Fitnessgram Testing this week for all grades
Eat a good breakfast and bring a water bottle - stay hydrated!
Tuesday Morning Minute
May 31, 2016
From Assistant Principal Benzie

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  ~Rachel Louise Carson

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! Many students and staff were still recovering from an exciting fun 3 days down in Cape Cod.  

What a fantastic experience for our Rachel Carson clusters! Students have such a rewarding experience on the Cape trip. Each student was able to come away with a favorite event. Whether it was jumping the sand dunes, visiting a farm, golfing, watching a movie, checking out the tidal flats, going on a boat ride, or visiting a lighthouse; all had a great time, especially with the amazingly wonderful weather!  

We want to thank the teachers and students for making this such a fun time for everyone! 

Warm regards,

George

ALL GRADES: Fitnessgram
Tuesday May 31st - Friday June 3rd 
Monday June 13th - Friday June 17th

Wellness Fitness Testing will be held in all grades from May 31 - June 3 and June 13 - 17. We utilize the FitnessGram protocol for which more information can be found HERE.

If your child has a history of exercise-induced asthma and has an inhaler in the nurse's office, please remind him/her to see the nurse 20 - 30 minutes before pacer testing to pick up the inhaler and bring to Wellness class.  If your child does not have an inhaler at school, then please provide the nurse with a WPS medication order form so that your child may use his or her inhaler while at school. The Wellness Staff would also like to ask all families to be sure their children eat breakfast and stay hydrated especially on fitness testing days.  This testing is vigorous and failure to eat or drink adequate amounts of fluids can result in headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or fainting. Thank you!  

~The Wellness and Health Room Staff

Manga Workshop for Teens in grades 6 through 12
Wayland Public Library
TODAY: Tuesday, May 31st,  2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

All students in grades 6 -12 are invited to join the Teen Library Advisory Board's May meeting. Manga Artist Kat Klockow will talk about all the steps that go into drawing comics and the cultural differences and similarities between Japanese manga and American comics.

WMS households can find  permission slips and arrange bus transportation to the WPL on the WMS Library website . Permission slips are also available at our library. Please note that the event is today! 
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Middle School WaylandCares sponsors
Personal Care Items Collection Drive
to benefit VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE 
June 1st - June 13th

The middle school group of WaylandCares is sponsoring a collection of SAMPLED-SIZED PERSONAL ITEM to benefit Voices Against Violence. Please bring drop your items in the collection box in Main Lobby of Wayland Middle School.

We need SAMPLE SIZED donations of:

  • Toothpaste
  •  Shampoo
  •  Conditioner
  •  Soap
  • Deodorant

Voices Against Violence is a program of SMOC http://smoc.org/voices-against-violence.phpYour efforts will help many people/families with sample sized personal care items needed when moving into a shelter. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

WMS Chorus Concert
WMS Auditorium
7:30 PM, Thursday, June 2nd

The WMS Choruses present their final concert of the season. Under the direction of Steve Murray and Rachel Carroll, you'll hear Traditional Spirituals to Star Wars and everything in between, sung by the 6th Grade Chorus, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus, and Select Chorus. Come and enjoy an evening of song!
Need a yearbook?
There are still a few available for purchase!

There are still a few yearbooks available for purchase!  Visit  Jostens.com  today to buy a yearbook for just $20.  Students will receive their yearbook on the last day of school.  Contact  Stephanie Galvani  with any questions or if you need to order a yearbook the old-fashioned, paper way.
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SUMMER COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WEEK
EMPOWER | Leadership, Communication & Collaboration
June 27th - July 1stMonday - Friday 10AM - 3PM

Join Us to Give Back to Your Community and be a Youth Leader!  

Work with a group of your peers from Wayland and surrounding communities on a mix of games, presentations, activities, brainstorming and community service.  This program will provide you the tools to create healthy messaging to the community, learn new leadership skills and create a campaign message to encourage healthy decisions in Wayland and beyond.

Program Details:  

  • Who: Students Entering Grades 7-10.
  • Where: Wayland High School  
  • Staff: Elsie Cerrone, Dossie Kahn and Jason Verhoosky

Lunch will be provided daily. There is no fee for this program.
To register for this program, please email Jason_verhoosky@wayland.k12.ma.us or call 508.358.6825.

WELLNESS WEEK
It's almost here!  June 6 - 10, 2016

Bike Day!
Friday, June 10th, 2:20 - 3:00 PM
Near the bike racks in the front of WMS

Celebrate the fun, freedom, and fitness associated with bicycling! Local bike racers will be on hand to lead skills sessions, pump tires, adjust brakes, lube chains, and do minor repairs.  

Bike Day is brought to you by the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) and USAC Racing Club BikewaySource/Bell Lap Racing. MassBike is a non-profit organization that promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation.

PTO News

Middle & More Coffee
Tuesday, June 14th9:00-10:00 AM
In the Library

Our last “ Middle  &  More ” of the year is on  Tuesday, June 14th , from  9:00 -10:00 am  in the WMS Library. Can you believe the school year is almost over?! Come join us for a conversation with  Betsy   Gavron . We’ll take a quick look back at the year, get a sneak peak into next year, and then discuss whatever you’d like. Were there questions you didn’t get to ask at “ Middle  More ” earlier in the year? Topics you wish we had covered? Bring your inquiries and ideas and share a cup of coffee or tea with us!  Please contact Cathy Scholz ( cscholz89@gmail.com ) if you have any questions.

REMINDERS
From the Front Office
End of Year Checklist for Parents

Looking for ways to help lessen end-of-year demands on your and your child? There are a few things you can do now. Help your child to:

- Locate and return overdue school library books. Pay fines.

- Locate and return overdue classroom library books (marked on spine with either "ELA" or the teacher's name).

- Start bringing home unneeded locker items like winter coats, boots, old papers, etc.

- Locate academic textbooks so they can be turned in when the school year ends.

- Check our lost & found for missing items.

- Pay any outstanding Food Services balances.

- If applicable, register for the school bus before fees increase on June 30.

From the Office:
Moving? Private School? 

If your family is moving from Wayland, or if you've decided to send your child to private school next year, please be sure to submit a student withdrawal form to your child's guidance counselor so that we may begin the process of preparing your child's records for transfer.  Many thanks!
Artist of the Week
Artist: Isabelle Wang
Grade: 6
Medium: Acrylic, watercolor, glitter paint
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events .
ALL GRADES:
June 2 - WMS Chorus Concert at 7:30 PM
Jun 3 -  7/8 Canobie Lake Trip (Music Students)
Jun 6 - Wellness Week!
June 9 - WMS Band Concert at 7:30 PM  
June 10 - Bike Day 2:20-3:00 PM
June 20 - Last Day of School 

7TH GRADE:
June 15 -  Cape Cod Family Night  at 7:00 PM  
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