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Summer Break Begins

posted Jun 23, 2016, 10:59 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


The 2015-2016 school year has come to an end.  I’d like to thank the entire community for your support over the past year and am already looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year.


Though it is summer many activities will be occurring at MHS in the coming weeks.  Our main office will be open for business from 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Friday and I will be generally available through the summer.


There are upcoming events to be mindful of and updates will also go out over the summer as new information comes in about activities.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Summer Reading and Assignments

Summer reading lists, AP Work and more is available on the Maynard High School Website at:

https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/


Please check out this resource and, more importantly, make sure your student does too!


8th Grade Orientation and Cookout

Incoming 8th graders and their families are invited to our 8th Grade Orientation and Cookout to be held on Wednesday August 24th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Schedules will be handed out and discussed, tours of the building will be done and question and answer sessions for both students and parents and guardians will occur.


I look forward to meeting the incoming class of 2021 that evening!


Lost & Found

Items left in lockers and found in the building over the course of the year have been on display on a lost and found table near the gym at Maynard High School.  The lost and found tables have had  LOST and FOUND  items on display from noon Friday 6/17 and will continue to do so until noon on Friday 6/24.   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.


All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.

Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.


A Special Request for a Host Family

Educatius International is seeking a host family for a female student from Brazil who will be here for the first semester only.  She is sixteen years old and is hoping to live with a Jewish family, however that is not mandatory, and we can make arrangements for her to attend a synagogue with another family.  She is very excited to be coming to Maynard so she can improve her English language skills and live in the “countryside” where there are farms and horse stables.  She is looking forward to experiencing a school that is very different from hers in Brazil.


Educatius reimburses host families $800 per month for their expenses, and because it is considered a reimbursement no taxes are taken out.  Please contact MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net for more information.


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.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


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 under 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip with the link:


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/2017-band-chorus-disney-trip


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great summer!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School




Underclassman Awards and The Close of the 2015-2016 School Year

posted Jun 17, 2016, 9:52 AM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 11:42 AM ]

Good afternoon--

Though some rain had us move graduation indoors to our gymnasium the class of 2016 has matriculated and are now alumnae of Maynard High School.  It was a wonderful ceremony full of well earned accolades, good cheer and tears of joy as well.  Graduation day is a testament to the entire Town of Maynard and our close knit school community.


Earlier today our Underclassman Awards Ceremony was held and over 200 individual awards were given out to well deserving students in the areas of academics, effort, leadership, fitness, music, and the arts.  We have an impressive group of students who will make up our new Freshman through Senior classes starting next September.  The future remains bright at Maynard High School.

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Next week there will be exams in grades 9-12 right through Wednesday which is also the last day of school.  There is important academic work left to be done this school year so please be sure your students are here and on time.  (See more details below regarding exact exams and times for the 3 early release days.)


It still remains a busy time of year at MHS even though there are only 3 days to go next week.  There are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams for underclassmen are now upon us and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancelations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th in the afternoon and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students arriving at their normal start time and being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Gym Lockers

All gym lockers need to be emptied by the first exam Friday 6/17/2016.  Be prepared to take all items home with you by then.

All remaining items left in gym lockers will be placed on the lost and found area on the tables in the gym lobby.

The lost and found tables will have  LOST and FOUND  items displayed from noon Friday 6/17 toll noon Friday 6/24   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.

All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.


Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.


A Special Request for a Host Family

Educatius International is seeking a host family for a female student from Brazil who will be here for the first semester only.  She is sixteen years old and is hoping to live with a Jewish family, however that is not mandatory, and we can make arrangements for her to attend a synagogue with another family.  She is very excited to be coming to Maynard so she can improve her English language skills and live in the “countryside” where there are farms and horse stables.  She is looking forward to experiencing a school that is very different from hers in Brazil.

Educatius reimburses host families $800 per month for their expenses, and because it is considered a reimbursement no taxes are taken out.  Please contact MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net for more information.


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.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

     MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016


Dear Parent or Guardian,


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


If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.


·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.


·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.


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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great final weekend of the 2015-2016 school year!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Graduation Weekend!

posted Jun 10, 2016, 1:09 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


Graduation weekend is here and there is a real sense of excitement at Maynard High School.


