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Early Childhood/K-1 Reception
Prospective parents interested in EC or K-1 are invited to learn more about the program for Waynflete's youngest learners on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00–10:30 a.m.  (Snow date: Thursday, January 31)

Interested families should contact Fiona Haslett at or 207.274.5224.

Updated Monday Books Selection for February 4
In anticipation of Colum McCann's visit to Waynflete on February 6, Alice and Geoff Wagg will be leading the conversation on this month's selection Thirteen Ways of Looking: A Novella and Three StoriesMonday, February 4 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Gatherings are held in the Waynflete Library. Monday Books is open to the entire Waynflete community. Learn more.

"An Evening With Colum McCann" 

Many of you have already noted with great excitement that Colum McCann, the widely read and highly acclaimed Irish author of six novels and three collections of stories, is coming to speak at Waynflete on February 6. Not surprisingly, given his stature as a writer, the public event on the 6th is unfortunately already Sold Out. While Waynflete’s interest in hosting such an important writer would seem self-evident, you may be wondering why Mr. McCann is interested in coming to Waynflete, particularly since his public appearances are rare these days. Read about what inspired Mr. McCann to speak at Waynflete.

Authenticity, a participatory show about making, interpretation, and originality will be ending on Wednesday, January 23. The show in the Waynflete Gallery has enabled visitors of all ages to participate in various reinterpretations of famous “masterpieces.” Come see it (or contribute) before it closes! Read more.

Waynflete Events - New Photos!
Browse photographs from Waynflete's recent sporting and performing arts events. Recently added photos:

Click here to view and purchase photos from these and other Waynflete events from Creative Images Photography.

Green Tip: Reduce Paper Towel Use
Start using only one paper towel! Many of us crank that paper towel machine a couple of times before wiping our hands dry. This is simply not necessary! It's time that we dispose of these towel habits. Here's the game plan for the one-towel approach:

  1. Shake your hands free of water for a few seconds
  2. Grab one paper towel and fold it, utilizing either side of the towel 
  3. Brag to your friends about your newfound skill

Parents Association

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Sign Up
This year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, January 23 in Sills Hall at 12:30 p.m. 

There are still a few spots available for parents who would like to contribute. Food drop-off will be in Brock Conference Room starting at 7:45 a.m. Setup will be in Sills starting at 10:00 a.m. Please click here to sign up.

Lower School

What's Happening in the Lower School?
Learn more about what's happening in Lower School by visiting program websites:  EC |  K-1 |  2-3 |  

And the Waynflete Wire (all-school blog)

Human Growth and Development Curriculum Evening for 4-5 Parents
Please join us Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Library for an informative overview of our spring curriculum on Human Growth and Development. We will share our team-teaching approach to creating a safe and affirming gender-inclusive environment for sharing information, honoring questions, and providing guidance for the physical and emotional changes accompanying puberty. The interactive format will equip parents to share in conversations with their students and will underscore the partnership between parents and teachers as we support our young people’s healthy growth and positive identity development.

Let’s Look Ahead: Kindergarten-Grade 1 Reception for EC4 Parents
Parents of current EC4 students are invited to learn more about the Kindergarten-Grade 1 program through classroom observations and conversation. Join Anne Hopkins on  Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. in Klingenstein Library for an overview of the curriculum and an opportunity to see faculty and students at work and play. There will be a faculty panel to answer questions after the classroom visits. Prospective EC and K-1 parents are also invited to this event.

Save the Date – Lower School Movie Afternoon
Please join the Parents Association for a Lower School Movie Afternoon on Friday, February 1. We will have snacks in the Lower School Lobby at 3:30 p.m., followed by the movie in the Lower School Amphitheater beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please note that parents must accompany students for the duration of the movie. The movie selection will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more details. We hope your family will join us!

Global Focus Week Quickly Approaching
For the past few weeks, Lower School students have become increasingly engaged in our global study of Spain. During the week of February 4-8, the entire Lower School will immerse itself in this focused study. Anticipation is mounting as we prepare for these exciting learning experiences. Stay tuned for all the fun learning that’s ahead!

Middle School

To find out what's been going on recently in Middle School, read the Waynflete Wire

Middle School Dance - January 25!
The next Middle School Dance will be held on Friday, January 25, from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Emery Student Center and Atrium. Grade 6 is the sponsor and will announce the theme shortly. Click here for important logistical information. (Snow date: Friday, February 2)

Parent Movie Night 
Join eighth grade class parents Alison McCormack and Patty Howells for a parent movie night on Friday, January 25 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in Franklin Theater (during the Middle School Dance). Coffee and light refreshments will begin at 7:30 p.m. outside the theater and the movie starts at 7:50 p.m.

Eighth Grade: "Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school" (Rotten Tomatoes).  Watch the trailer.

Upper School Information Night for Grade 8 Parents
Eighth-grade parents are invited to join Upper School Director Lowell Libby on Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00–7:00 p.m to learn about the nuts and bolts of the Upper School academic and co-curricular programs. Location: Drama Room (downstairs in the Arts Center).

View more details in the letter from Lowell.

Upper School

To find out what's been going on recently in Upper School, read the Waynflete Wire

Upper School Winter Concert TONIGHT
Please join us for the Upper School Winter Music Concert tonight, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater. The concert features the Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Chamber Ensemble, Just Voices (a cappella activity), Chorus, and Waynflete Intergenerational Chorus.

Families of Seniors: Celebrate your Soon-To-Be Graduate (deadline is tomorrow)
Families of seniors can purchase ads in the yearbook to recognize their children. There are many design and size options to choose from. The deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, January 18. Click here for more information.

Mud Season SAT Prep Course
Juniors may sign up for Waynflete’s Mud Season SAT Prep Course. Instructors David Neilan (Math) and Heather Tanguay (Verbal) will offer classes to help prepare juniors for the May 4 or June 1 SAT exam(s). The SAT Prep course starts on February 27. Two math sections and two verbal sections (two hours each) provide students options for after-school scheduling. Full course (both math and verbal): $500. Half course (either math or verbal): $300. Fee includes textbook. Click here for more information and to register.

Driver's Education - Winter 2018
A three-week Driver’s Ed course will be offered at Waynflete by Right Choice Driving School from February 25 through March 20. To register, print the form and follow the instructions. The first 12 students to bring in their deposit will be signed up.
Information and enrollment for Driver's Ed


Please visit the website for the most current information about Enrichment (AfterschoolFull Fun Days, Workshops, and Music Instruction) and Flyers Camp.

Event for Teens at Portland Museum of Art
SPACE Gallery will host an event for ages 13-19 called  We Are Cinema this Saturday, January 19 from noon-4:00 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum. There will be free food, a special screening of the Rolling Tapes Film Festival (co-created by Waynflete senior Henry Spritz), drop-in pin making projects, and gallery talks  run by Homer High School Fellows in the Richard Avedon show. More info here.

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