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June 22, 2016

posted Jun 22, 2016, 8:09 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Families,

Thank you for helping us to have another successful school year.  It's hard to believe today is the last day-of-school and that we are starting summer vacation.  I hope that your summer brings relaxation and fun with your friends and family.  Children and adults work very hard during the year and it is healthy to have a less structured schedule in the coming months.

Congratulations to our 7th grade students who participated in a successful promotion celebration this morning.  The 7th grade students will represent Fowler very well as they enter Maynard High School.

This is likely my last email to you as I will soon be starting my new position in Sudbury.  I can't express enough how fortunate I feel to have worked at Fowler for 14 years.  I have loved working with your children, the incredible staff, and the supportive families of Maynard.  My years at Fowler provide me with wonderful memories of a very special school where the students were always put first and where the culture reflects respect, collaboration, learning, and fun.

I wish you all the best moving forward and I look forward to hearing about how well your children are doing.

Sincerely,
Mr. Mela

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To help with the transition back to school next fall, Fowler is offering supply kits that you can purchase now. This year, ordering kits will be online only, with a deadline of Friday, June 24. Starting now, you can go directly to http://www.shopttkits.com/ and enter the Fowler account # 32898.

School supply lists and flyers will be going home this week. Supply lists can also be found on the Fowler website, go to ‘For Parents’ and scroll down to ‘Back to School Info’.

Kits will be delivered to Fowler and be ready to pick up at the Meet and Greet in August.  Please check our website over the summer for updated information.

Kit prices are:    Grade 4  $36    Grade 5  $25    Grade 6  $38    Grade 7  $35 

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Have a great summer.

Mr. Mela

June 17, 2016

posted Jun 17, 2016, 9:58 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Families,

Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week...Kevin Cabral, Tamsin Clark, Emma Cryan, Steve Fajardo, Marshall Hayum, Dylan Peavoy, and Jameson Walls.

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Led by Ms. Padalino and Mr. Perham, some of the 7th grade Fowler students have created the Fowler School Diversity Mural, which is almost fully complete.  The mural is beautifully symbolic of Fowler's focus on cultural diversity.

Check out the website to learn more about the mural:


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Have a great weekend and Father's Day.

Mr. Mela

June 10, 2016

posted Jun 10, 2016, 9:57 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,
Girl Scout Cadette troop 72595 has been planning, organizing, and working on their Silver Award project for almost two years, which involved the design and construction of a GaGa Pit for the Fowler School.  After many hours of hard work this past weekend, the girls' commitment and dedication to the project came to fruition.  Led by Co-Leaders, Kathy Jordan and Denise Donovan, the girls (currently 8th grade MHS students) deserve recognition for their outstanding contribution to Fowler and the entire Maynard community: Chloe Donovan, Sophia Gosselin, Sydney Jacobsen, Caroline Jordan, and Lilly Wilson. 

Fowler students are thrilled to play in the GaGa Pit and all of the Maynard children (and possibly the adults) will enjoy the fun for many years to come.

Troop 72595 should be very proud of their work, accomplishment, and determination in making a difference for other children.

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Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Lauren Alford, Hazelyn Aroian, Hannah Carlisle, Natalie Champeon, Kayla DeCapua, Emma Donovan, Katerina Garabedian, McKinley Gregg, Aiden Hobbs, Reese Lowery, Joey Mangual, Carolyn Norris, Paige Seymour, and Jeffrey Yelland

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School Kits:

To help with the transition back to school next fall, Fowler is offering supply kits that you can purchase now. This year, ordering kits will be online only, with a deadline of Friday, June 24. Starting now, you can go directly to http://www.shopttkits.com/ and enter the Fowler account # 32898.

School supply lists and flyers will also be going home next week.

Kits will be delivered to Fowler and be ready to pick up at the Meet and Greet in August.  Please check our website over the summer for updated information.

