Wayland All Schools News 9-16-15
From our Schools & Affiliates
New Programs Just Added to WSCP Fall Offerings

Learn to Code Apps - Programs Offered After-School    

Students at all three elementary schools and Wayland Middle School (Grades 6-7) may enroll until September 30 in "Codecampkids" coding classes to be offered in all four schools.  Questions:  http://codecampkidz.com/Course   


Brought to WSCP through STEM Beginnings of Shrewsbury, these classes are for K-2 students and are designed to build and sustain interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The focus is on play and everyday activities that are fun for children yet incorporate STEM concepts.More information is available on the WSCP Community Education website.   

Information/registration about Codecampkidz, STEM for Kids, and all of the other fall programs is online at:  


WSCP Info #: 508-655-6403

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Internet Safety Expert
Adults Only
September 29, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
WHS Auditorium

Come listen to National Internet safety expert Katie Greer, Sept. 29th,7-8:30PM at the Wayland High School Auditorium. Katie will be speaking with our middle and high school students during the day. Hear firsthand what she has to say about today's internet concerns as they relate to our children. The talk in the evening is for adults only. Katie will share what she told the students during the day as well as provide additional information for parents. Parents of all age children are welcome. 

Katie is a former Intelligence Analyst, Massachusetts State Police Former Director of Internet Safety, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Advisory Board Member, on the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and a regular contributor to Modern Mom. She has been featured in USA Today, TIME Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Proctor and Gamble Everyday, on The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, and AJAM. She has presented to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, educators and administrators across the country.  

For more information go to www.klgreer.com

From the Community
Wayland Father/Daughter
Breakfasts at Mels
Grades K - 5
Begins September 16, 7:15 AM

Calling all Wayland dads!  Come be a part of a long-standing Wayland tradition by joining other fellow dads and their daughters at the monthly Wayland Father/Daughter Breakfast at Mel's Commonwealth Cafe. We get together at 7:15am on the third Wednesday of each month (starting September 16th) at Mel's for a full buffet breakfast, great conversation with other dads and their daughters, and weekly raffle prizes for the kids. Open to all dads and their daughters in K-5th grade. No need to sign up. Just show up and enjoy the company. We hope to see you there!

Wayland Youth Basketball
Grades K - 8
Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Wayland Youth Basketball's winter leagues.  WYB offers options for boys and girls grades K-8 to participate and develop skills in the sport of basketball.   Note that registration for both the boys' and the girls' Metrowest leagues closes on Sept. 26th and tryouts begin on Sept. 27th.  


Dr. Judith Owen, M.D.
September 25, 7:30PM
WHS Auditorium

“The ABCs of ZZZs: What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Importance of Sleep in Kids and Teens”

  • Groundbreaking Research and the practical implications.
  • How much sleep do kids need?
  • Optimize kids’ bedtimes and wake times?
  • Why kids don’t seem tired at bedtime? 
  • How does the lack of sleep affect the brain (mood and executive functioning)
  • Can kids make up for missed sleep by “sleeping in” on the weekend?
  • What are the long term consequences of sleep deficiency? And what can we do about it? w
  • Should we change our school Start times?
Young Children's Violin Classes
Ages 3 - 5

  • Introduction to violin - a fun group class for age 3-5 with a parent
  • Tuesday or Sunday options
  • Instruments provided
  • Offered through Wayland Recreation Department

October 4, 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Sandy Burr Country Club

Lobsterfest is coming back to Wayland, Sunday, October 4th.  Extend your summer and join us for a dinner buffet featuring lobster, steak tips and chicken at Sandy Burr from 5-7:30 pm. For tickets, call 508-358-2990. Tickets are $60. Invite your family, friends and neighbors!  Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging.

Big Kids Book Buddies (k-3)
October 5, 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Wayland Library, Raytheon Room

This hands on event is open to all WCPA members and non-members in elementary school.  We will be discussing The Popcorn Book by Tomi De Paola.  As a group we will discuss the book, make a craft in the theme of the book and have a light snack.  If you are interested in joining please email bigkids@waylandwcpa.org

Wayland XC Festival
October 11 at WHS
Fun for the Entire Family

The tenth-annual Wayland XC Festival will be held on Sunday, October 11 at the Wayland High School. It’s a cross-country running festival with races for all ages, including two 3-kilometer races for young runners and an open 5-kilometer race. The Wayland XC Festival is a fundraiser for the Wayland High School cross-country teams. This is a fun event that the whole family can enjoy! The 10 and under 3k race starts at 9:30am, the 3k race for 11 to 14 year olds starts at 10:00am and the open 5k race starts at 10:30am. A website at www.WaylandXC.com provides an entry form and information about the event.

Reminders (in date order)
Vital Communications:
Between Doctors & Patients
September 16, 7 PM
WPL Raytheon Room

Dennis Rosen, M.D., author of Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients, will offer concrete suggestions on how you can get the most out of visits with your doctors.  Dennis Rosen, M.D. is a pediatric pulmonologist at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School who writes regularly for the medical press as well as for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Pacific Standard.  Wayland Free Public Library 

Wayland Dads Donation Drive
September 19
All Ages

Wayland Dads are supporting Cradles to Crayons by collecting gently used children’s clothing, toys, footwear & books. Learn more at www.waylanddads.org.

WCAF 2015
September 19, 11 AM - 5 PM
All Ages
Wayland Town Building

Wayland Community Art Fair (WCAF) 2015. Come engage and be part of creative activities, fabulous entertainment, arts and cultural experiences offered by more than 100 artists, retailers, and cultural and community groups throughout the day. Complete details online here.

District Wide Picnic
September 20, 1 to 4 PM
Happy Hollow School
All Ages

All families are invited to this district wide community picnic. There will be plenty of great food and fun for the whole family. If your last name begins with A-M please bring a salad for 20+ people; N-Z please bring a dessert for 20+ people. Sponsored by the Boston Parent Council & Wayland METCO.

Wayland Historical Society Program
Register by September 29
Grades 3 and 4

The Wayland Historical Society is pleased to offer an after-school program for girls in grades 3 and 4 to learn about America’s history and how it touched Wayland.  

October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 3:15-4:45, at the Grout-Heard House Museum. Register by September 29, by sending a fee of $50 with your child’s name, address, phone number, and an email address, to The Wayland Historical Society After-School Program, Wayland Historical Society, P.O. Box 56, Wayland MA 01778. Scholarships are available. For details, email kathy@heckscher.net

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September 22, 7:30AM @ WHS (New Date!)
Helping Youth Make Healthy Decisions

Our first coalition meeting is Sept. 22 at 7:30am at the High school. All are welcome. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at Wayland_Cares@wayland.k12.ma.us

Wayland/Weston Assemblies
September 23 thru December 9
Dance & Social Etiquette
Held at 320 Boston Post Road, Weston  

To receive more information and to be placed on our E-Vite list, please contact Mr. Donald Mason at macmason@comcast.net.  Program runs on 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, & 12/9. Registration will be opened on August 15.

Pam's Run
October 18, 10 AM
All Ages

Join your neighbors at Pam's Run 5K/10K to benefit Neighbor Brigade! The 3rd Annual Pam’s Run will take place on Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am at the Claypit Hill School in Wayland. To register for Pam's Run or to join a team visit www.pamsrun.com or email info@pamsrun.com with questions.

Please note, not all announcements included in the Wayland All Schools News are school sponsored, but are community based, non-sectarian activities, and are included here as a service to the Wayland school community. News items for consideration should be submitted to ramah_hawley@wayland.k12.ma.us.
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