EC to Grade 8 Studio Art Show currently showing in the Gallery

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Re-enrollment Deadline for 2019-2020 is TOMORROW
Re-enrollment materials are due. To reserve a place for your child, please submit the online Enrollment Contract and deposit no later than tomorrow, March 1.

Families can access the re-enrollment process through a link on their Veracross Parent Portal or at

By default, the online system requires only one signature to complete the contract. If you would like multiple people to sign, please advise the Business Office before beginning the re-enrollment process so that the contract settings may be changed to require multiple signatures. If you have questions, please contact Jill Bowden in the Business Office at 774-7863, ext. 1217.

Where applicable, tuition assistance award letters have been posted to a family’s online re-enrollment portal. If you have related questions, please contact Ed Knoll in the Admission Office at or 774-7863, ext. 1396.

Drake Award Nominations Due by Tomorrow!
This Award is presented annually to a member (or members) of the Waynflete community whose service is exemplary and deserving of recognition. The Board's Committee on Trustees requests nominations of individuals who inspire others to support the school and its mission and who themselves have given years of outstanding service to the school. The guidelines state that current faculty, current staff, and current trustees cannot be considered for the Award.

If you would like to nominate an individual (or couple) for this special honor, please complete the 2019 Drake Award nomination form by tomorrow, Friday, March 1. Questions? Contact Board of Trustees President Christopher Smith. Thank you.

Upper School Winter One Act Play: Saint Joan on March 1 and 2
This classic play by Shaw explores the life of Joan of Arc. Filled with elegant rhetorical language and charged debate, it pokes fun at authority and gives credence to those who dare to speak truth to power. Shaw's masterpiece remains as vivid and timely to modern audiences as it was scandalous and incendiary in its premiere in 1923. Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater. 

Poster design: Milo Schair-Rigoletti

The play has been edited and adapted to fit the short form criteria for the Maine Regional Drama Festival.

Cold and gray got you down?
Come see a world of color and creation in the EC-Grade 8 Studio Art Show! Runs through Friday, March 29.

Join Us for Monday Books on March 4
Please join us in Thaxter Library (Emery) for Monday Books on Monday, March 4 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. 6-12 English Chair Lorry Stillman will present Victoria Falls by James Hornor. Monday Books is open to the entire Waynflete community. The titles are available to borrow from the library and Victoria Falls is also available for purchase in Thaxter Library. Learn more.

One community. One goal. One Day.
On our One Day fundraiser, Thursday, March 14, we ask our whole community to support the Waynflete Fund. If we receive 600 gifts or pledges between now and March 14, we will receive $50,000 in challenge donations!

Gifts to the Waynflete Fund offer our students opportunities to create, change, and grow. Donations provide the resources required for immersive, intensive, inspired learning and help Waynflete hire and train teachers who transform lives. 

The Waynflete Fund is our opportunity fund, and every gift—of any size—makes a difference. Please consider a gift today!

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Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder Application Deadline is March 17
Waynflete is a member of the Student Shoulder-to-Shoulder's Global Schools Coalition, which gives us access to life-changing summer courses based on partnerships with NGOs who model sustainable development projects in the United States and abroad. View this summer's courses.

Courses take place in June and July in 11 diverse locations—three in the U.S. and eight abroad. Click here to see current course availability.

Read about Waynflete students who have participated. Please contact Jim Millard with any questions.

New England Youth Identity Summit (NEYIS) is April 5 and 6
Students in Grades 8-12 and all parents are invited to participate in the 2019 New England Youth Identity Summit. The 2019 keynote speakers are LGBTQ rights pioneer, activist, and actress Nicole Maines '15 and Latin teacher and author Phuc Tran.

On Saturday, April 6, Waynflete will host a full-day program for high school students, educators, and Waynflete parents featuring inspiring speakers, student-led workshops, and dialogue sessions intended to build bridges and create a vision for strong multicultural communities. Parents can click here to reserve tickets. Register soon as we expect this event to sell out. 

(Note that students from outside Waynflete are also encouraged to attend. Feel free to extend an invitation!)

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

  • Winter Sports: basketball, Nordic, and swimming

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

Green Tip of the Week: Forest Bathing, a Japanese Approach to Mindfulness
There is supporting scientific evidence that Japanese forest bathing or shinrin-yoku reduces stress and offers health benefits. 'Forest Bathing': How Microdosing on Nature Can Help With Stress

NEW! Waynflete Community News and Resourcesnews and information from Waynflete families and alumni. 

Parents Association

Pickleball and Pints!

Mark your calendars for an evening of Pickleball and beer on Friday, March 8 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Gym! A sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, Pickleball is a lively and easy-to-learn racket sport for all athletic abilities. We hope you will join us for this fun, adult-only evening for Waynflete parents. You won't be in a pickle if you've never played before...instruction will be provided! More information about Pickleball can be found here.

