W E D N E S D A Y  W E E K L Y
April 15, 2015
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

April 13-17
ERB Testing

April 18
WMS Auction

April 22
Earth Day

April 23
3-6 Concert
9:30 a.m., Great Room

April 27
Montessori Monday Open House
9:30 a.m.
Tell a friend!

May 1
All-Staff Professional Day
Pre-registered child-care available.

May 5
Moms' Day
WMS moms & other special friends are invited to spend a morning at school.  


Message from 
Head of School Lisa A. Lalama 


This week is our annual auction, Bidding on the Bayou - the fundraising event that the WMS community looks forward to each year. It is a chance for us to come together, relax, catch up and support WMS. The auction committee has been working for months to make this the best auction yet!


Each year I am surprised by the joy and the excitement of the people who attend the auction. There are families and friends we see in the hallways each day, staff members from today and the past, and alumni families who come back to check in with us and support our mission.

WMS is a strong community of people who have supported and encouraged us and shared our story for the past 51 years. There are many schools, but only one WMS. We were founded by parents who wanted more from a school and worked hard to make it happen. We have continued to thrive with the continued support of those parents and countless others who chose WMS for their children.


Saturday night is the chance for us all to come together and enjoy each other's company while supporting the school that stands for quality in education, respect for each other, responsibility for our world and joy in learning. We hope you will join us.  





Co-op Cornerco-op
URGENT: Auction Help Needed - Thursday & Friday, April 16 & 17


Help is still needed to prepare for Saturday night's auction. The committee will be hard at work in the gym both on Thursday and Friday. Please come out to support the committee's efforts, make the auction a memorable event, raise funds for the many wonderful programs here at WMS and earn Co-op hours too! Simply stop by the gym to help!


For more information, email [email protected].

News & NotesNews

Seek Your Fortune at the Gala... Tickets are still available for this Saturday!


It's hard to believe that the annual auction is just a few days away! Don't miss out on an evening of live blues music and bidding on the Bayou. And while you're there, take a moment to sit with Patti Boyle of the Healing Room for a free tarot card reading. Or if you're feeling lucky, buy a raffle ticket...  The Bayou awaits! Buy your ticket today! 

Want to learn more about the auction and receive regular updates? Be sure to join our Bidding on the Bayou event on Facebook.


Tickets are on sale this week during pick-up and drop-off times or can be purchased via the link below!



Meerkat Milers

Meerkat Milers Shirts for Sale 

Are you planning to support the Meerkat Milers at the Delaware Marathon, run in the GYMM Fun Run or do you just want a super cool "Meerkat Milers" T-shirt?

Youth (S, M, L) and adult (S, M, L, XL, XXL) shirts are currently available for purchase. Please contact Amanda Biggs with the size and quantity of shirts you would like to order by Monday, April 20.  

Children's T-shirts cost $12 and adult shirts are $15. Payment will be accepted upon delivery.

Note: If you are registered for Running Club or the Meerkat Milers Delaware Marathon Relay teams, you will receive a technical version of this shirt prior to marathon weekend and do not need to place an order unless you want an additional cotton shirt.



Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk 


Four Weeks

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 & 20

9 a.m.

In the Parent Workroom - Room 7


Enjoy this timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from #1 New York Times bestselling authors, then join a group of WMS parents, led by WMS mom Kelly Lambiras, for a discussion.

Learn new helpful parenting tools or refresh your knowledge within a supportive group. The book includes many worksheets and comics making it extremely accessible and useful.

Today's LearnersLearner
Fifth-grader Leads Girl Scout Project to Support Delaware SPCA

Junior Girl Scout Troop 559 is currently collecting old and new clean blankets, towels and washcloths for the Delaware SPCA. to help provide comfortable bedding for homeless cats and dogs as they await adoption.


This project is being led by WMS fifth-grader Analisa Nichols as she works toward her Bronze Award (the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve). She chose this project because of her love of animals.

Bins will be located at the front and side entrances from Monday, April 20 through Friday, May 15. Thank you for your support!

Tomorrow's LeadersLeaders

Coming Soon... An Alumni Survey 


WMS is in the process of developing a survey to learn about many of our constituents and their experiences and opinions about WMS. We would like to include as many alumni as possible. If you are an alumnus and did not receive an email invitation to our Alumni Pizza Party or our holiday e-card earlier this year, please contact us at [email protected]


Parents, if you have a child who graduated from WMS, please send us his or her direct email address if he or she has one and would like to participate.  Thanks!


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