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Non-Profit Spotlight:
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 Late Night 2019 seeks support

Wayland High School Late Night 2019
Help support a safe, fun night for our students!

Saturday, May 18 will be an exciting day for Wayland High School students – it is the evening of the Junior Prom. For the 21st year, Wayland High School parents and the local business community will come together to fund and support “Late Night,” a fun, supervised event for our Prom-goers and their guests immediately following the Prom. Late Night is a free, after-Prom celebration organized and chaperoned by our High School parents, designed to provide a safe and substance-free environment where classmates can be together and celebrate on Prom Night.

Late Night is 100% funded by our Wayland parents and the local business community. We keep this event FREE for the kids to make their attendance as easy as possible. All Juniors and their guests are encouraged to participate in this event, whether they attend the prom or not, so we need your financial support. Donations are needed to plan and secure the entertainment, food and activities that will ensure a fun and successful event. The cost to cover all of the event expenses is estimated to be $85 per person. Please help us make Late Night 2019 a memorable event by making as generous a donation as possible.

Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to the Wayland PTO and mailed to: LATE NIGHT 2019, c/o Elizabeth Shine, 29 Training Field Road, Wayland, MA 01778. Please provide your name, phone number, and email. Or you can go online and donations can be made at The Wayland PTO is a non-profit organization, Fed ID# 20-0141838.

Please contact Lana Murphy or Sandy O’Driscoll at if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Let this be the ONLY Party in Town!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program: “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”, January 25

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program: “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”
Wayland Middle School
Friday, January 25, 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm, Program starts at 7:30 pm

The Boston Parent Council presents the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and Program. All are invited to attend and participate.

Menu: Caribbean meal with choice of jerk or fried chicken, rice and peas, mac and cheese, steamed vegetables, salad, beverage, and dessert. Adults $15, Vegetarian $12, Kids $7, Program Only $5.

Volunteer sign-up:

All proceeds will benefit the Boston Parent Council to support the Wayland Metco Program. Sponsored by the Boston Parent Council with support from Wayland PTO.

Wayland Elementary Schools’ PTO is looking for local talents, experiences and donations for the 2019 Backpack Auction

The Wayland Elementary Schools’ PTO is gearing up for the 2019 Backpack Auction. The Backpack Auction is the second part of the elementary PTO’s annual fundraising campaign in which the proceeds are divided between Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker School. The auction is a chance for the Wayland teachers, staff and community to raise money for the elementary schools by donating items or their time for families to bid on. This silent-style auction includes items such as kids classes and lessons, camps, passes to local venues, tickets to sporting events, gift cards and special events with your favorite teachers. The Backpack Auction will take place in March 2019.
In order to make the event a success, we need you! You can share a hobby (knitting lessons, sports lessons, photography, baking lessons, etc.), your services (author, musician, athlete, artist, event planner, etc.), a donation from a Wayland business, event tickets, or even time in a vacation home.
Please email with questions or donations by February 1, 2019.
2019 Backpack Auction Team
Jessica Greher Traue, Claypit Hill
Danielle Agyeman, Happy Hollow
Chabeli Nadal, Loker

Thank you from the Pajama Project

A heartfelt thank you for all of the pajama donations to Project Pajama!

This year, we collected 350 pairs of pajamas for the elementary school children in Lowell. It was our largest year yet! We were truly thrilled and touched by this effort, and thanks to you, there are many warm, happy children wearing brand-new pajamas. One of the students said: “It was the best day of her life ever!”

Happy New Year, and we look forward to your support in 2019.

Kim & Giselle

The Wayland Depot Thanks Supporters

The Wayland Depot wishes to thank the many shoppers whose purchases during the fall season support local artists and Wayland charitable organizations.  The Depot is closed in January and February, but will reopen on March 5th with a fresh selection of unique gifts for all those spring special occasions.   One Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA  01778

Looking For a Way to Acknowledge a Special Teacher or Staff Member? HATS Off is the Answer!

Deadline Friday, December 14

Making a donation to the Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) is a perfect way to say “Thank You” to a special teacher or staff member this holiday season. For more than 30 years, WPSF has supported teachers by funding classroom innovations and creative units of study that are not covered by the school budget. Every donation to the HATS Off campaign helps to ensure the continued availability of these valuable resources for our teachers and staff. It is a great way to show your appreciation this time of year!

When you make a donation to HATS Off, each teacher or staff member you designate will receive a personalized HATS Off certificate that will include your very own message of thanks. The amount donated will not be disclosed. Visit the WPSF website here to donate. Donations are tax deductible and may qualify for matching gifts at participating companies.

Questions? Email Melissa Davis-Bell ( or Trystan O’Leary (

Announcing Mini-grant Funding for Projects in Effective Teen Relationships & Violence Prevention, the Arts, and Community Service

Following the success of past years, The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund is offering an exciting program to fund small projects in three areas: Effective Teen Relationships & Violence Prevention, the Arts, and Community Service.

In Lauren’s spirit and memory, small grants are now available for individuals and groups with dynamic project ideas in any of the above areas. Keep On Sparkling!

Interested parties are invited to complete an online application by January 31, 2019. New applicants encouraged! Please visit