Wayland All Schools News 03-16-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
Class of 2019 Fundraiser!
TODAY! March 16
Bertucci's Wayland

Fifteen percent of what you spend at Bertucci's-Wayland from 11 AM to 9PM on March 16 will be donated back to the WHS Class of 2019! Dine in or carry out.  Just mention our fundraiser when you place your order.  Please support the class of 2019 and enjoy some delicious Bertucci's food today!
WMS Presents "Xanadu"
March 16 - 19
WMS Auditorium

This week, Wayland Middle School will present the disco musical "Xanadu" for four performances only! This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, "Xanadu" is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 PM

Tickets available at the door beginning 30-minutes before showtime.
Students $5     Adults $10
Project Resilience - Peer Pressure
Tuesday, March 22, 7 - 8:30 PM
WMS Auditorium

Wayland High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions will host their second annual Project Resilience. WHS students will share their stories of how peer pressure affected them while in Middle School. Following the presentations, parents and SADD students will break into discussion groups to talk about ways to help your children handle the challenges life throws at them without turning to substance abuse. This event is sponsored by Wayland High School SADD and Wayland Cares. The event is geared for Middle School parents and students.
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
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.
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.
From the Community
Wayland Warriors Rugby Club
High School Students
Sign up by March 18

No experience is necessary to play rugby. Come learn the game including tackling, drop kicking, rucking, mauling, passing and scrumming from Coach Robin Norton - former rugby coach for Amherst College. The club will meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school beginning March 21-May. The fee is $250 per person. To sign up, please email Brendan Kiernan at brendan_kiernan@student.wayland.k12.ma.us by Friday, March 18th. Make checks payable to Linda Kiernan and mail to 17 Concord Road, Wayland. Questions? Facebook message Brendan Kiernan.
Come Sing With Fran!
Children Ages 3 and Up
Saturday, March 19 at 11 AM
Wayland Public Library

Join Parents' Choice Award winner, and Wayland's own, Fran Friedman, in a family sing-a-long at the Wayland Public Library. Fran is known for her uplifting, fun-filled performances that touch children with the concepts of acceptance, understanding differences, love, and respect. Her concerts are very interactive; children have a great time participating in all the songs.
Wayland Weekly Buzz
Town Meeting Articles

Spotlight on Recreation Commission Town Meeting Warrant Articles.  Our guest this week is Recreation Commissioner Brud Wright.  At the upcoming April 7 Town Meeting, the Recreation Commission will be presenting several articles dealing with how Rec spends its funding. Also an article on transferring land on Main Street. Brud will help us understand what these are all about. 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 23 is a discussion about the Council on Aging/Community Center Article; and March 30, discussion about the Town Meeting articles related to the Library project. Join us.
Baseball & Softball
Registration Ends March 28
Grades K - 7

Spring is rapidly approaching and that means it’s almost time to PLAY BALL! Registration for the Wayland Little League spring baseball and softball season closes on March 28th so if you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time.  With programs available for kids at all skill levels in grades K-7, we’ve got everything your ballplayer needs to have a fun, safe, exciting spring season.  For more details about our programs and to register, visit
Wayland Garden Club
New Members Welcome!
March 29, 9:30 AM
53 Cochituate Road, Trinitarian Cong. Church

The Garden Club meeting will start at 9:30 with refreshments followed by a speaker at 10:00. Our topic is Creating an Easy Care Rose Garden, and the program will explain how to build a beautiful and sustainable rose garden from scratch, including design, water, nutrients, soil, construction, selection,  disease-resistant varieties, and companion plants. Speakers are Mike & Angie Chute, authors of "Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening." Questions? Please contact WGC president at patriceburnsbarton@gmail.com
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 878-505-5912.
Host Families Needed!

Consider hosting a foreign exchange student through AFSUSA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  For information, please visit afsusa.org; AFS is an international leader in student exchange for the past 65 years.  Each year more than 2,300 students from 90 countries come to the US to study in our high schools and live with host families.  By hosting an AFS exchange student, you will begin to see the world differently. 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.
Reminders (in date order)
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)
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!
How to Make & Keep Friends
Wednesday, March 16, 7 PM
Natick High School

More info and registration:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec726r1t6f17567f&llr=6qmzg5dab . Hosted by Spark Kindness and Natick SEPAC
College A Cappella Concert
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 PM
WHS Auditorium

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

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).
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

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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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