Friday, June 9, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Savers Spanish Exchange Program Fundraiser at Maynard High School

We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well.

Time to do some spring cleaning?  Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much. We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of Maynard High School where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

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.

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. 

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:
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.  

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.

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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