Wayland Schools eNews 
April 1, 2015
From our Schools and Affiliates 

Holiday Helpers - Best Kids Camp Ever!

April 4th, 9AM-2PM

WHS Main Building

Need more time to prepare for Easter and Passover?  On Saturday, April 4th, from 9:00 A.M- 2 P.M in the Wayland High School Commons, the WHS Entrepreneurship class team called "Holiday Helpers" will run a camp for kids ages 3 (potty trained) - 12. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, fun indoor sports, family friendly movies, cookie decorating, and a treasure hunt while under the supervision of Wayland High School students and faculty. Our community service activity this time will be writing letters and drawing pictures for men and women in the military. Pizza and snacks will be provided as well as Passover options for those who celebrate. Cost: $35 for full day, $20 for half day (3 hours or less), half price for every additional child in the same family. All profits will be donated to the National Alliance of Mental Illnesses.
Consent forms must be signed at drop off !  Please email waylandholidayhelpers@gmail.com to let us know you are coming and if you would like a Passover-friendly food option.  Feel free to send questions to Jay Moody at Jay_Moody@wayland.k12.ma.us .

Have Lunch or Dinner at China Rose

April 8

Support the Wayland PTO                         


Please come out to support the Wayland PTO by having lunch or dinner at China Rose Restaurant in Wayland.  10% of the day's profits from the restaurant will be donated to the PTO, which will use the funds to support activities such as our Cultural Enrichment programs.   Not only will you be supporting the PTO, but you'll also be helping a business that is very devoted to being a supportive member of the Wayland community.  We hope to see you on April 8th!

wayland  cares

April is Alcohol Awareness Month   

What is alcohol awareness? It is knowing the effect of alcohol on the developing adolescent brain, what one serving of alcohol is and what constitutes binge drinking. It is talking with our children and having family rules about underage drinking. Alcohol awareness is also about what we as parents and a community can do to help our children develop stronger social and emotional skills -- what we teach our children about peer pressure, self-awareness, confidence, health and well-being. These skills support alcohol awareness and support an environment in which adolescents make healthier decisions about alcohol and other risky behaviors.


WaylandCares, Wayland Youth and Family Services, and the Wayland Public Library are pleased to provide a selection of books and other materials about alcohol, addiction, and parenting topics. Please visit the display on the main floor of the public library throughout the month.


Can't make it to the library? You can view programs on WayCam's website. Look for the WaylandCares folder under on-demand programs.  


Chris and Toren Volkmann, authors of From Binge to Blackout: according to Janet Maslin of the New York Times, "...this account is divided between two narrators: Toren Volkmann who slid with scary ease from fun-loving party guy to desperate alcoholic; and Chris Volkmann, his mother, who bought Toren's assurances that he was fine. He had a secret, and she hadn't a clue." This program is appropriate for adults and students in grades 8-12.


Joani Geltman speaks to parents with children in fourth through eighth grade about the importance of talking to our children early and often about alcohol. Joani provides true stories and offers suggestions for how to broach the subject. This program is appropriate for adults who have or work with young adolescents. 

Pegasus Summer Program Welcomes New Leader; 

Summer Calendar Highlights Events

Location: Claypit Hill School  

Dates:  June 25 to July 31

Enrollment in the Pegasus program is still open, and the calendar is filled with special events, field trips, and fun themes.  Check out the informative article published in the Wayland Town Crier: Wayland Town Crier Pegasus Article


Pegasus on the Web:  www.PegasusSummerExperience.com

Pegasus on Facebook:  Pegasus Summer Program

Info #:  508-655-8146

From the Community 

WDW is Looking for Munchkins! 

April 8 Auditions 

Rising 4th & 5th Grade Students 

Do you know a rising 4th or 5th grade girl or boy who loves to perform?  Have them join us this summer for some singing, dancing and general tra-la-la'ing in our production of The Wizard of Oz. Munchkins will rehearse one evening per week starting mid-June and participate in all five performances between July 16 and July 25, 2015.  Rehearsals and performances will take place at Regis College in Weston, MA . Munchkins must:
  • not be too tall
  • enjoy performing
  • be able to follow the Yellow Brick Road

Cost for the program is $250, which includes a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Email us at westondramaworkshop.info@gmail.com to request your audition form with all the details. Auditions are Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30pm at Rivers School Black Box theater in Weston, MA. Please prepare 1-2 minutes from a musical theater song. Bring sheet music if you have it.  IF not, we'll teach you a short selection from the show. And there might be a bit of dancing involved, so comfortable shoes would be preferable to ruby slippers. 

