Friday, January 19, 2018

Communication

The district is launching a Communication Task Force.  The group will meet at Fowler School from 6-7pm on the Second Thursday of each month.  Our first meeting will be February 8th.  Please register here.   

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Special Education Information for Parents

~A message from SEPAC~

What Do You Need to Know about Special Education? 

The Maynard SEPAC invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fowler Library. Do you have questions about what services might be available for your child? Questions about how the evaluation process or the IEP process works? With the school year well underway, this is sometimes the moment when parents are discovering issues and realizing questions. Come bring those questions for a conversation with SEPAC parents who can help explain the process. 

To RSVP or for questions, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at (978-394-6183).

Guest Chef

~A message from our Food Services Director~

Dear Parent:


As your school dining services provider, we are aware of the importance of promoting healthy eating habits from a young age. With this in mind, we are pleased to inform you about the Elementary Chef Trek Program. This is a unique nutrition education program developed by Whitsons in order to introduce crisp flavorful fruits and vegetables to young palettes and create life-long, healthy eating habits.


Our goal is multi-fold:


-To promote healthy eating habits.
-To introduce your child to new and exciting healthy  
Foods.
-To make eating a fun and rewarding experience.


As the main component of this program, Whitsons’ Executive Chef Ryan Hurley will visit your child’s school Jan. 19th, 2018 to conduct a food tasting and to familiarize your students with different healthy foods in a kid-friendly way. The tasting will include Roasted Winter Squash and Kale Salad with Farro, showcasing our Produce of the month, Winter Squash and its diversity.  The recipe will include the following ingredients for your review.  
  • Farro
  • Butternut Squash
  • Kale
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cranberry juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper
The program also includes tools such as a Guest Chef banner, activity sheets highlighting the foods showcased in the tasting and tasting posters featuring the Nutrition Safari® characters.


As you can probably tell, we are very excited to bring the Elementary Chef Trek Program to your school and are confident that the benefits will be many in terms of helping children discover a world of wholesome, delicious food choices that will sustain them through a healthy, active life.


If you would like to learn more about Whitsons or, if you have any questions about our Elementary Chef Trek Program, please feel free to email or call me directly at pierceyc@whitsons.com or tel: 978-897-6100.


Sincerely,


Chris Piercey

Food Service Director

Monday, January 15, 2018

Food Service Thank You & Flying Eggs

Food Service Director, Chris Piercey, treated students and faculty members to an omelet bar in December as a thank you for the high response to the Food Service Survey. The omelets were delicious and it was fun watching his culinary skills as he tossed eggs in to the air!

Tiger Trot

Below is a message from our PTO regarding a spring fundraising opportunity. 
Save the date for this fun family event!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

School Finance Forum

Financing Our Future

Maynard Public Schools is hosting an interactive community forum aimed at helping residents and community members understand the fundamentals of school finance.
WHEN: Jan 31st, 2018
WHERE: Fowler Assembly Hall  
  TIME: 7pm
Register here:  https://goo.gl/Zdn7pK or subscribe to our event on Maynard Public Facebook page.