chorus travelled to Grafton HS on Nov. 16th to audition for the Sr. District Music Festival.  We are thrilled to report that 5 MHS musicians were accepted! 4 of them scored so highly they received All-State recs. Remarkable for such a small school!

Congratulations to:
Ryan Chiasson
Jeff Umbrell
Helen Gerondeau
Emmet Karner
Monica Conroy

These students will be performing in Mechanics Hall in Worcester in January.

Important Events and Reminders:    
                                                                                                  
In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

The New Maynard High School Community Tours on Thanksgiving Day Morning

On November 28, the new Maynard High School will be open for community tours before the Thanksgiving Day Football Game which starts at 10:00 a.m. Tours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Come see the new High School and watch a great football game!

The Official Maynard High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Maynard Community is cordially invited to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Maynard High School on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Reception and Tours will be from 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA  01754.

All Community Winter Concert! Wed. Dec. 18th

If you play a band instrument or sing and would like to be part of this special event, please e-mail Mrs. Blanchard at CBlanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us so that we can get the music to you. We welcome all alumni and anyone living in the town of Maynard or having a connection to the town, to come and perform with us!

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

Remembering Maynard's Own (RMO) Fundraiser

An original Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt created by Pauline Mclaughlin will be raffled.  Tickets are $5 each.  Checks can be sent to Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt, P.O. Box 268, Maynard, MA 01754.

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

Friday, November 22, 2013

Superintendent's Notes

Parent Workshop: The Secrets to Social Success: How to Support All Students in School

As part of our district-wide initiative to promote social success for all students, we are pleased to announce a free workshop for parents.  The objective of this initiative is to bring anti-bullying/social enrichment programs to students, school personnel and parents.
Dates:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (7:00 to 9:00 PM) OR Thursday, December 5, 2013 (9:00-11:00 AM)
Location: Fowler School Auditorium
Presenters: Nadine Briggs (Simply Social Kids) and Donna Shea (Peter Pan Center)
In this seminar for parents, the presenters will share language and steps to improve the social lives of children and adolescents, and how to teach them strategies to address issues of bullying in their school environment.  They will also address the key roles adults play in promoting positive social experiences for children and adolescents.
This workshop is open to the public. 

Maynard Music Association Casino Night Fundraiser Raised $11,700 This Year!

The MMA raises this money in support of the band and chorus programs of Maynard High School and Fowler School. 

We wish to thank our music parents past and present for their ongoing support and volunteerism in the form of planning the event, providing delicious appetizers and desserts, training as dealers and attending the event.

We also thank the music staff of MHS, Fowler, and Green Meadow for lending a hand before, during and after the fundraiser, and we thank the many staff members and teachers who helped as dealers and with logistics (office staff!).

In addition, we applaud the Maynard community and local businesses for their support of the event through table sponsorships, advertisements, and donation of prizes and by becoming dealers for the evening. An exciting evening was had by all! 

"Like" Maynard Music Association on Facebook to check out the photos of this event! (Photos - compliments of Bruce Lucier of Marquee Photoworks)


Hi Everyone,

It's hard to believe, but the fall season has almost come to an end with only the long awaited home Thanksgiving game vs. Clinton remaining. We will honor the seniors at 10:00am, and kick-off will be at 10:15am.  As I mentioned before, it has been a great start to the 2013-2014 athletic season. I am proud to announce that four teams qualified for the tournament and two individuals qualified for the golf tournament.

Here are some important dates coming up:  

11/25:
  MAYNARD BONFIRE @ 5:00PM @ Alumni Basketball Courts. There will be building tours before the bonfire. ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us for some good music, good snacks, good times, and a great fire! 

11/28:
 Thanksgiving Day social and tours before the big game! Come to the high school early to see the new school and to see old friends. More importantly, be at the Alumni basketball courts by 9:00am to see FIRE HAZARD play at 9:15am.  FIRE HAZARD is a MHS band and features Jae Mannion on vocals and guitar, Jeff Umbrell on guitar, Thomas Manning on base guitar, and Justin Duggan on drums. They have been practicing hard and are ready to rock Alumni Field before the game! 

Also at this game, the student government will honor local veterans during half-time. Contact Mrs. LaBelle at the high school for more details.

12/2: Winter sports start.  Boys and Girls Basketball; F, JV, V.  Co-op hockey with Assabet, Co-op wrestling with Nashoba and Winter Strength and Conditioning Club, M-Th, 2:15-3:30, meet by the weight-room. 

12/4: 
 Fall Awards Ceremony @ 6:30PM in the new luxurious auditorium.

