Friday, September 8, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Fowler School Library Book Fair

The Fowler School Library Book Fair will be September 18-22, 2017The fair will be open during the Fowler Curriculum Night - Tuesday September 19 5:30-7:30.

The more you read, the more you know.  Please promote literacy and support the Fowler Library fund raiser.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the school day throughout the week of September 18.  Please check with your student, student's classroom teacher or homeroom teacher for details on the fair.

Fundraiser to benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund

Save the Date for "Music Together in Katherine's Memory", Sunday, September 17th, Battle Road Brewery, 5 Mill and Main, Maynard, 5 - 10 PM. From 5-6 PM, Pat and Vic Lalli,  from "Music Together of Assabet Valley", will entertain the younger audience.  From 6 - 10 PM, various musicians who have played with the Lalli's will entertain the older audience.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Katherine Lalli passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident in Lancaster.  Not only was she educated through the Maynard school system but her family has always been very much involved in the Maynard community, especially her parents, who provide programs through Music Together of Assabet Valley, enjoyed by children in the Maynard, Acton, Concord, Sudbury communities and beyond. 

The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  

If you would like to make a donation in Katherine's memory at this time, please make your check payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail donations to: Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, attn Cheryl Kane, Treasurer. Acknowledgement of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.

Maynard Music Association  Updates

Please consider joining us for our first MMA meeting of the year: Tuesday, September 12th.  Fowler business @ 6:30, Joint business @ 7:30, high school business @ 8:00 in the Fowler band room.  All other monthly meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in the Fowler library.  Please check out our website for a complete list of meeting dates: maynardmusic.org.  

Can't make our September meeting?  Be sure to stop by the MMA table at your back to school night on Tuesday, September 19th. Learn more about supporting band and chorus in our schools, pick up an info packet about MMA meeting dates, MMA sweatshirts, concert programs and donate to your child's class basket for our music fundraiser!!

MHS Volunteers Needed for Pep Game on September 8th and September 22nd:  
We are in need of 4 volunteers. Reply to this email address if you can volunteer.

Casino Night: November 4th, 6:30 @ the Elks:  
Planning is well underway.  Please consider joining us every Monday night starting September 11th at 7 pm at 13 Sherman Street.  Assistance is needed in the following areas:
·    Basket making for prizes
·    Soliciting advertisements for our program
·    Soliciting table sponsors 
·    Cooking/baking for the event
·    Setting up and assisting during the event
·    Dealers
·    Gathering prizes
·    Immediate Need: Class basket coordinators for grades 5 and 11.
Contact Bonnie Wilson if you can help: Maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  

MMA officers met over the summer in prep for the year ahead.  To view the minutes visit our website under the tab "Joint".

WAVM Luau

The friends of WAVM are hosting a mother son event on Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Maynard high school gym for boys in grades K-6. Parents and students, grab your Hawaiian shirt and play some Mother vs. Son games! Snacks and photographs available. Tickets are available at the door. Feel free to email Kathy Gargas at kmk9@aol.com or Sharon Ray at sray916@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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 Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  


The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

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