Last night our Senior Awards Ceremony was held and a large crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends and supporters gathered to hear about the extraordinary accomplishments of the class of 2016 and to support our seniors.  This was our largest turnout in quite some time and I’d like to thank all who attended as well as the numerous staff members who helped with the setup and logistics and acted as presenters.  I’d also like to thank the class of 2016 for their near universal attendance and support for one another.


A new tradition has been born.  This morning our seniors gathered in their caps and gowns and walked through the Green Meadow grounds on their way to the high school as the Green Meadow students looked on and cheered.  Then it was on to the Fowler and finally the high school.  Our graduating seniors are tremendous role models for their peers and present a tangible vision of the future to their fellow Maynard Public Schools students.  And everyone involved loved it to boot!


Graduation is Saturday June 11th.  Seniors will be lined up and heading up to Alumni by 3:45pm.  Seniors ought to get to the school around 3:00 to receive their cords and cap and gown set.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.  Should the ceremony be outdoors as hoped, no tickets will be required.


Weather Considerations for Graduation and Admission Tickets.  As I write this,  the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon is not certain.  Some predictions are for rain to hold off until late at night and others call for rain or thunderstorms at the time of our graduation.  A final decision regarding location will be made by 9:00am on Saturday based on the best available forecast at that time.

Set up and takedown for the event logistically takes hours.  Please understand that if the 9:00am forecast projects a reasonable chance of rain for the hours between 2:00pm and 8:00pm the ceremony will be held indoors.  In the event the ceremony is held indoors it will be in the Maynard High School Gymnasium starting at 4:00pm.  Tickets will be required for seating and each graduate is receiving 7 tickets.  No additional tickets will be handed out.


It remains a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams for underclassmen are now little over a week away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th in the afternoon and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Underclassmen Awards Ceremony

Our annual Underclassmen Awards Ceremony will be held next Friday June 17th from 8:45am to 10:45am in the auditorium.  Friday will be a very full day for our students with classes, the awards ceremony and an exam.  It is a day to be extra sure for students to be in on time and ready to go.


Gym Lockers

All gym lockers need to be emptied by the first exam Friday 6/17/2016.  Be prepared to take all items home with you by then.

All remaining items left in gym lockers will be placed on the lost and found area on the tables in the gym lobby.

The lost and found tables will have  LOST and FOUND  items displayed from noon Friday 6/17 toll noon Friday 6/24   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.

All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.

Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.



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.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great MHS Graduation weekend!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Some Additional Student News for 6/3/2016

posted Jun 3, 2016, 9:07 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Hello once again--

Due to an error of omission in this week's News and Notes sent out earlier today, several of our outstanding student athletes were not mentioned for their terrific achievements this spring.

In addition to Christy Teska in Pole Vault Ashley Chiasson qualified in Discuss, Mike Ford qualified in High Jump, and our 4x100 meter sprint team also qualified made up of Mike Ford, Paul Simeone, Dante McPherson and Fergusson Pierre.

Again, my apologies for not including these fine young men and women in my earlier notes and have a great weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Up Day (Welcome class of 2021) and Seniors Last Day (As the Class of 2016 Prepares to Say Goodbye)

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:46 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Our Seniors are taking their last exams today and it is their last academic day at MHS; meanwhile, our 7th graders were experiencing Up Day as they prepare to enter Maynard High in the fall.  Today is one of those days that reminds us all of the cycle of the school year and, perhaps, of life in general, here at Maynard High School.  An exciting day for sure, and a day for reflection as well.


Track athlete Christy Teska soared to new heights this week as she placed 3rd in the State Championships in Pole Vault.  This outstanding performance will allow Christy to advance to the New England Championships as well!

A quick shout out goes to the Girls Softball Team and Coach O’Neal as they won their opening round State Tournament game yesterday 15-0 over Baypath.  They play again this Sunday in a second round game at Blackstone Valley at 2:00pm.

Best wishes also go out to the Boys Baseball Team as they prepare to play Leicester at Leicester starting at 4:00pm.