Mass. Memories Road Show Revisited 

April 12, 2:00 to 4:30 pm   

Grout Heard House Museum

Stop by and celebrate Mass. Memories Road Show Revisited and learn about Wayland's huge town-wide digital photo album and scrapbook Sunday April 12, 2-4:30 pm at the Grout Heard House Museum.

Come celebrate Wayland residents of all generations, races and backgrounds - old timers or new arrivals. Meet participants from last year's Wayland 375 Mass. Memories Road Show event at the Middle School. Residents who shared family photos and memories for the MMRS digital archive will gather again to talk about their contributions and the stories behind them. Visitors can watch videos about last year's event and view the 375 images collected last year. Julie Secord and others are providing a wonderful community quilt cake and other refreshments for all visitors.


Anyone who participated last year and anyone interested in local history must come to this!For more more information about this program go to www.waylandhistoricalsociety.org / 508-358-7959 or

pambonaguide@comcast.net / 508-308-3741 

Civil War Boston Discussion 

April 14, 7:00 pm 

Wayland Public Library                        

Author and historian Barbara F. Berenson will discuss her new book about Civil War Boston at the Wayland Public Library, Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 pm. Come learn how Boston's abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery. Refreshments will be served after the talk. All are welcome! Presented by the Harvard Club in Concord 

"Piccadilly Players" Theater Program 

For Kids Grades K - 8   

Aladdin: July 6-17
The Little Mermaid: July 20-31                           

Piccadilly Players runs two-week long sessions, Monday-Friday, 1-4 PM. During each session, children rehearse and perform a complete musical production. Regular activities include theater games, costume and set construction, singing, dancing, and of course, acting. Additionally, special leadership roles are available to middle school aged participants as actors, stage managers, or assistant directors. On the last day of each session, we will perform the show for family and friends at 4 PM. All sessions are held in the parish center of St. Zepherin Church in Wayland. For more information or to register, visit www.piccadillyplayers.weebly.com. 

Summer Musical Theater Workshops 

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC)  


Students Entering Grades 3 through 8
No Auditions Required
Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Into the Woods: June 29 - July 10
  • Beauty and the Beast: July 13 - 24
  • Once Upon a Mattress: July 27 - August 7

  • Students Entering Grades 9 through College
    Auditions June 2, 6:00 to 9:00 pm 

    Avenue Q

    Rehearsals Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm starting June 9.  

    Show Dates August 14 and 15 

    Pre-registration for auditions strongly encouraged.
    For more information or to register, call PAC at (508) 875-5554 or visit www.pacmetrowest.org
    News items from previous email

    Miriam Morrison for "Embrace a Family" 

    April 6 - ALL DAY 

    The Local, Wayland 


    Happy Hollow teacher Miriam Morrison is running the Boston Marathon on behalf of Embrace a Family, a charity that provides support to local families dealing with cancer. On April 6, come to The Local in Wayland to support Miriam's cause. Dine in or take out; mention Embrace A Family, or mention Miriam and 10% of your check* will be donated back to Miriam's charity. *Minus tax and gratuity


    To learn more, visit  www.crowdrise.com/EmbraceAFamilyBoston2015/fundraiser/miriammorrison

    A Farewell to Debbie Bearse

    April 10, 7:00 p.m.

    Wayland High School Commons & Main Stage 


    Debbie Bearse has always enjoyed the fine arts, and she is looking forward to this fun night filled with song and dance!7:00-8:00pm: Light hors d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments will be served in HS Commons. 8:00pm: Lively Performances on the Main Stage by current students, alumni, teachers and staff. A cabaret-style program that is sure to entertain all! No ticket is needed for this event. 


    Shape the Future of Your Library

    April 10 Deadline


    The Wayland Free Public Library is conducting a town-wide needs assessment to learn how it can best serve Wayland residents. A survey was sent to every household in Wayland. A link to the survey will be available on the Library's website at www.waylandlibrary.org. The deadline for completion is April 10. For more information, please contact Aida Gennis, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees, at wgs3155@gmail.com or Ann Knight, the Director of the Library, at 508-358-2311 or aknight@minlib.net.

    Aidan McCann, A Math Discussion 

    Wednesday, April 15, 7:30PM  

    Raytheon Room, Wayland Public Library

    The Wayland Free Public Library presents: Aidan McCann, Developing an Understanding and a Love of Math With Your Child. Come and be a part of a lively discussion highlighting some of the routines that can develop an understanding of and an excitement for math from an early age up through middle school. Most importantly, hear about how to do this so that students understand that math can be fun! Aidan McCann is an Elementary Math Coach for the Wayland Schools.  

    Wayland Walks

    April 15, May 6, May 20

    7:00 to 8:00 p.m.


