16th ANNUAL "THE TASTE"The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to host the 16th Annual "The Taste" on Sunday, March 4, 2017, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard. Restaurants will be serving appetizer, entree and dessert delicacies from ; entertainment will continue untilEvery year, this is a “not to be missed” event, with the general public being encouraged to come and enjoy exceptional samples of food specialties from local food establishments in the Maynard, Acton, Stow, Concord, Hudson and Marlboro area. There will be a cash bar, entertainment by local sensation Jae Mannion and raffle/silent auction prizes. Tickets are available in advance for $30/adult, $10 children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under by calling 978-938-4262 or at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason Street, Maynard or by visiting any of the three Maynard public schools. Tickets may also be purchased by going to MEF’s website www.maynardeducation.o
rg. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door for $35/each.All proceeds benefit MEF's grant programs for teachers, students, and administrators.
As you may recall, "The Taste" is MEF's largest annual fundraiser that benefits our grant program. MEF has been thrilled to award the following grants this year:
Rita Murphy Telescope Kits and Solar Viewing Glasses for MHS Astronomy Class $498.30 Mark Sinopoli 12 VEX IQ Robots $3,957.31 Nate Thomas STEAM kits and materials $1,090.00 John Ogden Chess Board and Clocks/Timers for MHS Chess Club $250.00 John Ogden Participation in the New England High School Emmy Awards $200.00 Brenda Sullivan Archery equipment for Physical Education classes $2,100.00 John Ogden Printer and materials for MHS Photography students $550.14 Kindergarten Team Story Grammar Markers and Materials to aid students with storytelling $900.25 Kindergarten Team Lakeshore Real World STEM Challenge Kit,
Lakeshore STEM Early Learning Kit, and Lakeshore STEM Science Station.
$547.00 Michelle Petersen Materials for Chill Zone $1,854.05 Mark Myers Extreme Science Assembly at Fowler School $1,275.00 Dr. Gerardi LEADERSHIP GRANT: Sponsorship of "Maynard & Massachusetts Leading the Nation Senior Project Business and Community Luncheon" $1,000.00 Denise Hatch (On behalf of the 6, 7, 8th ELA Team) Attend the Mass. Reading Association conference $1,000.00 Nicholas DeCastro on behalf of 8 MHS Students Participation in the Mass. Association of Student Councils (MASC) Spring Conference $1,260.00 Denise Hatch Key Comprehension Routine Course for 25 teachers at the Fowler School $2,500.00 Jennifer Fioretti Participate in Wilson Language Training $1,000.00 TOTAL $19,982.05
Thank you for your ongoing support! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about MEF.
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