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2018-2019 Academic Calendar
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2018-2019 School Handbook
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All School

Upper School Drama Presents "Twin Pearls for the Tailor's Bird"
The Upper School spring show will introduce four new plays by Waynflete student playwrights: Em Irvine, Ian Irvine, Julia Fiori, and Blythe Thompson! Join us for an evening of fresh new voices on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater.

Know Any Prospective Waynflete Families?
Middle School Academic Adventure

On Wednesday, May 1 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., prospective parents and students interested in Grades 6-8 are invited to join us for dessert and a menu of fun mini-courses. Come imagine what it would be like to have classes where you’re encouraged to talk, move around, and voice your own opinion.

Interested parents should contact Fiona Haslett at or 207.274.5224.

Spring Choral and Instrumental Concerts
Please join us in Franklin Theater for two days of musical offerings from our students across age levels.

  • Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.: Middle and Upper School Chamber Music and Jazz Ensembles
  • Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.: Grades 4–5, Middle and Upper School Choral Ensembles, and Waynflete Intergenerational Chorus.

Grandparents & Friends Day is next Friday, May 3. Can you help?
Click here for the schedule. We still need volunteers to help! Particularly needed are volunteers to help with set up and decorations on Thursday and set up and serving breakfast, guiding, and greeting on Friday. If you have already signed up, thank you! If you haven't, please click here to sign up.

Please note the following:

  • Lower School students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. (click here or read under the Lower School section below to learn about special no-charge Afterschool for Lower School students)
  • 6-12 students have a full day
We ask that 6-12 students with visitors meet their guests in the Gym at 8:45 a.m. so that they can escort their visitors to class. Guests visiting Lower School will be escorted by parent volunteers.

Upper School Studio Art Show is on Display 
The (almost) annual Upper School art exhibition is in the Gallery and all over the first floor of the Arts Center. See an extravaganza of Problem-Based Learning, Design Thinking, and Multiple Intelligences at work! The show runs through Thursday, May 23. 

Contact Heather Isherwood at 774-7863 ext. 1201 or for information on visiting the gallery.

Spring Dance Concerts - May 8 and 9
The Waynflete Lower and Middle School Dance Enrichment classes and the Upper School Danceflete Collective will perform OUT OF THIS WORLD. This mystical and magical dance concert will feature the Lower School Dancers on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. The Middle and Upper School Dancers will perform on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Both performances are in Franklin Theater.

Health Records Update for 2019–2020
During the first week of May you will begin receiving emails from Magnus, our electronic health records program. It will alert you about updates we'll need for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please contact Health Coordinator Abby Lord with any questions.

Green Tip - Green Read
A recommendation from 4-5 teacher Kai Bicknell: The Naturalist's Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You by Bernd Heinrich and Nathaniel T. Wheelright. Stop by the Waynflete Library to check it out!

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

Parents Association

New Social Committee for 2019-2020
Alice Wagg and Kate Burnham, chairs of the newly formed social committee, invite you to join them and parent volunteers for a lively and fun kick-off meeting on Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00–3:10 p.m. in Brock Conference Room. Our goal is to deepen our connections and enhance our school’s culture through a variety of social gatherings and activities, including coffees, dinners, movies, music, theater performances, sports, outdoor activities, and school events. If you are interested in serving on this dynamic committee, feel like you have an idea to contribute, or have any questions, please email Kate at or Alice at We look forward to seeing you!

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

Parent Volunteer Needed for Gear Store
We are planning on a relaunch of the Gear Store with new items for the coming year! Seeking a parent volunteer to become involved as the Gear Store Liaison. Learn more.

Please donate your extra books to the Book Sale!
Are your shelves overflowing with books you no longer need? Please donate your gently used books and
audiobooks to the Waynflete Friends of the Library Book Sale which takes place during Spring Fling! All age levels of books are welcome and proceeds benefit our libraries. Books can be dropped off Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17 in the Klingenstein Library. 

