Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Superintendent's Notes (Notice of Special Events)


An Evening with Fernando Reimers Tomorrow Night!

In Collaboration with the members of the Carlisle, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln, Lincoln-Sudbury, Maynard, and Sudbury School and Town Communities Maynard is hosting An Evening with Fernando Reimers  At Maynard High School.

Fernando Reimers is the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education.  He has recently written the book "Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century."  This book compares the educational systems of six countries including Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States of America. 

After the formal presentation there will be a the less formal opportunity in the cafeteria with appetizers/desserts to get a book signed or just have informal conversations with this world leader in Education!

Time:              7:00 pm  Presentation
                        8:30 pm  Book Signing/Refreshments                                                        
Date:               March 30, 2016
Place:              Maynard High School Performing Arts Center
Fee:                 None*

* Books can be purchased online at the following link:
http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/teaching-and-learning-for-the-twenty-first-century

Please RSVP at :  https://goo.gl/VBLOR1

Walk-a-thon for Cancer Immunotherapy

Shannon Smith is hosting a walk-a-thon to raise money for cancer immunotherapy. The walk is being held next Thursday, April 7th, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Alumni Field. There will be bracelets and t-shirts available to win, games to be played in the field, and money to be raised! Please come out and support Shannon as she tries to raise awareness about cancer immunotherapy and how you can make an impact. 

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.

Caregiver Workshop in Maynard

Minuteman Senior Services and the Maynard Council on aging are partnering to offer a workshop for family caregivers. Caring for a relative, a friend or someone with a chronic illness can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially.

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers six week class is designed to provide family caregivers with the skills they need to take care of themselves.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers will help participants to:

·         Reduce Stress
·         Improve self-confidence
·         Create life balance
·         Better communicate feelings
·         Increase ability to make tough decisions
·         Locate helpful resources

An informational coffee will take place on April 7 at 1 pm at the Maynard Council on Aging and will provide an opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the program. Cost for the workshop is FREE thanks to grant funding from the Foundation for MetroWest and the Maynard Community Chest.

Details:

Informational Coffee: April 7 @ 1pm

Workshop Dates: Mondays, April 14 – May 19

Time:  2 PM – 3:30 PM
Class meets once per week for 6 weeks

Location:  Maynard Council on Aging, 50 Brown Street, Maynard

Contact:  Amy Loveless at  978-698-4844


Registration is required. Please register early as space is limited. 

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