MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS

It was wonderful to see so many parents at the first PTSO Meeting last week.  Please join us for our next meeting on October 10th.

Thank you to those who have generously donated to the PTSO's  only fundraiser -- Advance the Excellence .  These funds are used to support our students, faculty, staff and school.  If you have not donated, we hope that you will help make a difference by donating here .  

Please contact us with 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
UPCOMING EVENTS/DATES

The  following  is just a sample of all the events on the calendar.  Click here
to see the whole calendar.  
 
September 2019
  • 25th - Senior Parent College Application Process
  • 26th - Mother's Group (see details below)
  • 27th - Principal's Coffee 
October 2019  
  • 1st - deadline for Registering for AP Examinations 
  • 3rd - Back to School Night
  • 10th - PTSO Meeting

School Council - There's Still Time to Run!

The School Council is comprised of students, teachers, parents and community members who work with Dr. Chisum to examine school policies and make recommendations, as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This year, the School Council will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm.  (Additional information on School Council can be found here.)

We have two parent seats open for a two-year term on the School Council. The PTSO Vice-Presidents, Kelty White and Beth Cook, are organizing the election this year. If you would like to become a candidate, please send a brief (250 words or less) statement of interest to WHSPTSOVPS@gmail.com. The deadline to submit a candidate statement is Friday, September 20 at noon
Guidance Department  ... 

 

In case you missed it, here is the presentation from the Standardized Testing Night.

 

Coming up 

  • September 25th - Senior Parent College Application Process - 6:45 pm to 7:45pm WHS Auditorium 
  • October 1st -- Deadline for registering for AP Examination - New Process.  See 8/26/19 Email Guidance Department sent to WHS families.  
  • October 2nd - Navigating the College Process with Students with Learning Disabilities, recommended for juniors/seniors and parents
  • October 16th - Step Up Day
World Challenge ICELAND Summer 2020
The Summer 2020 World Challenge trip will be a 12-day expedition to Iceland departing late June ( itinerary). World Challenge is a unique student-led program where students are immersed in a community and culture different than their own. On expedition student trek, explore, and perform conservation service. They also manage the budget and arrange travel and accommodations. By taking charge, students develop key life and leadership skills.
Families can apply online at http://www.myworldchallenge.com/bookingcode/
Booking code: BA4UE2AV. Applications are due by October 17, 2019.

There will be a parent/student information session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5pm in the Faculty Dining Room at WHS. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Robert Cohen ( cohenr@wellesleyps.org).
More information on WHS trip can be found on PTSO website here.
Community News ... 

WPSAS Welcome Back & Planning MeetingWe are Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS), boosting the visual and fine arts scene in our schools and community. Please join us as we plan events and strategize grant opportunities. Our meetings are held in the Art Wing at Wellesley High School, offering an opportunity to tour the studios and see student work on display.  Please join us on  Monday, September 23 rd  from 7:00-8:30 PM at WHS,  Drawing & Painting Studio, Room 342.  If you have any questions, please contact  Nina Pascale-Falcone at:   wellesleypsasorg@gmail.com .

MOTHERS GROUP MEETING Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9:45am in room 259 at WHS.   Katie Lynch, WHS Special Education Department, and Maura Renzella, Director of the Wellesley Youth Commission, will facilitate the group.  The meetings offer a forum for parents to discuss issues of mutual interests - school or community related.  All are welcome.  Please join us.  (Save the date for future meetings --  September 26th,  October 24th,  November 21st,  December 19th,  January 23rd,  February 27th,  March 26th,  April 30th and  May 28th.