Grandparents Day 2019!

The Waynflete Weekly is your primary information source for school-wide activities, division information, arts, athletics, and more. Check the calendar and sports hotline (774-7863, ext. 1100) for updates and weather-related news.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar
2019-2020 Academic Calendar

2018-2019 School Handbook
The Waynflete Wire

All School

The 2019-2020 Academic Calendar has been updated. Please click here to view the revisions and additions.

Spring Fling is in two days!
Join us this Saturday, May 18 for this family-friendly springtime carnival with games and rides, a used book sale, a barbecue lunch, burritos, ice cream, prizes, a raffle, live music, and more! The day will run from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online in advance so you can skip the lines.

Introducing the NEW Spring Fling Challenge, an obstacle course on the lower field designed for grades 2-8. From 10:00–11:00 a.m., students are invited to participate in groups of up to 10. Don’t miss this new addition to Spring Fling— click here to reserve your spot! (And don’t worry, the obstacle course for EC-grade 1 still remains!)

Spectacular Spring Fling Gear Store Sale!
Lots of great values can be found on Saturday, May 18 at the Gear Store during Spring Fling with 50% off select items!

The Gear Store will also be open Mondays May 20 and June 3 from 2:45–3:45 p.m. Come by the Gear Store to get the best of Waynflete t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, umbrellas, stadium seats, and lots more!

June 30 is approaching!
The Waynflete Fund is our annual fundraising priority that helps create incredible opportunities for our students every day. We ask our entire community to come together in support of our school each year, and we are sincerely grateful to everyone who has already donated. Please consider a gift today and help us reach our goal of $700,000 by June 30!

Give Now

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. Please drop off books by tomorrow, May 17 in the Klingenstein Library.

Upper School Studio Art Show Ends Next Week
The 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.

Health Form Reminder 
It is time to update your child's information in Magnus, our healthcare portal. Parents should have recently received an email with details about how to log in and what is required. Click here for detailed instructions. Please note: students may not participate in any Waynflete activities including attending class, physical education, athletics, preseason practices, LEAP Week (for Middle School students), or Outdoor Experience (for Upper School students) until all required forms are completed and submitted to the school. 

Questions? Contact Health Coordinator Abby Lord ( Thank you for your prompt response.

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.

Parents Association

PMA Event for Parents
By special invitation, Waynflete parents are invited to the Portland Museum of Art’s Director’s Circle and Contemporaries Council Evening Preview and Reception for In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969. Join fellow parents and PMA members on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Registration is required. RSVP to Ashleigh Hill at (207) 494-5346 or Please mention you are joining as a Waynflete parent.

Parent Volunteer Needed for Gear Store
We are planning 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 about the position here.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email 
Zac McBee.

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)

Last-Day-of-School Lower School Family Picnic on June 5
Lower School families are invited to attend a picnic on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 5, at the East End Playground and Park. We will begin as soon as people arrive after dismissal (around 12:30 p.m.). Contact your Class Parent if you have any questions.

Please remember to check the lost and found
The Lower School lost and found is located in the LS Lobby. There is also a bin in the gym and in Sills Hall. Any remaining items at the end of the school year will be dropped off at Goodwill.

Middle School

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

The Eighth Grade Performs Robin Hood on May 22
Join us on Wednesday, May 22 (7:00 p.m.) and Thursday, May 23 (2:00 and 7:00 p.m. ) for the eighth-grade performance of the musical Robin Hood in Franklin Theater. 

Eighth grade parent volunteers are needed for the eighth grade musical
Please read the email from class parents Patty Howells and Alison McCormack and sign up!

Upper School

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

Spring Letters from Lowell
Please read the following letters from Upper School Director Lowell Libby regarding important end-of-school-year events.

Performing Arts Banquet May 20
Upper School students in performing arts classes, ensembles, stage crew, and drama productions and their parents are cordially invited to the annual Upper School Performing Arts Banquet: a Celebration of Our Year in the Performing Arts and a Tribute to the Class of 2019 on Monday, May 20 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Arts Center and Franklin Theater.

Please use this link to

Prom is June 1
Upper School students —mark your calendars! Prom is coming up on June 1 at the Falmouth Country Club. All classes are invited to this magical evening! Click here for details. 


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 heavy 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 respect
ing our neighbors by not blocking driveways.


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

Enrichment Music Recital Tonight
Family and friends are invited to attend the recital for Enrichment Music students on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater. Come see and cheer on students who take music and voice lessons from our Waynflete music instructors (practicing musicians from our local community)!

Spring Enrichment Workshops end this month
Final dates for enrichment workshops:

  • Monday Robotics Team: last class is May 20
  • Wednesday Indoor Tennis: last class was May 8
  • Wednesday Exuberant Play: last class is May 22
  • Thursday Red Cross Swim Lessons: last class is May 23
  • Thursday Imagination Stage: last class is May 23
  • Thursday D&D Club (MS): last class is May 30

All dance classes
with Susan end next week, the week of May 13.

Sign Up for Flyers Camp!
Waynflete Flyers Camp
 still has spots available in some weekly sessions: EC Flyers, K-1 Camp, Wombats sports camps, Saltwater Adventures, Summertime Arts, sewing, robotics and STEAM, and All Out Teen travel camps, including Local Eats, Traveling D&D, Coastal Sketchbook, Fashion/Textile Design, and Electronic Music Production with Kodomo. See you this summer!

Full Fun Days on June 6 and 7
The Afterschool program will have “Full Fun Days” on June 6 and 7, after school gets out on Wednesday, June 5. Students in EC to Grade 5 may sign up online.

Find out what's happening in the Afterschool BLOG!
Each of the Afterschool divisions now posts a weekly internal blog on Veracross (non-public). The Hive, Owls, and Sandpipers teachers provide a weekly glimpse into each program’s student activities. 

Parents are always welcome to contact Afterschool teachers directly by email, available through your parent portal.

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