We have an exciting week ahead.  As you all know, this Thursday, November 21st is the PTSO/WHS Challenge Success Event -- An evening with Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper who will present on the Power of Agency.   Please come and be part of this important conversation.   If you know of friends who might be interested in attending, please pass along the information.     RSVP  and let us know that you will be attending.   

For those who missed our prior PTSO meetings, here are links to the minutes from the September Meeting and the October Meeting.

For those who have not yet had the opportunity to meet Dr. Charmie Curry, the District's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, here is a link to Wellesley Public Media's interview with her. 

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].   


November 2019
  • 19th - Jazz Night
  • 20th - College Planning Overview for Junior Parents
  • 21st - Mother's Group Meeting, Empty Bowl Charity Banquet, and Power of Agency Presentation 
  • 22nd - Principal's Coffee at 9am in Faculty Dining Room
The  following  is just a sample of all the events on the calendar. Click here  to see the whole calendar.  
Opportunities to Engage with School Committee ...  
The School Committee is pleased to continue its  Office Hours which provide the community an opportunity for engagement with one or two members of the Committee on a monthly basis.  Members also participate in monthly Central Council meetings to discuss relevant issues.
Community members who wish to engage with the Committee but cannot attend office hours are encouraged to participate in  Public Comment at a future meeting, or email the Committee and the Superintendent at  [email protected] .
  • SC Office Hours
    November 21, 2019   9:00 am -  10:00 am
    Great Hall, Town Hall
  • SC Office Hours
    December 18, 2019   7:00 pm -  8:00 pm
    Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St, Wellesley - Small Conf. Room 2nd Floor

"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
Community News ... 

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (WHJWC) will host the 43rd annual Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley from 9am-4pm.  M arketplace is an annual retail favorite for those seeking unique holiday gifts for family and friends.  Shoppers have access to over 200 vendors and artisans from New England and afar.  Available wares include gourmet foods, hostess and teacher gifts, jewelry and clothing, home accessories, ornaments, children's toys and accessories, even dog toys and treats.   Visit  for tickets and more details. 

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