Friday, October 2, 2015

Superintendent's Notes

The Maynard School Community Book Talk

This summer we provided copies of the book "The Smartest Kids in the World" (Ripley, 2013) to the Maynard Public Library. We encouraged our community to read this book in preparation of our discussions around the vision of Maynard Public Schools.

This Wednesday evening Jennifer Guadet held a community book talk in the Maynard High School Cafeteria.  I am pleased to report that more than 45 people were in attendance.  There were School Committee members, parents and staff from all of our schools.  I was able to help facilitate one of the table conversation and was even more pleased to find that some community members without children in the schools as well as some residents who have some children in charter schools and Maynard schools were participating.  

The broad spectrum of ideas discussed will be extremely helpful as the School Committee continues there leadership of our district.  

Support the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF)

Help support the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) and enjoy a great meal any Tuesday in October at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton. When you tell your server that you are a MEF supporter, Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase* to MEF. *(Offer excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)

Don't miss this opportunity to help raise funds for MEF's grant program!
(Please note you must mention MEF or present a certificate (available at for MEF to receive a donation.)

MMA Casino Night

Vouchers are now available for the annual Casino Night sponsored by the Maynard Music Association. Casino Night will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Maynard Elks from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Vouchers are $40 apiece, $35 for two or more, and $45 the day of the event. The price includes $3000 in gaming chips for the night! Last year’s event was sold out! 

This year’s event will feature a live auction for a 7 night two-bedroom resort stay valued at up to $2000, four one day Disney Park Hopper Passes, a 20 person Pool Party at Jillian's of Boston, and a 60 minute plane ride with local pilot, Tom Hesbach! 

The Maynard Music Association supports band and chorus programs at Maynard High School and Fowler Middle School. The proceeds from this fundraiser contribute to scholarships, instrument purchases and repair, choral music and offset other miscellaneous music-related expenses. Vouchers can be purchased at the Fowler main office or by contacting Bonnie Wilson at 978-897-7045. For more information, check out our Face Book page: "Maynard Music Association."

Athletic Department Update From Kevin Caruso

October 1st marks a lot of things, but for Athletics it means that the regular season is in full swing and the drive to the playoffs is underway. I am very pleased with the way the athletes have been working hard both on the field and in the classroom. 

Below are the records for the teams: 

Varsity Field Hockey: 3-4-1
JV Field Hockey: 1-4-2
Varsity Football: 2-1
JV Football: 2-1
Varsity Girls Soccer: 6-0-2
JV Girls Soccer: 6-0
MS Girls Soccer: 3-2-1
Boys Varsity Soccer: 6-1
JV Boys Soccer: 5-2
MS Boys Soccer: 6-1
Golf: 2-8

The cheerleaders are also growing and developing as a team under their new coach! Come watch them cheer on the football team this Saturday night as they kick of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 

As always check for the latest schedules on the scheduling site: 

And check out game updates on Twitter and Facebook:

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.

End of Farmers' Market Season Approaches

Saturday, Sept 26th is the final Maynard Farmers' Market of the 2015 season at the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St. at Clock Tower Place.  In addition to the weekly vendors with bountiful end-of-summer and fall produce, meats, baked goods, and wine, Nashoba Valley Extracts attends with their custom vanilla blends and other flavored cooking extracts.

This week’s artisans are Sue Dill Art Glass and Betty Vitale Bead Jewelry. Assabet Valley Chiropractic & PT will be at the Wellness Tent for consultations and the Maynard Community Gardeners are at the Community table. Kids can make faerie houses with Lady Tara and the staff from Charmed and at the Music tent, the Hip Swayers will entertain with an eclectic mix of originals and covers. The Market runs Saturday 9 a.m. – 1pm, rain or shine. 

On Oct 3rd, participating vendors Applefield Farm, Brigham Farm, Cookie Lady Treats, Kiff Foods, and Pete & Jen’s Backyard Birds will be downtown by CVS from 9 am-3:30 pm as part of Maynard Fest. Parking will be available in the Walnut Street parking lot as well as the Mill Pond parking lot. For the latest updates, visit

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