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January PTSO Meeting - Students show the way
Wednesday, 1/9/2019, 9am, Faculty Dining Room
Join us as we focus on our students in January.  We'll hear from class officers and student government leaders, learn about clubs and ERP, discuss homework expectations and using powerschool, see presentations of student projects and hear about how we can help the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation and they can help our students.  We'll also approve the minutes from our October meeting. They are available here.

Enjoy your winter break! Our next newsletter will be published on Wednesday, 1/2/2019.

Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.

Colette Aufranc & Catherine Mirick
WHS PTSO Presidents 2018-2019

  • 24th - January 1st - Winter Break, No School

January 2019:

  • 2nd - 7:00pm - Cotillion Volunteer meeting, WHS Cafeteria
  • 9th - 9:00am - PTSO Meeting - Faculty Dining Room
  • 9th - 6:45pm - GAP Year Informational Presentation, WHS Auditorium
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Challenge Success
Happy Holidays! The Challenge Success @ WHS student team led a successful before school "downtime" event as part of Challenge Success' best practice of PDF (Playtime, Downtime, Family time). See the team in action and feel free to follow them on Instagram at

Please visit  Challenge Success @ WHS for more information.


  • Gap Year Presentation - Wednesday, 1/9 @ 6:45pm The evening discusses GAP year options, how it fits in the college application process and thoughts from students who have taken them. This is done in collaboration with Weston and Wayland High Schools.
  • Did you miss the Guidance Coffee on Friday?  Click here to see the handout from the presentation.  Video is available on the Guidance website here.  (Scroll all the way down to the bottom). Dan Levine, founder of Engaging Minds spoke on balancing workload. Check out the Engaging Minds Tip of the Week  for strategies that may work for your child.

  • Internship Opportunities!  Check out the summer internship program offered by Tec Coop. Details are here or on their website here.
  • Scholarship Opportunities!  The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to college bound Wellesley students through need and merit based scholarships.  Applications are due February 1st, but could be worked on in spare time over the holidays...

Your PTSO $$ at Work

The Community page on our website is live!
Have you been looking for information on any of the following?
  • Student Newspaper
  • Sports
  • General WPS District info
  • Student facebook groups
  • Student run Instagrams
  • Student run School Store
  • Student clubs & ERP Program
  • Performing & Fine Arts
  • School Committee
  • Town organizations supporting education & community
Check here for links to websites, twitter feeds, instagram & facebook.

Is your group, booster club, or organization not included?  Send us your information at
SHINE A LIGHT on WEF during the season of giving with a gift that will benefit every child in the Wellesley Public Schools.   Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) is passionate about continuing to advance the excellence of our school system through our grants program. Thanks to the support we received at this time last year, WEF provided nearly $260,000 in grants to the Wellesley Public Schools in 2018.  We support educator-led innovation in the classroom, professional development, and initiatives that span all grade levels and every school in the District.    Join us and help us grow our impact.  GIVE TODAY
SHINE A LIGHT on WEF to inspire both the hearts and minds of our students, and make a profound investment in our community.

The Wellesley Cotillion January 5, 2019! 
  • All Juniors & Seniors who reside in Wellesley and/or who attend Wellesley High School are invited to attend. 
  • Cotillion information, rules & regulations, and a link to purchase tickets can be found on the  Wellesley Cotillion Website.  
  • Registration closes on December 30th, or earlier, if all 800 tickets are sold. 
  • Adult Volunteers are needed!!  Click here to volunteer
  • Financial assistance is available for tickets, tux rental, and purchases of formal attire. Any guests who are under-resourced may send confidential inquiries to Tinea Rochelle.
  • Follow the Wellesley Cotillion on Facebook to receive up-to-the-minute updates & post-event photos.
  • Detailed information available here.

Gift Giving PolicyAs we are entering the holiday season please refer to the following:
  • State Ethics commission guidance
  • Wellesley public Schools gift policy
  • Clarification memo    
PTSO Blast - Translated!
Would you prefer to read our PTSO blast in another language?   Click here to view it on our website via Google Translate.  The link should be live by Wednesday of each week.