Wayland Schools eNews 
April 29, 2015
From our Schools and Affiliates 

Recycle Textiles at the Wayland Schools and Support the PTO


The Wayland PTO Green Team has partnered with Bay State Textiles to promote textile recycling and generate rebates for the PTO by hosting donation boxes at every school and at the Wayland Transfer Station. Over 520 million pounds of textiles are disposed of at incinerators or landfills each year in Massachusetts, of which 95% can be reused or recycled. Turn your unwanted clothing, backpacks, shoes and linens into revenue for the Wayland PTO. Donated items are accepted in any condition as long as they are clean and dry. Bay State Textiles takes "the good, the bad and the ugly." Visit www.baystatetextiles.com for a list of acceptable items. A good rule of thumb:  if you can wear it, it's an acceptable item. Thank you.

WHSTE Presents  

Footloose the Musical 

TONIGHT April 29, April 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.  Tickets may be purchased online at:  WHSTE.com.

WSCP Summer Programs   

Ages 5 through Grade 9


In addition to the Pegasus Summer Program at Claypit Hill School from June 25 - July 31, Wayland School Community Programs is offering enrichment opportunities in July and August.

  • GRADES 2 - 8: Math Power for All, July 6 - 10 at Wayland High School, Dr. Christine Moynihan
  • GRADES 5* - 9: Wayland Summer Strings, August 3 - 7 at Wayland High School, Ms. Whitney Tandon . *Note to Grade 5 Parents: Entering 5th graders should have at least 2 years of professional private lessons. Fifth grade parents must contact Whitney Tandon to discuss the experience level needed to comfortably participate in this program.
  • AGES 5 - 11: Drama Kids, at Wayland Middle School, Drama Kids International (Metrowest)  

Descriptions and registration information is online at:   


From the Community 

WBSA Annual Parade & Picnic 

Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 AM 

WMS to Cochituate Ball Field 


The Wayland Baseball and Softball Association invites everyone to the annual WBSA parade and picnic on Saturday, May 2nd. The parade, featuring current WBSA baseball and softball players (plus some other surprise participants) starts at 10:30 at the Middle School and ends at the Cochituate ball fields. The parade is followed by a brief ceremony announcing this year's Maxine Gordon award winner as well as fun activities for all ages - obstacle course, speed pitch, pizza, WBSA merchandise and so much more. This event is for everyone, not just ball players.  So come on down.  We look forward to seeing you there!

WHS Class of 2016 Fundraiser 

Monday, May 4  

The Local, Wayland Town Center


On Monday, May 4,visit The Local in Wayland and support Wayland High School Late Night. Dine in or take out, mention WHS Late Night, or the WHS Class of 2016 and 10% of your check (minus tax and gratuity) will be donated back to Late Night. The fundraiser will run all day, through lunch and dinner. Late Night is a popular Wayland tradition. Each year the WHS community contributes to create a fun, safe, chaperoned party for our juniors and their guests so they can all be together immediately after the Junior Prom. Late Night is 100% funded by the community. We keep this event free for the kids to make their attendance as easy as possible. For more information about The Local and to view their menu, visit www.liveeatlocal.com

Reclaim Your Family Life 

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 PM 

Sandy Burr Country Club


"The Art of Paying Attention: Being Fully Present in an Age of Distraction"  Do you long to restore connection, quiet, and joy to your family life? Join the Wayland Children and Parents Association for an inspiring evening especially designed for busy parents.  The WCPA is pleased to  host author Katrina Kennison on Thursday, May 7 at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. Doors will open at 7pm for a social half hour with a cash bar and light refreshments.  Sponsored by Nikki McKay, Realtor. Ms. Kennison will lead us in a discussion of ways to discover simple, practical ways to de-stress, unplug, rebalance, and reclaim your family life - with a little more space and grace, a little less speed and clutter. Katrina Kenison has traced the seasons of a woman's life through three books about family life.  Read her parenting journey blog at http://www.katrinakenison.com/my-parenting-journey/ . This event is free for WCPA members and $5 for non-members. RSVPs to enrichment@waylandwcpa.org are encouraged, but not required.   

Coffee with Cops

May 8, 9:00 AM

Beyond Beans, Wayland


Please join members of the Wayland Police Department for conversation and coffee. Ask any questions you may have about your community, and share concerns you feel we should know about. And have a coffee! Beyond Beans, 171 Commonwealth Rd.   

Wayland-Weston Pooch Parade 

May 16

Weston Town Green  


Participate in the Wayland-Weston Rotary Club Inaugural Pooch Parade & Festival, with pooch demonstrations and contests, and much more. Visit the Rotary Club Pooch Parade & Festival website for lots of information, and to reserve your space. Festival ticket sales benefit Buddy Dog, Operation Delta Dog, and Animal Rescue League of Boston.  

Girls' Summer Soccer Programs

Grades 3-12 Soccer School

Grades 9-12 HS Prep 


Check out the popular high school prep soccer school and soccer camp for girls run by Wayland resident Nancy Slocum at www.slocumsoccershool.com.

News items from previous email

Wayland Public Library Events 



The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on May 2 and 3. For more information on this and other exciting library events for adults and for children, please visit the library's website

Annual Plant Sale 

Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Wayland Town Building (at the Rear)  


Come early to have your pick of locally grown perennials from our member's gardens! All proceeds from the Plant Sale help fund our civic beautification and outreach programs. Location: Plant Sale located at the rear of the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Contact: Jennifer Koeller at jmaryk0330@gmail.com or Regina Kennedy at reginaskennedy@gmail.com

"Mrs. JESSICA Henderson, if you please"   

Sunday, May 3, 3:00PM  

WHS Lecture Hall, South Bldg. 


