Monday Morning Minute
September 11, 2017
6th Grade Back-to-School Night
This Wednesday, September 13th 6:30 - 8:30
Learn about your child's school day, the curriculum they are learning and meet their teachers. Student's will bring their schedule home for you to follow. See you on Wednesday!
From the Office
A Few Reminders
  1. Picture Day is this Wednesday, Sept. 13th!
  2. Drop-Off & Pick-up: Please stay in line and in your car, advancing forward. For safety, please do not use cell phones.
  3. No Cell Phones during the School Day: Students can check their phones at the end of the day. Please do not text with them during the school day.
  4. Absences & Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Policy
CharlieCards available for WMS Students 
Registration Deadline is Monday, September 25

The MBTA provides Student CharlieCards (S-Card) for students in middle or high school for participating school districts. Students receive a free S-Card and can load the card with funds at any MBTA fare vending machine. When students use their S-Card, they receive a 50% discount on the fare. All Student CharlieCards expire on August 31st each year and are reissued by the school for the following year.

Wayland is participating, and families may opt-in to receive the S-Card. There is no cost to the district, except for the time to administer the program. The cards allow students to travel on Bus, Subway, and Express Bus at a “Pay As You Go” 50% reduced rate. S-Card passes are NOT valid for the Commuter Rail.

Student S-Cards can ONLY be loaded with Stored Value and/or a monthly pass at a Fare Vending Machine or Retail Sales Terminal. All Student CharlieCards are assigned and managed through the Wayland Public Schools. Please direct all questions and concerns regarding lost, stolen, and/or replacements of Student CharlieCards to kerri_mulvey@wayland.k12.ma.us .

If you are interested in opting into this program, please follow the link here to register your child.  
PTO
Volunteer to help for Picture Day
Wednesday, September 13th!
We're looking for a few more volunteers to help on Picture Day  from 8-12 pm Keep an eye out for ordering information coming home in backpacks. If you're interested, contact Mary Boyle  617.290.0989  or mjiboyle@gmail.com .
First Middle & More Coffee!
Thursday, September 28th from 8:45 - 9:45 AM
The WMS PTO hosts a Middle & More Coffee each month, bringing in school staff or external speakers to discuss relevant topics. 

We will be hosting our first Middle & More Coffee in the Library. Our new superintendent, Dr. Unobskey, is looking to meet with parents to get input and feedback while formulating his goals for the district. While a RSVP is not normally required for the Coffee, for planning purposes, we request that you email  WaylandMiddleSchoolPTO@gmail.com   if you are able to attend this session. 

Specifically, Dr. Unobskey is looking for input on:
  1. What are the aspects of Wayland schools / WMS that we want to protect at all costs?
  2. What are promising aspects we want to grow?
  3. What are the aspects that we can improve?
  4. How can we deepen the collaboration among the community, the schools and the Central Office?
  5. What do you particularly want and need from your Superintendent?
We hope to see you then!
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Wayland Middle School PTO is on facebook, and it's an easy way to make sure you're not missing the important stuff  (and the likes make us feel loved) !
For the Parent of 6th Graders
PTO requests food for 6th Grade Back-to-School Night Staff Dinner

We are organizing a dinner for the 6th grade staff and teachers this   Wednesday, September 13th   before the Back to School Night. This is a great way to thank the staff and teachers for taking the time to present to us at the Back to School Night and makes it easier for them to stay late that evening. 

We need  still need FOOD AND PAPER GOODS donations  for the dinner. Below is a link where you can sign up to bring a:
main dish
salad/side dish
dessert
drinks
paper products

Please click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp:   http://signup.com/go/LJqNoyW

These items should be delivered to the Teacher's Lounge at the Middle School between  4:30-5:00 pm on September 13th .  Dishes that are non-perishable or kept at room temperature and paper products may be dropped off earlier in the day. Please mark  "Back to School Night."

Thank you for your help!
ARTIST of the WEEK
Artist: Katie Schouten
Grade: 7
Medium: Found Imagery, Pencil, Acrylic & Ink
Dates to Remember
ALL GRADES:
9/13 -    School Picture Day
9/21 -    No School - Rosh Hashanah
9/24 -    METCO Family Cookout  1:00 - 4:00 PM
10/9 -  No School - Columbus Day

6TH GRADE:     
9/13 -    6th Grade Back-to-School Night  6:30 - 8:30 PM

7TH & 8TH GRADE :
10/5 -    7th & 8th Grade Back-to-School Night   6:30-8:30 PM
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