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State of the School Presentation on February 11
Join Head of School Geoff Wagg at his annual "State of the School" presentation one week from today (Monday, February 11). Geoff will discuss Waynflete's strategic priorities in the age of disruption, provide a financial snapshot, and review other school initiatives.

Attend one of two presentations on Monday, February 11:

8:30 a.m. (coffee/pastries at 8:15 a.m.)
5:30 p.m. (coffee/cookies at 5:15 p.m.)

Both events will be held in the Lower School Klingenstein Library. Questions? Contact Heather Isherwood by email.

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)

Interested parents should contact Fiona Haslett at 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 to reserve your spot.

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 Stories. Monday, 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.

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.

Gear Store 
Heading to the game? Need to round out your wardrobe? Looking for some warmth this winter?  We've got lots of Waynflete swag at the Gear Store. Click here for a complete list of inventory items and prices. Email to arrange a convenient time.

Choose from a different set of items at the Online Gear Store.

Want to help get the word out about Waynflete?
Online school reviews have a big influence on school choice for prospective families. There are a number of online resources that provide information and reviews about schools. Should you feel inspired, we encourage you to offer your perspective in a review.

Green Tip: Shut it Down!
Think on this: A computer left on overnight uses 1 Kwh of electricity; if 1,000 people turned off their computers when they went home, they would save 180 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year. (Clift & Cuthbert, Greening Your Office).

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)

Lower School Movie Afternoon - Smallfoot
Please join the Parents Association for a Lower School Movie Afternoon, TOMORROW 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

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

Thanks for coming to the Parent Movie Night!
Here is a great resource about the movie: Why the Movie "Eighth Grade" Is Great for Digital Citizenship

Upper School

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

Upper School Dance on February 8
Chloe Fisher (with support from Student Council and faculty members) is sponsoring a dance for all Upper School students to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research on Friday, February 8 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. in the Student Center/Atrium. Cost of the dance is $10 (proceeds will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Research).
Expectations for students during Upper School dances:

  • Your child is permitted to bring one guest as long as they sign up in advance. A form will be emailed to all students this week.
  • Students are permitted to leave the dance whenever they choose, but once they leave they may not return to the dance.
  • Sometimes students choose to sleep at a friend's house after the dance. They are allowed to bring bags to the dance. We will have a designated area for your child to keep their bags. A chaperone will be assigned to keep an eye on the bags.
All students will be given these rules as well as the expectation that dancing will be appropriate for a school function and the event will be substance free.

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

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.


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 Fimmaking Enrichment workshops that were delayed will tentatively begin next week. Coding will start on Tuesday, February 5. Filmmaking “Lights, Camera, Action” will start on Thursday, February 7. The Enrichment office will update participants and families as we have news. We apologize for the delay. Questions? Call Tessa at 774.5721, ext. 1379.

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