WHS teacher Kevin Delaney and students of the WHS History Project team reveal the subject of their newest local history project on May 3 at 3:00 in the WHS lecture hall. Join us for some storytelling about a one-of-a-kind firebrand whose life will make you wonder how she was ever overlooked. Refreshments will be provided after the program.

WPSF Fundraiser 

May 5, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.  

Orange Leaf Wayland 


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with WPSF! Orange Leaf Wayland is partnering with the Wayland Public Schools Foundation to raise money for all 5 Wayland schools!  On May 5, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., Orange Leaf Wayland will donate 15% of net proceeds to WPSF.  No sombrero required! 

TEDxYouth Wayland-Daring Greatly  

Saturday, May 9, 2 to 6 PM 

WHS Auditorium


Wayland has the great privilege of hosting a TEDx event on May 9th at the WHS Auditorium from 2-6pm. The event will feature 13 high school and middle school speakers and three musical performances. Topics range from extraterrestrial life to micro-aggression, from beat boxing to transgender identity in our culture, from introverts in an extrovert's world to the power of volunteerism. The mission of any TEDx event is to curate an exceptional experience for the audience, and we promise it will be a treat for anyone present. We welcome (and need!) donations small or large to support this event in order to cover the costs of pulling this off. Tax deductible donations can be made at: www.waylandpto.org 


And, we'd love to have you come to the event! Buy your ticket soon as seating is limited (we are not kidding- TED limits us to 100 tickets) at http://tinyurl.com/pqgzb3b. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Welch at awelch743@gmail.com or 508-740-3506.

Elementary School Parents   

Disco Night 

Saturday, May 9, 7:30PM to Midnight 

Sandy Burr Country Club


Break out the bell bottoms, feathered hair and white suits (or not) but do brush up on your Donna Summer and Bee Gees as we turn Sandy Burr into a disco inferno. Boogie down with your friends from all three elementary schools! This is not a kids' party so book your sitter now. Tickets are $15.  There is a limited quantity so order now!  http://waylandpto.org/elementary-ptos-paypal/  

W Day Laxapalooza 

Saturday May 9

Wayland High School


Wayland Youth Lacrosse and the lacrosse community will be celebrating "W Day" on May 9 at Wayland High School.  The event will feature entertainment for all ages, food and refreshments, a silent auction and raffles, fun stations run by Boston Cannon players, apparel and equipment sales and much more.

CAPA Bottle & Can Drive

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Wayland High School Parking Lot  


This semi-annual event will take place at Wayland High School in the Town Pool parking lot on May 9, 10AM to 2PM. The Wayland High School visual and performing arts programs need your refundable cans and bottles more than ever, and student volunteers will receive community service hours to use toward their graduation requirements. Please help us to support the Arts in our schools! Contact CAPA at Contact@WHSArts.org for more information on how to volunteer. 

5K Florence Adler Road Race

Saturday May 9 at 11 AM 

Wayland Middle School


Don't miss the fun! Invite your running club or running friends! $25 Registration supports the Wayland METCO program.Wayland METCO's annual 5k Florence Adler Road Race is coming. There will be water, a measured 5K course, youth run, lunch and gift items for sale and activities for family members, Mother's Day craft activities and sport clinics (Championship Soccer Camp).

Click here to see the Florence Adler Road Race informational Flyer

WPSF Fundraiser

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift  

Salon Arte, 16 Boston Post Road


Treat Mom to Spa Services at Salon Arte and 20% will be donated to WPSF! Salon Arte is celebrating all Moms this Mother's Day and raising money for the Wayland Public Schools.  In addition to donating 20% of sales to WPSF, Salon Arte will give you 10% off the following spa services or 20% off when you buy all three! Art? Signature Facial, Art? Signature Massage, Spa Deluxe Pedicure


Call Salon Art? today to purchase your Mother's Day gift.  Do not forget to mention WPSF to get your discount and give back to our schools! Salon Art?, 16 Boston Post Road, (508)358-7282,  www.salonarteboston.com.

WHS Community Service 

Do you know someone who needs yard work help? 

May 20 


This year's Advisory Service Day at Wayland High School takes place on May 20 . 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!

DI Team Heads to Global Finals!  

May 20 - 23 


A group of seven 5th graders from Claypit Hill School, placed second at the Destination Imagination (DI) state competition, earning them a spot at the Global Final's. The team is busy raising money.  Any support would be greatly appreciated. You can go to their CrowdRise page and give online at: www.crowdrise.com/waylandwolves/fundraiser/traceykaplan.  OR, tax-deductible donations can be made to: Destination Imagination Inc / Attn: GF Donation Dept. / 1111 South Union Avenue / Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 / Team # 119-97717. Coaches Christine and Scott can be reached at  Christin_t_chiang@hotmail.com and s22harris@yahoo.com.

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
  • Preseason Practice: Mon - Thurs 8/10 - 8/27
  • 2015 Season Practice: Tuesdays & Thursdays

2015-2016 School Bus Registration Open 

June 1 Deadline 


Registration for the 2015-2016 school bus is now open HERE.  Questions?  Please contact Dianne Potter at dianne_potter@wayland.k12.ma.us.

Summer Film School

July 13 to 24, Ages 11 - 14

Wayland High School


This summer, the Pelham Island Pictures Film School will bring the joys and excitement of professional film-making to children ages 11 - 14. Students in our program will write, direct and act in their own short films, equipped with professional quality gear and led by the filmmakers behind Pelham Island Pictures.To learn more, please visit our website at www.pelhamislandpictures.com/summerfilmschool, call us at 508-314-8934, or email us at pelhamislandpictures@gmail.com.

Making Plans for Next School Year?  

2015-2016 School Calendar 

School starts on Wednesday, September 2 this fall, BEFORE Labor Day. Click HERE for the complete 2015-2016 school calendar. 

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