Kit prices are:

Grade 4  $36

Grade 5  $25

Grade 6  $38

Grade 7  $35

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Math Carnival:

The fifth grade students hosted a great math carnival for the 4th grade students, which was a huge success.  Math and fun is a good combination! Thank you to the 5th grade math teachers for organizing a great event.

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As a new tradition, the graduating MHS seniors visited Fowler today and received applause and cheers from the students and staff.

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Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela

June 3, 2016

posted Jun 3, 2016, 11:56 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,

Last night, the 4th grade instrumental students performed very well in their first Fowler concert.  Congratulations to the students and to Mr. Kozik for leading an excellent performance.

Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week...James Carven, Colin Mangual, Evan Moore, Bridget O'Rourke, and Elizabeth Ullrich.

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Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's 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 Friday, June 10, 2016. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

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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, free event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun!  Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

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Fowler School Library Book Fair Fundraiser
There will be a book fair in the library beginning Monday June 6 through Friday June 10 during the school day.

4th and 5th grade students will visit the fair during their STAR block. 6th and 7th grade students can visit the fair during their library class time.

The fair accepts cash, credit, debit and checks. Checks should be made out to Fowler School. Prices range from $12.00-$40.00. There is no sales tax and staff and teachers receive 10% discount!

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Fowler Spirit Week Next Week!


Spirit Week / Coin Drive

Battle of the Grades

June 6-10

Each grade will compete to earn the most points during this Battle of the Grades. Points are earned through dress-up participation on the spirit days (highest percent of participation earns points):

  • Monday—Sports Day
  • Tuesday—Hawaiian Day
  • Wednesday—Wacky Wednesday  (Mix/ Match Day)
  •  Thursday—Sunglasses & Hat Day
  • Friday—Maynard Pride Day

Coin Drive: Points are earned for pennies added to the grade’s coin jar. Silver coins and paper money are subtracted from the totals:

Pennies are +1 point

Nickels are -5 points

Dimes are -10 pints

Quarters are -25 points

$1 Bills are -100 points


Money raised will go towards the 2016 Nature's Classroom Trip. 


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As a reminder, the last day of school is June 22 and it is a half day.  


Have a good weekend.


Mr. Mela



                             


May 27, 2016

posted May 27, 2016, 10:07 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,
Over the past few weeks the students worked very hard and with excellent focus on their standardized testing.  They deserve credit for the stamina and effort exhibited during a long testing window.  When an entire school is involved in testing, it is critical to have strong collaboration, teamwork, and flexibility to ensure that the testing goes smoothly and successfully.  I'm proud that Fowler is a school with those characteristics.

This weekend is a Family Appreciation Weekend, which means no homework will be assigned.  We hope you can enjoy the warm weather with your family and friends.

Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Andrew Buckley, Hayden Blomster, and Sharon Dao.
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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, free event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun!  Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

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Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela

May 20, 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 9:58 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,
Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week...Phoebe Cook, Gabriel Cubelli, Isabella Kennedy, Emma Lataille, Morgan Mylon, Eli O'Toole, Brody Ringuette, Alima Salahuddin, Claudia Severance, Jake Silva, Ruby Tricca, and Zachary Zmijak.

On Tuesday night, Mr. Kozik led a talented group of musicians in the Fowler Spring Concert.  Congratulations to Mr. Kozik for directing a great concert and to the band and chorus students who performed so well.  Good luck to the band students today at the Great East competition!


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Last week the Fowler teachers were treated to the Annual Teacher Appreciation luncheon sponsored by the PTO and Fowler families.  The food was delicious and thoroughly appreciated.  Thank you to all the families who contributed or participated in the luncheon.

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Spirit Week / Coin Drive

Battle of the Grades

June 6th-10th


Each grade will be competing to earn the most points during this Battle of the Grades.

Points are earned by dressing up on the spirit days (highest percent of participation earns points).

·         Monday—Sports Day

·         Tuesday—Hawaiian Day

·         Wednesday—Wacky Wednesday  (Mix/ Match Day)

·         Thursday—Sunglasses & Hat Day

·         Friday—Maynard Pride Day

 

Coin Drive- Points are earned for pennies added to the grade’s coin jar.  Silver coins and paper money are subtracted from the totals.