It remains a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Senior Week and Graduation activities

Senior Obligations are now due.  To participate in the graduation ceremony of June 11th all seniors must make sure they have returned all school owned materials or paid to replace any items that are missing or damaged and paid all fees and balances owed to Maynard High School or the Maynard Public Schools.  Students and their families have been contacted with what they owe.  Students need to be aware that everything from music attire or sports uniforms, to books, to Activity Fees, to cafeteria balances are included.  Last year we started with nearly every senior owing something be it a book or fee with well over 300 items to be taken care of worth over $10,000.00.  By graduation every single item had been accounted for and not even the smallest cafeteria balance remain unpaid.  We hope to replicate that this year for three simple reasons:  First and foremost, we want to see every eligible student actually participate in their graduation ceremony.  Second, we want to conserve valuable school resources for future use and save the taxpayers of Maynard money.  Third, and finally, it’s only fair and right.


Monday, June 6 is Six Flags (for those students who signed up).  Seniors must be at the school and ready to leave by 8:45.  We should return to MHS by 5:30,


Wednesday, June 8 is rehearsal and cap and gowns.  If your student has any outstanding obligations they will not receive a cap and gown.  See guidance if you are unsure.

Wednesday night is the Harbor Cruise from 6:30-10:00 (for those students who have signed up).  Seniors will meet at MHS for pictures and attendance no later than 4:45.  We should return to MHS by 11:00.


Thursday, June 9 is Senior Awards Night from 7-9.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 6:15. This is a semi-formal event so dress appropriately (no jeans!)


Friday, June 10 is the Senior Walk, rehearsal and PTO lunch.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 10:45.  Bring your cap and gown.  We will head to Green Meadow at 11:00 and march up through each school.  Graduation rehearsal will be at noon and the PTO sponsored lunch is at 1:00.   


Saturday, June 11 is graduation.  Seniors will be lined up and heading up to Alumni by 3:45.  Please get to the school around 3:00 to get your cords and cap and gown set.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.


Please see Lisa MacLean or Renee Muise (class advisors) with any questions.     


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams are now less than a month away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Relay For Life

On June 3-4, nearly 200 Maynard residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Maynard to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 6pm to 9am at Alumni Field.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Our Relay For Life is a community gathering where teams and individuals camp out on Alumni Field overnight and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event, as well as at the event itself, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to join us until 11pm!

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Last year, 184 registered participants at Relay For Life of Maynard raised over $62,000.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them. Our survivor speaker this year will be a survivor who took advantage of an American Cancer Society program called Look Good Feel Better at Emerson Hospital, a program that helps women deal with the physical effects of cancer.

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating in, donating to, or attending the Relay For Life of Maynard. Visit relayforlife.org/maynardma to learn more about the event, or contact Kayla Hindle at 508.270.4884 or kayla.hindle@cancer.org.


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.)


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!


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.


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful first weekend of June—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



A Week of Grand Achievements

posted May 27, 2016, 10:33 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and it is a time to welcome the summer of 2016 even as we pause to reflect upon those who are no longer with us.  I hope that this weekend gives each of you many moments of joy and meaningful time for remembrance.


It has been a great week at Maynard High School in terms of student performance as our students continue to contribute to the community and excel in a variety of endeavors.  There were so many fantastic achievements by our students over the last 7 days it may seem hard to believe, but here they are.  I think you’ll enjoy having a look!


This past Tuesday night our Senior Showcase and Senior Engineering night was attended by hundreds of students, their families and community members.  44 students, working with faculty members Paul Orzech and Jean LaBelle, have developed senior projects on a variety of topics in health care, finance, design, marketing and much, much more.  Their work was on display to the community and the breadth and quality of their work was amazing.  Just down the hallway in the Engineering Space 6 seniors presented their work to a jury of working engineers in the field and guests.  Original ideas and executed projects were submitted on Durable iPhone Chargers, Refurbishing Sports Shoes, Controlling Strength and Volume in coffee machines and on a new type of Fishing Reel that Never Tangles.  Great work was done by all 50 students involved in these showcase events.


Speaking of great work, check out the link to our recently completed Community Service Day on our MHS website: https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/


More great news came in from the Great East Music Festival last Friday May 20th.  Mrs. Blanchard sent me the following note that I’d like to share with you:


I wanted to give you an update on the HS band and choruses day at the Great East festival.

The kids were wonderful-no problems whatsoever and the chaperones were just great!


The treble chorus got a gold and the SATB chorus got a high gold.


The most special moment though, was the band's performance for this competition.

They scored a nearly perfect 98  out of a 100 and earned a platinum. Very few schools in all of New England earn a platinum-it's exceedingly difficult to do on the HS level. To my knowledge, it's the first time in MHS history that any MHS music group has won a platinum (even before my time at least via the trophies we have).

