I hope you each had a productive week as we marched into May! On Tuesday, we hosted the Massachusetts State Board of Education for their May meeting. By tradition, the Board has one of its final meetings of the year in the home district of the student representative. This year, that representative was WHS Senior Ela Gardiner, who was appropriately honored for her work to bring the voice of students across the Commonwealth to the Board’s proceedings. Another great example of our students becoming actively engaged in the world around them.

On Thursday night, we kicked off a wonderful month of music with the first of many spring concerts. The choral concert at WHS was a terrific showcase of our students’ talents under the expert direction of Dr. Kevin McDonald with help from our extraordinary accompanist, Chad Weirick. A terrific surprise was the inclusion of Fiske Music teacher and accomplished Oboe player, Julie Verret. So much talent in one evening! Please check out the Performing Arts web page for a listing of the other concerts coming up this month.

Thanks for all that you do to support our students and I hope you each have a great weekend!

Best, David


May 7 – School Committee Meeting

May 20 – Family STEAM Night

May 20 – School Committee Meeting

May 21 – School Committee Meeting

May 27 – Memorial Day (Schools and Offices closed)

May 28 – School Committee Meeting

Youth Mental Health Workshop Series

Parents & caregivers are invited to take part in the workshop series, “Building Resilience: Supporting Youth Mental Health,” held at the Wellesley Free Library’s Wakelin Room on May 8 and May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The series is sponsored by Thrive Wellesley and will feature guest speakers from Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s The Resilience Project. It is designed to help families – parents, guardians & caregivers – gain a better understanding of the skills, community support, and resources for developing positive mental health and connections within their families. Join for either or both sessions. Full details here.

  • May 8 – The Continuum of Care from Prevention to Treatment
  • May 22 – Building Resilience in Kids and Ourselves

Register now through the WFL website: Thrive Wellesley is an Initiative of the Kiwanis Club of Wellesley, in partnership with the Wellesley Youth Commision and Wellesley Health Department, and funded by the Community Fund for Wellesley.

WPS Family STEAM Night

On Monday evening, May 20, 2024, WPS will host a Family STEAM evening for our PreK-12 families. We will have STEAM activities including coding, programming robots, science and math games, working with circuits and more. Additionally, Amon Millner, Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation at Olin College of Engineering will be our featured speaker. He will talk about a variety of technology and engineering topics including ways children can incorporate computing and programming into the way they play, learn and prepare for ways to help their community. Please join us for an evening immersed in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Please click on this flyer to learn more.

403(B)/457 Fund Contribution Limits

The limit for 403(b) and 457 contributions for calendar year 2024 will be $23,000.  Employees who are 50 years of age and older may chose to have an additional $7,500 in catch-up contributions, if eligible, bringing the limit to $30,500.  Changes to your contribution amounts must be made through Voya (457) or OMNI & TSACG for 403(b).  Contact information for the two programs are:

VOYA:  Bruce Coughlin PH: 781-237-3776 or at

Additional information is available at:

OMNI & TSACG:  PH: 877-544-OMNI

Additional Information is available at:

Please use this link for information about SECURE Act 2.0.  If you have additional questions about these provisions, please reach out to OMNI/TSACG directly.  

If you have questions about payroll deductions, please contact Donna Kalinowski at ext. 5613.

Human Relation Services

The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help.  Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members.  This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension.  It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and  improve coping skills.  

HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service. 

Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department? 

Email  The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.  

WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website

For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. How to Apply for WPS Internal Job Postings as a New Internal Applicant

Superintendent’s Bulletin 5/3/24
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