Wayland All Schools News 03-09-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
Trivia Night
Saturday, March 19, 7 PM
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland

Dig up some random facts and invite your friends to join The Children's Way for Trivia Night! Enjoy an evening of trivia, refreshments, silent auction, drawing, and live music from Midlife Crisis. $45 per person, payable by check at the TCW office or online HERE.  We are unable to accept cash.  To benefit the Cheryl Fertig Fund for TCW staff professional development.

RSVP by March 12 to tcwparentorg@gmail.com
SEPAC Meeting
Tuesday, March 29, 7 - 9 PM
Wayland Town Bldg., Senior Center

An Overview of Special Education programs in Wayland, with the Wayland Special Education staff presenting.

The complete list of 2015-2016 SEPAC meetings is available HERE.
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, March 30
All Grades
Claypit Hill School

Let’s show our thanks and your appreciation to Wayland’s bus drivers by signing up to donate food, supplies and/or time on Wednesday, March 30th , as the PTO honors our school bus drivers with their  Annual Appreciation Breakfast Whether you have a kindergarten student or a graduating senior – these men and women have safely driven our kids to and from school, on innumerable class field trips, and to sporting events and competitions all year. Click on the following link if you would like to support this event and help us thank our bus drivers for their committed service:   

If your child would like to make a thank you card or write a thank you note for a bus driver, please have him/her drop it off to the Main Office at his or her school by   Friday, March 25th .  We will present the bus drivers with their cards and notes at the breakfast.  The personal cards and notes are REALLY appreciated by the drivers!  They are the perfect way to say "thank you" for their dedication.  Questions:  Email Lauren Reynolds at  beachfish621@aol.com

TEDx Youth Wayland
Saturday, April 2, 5 - 9 PM
Wayland High School

TEDx 2016 tickets are on now on sale!  Our theme this year is Rising Strong and we have 10 dynamic student speakers and 4 outstanding performers. Speaking topics will range from net neutrality, overcoming adversity through fashion to myths about gamers, shyness to singing, mass incarceration, conquering anorexia through service and more.  The event will also feature a slam poetess, pianist, jazz quartet and performance-art troupe. If you are interested in volunteering (which we need!), please contact Stephanie Galvani.

Tickets: http://www.tedxyouthwayland.org/ for VIP tickets $25 or WHS or WMS office for $10 donation seats .

Questions?  Contact: Stephanie Galvani stephanie_galvani@wayland.k12.ma.us
The Education Cooperative (TEC) Workshop
April 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
141 Mansion Drive, East Walpole

Transition Workshop: What Makes for a Purpose Driven and Successful Transition to Adult Life? As a TEC member district, Wayland families are invited to this FREE workshop which will guide families through questions surrounding the transition from public education to a full and meaningful adult life. Workshop led by Tom Bruffee, TEC transition teacher.

Your Donations Needed Please!
Prom - Late Night 2016 Fundraiser

Saturday May 14th is a big day for our kids, it's the night of the Junior Prom!  This year parents will organize and host the 19th Annual Late Night after prom party! We need you to make a donation as generous as possible to help us reach our fundraising goal!  Family & Business Tax Deductible donations can be made online at 

If you have any questions, please contact event co-chairs Jenifer Apazidis (Jenifer.apazidis@gmail.com) or Amanda Demersky (ahdemersky@gmail.com)
Pegasus Summer Fun!
Enrolling Now

Pegasus is enrolling now for a fun-filled summer. Check out the Pegasus calendar for field trips, themes, and special Friday events: 

Contact:  508-358-8621 or julie_potter@wayland.k12.ma.us
WPS Music Celebrations!

Check out the great photos of our recent music concerts on the Wayland Student Press Network:

From the Community
Wayland Dads/WCPA
Pizza Party Drop-In 
Saturday, March 12, 9AM - 12:30 PM
Loker Gym & Parking Lot

For our final Dads & Kids Drop-in of the season, we invite the whole family to our pizza truck party. Making their Wayland debut will be the very cool Blazing Hearth Pizza (see picture). The pizza (while it lasts) is complementary thanks to the support of local partner Lynch Tree & Landscaping and drinks are donated by Stop & Shop.  Regular Drop-in starts at 9am and pizza starts at 11am.  Thanks for a fantastic Dad’s Drop-In season!!!
Wayland Weekly Buzz
Spotlight on Tedx Youth Talks

Our guests this week are members of Ted Youth Talks at Wayland High School.  They’re here to tell us about this innovative program...which is about Issues. Youth Issues. Amy Sullivan, is one of the Ted Youth organizers. Nour Sayeh was a student presenter last year and is on the core team this year. She will be co-EmCee at this year's event. Our third guest, Joshua Lee is presenting at this year’s event. What’s youth talking about? Join us and find out. Wayland Weekly Buzz airs Sundays and Tuesdays at 10am and 6pm on Wayland’s Public cable channel, then on-demand, anytime, at www.waycam.tv/buzz . Coming on March 16,23 and 30, discussion and clarification on upcoming Annual Town Meeting Articles.
How to Make & Keep Friends
Wednesday, March 16, 7 PM
Natick High School

All are welcome at this presentation on social skills. Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, friendship experts and social coaches, offer tools to help your child achieve social success. Nadine and Donna provide easy to implement and actionable tips that assist children in attaining, maintaining and sustaining improved social skills and true & lasting friendships. 
More info and registration:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec726r1t6f17567f&llr=6qmzg5dab

