MESSAGE FROM THE PTSO PRESIDENTS

School Council candidates needed!    Are you interested in helping to improve Wellesley  High School?  Please consider being a candidate for our School Council!  See below for more details.
   
Our first  Principal's Coffee is this Friday at 9am
in the Faculty Dining Room.  This is a chance for discussions with Dr. Chisum regarding current events and issues at the high school.  If you have a topic you would like added to the agenda please 

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

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
Want these dates in your calendar automatically? Subscribe to the WHS Calendar  here

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 Thursday, 9/27.  


ADVANCE THE EXCELLENCE

Have you made your contribution yet?

Help us meet our fundraising goals this year!  We currently have only 20% of families contributing.  Can you help?  

Currently at 20% Need your help to reach 100%!!!
The PTSO invites you to support WHS with a contribution
to the annual appeal. Help support faculty professional development, new and innovative learning programs, equipment, student support and general PTSO activities such as; hospitality, principal's discretionary fund and community building.  This appeal is in lieu of all other PTSO fundraisers.  Please be as generous as your family circumstances allow.  We welcome employer matching funds.  Need help or more info? E-mail:  PTSO Co-Presidents, Catherine Mirick and Colette Aufranc ( whsptsopres@gmail.com


  YOUR PTSO CONTRIBUTIONS AT WORK:

Remind your 9th & 10th graders to meet Nic Stone, 
author of their summer reading book  Dear Martin, when she presents in blocks 4,5, & 6 on Thursday, 9/27. She will also 
be doing a book signing after school.


OCTOBER PTSO MEETING

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 

Challenge Success Activity Update
Over the next two weeks, students will be reflecting during Advisory on our Challenge Success theme of 'Achieving Balance'. For this activity, students will be asked to track how they spend their time during the final week of September and reflect on those time charts during the first week of October.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students
(WPSAS)  Fall Social on 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:  

World Challenge - Peru
You still have time to join the team heading   to 
Peru in July 2019!
The Details-
Duration: 16 days
Departure: July 6-8, 2019
Price: $4,995
Click  here to apply (also where you can see the sample itinerary)
 
World Challenge Expeditions philosophy is based on a belief that crucial life skills are developed through real world experiences, so we've been partnering with them since 2008 to help prepare young people for life through powerful, student-led expeditions. The emphasis is very much on the student-led aspect, making the World Challenge program a great combination of leadership development, global immersion and challenge.


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.