Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Superintendent's Notes

Beauty and the Beast At Maynard High School Performing Arts Center

The first musical to be produced in the new Performing Arts Center, Beauty and the Beast, will open in just a few short weeks! The performances will be on March 15th, 16th, 21st, and, and 23rd.  The show has 80 cast members and 20 crew members.  We need to thank the community members who have been building and painting sets, selling tickets and making costumes.  Don't miss the first performance in the new Maynard High School Performing Arts Center!

Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the following dates and times:
Wednesday February 26th from 6:30 to 8pm
Thursday February 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Friday February 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and 4:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday March 1st 9:00am to 1:00pm

Tickets may be purchased online via mktix:

SEPAC Presentation on Social Success In School: Identifying and Preventing Bullying

 The Maynard SEPAC welcomes Nadine Briggs of Simply Social Kids and Donna Shea of the Peter Pan Center to speak to the Maynard community about Social Success In School: Identifying and Preventing Bullying on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 7 to 8:45 pm in the Fowler School Library, 3 Tiger Drive.
In this seminar for parents and professionals, Nadine and Donna will cover the key elements presented to the students during their work in the schools in Maynard.  They will share the language and ideas that the kids covered on discerning the difference between bullying and conflict, how to defend and deflect negativity and mean comments, conflict resolution skills, when to tell and when it’s tattling and how to walk and talk with confidence.  They will also address the key role that adults play (as well as what to do AND say) to prevent bullying from occurring or continuing.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please rsvp to Jennifer O’Leary at sepacchair@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2705.

12th ANNUAL TASTE OF MAYNARD -Don’t Forget To Get Tickets

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.

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!

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