    Join Wayland Walks for regular evening walks at Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area, 107 Concord Rd., Wayland, to enjoy the changing seasons. Walks will be held on Wednesday evenings, April 15, May 6 and 20, 7-8 PM, and will be led by either Rochelle Steinberg, avid outdoors woman, or Katy Allen, co-leader of Wayland Walks. All ages are welcome. If you've been inside through the winter, you'll welcome the exercise, lovely natural sights and company. RSVP to Katy Allen at rabbikza@verizon.net.   Park behind Peace Lutheran Church.

    Girl Scout April Vacation Camps

    Grades K through 10


    Check out the fabulously fun April vacation camps and activities available through the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts at www.hercamp.org. The outdoors is calling!  Don't wait until summer to get outside and play!

    Minuteman April Vacation Programs  

    Students in Grades 1 through 8   

    Lexington, MA 


    Wondering what you'll be doing with your kids this April vacation? Register them for Minuteman Community Education's April Vacation programs! Our programs are available to students in grades 1 through 8 and will run Tuesday, April 21 through Friday, April 24. For more information or to register for April Vacation program offerings, visit www.MinutemanCE.org or call us at 781-861-7150. We have summer programs during the month of July, too.

    WHSTE Presents Footloose the Musical 

    April 29 & 30, May 1 & 2  

    WHS Auditorium  

    Footloose will have you dancing in your seats at the Wayland High School Main Stage on April 29 and 30, and May 1 and 2.  Based on the enormously popular 1984 movie,  Footloose will transport the audience back to the '80s with its vintage costumes and energetic dancing.  The score includes chart-topping music from the film ("Almost Paradise," "Holding Out For A Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," and others) as well as additional material written for the stage. Curtain time is 7:30pm on April 29 and 30, May 1 and 2. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.  Seating is assigned.  The audience is strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance for this popular show.  Tickets may be purchased online at:   WHSTE.com.

    Sudbury Valley Trustees

    April & May Programs


    Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is offering a number of opportunities for children to get outside and explore Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury this spring. On April 21, AMC/Outdoors RX will be leading a family program, "Salamander, Frogs and Bugs Hunt," for young children and their adults.  On April 23, families can enjoy a nature-themed puppet show, "The Twig Family in the Oak" by award-winning puppeteer, Deborah Costine.  In May, children can join Amy Stimac of the Goodnow Library for Letterboxing, a fun outdoor treasure hunt that involves clues, ink stamps, and exploration on the trails. Space is limited, and registration is required so visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588 to register. 

    Help Provide a Safe New Home   

    Domestic Violence Roundtable  

    April 25 through May 11   

    The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites you to participate in Shower for Shelters. Families transitioning from a shelter to a place of their own appreciate our help in helping them establish their new homes with gifts of NEW household items or gift cards. Make a donation in honor of someone special for Mother's Day. From April 25 through May 11 deliver new, unwrapped gifts to the Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland or to the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. All gifts are donated to clients of REACH, Voices Against Violence, and The Second Step. For further information: www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org

    Weston Drama Workshop  

    May Auditions

    Students entering grade 6 through grade 12    

    Weston Drama Workshop at Regis College in Weston announces auditions for its 53rd summer season for students entering grade 6 through grade 12.  This year's productions include,   The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, The Secret in the Wings, Urinetown: The Musical, and Pinocchio.  To learn more or to register, visit: 

    Spring Book & Bake Sale

    May 2 & 3

    Wayland Public Library


    The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. All proceeds go to support Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30.  Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515 or Pam Mauer at (508) 358-5432.

    WHS Community Service 

    Do you know someone who needs yard work help? 

    NEW DATE ~ May 20 


    This year's Advisory Service Day at Wayland High School takes place on May 20 .  We are currently lining up service projects around town.  If you know a neighbor, friend or relative in Wayland who might need help with yard work or a spring yard cleanup, please let us know!   We are looking for ways to help the community, and in particular, opportunities to help individual citizens with their yard projects.  Please email Allyson Mizoguchi at WHS at  allyson_mizoguchi@wayland.k12.ma.us  if you have someone in mind who might benefit from our community service day!

    Summer Music Programs 

    Jazz, Orchestra, & Classical

    The Rivers School Conservatory, Weston


    Music is in the air all summer at The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston. Have lots of fun and hone your musical skills! Learn about our highly instructive summer jazz, classical, and orchestra programs at 

    Wayland Weston American Youth Football & Cheer

    2015 Fall Season, Registration March 31 to May 31


    • Boys and Girls, Grades 2 through 8 for football or cheer
    • AYF Football Teams are grade based - please register for fall 2015 grade
    • Preseason Practice: Mon - Thurs 8/10 - 8/27
    • 2015 Season Practice: Tuesdays & Thursdays

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