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October 2, 2015

posted Oct 2, 2015, 10:52 AM by
Dear Families,

This week our seventh grade students and staff visited Nature's Classroom in Becket, Massachusetts.  Nature's Classroom connects learning and nature with team-building, collaboration, and fun.  Kudos to the students for their respectful and excellent behavior and to the staff members for contributing their time and energy to supporting our students.  Our students were the first group (at Nature's Classroom) to simulate travel in covered wagons along the Oregon Trail, which involved thousands of miles of walking, encountering the challenges of lack of food, dehydration, disease, and unexpected meetings with dangerous strangers. Collectively, they all survived the journey.


Reminder about Start of School Time:

Recently, a few parents have asked about the official start time of school.  The homeroom bell rings at 7:55, which is when students go to their locker or classroom to get ready for homeroom.  Ideally, students arrive before 7:55 so they can go to homeroom, get settled, and not feel rushed. 

The next bell is 8:05 and that is the start of homeroom, which lasts until 8:10.  If students arrive after 8:05 they would be asked to sign in and would be marked tardy. 

The majority of our students arrive between 7:45 and 7:55. Some students arrive even earlier for breakfast, which starts at 7:35.

We have been asked by the state to follow strict guidelines to encourage and support good arrival times and student attendance.  We understand that mornings can be very busy for families and we ask your help in getting your children to school on time.   


Help support the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) and enjoy a great meal any Tuesday in October at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton. When you tell your server that you are a MEF supporter, Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase* to MEF. *(Offer excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity)


Don't miss this opportunity to help raise funds for MEF's grant program!

(Please note you must mention MEF or present a certificate (available at for MEF to receive a donation.)


For Parents of Musical Students:

Welcome to the Maynard Music Association for the Fowler School & MHS. We are a volunteer parent association that supports the needs of band and choral students at Fowler and Maynard High School. We focus on recognition, enrichment, scholarship and musical support of students and teachers through our volunteerism and annual fundraising. If you are interested in joining us, email us at!

Find us on our website: for information.


We meet the First Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Maynard High School, Room B132 near the Athletic entrance. All band and chorus parents are welcome. Next meeting: Wednesday, October 7th.


The Maynard Music Association will once again sponsor Casino Game Night on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Maynard Elks from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. VOUCHERS are now available for purchase at the Fowler School Office OR via Bonnie at $40 each or 2/$70, ($45 the day of the event) come with $3,000 of chips to play. No chips are sold at the event. 

Babysitting is complimentary, on a first-come-first-served basis dependent on availability of our High School Band members! Contact MaryEllen at to reserve a sitter.


Fire Lanes:

Please be sure that cars are not parked in the fire lanes at any time.  This applies even if you are waiting to pick your child up from school.


Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela