MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS

Thank you! 
Thank you to Elizabeth Booma, MD, Juliana Chen, MD & Tai Katzenstein, PhD from the Parent Program of the Resilience Project at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Their engaging presentation about Raising Resilient Teens was much appreciated!  If you missed it check out their website .

Can you spare an hour this Thursday?
We need a few volunteers to help package and distribute school pictures at the high school, Thursday, 10/18 between 9:30am - 12:20pm.  Please sign up here if you can help.

Looking  Ahead: PTSO Meeting 11/15 in Boston
Mark your calendars for the combined WHS and WMS PTO meeting in Boston. This is a great opportunity to hear from Superintendent David Lussier, WMS Principal Mark Ito and WHS Principal Jamie Chisum.  Please join us Thursday, November 15th, 7:00 PM at the Shelburne Community Center (2730 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119). Make an evening of the event! - go for dinner in Boston with friends, arrange carpools.

Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. whsptsopres@gmail.com

Colette Aufranc & Catherine Mirick
WHS PTSO Presidents 2018-2019
UPCOMING EVENTS

October:
  • 17th - 6:45pm - Guidance Dept: Jr/Sr College Financial Aid, WHS Auditorium
  • 19th & 20th - 7:00pm Acatober Concert, WHS Auditorium
  • 25th - 7:00pm WEF Stem College / Career Discussion, WHS Library - see below for more info
  • 26th - 9:00am - Parent coffee with Director of Guidance, WHS Faculty Dining Room 
November:
  • 14th - 6:45pm - Guidance Dept: College Planning Night for Junior Parents, WHS Auditorium
  • 14th - 7:00pm - WEF Spelling Bee, Sprague Gym
  • 15th - 7:00pm - PTSO Meeting in Boston
Want these dates in your calendar automatically? Subscribe to the WHS Calendar  here
WHS SCHOOL COUNCIL 

Congratulations to  Jason Kim and  Rick Cleary who were elected to the School Council as parent representatives, joining  Betsy Komjathy and  M.A. Gallerani . At each monthly meeting, constituent reports are shared with the council (parents, teachers, students, community). A new email address has been set up if parents would like to offer comments that can help inform the parent constituent report. 

Parent representatives can be reached at: 
General information about the role of School Councils can be found  here
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE:

If you have a freshman or new student at WHS an updated physical is  required.  If you have not already done so, please submit a copy of a physical exam dated 8/1/2017 or later to our office. 

The physicals can be emailed, faxed, dropped off or mailed to us.  
 
Thanks,  WHS Nursing Staff 
COMMUNITY INFORMATION
 
Wellesley Youth Basketball Association
Grade 2-9 Wellesley Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) registratio n is open at  www.wellesleybasketball.org   Registration for Hoops is open through October 20 th .   Sign up today!

Dine. Dance. Celebrate!
Friends of Wellesley Metco - Adult Social
Come join us for a fun-filled night, reconnecting with old friends and making new fri ends. Great food. Great Music. Great Friends.
Saturday, October 20th - 6:30-10:00pm
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, 
1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester
Tickets: $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door
Tickets can be purchased at  http://www.friendsofwellesleymetco.org
Click on "Donate" and put "Adult Social" in special instructions. 

Bates Pumpkin Fair
This wonderful event is open to the public and welcomes families from Wellesley and beyond.  This year's fair will take place on Saturday October 20th from 10am-2pm. Kids games and activities, live entertainment, delicious food, tons of prizes and just good old fashioned spooky Halloween fun are ahead for all who attend!
TOWN OF WELLESLEY INFORMATION
 
WPS Annual Basic Rights Meeting
Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00am
Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St.
Arlene Argir, the interim Head of Student Services of the Wellesley Public Schools will be making the presentation on behalf of the district. Coffee provided by the Wellesley PAC 

School Committee Holds Office Hours
The School Committee is pleased to continue to schedule 'office hours' which provide the community an opportunity for engagement with one or two members of the Committee on a monthly basis.  Sessions are currently scheduled for:  
October 25, 7 to 8 pm - 2nd Fl Conference Room, Wellesley Free Library
November 15, 9 to 10 am - Felix Juliani Room, Town Hall 
December 13, 7 to 8 pm - Arnold Room, Wellesley Free Library.   

Community members who wish to engage with the Committee but cannot attend office hours are encouraged to participate in Citizens Speak at a future meeting, or email the Committee at  school_committee@wellesleyps.org.
 
School Building Committee
Are you interested in keeping informed on all the school building projects happening in Wellesley?  Sign up for the School Building Committee newsletter here. Their meetings are also open to the public and available via Wellesley Media.
WELLESLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

STEM COLLEGE/CAREER PANEL 
DISCUSSION: PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT STEP, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7pm, WHS Library 
This event is perfect for high school students considering careers in science, and will be informative for their parents as well.   As students begin to consider colleges and possible majors, learn about what is key for success in college admissions, higher education, and beyond.   Panelists, incl uding r epresentatives from Google, Gillette, TripAdvisor, Olympus and Olin College of Engineering, will share their knowledge and experiences.   Q&A will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. Click  here   to  register and for more information.
Get your T-E-A-M together!  Registration is open for WEF's 29th Annual Spelling Bee 
Wednesday, November 14th, 7pm at the Sprague School Gym 
our community adult spelling contest and fundraising event is back for the 29th time!

This high spirited community event is right around the corner! How to catch the buzz:
  • Support the Bee -- CLICK HERE to make a donation or sponsor a high school, middle school or community team. Many levels are available for sponsorship from $125 to $2500. The Bee is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Any amount is appreciated.
  • Bee a Team -- CLICK HERE to register a team of three spellers for $500. Who knows whom you may be spelling against that night? Last year 54 teams participated in the Bee! Deadline for registering a team is October 19th.