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All School

Thank you! One Day was a success!
We are thrilled to report that the generous Waynflete community came together for our One Day fundraiser with 663 donations, exceeding our goal of 600 and securing $50,000 in challenge funds for the school.

$161,698 was raised—including challenge funds—which will go to work right away for our students and teachers. From all of us at Waynflete, thank you!

Early Bird Discount for Summer Camp 
Waynflete Flyers Camp programs run June-July 2019. Sign up by Monday, April 1 to receive the Early Bird discount ($25 off weekly camp programs). Lots of fun camp offering such as:

  • Waynflete’s popular Summertime Arts camp (four fine art/craft stations each day)
  • K-1 Eco-Explorers
  • Coastal Sketchbook Adventures
  • Dungeons & Dragons Out and About
  • Local Eats
  • Fashion Design and Textile Arts
  • GPS soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, beginning baseball, gymnastics, and more! 

View details and register on the summer camp website

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!

Vaping: What Every Parent Should Know.
Please join us on Monday, April 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Upper School library for an evening with educators from the City of Portland's Tobacco Prevention Program to learn more about vaping, nicotine addiction, and tobacco use among teenagers. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and see examples of vaping products. Contact Abby Lord at with any questions.

Hardy Girls, Healthy Women Event Tomorrow
Waynflete is hosting Hardy Girls, Healthy Women and their annual events, the Girls Rock! Conference and Girls Rock! Awards tomorrow Friday, March 22.The day-long conference brings together students, Grades 5-8, from all over the state to share stories, learn alongside one another, and have fun! The awards event follows in the evening. Read the letter from Division Directors Divya and Anne. To learn more, visit

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. Questions? Please email

Click here to volunteer at the Youth Identity Summit if you are interested in helping out. 

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

Parents Association

Additional Resources from an Evening of Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health
Thank you to all who attended the screening of Angst and joined our panel discussion which explored signs and symptoms of anxiety, ways to support your child’s resilience, and options for responding with care. Below are some additional resources.

Offered by the Parents Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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. 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

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 Parent Teacher conferences approaching
Parent conferences will take place all day tomorrow on Friday, March 22.  Read about conference details and childcare.

Tomorrow, March 22 is a Full Fun Day!
The day will be filled with activities and experiments focused on “molecules and miniatures.” We will go on a field trip to the Southworth Planetarium to see the night sky and watch the film "Molecularium." Find details and register on the website under Student Life (Enrichment/Afterschool FFDs).

Monday, March 25 (No School) is another Full Fun Day!
Students may join for a day of magical wizarding fun Harry Potter-style. Sandpipers (EC-Grade 1) will focus on magical creatures, such as mermaids, unicorns, and dragons. Activities will include story time and costume-making. Owls (Grades 2-5) will be “sorted” into houses, create a house crest, and compete throughout the day for house points. Activities will include potions, charms, and wand-making—and perhaps some Quidditch. Sign up online.

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.

Lower School Author Visit
Last week author and illustrator Jarrett Lerner visited Waynflete's Lower School to talk with 2-3 and 4-5 students. Jarrett is the author of EngiNerds and its sequel, Revenge of the EngiNerds, as well as the forthcoming Geeger the Robot series. In his presentation, Jarrett shared his writing process—reinforcing and modeling the writing process our students learn in their classes, and the importance of resilience in the life of an artist.

Print: A Bookstore, the sponsor of Jarrett's visit, is offering a 20% discount to Waynflete customers who place book orders by March 31. If you'd like to order Jarrett's books, use this order form and the coupon code: SCHOOLVISIT.

Middle School

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

Grades and Comments
Grades and Comments were published to the Parent Portal on Tuesday, March 18 in anticipation of Parent Conferences this week. See instructions here on how to access your child’s grades and comments through the parent portal.

Parent-Advisor Conferences
Parent conferences will be held all day tomorrow, Friday, March 22. Please contact your child’s advisor if you have scheduling questions.

Grade 6 Students: 2019–2020 Sports Sign Ups
Grade 6 students will be signing up for grade 7 sports for the 2019-2020 school year the first week of April during PE class. Please talk with your child about the choices.

Grade 7 sport choices:

  • Fall: cross country, soccer, tennis
  • Winter: basketball, swimming, Nordic skiing, dance
  • Spring: baseball, lacrosse, dance

Ultimate Frisbee for Grades 6-8

Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is an exciting, fast-paced, non-contact team sport. It includes self-officiating and embodies the “spirit of the game” which promotes good sportsmanship and personal responsibility. This year, Waynflete students are invited to join a combined team with Scarborough coached by Page Lennig. The team will practice twice a week in Scarborough: Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30–7:00 p.m. (starting April 23). The team will compete against other local towns during the week and have two or three weekend tournaments in May and June.

Even If your child plays another sport at Waynflete, they are still eligible to play Ultimate. If you think your son/daughter would be interested in trying it out, you can sign up through Scarborough Community Services. Questions? Contact Page Lennig.

Middle School lacrosse open gym is canceled for Saturday, March 23.
The final lacrosse open gym will be Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m.

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 all day tomorrow, Friday, March 22. Please contact your child’s advisor if you have scheduling questions.

Important reminder for sophomore families: PSAT10 on Monday, March 25 (Professional Development Day)
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 handouts to sophomores. 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.

For Junior Class Parents: College Admission Committee Simulation
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.


Spring Sports Start Dates

  • March 25: Upper School lacrosse and track begin
  • March 26: Varsity tennis tryouts begin and spring PE classes begin


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

Spring Enrichment Workshops
Sign up for Spring Enrichment Workshops on the website, under Student Life:

  • Robotics (Monday), through May 20
  • Indoor Tennis (Wednesday), through May 8
  • Dungeons and Dragons (Thursday), through May 30
  • Swimming Lessons (Thursday, at Reiche), through May 23
  • Imagination Stage (Thursday), through May 9
  • Exuberant Play (Wednesday), through May 22

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