We hope you have all received your special invitation to the November 21st PTSO / WHS Challenge Success Event -- An evening with Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper who will present on the Power of Agency.   We hope that you will attend and be part of this important conversation.  Please   RSVP  and let us know that you will be attending.    See below for more information.  

As always, please reach out to us at  [email protected]

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

Join us on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm in the Auditorium at WHS.  Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper will present on their work on The Power of Agency.   Please RSVP and let us know that you will be attending.  

If you attended the October preview with Drs. Rao and Napper and have any thoughts or questions you would like to have them address in November, please send them to us at 
[email protected].   

If you are interested in determining your personal level of agency, here is the Agency assessment  prepared by Drs. Rao and Napper.   Please take this survey by Friday November 15th, so that Drs. Rao and Napper can aggregate results and share them on November 21st.  The survey is anonymous, and only group results will be reported.


November 2019
  • 13th - WEF Spelling Bee
  • 14th - National Honor Society Induction 
  • 19th - Jazz Night
  • 20th - College Planning Overview for Junior Parents
The  following  is just a sample of all the events on the calendar. Click here  to see the whole calendar.  
From WHS Nurse's Office ...  
The WHS Nursing Office will like to remind parents about a few things --
  • Winter Sports Physicals are due to the Nurse's Office by Friday, November 15th
  • Flu Season is upon us so remember to get your flu shot.    
For more information from the Nurse's office, please see  November Health Newsletter

"Ending Hunger One Bowl at a Time" 

You are invited to the 4th annual Empty Bowls Charity Banquet, hosted by the Wellesley High School Ceramics Students and Teacher Amie Larson.  Empty Bowls is a national grassroots movement to help end hunger.  Proceeds will benefit the Boston Food Bank and the WPSAS 2020 Emerging Artist High School Scholarship.  Directly following our event at 7 PM: screening of the Challenge Success: Power of Agency film in the WHS Auditorium.
Date and Time:  Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Location:  Wellesley High School Cafeteria, 50 Rice Street , Wellesley, MA 02481
Purchase tickets for Empty Bowls here.  
For more info:  contact Anne North, Visual Arts K-12 Office for Wellesley Public Schools. 
Email: [email protected] or phone: (781) 446-6210, ext. 5894
Junior Class Fundraiser On Thursday, November 14th, from 6 to 8pm, WHS Junior Class will be hosting the Sara Campbell fundraiser. The Junior Class is asking that WHS parents bring their friends to Sara Campbell for 10% off their total, and 10% will go to the grade. If parents cannot attend the event during 6-8 pm, they can mention the WHS Class of 2021 when making any purchase on November 14th, and get the same discount off of their purchases. More information on these fundraisers can be found here .
Community News ... 

Wellesley Education Foundation -  ATTEND THE SPELLING BEE ON NOV 13th!
  The 30th annual Wellesley Spelling Bee is Wednesday, November 13th, 7pm at Sprague School.
  The Wellesley Spelling Bee is a Wellesley tradition that brings our community together to celebrate education. This year is special as we celebrate our 30th anniversary! Come see members of the community across all generations participate in the same event with the same level of excitement, and come cheer on parents from your school! Although it is a major fundraiser for public education in our town, equally important to WEF is the event's role in building a sense of community in Wellesley. We hope to see you there!

Wellesley Historical Society , in participation with the Wellesley Free Library and Wellesley High School , will be hosting a panel on Wellesley vs. Needham Football Rivalry on Monday, November 18th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wakelin Room (Wellesley Free Library).  For more information, see flyer .

Wellesley Middle School -- Fall Musical -- "Singing in the Rain" running from Thursday, Nov. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for students (K-12) and senior citizens. Performance times are: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm, Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Click here to order tickets online via the Online Registration System