Pennies are +1 point

Nickels are -5 points

Dines are -10 pints

Quarters are -25 points

$1 Bills are -100 points


Money raised will go towards the 2016 Nature's Classroom Trip. 


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Relay for Life
Katie Tummino and Becca Turgeon are selling "Moon and Stars" cards for the Wall of Hope in the main lobby. All profits will go to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society for cancer research. $1 cards can be purchased from homeroom teachers or from Katie and Becca. Thank you for your contribution!


Hat Day
The 5th grade invites you to join the Hat Day fundraiser on Friday, May 27th. Bring your $1 to wear a hat for the day -- you can give it to any 5th grade teacher or bring to the Main Office.

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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 free event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun!  Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

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Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela

May 13, 2016

posted May 13, 2016, 7:47 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,
Don't Miss the Fowler Fair!
​The Annual Fowler School Fair will be held today, Friday, May 13 from 3-6 pm in the Fowler School parking lot. This family-friendly afternoon will feature a dunk tank, bouncy house, train ride, raffle items, plant sale, food, and much more! This annual fundraiser is hosted by the Fowler staff to raise student scholarship funds for school events such as field trips, Nature's Classroom, activity fees, and more. ​All are welcome to attend - rain or shine!

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Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Hazelyn Aroian, Hannah Carlisle, Brooke Murphey, Carolyn Norris, Melissa O'Leary, Kate Rober, Lily Waguespack.


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The School Safety Committee of the Maynard Public Schools, a comprehensive group consisting of representatives from the schools and the town's public safety officials, has been meeting regularly for the past year.  During the last several months, a community information evening has been held and all teachers have been trained in the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter & Evacuate) protocols.  We are planning to have an all-school practice drill at Fowler School in June.

 

During the next few weeks teachers will be discussing safety measures with students, focusing on age-appropriate responses in preparation for our whole school drill in June. Discussions will include enhanced lockdown measures and evacuation procedures that can be used in case of an emergency. Materials that have been developed are age appropriate and have been designed to enhance the ability of all of us to stay calm, informed, and safe should a threatening situation ever  occur in the school.

 

Please feel free to contact Mr. Mela if you would like more information about the ALICE program.


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Congratulations to the students who performed or contributed so well in the school play last weekend.  The students were well-prepared and their hard work and enthusiasm was evident throughout the show.  The play was a lot of fun and fortunately justice prevailed.

Grace Wilde, Kyleigh Sofferman, Ari Kiirikki, Georgia Wilson, Josh Taylor, Lindsey Campbell, Meghan Curtin, Morgan Mylon, Phoebe Cook, Skylar Sofferman, Fiona Brown, Ronan Jeannotte, Sophia Smith, Jessica Skavicus, Grace Charron, Sophia Manganaro, Ali Roche, Ella Rowe, Cherry Quee, Emma Donovan, Annie Konieczka, Tatyiana Flood, Lilly Sullivan, Vincent Boothroyd, Angelina Andrade, Layla English, Meg Grusheski, Molly Mara, Emily St. John, and Claudia Severance

A special thanks to Mrs. Gustavson who volunteered to direct the play this year and did an incredible job.  Thank you to Mrs. Boutin who also supported the play.

Here is a nice letter from a grandparent who watched the play:

"Dear Mr. Mela,
On Saturday I drove down from Maine to see my granddaughter, perform in the play at Fowler School.  I just wanted to let you that it was quite delightful.  The actors were well prepared, the play appropriate for their age, yet funny for all ages, and the amount of hard work was obvious. My understanding is that this was headed up by a parent volunteer.  I don't have a way to reach her, but would you please pass on my thanks for all the work she put into this.  True education involves the arts and to have parents involved in such an added bonus!  Great job to all involved!"  

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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.

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Maynard Music Association (Fowler) is looking to fill the following positions for the 2016/17 school year:
  • Co Chair
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary 
  • Webmaster 
If you are interesting in volunteering, or if you want to team up with a friend to fill one position, please contact Annemarie Caloggero at amcalo@msn.com.

