Gift Your Child
The Middle School PTO is very excited to announce that, for the first time, we will be joining the rest of the district with the Gift Your Child fundraising campaign – no cookie dough or gift wrap sales for our middle school students anymore! Please donate online here (payments are via PayPal and can be made using your credit card without a PayPal account) or by cash/check at Curriculum Night. The PTO relies on your donations to support all of our programs at Wayland Middle School, including our Cultural Enrichment performances, support of grade level activities (Walden Pond bike trip, Cape Cod Night, D.C. Night, 8th Grade Community Service Day, etc.), upkeep for the Green Team’s gardens, and to support and celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff.
What Does the Middle School PTO do with Your Donations?
In 2015-2016, the Middle School PTO awarded over $16,000 in grants to faculty and staff, including replacing the Wellness Department’s archery equipment and adding Sabaki ball equipment to their curriculum; purchasing new weather and plate tectonics table models for the science department; purchasing supplies for extra-curricular clubs including Anime Club, Rocket Club, Science Olympiad, Chinese Club, Chess Club and Rubik’s Club; piloted alternate seating options for classrooms including standing desks and Hokki stools; and purchased a new white board/projector screen for the orchestra and general auditorium use.
The PTO also supported many grade-level activities including the 6th Grade’s Walden Pond Bike Trip, Cape Cod Night for the 7th Grade, DC Night for the 8th Grade, the 8th Grade Community Service Day, and Cultural Enrichment performances by Chariots of the Sun Jeff Benoit (Greek Mythology), Odaiko of New England (World Languages) and Largemouth Bass (musical improv).
Green Team Textile Recycling
Wayland’s Green Team has partnered with Bay State Textiles to keep recyclable clothing, shoes and linens out of landfills. In any condition, 95% of textiles can be recycled or reused! Please consider bagging and dropping off all of your outgrown shoes, clothing and old linens in the Middle School’s dropbox, conveniently located by the softball field directly in the pick-up/drop-off line!
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