Monday Morning Minute
December 4, 2017
In this Issue:

  • WMS Musical Information
  • Basketball Try-Outs
  • Important! Update Your Info
  • PTO News
  • Reminders
  • Artist of the Week
  • 2018 MCAS Dates
  • Calendar
WMS Spring Musical Open Rehearsals This Week
Auditions Next Week!

We will be holding open audition preparations for all students interested in performing in the spring musical, Peter Pan Jr . All students are encouraged to come to the first day, and can choose which days to attend after that. The schedule is as follows for the week:

Monday, December 4th 2:30 – 4:00 : Audition Prep - Overview / Music
Tuesday, December 5th 2:30 – 4:00 : Audition Prep - Music, Dance & Scenes
Wednesday, December 6th NO AUDITION PREP
Thursday, December 7th 2:30 – 4:00 : Audition Prep - Dance & Scenes only
Friday, December 8th 2:30 – 4:00 : Audition Prep - Music only

Auditions will happen the following week, and students will need to sign up for ONE day only. Please contact Ms. Lopez at with questions. NOTE: Students planning to do stage crew will start in January.
WMS Basketball Try-outs are this week
Grades 7 and 8

In order to try-out, interested 7th & 8th graders MUST
  • be registered through, and
  • have a current Physical Exam record on file with the school nurse.
Boys WMS Basketball Try-outs :
12/6 3:00 - 4:30 (study from 1:30 - 3:00)
12/7 2:30 - 4:45
12/8 2:30 - 3:45 .
Girls WMS Basketball Try-outs :
12/4 2:30 - 4:45
12/5 2:30 - 4:45
12/6 1:30 - 3:00
Please Update Your Contact Information

Please be sure to update your email address and phone number in Home Access Center so that you'll receive school closing and other important notices. Click on "Registration" and then "Edit" next to "Contacts." eSchoolPlus Family is now up and running.

The WMS PTO is starting a holiday gift drive for middle school aged kids living in residential homes of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, a local organization offering support, housing, and education to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma.  These are kids that are neither with foster families or their own families during the holidays . Many gifts range between $5-$30, and all are 100% tax-deductible! 

All gifts are purchased through this amazon link and will be shipped directly to the residential facility and wrapped for that child.  

Please reach out with any questions or feedback.
Many thanks, and happy holidays!
Jenny Harding, Peg Burgess, Barrett Brountas & Colleen Morneweck

Middle & More Coffee  
TODAY 8:45 AM, WMS Faculty Room
Middle & More Coffee, 7/8th Grade Check-In which will take place on Mon., Dec 4th from 8:45 am - 9:45 am. Please note that the location has been changed to the Faculty Room for this event. 

We will hear from the 7th and 8th grade House Leaders and Guidance Counselors who will present highlights of the 7th and 8th grade programs, as well as an overview of what to expect as children progress through these middle school years. All parents are welcome (even if you don't have a 7th or 8th grader). Bring your questions and come share a cup of coffee or tea with us. 

Questions or comments may be directed to Sejal T. Srinivasan,, Middle & More Coffee Coordinator
Reminders from previous emails
Volunteers Still Needed
WMS Calendar Fundraiser  

We're looking for volunteers to help count and log donations as they come in each day, from November 27th to December 15th. It is a short commitment of 1 to 1-1/2 hours during weekday mornings; you can help us once or as many times as you wish - it is all appreciated! 

We're using to organize our Calendar Fundraiser volunteers. Click this LINK to see our SignUp on

The Calendar Fundraiser supports our wonderful grade level trips. Your support helps us help all of our students. Thank you! 
Annual Drive for Coats for Kids!
December 4th - January 7th
WMS Front Lobby

Please donate to Coats for Kids! We will have boxes in the front lobby to accept your donations. Thank you for helping to keep others warm during the winter season!
Derek Roberts, Grade 7
Medium: ceramic, wood, wire & acrylic
Dates to Remember
2018 MCAS Dates

Please mark your calendars. If at all possible, we ask you to avoid scheduling appointments for your child on his or her testing dates. Many thanks! 

6th Grade
ELA: 4/2 and 4/3
Math: 5/7 and 5/8

7th Grade
ELA: 4/9 and 4/10
Math: 5/10 and 5/11

8th Grade
ELA: 4/26 and 4/27
Math: 4/30 and 5/1
STE: 5/3 and 5/4
Please Save the Date
January 19, 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Wayland Middle School

Celebrating 50 years as a METCO town. MLK Jr. Dinner and Program, Jan. 19 from 6-9:30 P.M. at WMS. Sponsored by the BPC with support from Wayland PTO's.
12/13 - Chinese Festival , WMS cafeteria, 2:00 PM
12/14 - W MS-WHS Chorus Concert  , Wayland High School, 7:30 PM
12/15 -  Q2 Progress Reports , available through eschool at 2:20 PM
12/19 - WMS-WHS Orchestra Concert and Art Exhibit, Wayland
High School, 7:30 PM

6th GRADE:
12/11 - WMS 6th Grade Concert , WMS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

7th GRADE:
1/29/18 - Cape Cod Parent Night
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