WHALEY WEEKLY: May 24, 2023

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Opening Remarks

Today is an early release day. Dismissal is at 11:40am and no lunch is served. Meet us at Moozy’s for lunch and ice cream to support the 4GSO!


Notable Mentions

Spirit Wear is Shipping Soon! 

If you ordered Spring Spirit Wear you will be receiving your order in the next week or two! Orders were processed when the store closed on April 30 and will be delivered within 3.5-4.5 weeks of that date. Any questions or just want someone to tell you that you have great taste? Reach out to Lucy Seche at lucyseche@gmail.com.


Final Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, June 2nd 8:00-8:30am (item drop-off) 10:30am (serving start time)

The PTO would like to show the Wellington teachers and staff our gratitude and celebrate the end of the school year with a summer theme luncheon. Please bring items to the teachers room before school (8:00-8:30am) or closer to serving time (10:30am) if better for your dish. It is not necessary for your contributions to be home made, and if you bring a serving dish that you would like returned, please label and pick it up at the end of the school day. The PTO receives many words and notes of thanks as these quarterly events are a highlight of the school year. We typically serve around 100 teachers and staff, so your support is greatly appreciated!


Volunteer at Field Day!

Field Day will be taking place this year on Friday June 2nd with a rain date of Monday June 5th and we are in need of volunteers to help our events run smoothly! We will need lots of volunteers this year since we are expanding Field Day to include all classes K-4. Sign-up here:
Link to volunteer for K-2 Field Day
Link to volunteer for 3-4 Field Day


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/

Wellington Carnival is June 10: Raffle Prizes Announced

Spring carnival is our biggest event of the year, held rain or shine on Saturday, June 10 from 11 am - 3 pm on the blue playground. We have over 25 raffle prizes across a variety of local vendors. Raffle tickets will be sent home next week - you don’t need to be at the carnival to win! Last call for volunteers: Sign up here! CORI forms due by May 26. 

Spirited Gourmet
Curate Gift and Home
Growing Up
Ovenbird Cafe
Paradise Flowers
Lavender Wellness & Massage

Shine on Salon
A Chocolate Dream
Dog Village
Linda’s Donuts
Basement Barre
2 Red Sox Tickets for 7/4



The 3rd graders visited the Boston Tea Party Museum last Friday.


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 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


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


Thank You To...

Our 4GSO coordinators Carol Berberian and Kristina Cardello for their incredible work and devotion to planning our 4GSO celebration for our 4th graders and our Moozy’s fundraiser! We look forward to the event held on the last day of school.


DEI Corner

The Month of May is a time to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural heritage, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), Haitian Heritage, Indian Heritage  and  Jewish American Heritage to the United States. May also kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts as well as helps determine how one handles stress, relates to others, and makes healthy choices.

AAPI Heritage Festival - Celebrate AAPI Diversity and Inclusivity
Saturday, May 20 · 10:30am - 3pm EDT
Boston Common 139 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02111

Neurodiversity / Autism Awareness Workshop
Wednesday, May 24 · 2 - 4pm EDT
Snell Library Room 111 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

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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