WMS Monday Morning Minute
June 11, 2018
  • Upcoming Events
  • WMS News
  • Notices & Deadlines - End of this Year/Start of Next
  • PTO News
  • Artist of the Week
  • Reminders from Previous Email

Orchestra Concert - Thursday 6/14 at WMS
Last day of School - Friday 6/22 (Wednesday Schedule, 1:10 pm release)

YES Project Showcase, Henry & Thoreau Clusters - Wednesday 6/13 (7:50 -8:20 am)

Cape Cod Night - Tuesday 6/12, 7:00 pm

High School Athletics Mtg - TODAY! 6/11, 6:00 pm (HS Auditorium - Parents & Students)
Chromebook Collection - Tuesday 6/19
Step Over Day to High School - Thursday 6/21
Kimball Farm - Thursday 6/21 (after school event)

8th Grade: Tuesday, June 19th
Students will drop off Chromebooks at the Tech Office during study hall or org. skills classes.
  • BOTH Chromebooks and chargers will be collected
  • Personal stickers need to be removed, devices need to be wiped down with clean, dry cloth and please dust out any crumbs etc. from keyboards.

6th & 7th Grade: Wednesday, June 20th
Devices will be collected in Homeroom
  • CHROMEBOOKS ONLY, chargers will remain with students for the summer
  • Personal stickers need to be removed, devices need to be wiped down with clean, dry cloth and please dust out any crumbs etc. from keyboards.

If you need to buy a replacement charger, you can do so through Amazon. Follow this link to purchase.
Calling ALL Students Interested in Drama for 2018 - 2019!
Informational Meeting - NEW Fall Program
Tuesday, June 12th, 2:30 - 3:15 PM

Join Ms. Lopez, Dr. Murray and High School Drama Teacher Mr. O'Hara to learn about the shows offered in the middle and high school next year! We will be revealing the new middle school fall play title, as well as the musicals for the middle and high school! Students in grades 6 - 8 are encouraged to come. We'll give an overview of our plays, then split up to ask specific questions of each program. If you're interested in acting, singing, dancing and technical theater - come check it out!

Questions? Contact Ms. Lopez at  katherine_lopez@wayland.k12.ma.us
Summer Rowing Program for Middle School Students

If you have prior rowing experience – or would just like to learn a new sport – we have just the thing for you! The Wayland-Weston Rowing Association Inc. has several summer programs for all ages. These programs are open to the general public. Come spend some time on Lake Cochituate. For information on the summer program and to register, follow this link for high school student HS , for middle school student Middle School and for adult learn to row or adult masters Masters . We hope to see you on the water.
End of this School Year / Start of Next
End of Year Checklist for Parents

Looking for ways to help lessen end-of-year demands on your and your child? There are a few things you can do now. Help your child to:
  • Locate and return overdue school library books.
  • Locate and return overdue classroom library books (marked on spine with either "ELA" or the teacher's name).
  • Start bringing home locker items like winter coats, boots, old papers, etc.
  • Locate academic textbooks so they can be turned in when the school year ends.
  • Check our lost & found in the 6th grade wing for missing items.
  • If applicable, register for the school bus before fees increase on June 29th.
  • If your family is moving from Wayland, or if you've decided to send your child to private school next year, please be sure to submit a student withdrawal form to your child's guidance counselor so that we may begin the process of preparing your child's records for transfer.
Medication Pick Up from the Nurse
Deadline: June 22nd, 1:00 PM

Just a reminder that all prescription and over-the-counter medications must be picked up by  1:00 pm, Friday, June 22 . Your child may pick up their Epipen and/or Albuterol inhaler on your behalf , but they cannot pick up any other medication . Please be sure to instruct your child to stop by the School Nurse's office before the end of the school day on Friday if they are picking up these two items.   Otherwise, all other medications must be picked up by a parent or designated adult by 1:00 pm on June 22.

