Monday Morning Minute
October 23, 2017
WMS UPCOMING DATES

ALL GRADES:
10/24 - Orchestra Masquerade Concert , WHS Auditorium 7:30 PM 11/1 - Educational Discussion on Marijuana , Claypit Hill 7:00 PM
(see below for more details)
11/7 - Shaun Derik, presented by WaylandCares! WMS 7:30 - 8:30 PM
11/10 - No School - Veteran's Day
11/10 - CUB weekend

6TH GRADE:      
11/2 - 6th Grade Math Night 4:30 - 6:00 PM or 7:00 - 8:30 PM (see below)
WMS/WHS Orchestras Masquerade Concert 
TUESDAY - October 24, 2017 - 7:30pm  -  WHS Main Stage Auditorium
Wear a disguise and get a prize!
Haunted House and Fall Festival
High School Commons
Sunday, October 29th, 6-9 p.m.

Please join members of The Connect Program at Wayland High School for a spooky and fun-filled evening. Participants will enjoy games in the commons and the option to journey through Wayland High School's own haunted house. Admission is $2 with additional donations welcome. Pizza and treats will be available at an additional cost. All ages are welcome. Costumes are encouraged!
School Council News

This year's school council has formed and will be meeting soon. The council members for this year are:

Merline Bhukhanwala - parent of 8th grader
​Ira Montague - parent of 7th grader
Amy Frankel Nau - parent of 7th grader
Wendy Tandon​ - parent of 6th grader
Karen Stack - Community Member
Luann Duesterberg - 7th Grade Teacher
Matthew McCormack - 8th Grade Teacher

We thank them in advance for the time they will give to to the middle school. We would also like to thank Tricia Clifford, P atricia Harlan and Stephanie Janoff for their participation in the past years. Thank you!  
WMS WELLNESS HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE FOR THE TROOPS!
OPERATION GRATITUDE - November 1st & 2nd
WMS Wellness presents    OPERATION GRATITUDE    - our 8th annual Halloween candy drive for the troops! Bring your Halloween candy to school & deposit it into your class container. Candy will be collected each morning from  7-7:30 AM in the front lobby from November 1st & 2nd. Let the friendly class competition begin!
Attention all Hockey Players
Register Now!
Wayland Boys or Wayland/Weston Girls Teams

The Wayland boys team is a game-only league and plays all home games at NESC with some non-league games at local rinks. The season begins at the end of October through late February/early March and is a great way to play with other hockey players in Wayland. All players must have a current USA Hockey member ID # to register and play for the team. 

Please contact Jennifer Bonner at  jenbonner@verizon.net  if your son is interested in playing or for more information. We are also looking for more goalies so if your son has any interest in trying it out, please let us know. 
The Wayland/Weston girls middle school team begins after Thanksgiving through the end of February. The team is a co-op team with middle school girls from Wayland and Weston. All home games are played at Rivers and away games are mostly in surrounding towns. All players must have a current USA Hockey member ID # to register and play for the team.

Please contact Morgan Ley at  morgan.b.ley@gmail.com  for more information or to sign up for the team. 
Educational Discussion regarding Recreational Marijuana
Wednesday, November 1st, 7:00 PM  
Claypit Hill Elementary School
Sponsored by the Elementary School Principals and WaylandCares

With recreational marijuana now being legal in Massachusetts we have an ever changing and expanding market. Marijuana is now available in many forms including candy, baked goods, oils, concentrates, vape products as well as smokeable marijuana. 
Join us for an educational discussion regarding recreational marijuana, new marijuana products, the law and how it impacts families in our community. 
This event will help you to start or continue a dialogue with your child and will provide an opportunity for questions and community dialogue. 

Parents of all age youth welcome. 

For more information please email  Jason_Verhoosky@wayland.k12.ma.us
Wayland Boston Parent Meeting
Monday, November 6th, 7:00 PM  
Boston Police Headquarters, 1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston

Parents of Boston resident students, please come to to the First Wayland Boston Parent Meeting of the 2017 - 2018 school year! We will:

  • 7:00 PM Enjoy refreshments
  • 7:30 PM Participate in a group activity. Your voice is important!
  • 8:00 PM Wayland School Committee Meeting

We look forward to seeing all parents of Boston resident students at this event.

Questions? Please contact Principal Gavron. betsy_gavron@wayland.k12.ma.us
PTO
Volunteers/Donations needed for 6th grade Math Night
November 2nd

We are organizing a dinner for the Math Teachers on November 2nd during the 6th Grade Math Night. We also need help with the Ice Cream Social during the event.

We need VOLUNTEERS to help support our teachers and make this great event a success. Please sign up below to help and/or bring an item for the dinner. 

The link is:   http://signup.com/go/LAFvczX
Middle & More Coffee 
November 13th, 9:00, WMS Library
The  next Middle & More   Coffee  will be   "Talking to your Kids about the Difficult Stuff - Sexuality, Self-harm, Drinking, Drugs and More"   led by Dr. Dossie Kahn. held on Monday, November 19th from 9:oo - 10:00 am in the library. Please join us!
Please contact Sejal T. Srinivasan,  sejsri@gmail.com , if you have any questions.
Reminders from previous emails
6th Grade Math Night  
Thursday, November 2nd
Session #1: 4:30 - 6:00 PM / Session #2: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

On Thursday, November 2 the middle school will be transformed into a mathematical maze for 6 th  grade students and their parents during Sixth Grade Math Night. Families will begin in the cafeteria with an assortment of math games (including 24, 99, Cribbage and Number War card games). Parents will be provided with a list of commercial games which enhance reasoning and spatial skills. Following the games, families will disperse throughout the 6 th  and 8 th  grade wings as they visit different stations, each hosting a math strand – Measurement, Algebra, Statistics and Probability, and Geometry Stations.  

Please put Thursday, November 2 on your calendar and reserve the date. Sixth-grade students will soon be bringing home an invitation with more information. There will be 2 sessions for families: 4:30 – 6:00 pm and 7:00 – 8:30pm. At each session, students will compete in a scavenger hunt consisting of math problems and clues.  The winners of the scavenger hunt will receive a prize. The sessions will conclude with an ice-cream sundae party provided through the generosity of the PTO.   Hope to see you there.
Annual Drive for Coats for Kids!
October 23rd - January 7th
WMS Front Lobby

Check your closets and see if you have something to donate to Coats for Kids! Donation guidelines are listed below. We will have boxes in the front lobby to accept your donations. Thank you for helping to keep others warm during the winter season!
ACCEPTED:
  • Warm, winter coats for children & adults
  • Gently used and Good quality
  • All sizes needed (especially XL & Pre-K sizes)
NOT ACCEPTED:
  • Coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains
  • Sweatshirts, Vests, Spring/Rain coats
  • Hats and mittens
  • Snowpants
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ARTIST of the WEEK
Artist: Andrew Zhao
Grade: 8
Medium: Plexi, wood & acrylic
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