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As of noon today, we have received 308 gifts!
We need 292 more to meet our 600-gift goal. 

Our goal of 600 donations (by midnight tonight) will release $50,000 in challenge donations from several generous Waynflete families.

Thank you to the many parents, alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, former parents and friends who have donated so far in support of the Waynflete Fund! The Waynflete Fund creates opportunities for our students that tuition alone could not provide. Click here to learn more about the Waynflete Fund.

Please consider a gift now. Every gift counts!

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Middle and Upper School Dancers Present A Dancer's Journey TONIGHT
...a place remembered, a moment in time, a road traveled, a path to the present.
Join us tonight, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater for "A Dancer's Journey," presented by the Waynflete Middle School and Upper School Danceflete Collective.

Sharing of Works-in-Progress
The Performing Arts Team is looking forward to welcoming faculty, staff, and parents to the second trimester sharing of works-in-progress from the Performing Arts Classes for Grades 6 and 7. Students will share and reflect on their experiences in dance, drama, production technology, and costuming.

  • Friday, March 15, 9:10–10:05 a.m. - PA 7 sharing in Franklin Theater. Students will start their third trimester class on Monday, March 18
  • Monday, March 18, 2:25–3:20 p.m. - PA 6 Sharing in the Drama Room (A-017). Students will start their third trimester class on Tuesday, March 19

Know any families interested in Waynflete?
Please pass the word! All-Grade Discover Waynflete is Tuesday, March 19 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Prospective parents from Preschool–Grade 11 are invited to observe classes, meet teachers, and enjoy coffee and conversation with Head of School Geoff Wagg. (Snow date: Tuesday, March 26)

Interested families should contact Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224. 

No School on March 22 and 25: Parent Conferences and Professional Development Day
Classes will not be held on Friday, March 22 (conferences) or Monday, March 25 as faculty will be involved in a full day of professional development. Lower School students can sign up for a Full Fun Day through the Enrichment program. Learn more or register here.

Families: when you are on campus for conferences, please remember to check the lost-and-found bins!

Hardy Girls, Healthy Women
Waynflete is hosting Hardy Girls, Healthy Women and their annual events, the Girls Rock! Conference and Girls Rock! Awards on Friday, March 22. To learn more, visit hghw.org

If your child has an interest in participating in the conference, please reference this letter from Divya Muralidhara and Anne Hopkins, sent last Friday. We are also happy to welcome fourth graders to this conference, if schedules allow, though the letter was addressed to (and placed priority for attendance on) students in Grades 5 and up. 

Please sign up your child using the link in the letter by TODAY, Thursday, March 14.

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.

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

Call for Volunteers!
On April 5 and 6, Waynflete will host students and educators from schools across New England for a conference designed to spark meaningful conversations about identity, diversity, and community. We will need many volunteers to help at the event! Click here to volunteer at the Youth Identity Summit if you are interested in helping out. Read about the New England Youth Identity Summit. Questions? Please email 
neyis@waynflete.org.

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: Think Spring!
5 Eco tips for taking advantage of Daylight Savings Time! 

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

Parents Association

Parents Association Recruitment
Parents Association recruitment is underway for the 2019-2020 school year! Parents Association leaders enjoy increased communication with other parents and division heads, increased knowledge of events, calendars, and schedules, and a sense of pride knowing they are making a positive contribution to the Waynflete community. At this time, the Committee is welcoming nominations for ALL positions. Please click here for position descriptions. You may nominate yourself or another parent in the Waynflete community by emailing Zac McBee at zmcbee@gmail.com.

An Evening on Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health
Is your child’s life affected by anxiety? How can you tell? How can you help?
All children are at risk for experiencing feelings of anxiety as they move through their school years and continue to increase their independence. Knowing what level of worry falls in the typical developmental range and what constitutes a reason for concern can help you in your role as a supportive parent. 

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)

Lower School Parent Teacher conferences approaching
Parent conferences will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20 and all day on Friday, March 22. By now, everyone should have received information about the schedule for your child’s conference. Read about conference details and childcare.

Save The Date! Let’s Look Ahead: Grade 2 and Grade 4
Parents of current Grade 1 and Grade 3 students are invited to learn more about the 2-3 and 4-5 program through classroom observations and conversation on Tuesday, April 2 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. in the Klingenstein Library. Anne Hopkins will meet you in the Library for introductions and an overview of the curriculum. Then you'll be off to see the faculty and students at work. There will be a faculty panel to answer questions after the classroom visits. This program will also include prospective 2-3 and 4-5 parents.

Middle School

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

Parent-Advisor Conferences
Parent conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20 and all day on Friday, March 22. Advisors are scheduling conferences with parents. Please contact your child’s advisor if you have scheduling questions or requests.

Save the Date: Friday, April 5 is our final dance of the year
We are still confirming the time frame—we may be adjusting our dance start and end time to align with other middle schools in the area who begin their dances one hour earlier (at 6:30 p.m.). Look for a note from Divya with more details soon. The seventh grade is sponsoring event and will announce the theme in early April.

Math, World Language, and Advisor Placements for 2019-2020
Please read Divya's letter to Grade 6 and 7 parents regarding 
Math, World Language, and Advisor placements for the next academic year.

Upper School

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

Parent-Advisor Conferences
Parent conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20 and all day on Friday, March 22. Advisors are scheduling conferences with parents. Please contact your child’s advisor if you have scheduling questions or requests.

Important reminder for sophomores: March practice standardized tests
Waynflete sophomores will have a second opportunity for practice with standardized tests this month. The College Counseling Office is administering the PSAT10 on Monday, March 25. Sophomores should report to the Art Gallery Lobby by 8:00 a.m. with #2 pencils and a calculator.

John and Emily will meet with students individually upon receipt of their scores. Once again, these are PRACTICE tests to familiarize students with the content and format of the actual SAT. The PSAT10 is designed to take 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete. If parents are curious to learn more, we distributed printed PSAT10 introductory hand-outs to sophomores after Tuesday's assembly. As a reminder, all students will have another opportunity for practice when Waynflete offers the PSAT in October of the junior year.

Questions? Please contact John Thurston or Emily Birchby.

Important information for juniors
The Waynflete College Counseling Office invites parents of current Waynflete juniors to attend a Mock College Admissions Case Study program on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Emery Student Center. Admissions representatives from local colleges will facilitate a committee conversation using example applications. Please RSVP via email to either John Thurston or Emily Birchby if you plan to attend.

Girls' Leadership is running the Feminine Hygiene Drive again this year
Homeless women often have to choose between food and hygiene supplies, as feminine hygiene products are extremely costly. Please donate supplies. All proceeds will go towards the Florence House, a local women's shelter. Bins are located in both the Middle and Upper School.

Athletics

Mark your Calendars - Spring Sports Start Dates

  • 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

Enrichment

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

Spring Enrichment Workshops
Spring Enrichment workshops
started this week. There are spots remaining in some workshops; you may sign up on the website. Questions, call the Enrichment office directly at 207.274.5209.

Full Fun Days
Full Fun Days (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with extended day available) are available on Friday, March 22 and Monday, March 25 for students in EC through Grade 5. View details and sign up on the Afterschool website.

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