WMS Monday Morning Minute   5/11/15
Human Sexuality Units Begin May 25

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As part of our commitment to promoting healthy living and responsible decision making, Wayland Middle School wellness teachers are charged with educating students about human sexuality and disease prevention.  Through the following standards the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework identifies information middle school students should acquire by the end of 8th grade in the area of "Reproduction/Sexuality":

Please "GUSH" for WMS Teachers!
We’re up to 64 gushes! Only 36 more to go to reach our goal of 100! It only takes 2-3 minutes,  doesn't cost anything , and will add a wonderful element to the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon as we plan to share all of your "gushes" in a slideshow. Please help us--just click below. Thank you!.
Check List for Parents
Looking for ways to help lessen end-of-year demands on your and your child? There are a few things you can do now. Help your child to:

  1. Locate and return overdue school library books. Pay fines.
  2. Locate and return overdue classroom library books (marked on spine with either "ELA" or the teacher's name).
  3. Start bringing home unneeded locker items such as winter coats, boots, old papers, etc.
  4. Locate academic textbooks so they can be turned in when the school year ends.
  5. Check our lost & found for missing items.
  6. Pay any outstanding Food Services balances.
  7. Register for the school bus before fees increase on June 1.
Upcoming Events

ALL Grades
5/15:  Q4 Progress Reports
5/15:  Middle & More Parent Coffee, 9:30AM
5/25: NO SCHOOL  Memorial Day
5/27:  MS Orchestra Concert, 7:30PM
5/28:  PTO Board Meeting, 8:45AM
6/01: Middle & More Parent Coffee, 9:00AM  
6/01 - 6/12:  Fitness Testing
6/03:  MS Band Concert, 7:30PM
6/05: Canobie Lake Music Trip
6/09:  MS Chorus Concert, 7:30PM
6/22: Last Day for Students, 1:10 Dismissal

Grade 6
5/15: G6 Physical Exams Due
5/29: G6 Henry Cluster, Trip to MFA
6/02: G6 Spring Trip
6/10: G6 Orchestra Trip to TCW
6/12: G6 David Cluster, Trip to MFA 
6/18: G6 Social, 2:30-4:00PM

Grade 7
5/20-5/22: G7, Cape Cod Trip
6/10: G7, Cape Cod Family Night
6/17: G7, Roller Kingdom Trip, 2 to 5PM

Grade 8
5/21: G8, DC Night,7:00PM
6/19:  G8 Step-up Day at WHS, 12:30 - 2:00PM
6/19: G8 Kimballs Trip, 2:30 - 8:30PM
REMINDERS (from previous emails)
Fitness Testing
June 1 - 12
All Grades
Wellness Fitness Testing will be held in all grades from June 1- 12. We utilize the FitnessGram protocol for which more information can be found below. Remember inhalers, and to eat breakfast and stay hydrated! 
2015-2016 Bus Registration
June 1 Deadline
Bus fees increase after June 1 -- be sure to register now. Questions? Please contact Dianne Potter at dianne_potter@wayland.k12.ma.us or 508-358-3753.