I must admit that I succumbed earlier in the year than normal and turned on the heat in the house this week. Fall has certainly arrived!

There are two events this weekend that I want to be sure to highlight. The first is the World of Wellesley Diversity Summit taking place tomorrow (10/1) at the Wellesley Community Center from 8:30AM to 1:30PM. Given how focused we are this year on expanding our understanding of and responsiveness to issues of race and diversity, I am looking forward to joining members of our community and staff to explore these issues tomorrow.

Additionally, tomorrow night Friends of Wellesley METCO is hosting a “Back to School Dinner and Dancing Social,” which is one of the many events this year being organized around the 50th Anniversary of Wellesley METCO.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for the important work you do each day for our students.

Best regards,



10/04/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
10/17/16 – Lane Change 101 – 2:45 pm – Supt. Conf Room – See details below
10/18/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
​​​​​​​10/26/16 – Lane Change 101 – 3:15 pm – Supt. Conf Room

Condolences to Sue Basta (PAWS Communication Specialist) on the loss of her father, William Kohick, on September 22, 2016.

DON’T FALL BEHIND – WEF Grant Applications are due Friday, October 14, 2016

Now accepting applications on-line at www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org

Quick Tips

  • Go to WEF’s website to read about our grant process and see examples of past grant awards
  • To apply, go to the menu tab – Grants and Login to Grant Applications
  • Complete all required fields on the application
  • Upload any additional info relevant to your grant request
  • Provide the name and email of the administrator(s) required to sign off on your application
  • Remember to click Submit

For over 25 years, the Wellesley Education Foundation has provided grants for educational projects and equipment at all grade levels. WEF works closely with WPS administrators. Criteria for funding grants include innovativeness, potential to affect a large number of students, and potential for replication by other teachers or classrooms. A new idea to try? Supplies that would enrich student learning? Not in the budget? Consider a request for WEF funding.

Questions or for more info, email Yolanda Tong or Judy Zimmerman at grants@wellesleyeducationfoundation.org


Working Toward a Lane Change and Have Questions About the Process?

Join us for Lane Change 101:

  • Monday, October 17th at 2:45pm or Wednesday, October 26th at 3:15pm
  • Superintendent’s Conference Room, lower level of the Middle School
  • Co-Hosted by Chelsea Bailow and Addie Doherty

This 30-minute information session will provide an overview of the steps you need to take to change lanes, as well as provide an orientation to WellesleyPD, the District’s professional development website.

Please click here to RSVP.

Please note that lane changes are applicable only to those members of WTA Unit A.

Celebrate Wellesley METCO and Connect!

You are invited! Friends of Wellesley METCO is sponsoring a back-to-school social event on Saturday night, October 1st. Please join us for an evening of socializing, food, music, and fun. It will be a great way to connect and kick off the celebrations of METCO’s 50 years in Wellesley. We hope to have a strong turnout of teachers and staff to meet and build relationships with Boston parents, especially.

Where: Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street, Dedham

When: Saturday, October 1st, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Tickets: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased via credit card or Paypal on the FWMI website (friendsofwellesleyMETCO.org) or by check to FWMI, P.O. Box 81163, Wellesley, 02481. For more information, email FriendsofWellesleyMETCO


WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website

Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.

Superintendent’s Bulletin 09/30/16
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