MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS

Thanks to all who came to our first PTSO meeting last week.  We had a standing room only crowd!  Thanks also to the Rice Street Singers and Dr. McDonald for providing us with an amazing musical interlude.  

Mark your calendars for our next meeting   "Raising Resilient Teens" on October 11th, 7:00pm in the WHS library.  Details and more information are below.
 
Advance the Excellence:
Help us by participating in the only fundraiser we do for the High School PTSO.  Donate now and see how we put your donations to use to support students, teachers and parent education. 

 
Volunteer -- Can you help?
Let us know how you would like to volunteer at the high school.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, 
concerns or ideas!  whsptsopres@gmail.com

Colette Aufranc & Catherine Mirick
WHS PTSO Presidents 2018-2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

September: 
  • 26th - 6:45pm - Guidance Dept: Senior Parent Night, Auditorium
  • 28th - 9:00am - Principal Coffee, Faculty Dining Room
October:
  • 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
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SCHOOL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED

Each Fall, parents elect representatives to the WHS School Council.   School Council is comprised of students, teachers, parents and community members who all work together with Dr. Chisum to examine and make recommendations on school policies, as mandated by the state education department. School Council meetings are held monthly, generally on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm.

We have  two parent slots open for a 2-year term. The PTSO Vice-Presidents, Connie Burton and Andra Jensen are organizing the election this year.  If you would like to become a candidate, contact them at WHSPTSOVPS@gmail.com

Please provide a brief paragraph about yourself (approx. 250 words or less) and why you would like to serve on School Council.   Deadline to submit statements is Wednesday, 9/26.  


WELLESLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

WEF KICKS OFF AN AMAZING YEAR:  
ANNOUNCING #HAM4WEF - YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 'HAMILTON' TICKETS
 
Wellesley Education Foundation is excited to start this year with a raffle for 2 Orchestra-level tickets to the touring performance of 'Hamilton' at
the Boston Opera House on October 6,  2018 at 8pm. This prize has been available by our generous sponsor,  IndigoEleven .
 
You've been waiting to see this award-winning show! 
Now you don't need to travel to New York
See it here in Boston in amazing seats.   Don't throw away your shot to win these tickets!   The raffle tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25.  The winner will be drawn on September 25th. 

For tickets please contact a  WHS WEF Representatives : Stacy Braatz ,   Victoria Ostler , or Maura Sullivan  or from any other WEF Board member.  Public sales dates and locations can be found on our website   #HAM4WEF

Challenge Success 

The Challenge Success initiative at WHS is well underway for the 2018-19 school year. Our theme this year is 'Achieving Balance' and we will be focusing on three areas - workload, sleep, and technology. More info to come. 
 
To learn more and get involved please visit the   ChallengeSuccess@WHS website which will include our fall newsletter. 

The Challenge Success @ WHS Team


OCTOBER PTSO MEETING

"Raising Resilient Teens"

Thursday, October 11th @ 7:00pm

In collaboration with the Wellesley Education Foundation, the WHS PTSO invites Wellesley High School and Middle School parents to attend an evening on   "Raising Resilient Teens."    

Dr. Elizabeth Booma, MD, Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service at Newton Wellesley Hospital will speak on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the WHS Library.  Joining Dr. Booma will be her colleagues from NWH's The 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.  Click on the following link for more information  www.nwhresilienceproject.org .   We look forward to seeing you then! 

The PTSO will also approve minutes and vote in our budget for FY19.
Catch the buzz!  WEF Spelling Bee registration is now open!

Wellesley Spelling BeeThe Wellesley Education Foundation's 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 sponsorsh ip 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 19.



The League of Women Voters of Wellesley would like to remind you to vote in the November 6th election! Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. This election will decide all MA US Congressional Seats, one MA US Senate Seat, our Governor, Lieutenant Governor and many additional influential positions, so your participation is important.
 
You must be registered to vote on or before October 17th if you want to vote in this November's Massachusetts General Election.  For more information on registering to vote click here:  https://lwvma.org/voting-and-election-information/how-to-register/

Don't know if you are registered?  Click here to verify your registration:
 
Make your voice heard on November 6th!
 
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