Wayland Schools eNews 
April 15, 2015
From our Schools and Affiliates 

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! 

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

CAPA Bottle & Can Drive

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

Wayland High School Parking Lot  


The CAPA Bottle & Can Drive is coming!  This semi-annual event will place at Wayland High School in the Town Pool parking lot on May 9, 10AM to 2PM. This is a fun and high-spirited event and volunteers are always appreciated for their service! 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. 

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:   


From the Community 

First Robotics Competition Team 

April 22 - 25 

Global Championship in St. Louis 


They did it! The Control Freaks have made it to the FRC Global Competition! When Wayland's FRC (First Robotics Competition) team, the Control Freaks, began their inaugural season, their goal was just to build a robot that worked.  They met regularly in the living room of one of their members, and relied on donut sales, a music concert, and a few sponsors to raise enough money for the registration fees for two qualification matches. They amazed themselves and everyone around them by qualifying for the NE District Regional Championships that was held at WPI 4/9-4/11. At WPI they received the Rookie All-Star Award and have now earned an invitation to the Global Championships in St. Louis 4/22-4/25. The team includes: Geoffrey Wang, Alex Zhu, Hunter Leonard, Marissa Liu, Nolan Keegan, and Travis Burke. The registration fee for the Global competition is $5,000. The team has started a Crowd Rise Campaign to help offset the costs to attend. Any amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated. You can find out more about our campaign at:


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 which include Garden Therapy at our Council on Aging, year round plantings at several sites in Wayland, garden related workshops, decorating our historic Museum for its Holiday Open House and more. AND readers will delight in the selections to be found at the Friends of the Library 'Spring Book and Bake Sale' also at the Town Building.

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

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.

News items from previous email

Aidan McCann, A Math Discussion 

TONIGHT! 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. 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. All ages are welcome. RSVP to Katy Allen at rabbikza@verizon.net.   Park behind Peace Lutheran Church.

Cake & Grave Matters  

April 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Russell's Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road 


All are welcome to join All Things Mortal for an open, relaxed conversation about death and dying. No Agenda. Speak or just listen. It's a big topic, but not too big. It touches us all.  And there will be cake! This is neither a counseling nor a support group. There is no charge, however donations toward costs are appreciated.  Registration is required. Please email info@transitionwayland.org or call Rebecca Furie at 508-877-0419 to register. 

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.

WBSA 2015 Spring Fundraiser  

ScrubaDub Car Washes 


WBSA is pleased to announce its latest fundraiser in conjunction with ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers. You can now clean your car AND raise money for Wayland Baseball and Softball Association at the same time. For every $10 you donate to WBSA, you will receive one ScrubaDub Express car wash via email and WBSA will receive $5 towards our baseball and softball programs. There is no limit to the amount you donate  $10 = 1 Car Wash, $20 = 2 Car Washes, $100 = 10 Car Washes, and there is NO expiration date to the car washes! You can use your car wash at any one of the 12 + ScrubaDub Massachusetts locations. To donate Click here or go to http://www.scrubadub.com/fr/campaign/wbsa2015

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! Join us Tue 4/28 and Thu 4/30 at 5:30 p.m. at the WMS softball field for an evening of fun and exercise, to learn a new sport, and perhaps to discover the love of the game! No registration necessary. Please bring a glove if you have one. Rookie Softball will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning after April break. Click HERE for more information. To register 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   

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.  

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.

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!


Arté Signature Facial*

Arté Signature Massage

Spa Deluxe Pedicure


Call Salon Arté 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 Arté, 16 Boston Post Road, (508)358-7282,  www.salonarteboston.com*The Arté Signature Facial and Signature Massage are regularly priced at $85 and the Spa Deluxe Pedicure is regularly $60.

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!

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 in the Wayland community and other surrounding towns. 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 about the Pelham Island Pictures Film School, please visit our website at www.pelhamislandpictures.com/summerfilmschool, call us at 508-314-8934, or email us at pelhamislandpictures@gmail.com.

School-to-Home Communications Survey 

Please take our Survey! 


A HUGE thank you to the 279 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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