Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Presidential Election

Like many of you, I spent yesterday processing the impact of Tuesday night's presidential election results for our students, families, and colleagues.  With this election, we reached the end of what has been a divisive conversation about the direction of this country.  children, like adults, can make mistakes in conversations around inclusiveness.  The faculty and staff at the Maynard Public Schools will help students to process challenging speech where they hear it so that we can continue to grow and develop as a community.

Several parents have shared articles in the Huffington Post with me that they thought would be helpful.  Last year we had Dr. Fernando Reimers as a guest speaker in Maynard on Global Learning. I thought I would share the attached link to an article he wrote for the Huffington Post:


During my six years in Maynard, I have observed a wonderful school and greater community.  In Maynard we teach global citizenship, respect, and tolerance.  We embraces all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.  Our core values reflect this.  I am confident that we live in an enlightened town and state and we should take solace in that.  We will remain vigilant to protect the civil rights of everyone in Maynard.

I echo the words spoken by President Obama, Former Secretary Clinton, and President Elect Trump over the last 48 hours.  We now move forward as one people, united by common goals and dreams.  In our roles as educators and parents, we are united by the hopes and dreams that we help our children to reach for every day.  It is our task now, to protect those hopes and dreams for everyone.

MMA November Updates

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our October Joint Business meeting and High School meeting: 
Our next meeting is December 7th at 7:00.  All are welcome! Location to be determined. 

Chaperones Needed:
Veterans Day Parade: November 11th
Senior Districts:  November 19th
Christmas Parade:  December 4th
Winter Concert:  Wednesday December 14th specifically looking for 2 parents to supervise students and 1 parent to coordinate baked goods and beverages.

Please contact MMA if you can chaperone any of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Our one and only fundraising event is fast approaching.  Casino Night is November 19th at the Maynard Elks.  Only 2 more planning meetings left:  11/10, and 11/17 at Bonnie Wilson’s house, 13 Sherman Street, 7:00.  All are welcome!
Email Bonnie Wilson for vouchers:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com
Need a babysitter for Casino Night?  Complimentary sitting at your home via our very own band and chorus students.  Contact MMA:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com
Calling all cooks and bakers! We are in need of appetizers, main dishes and desserts for Casino Night.  Email MMA if you can donate:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunity: 
MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May.  Please email MMA if you can take on this role.

WAVM TV/Radio Production Classes

This year the town was gracious in funding an additional teacher to run WAVM TV/Radio production classes during the school day.  The teacher, Mr. John Ogden, has been working hard with our students on many PSA projects and we now have weekly newscast to share as well.  Attached is a link to this week's broadcast:  


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.

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/

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