Friday, December 5, 2014

Superintendent's Notes

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016

The Green Meadow School will be holding Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, January 13th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, January 14th from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Thursday, January 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  There will also be an evening registration on Wednesday, January 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Children must be 5 years old before September 1, 2015 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.

Beacon Santa Telethon

The WAVM Telethon will be held at Maynard High School on December 12th to the 15th.  Once again the students are in need of donated items for their on-air auction. Donations of toys, games, furniture, electronics, books, household items, holiday decorations as well as tickets to a show, concert or a sporting event, gift certificates or a provided service are all most welcome. Gift baskets donated by your family, neighborhood or club are also a great way to help the auction.
Items are being collected at Maynard High School during school hours and throughout the weekend of the telethon. The WAVM students will also be happy to pick up your donation at your home. Please call the station at 978-897-5213 for assistance.

All donations are gratefully accepted but regret that we can only accept new items. 


Important Events and Reminders:                                                                                                      
In an effort to streamline the Superintendent’s Notes, I will provide important upcoming events or announcements that have already been posted in previous Superintendent’s Notes in this section.

Green Meadow and Fowler PTO Guest Speaker, Sarah Ward Coming in December

Learn how to teach children to effectively balance and manage their academic work and materials, plus their time, with guest speaker Sarah Ward at the Fowler School Auditorium on December 15. This event is hosted by the Green Meadow PTO and the Fowler School PTO.

She will be providing parents, teachers and local professionals with actionable, practical ways they can help their children develop their “executive function” skills. Those are the skills we all use and need to plan, start and finish tasks on time. During this two-hour event, you will learn how to effectively teach the children in your life to:

• Create a homework space
• Organize personal and school materials
• Record assignments and create a schedule
• Manage time and tasks
• Complete long term projects

Sarah Ward regularly presents on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations. Her innovative and effective approaches have been featured on National Public Radio, and she is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Massachusetts General Hospital Expertise in Clinical Practice Award and Faculty in Excellence Award.

Please join us for this free event at the Fowler School Auditorium on December 15, from 7-9 p.m. Please RSVP by sending an email to Jen Lenicheck @ jenlenicheck@yahoo.com.

Central Office Relocation Update

The central office relocation from the Coolidge School to Fowler is on target to be conducted during the vacation week from December 24th through January5th.  Any business that needs to be conducted with the central office can be done at the Coolidge School before December 24th and at the Fowler school after January 6th.

We didn't want there to be any confusion as you may have seen the new sidewalk and central office sign from Coolidge being moved to the Fowler school.  Other facility and security preparations are projected to be completed on time and we are excited to begin central office business from Fowler in the new year.

Announcing the Maynard SEPAC  5thAnnual Winter Social

The Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will be hosting its 5th Annual Winter Social on Monday, December 8th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The Winter Social will be held in the Green Meadow Elementary cafeteria located at 5 Tiger Drive in Maynard. All students receiving Special Education services in Maynard are invited, as well as their parents, and siblings. Students in the Best Buddies program from Maynard High School will be on hand to help out.

This free event will feature crafts, activities, snacks and fun for the entire family. Exciting prizes will be raffled off for adult partygoers. All proceeds from the raffle will be used to help pay for future SEPAC activities. All children will receive a goody bag. Don't miss out on a fantastic night! 

Please RSVP to Rachel Levy at racheldayson@hotmail.com or 617-458-1294, or go to http://sepac.maynardschools.org.


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