In an effort to discourage those parking at the State Street lot next to the currently torn up Wellesley High School track from having their cars’ front ends or back ends overhanging the trail, the town has erected signage reading “Keep yah bumpah off the curbin!” Hard to argue with that.
If you’re still wondering what to do with the kids when school lets out, check out our Summer Camps page. It’s got everything from camps for the artsy to camps for the outdoorsy to camps for the sporty, both here in Wellesley and beyond. It’s not too late to save yourself from that most plaintive of summer cries, “Mom, I’m bored.”
Do it today.
It’s Red Apple Season at Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF), and WEF is asking every family in the district to consider participating in this program that both supports and encourages educator innovation and creativity.
The Red Apple Program allows Wellesley public school students and their families to recognize a Pre-K through high school educator and/or staff member of their choice by making a donation to WEF. This simple online giving program can be allocated to multiple recipients across multiple schools, and WEF volunteers will send a Red Apple thank you e-card that includes your child’s name (but not the amount of your gift) and a display magnet to those you are recognizing.
Claire Lee, a long-time English teacher at the Middle School and Red Apple grant recipient says, “The WEF Red Apple Donation is a wonderful way to support teachers at Wellesley. When I’ve received magnets in the past, I’ve felt recognized and deeply honored as a teacher. These grants make a difference in our ability to try new ideas and grow in our learning in ways that we wouldn’t be able to otherwise. I’ve had opportunities to take professional development classes as well as pilot new curriculum through the WEF grant. This summer through the WEF grant, I have the chance to attend a conference on journalism in order to teach journalistic skills to my 6th grade students in English. I’m excited and eager to learn from this conference, and I know it will shape how I teach my students.”
The bond between families, students and the teachers and staff distinguishes Wellesley as a district where educators like to work and children love to learn. The WEF partnership helps cement these relationships from Pre-K through 12th grade with this simple, tax-deductible, direct giving opportunity. Click here to find out more information.
First came the teaser: a sign on the recycling wall area that said “Remodeling this area — new product coming soon.” The RDF didn’t make us wait long. The new product being accepted for recycling is, wait for it, Rigid Plastics. According to RDF Superintendent Jeff Azano-Brown, “The Rigid Plastics will get turned into other plastic products (just like the other plastics we recycle). Last year we collected about 60 tons and we’re hoping that with the promotion of the new area that we will generate more. The town will generate revenue for them; in today’s market and last year’s tonnage that would be about $7,000 per year (and another $5,000 in avoided landfill costs). It was hard to carve out space because we’re limited on the recycling wall. We sacrificed one of our newspaper collection areas that didn’t see a lot of activity. We still encourage residents to recycle newspaper because it’s one of our most voluminous and profitable products.”
Here’s what qualifies for the Rigid Plastics area;
5 gallon buckets
This isn’t to say that any of the Rigid Plastic items listed above are now being refused by the Give and Take area. If there’s a hole in the bucket, dear Eliza, dear Eliza, drop it off at Rigid Plastics. But if the kiddie pool still holds water, Reusables is the place for it.
Here’s what you might be tempted to toss in there, but that does not qualify:
Oil and fuel containers
Here’s what you might be tempted to toss in there, but should be recycled elsewhere:
Plastic food containers
And of course, keep it tidy by removing dirt and metal parts such as handles and axels. And do so with good cheer. Remember the unofficial dump motto:
Also of interest:
The beauty of late spring has hit Wellesley hard, bringing with it the pastel colors of peonies, early roses, false indigo and more. Wellesley gardens are at their absolute finest right now. Homeowners here tend to put most of their gardening efforts into ensuring plenty of flowers from April through June, reasoning that since they’re down the Cape all summer anyway, why plant heat-loving perennials they’ll never see? Here are a few pictures:
Also of interest…
Believe it or not, Schofield School’s Shopper’s Corner only has 4 days left to shop this school year. Don’t miss out on all the great spring and summer-wear deals on Wednesdays 5/25, 6/1 (half price sale) and 6/8 (bag sale) from 8:30-12:15 and on Sat 6/4 9-11am for another half price sale.
Also of interest…
Click here to register online for the June 5th Schofield 5k, or just show up to register for the race and enjoy the Fun Fair
Free Fitness Series First 3 Saturdays in May and June at Linden Square
All One Hour Classes start at 9AM except for Zumba- in the Courtyard next to Pinkberry:
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THIS DATE: May 7th – SoulFit Survivor with Beacon Hill Athletic Club
Registration for the below classes opens up 2 weeks prior to the date.
May 14th- Bootcamp with Studio Fitness & Dance
May 21st- Pure Barre class
June 4th- Power Yoga with Beacon Hill Athletic Club
June 11th- Pure Barre class
June 18th 9:30AM- Zumba with Studio Fitness and Dance
Open to anyone age 15 or older. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
All Fitness levels welcome!
Come dressed in exercise gear with tennis shoes and bring an exercise/yoga mat and towel and a water bottle
In the event of heavy rain or inclement weather, the class will be cancelled with no makeup date