Monday Morning Minute
April 6, 2015 
George Benzie
Assistant Principal

DATES TO NOTE:

4/06, 4/08, 4/09
Postural Screening
All Grades

4/09
Signs of Suicide
Discussion
8:45 AM

4/10
Q3 Report Cards Released

4/13 - 4/16
8th Grade D.C. Trip

4/20 - 4/24
Spring Recess
NO SCHOOL

4/27 - 5/01
Wellness Week

5/05
5th Grade Parent Meeting, WMS Auditorium
7:00 PM

5/09
Florence Adler Walk/Run

5/15
Q4 Progress Reports
 

         
WMS Math Team
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Good morning,

 

Hip hip hooray to the Wayland Middle School Math Team! The team did exceptionally well in their last meet winning with 180 points! This is the first time in over ten years that we have taken first place at the meet. The math team competes against other schools in our regional cluster 5 times a year. Our competitors are: Weston Middle School, Meadowbrook School, Natick Kennedy and Natick Wilson. Congratulations to all who participated. Special congratulations to Nathan Zhao for his perfect score!

 

Warm regards,

George

6th & 7th Grade Parents

Student Placement Requests    

May 15 Deadline  

 

Considerable thought and effort are given to student scheduling here at WMS. It is a highly complex, intricate, and time-consuming process.  Parents may make specific placement requests under the following circumstances:

  • If you have concerns about a teacher based on an older sibling's experience, you may request a different teacher for your child. You may not, however, request a specific teacher.
  • If your child has had difficulty with a specific student which has negatively impacted your child's ability to learn, you may request that the children be placed in separate clusters.

To be considered, all placement requests must be sent to betsy_gavron@wayland.k12.ma.us no later Friday, May 15, and must include your child's first and last name, and grade in September. Although we will work hard to honor your request, we cannot make any guarantees.

2015-2016 School Bus Registration
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June 1 Deadline 

 

Registration for the 2015-2016 school bus is now open HERE. Questions? Please contact Dianne Potter at 508-358-3753 or Dianne_Potter@wayland.k12.ma.us.

WMS Book Swap

April 6 - 10  

 

The WMS Book Swap is back again by popular demand! Students can bring in their gently used books and swap them. The swap collection will be located in the bookshelf at the top of the 6th grade ramp.

Q3 Report Cards

On iParent - April 10 at 2:30PM 

 

Q3 Report Cards will come home on Friday, April 10 and will also be available on iParent. Problems with iParent?  Forget your password?  Please contact: ramah_hawley@wayland.k12.ma. us 

Mr. Gees Bringing Photo Clubs to WMS

Starts this Month - Register Now   

 

Retired Wayland teacher - Mr. Conrad Gees - is expanding his highly popular photography instruction to the Wayland Middle School with two clubs (an introductory level, and a more experienced level) starting this month. Grades 6, 7, and 8 students may join, and only 12 will be in each club.

 

For more details or to download a registration form, click HERE

For information, contract Mr. Gees at:  Conrad_Gees@wayland.k12.ma.us. The registration process will be overseen by Wayland School Community Programs (508-655-6403).

Sports Clearance

Deadline Extended - April 15 

 

Due to the still snowy, wet, muddy conditions of our playing fields, and limited indoor practice space, WPS Athletic Director Stephen Cass has delayed the official start of WMS spring sports to Monday, April 27. We have therefore also extended sports clearance to April 15.  

Lost & Found

Items Donated to Charity on 4/17   

 

Now is a good time to have your child check our lost and found. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at 2:30 p.m. on April 17, as is our custom prior to each of the school vacations (December, February, April, and June).

Artist of the Week 
 
"Gymnastics" by Kathleen Tobin
Medium: Colored Pencil/Ink
  "I'm on the gymnastics team, and the three poses on the letters are in my floor routine." ~ Kathleen Tobin

Reminders 
From Previous Emails 
 
Postural Screening        
4/06, 4/08, 4/09  - All Grades
 
As with any state mandated screening, a child may be excused with a letter provided by a parent. Please feel free to contact Nurse Nims with any questions: marcia_nims@wayland.k12.ma.us 
7th & 8th Grade Parents        
Signs of Suicide
April 9 at 8:45 a.m. at WMS
 

As a follow up to our October evening session with Mark Kline, please join us on April 9 to learn more about our WMS Wellness Curriculum called S.O.S. (Signs of Suicide). We will begin at 8:45 a.m. with the 20-minute video that will be shown to students, followed by a facilitated question and answer session with our wellness teachers and guidance counselors. We hope you can join us!

PARCC & MCAS Testing

Schedule 

 

The complete 2015 PARCC & MCAS testing schedule can be found here.  If at all possible, please avoid scheduling appointments for your child on his or her testing dates. Many thanks!