Wayland Schools eNews 
April 22, 2015
From our Schools and Affiliates 

"Mrs. JESSICA Henderson, if you please"   

Sunday, May 3 

WHS Lecture Hall, South Bldg. 


While the older among us remember when using one's first name and not one's husband's when addressed was still considered a little unconventional, many women a century and more ago did this and so much more to further women's rights.  WHS teacher Kevin Delaney and students of the WHS History Project team reveal the subject of their newest local history project on May 3.  Delaney had planned to do a general survey of what was going on in Wayland during the years of the Great War or World War I, but his attention was caught early on by the compelling story of Jessica Henderson. An uncompromising suffragist, pacifist and general pursuer of justice, Jessica Henderson's life story will be told on Sunday, 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.


Saturday, May 9, 2 to 6 PM 

WHS Auditorium


Wayland has the great privilege of hosting a TEDx event on May 9th at the Wayland High School Auditorium. The official title is TEDxYouth@Wayland- Daring Greatly and the event will take place from 2-6pm. A TEDx event is an independently run TED event.


The event will feature 12 High School and Middle School speakers and three musical performances. The intention of the event is to build community, spread inspiring ideas, and develop understanding and joy. Each talk will be 6-18 minutes and 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 would welcome (and need!) donations small or large to support this event in order to cover the costs of pulling this off. We have a goal of raising $5,000 before May 9th. We can not make money but would like to cover costs such as programs, food, janitorial staff, tech support, etc. 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). http://tinyurl.com/pqgzb3b


If you have questions, please contact Ashley Welch at awelch743@gmail.com or 508-740-3506.

Wayland Summer Strings  

August 3 - 7 at WHS 

Grades 5 - 9                      


Wayland Summer Strings returns after a successful debut in 2014. Led by Whitney Tandon, Wayland Strings Director for Grades 3-8, the one-week program will culminate in a concert for family and friends. Dates are August 3 - 7, for the 12:30 to 3:30 pm sessions at Wayland High School. The program is for students who are entering Grades 5 - 9. Entering fifth graders should have at least two years of professional private lessons. "There are some fifth grade students who are advanced enough to benefit from this program, and I would be happy to discuss the recommended experience level needed," Ms. Tandon said. Fifth grade families may contact Ms. Tandon at whitney_tandon@wayland.k12.ma.us to discuss individual students.


The program is being offered through Wayland School Community Programs. The registration form is available at:


2015-16 BASE Registration Now Open  

Deadline APRIL 27

Grades K - 8

Registration is now open for the K-8 BASE programs offered in all three elementary schools and at Wayland Middle School. Offered through Wayland School Community Programs, BASE has before-school programs from 7 am until 8:30 am at Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools. After-school programs are offered in all three elementary schools and at Wayland Middle School starting at the close of the school day. Programs are open until 6 pm, and a two-day minimum is required. 


Registration is online at www.familyid.com/wayland-school-community-programs. There is a $60 per family registration fee, and invoices will be mailed in early August. Tuition is due quarterly with the first payment due September 1.


BASE programs offer children a mix of activity choices daily, such as indoor and outdoor active games, science, art, music, media, multicultural, and nature. Activities differ by site and are fine-tuned to student interests. Homework time is also part of the afternoon schedule.  


For further BASE programming or registration information, contact  Rosemarie_Teti@wayland.k12.ma.us.

From the Community 

DI Team Heads to Global Finals!  

May 20 - 23 


The Wayland Wolves, a group of seven 5th graders from Claypit Hill School, placed second at the Destination Imagination (DI) state competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on March 28th, earning them a spot at the Global Final's for the second year in a row. The finals will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from May 20-23.  To read more about the team, see last week's Wayland Town Crier article at http://wayland.wickedlocal.com/article/20150413/NEWS/150419824/12584/NEWS.


Now the team is busy raising money. The cost is $1100 per child for registration and travel for a total cost of close to $8000 to get the kids to the championship. 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. More information is available on the DI website at idodi.org.  Coaches Christine and Scott can be reached at Christin_t_chiang@hotmail.com and s22harris@yahoo.com.

News items from previous email

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.  Tickets may be purchased online at:  WHSTE.com.

Youth Fishing Derby 

April 25, 8 to 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine) 

Mill Pond, Wayland                        

Organized & sponsored by Tom Antonellis and Wayland Recreation (with support from many local businesses). Open to all Wayland children up to Grade 8, No entry fee and no registration required. Bring your own gear and bait. Pond stocked with many trout and two "special fish." Coffee, donuts, hot cocoa and more. Raffle for adults and children. Ribbons for all children!

WBSA Softball

Girls in Grades K through 5


Free open house Rookie Softball clinics for girls in grades K and 1 are back by popular demand! Click HERE for more information. Please visit WaylandBSA.orgIf you have any questions contact Ben Clifford [ben@thecliffordfamily.net, 358-8123.


Limited openings remain for our Grapefruit (Grade 2-3) and Junior (Grade 4-5) programs as well, these programs are filling up fast so please register today if your daughter wishes to participate!

wayland  cares

April is Alcohol Awareness Month   

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.  

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. For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515 or Pam Mauer at (508) 358-5432.

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

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! 

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 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!

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.

WSCP Announces Summer Programs   


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  
  • AGES 5 - 11: Drama Kids, at Happy Hollow School, Drama Kids International (Metrowest)  

Descriptions and registration information is online at:   


School-to-Home Communications Survey 

Please take our Survey!

Survey Closes 4/23 (Tomorrow) 


A HUGE thank you to the 292 parents who have taken our survey to date! We've received valuable comments with great suggestions for improvement. If you haven't yet, please click HERE to take this very brief survey, with our sincere thanks! Your response is completely anonymous. 

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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