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International Night 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Galvin Middle School
Wakefield Public Schools
and the METCO Program
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.
This website has free online book for younger children to read and have read to them.
After a huge success last year, Wakefield Public Schools will hold it's 2nd annual International Night on at the Galvin Middle School.
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
STAFF MEMBERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, and Wakefield COMMUNITY MEMBERSIf you would like to be a part of planning an amazing event, join us on , Wakefield High School, Conference Room, where we will discuss and plan next year’s International Night.
Come join us for the planning of
Wakefield’s annual International Night 2016
***If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please reach out to Mr. Villegas (email@example.com) or Mrs. LiPetri (firstname.lastname@example.org)***
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
More fundraising activities
· Thursday, March 3rd - Location TBD
Discuss and plan for:
· Week of May 9th or 16th – School Committee mtg. in Boston
· Date to be determined...Senior Celebration