Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MEF March 4th "The Taste"

A message from MEF~

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 4-6 PM; entertainment will continue until 7 PM.

Every 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 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 MurphyTelescope Kits and Solar Viewing Glasses for MHS Astronomy Class$498.30
Mark Sinopoli12 VEX IQ Robots$3,957.31
Nate ThomasSTEAM kits and materials$1,090.00
John OgdenChess Board and Clocks/Timers for MHS Chess Club$250.00
John OgdenParticipation in the New England High School Emmy Awards$200.00
Brenda SullivanArchery equipment for Physical Education classes$2,100.00
John OgdenPrinter and materials for MHS Photography students$550.14
Kindergarten TeamStory Grammar Markers and Materials to aid students with storytelling$900.25
Kindergarten TeamLakeshore Real World STEM Challenge Kit,
Lakeshore STEM Early Learning Kit, and Lakeshore STEM Science Station.
Michelle PetersenMaterials for Chill Zone$1,854.05
Mark MyersExtreme Science Assembly at Fowler School$1,275.00
Dr. GerardiLEADERSHIP 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 StudentsParticipation 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 FiorettiParticipate in Wilson Language Training$1,000.00

Thank you for your ongoing support! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about MEF.

Fiona Nauseda
The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF)
978.938.4262 (cell)