Friday, September 30, 2016

Superintendents Notes

Maynard SEPAC Parent Pizza Party on 10/4

Do you have a child receiving Special Education services in the Maynard School District? You're invited to the Parent Social Pizza Party in the Fowler School library. The parent social begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th. If you've been curious about what the SEPAC does, or want to learn more about the Special Education program in Maynard, come and join us for some delicious pizza!

Please RSVP to 
KarenHeath4@gmail.com or call 978-394-6183. Free and open to the public.

Community Box Top Drive!

Green Meadow is reaching out to the community to support their Box Tops for Education campaign. Box Tops labels can be found on hundreds of products, and every Box Top label donated is worth 10 cents. All money goes directly to the Green Meadow PTO to fund enrichment programs for students along with many other educational activities and events throughout the year. Families and members of the community can help the PTO reach their goal of $1,500 by clipping Box Tops and dropping them in one of these convenient locations around town: Green Meadow, CVS, Maynard Town Hall, Anytime Fitness, Jam Time, the Flower Pot, Middlesex Savings Bank, Maynard Council on Aging, Toast N’ Shine and the Maynard Public Library. Thank you for your support - every Box Top counts!

The Maynard Education Foundation is seeking a Treasurer

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization. 

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity! 

Maynard Music Association Meeting

The Maynard Music Association (MMA) is meeting next Tuesday evening, October 4th, in the band room at Fowler.  Fowler's meeting will start promptly at 7:00, joint business at 7:30, and high school business at 8:15.  If your son/daughter is involved in the music program please consider joining us.  

Introducing a new member of the Maynard music after school lesson faculty!

Maynard High School is proud to announce the addition of a new member of our after school music lesson faculty, Eric Huber.  When you read his biography below, you will see how lucky our students who work with him will be!  If your student is at Maynard High School or the Fowler School, they can sign up to take lessons from him and he'll be teaching in the High School music room.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Eric Huber-Percussion         EHUBERPERC@gmail.com
Eric Huber heads the percussion studio at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has performed with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony, Boston Ballet, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Honolulu Symphony. Eric serves as Principal Timpanist of the New Bedford Symphony. His summer engagements have included fellowships at the Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, AIMS, Aspen Music Festival and National Orchestral Institute. Eric endorses Majestic Percussion.
Eric has collaborated with eminent conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, and Leonard Slatkin, in addition to distinguished composers including Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Gunther Schuller, and Oliver Knussen. Eric received a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Boston University, pursued post-graduate study at the New England Conservatory, and studied with Will Hudgins, Tim Genis, Angela Zator Nelson, Don Liuzzi, Alan Abel, and Anthony Orlando.

MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: What's New?

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.

Want to make a donation? We are still in need of advertisements, gaming table sponsors, and prizes!
Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com with subject: donation!

Class Basket donations are due ASAP! Any monetary or theme donations to each music basket are welcome for grades 5-12! Donations can be sent to the main offices marked: MMA/Casino Night Basket grade ___.  

This year's theme baskets include: 
·  5th grade: Only in Maynard; 
·  6th grade: Swim Fitness; 
·  7th grade: Reduce Stress! Get Coloring; 
·  8th grade: Decadent Delights,
·  9th Grade Italian Dinner Night, 
·  10th grade: Dog Lovers, 
·  11th grade: The Fire Pit and 
·  12th grade: the ever popular Lottery Tower!

Vouchers: Vouchers will be for sale beginning October 1st. $40 each or @/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Each voucher comes with $3000 in gaming chips to play with for the evening. Additional chips are not sold during the event. Prizes are awarded to the highest totals of the night with over 60 prizes!
Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com 
subject: VOUCHERS

Complimentary BABYSITTING?!?: Yes, our MHS band and chorus students will earn service points for offering complimentary babysitting at your home during the Casino Night event! 
Subject: CN Babysitting 

Volunteer Dealers? Yes, we host a fun-filled event with guest dealers from the staff of Fowler and MHS, music parents, music parent alumni and community donors. If you would like to be a guest dealer for Texas Hold 'em or Black Jack for one hour or two contact below:
Subject: Guest Dealer!

Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!
1.      Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000
2.      Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620
3.      Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!
4.      Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250
5.      *This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!!
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.

Cookbook Club Meets

The October meeting of the Friends of the Maynard Public Library Cookbook Club "From the Farmers Market to the Library Table" will celebrate the local apple harvest with an apple tasting and potluck lunch on Monday, October 17. Copies of the selected book, The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverse, are available for check-out at the library circulation desk. Participants should select a recipe that includes apples and other seasonal ingredients, prepare their dish, and bring it to the potluck lunch at noon. The group will enjoy the food, evaluate the recipes and cookbook, and talk about sources of local ingredients. The Friends will provide beverages and paper goods although participants are encouraged to be 'green' and bring their own plate and utensils. All are welcome, but please call 
978-897-1010 ext: 103 to register or so that organizers know how many supplies are needed.

Maynard Food Pantry/Maynard Public Schools Partnership for Weekend Food Program

The Maynard Food Pantry has partnered with the Maynard Public Schools to offer a weekend supplemental food program to support children in Maynard schools throughout the school year.

Each week small drawstring backpacks are delivered to Green Meadow and Fowler school for children in the program.  The backpacks contain healthy breakfast, lunch and snack foods.

If you feel this program will benefit your family and you would like more details please contact your child’s teacher or call the main office of your child’s school

Fowler School- 978-897-6700
Green Meadow- 978-897-8246

Thank you
Maynard Public Schools and the Maynard Food Pantry

Maynard Mandatory Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction

Please be advised that the Maynard Public Water System has increased the water restriction to a full outdoor water ban. This restricts all non-essential outdoor water use. This is in effect until further notice.

Regards,

Aaron Miklosko
Director of Public Works
Town of Maynard

For more information, go to the Town of Maynard homepage at:

http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/

Special Town Meeting

The Town of Maynard will be holding a special Town Meeting on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Fowler Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive.  For more information please go to the Town Web site at:

http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/gov/town-meeting/



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