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International Night 2017

posted Jan 15, 2017, 6:14 AM by Joel Villegas


International Night 2017


Friday, April 7, 2017

At 6:00pm

Galvin Middle School

Sponsored by:

Wakefield Public Schools

and the METCO Program

Family and Friends Program

posted Oct 8, 2016, 4:32 PM by Joel Villegas

Welcome to a new WPS school year!  This is going to be an exciting year for the METCO Program as it is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.

We are extending an invitation for Wakefield families to volunteer and join the Wakefield METCO Family and Friends Program.  This program matches Boston and Wakefield families to each other to achieve its goal of a successful integration of METCO students into our school community.  Our Family and Friends Program seeks to ease the METCO students’ adjustment to attending school in Wakefield and enables METCO parents to feel that their child is welcomed and cared for by concerned others while attending school outside of Boston.  We also hope to build a bridge between METCO and Wakefield families so that all can be enriched by the METCO students’ presence in Wakefield.

Below and attached to this announcement, you will find a Family and Friends brochure and an application.  After you have read the brochure and application, if you feel that you can be a great host to a student, please fill out and return the application to me at your earliest convenience.  If you have a child in mind, please let us know, if not, we will make every attempt to match you up with one.  We are currently seeking families who have children in the following grades:  K, 1, 3, 4 and all middle school grades as well.  

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, we are holding our first Family and Friends event at Franklin Park Zoo, free to all families who volunteer to join FFP.  We will have a short meet and greet, lunch, and then families who are matched up, can freely visit the zoo exhibits.  

If you are interested, please fill out the attached application and send back to me either with your child and his teacher or via email.  

FREE Online Books

posted Oct 8, 2016, 12:02 PM by Joel Villegas

This website has free online book for younger children to read and have read to them.


International Night, Friday, April 8, 2016

posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:18 PM by Joel Villegas

International Night!
Friday, April 8th6 - 8 PM 

After a huge success last year, Wakefield Public Schools will hold it's 2nd annual International Night on Friday, 4/8 at the Galvin Middle School.

Performances will include:  

  • The Galvin Middle School Choir, performing songs in Spanish.  
  • The Divinity Dancers, performing various Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata and then teaching how to dance to one of the styles.
  • Shin Daiko, conducting workshops for students who are interested in learning Japanese drumming and then performing.  Students interested in the workshop will need to sign-up ahead of time, at the event.

Displays will include food, artifacts & other information as related to a country or heritage.

Interested in adding to a display, based on your family's country and/or heritage background? Please complete the Participation Form

If you have any questions, please contact the International Night Committee via  Wakefield Public Schools International Night Facebook page

Boston Children's Museum INFO

posted Mar 19, 2016, 9:43 AM by Joel Villegas

WPS International Night, SAVE THE DATE!

posted Jan 10, 2016, 4:59 AM by Joel Villegas

The Wakefield Public Schools International Night will be taking place on Friday, April 8, 2016 @ the Galvin Middle School from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.  

Help us plan Wakefield's 2016 International Night

posted Nov 8, 2015, 7:33 AM by Joel Villegas   [ updated Jan 10, 2016, 4:55 AM ]

Come join us for the planning of
Wakefield’s annual International Night 2016     
If you would like to be a part of planning an amazing event, join us on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4:30pm, Wakefield High School, Conference Room, where we will discuss and plan next year’s International Night.

***If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please reach out to Mr. Villegas (joel.villegas@wpsk12.org) or Mrs. LiPetri (lucia.lipetri@wpsk12.org)***

2015-2016 Parent Group Meetings

posted Sep 20, 2015, 8:47 AM by Joel Villegas   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 10:32 AM ]

            Thursday, October 29th  - Mattapan Branch Library, Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan

                  Group level meetings:  WHS – Donna S. à  Post secondary planning / glossary for freshmen & sophomores.  MS - TBD à Being a good citizen.  Elementary - Denise --> Academic Resources.  

·         Tuesday, December 15th  - Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester

                  Holiday Potluck

                  More fundraising activities

·         Thursday, March 3rd - Location TBD

                  Discuss and plan for:  

  • METCO Lobby Day                  
  • April’s International Month & Discussion of an article selected by Parent E-board members 

·         Week of May 9th or 16th – School Committee mtg. in Boston

·         Date to be determined...Senior Celebration

Wakefield METCO International Night, April 10, 2015

posted Mar 12, 2015, 6:46 AM by Joel Villegas   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 6:47 AM ]

International Night

April 10, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St, Wakefield

 Hosted and sponsored by:

Wakefield METCo advocacy council



Please SAVE THE ABOVE DATE for an evening of cultural experiences.  The Wakefield Public Schools and the METO Program, will be celebrating 45 years of partnership.  We are inviting our community to join us in this important milestone and to get involved in this event .  There will be music, dancing, and food!

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