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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 it.  We will place them at 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 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 MHS Main Office by May 27th.


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Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela

May 6, 2016

posted May 6, 2016, 9:46 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,

Next week PARCC/MCAS testing will begin for our students.  We have a relatively small window in which to conduct the testing, so attendance is very important.  Please help your child prepare by making sure they arrive to school on time, receive a good night of sleep, and have a healthy breakfast.  Students will participate in a short physical activity before the test, can bring a snack to school, and can chew gum or a hard candy during the test.  Teachers will not assign homework or studying during the night before a test.  We want the students to be well-rested and focused.

Please reinforce the message given by teachers and encourage your child to work hard and do their best.  Your child's daily work and practice at school provides the best preparation for the testing.

May 9     Practice Test

May 10   PARCC ELA Unit 1

May 11   PARCC ELA Unit 2

May 12   PARCC ELA Unit 3

May 16   PARCC Math Unit 1

May 17   PARCC Math Unit 2

May 18   PARCC Math Unit 3

May 19   PARCC Math Unit 4 (Grade 4 and 5 only)

May 20   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

May 23   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

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Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Henry Barron, Hayden Blomster, Jamie Butler, Talia Caloggero, Tori Carroll, Tamsin Clark, Amber Coyle, Hunter Dalli, Rachel Fisk, Nicole Helin, Ryan Kelly, Marissa Lawton, Anna Malionek, Mason Monaco, Eli O'Toole, Paxton Picorelli, and Billy Walsh.

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We hope you will come to our school play, which is awesome!
Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks
Show dates:  Friday, May 6 (7:00 pm) and Saturday, May 7 (7:00 pm)
Directed by Ms. Alannah Gustavson

"Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks" a humorous fairy tale courtroom play packed with familiar storybook characters. Goldilocks is the defendant, on trial for breaking and entering. The plaintiffs are -- you guessed it -- The Three Bears. As their lawyers go toe-to-toe hoping to prove their respective clients' cases, other fairy tale characters are called to testify as witnesses, including Hansel and Gretel, Jack (from the Beanstalk) and Cow, Granny, and even the Big Bad Wolf takes the stand. Is Goldilocks guilty or innocent?

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Congratulations to Mrs. Faiella and her Latin Club students!

This past weekend, April 29-May 1, Fowler Latin Club attended the Massachusetts Junior Classical League Convention at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, MA.  It was an action-packed two days, during which the students participated enthusiastically in artistic, athletic, academic, and spirit-oriented activities.  The students received complimentary feedback from the adults at the convention and, just as at Classics Day in December, our chapter was quite well-received.  Fowler placed tenth place out of the seventeen schools attending the convention, and students received awards for various graphic arts projects, costume, English oratory, track events, poetry, academic test results, and performance in the talent show.  As a school, Fowler placed first in the medium-sized school category for spirit.  We are so proud of our sixth graders for their accomplishments!


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Don't Miss the Fowler Fair!
​The Annual Fowler School Fair will be held Friday, May 13 from 3-6 pm in the Fowler School parking lot. This family-friendly afternoon will feature a dunk tank, bouncy house, train ride, raffle items, plant sale, food, and much more! This annual fundraiser is hosted by the Fowler staff to raise student scholarship funds for school events such as field trips, Nature's Classroom, activity fees, and more. ​All are welcome to attend - rain or shine! 

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Friday, May 13th is the Annual Teacher Luncheon.  The PTO is looking for donations of food and beverages. We particularly need items such as salads, desserts, and soda as well as some help with set-up and clean up.  Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off Friday, May13th before 11:00am in the Main Office.  To sign up for a donation, Lee McDonagh at Leemcdonagh@gmail.com.
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Last weekend, three of our talented 7th grade musicians, Ari Kiirikki, Alyssa Barilone, and Henry Bourgeois, represented the Fowler School at the annual Central District Music Festival at Leominster HS.  The students worked hard for months to successfully audition for three of the limited spots to play at the festival and did an amazing job!  Kudos to the students for their performances. 

