Wayland All Schools News 01-20-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
School Committee Meeting
Friday, January 22, 9:30 AM

Public welcome!  Agenda will be posted HERE.
Next meeting: Monday, January 25
School Lunch Menus
February 2016

February school lunch menus are now posted HERE.
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.

From the Community
Wayland Weekly Buzz
Sundays & Tuesdays 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 .
Wayland Dads/WCPA Drop-In
Saturday, January 23, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Loker Gym

At our next Drop-In we are going to have a special "golf" activity for the kids.  In addition to our normal free play, Albie Bargoot is bringing his super fun SNAG golf system.  It's part game, part golf learning tool.  Players hit balls at somebody in a suit.  SNAG (Starting New at Golf) contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form, making it an easy and fun way for kids to learn golf.  See you Saturday!

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. We will pair each student with a senior who has requested assistance. 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.

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/ .   The spring program includes intramural soccer for children in Kindergarten and the 1st and 2nd grades, and travel soccer for grades 3-12.  Our emphasis at all levels is for kids to have fun learning to play soccer and to make new friends. The ten week intramural programs for K through Grade 2 are conducted on Saturday mornings at the Middle School, in both the fall and spring seasons. The spring program starts April 9th and is designed to introduce young children to soccer in a fun and age appropriate format.  Soccer requires little equipment (cleats and shin pads) and a lot of games that involve running and developing foot skills with the ball. Over 40% of our elementary school children participate in Wayland Youth Soccer and we’d love to have your child join us as well. 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.

Reminders (in date order)
Meet WHS Inventors in our New Makerspace!
Thursday, January 21, 7:15 - 8:30 AM
Wayland High School
South Building Room B226

You are invited to drop by the all-new WHS Makerspace to meet our founding class inventors! Could these students really have invented a way to practice ski jumps in your own backyard, a way to pick the best subway car, a path to a happier marriage, and a relaxing place to sit that follows you around? Come see these any many more inventions, and learn about the design process.  Visitors, please be sure to obtain a visitor badge in the WHS main office prior to attending. We hope you can join us!
DESE Teacher of the Year Nominations
Deadline Friday, January 22

Do you know an amazing teacher? Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recognizes and honors outstanding educators through various recognition programs.  One way to recognize these educators is to nominate them to the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year program.  Anyone (students, colleagues, parents, supervisors, community members) may nominate teachers to the program.  You can learn more HERE.
Summer Camp Fair
Sunday, January 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Grades K - 12
Lincoln Sudbury High School

The 14th Annual Summer Camp Fair will held at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury, on Sunday, January 24, 11:00am – 2:00 pm . Over 80 camps will be offering information on day, overnight and travel programs for students in grades K-12. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from these camps offering unique programs including travel, community service, arts, sports, academic enrichment and traditional camp options. Please come and bring the kids- Admission is FREE!
Sport in Society Study Update
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 PM
Community Presentation
WHS Lecture Hall

In September 2015, Wayland High School partnered with the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society to envision and realize an athletic program that is based on best practices and shared values. Over the past few months, Northeastern has administered surveys to all current WHS students and staff and to Wayland community members.  Additionally, the Northeastern staff has facilitated focus groups involving students, staff, coaches, and parents of both athletes and non-athletes. At 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 26, the team from Northeastern will present their findings and recommendations at an open community presentation at the Wayland High School lecture hall.  All community members are welcome to attend.
Wayland Garden Club
Tuesday, January 26, 9:30 AM
Guest Speaker
53 Cochituate Road

The Wayland Garden Club invites the public to be guests at our meeting on Tuesday, January 26 at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road, Wayland. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and a brief business meeting at 10 a.m. followed by our guest speaker Elizabeth Farnsworth, a biologist, educator and scientific illustrator. In her role as a senior research ecologist at the New England Wildflower Society, Farnsworth wrote a comprehensive peer-reviewed report that, for the first time, gathers together the most up-to-date data on the status of plants in the New England landscape. She will discuss the report’s findings and will focus on what we can do to help protect the viability of the thousands of species that together comprise our diverse and vibrant flora. Wayland Garden club welcomes new members. If you would like more information about the Wayland Garden Club, please contact Patrice Barton, WGC President at patriceburnsbarton@gmail.com
Introducing Wayland Little League
Open House & Equipment Swap
Sunday, January 31, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Grades K - 9
Town Building Hearing Room

After many years of independent operation, the Wayland Baseball and Softball Association (WBSA) is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Little League International. Now known as Wayland Little League Baseball and Softball, our mission is to provide baseball and softball skills development opportunities to kids of all abilities in grades K-9 in a fun, engaging, and safe environment for spring, summer, and fall programs.  We will host an open house on January 31 and our Board of Directors will be on hand to talk more about this new affiliation and what it means to you, and to introduce the many exciting baseball and softball programs coming up this winter and spring. We also welcome you to bring (and take!) any bats, gloves, cleats or other “gently used” equipment that may be needed for the upcoming season.  All unclaimed equipment will be donated to a local youth baseball and softball charity.  And of course, pizza and light refreshments will be served. More information can be found at www.waylandlittleleague.com.  We hope to see you there!
Register Today for Wayland Softball!
Grades K - 9

Registration is now open for the spring season of Wayland Little League Softball.  With programs available for kids in grades K-9, there's plenty of opportunities for players at all levels to learn the game and develop their skills in a fun, safe, and organized environment.  Don't delay! Visit www.waylandlittleleague.org to learn more and to register.
3D Design with TinkerCAD
Thursday, February 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wayland Public Library

Eric Carlsen will guide teens and adults through the process of creating their own 3D model using Tinkercad, an easy and fun 3D design tool. We will be printing out the creations! Workshop attendance needs to be limited, so registration is required. You MUST be 12 or older to register on your own, but we encourage parents of younger kids to register and design with their children. Location: Raytheon Room, Wayland 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

Ready for some romance of yesteryear? Perhaps you have a bride- to-be in your family or children and/or grandchildren who would love to see what brides of long ago wore for their wedding. 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.  The dresses have been preserved and lovingly cared for in our costume collection by Gloria Backman, our textile specialist. 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!
LYNDA.COM Available to Wayland Library Cardholders

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With your Wayland Library card, our residents now have access to more than 4,000 engaging, top-quality courses on video taught by recognized industry experts. Just click go to waylandlibrary.org and click on the icon for “Online Resources.” You will find Lynda.com under “Instruction and Careers.” Whether you’re brushing up on your skills as you look for a new job or just diving into something you’ve always wanted to learn, Lynda’s a great place to start.
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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