Spring Fling is May 18!
Let’s all look past the rain and towards a favorite part of spring—Spring Fling! Join us for this family-friendly springtime carnival. 

We are excited to introduce the NEW Spring Fling Challenge, an obstacle course on the lower field designed for Grades 2-8.

VolunteerWe need parent volunteers to help to make this day a success. We will be asking parents to sign up for one of two shifts. You can still enjoy the day with your family and friends while helping our community. Volunteer with another parent! Please click here to sign up for a shift.

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 Reading Time at Print: A Bookstore
On Sunday, April 28 from 1:00–3:00 p.m., let award-winning author Mary Morton Cowan introduce your children to one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: laying the transatlantic telegraph cable. Come work with circuits to create a telegraph device and explore the size and scale of this historic project with maps and math. This event is open to all students ages 7-11 (from any school) and will be held at Print: A Bookstore located at 273 Congress Street in Portland.

Interested families should contact Fiona Haslett at or 207.274.5224

Grandparents and Friends Day Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m.
On Friday, May 3 (Grandparents & Friends Day), Lower School students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. There will be no 12:20 p.m. bus that day. Lower School student bus riders may be picked up at dismissal or are welcome to join Waynflete Afterschool for no fee in the afternoon. Friday bus students who join Afterschool will ride their regular afternoon bus home at 3:35 p.m. Please email Tessa Anable at by Tuesday, April 30 to reserve your child’s spot in Afterschool.

May 3 Grandparents & Friends Day Afterschool
On Friday, May 3, Lower School students may sign up to attend the Afterschool program from noon to 3:30 p.m. with extended day care until 6:00 p.m. There is no fee to join the activities from noon to 3:30 p.m. Regular Afterschool fees will apply from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Families may register Lower School students in EC through Grade 5 at, under Student Life/Afterschool.

Students already registered for the “Full-Time” Afterschool program will automatically be included and picked up by the Afterschool teachers at 12:10. Questions? Email

NEW DATE: May 6 for the Lower School Parent Coffee
Creating Windows and Mirrors for Children: Focus on Gender
Join Anne Hopkins 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. Monday, May 6 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. in the Klingenstein Library.

Middle School

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

Special Day on Monday, April 29
On Monday, April 29, we will suspend classes for the duration of the school day to allow for service work in the community for Grades 6-7 and to prepare for the upcoming eighth grade musical. Seventh and eighth graders will have sports as usual, and the school day will end at 3:20 p.m.

Waynflete Flyers Camp Program NEW for 2019!
Electronic Music Production, with Emmy award-winning musician “Kodomo,” July 1-5 (Grades 6-9 Teen Camp)

View more details and sign up on the summer camp website.

Upper School

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

Senior Exam Schedule Information
May 1–3 Senior Exam Schedule

Upper School Advising–Community Service Day
On Monday, April 29, we will suspend classes for the duration of the school day to allow for students to spend the day in their advising groups doing community service. Sports are on as usual.

Junior Parent College Evening on April 30
Paying for College and Navigating the Financial Aid Labyrinth
The College Counseling Team invites parents on Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00–8:30 p.m.  to attend the Junior College Night: Paying for College and Navigating the Financial Aid Labyrinth. Michael Bartini, Director of Student Financial Aid at Bowdoin College, will present a detailed overview of financing a college education, then lead a question-and-answer session. Although this evening is primarily for junior parents, it is open to sophomore and freshman parents too.

Please contact John Thurston or Emily Birchby with questions.

Girls' Leadership is running the Feminine Hygiene Drive again this year
Homeless women often have to choose between food and feminine hygiene supplies, as the latter 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.


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

Waynflete Flyers Camp Programs NEW for 2019!

  • Engineering Challenge STEAM Camp, July 1-5 (Grades 2-4) and July 15-19 (Grades 2-5)
  • Saltwater Classroom Out and About, July 15-19 (Grades 4-7) 
  • Robotics and Makers, additional weeks: July 8 to July 26 (Grades 3-7)

See more and sign up on the 
summer camp website.

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