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December 4, 2015

posted Dec 4, 2015, 9:08 AM by
Dear Parents,

Thank you to the Fowler PTO for helping to organize and direct the fundraiser and thank you to generous families for your contributions.  The money raised will benefit the students and teachers in many ways such as the Christa McAuliffe Center field trip, Glogster subscription, Cambodia Presentation, Kano Computer Kits for coding and programming, Library beanbag chair, and Flat Panel Television for the art room.

Delivery of items from Jeannine's Fall Fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, December 8th at the end of the school day.  Students who placed orders will be called down to pick up the materials.  Please remind your child if they placed an order so they will know to come down for pick-up.  Also, those students with large orders may require assistance getting items home.  Thank you again for your support. 

Congratulations to the first-ever Fowler Latin Club students who visited Boston University yesterday for Classics Day.  Led by Ms. Faiella, the 25 students performed beautifully and participated in workshops about topics such as the Junior Classical League cheers and spirit, Roman baths, the life of a Roman emperor, and ancient textiles.  

The Fowler students received First Place for their skit "I Lost My Phone in Ancient Rome" which was about students who time travel to ancient Rome and lose their iPhone, which is discovered by the Romans.  Even more impressive was the fact that our 6th grade students competed against high school students from Boston Latin School, Advanced Math and Science Academy, and Littleton High School (among others), and still earned first place.  

Thank you to the parent volunteers for helping to make the trip possible. 



Congratulations to our Do Right students of the week....Joey Mangual, Sasha Laurenchik, Frankie Tucker, Amanda Sullivan, Nick Reiniger, Josselyn Salguero, and Nick Maria.

Save the Date:

Gift Wrapping Table and Bake Sale is coming to Fowler on Thursday December 17th from 2:30 to 6pm, sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #72595.  All proceeds go to their Silver Award Project to build a GaGa Ball Pit near the Fowler Playground in the Spring 2016. We will wrap your Christmas gifts for $1 each present, complete with bows and gift tags.  Assorted baked items will be for sale too.  Bring your presents and let us do the wrapping! 


English Language Parent Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 10 
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Maynard High School, room A101 (Mr. Engvall's classroom)
Information to be presented:
Progress Monitoring of ELL students and  WIDA/ACCESS information
*Supervision of children will be provided, when accompanied  by a parent.


The next MIT campus Science on Saturday event will be “Nuclear Science and Engineering” on December 5th.  Did you know that your smoke alarm uses nuclear physics, or that people used to eat off uranium-glazed plates?  How can nuclear science and engineering be used to safely create everything from smoke alarms to cancer treatments to electric power plants?  Come find out!  Volunteers from the audience can help with fun demonstrations on stage, and everyone can participate at hands-on activity tables afterward.


All of the Science on Saturday events on the MIT campus are free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers.  They are sponsored by the MIT Museum and the Akamai Foundation.  Parking and seating are limited, so we recommend that you arrive early.


Beacon Santa Telethon

The WAVM Telethon (which raises money for the Beacon Santa Fund) will be held at Maynard High School on December 11-13, and once again the students are in need of donated items for their on-air auction.  Donations of toys, games, furniture, electronics, books, household items, holiday decorations, as well as tickets to a show, concert or a sporting event, gift certificates or a provided service are all most welcome.  Gift baskets donated by your family, neighborhood or club are also a great way to help the auction.

This year is special in two ways.  It is the 50th anniversary of the student-run telethon.  Plus, they are very close to reaching one million dollars raised for the Beacon Santa Fund.  Wouldn’t it be great if this happened on their anniversary?

Items are being collected at Maynard High School during school hours and throughout the weekend of the telethon.  The WAVM students will be happy to pick up your donation at your home.  Please call the station at 978-897-5213 for assistance.

All donations are gratefully accepted, but we can only accept new items.


Hockey Game - Boston University vs. UMass Lowell

The deadline to order tickets is Monday, December 21, 2015.  Please send in cash or a check (made out to Fowler PTO or GMPTO) in an envelope and     write HOCKEY TICKETS on it.  The tickets will be distributed in January

The Tsongas Center address is 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell, MA.  The web address is

The deadline to order tickets is Monday, December 21st. Flyers will be sent home with students.  


Greek Mythology Club

The Greek Mythology Club is a student-directed, after school club. It is open to all students. Mrs. Hayward facilitates the club in the library and students are responsible for arranging pick up at 3:30.  Some of the activities they've enjoyed include: writing stories based on Greek Gods, "performing" readers theater of various Greek myths, creating clay sculptures, movie nights and field trips to area museums.

2015-2016 Schedule

November 10 - January 25
March 1 - May 24

Meeting Time and Place

Fowler School Library

(There is a faculty meeting on the 2nd Tuesday each month in the library. The club will not meet on those Tuesdays.)


Free Screening of "Codegirl" at Fine Arts Theatre, Sponsored by Yieldbot, Monday, December 14th

On December 14 at 7pm, Yieldbot is sponsoring a free screening of "CODEGIRL" at Fine Arts Theatre Place. 

"CODEGIRL" is a recent documentary that centers around an app competition (specifically the 2014 competition) that is held yearly worldwide that encourages girls to get into technology.

But the movie itself can play a big role as well, by giving visibility to these girls and their struggles and success. It reminds everyone that there's no reason they can't do it, and provides an opportunity for our girls to see these girls as an example and inspiration for what they can do if they want to.

We have a daughter, and we don't ever want her to believe that the things she might want to do could be limited by her gender. Whether or not you have a daughter interested in technology, the film inspires thinking. Reserve your free ticket now because this is an important topic. 

Here's a link to the trailer.