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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland Dads to run Town Meeting Movie Nights

This year’s Wayland Town Meeting is filled with important articles related to families who have school-aged kids.  Wayland Dads wants to make it easy for both parents to attend Town Meeting with onsite childcare/movie nights.  They have lined up the Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams, the Track Teams and Tennis teams to chaperone the movie nights.  Suggested donation is $10/child per night.  All proceeds go to these varsity teams.

Movies will be shown in the Lecture Hall located on the second floor of the South Building at WHS.  Age recommendation: can you kids sit through a movie??  If so, they are welcome at this fun kids night out activity.

Parents, you don’t have an excuse not to attend!    Event flyer online here: 2018 Town Meeting Childcare flyer

Monday, April 2:

  • 7pm: Toy Story #1
  • 9pm: Toy Story #2

Tuesday, April 3:

  • 7pm:  Shrek #1
  • 9pm: Shrek #2

Thursday, April 5

  • 7pm: Despicable Me
  • 9pm: Despicable Me #2

Class of 2019 Fundraisers for Prom

The Wayland Class of 2019 Executive Board is raising money for Prom! For the next 2 weeks, Wayland High School students will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer’s delicious cookie dough. The Executive Board is also running a Chipotle Fundraiser on March, 28th! Please share a meal with your family at Chipotle in Shopper’s World (1 Worcester Rd Set 5, Framingham, MA 01701) on March 28, 4-8pm. Make sure to mention that you’re with the Wayland High School Class of 2019 E-Board! We hope you will support the Class of 2019.

First Parish in Wayland sponsoring free buses to “March for Our Lives” rally, March 24

First Parish In Wayland is sponsoring free buses to the “March For Our Lives” Boston rally against gun violence and school shootings on March 24.

Please sign-up here for a seat on the bus to Boston. Please be at First Parish in Wayland by 11am. We will meet to leave Boston at 3pm with the intention of returning to Wayland by 4pm.

All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult and submit a waiver with parental permission. The form is available online here:  Please print and bring with you.

For any questions, please contact Rev. Stephanie May at

Date: 03/24/2018 (Sat.)Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm EDTLocation: First Parish in Wayland, 225 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA

Event flyer online here


Kindergarten Registration Information has been mailed

Wayland families with children eligible for Kindergarten in September 2018 have been mailed a kindergarten registration packet. We have scheduled some informational meetings for parents to provide details about kindergarten options, which include a Spanish Immersion program, Traditional (half day) kindergarten, a fee-based Full Day program, which extends the day to 3:15 PM (Wednesdays, 2:05 PM), and BASE Explorers, an afternoon program with flexible scheduling.

Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Program
Claypit Hill Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 28th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Kindergarten Choices
and BASE Informational Meeting
Happy Hollow Gymnasium
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Online registration is from Tuesday, April 24th at 9:30 AM through Thursday, April 26th. The registration will be on the Wayland Public Schools kindergarten website
Please contact Gretchen Lutz at 508-358-6818 or with any questions or if you have not received a packet.

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause, March 24 at Sandy Burr

Wayland City Limits – Concert for a Cause
Saturday, March 24th, 8-11PM, Sandy Burr Country Club Lounge.

Wayland has a vibrant musical community, and a group of local musicians have come together to host a benefit concert for Wayland Community Fund. You’ll hear rock, blues, R&B, roots, and want to dance your shoes off! Each of the rotating bands hitting the stage has been performing for years in the area and you can be assured a great time with friends, with some terrific music! And all for a great cause.

The Wayland Community Fund provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents. 100% of all donations go to helping Wayland residents. $10 at the door.

With performances featuring: Peter Lavenson, John McGah, Steve Robb, Bob Salitsky, Hartley Waggener, Tim Eskey, Brent Clark, Leslie Moloney, joe Oneschuck, Peter Tomasello, Jim Medvedeff, Bob Cramer, Dave D’Orlando, Chris Reynolds, and others!

Support Late Night 2018 to keep our students safe after prom

Each year, Wayland High School parents and community businesses come together to create a fun, safe, alcohol and drug-free chaperoned party for the Junior Prom attendees. “Late Night,” as it’s known, is a 20+ year Wayland AFTER-prom tradition, and is entirely funded by tax-deductible contributions from our community. Late Night 2018 will be held immediately following the Junior Prom on Saturday, May 12th.

Donations from families, individuals, local businesses, and organizations are needed now to plan and secure entertainment, activities, food, and favors. Please consider making a donation to this important annual event. Donations can be made online at or by mailing a check made out to Wayland PTO, c/o Michelle Vanslette, Treasurer, 14 Hidden Springs Lane, Wayland, MA 01778.

Please help to keep Wayland’s kids safe on Prom Night.

Thank you to the many families who have already donated and to the following businesses and organizations that have partnered with Late Night 2018 by providing generous donations:

Roche Bros. / Sudbury Farms
The Village Bank
Wayland Police Association
Wayland Power Equipment
Baldwin Insurance Agency
Charles River Insurance Brokerage
Chisolm Insurance
Dudley Chateau
Eileen Balicki, Realtor
Good Shepherd Parish
Home Helpers
LaBelle Roofing
Leonard Carapezza
Lynch Landscaping
Noxon Orthodontics
Pearl Vision Assoc., Inc.
Scotland Painting
Simply Done
Senior Paperwork Solutions, Inc.
Sheps Mobil
Sudbury Farms
The Robbs Photography
Village Bank
Wayland Animal Clinic
Wayland Dental
Wayland Pediatrics
Wayland Travel

Wayland Girl Scouts help to kick off the 14th Annual “Belle of the Ball” Prom Gown Drive for High School Girls in Need!

Wayland HS Girl Scouts will be collecting trendy gowns from the community for “Belle of the Ball” from February 26 through March 26, 2018. Do you have one collecting dust in your closet? Belle of the Ball and Anton’s Cleaners will clean and distribute prom dresses and provide related accessories at no charge to high school junior and senior girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend their school’s prom.

Simply drop off your gently worn prom dresses at collection boxes located in The Commons at the Wayland High School and in the lobby of the Wayland Public Safety Building between February 26 – March 26. Dress/gown donations are also welcome at Anton’s Cleaners, Jordan’s Furniture, and Enterprise Bank from now until April 1, 2018. Please visit for more information about donations and ways you can make a positive difference in the lives of these young ladies!