Wayland All Schools News 01-27-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
"Ice Capella"
Featuring WHS T-Tones & Madrigals
Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM
500 Walden Street, Concord

Come hear regional college, high school, and professional a capella groups, including the Wayland High School T-Tones and Madrigals, perform your favorite oldies and top ten songs, at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or on line at http://www.concordyouththeatre.org/
School Committee Meeting
Monday, February 1, 7:00 PM

Public welcome!  Agenda will be posted HERE soon.

Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Game
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Wayland High School

The WHS girls and boys varsity basketball teams will play in a double header at home vs. Weston High School, and dedicate the games to Jim Griffin, former WHS counselor and basketball coach, who passed away four years ago from pancreatic cancer. The teams will be selling Coaches vs. Cancer t-shirts with Jim’s initials on them for $10.00.  If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or would like to donate in Jim’s name, please email Coach Amanda Cosenza at   Amanda_Cosenza@wayland.k12.ma.us .
Registration is Now Open for Pegasus 2016
PreK to Entering Grade 6
5% Early Registration Discount by 2/29!
Registration Closes 4/1
Kindergarten 2016!
Registration Opens February 29
Learn More HERE

Kindergarten letters were mailed home on January 19 to families with children eligible for Kindergarten in 2016. If you believe you should have received a letter and did not, please contact Gretchen Lutz at gretchen_lutz@wayland.k12.ma.us or at 508-358-6818.
From the Community
Wayland Weekly Buzz
January 31, 10AM & 6 PM
Wayland's Public Cable Chanel

On this week’s program we’ll be talking about the complicated topic of Wayland withdrawing from the Minuteman Regional school district. Our guests will be Selectman Lea Anderson and the Town’s Minuteman school district representative, Mary Ellen Castagno. What’s the article all about, and why are we holding a special town meeting on February 11th to vote on it? Find out for yourself and see how this affects our budget, your pocketbook and educational opportunities for our kids. It airs Sundays and Tuesdays at 10am and 6pm on Wayland’s Public cable channel, then on-demand, anytime, at www.waycam.tv/buzz .
WCPA Big Kids Book Buddies
Monday, February 1, 4 - 5 PM
Grades K - 3
Wayland Library, Raytheon Room

This book group is for children in grades K - 3 with a parent/caregiver. February's book is The Mitten by Jan Brett. We will discuss the book, have a snack, and make a craft. 
February Vacation Program
February 17 - 19
Grades 3 - 5
10 Farm Road, Weston

A fun, challenging, and interactive 3-day experience for students grades 3-5 at the Meadowbrook School of Weston.  Robotics, Mandarin & Chinese Culture, team building games, music, photography and more! Daily lunch and transportation is included in the $150 fee. For more information, visit http://www.meadowbrook-ma.org/page/News-Detail?pk=799660&fromId=188562 or call 781.894.1193.
Historical Society Program:
Living In Long Ago Days 
Registration Deadline February 23 
1st & 2nd Grade Girls
Grout Heard House

First and Second grade girls are invited to participate in "Living in Long Ago Days," an after-school program sponsored by the Wayland Historical Society. Tailored to six-to-eight-year-olds, this program minimizes listening time and allows the children to learn through taking part in Colonial games, crafts and activities whenever they put on their "let's pretend" mobcaps. Sessions will be Tuesdays,  March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 3:15 p.m. at the Grout-Heard House, located next to the Library.

Please register by filling out the attached form and mailing it by February 23, 2016, with your $50 fee for the four sessions, to the Wayland Historical Society, P O Box 56, Wayland, MA 01778.  Scholarships are available.  For details, phone the Wayland Historical Society, 508-358-7959.  Registration is limited and will be honored in the order received.

Pajama Drive
February 1 - March 1
Wayland Public Library

February is just around the corner and with it comes the annual Cradles to Crayons/Boston Bruins PJ Drive. The goal is to collect over 6,750 new pajamas to keep children feeling warm, safe, ready to learn, and valued. The Wayland Public Library will have a collection box downstairs near the Children’s Room. Please consider donating to help keep kids warm in PJs this winter.
Reminders (in date order)
Wayland 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration!
Saturday, January 30 from 2 to 5 PM at WHS
The Lunar New Year is a celebration of happiness, peace, harmony, and unity for everyone! We hope you will join us, and celebrate with special performances, delicious Asian cuisine, workshops, hands-on fun with Chinese folk arts and crafts, games, Chinese Yoyo, Kungfu, and so much more. Tickets from $5.00. Learn more or order tickets HERE.
School Lunch Menus
February 2016

February school lunch menus are now posted HERE.
Community Service Opportunity for Students!
Middle & High School Age

The Council on Aging is looking for middle and high school students to do light snow shoveling for Wayland seniors. This community service involves clearing walkways and steps -- no driveways -- as needed. This is a great way for students to earn community service hours, help their neighbors, and demonstrate the very definition of community. Interested students should contact Ann Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator at the Council on Aging, at gordon@wayland.ma.us or 508-358-2990.

Introducing Wayland Little League
Open House & Equipment Swap
Sunday, January 31, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Grades K - 9
Town Building Hearing Room

More information can be found at www.waylandlittleleague.com. We hope to see you there!
3D Design with TinkerCAD
Thursday, February 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wayland Public Library

Sign up online at waylandlibrary.org through our event calendar. For more information, contact Matt Amory at 508-358-2311 or mamory@minlib.net
Brides of Yesteryear
Sunday, February 7, 2:00 PM
Wayland Museum & Historical Society
12 Cochituate Road

Come to the Wayland Museum to see and learn about the history of wedding gowns from the 1850’s to the early 1930’s. As you travel through the rooms of the museum, you will hear about the many different styles of these dresses, the fabrics used and who wore them. What better time in preparation for Valentine’s  Day to view these precious gowns along with our vintage collection of valentines. Top off your visit with punch and a piece of wedding cake!
Family Fun Math Night
Thursday, March 3, 6:30-7:30 PM
For Elementary School Families
At Loker School

Want to have fun and strengthen your math skills at the same time?  Bring the whole family to play popular board games and card games.  Enjoy refreshments all while learning more about how to encourage mathematical thinking at home.

Register Today for Wayland Softball!
Grades K - 9

Don't delay! Visit www.waylandlittleleague.org to learn more and to register.
Wayland Youth Soccer
Grades K - 12
Registration Now Open

Registration for the spring 2016 season is now available on-line at http://www.waylandsoccer.org/ . We set a March 1st target date to get registrations in so that we can finalize plans for the spring program.  Don’t delay.  Register now!

Wayland Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Through March 12
Russell's Garden Center

Visit more than 100 vendors over the course of our 10-week season. You can also meet authors, take workshops, watch free demonstrations, and enjoy breakfast/lunch in a tropical setting on a cold winter's day! More information available HERE.

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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