Monday Morning Minute
October 31, 2016 
Upcoming Events
All Grades
11/10: Q1 Ends
11/11: NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
11/18: Q1 Report Cards
11/23: Thanksgiving Recess - Early Release 11:15 AM
11/28: School resumes
CUB  (Catch Up & Breathe)  weekends: 11/10, 11/23, 12/9

Grade 6
11/3: 6th Grade Math Night

OPERATION GRATITUDE - November 1st-3rd

WMS Wellness presents  OPERATION GRATITUDE  - our 7th 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  in the front lobby from November 1 st -3rd. Let the friendly class competition begin!
THIS WEEK!!  Clue - The Musical
Wayland High School Main Stage  
November 3rd , 4th and 5th at  7:30 PM  
Wayland High School presents Clue The Musical, three evening performances beginning November 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  Tickets will be sold at the door, $8 for students and $12 for adults.   
Boston Parent Meeting
November 7 th,  7:00 - 9:00 PM  
Boston Parents are invited to meeting on Monday, November 7th at the Boston Police Headquarters, One Schroeder Plaza. There will be refreshments at  7:00 , followed by: 
  • Presentation of UNITED Goals by Dr. Paul Stein, Superintendent
  • Presentation of School Start Times by Kim Reichelt, School Committee
  • Activity for All – Facilitated by Brian Jones, Loker Principal
  • Report Out/Discussion
A School Committee meeting will follow. We look forward to seeing our Boston Parents there!
Reminder From the Office
School Opening Time / Messages

Each school day, the doors open for students at 7:00 AM. Our staff is noticing students being dropped off before 7:00 AM and waiting outside the front doors. There is no school supervision then and students will not be able to enter before school opens. Brrr - it's getting cold - and we do not want to see students waiting outside in the dark New England morning weather. Thank you!

Also, we ask that you do not communicate reminders and plans (non-emergency information) to your child through the office staff. We just don't have the manpower to ensure your messages will reach their targets. Make a clear plan ahead of time, or you can send your child an email reminder. Thank you for your support!

My School Anywhere

Be sure to register for the new, online directory at  This directory will replace the traditional printed version, but directory information will now be parent-driven.  It is an OPT-IN system, and you MUST register to be included.  For directions on how to register, or for additional FAQs, please visit

Gift Your Child

The PTO has now raised over 70% of our $15,000 fundraising goal for this year.  Visit the WMS PTO on Facebook to see some of last year’s grants in action around school.  Remember, this year the PTO will not be asking you to pay dues or to sell gift wrap or cookie dough – we instead ask that you Gift Your Child.  100% of your donation is tax deductible and eligible for matching gift donations, and every dollar directly supports the PTO’s many programs at WMS.  Donate today after registering at MySchoolAnywhere (the new online directory) or at  You can also mail a check (made out to “Wayland PTO”) to Wayland Middle School PTO, 201 Main Street, Wayland, MA 01778.  The suggested donation is $100 per middle school student. 

Middle & More Coffee
Monday, November 21st, 8:45-9:45 AM

The next Middle & More parent coffee will be held on Monday, November 21st from 8:45-9:45 am in the library.  Betsy Gavron and the 6th Grade House Leaders will join us for a 6th Grade Check-In.  Even if you don’t have a 6th grader, please join us – the discussion is enriched by having parents of all grades involved.  You can find the entire year’s schedule of parent coffees at

REMINDERS (from previous emails)
Volunteers Needed for the
Wayland Middle School Calendar Fundraiser

Our 2016 Wayland Middle School (not WMS PTO) Calendar Fundraiser will be kicking off on November 4th. We're looking for volunteers to help count and log donations as they come in each day, from November 7th to December 12th. It is a short commitment of 1 1/ 2 hours during weekday mornings; you can help us once or as many times as you wish - it is all appreciated!

We're using to organize our Calendar Fundraiser volunteers. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
The Calendar Fundraiser supports our wonderful grade level trips. Your support helps us help all of our students. Thank you!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Artist: Liam Munford
Grade: 6
Medium: Cardboard, acrylic, ink, found objects
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