The Waynflete Weekly is your primary information source for school-wide activities, division information, arts, athletics, and more. Check the calendar and sports hotline (774-7863, ext. 1100) for updates and weather-related news.

Important links:
The Waynflete Wire
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
2018-2019 School Handbook

All School

Do you know Lower School parents who might be interested in Waynflete?
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)

Do you know Middle and Upper School parents who might be interested in Waynflete?
Discover Waynflete: Middle and Upper Schools
Tuesday, February 5, from 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Prospective parents of students in Grades 6–11 are invited to observe classes, meet teachers, and enjoy coffee and conversation with the Head of the School. (Snow Date: Tuesday, February 12.)


Prospective Parent Coffee: Preparing for College
Wednesday, February 6, from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Prospective parents are invited to join Associate Director of College Counseling Emily Birchby and Head of School Geoff Wagg to learn how we help students and parents gain control of the college process—and lessen everyone's stress along the way.
(Snow Date: Thursday, February 7)


Parents interested in any of the Admission events should contact Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.

CPR and AED Course Offered on February 2
On Saturday, February 2
from 10:00–11:30 a.m., Waynflete's CPR/AED Upper School Activity is hosting a course in Citizens' CPR and AED. This course is offered to students, parents, and faculty. Participants will be trained in non-mouth-to-mouth CPR and how to use an AED. Instructor Dr. John Joseph will supervise the training provided by members of the Upper School activity. The event will be held in the Drama Room in the Arts Center. If interested, email Charlotte Joseph at cjoseph19@waynflete.org to reserve your spot.

Green Tip: Start using natural cleaners
Take an hour to research some homemade options for natural cleaners. Vinegar and water can clean most surfaces, and the saponin from quinoa is a natural laundry detergent. By using natural cleaners you are reducing the amount of plastic packaging being made and the amount of chemicals that are being introduced to the water system.

Parents Association

Thank you!
The Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a great success. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time, contributed food donations, and hosted a wonderful event for our teachers and staff! If you have not had a chance to pick up your dishes, please come by the mail room (lowest level of Thomas House) as soon as possible to get your items. Any questions, please contact Melissa Fox (mfox@waynflete.org). 

New Date Scheduled for An Evening on Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health
Please join us on Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater for an evening of exploring signs and symptoms of anxiety, ways to support your child’s resilience, and options for responding with care. All parents, students (Grades 6-12), faculty, family, and friends are encouraged to attend. After viewing the 45-minute documentary Angst, there will be a panel discussion of parents and professionals. Offered by the Parents Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Click here to watch the Angst trailer and clips.

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 |  
4-5

And the Waynflete Wire (all-school blog)

Human Growth and Development Curriculum Evening for 4-5 Parents
Please join us on 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 children’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 the 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 classroom visits. Prospective EC and K-1 parents are also invited to this event.

Lower School Movie Afternoon - "Smallfoot"
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 "Smallfoot" in the Lower School Amphitheater beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please note that parents must accompany students for the duration of the movie. We hope your family will join us!

An animated adventure for all ages, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human! News of this "smallfoot" throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the world beyond their snowy village. Smallfoot is a story about friendship, courage, and the joy of discovery. Rated 
PG (for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements).

Global Studies Parent Coffee
We invite all Lower School parents to join Lower School Director Anne Hopkins to celebrate the Global Study of Spain on Wednesday, February 6. Parents will learn about the Global Studies program in Lower School, hear about how students are connecting to the study this year, and tour classrooms in action. The coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower School lobby. We hope you will join us!

Middle School

Your child’s second quarter grades and comments are now available!
Your child's second quarter grades and comments are now available through the parent portal. See instructions here to access. Your child and their advisor have had a chance to review these comments at school. Please do not hesitate to call or email your child’s advisor if you have any questions or concerns. As a possible follow-up to grades and comments, your child’s advisor may contact you.

Middle School Dance on Friday
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; the theme is Disco Diva. 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. 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 (lower level 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 Second Quarter Comments
Second Quarter comments are now available on the Veracross Portal. See instructions here to view comments and please email Ben Lewis with any questions. Students have read and discussed their comments with their advisor over the past few days.

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 exams. 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

Enrichment

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

Coding and Filmmaking
Coding and Filmmaking Enrichment Workshops start next week
Coding will start on Tuesday, January 29, and Filmmaking “Lights, Camera, Action” will start on Thursday, January 31.

Waynflete Flyers Summer Camp REGISTRATION Opens February 1!
Time to think summer! View the website, under Summer, for a preview of Flyers Camp programs.

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