Friday, May 19, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

Congratulations to the staff and administration on receiving NAEYC Accreditation renewal for our early learning programs.   This is not an easy accreditation to receive and it requires hard work from everyone involved in our programs.  Thank you to all involved.

Maynard has held NAEYC Accreditation for our Preschool and Kindergarten programs for many years which is a sign of a commitment to excellence.  Most of the districts in our area do not NAEYC accreditation for their programs so this is something that our community can be very proud of.

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.

Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754. 

The 5th Annual Acton-Boxborough-Maynard PMC KIDS Bike Ride 

This event will take place on June 4, 2017 from 8:30 – 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 Challenge’s 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.

Last year we had almost 200 riders and raised over $30,000! The event will include the ride, food, multiple kid’s activities, a kid’s chance and silent auction! Ride details and 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! 

Green Meadow 2nd Grade Art Show

Green Meadow will be holding the 2nd Grade Art show at the Maynard Public Library.  The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 16th @ 5:45pm-7pm but the art will be on display at the Maynard Public Library from May 15th through May 25th.

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 Music Association Updates

Please click the link below or visit our website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.



Upcoming Events:
May 24th MHS Solo and Ensemble Night
May 29th, Memorial Day Parade
May 29th, MMA Music Award Banquet 
May 31st, Fowler Spring Concert
June 2nd, Great East Festival for 6th and 7th graders 
June 7th, 4th Grade Concert
Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

MMA Fowler News:
A huge thank you to the Fowler parents how attended our May meeting.  Great dialogue and many great questions about the role of potential cuts to the music program at Fowler. For more information see www.maynardmusic.org

New Treasurer!!!
Can we get a secretary and a chairperson or two? Many thanks as well to Bill Freeman who has offered to serve as next year's MMA Fowler treasurer. WE are hopeful that some of our 4th and 5th grade parents will step in to continue running MMA -Fowler as the 4th and 5th grade band program each approach 50 students!! Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com to volunteer!

WE are still seeking to train and support: 
·    2 new Fowler CO-CHAIRS  
·    1 new secretary for Fowler. 
MMA HS Scholarships:
Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!

Senior Band & Chorus Students:
Wills and memories in preparation for the music banquet are due no later than and should be emailed to maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com.  

MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:
This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm.  Tickets will be available at the MHS concert on the 17th and at Ensemble Night on the 24th. 

Photos for the Banquet: 
If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos to Sandra at
 sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.

Volunteers Needed:
1. Programs and Banquet Tickets:  a volunteer is needed to distribute and collect programs the night of the MHS band and chorus concert and sell tickets for the Senior Music Banquet (5/17/17).

2. Programs and Banquet Tickets: Ticket sellers are also needed the evening of the Solo and Ensemble Night (5/24/17).

3. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water (5/29/17).

4. Music Banquet Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event (5/29/17).

5.  Great East Festival/Six Flags for Grades 6 and 7:  Chaperones are needed for this daylong event.

Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer. 

Summer Music Camp:
Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

June MMA meeting:  

Date and location TBA

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017. 

NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

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 Michelle Resendes, Maynard Business Administrator at 978-897-8251 should you have questions.

Another resource is on the link to the Children's Protection page at the following website:  




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