Friday, May 27, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

Emerson Hospital Run/Walk for Cancer Prevention

In little over a week Emerson Hospital will host its 16th annual Run~Walk for Cancer at the Thoreau Club Outdoor Center in Concord!  We hope that you will join your many friends and neighbors in their support of Emerson’s cancer patients at this fun, family friendly event on June 4th.  In addition to the run and walk, activities include swimming, tie dye, bounce house, field games, food, music and more!  Visitwww.emersonhospital.org/5k to register, volunteer or donate today!

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.

Summer Cookbook Club

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library are joining the cookbook club trend with a twist; it will be in conjunction with the Maynard Farmers' Market.  Four cookbooks have been selected to encourage using in-season, locally raised ingredients.  You make a recipe from the current month's cookbook and bring it to the potluck.  We will taste the dishes and share opinions about the book and what we made.  Meetings will be held at 12pm on the second Monday of each month from June to Sept.  The series kicks off June 13 with Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert.  Copies of the book are on display in the library lobby and available for checkout. 

The other books in the series are July 11 - Cooking from the Farmers' Market from Williams Sonoma, Aug 8. - Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers, and Sept. 12 - The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook: Eating Well for Better Health All are welcome, but please register at the library's Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103 so we know how many chairs to provide.

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
sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

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:  https://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Cantu.aspx

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:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KZ04bR6ZrYIk6vR3tgD-Q60isaY7UwD1lKKbht8x_qg/viewform?c=0&w=1


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: http://www.kids.pmc.org/Acton-Boxboro.aspx.  You can also email PMCKidsAB@gmail.com 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. 

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:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

FY17 Budget Update

Several folks have expressed concern that they were not sure what final budget actions occurred at the school committee meeting on 5/13.  I was asked to clarify what happened.

The School Committee has been deliberating on balancing the budget for several months. The budget that was passed at the Annual Town Meeting on 5/16 was a level service budget.  However, it did not account for contractual concerns that have been raised in regard to scheduling.  

Actions Required:

It has been identified that the contractual concerns require the layoff of 4 full time teachers at Maynard High School (MHS) and 4 full time teachers at Green Meadow (GM).  Those 8 full time positions will be replaced with 10 part time positions.  The layoffs will save the district $294,947 but the new hires needed will cost the district approximately $339,000.  This will require an additional $44,053 based on average hiring costs.

Actions Considered:

In order to balance the budget, the School Committee had to choose one of the following three reductions:

1. Eliminate one 2nd grade section (balancing 2nd grade class sizes with others at GM)

2. Eliminate one  guidance counselor position at Fowler (based on similar school studies)

3. Eliminate one literacy coach position (this would reduce Title I programming at GM)

Actions taken:

1. After many meetings of thoughtful deliberations on these three choices, the School Committee voted to eliminate the Fowler guidance position to balance the budget.  

2. It was stated that as the administration is always looking for budgetary efficiency.  If additional funding is identified, it will be allocated to bring back the guidance position.

Every year the discussions on priorities are difficult.  This year's budgetary discussions are more complicated by the fact that 8 full time positions need to be laid off.  The 8 full time staff we currently employ are outstanding teachers that we do not want to leave our district.  However we have an obligation to act with fairness and equity for all staff.

Graduation Balloon sale!

Graduation of the class of 2016 is right around the corner, and you can congratulate any senior on this great milestone by purchasing a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2016” written on them. We will place them on the house of the designated senior on June 10th! They are only $5 for the first balloon and $4 for each additional balloon ordered. You can order them by emailing the name of the senior to odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 27th.

Summer Cookbook Club

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library are joining the cookbook club trend with a twist; it will be in conjunction with the Maynard Farmers' Market.  Four cookbooks have been selected to encourage using in-season, locally raised ingredients.  You make a recipe from the current month's cookbook and bring it to the potluck.  We will taste the dishes and share opinions about the book and what we made.  Meetings will be held at 12pm on the second Monday of each month from June to Sept.  The series kicks off June 13 with Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert.  Copies of the book are on display in the library lobby and available for checkout. 

The other books in the series are July 11 - Cooking from the Farmers' Market from Williams Sonoma, Aug 8. - Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers, and Sept. 12 - The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook: Eating Well for Better Health All are welcome, but please register at the library's Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103 so we know how many chairs to provide.

Maynard Street Improvement Community Workshop

Join staff from the Town of Maynard and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council On Thursday, May 26 between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm in the Maynard Library Board of Trustees Room.  There will be refreshments and discussions about ways to improve Maynard's streets for pedestrians and  bicyclists.  Please RSVP to Bnemser@townofmaynard.net or (978) 897-1302

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.