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Introducing Summer Music Camp at Fowler School in Maynard! Camp is directed by Patricia Gately and open to students entering grades 5-10. All wind instruments, piano, guitar, bass, and drums are welcome. Session 1: July 18th-July 22nd or Session 2: July 25th-29th. For more information e-mail trishgately@gmail.com or visit maynardmusicfowler.org.

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For current 7th -11th grade parents of Band and Chorus Students:

Disney 2017 Trip information has been added to the MHS website in the Quick Links section: 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip --

If you missed the Parent Information Meeting on 4/28, take a moment to go through the Powerpoint presentation at the bottom of the page.  All forms that have been distributed so far are also attached. 

In the coming months, we will be adding details on payment deadlines, fundraising initiatives, what to pack, medical forms, and more. Bookmark the page and check it often!

Regards,
2017 Disney Trip Committee

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Have a good weekend and happy Mother's Day.

Mr. Mela

April 29, 2016

posted Apr 29, 2016, 10:24 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,

The Fowler School invites your family to attend the Annual Fowler Community Fair on Friday, May 13, 3:00-6:00 pm.  Fowler teachers sponsor this fundraiser to support students with school events such as Nature’s Classroom, activity fees, field trips, after school programs, and more.

Some of the fun activities planned include a train ride, bake sale, face painting, shooting hoops, spin art, flower sale, silent auction, bouncy castle, music, giant sling shot, and of course a dunk tank (wouldn’t you love to dunk your favorite teachers)!

This event is a great opportunity for Green Meadow students and families to get introduced to Fowler.

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Congratulations to our Do-Right students of the week...Jewell Croushore, Bruce French, and Corinne Morgan.

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Testing Schedule:


May 9     Practice Test

May 10   PARCC ELA Unit 1

May 11   PARCC ELA Unit 2

May 12   PARCC ELA Unit 3

May 16   PARCC Math Unit 1

May 17   PARCC Math Unit 2

May 18   PARCC Math Unit 3

May 19   PARCC Math Unit 4 (Grade 4 and 5 only)

May 20   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

May 23   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

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Meet Author JEFF KINNEY

Best-selling author of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series will be at the Fowler School Auditorium!

WEDNESDAY MAY 4
6:00 p.m.

Admission is free! 

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the author. 
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The Fowler PTO will host a bake sale during the event and is looking for donations of baked goods and bottled water.  If you are able to contribute, please email Sue Hines at jimsueh@comcast.net.  All donations can be dropped off in the Fowler lobby between 4:30 and 6 pm the day of the event.  Thank you so much for your support!

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Grade 7 Health Information:

As part of the Health Education curriculum,  our students will be completing a first aid/CPR unit.  As Mrs. Sullivan is a trainer for Medic First Aid she has the authority to certify individuals.   All students will be educated and trained, however, if you would like yours to be certified, a book and certification card can be purchased through Medic First Aid for $13.00.  If you are interested in this option, please send in a check (made out to Fowler School) or cash with your child to give to Ms. Sullivan within the next week.

Thank you,

Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Fledderjohn

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Library News from Mrs. Hayward:


Book Fair--- June 6-10, 2016

There will be a book fair in the Fowler School Library during the week of June 6-June 10. All students will have the opportunity to visit the fair during the school week. Book Fairs by Book Ends provides us a high quality selection of titles for grades 4-7. I will provide detailed information about the book fair during the first week of June.


Greek Mythology Club

The group plans to wrap up the year with a movie and pizza night!


6th Grade Research and Information Literacy

In conjunction with the South East Asia unit in history, we focused on the Vietnam War to learn how to develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding. (Std 21st C. Learner 1.1.3) We also began a read-aloud called Into No Man’s Land.  The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty by Ellen Emerson White.

