MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS 

Please join us for the  October 10th PTSO Meeting  at 9am in the Faculty Dining Room for a conversation on Challenge Success.  We will have the opportunity to hear from Marc Bender, WHS Assistant Vice Principal leading WHS Challenge Success Team, and a number of WHS students on why Challenge Success is important to them.  In addition, WHS PTSO and Challenge Success are pleased that Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper are joining us to preview  The Power of Agency .  

Please reach out to us if you have any quest ions, concerns or ideas at 
whsptsopres@gmail.com .  If you have missed any blasts, they can be found here.

Connie Burton & Andra Jensen
WHS PTSO Co-Presidents 2019-2020


Please support the work of the PTSO by donating to Advance the Excellence.  Your donations allow the PTSO to fund  priorities established with Principal Chisum and programs that positively impact our students.  Approximately  20% of our families have contributed thus far.  Please donate here  if you can  help the PTSO support our students, teachers and staff.  Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS/DATES

The  following  is just a sample of all the events on the calendar. Click here  to see the whole calendar.  
 
October 2019  
  • 10th - PTSO Meeting 
  • 16th - Step Up Day
  • 16th - Junior/Senior Parent College Financial Aid Night
  • 18th and 19th - Acatober Concert (click on link to purchase tickets)
Guidance Department highlights ... 

  • October 16th - Step Up Day - (for sophomore and junior parents, to sign up for Pre-ACT and Pre-SAT, please click on guidance page once you open this link).
  • October 16th - Junior/Senior Parent College Financial Aid Night

For those who might have missed Senior Parent Night, here is the presentation from that evening.

 

The Guidance Department website has a great many resources for students and families.  We wanted to highlight the October Guidance Notes and the Parent's Tip page.  

 

WHS PTSO Directory is now online ...

We are excited to announce that we will be using Membership Toolkit for our online Directory starting with the 2019-2020 school year.  The directory is now ready for you to access.  Here are the instructions. 

Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at  whsdirectory@gmail.com

Community News ... 



World of Wellesley has a number of wonderful events coming up next week and they invite you and your families to participate:  Indigenous Peoples Day:  Land Clean Up on Saturday, October 12th from 2pm to 3:30pm at Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street,  First Light Flashback:  A Performance by Annawon Weeden on Sunday, October 13th from 6pm to 8pm at 26 Benvenue Street; and  Indigenous Peoples Day Children and Family Event on Monday, October 14 from 11am to 1:15pm at Schofield  Elementary School.  To RSVP and for more information, please click  here .

Wellesley School Building Committee invites the community to come hear about the Hardy/Upham feasibility study process and timeline, ask questions of the project consultants and learn about future opportunities to engage and provide feedback.   Topics will include the educational visioning process, key features of today's elementary schools, the approach to sustainability and ways stakeholders will be included as the Town develops its plan to rebuild either the Hardy or Upham School in partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).  Date:  Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm at WMS Auditorium.

Wellesley Conservation Council Fall Lecture (co-sponsored by the Wellesley Free Library):  Dinosaurs, Dunes, and Drifting Continents:  The Amazing Geologic History of Massachusetts, on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm in the Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library.  For more information, see flyer.

League of Women Voters and UU Wellesley invite you to "She the People" a conversation with author Jen Deaderick on the "rocky road to full equality for women in the US" on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm at 309 Washington Street. For more information, see flyer.

Wellesley Education Foundation :  
  • October 19th-26th is Mass STEM Week.  There are many fun and free events happening that week.  For more information, please click here.
  • On November 3, 2019 at 4:30pm in the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium, WEF will be hosting Biz Renick Bracher, PhD, on READY TO LAUNCH: How to prepare your child to leave the nest and land on their feet... in college and beyond. For more information, please click here.
  • On Wednesday, November 13th, 7pm at the Sprague School Gym, WEF will be hosting their community adult spelling contest and fundraising event! Support the Bee:  Click Here  to make a donation or sponsor a high school, middle school or community team.   Bee a Team Click Here  to register a team of three spellers for $500. Who know s whom you may be spelling again st that night? Deadline for registering a team is October 18th.