When the judge told the students of their achievement, they started tearing up. It meant so much to them and they knew how hard they'd worked all year to get to this point.They were humbled, overwhelmed and so very excited. To not only reach this level of performance, but to be able to pull it off in the critical moment is a real tribute to who each and every one of these students.

Their judges were college professors (one a very well known "tough judge" from Boston Conservatory. Their main piece was a very difficult college level piece. The judges consistently remarked about their high level of proficiency and musicality (and their ridiculously fast fingers!)

When we crossed the Stow/Maynard town line on the way home, a police cruiser pulled out in front of us. We wondered why. Then, we realized as the second cruiser pulled behind our 3rd bus and they slowly guided us through town to the HS, we were being provided a police escort. Word had traveled back to the town of the kids' extraordinary day, and in pride and appreciation, they were given a police escort. One of the police officers was a member of the MHS band a few years ago and had played our main piece-he was so proud of the kids!  What a wonderful tribute to the students.  They will remember this for the rest of their lives.


As if all this great news is not enough, please take a moment to read the note sent along by Mrs. Murphy regarding Project 351:

On Saturday May 21st, Juan Duran and Sean  Primiano participated in Project 351 Reunion.   Together with the other ambassadors and alumni, they made 700 hygiene kits for low income and homeless children to be distributed by Hope and Comfort, 850 Superpower Packs for the Summer Urban Program to provide summer campers with the tools they need for summer learning, 690 cards for the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund expressing gratitude to the brave men and women who defend our freedoms, and 200 fresh food wellness bags to be distributed to senior residents around the Foxborough area by Fresh Truck.

Governor Baker, Nate Solder (New England Patriots offensive lineman), and Jonathon Kraft also  commended the students for their service.

The day ended with a Peace and Unity Walk, led by Bill Richard in honor of Martin Richard.  The walk also raised funds for the Martin's Park at Children's Wharf.

We all had a great day.  It is so uplifting to see students from across the state work together.

On top of all of these fantastic student achievements several of our student-athletes and teams are also achieving at a high level.


Congratulations are in order to our Softball Team and Coach O’Neal for once again qualifying for the State Tournament.  Well done!

Also, a big congratulations goes out to the following track athletes for qualifying for the state qualifying meet:

Boys Girls

Paul Simeone Ashley Chiasson

Mike Ford Shannon Smith

Eugene Otieno Brenna Smith

Dante McPherson Nora McCarthy

Ferguson Pierre Alyssa Bourgeois

Andrew Skavicus Katelyn Stramaglia

Josh Darnels Christy Teska

Thomas Smith


And yes, there is more.  Our student run drama club put on their evening of One Act Plays this past Thursday to the delight of the community and on Wednesday evening our Solo and Ensemble Night featured terrific performances by our Wind Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, student run A Cappella Singers, and Jazz Band dazzled the audience with their performances including the Jazz  Band’s rousing rendition of Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder to close the evening.


Last, but certainly not least, the annual WAVM Banquet was held last Sunday night at the Fowler School celebrating the achievements of approximately 150 WAVM member students who make the station go every day.  It is a fantastic celebration of the great work our students do.


That’s a lot for one week isn’t it?  When I say hundreds of our students had a chance to shine at a high level this past week it is no exaggeration.  Well over half of the students at MHS had significant achievements to celebrate over the past 7 days and the recognition they received was well earned and well deserved.


It remains a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Senior Week and Graduation activities


Finals begin next Tuesday May 31st.  Make sure your student has connected with teachers about any missing work.


Senior Obligations are now due.  To participate in the graduation ceremony of June 11th all seniors must make sure they have returned all school owned materials or paid to replace any items that are missing or damaged and paid all fees and balances owed to Maynard High School or the Maynard Public Schools.  Students and their families have been contacted with what they owe.  Students need to be aware that everything from music attire or sports uniforms, to books, to Activity Fees, to cafeteria balances are included.  Last year we started with nearly every senior owing something be it a book or fee with well over 300 items to be taken care of worth over $10,000.00.  By graduation every single item had been accounted for and not even the smallest cafeteria balance remain unpaid.  We hope to replicate that this year for three simple reasons:  First and foremost, we want to see every eligible student actually participate in their graduation ceremony.  Second, we want to conserve valuable school resources for future use and save the taxpayers of Maynard money.  Third, and finally, it’s only fair and right.


