Wayland All Schools News 01-06-16
From Our Schools & Affiliates
School Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 7:00 PM
Budget Work Session

Public welcome!  The agenda can be found HERE.
Next Meeting: Monday, January 11 at 7 PM. Agenda posted soon.
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!
Pegasus 2016 to Debut New Programming!
June 27 - August 5
Preschool - Grade 6

Enrollment for the school district's summer enrichment program, Pegasus, will begin later this month, and brochures with new programming details will soon be mailed to all families. Started in 1994, Pegasus offers preschool, kindergarten, and school age programming (Preschool - Entering Grade Six). Dates for 2016 are June 27 - August 5, and there are two three-week sessions. Details are at: Pegasus Website   Pegasus Info:  Julie_Potter@wayland.k12.ma.us or 508-655-8146
From the Community
Learn About Shen Yun!
Friday, January 8, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wayland Public Library

Learn about the traditional Chinese music and dance of Shen Yun.  A nonprofit group keeping the traditions alive with spectacular performances, Shen Yun travels the country.  It comes to Boston soon.  To learn more about it, a member of the group will present the significance of Shen Yun and why you should experience it yourself.  
Dads/Kids Drop-In
Saturday, January 9, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Loker School Gym

Join us for our Saturday morning Wayland Dads/Kids free play drop-in in the Loker gym. We open the gym & ball room, layout the mats and let the kids play (ages usually toddlers to 2nd/3rdgraders). Dads have fresh coffee, bagels, a toaster over and great conversation. We are collecting hats, gloves and kids coats to bring to Cradles to Crayons.
Wayland Dads/Kids Giving Trip
Sunday, January 10, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Cradles to Crayons ~ Brighton

Wayland Dads have a highly coveted slot for a group of Dads/Kids to volunteer at the inspirational Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Brighton. We will be working to sort, inspect, and package new and like-new donations in their warehouse workshop during our volunteer session. Kids have to be a minimum of 5 years old to participate. Space is limited so please RSVP to wayland.dads@gmail.com
Weekly Buzz
Tuesdays & Sundays
Wayland's Public Cable Chanel

Wayland’s state representatives, Alice Peisch and Carmine Gentile, are the guests, on Wayland Weekly Buzz this week. Host Ken Isaacson spoke to the two about Wayland issues and state government, during their recent visit to Wayland Town Building. It airs Sundays and Tuesdays at 10am and 6pm on Wayland’s Public cable channel, then on-demand, anytime, at www.waycam.tv/buzz .
Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss
Monday, January 11, 7:00 PM
Wayland Public Library

Prevent Sarcopenia - Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of muscle driven by the aging process.  The average adult loses 1% muscle per year starting at age 40.  It is estimated that after age 70, muscle loss accelerates to 15% per decade, but there are steps you can take now to counter this process through diet and exercise.  Jane Polley, MS, RD, LDN  (registered and licensed dietitian) and Laila Vehvilainen, MS - Gerontology, MPH and Certified Fitness Instructor at the Longfellow Clubs will talk about the latest strategies and approaches to prevent Sarcopenia and maintain muscle as you grow older.    

Reminders (in date order)
School Lunch Menus
All Grades

January lunch menus are available HERE.
Talking Trash
Sunday, January 10
2:15 - 4:45 PM
Wayland Public Library
Raytheon Room

Burning, burying, recycling, pig farms, composting, single stream recycling, Freecycling, etc., are all approaches to getting rid of our unwanted stuff. Historical Society President Molly Faulkner and Stephen Kadlik of the DPW will present a program on getting rid of Wayland's refuse. They will share the history of trash in Wayland and learn how our town's residents and officials have dealt with residents' refuse through the years-from colonial Sudbury to the present. The program is presented by the Historical Society in the library's Raytheon Room. 
Big Kids Book Buddies
Monday, January 11
4 - 5 PM
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. January's book is Red Sings From Treetops: A Year In Colors by Joyce Sidman. We will discuss the book, have a snack and make a craft.  RSVP bigkids@waylandwcpa.org.
Violence Prevention Conversation
Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 PM
Goodnow Library

What should a violence prevention program look like in our communities? One in six men have been the victims of violence before adulthood. Most violence against women is perpetrated by men. How can men and boys be helped to own both their vulnerability and their strength? Please join us for a conversation about reframing masculinity by Mathew Swoveland, Deputy Director at The Second Step.
Curious Creatures
Monday, January 18
10:30 - 11:30 AM
All Ages
Claypit Hill Gym

Round up your curious kids and join the WCPA at the Claypit Hill School gym for this year's all new Curious Creatures program, a live hands-on animal show for all ages. New features have been added and you won't want to miss it! Get up close and personal with an alligator, snake, gecko, or bearded dragon! Stroke the soft fur of a chinchilla or pet a flying squirrel or a ferret! Tickets will be sold at the door: $5 each for members ($20 max per family) or $7 each for non-members ($25 max per family). Children under 1 are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase after the show. Please come out and support WCPA programming at what is sure to be the fundraising event of the year!
After School French & Spanish Classes
Grades K - 5

Through WSCP, Global Child brings French and Spanish classes to K-5 students in the district’s elementary schools. Registration is now open for the February – May session. Go to the website included here for program and registration information:


Information #:  781-444-7377 or zouhaidaelian@yahoo.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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