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
sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

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:  https://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Cantu.aspx

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:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KZ04bR6ZrYIk6vR3tgD-Q60isaY7UwD1lKKbht8x_qg/viewform?c=0&w=1

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: http://www.kids.pmc.org/Acton-Boxboro.aspx.  You can also email PMCKidsAB@gmail.com 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. 

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:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page



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
sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us 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:  https://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Cantu.aspx

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:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KZ04bR6ZrYIk6vR3tgD-Q60isaY7UwD1lKKbht8x_qg/viewform?c=0&w=1

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 
www.concordyouththeatre.org 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: http://www.kids.pmc.org/Acton-Boxboro.aspx.  You can also email PMCKidsAB@gmail.com 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.

Sincerely
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:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page



Friday, May 6, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

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:  https://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Cantu.aspx

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:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KZ04bR6ZrYIk6vR3tgD-Q60isaY7UwD1lKKbht8x_qg/viewform?c=0&w=1


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: http://www.kids.pmc.org/Acton-Boxboro.aspx.  You can also email PMCKidsAB@gmail.com 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. 

The MHS Spring Concert

The Spring Concert is Thursday, May 12th at 7pm in the Maynard High School Auditorium.  Please see the memo on the website for details. 

The treble chorus, the satb chorus and the concert band will all be performing some amazing and fun pieces!  We will be singing Morokeni (a traditional song of welcome in Sotho), Turtle Dove (Vaughan Williams), a gorgeous Les Mis medley, a powerful band piece "Inferno" based on Dante's Inferno, Billy Joel's Root Beer Rag, and much more. Please come out and support your Maynard High School musicians!

Upcoming events:
The Solo and Ensemble Concert is Wed., May 25th at 7pm (jazz, wind ensemble, madrigals and a cappella groups), the Memorial Day Parade is Monday May 30th and the Music Banquet is that evening at 5pm. Band and satb chorus will also be performing at Graduation on June 11.
Please see our website for updates and details.

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 www.concordyouththeatre.org or by calling the CYT box office at 978-371-1482. The performance is recommended for ages 4 and up.

State Assessment Testing

Testing began at the Green Meadow School this week.  Next week they will finish the testing on Monday 5/9, Tuesday 5/10, Wednesday 5/11, and Thursday 5/12.  The Fowler School will begin testing on Monday 5/9 and the test schedule can be found on the Fowler website at Mr. Mela's page.   

Last year our state assessment test participation rate in science was only 94%.  The participation rate target is 95%.  If Maynard does not meet the 95% target there could be state accountability consequences in the ratings of our schools.  I know we all have pride in the Maynard Schools and we want our state accountability test results to be the best that they can be.  I would encourage our families and students to be prepared to take these assessment tests next week.

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.

A Community Forum: Rising Opiod Epidemic 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.

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

2016-2017 Bus Registration

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade  at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

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:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Superintendents Fowler Principal Message

The New Fowler Principal has been hired!

I would like to begin this announcement with thanks to so many important people for their part in helping me to make such an important decision.  Thank you to the School Committee.  They volunteer so many hours in addition to the evenings spent at school committee meetings and they were in attendance at the Teacher Parent Forum in their dual role as parents as well as elected officials.  Thank you to the staff and community members who participated on the volunteer screening committee.  Serving your community takes on many forms and this hiring decision is important for the continuity of our outstanding school system.  Finally, thank you for all the staff that participated on the screening committee, others who came to the evening forum, and still others who are friends and just emailed me or called me with their opinions.  All of the participants at the forum asked articulate questions and the feedback was extremely helpful to me on such a difficult decision.

The new Maynard Fowler School Principal is Sharon Seyller.  Sharon has been the Principal of the Fuller Middle School in Framingham Massachusetts since August 2013.  Her experience includes three years as Assistant Principal of the Fowler School in Maynard, three years as Assistant Principal and Acting Principal in Scituate, a year as Dean of Students at the middle school in Norwood, and sixteen years as a guidance counselor in Sharon, Wellesly, Pembroke, and Merrimack, New Hampshire.  Ms. Seyler, a Natick resident, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire, a Master of Education degree from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

When Sharon and I worked together in my first two years in Maynard, I was always impressed by Sharon's work ethic and intellect.  Through my individual interview and the Teacher Parent Forum, I also discovered the leadership she has developed and the innovation that she has implemented in Framingham as a principal.  Her expertise on the Fuller STEAM initiative and project based learning align closely with the direction our strategic planning is leading us.  I am so excited that Sharon Seyller will be joining our school community.