Fall season records and all-stars: 

The boy’s soccer team finished 10-8. The following athletes were named league all-star: MVP-Ryan Fowler, Robbie Oliphant, Jeff Gately, and Matt Hickey. Robbie Oliphant and Ryan Fowler were named Central Mass. all-stars. The girls' soccer team finished 11-3-4, and for the second year, grabbed the Mid-WACH D league championship title. Izabella Gubala, Julia Long, Rachel Fitzgerald, Megan Aukstikalnis and Lauren Lappas were named league all-stars and Julia Long and Izabella Gubala were named Central Mass. all-stars. On the gridiron , Maynard football is now 6-4 and looking to have the best record in many years. Jack O'Callaghan, Brenden Dyer, Preston Wilkey, Stephen Peterson, Alex Martinec were named league all-stars and Bryan Kiley and Alex Martinec were named Central Mass all-stars. I would also like to thank the MHS band for showing their support and providing us with great musical entertainment during the football games. The field hockey team finished 4-12-2, clinched second place in their league and earned a playoff spot. Lindsay Eagan, Kimmie Lamoureax, Amalia Luciano and Erin Wesley were named league all-stars.  The golf team finished 3-9, which is a 2 match improvement from last year. Bailey Loughlin and Clayton Dahill  both qualified for the tournament. Bailey Loughlin was named league all-star. They will have the whole team returning next year so I expect an even better improvement.  Last, but certainly not least, the young Maynard cheerleaders have worked hard and improved their skills this year. We look forward to seeing them compete in the future.

Although, the Varsity teams get all the press, I would be remiss not to acknowledge the hard work of the JV teams and the 7th/8th grade soccer teams. All JV teams and 7th/8th grade teams worked hard this year and improved tremendously. The future of Maynard athletics is bright.

I am proud to be the Maynard Athletic Director. Thanks to all for your support and I am looking forward to a great winter season. 

Sincerely, 
Kevin Caruso

Important Events and Reminders:    
                                                                                                  
In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

The New Maynard High School Community Tours and Annual Thanksgiving Bonfire

The new Maynard High School will be open for community tours on Monday afternoon November 25 before the Annual Thanksgiving Bonfire. The tours will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the Bonfire will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Alumni Field Basketball Courts. All are welcome. Rain Date Tuesday, November 26.

The New Maynard High School Community Tours on Thanksgiving Day Morning

On November 28, the new Maynard High School will be open for community tours before the Thanksgiving Day Football Game which starts at 10:00 a.m. Tours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Come see the new High School and watch a great football game!

The Official Maynard High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Maynard Community is cordially invited to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Maynard High School on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Reception and Tours will be from 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at         1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA  01754.

All Community Winter Concert! Wed. Dec. 18th

If you play a band instrument or sing and would like to be part of this special event, please e-mail Mrs. Blanchard at CBlanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us so that we can get the music to you. We welcome all alumni and anyone living in the town of Maynard or having a connection to the town, to come and perform with us!

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

Remembering Maynard's Own (RMO) Fundraiser

An original Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt created by Pauline Mclaughlin will be raffled.  Tickets are $5 each.  Checks can be sent to Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt, P.O. Box 268, Maynard, MA 01754.

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

DON’T MISS THE 5th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY
  
This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $35/ea until November 15th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.comThe 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://web.maynard.ma.us/civic/mhsahf to see the list of past years' inductees.
More Details can be found on the September 25th blog.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Superintendent's Notes


The New Maynard High School Community Tours and Annual Thanksgiving Bonfire

The new Maynard High School will be open for community tours on Monday afternoon November 25 before the Annual Thanksgiving Bonfire. The tours will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the Bonfire will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Alumni Field Basketball Courts. All are welcome. Rain Date Tuesday, November 26.

The New Maynard High School Community Tours on Thanksgiving Day Morning

On November 28, the new Maynard High School will be open for community tours before the Thanksgiving Day Football Game which starts at 10:00 a.m. Tours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Come see the new High School and watch a great football game!

The Official Maynard High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Maynard Community is cordially invited to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Maynard High School on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Reception and Tours will be from 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA  01754.

An Invitation to the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Public Comment Forum

The Maynard Public Schools Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan Public Comment Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Fowler Library between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. 

I have included the current Maynard Public Schools Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan with the recommended tracked changes on the Maynard public Schools home page at, https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-public-school/documents-to-download

As a complimentary document I have included a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Check List that has been used to verify that this document contains the required content.   

                                                                                                  
In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

Beautiful Custom Built Dollhouse Raffle to benefit the Maynard Food Pantry

 This beautiful dollhouse will be raffled off this fall, with proceeds benefiting the Maynard Food Pantry. Raffle tickets will first be available for $5/ea or 5/$20.  Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason St, Maynard has generously offered to display the dollhouse and sell raffle tickets on behalf of the Maynard Food Pantry through Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12 noon.  The raffle winner will be chosen at 12 noon on Saturday, November 16, 2013.  You do not have to be present to win.

Any questions may be directed to mjtbrannelly@comcast.net.

More Details can be found on the October 31st blog

All Community Winter Concert! Wed. Dec. 18th

If you play a band instrument or sing and would like to be part of this special event, please e-mail Mrs. Blanchard at CBlanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us so that we can get the music to you. We welcome all alumni and anyone living in the town of Maynard or having a connection to the town, to come and perform with us!

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

Remembering Maynard's Own (RMO) Fundraiser

An original Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt created by Pauline Mclaughlin will be raffled.  Tickets are $5 each.  Checks can be sent to Remembering Maynard's Own Quilt, P.O. Box 268, Maynard, MA 01754.

More Details can be found on the October 11th blog

DON’T MISS THE 5th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY
  
This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $35/ea until November 15th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.comThe 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://web.maynard.ma.us/civic/mhsahf to see the list of past years' inductees.
More Details can be found on the September 25th blog.