Monday, June 6 is Six Flags (for those students who signed up).  Seniors must be at the school and ready to leave by 8:45.  We should return to MHS by 5:30,


Wednesday, June 8 is rehearsal and cap and gowns.  If your student has any outstanding obligations they will not receive a cap and gown.  See guidance if you are unsure.

Wednesday night is the Harbor Cruise from 6:30-10:00 (for those students who have signed up).  Seniors will meet at MHS for pictures and attendance no later than 4:45.  We should return to MHS by 11:00.


Thursday, June 9 is Senior Awards Night from 7-9.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 6:15. This is a semi-formal event so dress appropriately (no jeans!)


Friday, June 10 is the Senior Walk, rehearsal and PTO lunch.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 10:45.  Bring your cap and gown.  We will head to Green Meadow at 11:00 and march up through each school.  Graduation rehearsal will be at noon and the PTO sponsored lunch is at 1:00.   


Saturday, June 11 is graduation.  Seniors will be lined up and heading up to Alumni by 3:45.  Please get to the school around 3:00 to get your cords and cap and gown set.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.


Please see Lisa MacLean or Renee Muise (class advisors) with any questions.


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.

Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams are now less than a month away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


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 31st, June 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


Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now in the home stretch in their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38  Information regarding State Competition will be appearing as it becomes available.


Relay For Life

On June 3-4, nearly 200 Maynard residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Maynard to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 6pm to 9am at Alumni Field.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Our Relay For Life is a community gathering where teams and individuals camp out on Alumni Field overnight and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event, as well as at the event itself, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to join us until 11pm!

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Last year, 184 registered participants at Relay For Life of Maynard raised over $62,000.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them. Our survivor speaker this year will be a survivor who took advantage of an American Cancer Society program called Look Good Feel Better at Emerson Hospital, a program that helps women deal with the physical effects of cancer.

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating in, donating to, or attending the Relay For Life of Maynard. Visit relayforlife.org/maynardma to learn more about the event, or contact Kayla Hindle at 508.270.4884 or kayla.hindle@cancer.org.


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!


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..


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



MHS Student Successes!

posted May 20, 2016, 12:00 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Our students continue to contribute to the community and excel in a variety of endeavors.  Please check out the link to our recently completed Community Service Day on our school website at https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/


Congratulations are in order to our Softball Team and Coach O’Neal for once again qualifying for the State Tournament.  Well done!

Also, a big congratulations goes out to the following track athletes for qualifying for the state qualifying meet:

Boys Girls

Paul Simeone Ashley Chiasson

Mike Ford Shannon Smith

Eugene Otieno Brenna Smith

Dante McPherson Nora McCarthy

Ferguson Pierre Alyssa Bourgeois

Andrew Skavicus Katelyn Stramaglia

Josh Darnels Christy Teska

Thomas Smith


Next Tuesday May 24th is our Senior Project Showcase starting at 5:30pm.  This year our Senior Engineering students will also be displaying their project work starting at 6:00pm.  Please join us and see the high quality research and work our students have been completing this year.


This is a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.

Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams are now less than a month away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


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 Solo and Ensemble Concert

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. Thanks!


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 31st, June 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


Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now in the home stretch in their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38  Information regarding State Competition will be appearing as it becomes available.


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.



Emerson Hospital Run/Walk for Cancer Prevention

In only 3 weeks, 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!


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..


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Potential Employment Opportunity

