Wayland All Schools News 03-23-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
China Exchange Info Session
Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
8th Grade Families
Wayland High School

  • Do you have a passion for travel, adventure and learning about new cultures and places?
  • Would you like to live in China for seven weeks next year as part of the Wayland High School Chinese exchange program?
  • Did you know that the WHS Chinese exchange program is the only truly mutual immersion program in the United States just for freshman?
  • Did you know that you don’t have to speak Mandarin to apply for this program?  
If you’d like to learn more, please join us at an information session for families at WHS on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM . You will be able to meet other interested students, as well as families and WHS students who have participated in the program in the past. Please RSVP if you can join us: china_exchange@wayland.k12.ma.us
TEDx Youth Wayland
Saturday, April 2, 5 - 9 PM
Wayland High School

We hope you will join us for our  2nd Annual TEDxYouth@Wayland event.   We have an incredible line up of high school speakers and performers- t opics will range from net neutrality, educating teens on what they  really  need to know about sex, and overcoming adversity through fashion to myths about gamers, shyness to singing, mass incarceration, conquering anorexia through service and more.  You will be dazzled by a slam poetress, serenaded by a vocalist and so much more! 

Tickets  can be purchased at  www.tedxyouthwayland.org ,  at Wayland High School and Middle School front offices, as well as at the door for $10 donation. We also need  donations to pull this off , so if you are feeling inspired, we would love your support. Donations can also be made at  www.tedxyouthwayland.org .
Wayland Stuff-a-Truck
April 23, 9AM - 12PM
Claypit Hill School

Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to do some Spring cleaning! Go through your closets, toy boxes, and bookshelves to gather new or gently used children’s items and join us on April 23rd for the Wayland Stuff-a-Truck to benefit Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization that provides clothing, toys, books, and school supplies to children living in low-income or homeless situations throughout Massachusetts. The Wayland Stuff-a-Truck will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at Claypit Hill School from 9 AM to 12 PM.  You can also drop off donations anytime during the month of April at Loker, Happy Hollow, and Claypit Hill Schools.  For a list of Cradles to Crayons’ accepted items and donation guidelines, visit http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/donate-goods/items-we-accept .  If you have questions or would like more information, contact Allison Kates at alliekat325@gmail.com.
WPSF (Pre) Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
Saturday, April 30 at 7PM
Skyboxx 109, Natick

Wayland Public Schools Foundation invites you to our annual all schools fundraising event! Come enjoy a fun night of great food, bidding and dancing to benefit all five Wayland Public Schools. Mexican Fiesta Dinner will be served shortly after doors open. Get your tickets today online!


Your Donations Needed Please!
Prom - Late Night 2016 Fundraiser

Thank you to all the Wayland families and businesses who have contributed to our Late Night fundraiser; we are on our way to our goal! If you have not yet donated, please consider making your tax-deductible donation on line at

All donations will be acknowledged in the Wayland Town Crier, our Late Night website, Wayland eNews, and our Late Night invitation!  If you have any questions, please contact event co-chairs Jenifer Apazidis (Jenifer.apazidis@gmail.com) or Amanda Demersky (ahdemersky@gmail.com)
THANK YOU Stop & Shop Shoppers!
Wow! $7,835.91 Earned So Far!

A HUGE thank you to all of you who are registered A+ Plus School Rewards Stop & Shop shoppers! From October through February, you earned $7,835.91 for the Wayland Public Schools!  The A+ program ended for the year on March 17, and we'll learn our total earnings in a few weeks. Through February our schools earned:

Claypit Hill: $1,018.92
Happy Hollow: $1,746.49
Loker School: $386.34
Wayland Middle School: $3,788.32
Wayland High School: $895.84
From the Community
College Fair for  Students with Learning Differences
March 30, 6:00 PM
Woburn Memorial High School
88 Montvale Avenue, Woburn

Learn about continuing education opportunities for students with learning differences. Meet with college representatives, and learn about job training and other post-high school opportunities. Open to ALL students! Questions? wps.sepac@gmail.com or call 781-281-9811. 
STEM Explorations
Beginning Tuesday, April 5
3:30 - 5:00 at Wayland Middle School
5th Grade Girls

Attention 5th Grade Girls! Do you love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or just want to learn more? Do you want to perform cool science experiments? Do you want to discover new and exciting topics? Come to STEM explorations, an after school program run by WHS students. The program is free and will run every Tuesday for 6 sessions, starting April 5 (not including April 19). To learn more, email Cindy.Ge444@gmail.com.
WCPA Big Kids Book Buddies
April 4, 4 - 5PM
Grades K - 3
Wayland Public Library - Raytheon Room

This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 3 with a parent/caregiver. April's book is What Will You Be, Sara Mee? by Kate Aver Avraham. We will discuss the book, have a snack and make a craft. 
RSVP bigkids@waylandwcpa.org.

