Friday, January 10, 2014

Superintendent's Notes

Kindergarten Registration

The Green Meadow School will be holding Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, January 14th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Thursday, January 16th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  There will also be an evening registration on Wednesday, January 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Children must be 5 years old before September 1, 2014 to enter kindergarten. At registration, parents must present their child’s birth certificate, record of immunizations, recent physical exam, and proof of Maynard residency.  This could be a utility bill, a lease, or a tax receipt.  Driver’s licenses will not be accepted as proof of residency.  If you have any questions, please call Green Meadow School at 978-897-8246.

Green Meadow Preschool Information Night 

The Green Meadow Preschool Program will be holding an Information Night on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  The Green Meadow Preschool Program offers preschool for children 3 – 5 years old. 
Parents who are interested in enrolling their child for the 2014 - 2015 school year are invited to attend.  During the evening parents will have an opportunity to learn about our program, meet our staff, visit our classrooms, and ask questions.
The snow date for Information Night will be January 22, 2014.  For more information call the Maynard Public Schools Department of Student Services @ (978) 897-2138.  Come and learn about this exciting, NAEYC accredited program!

Enjoy a delicious treat at Orange Leaf in Acton and help support the Maynard Education Foundation!

Please come support the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) at Orange Leaf (255 Main Street, Acton) on Wednesday, Jan. 15th from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Orange Leaf will generously donate 15% of the total net sales to MEF ( Proceeds from the evening will support MEF's grant program for Maynard teachers and administrators.

Please contact with any questions or check out our Facebook page for more information.

Thank you for your support!
Revitalize Maynard Collaborative (RMC) will be hosting a Community Conversation

This is just a friendly reminder that the Revitalize Maynard Collaborative (RMC) will be hosting a Community Conversation event on Thursday, January 16, 2014.  The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Maynard Public Library in the Roosevelt Room.  Socializing and refreshments will start at 6:30 PM.   We look forward to an exciting talk with Michael Kanter to learn how Cambridge started it's "Shop Local" program, and how we might create our own initiative in Maynard.

For more information about this event email

Excel Winter Schedule

EXCEL provides outstanding programming that aligns with the district focus on 21st Century Learning Skills.  The learning that takes place around STEM, Foreign Language, and Creative Music programs are wonderful opportunities that many communities cannot match!.

The Green Meadow PTO asked me to remind all parents that the EXCEL Winter Schedule can be found at the following link:

Engineering Class Update

Unfortunately I was unable to accept the invitation to attend the MHS Engineering class this week.  However, I heard that we had two very special guests.  In Addition to being MHS graduates, Tom and Fred Hunter are WPI graduates and are currently employed as engineers at Kiva Systems.  They talked about their preparation at MHS and the transitions to College and the workforce.  Don Holm reported to me that it was excellent and on behalf of Maynard Public Schools, I wanted to personally thank them in my notes.

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