MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS

Back to School Night - This Thursday! 

Don't miss this chance to meet your child's teachers and get a feel for the high school. Parking is very limited, so plan to walk, carpool, or take the shuttle from the Middle School if possible. Thursday, 10/4, 6:45pm.  There will be snacks outside the library!

We are excited to announce that our online directory MySchoolAnywhere is now live!  You should have received an email on 9/18 with login details.  Click here for more information or if you did not receive your login information.

Do you have a Ping-Pong table that no one uses anymore?  A club at the high school is looking for one.  Contact   Lynne Novogroski if you've got one you can donate!

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

Colette Aufranc & Catherine Mirick
WHS PTSO Presidents 2018-2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

October:
  • 3rd - Registration for Pre-ACT / PSAT Due - see below for more info
  • 4th - 6:45pm - Back to School Night
  • 10th - 6:45pm - Guidance Dept: Navigating college process for students with learning difficulties
  • 11th - 7:00pm PTSO Meeting - Raising Resilient Teens, Library
  • 17th - 6:45pm - Guidance Dept: Jr/Sr College Financial Aid
  • 26th - 9:00am - Parent coffee with Director of Guidance 
Want these dates in your calendar automatically? Subscribe to the WHS Calendar  here

VOTE FOR YOUR SCHOOL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

Voting will take place at Back to School night on Thursday, 10/4.  If you cannot attend and want to vote, please drop off your ballot in the main office by Thursday afternoon.  Link to the ballot and candidate statements is here.  Thank you to all who are volunteering! 

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Step Up Day, October 10th
More detailed information here.


OCTOBER PTSO MEETING -- REGISTER TODAY!

Calling all parents of teens:  
Learn about "Raising Resilient Teens" on October 11th

WEF and the WHS PTSO are pleased to be partnering to present an evening on
"Raising Resilient Teens" on  Thursday, October 11 th  at 7:00 p.m. in the WHS Library .

Dr. Elizabeth Booma, MD, is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service at Newton Wellesley Hospital and brings a wealth of knowledge on this subject.  Joining Dr. Booma will be her colleagues from
Newton Wellesley Hospital's  Resilience Project.   The primary aim of
The Resilience Project is to support the development of good mental health in children and adolescents through close collaboration with parents and schools.  

If you are the parent of high school or middle school student, this evening will be sure to engage and inform you.   Click  here  to register and for more information. We look forward to you joining us! 


Challenge Success 

Achieving Balance:
Students are in the middle of an activity to take a big picture look at the balance and/or imbalance in their schedules by tracking what they do with their time. Last week they used a tracking timesheet to measure how they spend their days and this week they will talk about what they learned and changes they might make to achieve more balance in their schedule.  Ask your student about the experience and any adjustments they might be making.

If you're interested in more detail, watch the  video that kicked off the activity last week and a couple of slides presented at Friday's Principal's coffee.

Click here if you would like to use the time tracking spreadsheet yourself.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students
(WPSAS)  Fall Social - Tuesday, October 9th
  
Time:  6:00-8:00 PM.  Location:  Page/Waterman new gallery, 592A Washington St., Wellesley 02482.  Please join us for light appetizers and drinks -- and to hear how we promote fine and visual art in our community.   We're a dynamic group of parents  who are thrilled to partner with local organizations and events. 
Sponsored by Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation.  This event is for adults only.  
For more info:   www.wellesleypsas.org   or email:   wellesleypsasorg@gmail.com


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. 


WELLESLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

Get your T-E-A-M together!  Registration is open for WEF's 29th Annual Spelling Bee 

The Spelling Bee is an old school community spelling bee which brings the whole town together for an evening of fun and fundraising.
Over 50 teams participate in the Bee and represent local businesses, law firms, alumni groups, community organizations, and school PTOs, as well as student teams from Wellesley High School and Wellesley Middle School.

On 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. 

Celebrate Columbus Day at California Pizza Kitchen for lunch, dinner or even just for cocktails! 

All proceeds benefit the Wellesley Spelling Bee.

Relax for the holiday and leave the cooking to California Pizza Kitchen on Monday, October 8th - 
ALL DAY.  It's a win-win-win for everyone.

Bring in WEF's CPK flyer, present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to the Wellesley Education Foundation. It's that easy. 

Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and beverages. Go to WEF's CPK Fundraiser Page to print the flyer needed to participate in this fun event.