Dear Parents and Guardians,

October is here!  In the coming weeks there are several opportunities I would like to highlight.

New Parent Coffee and PTO Meeting

On October 10, new parents and guardians are invited to coffee with Principal Toni Jolley at 9:00 in the library, followed by the PTO meeting at 9:30.  

Standards Based Report Cards Information Sessions

Please join Dr. Joan Dabrowski, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning along with members of the K-5 Standards-Based Report Card Steering Committee for:

An Introduction to the  Wellesley Public Schools K-5 Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC)

OPTION ONE:    Tuesday, October 15th, 6:15pm, WMS Library 

OPTION TWO:   Thursday, October 17th, 9:00am, Wellesley Community Center 

At this session, parents/guardians will learn about the SBRC development process, the SBRC features, and how it will be implemented during SY19-20. We hope you can join us! 

Where in the world is Tux the Penguin?

Tux the Bates mascot is hoping to travel the world.  On Wednesday, Tux visited during our all-school community meeting and asked the Bates students to help plan his travels.   Each student can take part in Tux’s adventures by filling out the form Where in the World is Tux the Penguin?  Each week a new country will be highlighted by sharing about the country during morning announcements.  Students will have the chance to guess where Tux and learn about the world.  Students can share about a country where they or a family member are from, a country they have visited or a country they are interested in.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in this learning experience by helping their child to complete the form at home.

Have a wonderful weekend and for those families celebrating Yom Kippur, I wish you an easy fast!

Warm regards,

Toni Jolley

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, October 9    No School – Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 10      New family coffee, 9:00; PTO meeting 9:30 in the library

Monday, October 14       No School – Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15       Picture Day​​​​​​​

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