December 8th, 2011

posted Dec 9, 2011, 12:20 PM by


Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley & Maynard Recreation Winter Programs

Check out all the great winter programs the Boys & Girls Club has to offer!  Not only are we offering an extensive selection of youth programming, but adults & toddlers will have a multitude of choices as well!  Plus school vacation programs, Club winter basketball league, floor hockey league and more!   For more information or to register please log onto: or call 978-461-2871.


January 7th - February 11th  --  Time: 9:00am  -- Grades: K-12

Cost:  Rentals - $95.00 (Please make check payable to Nashoba Valley)

Lessons & Lift Ticket- $220.00  -- Lift Ticket (ONLY)- $180.00
This is ONLY available to children in the 6th Grade or above that have skied or snowboarded before.

Join us for another exciting year of skiing with Maynard Rec and Nashoba Valley.  Early Bird Discount!  Register before December 15th and take $5 off.  Deadline to register is Friday, December 28th. 



January 4th - February 29th  -- Time:  3:30pm-5:00pm  -- Grades: 3-5

Cost: $145  -- Location: TBA  --  Minimum 10/ Maximum 16 

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students will build cities, bridges, and motorized cars/planes and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the LEGO® system. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, your child will have the opportunity to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor to guide them.



Grade: Kindergarten  --  Session #2: Jan. 7th - Feb. 11th

Time: 2:15pm --  Cost: $65/Club members --  $75/ Non Club members

(fee includes t-shirt & basketball)

Location: Fowler Middle School

Registration Deadline for Session #1: December 16th

Kinder-Dribblers is a great introductory course to the skills of basketball.  These little sporties will be learning the basics and having a great time putting their excess energy to good use!! Lowered hoops will be used.


Biddy Basketball

Grades: 1st & 2nd --  Session #2: Jan. 7th - Feb. 11th  --  Game Time: 3:30pm

Cost: $65 for Club Members/per session  --  $75 for Non-Members/per session

Location:  Fowler Middle School

Registration Deadline for Session #1: December 16th

If you played in Session #1, take $15 off the 2nd Session!

(Fee includes t-shirt, basketball, referees & fun!!!)

Let's play some hoops!!! 

Wendy Allegrone-Leslie
Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley
212 Great Road
Maynard, MA 01754
"Great Futures Start Here"

Upcoming Events:

WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon

This Friday the WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon will begin at 8:00 pm.  I am looking forward to being part of the kick off.  I am hoping that the community will rally around this very important Telethon that helps families during the holiday.  Please tune in and contribute.

Upcoming Events Continued:

MHS Winter Concert

The MHS Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday December 14, 2011.  The program will start at 7pm in the Maynard High School auditorium. Come hear choral music from around the world including; an Irish men’s' jig, a Polish carol, a Canadian Mouth music piece, and the
African Harambee. The band will be playing a suite from Harry Potter, Vaughan William's arrangement of Greensleeves, Once Upon a December from Anastasia, the jazz band will blow you away with 4 jazz styles being offered, the madrigals, a cappella group and wind ensemble-all
to perform for you. Admission is free. Come and hear the MHS musicians!

Events to Report:

2nd Annual SEPAC Holiday Social

The Maynard SEPAC held a wonderful 2nd Annual Holiday Social on Monday, December 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Green Meadow School Cafeteria.   Many of our Best Buddies students from Maynard High School were there to help with the festivities.  This family event had lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family.  The cookie decorating activity was a big hit and a tasty success!

Fall Sports Award Night 12/07/11

Special thanks to the Maynard Boosters Club for their support, Patricia De Mars for her organization and the format that she created last year to make this a more enjoyable event for all and Dr. Chesson for her attendance and support of our athletic program.  

It is so wonderful to be able to celebrate our successes.  All of our fall student athletes were recognized with certificates of achievement.  Also awards for MVP Offense, MVP Defense, Most Improved, Unsung Hero, Outstanding Back, Outstanding Senior and Coaches awards were given out.  Some special awards included:

The Herbert Peter Frank Memorial Unsung Hero Award

The Joe Cote Unsung Hero Award

The Al Cowles Award – Football MVP

The John T. Enneguess Award – Outstanding Lineman

The Walter N. Moore Sr. Award – Gusto Gus Defense

I would also like to thank the following groups and community members for being sponsors:

Maynard Youth Soccer

Mary & David Gately

Robert and Marilyn Brooks

Patterson Auto Body

Maynard Elks #1568

The Sullivan Family

The Brannelly Family

Maynard Rod and Gun Club

Jarmo’s Auto Repair

Mark & Jeanne Enneguess

The Maynard Boosters Club

Academic Standings:

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires states and school districts to produce and disseminate annual report cards. Here is the link for the district's report card:

These report cards include information on student assessment (MCAS), accountability, and teacher quality; the report cards may also include other information. These report cards provide parents and other members of the public a snapshot of student performance and teacher qualifications in their local schools.

It is important to note that congress has for the last several years been debating the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind ACT (NCLB) which required this information and it’s uses in this matter.  Over the last decade, the educational community and our government representatives have debated the efficacy of using this data to classify school or school community performance. 

This type of data and the standards based movement has been a helpful tool for teachers in a more progressive way.  This data helps teachers to understand how their students are performing in this snapshot of time and adjust instruction for improved academic achievement.  To that end, our School Committee received an excellent presentation at their last meeting from our Interim Curriculum Director, Don Holm, and a Fowler Teacher Leader, Mark Sinopoli, identifying how we are currently using data to improve instruction and our plans to increase that strategy across the district.