Currently, we are exploring an Internet Safety curriculum called NetSmartz Workshop. Students took the NetSmartz Challenge online that covers digital literacy, inappropriate content, online privacy, online predators and cyber-bullying,  Other activities addressing  digital ethics, cell phones, cyber-bullying and social networking which will guide our discussions on these important topics.


7th Grade Research and Information Literacy

Students have begun their final research project to complement their study of ancient cultures in history class.  Each student chose a Greek mythological character to study and the project focuses on numerous research skills such as: identifying credible web and traditional sources, note-taking, organization of information, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.


Fine Arts Night--- March 2016

Thanks again to all students and families who made our evening of music, art and poetry a success!


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Food Service Information:

Beginning in May, 2016 it is necessary for the Food Service Department to begin to close the financial books. The process involves collecting payment for all outstanding cafeteria charges. Unpaid charges are a financial strain on Maynard Public School’s food service department.

·   Graduating Seniors must pay any outstanding balance in full by their last day of school, June 3rd; this is a Senior obligation that must be met before Seniors can receive their cap and gown. 

 

·   All other students must pay their balance in full by the last full day of school, June 21st

 

·   Any student leaving Maynard Public Schools who has a positive balance may send a written request for a refund or for the balance to be transferred to a sibling's account.

Starting on Wednesday, May 4th the Food Service Program will be changing their “Meal Charge” policy.  The cafeteria cash registers will be programmed to prevent further charges if a student owes money on their accounts or if the purchase will cause them to owe money.  Weekly emails have gone out all year alerting families of negative or low balances.  If your student has a negative account balance; regardless of free or reduced lunch status, s/he will no longer be provided all the lunch options available. Instead they will be provided and charged for the alternative lunch option consisting of: cheese sandwich, vegetable, fruit and milk.  All negative balances must be paid by the end of this school year.  

If your child owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill.  

Please contact Chris Piercey (978-897-6100, cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us) to arrange a payment agreement, or to discuss how we can help in this matter.

Thank you.

Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

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Have a good weekend.


Mr. Mela

April 15, 2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 10:33 AM by Jeffrey Mela

Dear Parents,

I hope that you enjoy a wonderful vacation with your families.  We are ready for some sunshine and warm weather, which would allow for outside activities and fun.

Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Abraao Alencar, Hazelyn Aroian, Carolina Brito, Eva Charbonneau, Katie Feddersen, Jason Gershman, Natalie Hayes, Julia Kelley, Gretchen Langhoff, Gavin Mancini, Evan Moore.

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With the assistance of Mr. Bruso, Grade Six Science Teacher, our sixth grade students explored an inflatable home and discovered how energy works.

"Energy Quest is a 40 minute, interactive, technology based energy conservation program for middle school students grades six through eight. Students will explore an inflatable house as energy investigators locating areas where electricity, water or gas are being used. By scanning the rooms with their provided tablet students will be launched into various modules to test their knowledge of energy conservation as well as teach them additional ways to conserve energy at home. Students will receive points for correctly answered questions, the student(s) who receive the highest number of points will win a prize; all students who participate in the program will receive a goodie bag. 

The inflatable house is best set up indoors, within a gymnasium or other large indoor open space. The unit is also rated to be setup outdoors on a level surface; however, weather will be a consideration for outdoor deployment. The house itself is split into two identical sides, each featuring five sections or “rooms” on each side for students to explore. The house can accommodate (1) full classroom per session with a maximum amount of 30 students. Each of the five rooms will feature 4-5 “hidden” areas for the students to find while on their home audit mission with a total of 20 engagement points within the house."


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Upcoming Events:

School Play - May 6 & 7, 7:00 pm

Staff Appreciation Luncheon - May 13, 11:30 am

Fowler Fair - May 13, 3:00-6:00 pm

Band Concert - May 19, 7:00 pm 

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Relay for Life - Mother & Son Dance

Friday, May 6, 2016

Elks Club 6-9 pm

$20 for prepaid
$25 at door 
$5 for each additional kid

Make checks to American Cancer society and mail to 42 Crane Ave
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Have a good vacation.
Mr. Mela

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