Friday, May 13, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

MASS Junior Classical League (JCL) State Convention

The Fowler Latin Club attended the MASS Junior Classical League (JCL) State Convention in Barnstable two weekends ago.  Fowler placed 10th overall out of 17 schools.  This was a very good performance for our first appearance with students who are taking their first introductory course. 

Several of our students placed among the top 5 at their level in academic testing on mythology and Roman life.  Seamus Noonan played a flute solo in the talent show and placed third.  Sophia Smith also performed in the talent show.  The students created models, dolls, mosaics, photographs, comics, drawings and a mobile for the art contests.  They received several awards for their art, which is currently displayed in the Fowler library.  Ronan Jeannotte, Gracie Gilligan, and Ripley Matson received awards for dressing up as Odysseus and Calypso for the costume contest.  Lily Saperstein received an award for poetry in the Pre-Convention Writing contest.  Grace Charron received three awards for running track in the Olympika contests.  The students also participated in the chariot and worm races, which were whole-school contests.  The chariot for these events was built by Fowler parent, Michael Smith.  Best of all, Fowler received first place for spirit in the medium schools category (category based on number of delegates).  

The kids all had a great time, and the parents are very excited about the program.  Six chaperons attended with Fowler Latin Teacher, Monica Faiella.  It was a really good experience for everyone and the kids and parents reported looking forward to attending again next year.

SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be held on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fowler School cafeteria. All students receiving Special Education services in Maynard and their families are invited to attend. This popular event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun! This event is free and open to the whole family of students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at or 978-897-0650.

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.

Baseline Concussion Testing – No Fee!

Emerson Hospital and Maynard High School are pleased to offer baseline concussion testing for Maynard High School students.  Through a generous grant from the Emerson Women's Auxiliary, the tests are for all students free of charge this school year.  For more information about the concussion center use the following link:

These tests create a cognitive and functional baseline for individuals that serve as a reference point when determining if your student has sustained a concussion and needs to be referred to a doctor.  Appointments for this free baseline concussion testing are available to all high school students and will be scheduled after school on May 31stJune 1st, or June 2nd upon parental request.  The tests will be conducted after school at Fowler Middle School in the computer labs. 
To make an appointment for your student use the following link:

Concord Youth Theatre's Mainstage Company will be performing Robin Hood

This is a re-telling of one of the most classic tales known. Robin and his band of “Merry Men” take the stage to rob from the rich and give to the poor May 13-15, 20-22, 2016 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).

The 40-actor cast includes Maynard's own Tyson Smith, as well as other young people from Acton, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Littleton, Sudbury and Westford.

Under the direction of Lisa Evans with music direction by the musical’s writer Rene Pfister, performances take place at Concord Youth Theatre’s, 358 Baker Avenue black box theater in Concord. Tickets are $13 each and may be purchased online at or by calling the CYT box office at 978-371-1482. The performance is recommended for ages 4 and up.

PMC Kids Bike Ride 

The 4th Annual Acton-Boxborough-Maynard PMC KIDS Bike Ride will take place on June 5, 2016 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at NARA Park in Acton. PMC KIDS Bike Rides became an official PMC program in 2005 as a way to include young cyclists in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenges mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These rides enable children between the ages of 3 and 13 to ride their bikes and solicit sponsors to donate money to cancer research. 100% of all money raised at this event and by the children will go directly to Dana Farber via the PMC. The event will include the ride, lunch, multiple kid’s activities, raffles and silent auction! Ride details, rider and volunteer registration can be found at:  You can also email with any questions. Or visit us on our PMC Kids Ride - Acton Boxboro Maynard Facebook page. We hope to see you there! 

A Parent's Guide to Waging War on Drugs: Forewarned is Forearmed

Please join us for the very informative and important presentation by F. George Herring, A Parent's Guide to Waging War on Drugs: Forewarned is Forearmed.  Herring is a case investigator, for the Fatal Overdose Narcotics Bureau in Long Island, New York.  The presentation will aim to provide information about the current drug culture, help recognize signs of abuse and provide practical advice for the unfortunate event you discover a member of your household has an addiction problem. 

Date: Tuesday May 24th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Maynard High School Auditorium. 

A Commmunity Forum: Rising Opiod Epedemic in our Community

I would like to take just a moment to remind everyone of our upcoming Opioid awareness conference which is fast approaching.  This community outreach program is scheduled for Monday May 16th from 6-9 pm at the Concord-Carlisle HS.  We will have resources from all over the area to discuss issues with prevention, awareness, early intervention and behavioral emergencies.  Again we look forward to seeing you there.

Ronald Gigliotti NR-EMTP
EMS Liaison
Emerson Hospital
(O) 978-287-8900
(C) 508-380-1364

School Pesticide Notification

This notification is being sent to you in conformance with the Children’s & Families Protection Act (Chapter 85 of the Acts of 2000).  The Act requires we notify you when pesticides are applied on the outside of public and private schools, day care centers and school age child care programs.

We are having Fowler School, 3 Tiger Drive and Green Meadow Elementary School, 5 Tiger Drive,  treated with the Sentricon Termite Baiting System in response to the presence of termites.  We selected this treatment method to reduce risk and hazard to our student population and staff.  At various times during the course of the year, the Waltham Services Company may remove monitoring devices placed below ground in plastic holding stations and replace them with baits lethal to termites.  The pesticide bait is non-volatile and not accessible or visible from above.

Please feel free to call me at the Business Office at 978-897-8251, Mr. Mela, principal at Fowler School at 978-897-6700 or Mrs. Dankner, principal at Green Meadow at 978-897-8246 should you have questions.

Website:, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page

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