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April 29, 2016

posted Apr 29, 2016, 10:24 AM by jmela@maynard.k12.ma.us
Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

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Testing Schedule:


May 9     Practice Test

May 10   PARCC ELA Unit 1

May 11   PARCC ELA Unit 2

May 12   PARCC ELA Unit 3

May 16   PARCC Math Unit 1

May 17   PARCC Math Unit 2

May 18   PARCC Math Unit 3

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

May 20   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

May 23   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

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Meet Author JEFF KINNEY

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

WEDNESDAY MAY 4
6:00 p.m.

Admission is free! 

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

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

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Grade 7 Health Information:

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

Thank you,

Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Fledderjohn

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Library News from Mrs. Hayward:


Book Fair--- June 6-10, 2016

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


Greek Mythology Club

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


6th Grade Research and Information Literacy

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

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


7th Grade Research and Information Literacy

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


Fine Arts Night--- March 2016

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


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Food Service Information:

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

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Have a good weekend.


Mr. Mela

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