Green Meadow News
May 22, 2014 Donna Dankner, Principal
Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal
When I arrived to school on Monday morning, I immediately noticed the beautiful landscaping in the front of the building by the front doors. On Saturday a group of dedicated and caring volunteers spent the day weeding and planting a variety of plants to brighten the entrance to our school. This special endeavor was the result of a special “Make Green Meadow Beautiful” community service project.
Leaders, members and friends of Maynard's Daisy Girl Scout Troops 66248, 66249 and 66250 came together and worked very hard to clean out, prepare and plant the entranceway gardens with donated plants they had purchased and friends had donated from their yards. The efforts of the Daisy troops were supported by staff and community members who provided support and tools as well as assisting in the planning process and throughout the day. The Maynard Community Gardeners arranged the huge delivery of their donated plants that enabled the Daisy troops and the many volunteers to really make the space spectacular!!
Creating this beautiful garden is just the beginning. You will notice the carefully made signs throughout the garden that remind everyone to respect and care for the garden as a way of respecting our school. In addition, the EXCEL program has agreed to assume the responsibility of caring for the plants throughout the summer so they can become established, grow and flourish. We would like to say a very special thank you to everyone involved in this very special project for all their assistance as they worked to help “Make Green Meadow Beautiful!”
This very special project is a wonderful connection for our first whole school community service day. Weather permitting, on June 6, all students and staff will have an opportunity to spend some time working together to take care of our school. We are looking forward to working collaboratively as a community to enhance our school. On the same day, we will have a whole school reading celebration in honor of all the books we have read throughout our “Fish Reading Challenge.” June 6 promises to be a very exciting day at Green Meadow School!
News from Mrs. Mooradian’s Class
We recently had our Preschool Art Show where all involved were very proud of the preschool students’ accomplishments. The past two weeks we have been very busy learning about farm animals…their life cycles and their family member names. Next week we will compare zoo animals with farm animals. Most anticipated is our upcoming End-of-Year Celebration on Monday, June 16 where we will be having musical entertainment, a family picnic and viewing of our preschool DVD highlighting our achievements throughout the year!
Mrs. Coppola’s Reading News May 2014
Our class has been using Raz-Kids as part of our daily five reading workshop. The children have access to hundreds of eBooks using the school’s subscription. They can read and listen to a variety of books which include fiction and non-fiction titles. After listening and reading the book, the children take a quiz to check for comprehension. This has been a fabulous resource to use during our reading workshop.
Special Notes :
v 2014/2015 Bus Registration The School Committee voted at the May 1st meeting to increase bus fees to $260 for the 1st child and $215 for the 2nd and beyond. Registration began on May 19th. Forms are available in school offices and on our website under “Forms to Download. Please call Colleen Moore if you have any questions (978) 897-2222.
v Please do not park in the fire lane in front of the school when you are dropping off or picking up from school. The police have been issuing tickets when cars are parked in the fire lane.
v If you arrive prior to 8:15 in the morning, please park in the Crowe Park parking lot to wait for supervision to begin. The parking lot directly across from the school is reserved for staff parking.
v Club Invention - Summer Fun
Club Invention, a week long STEM enrichment program (sponsored by EXCEL/FASC), is being offered from July 28 to August 1 at Fowler School. Children entering grades 1 through 6 will build original prototypes, create a personalized motor-powered vehicle and construct a pinball machine. Please call Lois Cohen at 978-897-8021 or visit campinvention.org for details.
v EXCEL/FASC Summer Program Enrollment remains open to Maynard students in grades K - 7. Please contact the EXCEL office at 978-897-8021 or visit the GM or Fowler website and go to the EXCEL link for more information or registration.
v The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard Special Education students, parents and siblings to its 5th Annual Spring Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. This family event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family!This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jennifer O’Leary with any questions or to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-897-2705. (RSVP is helpful but not required)
Dates to Remember
Ø May 26 No School Memorial Day
Ø May 30 Community Reading Day
Ø June 5 Grade 3 Concert, 7:00 PM
Ø June 6 Service Day and Fish Reading Celebration
Ø June 6 Early Release, 12:40 Dismissal
Ø June 16 Preschool End of Year Celebration
Ø June 18 Third Grade Celebration
Ø June 19 Last day of School, 11:35 Dismissal