Friday, February 21, 2014

Superintendent's Notes



Maynard School Committee Special Meeting for Community Budget Discussions

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 the Maynard School Committee will be holding a special meeting for community budget discussions.  This meeting will be held at the Fowler Library starting at 7:00pm. 

The school committee has very difficult considerations to deliberate on around staffing, programs, and services that are currently offered in the Maynard Public Schools.  This is an opportunity for community members to voice their opinions about potential reductions.   

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.

You're invited to a Celebration of Maynard Schools

Save the Date! On Saturday, March 29th, 10 AM to 11:30 AM, everyone is invited to join in a Celebration of Maynard Schools at Maynard High School, Tiger Drive. This exciting event is being presented thanks to collaboration between Maynard Public Schools, Maynard Education Foundation, Maynard Family Association and the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley.
From 10 - 10:30 AM, tours of Maynard High School will be conducted by Maynard High School Students. From 10:30 - 11 AM, there will be a presentation for parents that will highlight the wonderful, competitive offerings being provided by the Maynard Public Schools, from pre-kindergarten through high school. From 11-11:30 AM, refreshments will be served and parents will have an opportunity to ask follow up questions of Maynard school professionals and receive additional information about the specific schools.

Bring your kids! Childcare will be available at this amazing event for children ages 2+. The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley's professional staff and Maynard High School students and teachers will offer this service free of charge. Toddler/pre-school aged children will be engaged in a classroom set up just for the little ones. The gymnasium will offer structured games and activities for children in grades K+. For more information on childcare or to sign your child(ren) up, please contact Wendy Allegrone-Leslie at allegrone@bgcav.org. Reservations are greatly appreciated for planning purposes.

Although new residents and parents of children ages 0-grade 4 are especially encouraged to attend this information packed event, we hope that all residents, young and old, will take advantage of this opportunity to come and learn more about Maynard Public Schools.
Schools are the heart of every community and this is an opportunity to learn all that Maynard's schools have to offer! Questions about the event may be directed to mefgrants@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

12th ANNUAL TASTE OF MAYNARD

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to sponsor its 12th Annual Taste of Maynard on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard. Restaurants will be serving appetizer, entree and dessert delicacies from 4-6 PM; entertainment will continue until 7 PM.

Every year, this is a “not to be missed” event, with the general public being encouraged to come and enjoy exceptional samples of food specialties from local food establishments in the Maynard, Acton, Stow, Concord, Hudson and Marlboro area. There will be a cash bar, entertainment by the local sensation "Shoot the Cat" and raffle/silent auction prizes. Tickets are available in advance for $30/adult, $5/child 5 and under, $10 ages 6-12 by calling Jim McCann (978) 897.3148, Trish Signet (978) 835.7379, Mary Brannelly (978) 764.5279, Fiona Nauseda (978) 897-2460 or at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason Street, Maynard or by visiting any of the three Maynard public schools. Tickets may also be purchased by going to MEF’s website www.maynardeducation.org. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door for $35/each.

The Maynard Education Foundation’s mission is to financially support innovation in teaching for Maynard educators. Our goal is to create funds that will allow MEF to provide annual grants to teaching professionals. As we begin our 13th year, we have raised over $200,000 and have awarded grants totaling in excess of $140,000 to Maynard educators. These grants have been utilized for Innovation and Discovery endeavors that benefit Maynard children in the classroom. We specifically look for grants that will not only benefit the immediate children within a specific class but will become self-sustaining and benefit a much broader audience for years to come. It is crucial that our students be supported to increase their competitive advantage so they are prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Purchase tickets now to this food extravaganza. Each year, it becomes more successful. You’ll have an opportunity to taste wonderful food selections from many local food establishments, visit with old and new friends and support the Maynard Education Foundation! Visit our website at www.maynardeducation.org.

The American Legion and Auxiliary invite you to participate in:
The Boys State and Girls State Selections

This is an opportunity for Maynard High School students in the junior class.  The American Legion and Auxiliary invite you to participate in the Massachusetts Boys State and Girls State selection process. Each year American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units sponsor one or more high school juniors for the Boys State and Girls State citizenship program. This is a unique opportunity for young men and women from Maynard High School and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School to gather for a fun-filled week of exploring how our government works.

For more information about Boys and Girls State see the flyer posted on our website at:



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