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September 25, 2015

posted Sep 25, 2015, 10:13 AM by jmela@maynard.k12.ma.us
Dear Parents,

Last night Fowler hosted a wonderful Playground Celebration and Family Picnic.  The planning, design, and implementation of a public school playground requires enormous support, team work, and collaboration.  Fortunately, these are characteristics which comprise the wonderful town of Maynard.  Thank you again to all the town officials and families for the creation of the Fowler playground.

This morning I received a great email from an appreciative family, which I'll share below.

"Dr. Gerardi and Mr. Mela,

Thank you for a fun evening last night at the new playground.  My three kids had a blast and I'm so glad we got to spend time with friends while having fun on the wonderful new playground.  I just wanted to let you know that my kids are absolutely loving it.  My 5th grader, has soccer practice two evenings a week at Fowler.  My younger two kids, who are in 2nd and kindergarten, usually complain about having to go to practice and wait around for an hour. However, with the new playground they beg to go and always end up getting to play with other younger siblings.  From the minute we get there until well after practice is over, because they don't want to leave, they are playing on it.  All the parents hear is non-stop laughter, squealing, and fun for over an hour, as none of the kids sit or take a break for second.  There are sometimes kids there who my kids don't know, but all of them are quickly playing together, coming up with challenges and games.  The fun they are having and the exercise they are getting is priceless.  They get in the car to go home red faced, sweaty and smiling.  The playground is a wonderful addition to Fowler for recess but also for the Maynard community.  Thank you so much for all of your efforts over the years to bring this valuable resource to our school and our town. Your work is truly appreciated!"






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Last year Ms. Roussell and the Fowler students were recognized for their outstanding work in recycling.    

"Congratulations!  Your school is a grand prize winner in THE GREEN TEAM drawing for a participatory environmental performance by Jack Golden, entitled “Garbage is My Bag.”  The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs and Department of Environmental Protection thank you for your outstanding efforts to increase recycling and pollution prevention in your school and community. We appreciate your enthusiasm and efforts to teach our youth how they can make a difference for the environment."

Recently, the 7th grade students were rewarded with the assembly as a result of their efforts.

"In “Garbage Is My Bag“ an award winning performance program for school audiences, Jack Golden is the comedic expert, Dr. T., who delves into a mountain of trash — and an even bigger bag of vaudeville and circus tricks — in search of answers to recycling questions.  With a “Ph.D. in Garbology” a zany and irresistible personality, and a marvelous Trash-to-treasure-o-matic  recycling machine, he juggles and jokes his way through a world of waste. Dr. T delights his audiences while sharing his knowledge that rubbish is a resource that is just too good to throw away."

Garbage Is my bag


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Fowler School Council:

We are looking for parents who would like to serve on the Fowler School Council.

School Council is an advisory group that plans, collaborates, and reflects on the school improvement plan.  The group is made-up of the principal, teachers, parents, and community members.  Meetings are held approximately every six weeks during the school year.

Please send an email to Mr. Mela is you are interested.

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ELL Parent meeting on Thursday, October 1 from 6:15pm-7:00pm in the Assembly Hall.

The meeting will cover the following topics:
-Overview of the English Language Learner Program
-Review Homework Expectations
-Hudson Maynard Adult Center English Language Learner class information
-English Language Learner Parent concerns
and to obtain topic suggestions for future English Language Learner Parent Meetings

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Have a good weekend.

Mr. Mela
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