B.R.A.I.N Day
Sunday, April 10, 11AM - 2PM
Grades K - 12
Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue
George Sherman Union 2nd Floor

Boston University's Mind & Brain Society presents B.R.A.I.N. Day (Bringing Recognition and Interest to Neurosciences Day). Free to all ages! Find out more and register at http://www.bu.edu/mbs/brainday/about/
Wayland Weekly Buzz
Sundays & Tuesdays, 10AM & 6PM

Spotlight on the proposed Council on Aging/Community Center : Our guests will be Bill Sterling and Steve Correia, members of the Council on Aging/Community Center Advisory Committee. We’ll be talking about their Warrant Article at Town Meeting on April 7. Voters will decide whether to allocate $425,000 for design and construction documents for the project. We’ll be asking them about some of the issues and questions that relate to their project, so voters will have a better understanding of its complexities when they vote on April 7th. It airs Sundays and Tuesdays at 10am and 6pm on Wayland’s Public cable channels, then on-demand, anytime, at www.waycam.tv/buzz . Coming on April 3 an update on the Public Library’s expansion plans and Warrant Articles at the April 7 Town Meeting.
Reminders (in date order)
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!
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, March 30
Cards by March 25
All Grades

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 .  They are the perfect way to say "thank you" for their dedication.  Questions:  Email Lauren Reynolds at  beachfish621@aol.com

Baseball & Softball
Registration Ends March 28
Grades K - 7

Programs available for kids at all skill levels in grades K-7. For more details about our programs and to register, visit
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.
Wayland Garden Club
New Members Welcome!
March 29, 9:30 AM
53 Cochituate Road, Trinitarian Cong. Church

Our topic is Creating an Easy Care Rose Garden, and the program will explain how to build a beautiful and sustainable rose garden Questions? Please contact WGC president at patriceburnsbarton@gmail.com
Pegasus Summer Fun!
Enrollment Deadline - April 1

Pegasus enrollment has reached 180, and we still have openings. To help with planning, we are asking families to register by April 1. Check out the Pegasus calendar for field trips, themes, and special Friday events: 

Contact:  508-358-8621 or julie_potter@wayland.k12.ma.us
Wayland Cleans Up!
Volunteers Needed - All Ages
Saturday, April 2, 10 AM - 2 PM

The PTO Green Team, Transition Wayland, and the Wayland Democratic Town Committee are organizing another roadside and school grounds clean up on April 2 (rain date April 3). Please volunteer and meet organizers at one of two stations: the Town Building back lot or Cochituate Field. For more information please call 978-505-5912.
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.

Wings for Autism ~ Free Event
Saturday, April 9
Logan Airport, Terminal E

Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Questions? Please contact wingsforautism@charlesrivercenter.org.

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.

WHS Community Service Day
Wednesday, April 13
Who Needs Help?

This year's Advisory Service Day at Wayland High School takes place on Wednesday, April 13.  We are currently lining up service projects around town.  If you know any senior citizens, disabled persons, or families in great need who could use our help with yard work or an early spring yard cleanup, please let us know!   Please email Allyson Mizoguchi at WHS at allyson_mizoguchi@wayland.k12.ma.us if you have someone in mind.
Wayland Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, April 30, 8 - 10 AM
Kids up to Age 13
Mill Pond, Wayland

The pond is stocked with many trout including two “special fish”.  Coffee, donuts, hot cocoa and more will be available. Complete details at www.waylandfishingderby.com
2016-2017 School Bus
Registration Now Open!
Deadline June 30

Whether town-paid or fee-based, all families who choose school bus transportation must register on or before June 30, 2016. Learn more HERE.
Host Families Needed!

Consider hosting a foreign exchange student through AFSUSA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  For information, please visit afsusa.org. Any family interested in opening their home to a study abroad student for the 2016-2017 school year should speak with Jody Pongratz: 508-650-1153 or email: japongratz@gmail.com.
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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