Maynard Minuteman Senior Services, a regional social services agency, seeks a part-time Dining Coordinator for our Maynard dining site (located at the Senior Center on Concord Street Circle). Minuteman Senior Services is an innovative non-profit agency offering seniors, disabled adults, and care givers information, assistance and support in 16 towns. We operate 15 programs that provide solutions to help our consumers live independently, in the comfort of home. Our nutrition programs include congregate dining sites, Meals on Wheels, nutrition counseling and Healthy Living classes. For additional information about Minuteman and our services, please visit our website at www.minutemansenior.org. POSITION SUMMARY: The Dining Coordinator provides food service and volunteer management in a small dining room setting and is responsible for creating and maintaining a warm and welcoming environment for the seniors who utilize this service. This is a great job for someone seeking part-time hours; recent retirees and stay-at-home parents are encouraged to apply! Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  Create a warm and welcoming dining experience for seniors in a community setting targeted at helping seniors stay healthy and engaged.  Make diligent efforts to identify and reach lower-income, disabled and/or isolated people age 60 and over by using outreach methods including coordination of effort with Minuteman Senior Services' care management staff and local agencies and current participants.  In collaboration with the Nutrition Services Volunteer Coordinator, work with existing community groups concerned with the interests of the elderly to promote active and healthy aging such as the local Council on Aging, local social service agencies, municipal government, nursing homes, and senior groups.  Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers, employees, and Meals on Wheels drivers (from among dining participants and the community at large) to ensure an enduring program.  Train and supervise volunteers and/or paid Meals on Wheels drivers regarding routes (the Dining Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of meals). Responsible for updating route sheets, scheduling volunteer MOW drivers, and monthly calendars.  Implement and maintain food handling practices and procedures for dining and Meals on Wheels that adhere to agency standards and local fire, health, sanitation, and safety codes.  Keep required records and statistics and supervise the counting of cash and check receipts. Make daily deposits of donations in agency bank, mail weekly pink sheet, and deposit receipts to agency on Friday. Mail monthly and N.A.P.I.S. reports to agency by the 10th day of the following month.  Wear Minuteman uniform at all times, including the Minuteman apron.  Attend staff meetings and appropriate training sessions.  Display a consistently positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous, and professional attitude while working as a team member and pitching in as necessary.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nutrition Services. QUALIFICATIONS:  High School graduate or equivalent in work/life experience in community or social group work (paid or volunteer)  Sensitivity to the needs of the elderly  Familiarity with the service area preferred  Must be able to lift bags/coolers weighing a maximum of 35 lbs  Ability to establish a good working relationship with participants, volunteers, and co-workers and must be detail oriented. PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS POSITION VIA OUR WEBSITE: http://www.minutemansenior.org/join-our-team/employment

Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Day of Community Service and a Night for Prom

posted May 13, 2016, 7:53 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


Last night’s Spring Concert could not have gone better.  The 8th and 9th Grade Treble Chorus and Maynard High School Chorus were outstanding in their vocal presentation and could not have looked better on stage.  The Maynard High School Concert Band then took the stage after intermission and were wonderful as they moved through both classical and modern pieces and ended with Somewhere Over the Rainbow--the perfect sentiment as graduation approaches on June 11th for our seniors.


Today our students and staff members were engaged in community service projects taking them across all three school buildings and grounds as well as the Town Library and Boys and Girls Club.  I urge you to discuss today’s activities with your son or daughter when you see them to talk about this wonderful initiative.


Tonight is our annual Prom at the Colonial Inn in Gardner.  I’m personally looking forward to seeing all of our students in their formal attire.  This is always a wonderful event where our students shine as young adults.


This is a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Prom

This year's Junior prom will be at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, MA on Friday, May 13th. Students should plan to arrive no later than 6:00pm to take advantage of picture opportunities on site before the grand march, dinner and dancing. Parents, family and friends are invited to attend the grand march which will be taking place promptly at 6:30 in the main ballroom.


Students should be reminded about appropriate and responsible behavior before, during and after prom to ensure an exciting, fun and memorable night for all.


If you or your student have any questions, please contact Ms. Dowd at edowd@maynard.k12.ma.us.


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 Solo and Ensemble Concert

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. Thanks!


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 31st, June 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


Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now well into their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38


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.



Emerson Hospital Run/Walk for Cancer Prevention

In only 3 weeks, 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!


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..


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Potential Employment Opportunity

