Monday Morning Minute
December 5, 2016 
All Grades
12/8: MS/HS Band Concert @ WHS 7:30 PM
12/14: MS/HS Chorus Concert @ WHS 7:30 PM
12/20: MS/HS Orchestra Concert @ WHS 7:30 PM
12/23: Holiday recess begins @ 2:20 PM
CUB  (Catch Up & Breathe)  weekends: 11/23, 12/9, 12/23

6th Grade
12/6: 6th Grade Concert @ WMS 7:30 PM
M i d d l e    S c h o o l    M u s i c   T h i s    W e e k !
6th Grade Concert @ WMS 7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 6th!
Enjoy performances from all of the 6th grade ensembles: Band, Chorus, and Orchestra! In the Auditorium at WMS.
7-12 Band Concert @ WHS 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 8th!
Middle School Symphonic Band, High School Honors Flute Choir, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform together on the High School Mainstage. 
For All Students!
From the Office
Will your student be a bsent before Holiday Break?
Please let us know in advance!
Although students are expected to attend school on all of our school days, we understand that travel plans are sometimes  scheduled before the Holiday Break. If your student will be out of school before December 23rd, please let the office know in advance via email (ms_attendance@wayland.k12.ma.us) or by calling (508) 655-6670. Thank you for keeping us informed! 
PTO
Middle & More Coffee – Tomorrow !
Tuesday, December 6 in the library

Please join us tomorrow from 8:45-9:45 am in the WMS Library for a  Middle and More Coffee . We will be joined by the 7th & 8th Grade House Leaders and Guidance Counselors for a  7th & 8th Grade Check-In , including highlights of the 7th and 8th grade programs, as well as 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 in December, please join us in January when the PTO will host two coffees -  Wayland School District Budget Presentation and Discussion with school committee members (Thursday, January 5th, 9:00-10:00 am), and Math, Science, World Languages & the Placement Process (Thursday, January 12th, 8:45-9:45 am).  Please contact Amy Simmons (simmons221@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  You can find the entire year’s schedule of parent coffees at: http://waylandpto.org/middle-school-pto/middle-and-more-coffees/

PTO News

My School Anywhere

Be sure to register for the new, online directory at MySchoolAnywhere.com.  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 http://waylandpto.org/myschoolanywhere-online-districtwide-family-directory/ 

Gift Your Child

The PTO has now raised almost 80% of our $15,000 fundraising goal for this year.  As we head into our grant process, please help us reach our goal!  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 http://waylandpto.org/middle-school-pto/donations-and-purchases/.  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.  

AmazonSmile - FREE MONEY for Our Schools!!

Do you shop on Amazon?  Did you know that you can earn money for our schools for free?  When you shop at Smile.Amazon.Com, Amazon donates .5% back to the charity of your choice.  Visit: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0141838 today, choose “Wayland Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization, Inc.” as your designated charity, and then start shopping at Smile.Amazon.Com, where you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price on all eligible items to the PTO! 

ARTIST of the WEEK
Artist: Max Brande
Grade: 8
Medium: Charcoal & Acrylic
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