WMS Monday Morning Minute
Monday, May 7, 2018
In this Issue:
  • 6th & 7th Grade MCAS
  • Bicycle Safety Reminder
  • PTO News
  • Artist of the Week
  • Reminders from Previous Emails
  • Important Dates
6th Grade Math MCAS, Monday 5/7 and Tuesday, 5/8
7th Grade Math MCAS, Thursday 5/10 and Friday, 5/11

We ask that you send your student to school well rested, with a charged Chromebook, a water bottle and a healthy snack each day of testing. If at all possible, we ask you to avoid scheduling appointments for your child these testing dates. Many thanks!
Spring Is Here!
Bicycle Safety Reminder

With the warm weather, more students are biking to school.
Please remember your student about these rules for their safety:

  1. Always wear a helmet.
  2. Ride single file.
  3. Be alert for others, remember that pedestrians have the right of way!
PTO News
We Need You!

The PTO needs volunteers for next year to help organize 7th grade events (Back to School Night and Cape Cod Night) and 8th grade events (Back to School Night, DC Night, DC Breakfast, and Graduation Breakfast). Being a parent representative is a great way to be involved and connect with other parents and teachers without having to attend meetings. 

We also have a number of board positions open; we need a vice president, secretary and fundraising co-chair. Board meetings are once a month and if you are interested please get in touch and someone on the current board will fill you in on all the details. 

All Coffees Held in the WMS Library

Parenting Your Teen: An Interactive Workshop on Communications
Mark Altman of MindsetGo
May 22, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Connect, relate and engage with your kids. Empathetic listening and face-to-face communication are integral to building stronger relationships with your kids. Learn from an engaging instructor while collaborating with parents through role playing, modeling and stimulating group discussion. You will walk away with tangible tools, tips and strategies to improve relationships with your kids. 

Building Resilience in Children
Dr. Ben-Levi of Human Relations Services
June 4, 9:00 - 10:15 am

All parents want their children to become resilient and confident. But increasingly they find it hard to let their children learn the vital life lessons that come from facing challenge and disappointment. How can parents strike a good balance between helping and protecting their children and letting them grapple with real-life issues? This program will offer concrete suggestions for managing this key dilemma.
Artist of the Week
Artist: Toren Roberson
Grade: 8
Medium: Acrylic and Ink

Artist of the week for Monday, 4/30: Mia Djafari
Grade: 8
Medium: Mixed

Reminders from Previous Emails
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Coordinated Program Review

The DESE is conducting a review of specific Wayland Public School programs and will visit the district during the week of May 21st. Any member of the public may request to be interviewed by a member of the Department's visiting team. Please  click here  to read the full press release for more detailed information.
WMS YEARBOOKS are on Sale Now!
This year, there are two ways to order a yearbook. Choose the method that’s easiest for you! Yearbooks will be delivered on the last day of school.

  • Bring this form to the front office with a check for $17.00 made payable to Wayland Middle School.

Questions? Contact Ms. Galvani .
Ebook / Audiobook Workshop
Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 PM
Wayland Public Library

Did you know that the Wayland Public Library provides access to free ebooks and audiobooks? Interested in checking out free ebooks and audiobooks through the public library, but not sure where to start? In this session, WPL staff will walk you through the process of setting up and using your very own Overdrive account.

This program is collaboratively planned with WMS and WHS library teachers and specially geared towards WMS and WHS parents and guardians. Students are welcome to attend. Just bring the device that you plan to use (phone, tablet, laptop, chromebook, etc.), and we’ll help you do the rest. By the end of our hands-on workshop, you will be able to check out ebooks and audiobooks any time you want!
Dates to Remember
Q4 Progress Reports: 5/18
Band Concert: 5/31
Chorus Concert: 6/6
Orchestra Concert: 6/14
Last day of School: 6/22

MFA Field Trip: Henry 5/11, David 5/25
Walden Hike 6/7 (all clusters)

Cape Cod Trip: 5/23 - 5/25
Cape Cod Night: 6/12, 7:00 pm

DC Night: 5/17, 7:00 pm
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