Monday Morning Minute
November 30, 2015
Principal's Corner

Good Afternoon,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving recess full of food, family and friends. I write to you this afternoon with bittersweet news of a change in staffing in our front office. I offer a warm congratulations to Ramah Hawley who is excited to embrace a new challenge as she moves to central office to take over for the recently retired Carol Lucenta as the Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent Brad Crozier. Ramah has been a positive presence and office leader at Wayland Middle School for the past 5+ years. Her competence, professionalism, and warm heart will be sorely missed, as she truly embodies what is best about BERT. Ramah has gone above and beyond for WMS for so long and will continue to share her many, many talents to benefit our entire school district.  

I am relieved to report that t he multi-talented  Kelly  Lopez, who has skillfully served  Wayland Middle School  in a variety of roles over the last four years, is excited to take over Ramah's post. Kelly  knows our schedule, our staff, our students, and has an eye for the many details that make this school hum. I know the front office team will work hard to get Kelly up to speed with all things in the office to ensure a smooth transition.  Kelly will train with Ramah the second half of this week, and Ramah's last day will be Friday, December 4th. If you happen to be in the office later this week, please take a moment to wish Ramah well and welcome Kelly to her new role.

Warm regards,
Betsy Gavron


Read Principal Gavron's most recent blog at:

http://wmswindows.blogspot.com/2015_11_01_archive.html 

Reminders (from previous emails)
WMS Winter Sports Clearance
Boys Tryouts Begin 12/7
Girls Tryouts Begin 12/9
Register Online

Basketball registration is now open online for all interested 7th and 8th graders. Please be sure to register before tryouts begin. No need to pay the $125 sports fee yet - wait until tryouts are complete. 

Your child will need a valid physical on file in the nurse's office in order to tryout.  Physicals expire after 13 months. Students should give updated physicals directly to Nurse Nims in an envelope clearly marked "sports clearance."

If you have questions about registration, sports clearance, tryouts, or the WMS athletic program, please contact the Athletic Office at 508-358-7488.

Boys Coach:  hipolito_rivera@wayland.k12.ma.us

Girls Coach:  natalia_araszkiewicz@wayland.k12.ma.us

PTO News
PTO News

Please join us on Tuesday, December 8, from 8:45-9:45 am in the WMS Library, for our next Middle and More Coffee. We will hear from the 7th and 8th grade Cluster Leaders and Guidance Counselors who will present highlights of the 7th and 8th grade programs and an overview of what to expect as children progress through these years in middle school. All parents are welcome (even if you don’t have a 7th or 8th grader). Bring your questions and come share a cup of coffee or tea with us. If you can’t join us this month, save the date for our next coffee, when the topic will be “Overview of the Math, Science and World Languages Curricula and Placement Process”  – Friday, January 29th, 8:45-9:45 am.  Please contact Cathy Scholz (cscholz89@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events .

ALL Grades
12:03:  WMS/WHS Band Concert, 7:30 PM
12/08:  Middle & More Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM
12/10:  Chinese Food Festival, 3:00 PM
12/16:  WMS/WHS Orchestra Concert, 7:30 PM
12/18:  Q2 Progress Reports
12/24 - 1/01:  NO SCHOOL