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A cluster of Daffodils growing at a house on Stonebridge Rd. 

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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Domestic Violence Roundtable Collects Valentine Donations for Families in Shelter

2018 Roundtable Valentines Day bags decorated by children at Sudbury Extended Day

Each February, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The Valentine Bags are decorated by the children from Sudbury Extended Day.

Members of our local communities are cordially invited to participate in this collection and to help fill the bags at the Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 3 PM at the Wayland Public Safety Building. This is a great opportunity for schools, scout groups, civic organizations, workplaces, families, friends, and neighbors to join the Roundtable in making lives brighter for families affected by domestic violence. Small gestures like the gift bags let families know they are supported in their decision to leave an abusive situation and brighten their day.

Some examples of needed items are gift cards for CVS, Target, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters some items would include full size bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for teens and children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars, stickers socks, and non-violent toys, to bath and hair products, books, diaries, movie passes, ITunes cards, and candy.

In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags for families in shelter and transitional housing.

If you are interested in contributing to the Valentine’s Day collection, please contact the Roundtable at . A collection basket will be available in the lobby of the Wayland Public Safety Building located at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland from February 5-12, 2019.


WPSF Annual Spelling Bee FORM YOUR SWARM!

Wayland High School, Sunday, March 24, 12-4:30pm. Students in grades 2 through 5 form teams of three. While all team members must be in the same grade, teams can be comprised of members from any Wayland school. Parents, please help your children find their three person team. Reach out to old and new friends to participate in this super fun event!  Regular Registration: February 4 – February 17 @ $30/child and Late Registration: February 18 – February 24 @ $40/child.   Fees support grants for the Wayland Public Schools! Register online here.  Please email if you have any questions.

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable Valentine’s Day Gift Collection

Each year the Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local shelters. These bags are then given to three local shelters. Some examples of items are gift cards for CVS, Target, Friendly’s, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters some items would include bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books and non-violent toys to bath and hair products, to books and diaries. In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags to the various shelters.

Suggested new items:

Adults and Teens: gift cards from CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, McDonald’s, AMC Theater, Target, and Walmart, iTunes cards, phone cards, chapsticks, chocolate, stationery, hair items, journals, paperback books, socks, small storage bins for their bedrooms, shower caddies to carry/store personal hygiene.

Children and Babies: candy, playing cards, flash cards, crayons, washable markers, coloring books, pencils, erasers, matchbox cars, costume jewelry, yo-yos, jacks, small stuffed animals, stickers, small musical instruments, trading cards, small cardboard books, diary, children’s bath products, bubbles, socks, children’s jewelry, small balls, baby items such as rattles, baby cup/spoon, baby socks/booties, bibs, baby lotion/shampoo

For more on the Roundtable and ways you can help, visit

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