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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 High School Movie Festival, May 17

Please join us for the 9th Annual WHS Movie Festival on Friday May 17th at 6pm.  Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, $1 for WHS Seniors. Free for movie festival judges

Hosted by Brian Carmichael

6:00 PM: Red Carpet Entrance

6:10 PM: Movie Festival Special Announcements

6:20 PM: Movie Screenings

7:55 PM: Intermission

8:15 PM: Awards Ceremony

If you’d like to watch any of the movies made in previous years, you can see them at To see movies that have won international awards, visit

This year, the Honors Script to Screen class produced three films, all directed by female directors; Amelia Brodney, Elizabeth Francis, and Erin Hines. This is the first time that all of the movies produced in class have been directed by female students! The other two films produced by Mae Zhang, and Jack Gaddis and Tucker Jones were done through independent studies.

Intermission will have free pizza and chicken fingers. The chicken fingers were generously donated by The Villa. We are once again grateful for their support of the movie festival!

We hope you’re able to join us, all of the students have worked hard all school year and are excited to show you their work!

Wayland Father-Daughter Dance, June 8

Wayland Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, June 8, 3:30-5pm in the Claypit Elementary School Gym

Put on your party clothes and get ready to boogie! Join fellow Wayland families for the first annual Father-Daughter Dance hosted by the Wayland Children and Parents Association. The evening will be filled with music, dancing, and crafts. Don’t miss this adorable event!

Open to girls ages 3-6 (or preschool through 1st grade) and their dads, or grandfathers or uncles. Snacks & refreshments will be served.

Wayland photographer Karen Kelly to capture the event!
Sponsored by the Goddard School of Wayland & Weston.

Admission is $15 per family (dad & daughters)

The 7th Annual Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive is on Saturday June 8

The 7th Annual Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive is on Saturday June 8 at Wayland High School, 8am-3pm. Team Eric, spearheaded by Mimi Licht, has again arranged for two Blood Mobiles from Dana Farber & Boston Children’s Hospital to arrive early that morning at Wayland High.

Sign up for a specific time to donate blood at:

Plan to Give the Gift of Life! Each pint of blood donated can help up to 3 patients in need. Thank You for donating blood in the past. Your willingness to roll up your sleeve and donate blood has helped over 1,500 patients!

Eric often donated blood until he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and then he needed many blood products. Pay it Forward–Donate on June 8! Please help us spread the word by talking to your friends or forwarding this email. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday June 8.

Happy Mothers Day & Best wishes,
Don Chase & Nikki Fedele

Troop 1 Cochituate Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Warmer days are ahead of us and so is Memorial Day! A fun way to end a long weekend is with a delicious breakfast served by friendly faces. Please join us for the 12th annual Boy Scout Troop 1 pancake breakfast on Monday May 27th. The breakfast is before the town parade at St. Zepherin’s center. It’s the troop’s largest community building event and fundraiser of the year. Scouts and leaders will be serving up chocolate chip, blueberry and plain pancakes, sausages, fruit juice, coffee and cocoa. The doors open at 7:30am for the early birds and will end at 10am in time for the parade. The cost is a bargain at $7 per person, $5 for Seniors, $25 per family and Military are FREE! Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Boy Scout or look for our tables at Donelan’s and Dunkins/China Rose on weekends. Walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t miss out on a yummy breakfast with friends while supporting your local Troop 1!

Unearth Your Creativity Workshop, May 19

Are you interested in a fun-filled day of art-making? Last chance to register for our Unearth Your Creativity Workshop on May 19 at the beautiful @theWGallery in Wayland. No artistic background or experience is necessary. Re-discover and set free your creativity!!! To learn more, go to:

Cradles to Crayons Collect & Sort

Gather your new or gently used kids’ clothes, shoes, small toys, books and clean diapers for our Wayland Cradles to Crayons Collect and
Sort Event taking place at Loker School on Saturday June 1 from 9-11am.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Beginning May 13, drop off items at Loker School (storage bin outside the school), Claypit Hill School, The Children’s Way, and the library. You can also bring your donations to the event on June 1.
  • Volunteer to sort donations at the event. Please email Meghan at to sign up for a volunteer shift. We need all hands on deck to make this event a success so please register!

This is a family event so bring your kids to give them the hands-on experience of doing something to help others. All donations go directly to children age 0-12 living in low income, homeless or emergency situations in MA. Check here for more information about what Cradles to Crayons accepts.  Questions? Email Allison Kates at

Wayland Buzz Spotlight on State of the Schools (Part 2): IT and Cyber Security in the Schools

NEW! Program #113. May 12, 2019. This week we present the second of two State of the Schools programs, with Leisha Simon, Director of Technology and Accountability for the Wayland School Department. Today, we’ll look at the IT department at the Schools, student IT education, and the status of security for the more than 3,000 computers in the school network. In her role, Leisha works closely with the District Leadership Team to craft a vision and integrate technology-rich instructional methodologies, to support teaching and learning for Kindergarten through Grade 12. Responsibilities include supporting the network infrastructure, hardware and software resources needed for teaching and learning; overseeing District software for State Reporting and communication and collaboration; and managing information and instructional support for all staff and students.  Please join us starting Sunday, May 12th.

The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10am and 6pm on your public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37), and online on-demand anytime at