Hosted by Spark Kindness and Natick SEPAC

Help Shape the Future of Your Library!
Monday, March 21 at 7 PM
Saturday, March 26 at 10 AM
All Ages

Wayland residents are invited to participate in an update of the Wayland Free Public Library’s Long-Range Plan. Two public forums will be held on Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. The sessions will be moderated by Consultant Chuck Flaherty, the former director of the Brookline Public Library. In order to address the needs of patrons of all ages, we encourage parents to attend and give thoughts on youth services and programs. Please come and be heard – this is YOUR library. For more information, please contact Library Director Ann Knight (aknight@minlib.net) or Library Trustee Chair Aida Gennis (wgs3155@gmail.com).
3D Design with a Blender
Thursday, March 24, 7 to 8:30 PM
Ages 12 thru Adult
Wayland Public Library

3D artist Eric Carlsen returns to guide teens and adults through the process of creating 3D models using Blender, a powerful and sophisticated 3D design tool. We will be printing out the creations! Workshop attendance needs to be limited, so registration is required. Kids MUST be 12 or older to register on their own, but we encourage parents to register and work with their children. Please register through our event calendar at waylandlibrary.org.
Wayland Author Fair
Saturday, April 2, 1 - 4 PM
Wayland Public Library

Join us as we celebrate our local writers, with presentations by George Harrar, Juliette Fay, Sandy Hoyt, Suzanne Reitz, Shennen Bersani, Xujun Eberlein, and Lenna Kutner. For more information, please visit waylandlibrary.org.

Clues to Writing a Kids' Mystery
Friday, April 8, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Wayland Public Library

Jacqueline Dembar Greene, author of 38 books for young readers including the award-winning American Girl Rebecca series, will provide insights into writing a mystery book for young readers.

Reminders (in date order)
March School Lunch Menus
Available On-Line

March lunch menus for all 5 schools are now available on-line HERE.
March Madness at The Local for WPSF!
All of March
Sliders = $4 Donation to WPSF

For the month of March, every time you purchase The Local Sliders, $4 will be donated to WPSF! Please join us at The Local (400 Boston Post Road) to watch the NCAA tournament games, enjoy the sliders, and support the Wayland Public Schools!
College A Cappella Concert
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 PM
WHS Auditorium

CAPA invites you to the annual Spring College   A   Cappella   Concert at WHS on Saturday, March 19 , at   7:30 pm .  This is   a   fantastic event not to be missed and   a   primary fundraiser to support CAPA! Tickets available online at  whsarts.com  and at Russell's and Donelan's. Come experience Northeastern's Nor'easters, RIT's Brick City Singers, Brown's Brown's Tones plus our own Mads, Muses and T-Tones!
Spring Baseball Registration, Evaluations, and Other Important Dates
Grades K - 7

Programs are available for players at all skill levels in grades K-7.  To learn more and to register, visit  
Wings for Autism ~ Free Event
Saturday, April 9
Logan Airport, Terminal E

Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Travel is stressful in general but can be particularly difficult for families who have a child with special needs. Wings for Autism events are a "test run" through the airport boarding process--specifically designed for families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder.   Check-in and boarding times begin at 9 am and will be held throughout the morning. Specific times will be assigned closer to the date of the event. Questions? Please contact wingsforautism@charlesrivercenter.org.

Save the Date! (Pre) Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
Saturday, April 30 at 7PM
Skyboxx 109, Natick

This year's annual fundraiser is promising to sizzle! Grab your sombreros and come enjoy a fun night of Mexican food, bidding and dancing to benefit all five Wayland Public Schools.

Get Your Tickets Here

Wayland Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, April 30, 8 - 10 AM
Kids up to Age 13
Mill Pond, Wayland

The Wayland Youth Fishing Derby is a great opportunity to get kids interacting with nature and practicing their fishing skills. Join us in April for this year’s derby! Kids up to age 13 are welcome to participate. Thanks to our many generous sponsors, participation is free. The derby will be held rain or shine… the fish don’t care if it’s raining! Bring your own gear and bait.  Pond is stocked with many trout including two “special fish”.  Coffee, donuts, hot cocoa and more will be available.  Raffle for adults and children. Ribbons for all children. Complete details at www.waylandfishingderby.com

String Players ~ Save the Dates!
July 25 - 29, 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Entering Grades *6 - 9

Wayland Summer Strings is a one-week chamber music program for string players led by Whitney Tandon, Wayland Strings Director for grades 4 - 8.  Held at Wayland High School, the program is an opportunity for students to learn new music in small ensembles.  The work includes daily rehearsals, fun music activities and games, and a culminating performance at the week's end!

Enrollment is limited to 20 and is open to students entering Grades 6 - 9 (*or entering 5th, with at least 2 years of professional private lessons; families in that situation should contact Ms. Tandon to discuss whether the repertoire level will be appropriate). More details and registration information will be available soon and provided by Wayland School Community Programs.  If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Ms.Tandon at Whitney_Tandon@wayland.k12.ma.us.

Substitute Teachers Needed
The Children's Way

The Children's Way is currently looking for  substitute  teachers. Are you looking for flexible job close to home?   The job offers flexible hours, good pay and the opportunity to work with young children ages 2-5 years. If interested, please email  

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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