Thursday, May 2, 2013

Superintendent's Notes

Fowler Community Fair

Friday May 3, 2013 (rain or shine) from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm the Fowler Community Fair will be held.  Each year the Fowler Staff and PTO sponsor a fundraiser to support students whop need assistance with school events such as Nature's Classroom, activity fees, field trips, and more.  There will be food from the grill, popcorn, candy, snow cones.  The events tomorrow will include; a raffle, a dunk tank, a bouncy castle, a bake sale, a book sale, train rides, face painting/tattoos, Flower/plant sale, kidnap your teacher, music, fun and more.  Hopefully I will see you there.

Boston Marathon Fundraiser

The Athletic Department and Student Government will be sponsoring a fundraiser on Friday, May 3rd for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. There will be a gate fee of 3 dollars to watch the track meet vs. Assabet and baseball/softball games vs. West Boylston. Additional donations will be welcome. Thank you in advance for your support!

Art Matters

All invited to art show and reception! Tuesday, May 7th, at ARTspace, 63 Summer St., from 5-8pm. Each Green Meadow 2nd grader has 5-6 pieces of art to show.

College opportunities this summer for MHS juniors and seniors

I attended the Mass Bay Framingham state university Getting Ready for College event last Saturday with my daughter who is a senior this year.  We learned quite a bit about various college options and what to expect from a parent and students perspective during the first year of college.

I was very impressed to find out that our MHS juniors and seniors have opportunities to take transferable courses for credit at only $100 per course through their Summer Bridge Program.  This is a two week, fun, hands-on STEM Learning Experience.  They are offering the following two ten-day courses:
MN 1340 – Engineering designs come to life with 3D technology
CS 140 – Interactive multimedia to create animation

Or the following four 2.5 day workshops:
Artbotics: build a flower or a toy and make it move
Race to the finish line: A Lego robot competition
Storytelling and games with Scratch
Mobil Apps with App Inventor

These are exciting opportunities that I am hopeful our school community can take advantage of.

Important Events and Deadline 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.

Bus Registration 2013/2014
Registration is on a first come, first served, space available basis.
Details in the Friday April 26, 2013 posting

Change in Preschool Hours for FY14
Details in the Friday April 26, 2013 posting

Girl Scout Donations for Buddy Dog Humane Society
Items may be dropped off from now until May 9th at drop off boxes located at Green Meadow, Fowler, Maynard Library, and Middlesex Savings Bank on Nason Street.
Details in the Friday April 26, 2013 posting.

MHS Diaper Drive
Drop your diaper donations off at any of the three schools in Maynard from May 6-17, 2013
Details in the Friday April 26, 2013 posting.

Busing For the 2013-2013 School Year (FY14)   
Separate start times for MHS (7:45), Fowler (8:05), and GM (8:30) starting next fall. 
Details in the Thursday April 19, 2013 Posting.

SEPAC Presentation on Promoting Social Skills-                                                                         
May 6, 2013 at The Fowler School Library, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Details in the Thursday April 11, 2013 Posting.

Maynard High School "LAST DANCE"                                                                                
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 6:30 - 11 PM at Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive.                       
Details in the Thursday April 11, 2013 Posting.     
                                        
Exterior Pesticide Spraying at Maynard High School, Fowler School and Green Meadow School  
This will take place during the spring season.
Details in the Thursday April 11, 2013 Posting.

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