Maynard Minuteman Senior Services, a regional social services agency, seeks a part-time Dining Coordinator for our Maynard dining site (located at the Senior Center on Concord Street Circle). Minuteman Senior Services is an innovative non-profit agency offering seniors, disabled adults, and care givers information, assistance and support in 16 towns. We operate 15 programs that provide solutions to help our consumers live independently, in the comfort of home. Our nutrition programs include congregate dining sites, Meals on Wheels, nutrition counseling and Healthy Living classes. For additional information about Minuteman and our services, please visit our website at www.minutemansenior.org. POSITION SUMMARY: The Dining Coordinator provides food service and volunteer management in a small dining room setting and is responsible for creating and maintaining a warm and welcoming environment for the seniors who utilize this service. This is a great job for someone seeking part-time hours; recent retirees and stay-at-home parents are encouraged to apply! Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  Create a warm and welcoming dining experience for seniors in a community setting targeted at helping seniors stay healthy and engaged.  Make diligent efforts to identify and reach lower-income, disabled and/or isolated people age 60 and over by using outreach methods including coordination of effort with Minuteman Senior Services' care management staff and local agencies and current participants.  In collaboration with the Nutrition Services Volunteer Coordinator, work with existing community groups concerned with the interests of the elderly to promote active and healthy aging such as the local Council on Aging, local social service agencies, municipal government, nursing homes, and senior groups.  Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers, employees, and Meals on Wheels drivers (from among dining participants and the community at large) to ensure an enduring program.  Train and supervise volunteers and/or paid Meals on Wheels drivers regarding routes (the Dining Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of meals). Responsible for updating route sheets, scheduling volunteer MOW drivers, and monthly calendars.  Implement and maintain food handling practices and procedures for dining and Meals on Wheels that adhere to agency standards and local fire, health, sanitation, and safety codes.  Keep required records and statistics and supervise the counting of cash and check receipts. Make daily deposits of donations in agency bank, mail weekly pink sheet, and deposit receipts to agency on Friday. Mail monthly and N.A.P.I.S. reports to agency by the 10th day of the following month.  Wear Minuteman uniform at all times, including the Minuteman apron.  Attend staff meetings and appropriate training sessions.  Display a consistently positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous, and professional attitude while working as a team member and pitching in as necessary.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nutrition Services. QUALIFICATIONS:  High School graduate or equivalent in work/life experience in community or social group work (paid or volunteer)  Sensitivity to the needs of the elderly  Familiarity with the service area preferred  Must be able to lift bags/coolers weighing a maximum of 35 lbs  Ability to establish a good working relationship with participants, volunteers, and co-workers and must be detail oriented. PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS POSITION VIA OUR WEBSITE: http://www.minutemansenior.org/join-our-team/employment


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



A Great Week is in the Books and Busy Weeks Are Ahead!

posted May 6, 2016, 12:04 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


I’d like to begin by congratulating students Alex Kucich, Caitlin Fields & Dani Zeller for all having their essays selected by the New York Times in their 2016 Editorial Contest!


I would also like to thank the dozens of people from the Maynard Police and Fire Departments, Town DPW, EMS, Funeral Home, Dee Bus, WAVM and the Theater Programs for helping with this year’s “Mock Accident” as part of Maynard High School’s ongoing effort to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, particularly as we are in Prom season.  I’d like to give a special shout out to Maynard Fire Fighter Michael Cisek who began this effort as a Maynard High senior (class of 2011) as his Senior Project.  What a tremendous legacy.


The high school PTO put on a simply fantastic staff appreciation luncheon today and on behalf of the entire MHS staff I’d like to send a huge thank you to our supportive parents.  For the first time in recent memory our luncheon was further enhanced by music provided by the Maynard High School Jazz Band under the direction of Tricia Gately.  Again, many thanks.


This is a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Prom

This year's Junior prom will be at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, MA on Friday, May 13th. Students should plan to arrive no later than 6pm to take advantage of picture opportunities on site before the grand march, dinner and dancing. Parents, family and friends are invited to attend the grand march which will be taking place promptly at 6:30 in the main ballroom.


Students should be reminded about appropriate and responsible behavior before, during and after prom to ensure an exciting, fun and memorable night for all.


If you or your student have any questions, please contact Ms. Dowd at edowd@maynard.k12.ma.us.

Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now well into their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38


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 --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/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


Spring Concert

The spring concert is Thursday, May 12th at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium.


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 HS musicians!


FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE SPRING CONCERT

Time:  (Please report to the appropriate areas.)

        Choruses-on stage at 6:15 for warm-ups

        Concert Band -6:30 in the band room-section leaders tune electronically, then tune sections.

           Tech crew-mics and lights set and ready to go before you leave school in afternoon.

        Set crew-chorus risers and piano set, and chairs/percussion/stands in wings, ready to go

            before leaving school, band chairs/stands and percussion equipment set up in wings,

            neat and ready for quick set up.


CONCERT WILL BEGIN AT   7:00pm Sharp

Dress:  All performers are to wear black pants and white button down tops, black socks and black shoes.


Other reminders:

Reed players-check and make sure you have several good reeds and keep at least one spare in a reed sleeve with you on stage in case of mishap.

