Thursday, October 31, 2013

Superintendent's Notes


Maynard Music Association’s Casino Night is Coming This Saturday!

This is a fun event that I enjoyed very much last year.  This year I will be a guest black jack dealer again.  I will look forward to seeing everyone there. 

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 are $40 apiece, $35 for two or more, and $45 the day of the event. The price includes $3000 in gaming chips for the night! Last year’s event was sold out! 

This year’s event will feature a live auction for a 7 night two-bedroom resort stay in Orlando, FL valued at $2100! The Maynard Music Association supports band and chorus programs at Maynard High School and Fowler Middle School. The proceeds from this fundraiser contribute to scholarships, instrument purchases and repair, choral music and offset other miscellaneous music-related expenses. Vouchers can be purchased through Colleen Andrade in the Fowler main office or by contacting Bonnie Wilson at 978-897-7045. 

From The Athletic Director’s Desk

These are the dates and times for the upcoming play-offs:

Girls soccer (3) earn a buy and host the winner of St. Bernard's/West Boylston on Monday night @ 7:00pm. 

Boy’s soccer (4) play at North Brookfield at 2:30pm on Sat. 

The football game will be played at 4:00pm on Sat @ Milford High School. 

Go Tigers! 

Beautiful Custom Built Dollhouse Raffle to benefit the Maynard Food Pantry

A gorgeous custom wood dollhouse has been created and donated by Martin Maria, a local builder.  It is being decorated and furnished by Maynard Girl Scout troop #72593.  This beautiful dollhouse will be raffled off this fall, with proceeds benefitting 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.

This dollhouse will make a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for anyone - young or old!  You will also be doing something wonderful to support the Maynard Food Pantry.  Any questions may be directed to mjtbrannelly@comcast.net.

Fenn School Sports Sale

The 45th Annual Sports Sale takes place at The Fenn School in Concord on Saturday November 2nd!  Gym doors open at 9:00 a.m. and close promptly at noon. The Fenn School is located at 516 Monument Street in Concord.

We have a wide selection of gently-used sports equipment for boys and girls covering a variety of sports including lacrosse, hockey, soccer and baseball and at low prices. Representatives from Hardy's Ski Emporium will be on-hand to offer an assortment of brand new skis, boots and poles at great before-season prices.

Donations of gently used sports equipment are welcome! Please drop your items off at The Fenn School on Friday November 1st, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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, M.A., C.A.S., N.C.S.P., School Psychologist at Maynard Public Schools. The presentation will take place on November 14, 2013 at The Fowler School Library, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE WAS CHANGED FROM NOVEMBER 2, 2013 TO NOV. 14, 2013
 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 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.

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.

New Bullying Advice for Parents

Cyber bullying is done through Apps that many of us parents are not be familiar with.  School Committee member Estabrook identified this 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.


More Details can be found on the October 18th 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.

MAYNARD Council on Aging Announcement 
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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