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)

Family Pachanga on March 6
Pachanga is a Spanish word meaning “party” or “joyful gathering.” Each week, the entire Lower School gathers for Pachanga to share and sing. For Family Pachanga we invite parents and siblings to join the Lower School in the Gym for this lively sing-a-long. Our second Family Pachanga of the school year is on Wednesday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m.–noon. We hope that you can make it! For those interested in practicing some of the songs beforehand, the song list for the March 6 Pachanga is listed on the Pachanga website.

Prior to Family Pachanga, join Anne Hopkins and other Lower School parents in the Klingenstein Library for coffee and conversation from 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Lower School Parent Teacher conferences approaching
Parent conferences will take place on in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20 and all day on Friday, March 22. You will receive the schedule for your child’s conference within the next week (if you haven’t already). Read about conference details and childcare.

Enrichment Winter Workshops finish soon
Check the Enrichment section below for dates.

Middle School

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

Special Day on Thursday, March 7
Middle School Conflict Resolution Afternoon is scheduled for Thursday, March 7. We suspend classes from noon–3:15 p.m. to allow for a deeper exploration of curricular themes.

Consider donating your old glasses!
Yenenesh Wilson, Grade 8, is collecting old glasses for her upcoming trip to Ethiopia. Read her letter to fellow classmates and teachers. *Prescription glasses are preferred over reading glasses. Thanks!

Eighth-Grade Parents - Musical and Rehearsal Dates
Here is a letter from Tiki Fuhro, with information regarding rehearsals coming up in May for the eighth-grade musical performance of Robin Hood.

Middle School Lacrosse Open Gyms
Middle School lacrosse open gyms begin Saturday, March 2 in the gym from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lacrosse coaches Andrew Leach and Drew Dubuque will lead the sessions. These sessions are open to boys and girls in Grades 6-8. View the flyer.

Enrichment Winter Workshops finish soon
Check the Enrichment section below for dates.

Upper School

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

Mud Season SAT Prep Course
Waynflete’s Mud Season SAT Prep Course starts this week. To enroll, call the Enrichment Office at 774-7863, ext.1355 or email
Click here for more information and to register.

Upper School Rome Trip Information Session 
Please join us on Tuesday, March 5 in Thaxter Library from 7:30–8:30 p.m. to learn about the April 2019 trip to Rome. For more information, please contact World Language teacher Phuc Tran

Now Hiring Flyers Summer Camp Counselors 
Waynflete Flyers Camp 2019 (June 10-July 26) is now accepting applications for counselor positions. Submit an application online through the summer website and contact Tessa or Emily at to set up a time for a brief interview.


Parent Meeting for First-Year Crew Team Members TONIGHT
There will be a meeting for parents of first-year crew team members tonight, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower School amphitheater.

Winter Varsity Sports Recognition Night
Winter varsity athletes and parents will celebrate the winter season at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in Franklin Theater.

Mark your Calendars - Spring Sports Start Dates

  • March 4: Upper School crew novices begin 
  • March 8: Grades 7 and 8 spring sports begin
  • March 11: Upper School crew begins for veterans
  • March 18: Varsity baseball pitchers and catchers begin
  • March 25: Upper School lacrosse and track begin
  • March 26: Varsity tennis tryouts begin and spring PE classes begin

Mud Season Workouts Offered Between Seasons
Athletes are invited to join Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeremy Voisine for group workouts in the new fitness room on:

  • Mondays 3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The fitness room is also open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00–4:00 p.m.


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

New End Dates for Lower School Winter Enrichment Workshops

  • Robotics (Mondays) will extend to March 18. Spring workshop starts March 25.
  • Karate (Wednesdays) will extend to March 13 (both age groups). Look for a new fitness workshop this spring on Wednesdays: Par Coeur Fitness & Outdoor Games for Active Kids (Grades 1-4), with Aikido master and fitness coach Michael Schwartz
  • Chemistry of Good Food cooking workshops (Wednesdays) will extend to March 20.
  • Imagination Stage (Thursdays) ends on March 7. Spring workshop starts March 13.

Spring Afterschool Enrichment Workshops
begin in March. Find details and register on the website.

New End Dates for Middle School Winter Enrichment Workshops

  • Middle School ski trips (Wednesdays) will extend to Wednesday, March 20 (dependent on weather and ski conditions). Ski lessons will continue for those who signed up (five-week session).
  • Dungeons & Dragons (Thursdays) ends Thursday, March 7. Spring workshop starts Thursday, March 14.

Find out what's happening in the Afterschool BLOG!
Each of the Afterschool divisions now posts a weekly internal BLOG on Veracross (non-public). The Hive, Owls, and Sandpipers teachers provide a weekly glimpse into each program’s student activities.

Parents are always welcome to contact Afterschool teachers directly by email, available through your parent portal.

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