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Friday, May 06, 2016


Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

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Hay siempre tradducion a cada reunion de la PTSA.
At the next PTSA Meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, we will participate in Part II of the conversation about the teen brain and understanding behavior, led by Kate McCauley Balick and Michael Swisher. Part I was really interesting and informative, and we had some great questions and conversation. Please come for Part II next Wednesday.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE for the 2016-17 School Year

We have a slate of officers for next year, which will be introduced at the next PTSA Meeting, but it is not too late for you to volunteer! Please contact Nancy Brown at 

  • PTSA President
  • Vice-President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer 
  • There are lots of other ways to get involved! Plant Sale Volunteers, Communications Volunteers, Boosters Volunteers or let us know how you want to participate!

Need Academic Assistance? Attend Saturday Academy and Get Help!

Wakefield offers Saturday Academy academic tutoring on most Saturdays in the library between 9 am and noon.  See the entire schedule on this web page.

Did you know....?

We are are not just a regular Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at Wakefield but a PTSA - the "S" stands for students. At every PTSA meeting this year, we are inviting students to speak with us about their activities, initiatives and concerns; in September we heard from the Student Government officers about their initiatives and some sophomores who have joined with their W-L counterparts and started a non-profit to feed Arlington families (DimesforDining.org). In October we heard from students who have participated in the Sister City experience with Coyoacan, Mexico. It is a great way for us all to connect with our high school students, hear what is important to them and be sure we are meeting their needs. Come join us!

PTSA Meeting Dates

All PTSA meetings are usually held the second Monday of the month in Room A-134 at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.                       

  • April 20, 2016
  • May 9, 2016
  • June 13, 2016

2015-16 Officers

Executive Committee:  

Kate Van Slyck, President      

Nancy Brown, Vice President

Cindy McIntyre, Treasurer     

Katie Voldal, Secretary          

Committee Chairs:

Wakefield had representatives on the South Arlington Working Group (SAWG). The SAWG was considering the practice field at Wakefield for the new elementary school; the group recommended building at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on the parking lot. Please see the meeting minutes and other documents by visiting the APS South Arlington Working Group page.
Wakefield was represented by: Alicia Cackley (voting member); Kathleen McSweeney, (alternate member), and Henok Waltengus, Wakefield Alum Class of 2014 was also appointed as an alumni rep. Our PTA President, Kate Van Slyck, also attended the meetings.


Wed, April 20, 2016- PTSA Mtg, 7 PM, A-134 

It only costs $15.00 per year. 
PTSA Membership Form  (English - 1st pg)) 
PTSA Membership Form (en espanol en la pagina segunda) 

Last Modified on April 16, 2016