We are required to destroy all medications/devices not picked up by the deadline.
Questions? Contact Nurse Nims at 508-655-6670 (press option 3).
Parents of Current 8th Graders - High School eNews

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Bus Registration for 2018-2019 School Year
Deadline: June 29, 2018

School bus registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. All families who choose school bus transportation, whether town-paid or fee-based, must register by June 29 , 2018.  Click here for more information.
WMS Yearbooks

To purchase a yearbook, bring this form to the front office with a check for $17.00 made payable to Wayland Middle School. Yearbooks will be delivered on the last day of school.
PTO News

President - Sejal T. Srinivasan
Vice President - Paula Berg
Treasurer - Pam Cerne
Secretary - Mei-Lyn Kingsley
Fundraising - Allison Kates
Parent Enrichment - Rama Ravi
Past President - Colleen Morneweck

Class Representatives:                                                                                       
6th Grade - Catherine Davies, Erin Gibbons, Bakul Wadgaonkar, Michelle Coppola
7th Grade - Melissa Davis-Bell, Amanda Melander, Jen Hood-DeGrenier
8th Grade - Colleen Morneweck, Peg Burgess, Keri Shouten
Cultural Enrichment Team - Vicky Sin, Lia Barris, Ashley Boyer
School Supply Coordinator - Ashley Boyer
School Picture Coordinator - Mei-Lyn Kingsley
Holiday Gift Drive Team - Barrett Brountas, Colleen Morneweck, Peg Burgess, Jenny Harding

We still have a couple roles to fill! Whether you want to be hands on or just help out remotely, we need you . We are specifically looking for someone to help out with the website as well as a My School Anywhere administrator so if you're looking for a way to help out on your own time, either of these would work for you. Please email waylandmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com if you can help with these or any other roles.

Also, we would love to hear your suggestions for Middle and More Coffee topics for next year!

The PTO would like some feedback as we plan for next school year. Click here to take this  one minute  survey on Gift Your Child.
Retirement Reception for Donna Sumner and Rob Reddington
Monday, June 18, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
WMS Cafeteria Courtyard

Please join the Middle School PTO as we celebrate the retirements of Ms. Donna Sumner and Mr. Rob Reddington.  After a combined 38 years in the Wayland Public Schools (12 for Ms. Sumner and 26 for Mr. Reddington), we hope that students (both past and present) and members of the community will join us in wishing them well.  There will be light refreshments, and we will be celebrating in the courtyard adjacent to the WMS cafeteria (or in the cafeteria if the weather doesn’t cooperate).  Please contact Amy Simmons ( simmons221@comcast.net ) with any questions.
Artist of the Week
Artist: Sony Lateef
Grade: 8
Medium: Colored Pencil
Reminders from Previous Emails
Cape Cod Night - 7th Grade Parents & Students
Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Reminisce with slides, scrapbooks and stories about Cape Cod, the 7th grade house mentor Rachel Carson, and our environment. Enjoy individual presentations and a group slide show! See you there! (All 7th grade students are required to attend.)
Henry and Thoreau Cluster YES Project Showcase
Wednesday, June 13, 7:50 - 8:20 AM
WMS Cafeteria

Sixth grade science students are excited to demonstrate and display their Year-End STEAM Projects, affectionately called YES Projects . These projects began months ago with students identifying real problems from their lives that they would attempt to solve through the engineering/design process. Through significant effort, persistence, and innovation, their final products are ready to show. We hope you will join us.
Open House Celebration for Brad Crozier
Wednesday, June 20th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Happy Hollow School

After 17 years of service to the Wayland Public Schools, Brad Crozier is moving on. Please join us as we wish Brad well in his new role as the Superintendent of Sudbury Public Schools.
Summer Journalism Camp at WHS
for Students Entering 8th and 9th Grade
July 2 - 6

Students entering Grades 8 and 9 in the fall are invited to a four-day journalism and public speaking course at Wayland High School July 2-6, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:30 am. The free program is being taught by Wayland High School junior Nathan Zhao and sophomore Kevin Wang. For more information and to register  click here.
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