Friday, October 28, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

Mindset Book Talk

Thank you to the School Committee, Faculty & Staff, and Community Members who attended last night's Book talk on "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success".  A huge thank you to WAVM staff for recording the discussion.  We are hoping that will be up on the website for those who wanted to attend and would like to view it online.

Some resources that were shared last night can be found at the following link:

“Caregiver" Workshop in Maynard

Minuteman Senior Services is pleased to offer a workshop for family caregivers in Maynard. 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 tackle tough decisions
·       Locate helpful resources

If care giving duties are a barrier to attending the workshop, need-based scholarships are available to offset the cost of a paid caregiver. Please let us know when registering. Cost for the workshop is FREE thanks to grant funding from the Foundation for MetroWest.


Workshop Dates: Thursdays, November 2 – December 15

Time:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Class meets once per week for 6 weeks)

Location:  Maynard Town Hall, Selectman’s Meeting Room

Contact: Amy Meneely at 781-221-7095 or to register.

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

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.

MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: Update:

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.

Volunteers are needed: 
Volunteers are need on the day of the event for set up and during the event. Please consider volunteering 1 hour or more of your time to help support this fundraiser.


Volunteer set up/event

Vouchers are on sale NOW $40 each or 2/$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!  Vouchers can be purchased at the Fowler School office or by contacting 



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! 


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:

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!!!


Don’t miss the 48th Annual Sports Sale at The Fenn School on Saturday, November 5th from 9am to noon  in the Fenn New Gym, 516 Monument Street, Concord MA.  Gym doors will open at 9am and close promptly at noon

Come early for the best selection. We will have a wide selection of gently used sports equipment for boys and girls including hockey, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and baseball gear as well as other great gear available at low prices.  Representatives from Hardy’s Ski Emporium will be on hand to offer an assortment of brand new skis, boots and poles at great pre-season prices.

Donations of gently used sports equipment are welcome: hockey skates, helmets and pads, baseball bats, baseball gloves, tennis racquets, exercise equipment, bicycles, scooters, etc.  Please drop your items off at The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA on Thursday November 53rd from 3pm to 6pm  and Friday, November 4th from 8am – 6pm.  Fenn volunteers will be there to collect your items curbside during these hours.

For more information please contact Kat Hudson

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!

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.


Aaron Miklosko
Director of Public Works
Town of Maynard

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

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