Percussionists-make sure you’ve all got a pair of CONCERT sticks-thin and tapered, do NOT use marching sticks

Brass players-make sure you oil your valves on Tuesday’s band rehearsal. Trombonists should take one spray bottle or slide oil on stage in case of emergency.

Vocalists: NO dairy 24 hrs. before singing. Drink tons of water. No dairy is a good rule of thumb for instrumentalists too!

Everyone: Practice!!!  Drink lots of and get a good night’s sleep the night before!

Best of luck everyone!


The Solo and Ensemble Concert

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. Thanks!


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 31st, June 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


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.


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.


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Our Students Are Phenomenal!

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:13 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

As we enter the final two months of the school year it is important that our students finish the academic year well during the 4th and final marking quarter.  Maintenance of excellent attendance including on time arrival is critical to student success.  If your student comes home and says something like, “Tomorrow is skip day.” or “Everyone’s taking tomorrow off.” don’t buy it and don’t play into it.  We’ll all be working hard right until the end of the school year on June 22nd.


This past week several of our seniors have helped facilitate meetings and fund raising activities related to the work they have done for their capstone projects as part of our Senior Project classes.  The quality of their work has been outstanding and has ranged from political forums on the workings of the electoral college, to panel discussions on the media and its role in our political discourse as a society to awareness of helper animals for those with a variety of physical and emotional needs.  Take a moment to speak with your children about the senior projects that are ongoing at Maynard High School.  The topics and quality of the work may well amaze you.


Over April vacation a group of students and chaperons visited Cuba and trip leader, Spanish Teacher Jennifer Adams sent the following note along.  I’d like to share it with you:


Dear parents,

I want you to know what amazing kids you have.  It was my pleasure to take them on this trip and to see them try new things, learn new words, interact with new people, have conversations in Spanish (even with each other!), appreciate a different culture, get out on the dance floor, play baseball, be kind and responsible,.....  

It's hard to know how this trip has affected each of them or how their perspective on things may have changed, but I'm hopeful they feel more confident speaking Spanish as a result of using it in another country, have a better understanding of the Cuban culture, history, & economy,  have learned to be a little more flexible when traveling, and can even pack lightly.  I saw kids taking care of each other, translating for each other, playing games with each other (no smart phones was great!), and being respectful of differences.

Mrs. Finnegan, Ms. Rabinovich & I absolutely loved being their chaperones.  We were so proud to have each of these kids on our trip representing Maynard and the US.

We were fortunate to have Mrs. Santillo and Mr. Kuhn on the trip as well.  Each of them added a lot to the trip and were another adult the kids could talk to.  The trip wouldn't have been the same without Mrs. Santillo's art expertise & Mr. Kuhn's laugh, among other qualities!  

We are planning to get together and have invited the group from Belchertown who traveled with us.  The group of students from Chicago has promised to try to skype in  for it, so you'll get to meet some of our new friends.  We tentatively set it for the night of May 20 but after we each check our school calendars I'll be in touch about the official date & time.  

Thank you for helping your kids with this opportunity.  (Kids - thank your parents if you haven't already done so.)  I would honestly take them all on another trip, as soon as I rest up from this one.  

The plan for pictures is to create a Google doc so we can share them all, but here is one of our yesterday morning in Cuba, as we were getting ready to board the bus from our hotel.  When you look at your kids' tired faces today, you can be assured they were this happy when they were in Cuba.  

Gracias a todos mis muy buenos viajeros.

Jen


Upcoming Activities and Events:


Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now well into their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38


Maynard Rod and Gun Club Children’s Trout Derby

The Maynard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Children’s Trout Derby on Saturday April 30 and Sunday MAy 1 from 7:00am-4:00pm.  Entry fees are:  children under 7:  free, children 8-12:  $7.00, children 13-18 and adults:  $10.00.  Re-entry is allowed.  Great prizes each day.  Breakfast and lunch available.  Bait and tackle available.  Free fly fishing clinic Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm.  Call the club at 978-897-9873 or Kirk Teska at (781) 890-5678 for further details.

An open house will also be held.  The Maynard Rod and Gun Club, Inc., Old Mill Road, Maynard, Massachusetts.  Overnight camping available.


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.


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  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 done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last 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 siblings 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 account 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, the student 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 student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

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

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


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