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.