WMS Monday Morning Minute
Monday, March 5 2018
In this Issue:
  • World Language Week
  • 8th Grade SBIRT Screening
  • 8th Grade Parent Night at WHS
  • Spring Musical - Peter Pan Jr.
  • Cell Phone Use Reminder
  • PTO News
  • Artist of the Week
  • Reminders from Previous Emails
  • Important Dates
World Language Week
Celebrating Language and Culture at WMS!
THIS WEEK, March 5 - 9

World Language Week kicks off on TODAY!  We'll be sharing our cultures, tasting different food, and watching a cultural performance sponsored by our PTO! There will be special food for lunch in the dining room. We've simplified to one color per day to make it easier for everyone to join in! 

Encourage your students to participate by dressing up each day of the week:

Monday 3/5  - "Where you're from, where you've been, where you'd like to go" day.
Wear anything with a foreign phrase on it, a traditional outfit, etc.

Tuesday 3/6  Chinese: wear    红 Hóng (Red)

Wednesday 3/8 Latin: wear   Purpureus (Purple)

Thursday 3/7  French: wear   Bleu (Blue)
Friday 3/9  Spanish: wear   Amarillo (Yellow)

There will be many other events to be a part of during this week of celebration! Ask your students about World Languages Week!
Reminder - 8th Grade SBIRT Screening
March 12 & 13

The Wayland Middle School guidance team and Wayland Cares staff will be providing an interview-based, state-mandated screening for all 8th grade students about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. The screening is called SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment). This  letter  includes information for opting your 8th grader out.
Parent Night at Wayland High School (for Parents of Current 8th Graders)
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
High School Auditorium

Please come learn about our programs and school culture, meet department heads and administrators, and take a tour of campus. We hope to see you there!

Click here for the timeline for incoming 9th grade course recommendations and registration.
Coming Soon to the WMS Theatre - Peter Pan Jr.!

Wayland Fine Arts presents the Spring Musical, "Peter Pan, Jr." on:

March 21st @ 2:00 PM
March 22nd @ 7:30 PM
March 23rd @ 7:30 PM
March 24th @ 12:30 PM

Please come and take an entertaining trip to Neverland! 
Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for adults. (Information about ticket purchase will be posted soon.)

Questions? Contact:  katherine_lopez@wayland.k12.ma.us
Reminder - Please, No Cell Phone Use During the School Day

Please do not text your student during the school day as students are not permitted to use their phones during that time. They are free to check their phones at the end of the school day .

PTO News
Night of Plenty - 6th Grade Potluck Supper
Thursday, March 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
WMS Cafeteria

Please join us on March 8th from 6-7:30 in the cafeteria for a 6th grade potluck supper. Students and their families are asked to bring something to share for the potluck as well as food for the food pantry. See  Flyer  for more information.
Bus Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Loker School Cafeteria
Join Wayland's PTO boards as we thank our bus drivers and crossing guards for all that they do to get our students safely to and from where they need to go. Whether your child walks to school, rides the bus, plays sports, or has enjoyed a field trip on the bus - we couldn't do it without these folks! This year the Loker Elementary School is hosting the event, and there are three ways that you can help:
● Volunteer to help at the breakfast by donating food, supplies or time on March 21 st
We are now using Signup.com (formerly Volunteer Spot). Visit our link, review the options and choose the spot(s) that you would like at:  http://signup.com/go/bxwQYun.  
You will not need to register an account or keep a password to sign up.
● You or your student can write a personal thank you note to your bus driver or crossing guard. These can be dropped off in the elementary school offices by the end of the school day on Thursday, March 15 th .
● Consider a $10 donation, instead, to help offset the cost of the breakfast and the simple gift bags for each driver/guard. Please make a check payable to "Wayland PTO" and drop them off at the Elementary School Offices or contact Nina Ching at  ninapc@gmail.com  for information on where to send them.
Middle & More Coffees
March 12, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am
WMS Library

Preventive Measures for Stress & When to Worry -
Dr. Dossie Kahn of Wayland Youth & Family Services
Learn about protective measures you can take to de-stress your kids.  The home environment impacts our kids so learn to create one that can effectively counter the stresses kids face.  Learn how to identify an emergency – when to worry!

Artist: Ayaan Rashid
Grade: 8
Medium: Pencil
Reminders from Previous Emails
Florence Adler Walk/Run - Save the Date!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Wayland Middle School

Registration Begins 9:30 a.m., Race Begins 11:00 a.m. 
Dates to Remember
All Grades
String Jam: 3/12
Band Fest: 3/13
Wayland Sings: 3/14

8th Grade
Parent Night at WHS: 3/15
2018 MCAS Dates
Please mark your calendars. If at all possible, we ask you to avoid scheduling appointments for your child on his or her testing dates. Many thanks! 

6th Grade
ELA: 4/2 and 4/3
Math: 5/7 and 5/8

7th Grade
ELA: 4/9 and 4/10
Math: 5/10 and 5/11

8th Grade
ELA: 4/26 and 4/27
Math: 4/30 and 5/1
Science and Technology: 5/3 and 5/4

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