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May 6, 2016

posted May 6, 2016, 9:46 AM by jmela@maynard.k12.ma.us
Dear Parents,

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

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

May 9     Practice Test

May 10   PARCC ELA Unit 1

May 11   PARCC ELA Unit 2

May 12   PARCC ELA Unit 3

May 16   PARCC Math Unit 1

May 17   PARCC Math Unit 2

May 18   PARCC Math Unit 3

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

May 20   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

May 23   MCAS Science and Technology (Grade 5 only)

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

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

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

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Congratulations to Mrs. Faiella and her Latin Club students!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,
2017 Disney Trip Committee

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Have a good weekend and happy Mother's Day.

Mr. Mela
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