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EC- Grade 8 Studio Art Show Closes Tomorrow
The last day to see a world of color and creation in the EC-Grade 8 Studio Art Show is tomorrow, Friday, March 29.

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 alord@waynflete.org with any questions.

Early Bird Discount for Summer Camp Ends Monday
Waynflete Flyers Camp programs run June and July, 2019. Sign up by Monday, April 1 to receive the Early Bird discount ($25 off weekly camp programs). There is a diverse range of fun camp offerings 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
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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

On Friday, April 5, the weekend kicks off with an evening of song, dance, and spoken word performances. 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. Don't miss our two keynote speakers: LGBTQ rights pioneer, activist, and actress Nicole Maines '15 and Latin teacher, tattoo artist, and author Phuc Tran. View the event schedule and workshops

Parents can click here to reserve tickets. Register soon as we expect this event to sell out. Questions? Please email summit@waynflete.org.

We still have volunteer opportunities available. Particularly needed are volunteers to help greet participants from 8:00-10:15 a.m. and assist with lunch from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Click here to volunteer at the Youth Identity Summit.

Know Any Prospective Waynflete Families?
Upper School Class Visits
Parents interested in Grades 8–11 are invited to sit in on some of our most popular advanced Upper School courses on Tuesday, April 9. Parents should call to reserve a space in one or more of our morning classes on Word and Image, Medieval Literature, or Marine Biology.  

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

Volunteers Needed for Grandparents & Friends Day: May 3
On Friday, May 3, we will host nearly 300 grandparents and friends on campus! The day includes continental breakfast and class visits. We need parent volunteers to greet, guide, drive a golf cart, serve breakfast, and more. We all look forward to this day—and it is successful because of parent volunteer efforts.
Please click here to sign up.
Thank you!

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.

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: Green Read
Here's a recommendation from Waynflete K-1 teacher Jess Keenan: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children. Stop by the Waynflete Library to check it out!

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

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)

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.

Spring Enrichment Workshops
Spring enrichment workshops are starting! There are spots remaining in some workshops; sign up on the website. Questions? Email enrichment@waynflete.org or call the Enrichment office at 774.5721, ext. 1355.

Middle School

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

Middle School Parent Coffee on April 9
Please join Middle School Curriculum Coordinator and Seminar teacher Kate Ziminsky on Tuesday, April 9 from 8:20–9:30 a.m. for a discussion of recent topics in the Middle School health curriculum. Kate will share information on vaping/juuling and the brain's powerful mechanisms for habit formation. Learn about Waynflete's brain-based approach to empowering students' healthy decision-making as they learn about the risk of substances and the underlying drivers for poor decisions and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Middle School Dance - Date Change!
Due to the overlap with our kick-off to the New England Youth Identity Summit next Friday, we have moved the spring Middle School dance to its snow date of Friday, May 10. The seventh grade class will be the sponsor.

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 in the first week of April during PE class. Please talk with your child about the choices.

Grade 7 sports 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 
The final lacrosse open gym will be Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the gym.

Upper School

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

Athletics

Outdoor Practice Schedules
Click here for the outdoor practice schedule for upper school spring sports. Now that teams are out on the fields they will follow a basic practice schedule when they don't have games. This schedule is subject to change.

Please be safe when driving to the fields
When driving to the Fore River Fields, please use caution when turning onto Hobart Street from Congress Street. Not only is this a dangerous intersection with lots of traffic, but the turn onto Hobart makes a sharp left.

Many cars cut this turn too tight and there have been some close calls with cars coming up Hobart to enter Congress. Please stay to the right as you enter Hobart. Thanks for keeping to the 25 mph speed limit in the neighborhood and respecting our neighbors by not blocking driveways.

Enrichment

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

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