Friday, December 12, 2014

Superintendent's Notes

The WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon is this Weekend

The WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon begins tonight, December 12, at 7:00 pm, and runs until 10:00 am on Sunday, December 14. The Telethon is available for viewing on Comcast channel 8 and Verizon Fios channel 28. It can also be streamed online at www.wavm.org.

Fit Club at MHS

"You may have caught the great article in this week's Beacon-Villager about the free Fit Club being held at the Maynard High School. Please be advised that during basketball season, Fit Club will be held on MONDAYS instead of TUESDAYS at 7:15 pm. 

This week, it will start at 7:00 pm. Kit Horton Caldicott is inviting you to a private motivational call with the creator of P90X, Tony Horton,this Monday night, December 15th at 8:30 pm. Dial in is: 712-432-3066, Code: 623550." Tony will provide his best tips for staying healthy and fit during the holidays and into the New Year."

Kit
Kit Caldicott
Star Diamond Team Beachbody Coach
Cell: 781-771-3499

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.

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.

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 being 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.



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