10/09/17 – Columbus Day – No School
10/10/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
10/16/17 – Lane Change 101 – 2:45 pm – Supt. Conf Room
10/18/17 – Lane Change 101 – 2:45 pm – Supt. Conf Room
10/24/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
10/30/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
11/10/17 – Veterans’ Day – No School

Condolences to ​​​​​​​Brian Corey (WHS Art Teacher) on the loss of his father in law, Jim Libby, on September 25, 2017.

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

Join us for a Lane Change 101 Session:

  • Monday, October 16th at 2:45 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18th at 3:15 pm

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.

More Lane Change News: Letters of Intent to Change Lanes Next School Year Are Due by November 1st

All professional staff who expect to receive a Master’s degree, M+30, or M+60/Doctorate at the beginning of the next school year 2018-19, must send formal notification of intent (email is fine) to change salary lanes to Addie Doherty dohertya, no later than November 1, 2017. The notification should include: current lane, proposed lane, and the school year (2018-19) in which you hope to change lanes. This early notification deadline is required so that provisions for anticipated salary lane changes can be included within the new fiscal year budget. Please note: The list does not carry forward. You must provide written notice each year until you have achieved the desired lane change.

Friends of Wellesley METCO Presents a Day at Franklin Park Zoo

Come one! Come all!

All Wellesley Public School students, teachers, staff and family members are invited to visit the Franklin Park Zoo on Sunday, October 15 from 1-4pm. Come tour the zoo and enjoy refreshments & entertainment at our private hospitality tent. There will be activities, raffle prizes and fun for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Wellesley METCO, this fall social event is a great chance to connect with Wellesley METCO students and their families while enjoying a Sunday afternoon at the zoo.

Admission is just $5.00/person when tickets are reserved by October 9. Tickets purchased day-of will be regular price. For details and to purchase these heavily discounted tickets, visit FriendsofWellesleyMETCO. ​​​​

Beyond the Bubble Text Flyer

The Education Department Presents
The Diane Silvers Ravitch Class of ’60 Lecture
Beyond the Bubble Test, Reforming How We Evaluate Learning and Teaching

Linda Darling-Hammond

Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium

Generously supported by the Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Fund for Public Education and Wellesley College Education Department. Free and open to the public. For disability access disabilityservices@wellesley.edu.


Wellesley Spelling Bee Logo28TH Annual Wellesley Spelling Bee
Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM

The Wellesley Education Foundation is buzzing away preparing for the Spelling Bee — which is an old school community spelling bee which brings the whole town together for an evening of fun and fundraising. Over 50 teams participate in the Bee and represent local businesses, law firms, alumni groups, community organizations, and school PTOs, as well as student teams from Wellesley High School and Wellesley Middle School.

On Thursday, November 2nd, 7pm at the Sprague School Gym our community adult spelling contest and fundraising event is back for the 28th time! This high spirited community event is right around the corner! How to catch the buzz:

  • Support the Bee — CLICK HERE to make a donation or sponsor a high school, middle school or community team. Many levels are available for sponsorship from $125 to $2500. The Bee is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Any amount is appreciated.
  • Bee a Team — CLICK HERE to register a team of three spellers for $500. Who knows whom you may be spelling against that night? Last year 55 teams participated in the Bee! Deadline for registering a team is October 19.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Message from the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) – Grant Applications  ​​​​​​​

Welcome Back WPS Educators!
WEF announces a change to the grant application process.  We have moved to ONE GRANT CYCLE for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 – DEADLINE for WEF Grant Applications

EARLY APRIL – Notifications for Grant Decisions

We thank you for your inspiring and innovative applications and look forward to funding many grants this coming year.  If you have any questions, please contact us at: grants@wellesleyeducationfoundation.org

​​​​​​​Yolanda Tong and Judy Zimmerman
WEF Grants Co Chairs

Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office.  Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd@wellesleyma.gov or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 09/29/2017
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