WHALEY WEEKLY: May 10, 2023

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Opening Remarks

It is Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to the students who showed up over the weekend to chalk the walk. Let’s continue to shower the teachers and staff with gratitude this week - Student’s Choice!


Notable Mentions

Volunteers Needed: We Can’t Make Carnival Happen without You on June 10

Carnival is back for more bouncy houses, face painting, music, cotton candy, food trucks and fun this year on Saturday, June 10 from 11 am - 3 pm. Volunteer slots are now open and if you sign up, you’ll get a limited edition carnival t-shirt. Sign up here


Introducing School Supply Kits for 2023-24 School Year! 

Save time and money and get ahead of the August rush by purchasing your student’s fall school supplies NOW. The PTO worked with Wellington teachers to create grade-specific teacher-requested brand name supply lists. The supply kits have everything your student will need for next fall at a cost savings of around 30% versus retail prices and will be shipped directly to your child’s classroom before the first day of school. So you can save time AND money! Order now with our School ID of WEL103 at https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

ASE Running Club

Mary Ellen Birenbaum and Jessica Glynn, our Spring Running Club coaches, challenged and encouraged the club to a 2K race at the AAPI Run on Sunday, May 7th. Wellington students exceeded all expectations. Congratulations runners! You should be really proud of yourselves!



Moozy’s Day - Wellington 4GSO Fundraiser May 24th!

Head over to Moozy’s on Wednesday, May 24th after early release at 11:40am. Moozy’s will donate 20% of all proceeds to Wellington’s Fourth Grade Send-Off (4GSO) celebration!

  • If it’s your first time visiting Moozys and you're coming for ice cream, you'll have "self-serve soft serve" and full-service from behind the counter options. 
  • If you’re planning to have lunch as well, their grill is “made to order” and we recommend placing your order upon arrival - if Wellington (and other BPS students) brings a crowd, expect to extend your wait time as they prepare their yummy meals. 
  • They have inside seating and a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy with your classmates!


Introducing the Wellington Traffic & Student Safety Team!  Help us keep our students safe and monitor the bus driveway as this is a “no drop-off” area.

  • We are aiming to find one volunteer each morning from 8:20am-8:55am. Volunteers must sign-in at the main office and obtain a safety vest. You can sign-up here!
  • Also, please remember to be considerate when parking around Wellington and do not block the crosswalks or the driveways of our neighbors. There is no active pick up. Please do not pull into the parking lot or driveway at dismissal to retrieve your child.
  • Thank you to Erika Wolf for leading this team and our efforts towards student safety.


Important Dates:

May 2023

  • May 11-12:    Kindergarten Intake Days
  • May 22:         PTO End of Year Meeting @ 7pm. All are welcome! Join us for a Year-in-Review presentation! Here is the Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/upw-fjmo-nym
  • May 24:         Early Release Day @ 11:40am - No lunch is served; Join us for Moozy’s Day Wellington 4GSO Fundraiser 
  • May 26:         ASE Ends
  • May 29:         Memorial Day - No School

June 2023

  • Jun 2:            Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
  • Jun 10:          Carnival 11am - 3pm
  • Jun 15:          Last Day of School (11:40 am early dismissal) + Fourth Grade Send Off (4GSO)


Thank You To...

Isabela Orlacchio-Garcia and Caroline Beasley, our Multicultural Night co-chairs and Jas Kaur our VP of Community Events for organizing a wonderful evening celebrating cultural diversity with food, activities and an incredible steel drum performance!


DEI Corner

ISB Open Mosque Day - May 13

Meet your Muslim neighbors at Open Mosque Day hosted by Islamic Center of Boston Wayland on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Learn about the Islamic Center and the Muslim community: informative displays, short lectures with Q&A, and refreshments! Groups, individuals, families, students, teachers - all are welcome! openhouse@icbwayland.org / www.icbwayland.org



Open Positions

Recruiting for 2023-24 School Year - Open PTO Board & Coordinator Roles:

We invite the Wellington community to look ahead to next year’s volunteer opportunities with the PTO! Open Coordinator roles and descriptions can be viewed here. Some roles have one person committed, and we’re looking for more to complete the team. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Co-President, Lindsay Kalmakis at wellingtonptopresidents@gmail.com 

  • ASE: Have your children enjoyed the ASE offerings this year? Interested in teaching a one hour class next school year? We can’t offer this popular program without instructors. Parents / Guardians have taught classes in running, meditation, languages, and LEGO just to name a few! Have an idea? We’d love to hear from you! ase.wellington@gmail.com


The CUE Corner (Chenery Upper Elementary)

ATTENTION 4th Grade Families / Rising 5th Graders - We need your help! 

  • The Chenery PTO is reorganizing due to the district reconfiguration.  The Chenery PTO is seeking individuals to fill positions for the Middle School PTO and Chenery Upper Elementary PTO.  Please fill out this form if you are interested in serving either organization.  
  • Chenery After School Clubs

Do you think it's important for Chenery students to find their PASSION and make FRIENDS?  We are looking for volunteers to help run the Chenery PTO after school clubs in 2023-24. (Sadly, our current volunteers will be moving on to the High School.)

This year alone close to 300 students signed up to join in on the fun. We ran popular clubs like Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Japanese for Fun, and more!  Without your help, the PTO clubs will not run!

Whatever your skills, please volunteer! The tasks are easy and don't require a lot of your time:

  1. Help Organize (respond to emails, set schedules, coordinate logistics)
  2. Plan Clubs to Offer (Recruit Instructors, Organize clubs for webmaster)
  3. Promote clubs to parents (Draft/Edit emails, Coordinate web updates)
  4. Manage the Finances (Process scholarships, organize instructor payroll)

For more information, please contact us at CheneryPTOClubs@gmail.com.


Audrey Miller & Lindsay Kalmakis
Wellington PTO Co-Presidents



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