Rowers in action at the March 28 “Ergatta” in Waynflete’s Gymnasium

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All School

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.  

All Grade Discover Waynflete
Please invite interested families (Preschool–Grade 11) to join us on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. to observe classes, meet teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

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

Join Us for Monday Books on April 22 
Please join us in Thaxter Library (Emery) for Monday Books on Monday, April 22 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. 6-12 English Chair Lorry Stillman will present Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. (This is a new selection due to a scheduling conflict.) Monday Books is open to the entire Waynflete community. The titles are available to borrow from the library. Learn more.

Volunteers Needed for Grandparents & Friends Day
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!

Resources About Vaping
Recently, students in Middle and Upper School, as well as some parents, have had seminars and presentations on vaping. This is a prominent and rapidly involving health issue for teenagers. We are grateful to alumna Hawa Shir '12, from the Portland Department of Public Health for her help with these presentations. Additional resources are offered below. The first video was shown in Upper School assembly.

Videos:

Articles:

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

Parents Association

Grade 8 and 9 Parent Information Meeting 
Grade 12 parents are hosting two sessions for Grade 8 and Grade 9 parents to talk about all things Upper School! Please join us in Brock Conference Room on either Wednesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. or Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a casual conversation and chance to ask questions of what to expect for the upcoming high school years. Parents have found this opportunity helpful in previous years so we hope you will join the discussion. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Grade 9 parent Lindsey Tucker or Grade 12 parent Sara Crisp.

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 Coffee on April 11
Creating Windows and Mirrors for Children: Focus on Gender
Join Anne Hopkins, Kate Corbett, and Lydia Maier to view the New Day video Creating Gender Inclusive Schools, to learn about the ways in which lower school teachers aim to create inclusive classrooms and discuss topics of diversity and identity with curiosity, care, and courage. Thursday, April 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Klingenstein Library.

Spring Enrichment Workshops
There are a few spaces left in spring Enrichment workshops.

  • Wednesday Indoor Tennis (Grades 4-8)
  • Wednesday Exuberant Play (Grades K-3)
  • Thursday Red Cross Swim Lessons (Grades 1-4)
  • Thursday Imagination Stage (EC3 - Kindergarten)
View dates and 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. in the Brock Conference Room (Arts Center) for a discussion of recent topics in the Middle School health curriculum. Kate will share information on vaping 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.

No Middle School dance this week - date change!
Due to the overlap with our kick-off to the New England Youth Identity Summit this Friday, we have moved back our spring Middle School Dance to its snow date, Friday, May 10. The seventh grade class will be the sponsor.

Upper School

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

A special offer for Upper School students and families!
Are you passionate about theatre? How about the U.S. Constitution? Civil Rights? U.S. History? All of the above? We are looking for students and families who would like to attend the landmark Broadway production of What the Constitution Means To Me by Heidi Schreck. This production just opened to rave reviews! Read details about the show here.  

Debba Curtis was a long-time history and theatre teacher at Waynflete. Her son, alum Ned Donovan '08, an actor and singer living in New York, would like to honor her memory by sending students to see this play which is a beautiful example of her dual passions of theatre and the study of the U.S. Constitution. The trip will be arranged at the convenience of those interested. The procuring of tickets will be arranged by Ned Donovan once dates are established. This is not a school-chaperoned trip. Please contact Tiki Fuhro if you are interested.

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. This a dangerous intersection with lots of traffic.

Many cars cut the Hobart Street corner 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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