Thursday, October 17, 2013

Superintendent's Notes

New Bullying Advice for Parents

Unfortunately there has been another bullying tragedy in Lakeland Florida this week.  What is even more challenging is that the cyber bullying was done through Apps that many of us parents would not be familiar with.  School Committee Member Ken Estabrook and I participated in a webinar on this topic last night.  He also shared with me the article in the link below that identifies some of those Apps and provides strategies for parents to monitor their child's participation on the internet.

This is why we feel strongly that the schools can play an important part in helping students to be responsible digital citizens in the 21st century.

SEPAC Invites You to Attend a Presentation

The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) invites you to attend a presentation "Promoting Social Skills in Young Children", presented by Kaitlin Roessle-Meerman, School Psychologist at Maynard Public Schools. The presentation will take place on November 4, 2013 at The Fowler School Library, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.
This event is free and open to the public and we encourage both parents and educators to attend. Please RSVP to Jennifer O’Leary at or 978-897-2705.
Learn more about The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at
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.

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 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

Family Fun and Learning Activities

MIT Lincoln Laboratory's holds a Science on Saturday free kids' event.  You can find more information at the following link:

More Details can be found on the October 4th blog

From the Friends of WAVM the 8th Annual Mother-Son Jammin' Fun

The WAVM 8th Annual Mother-Son Jammin' Fun will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Avoid disappointment and purchase early.  Please make the checks out to:
The Friends of WAVM
WAVM Jammin'Fun
1 Tiger Drive
Maynard, MA 01754

More Details can be found on the October 4th blog
Maynard Music Assocuiation’s Casino Night is Coming!

Vouchers are now available for the annual Casino Night sponsored by the Maynard Music Association. Casino Night will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Maynard Elks from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Vouchers can be purchased through Colleen Andrade in the Fowler main office or by contacting Bonnie Wilson at 978-897-7045. 

More Details can be found on the October 4th blog

From The Athletic Director’s Desk

For the latest scheduling information bookmark the following site and sign up for automatic change notifications.
More Details can be found on the October 4th blog.

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  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 to see the list of past years' inductees.
More Details can be found on the September 25th blog.

MAYNARD Council on Aging Announcement 

Seniors’ Ice Cream Social:  On Tuesday morning, October 22, an Ice Cream Social will be held at the COA Drop-In Center.  Please call Joan Meakin at 978-897-2687 for information about the time and to reserve a place at the Social. 

NOTE:  The November Council on Aging meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013, Town Hall, Room 201, 10 AM

Trips to WalMart and Solomon Pond Mall will resume soon.  For further information contact David Hull, COA Dispatcher, at 978-897-1032. 

Thank you.
Marcia Curren, Director                                                                                                                    Maynard Council on Aging
More Details can be found on the September 19th blog

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