WFS In the News

November, 2019: Waltham Newswatch covered the Fifth Annual Meeting, hosted by the Friends of the Waltham Family School.

Lexington school looks to help poor Waltham children

September, 2017: A Lexington summer school program is expanding its efforts to help students from neighboring Waltham retain knowledge in the face of the “summer slump” that afflicts all students, but hits poor students of color particularly hard.Four out of every five children at the six-week Horizons program is from Waltham, and that number is only expected to climb as the program grows.According to Kimberly Donald, executive director of the Lexington Horizons, the reason so many of the children are from

April, 2017: El Mundo Boston: (Waltham Family School: Empowering the Family Through Education)

Waltham Family School: Empoderando a la familia a través de la educación – El Mundo Boston

Por Jeaneth D. Santana Waltham, MA – Educación por partida doble. Waltham Family School (WFS) dicta clases de inglés a las madres de los niños que estudian en el preescolar. Y mientras ellos están en la escuela, las madres aprenden a hablar, a leer y a escribir inglés.

March, 2017: Check out the photos from the Fiesta! for WFS.

Fiesta! for WFS photos courtesy of Soule Photography.

March, 2017: The Friends of the Waltham Family School selected Running Brook Camps as the winner of the “Friend of the Year” award. The award will be presented at the Fiesta! for WFS on March 16, 2017.

Running Brook Camps to receive award

The Friend of the Year Award will be presented to Running Brook Camps at Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall to celebrate their longstanding support of Waltham Family School. Running Brook Camps were selected as the award recipient for providing free scholarships for over 13 years to WFS children in the summer program.

November, 2016: The second Annual Meeting, hosted by the Friends of the Waltham Family School, featured a panel of Advisory Council members discussing their experiences collaborating with Waltham Family School.

Friends of Waltham Family School hosts second meeting

The Friends of Waltham Family School Inc. recently hosted its second meeting sharing successes supporting Waltham Family School with the local community.At the meeting, Kaytie Dowcett, the new executive director of Waltham Partnership for Youth Inc., moderated a panel of four Advisory Council members who shared their personal experiences of collaborating with the WFS.

July, 2016: Graduation is always a very moving celebration:
Graduation day at Waltham Family School

July, 2016: Waltham Family School received a grant from Foundation for MetroWest to expand its innovative interactive literacy program to serve Waltham families learning English at five preschool locations.
Waltham Voices: Family School promotes literacy

June, 2016: The annual Showcase was a great success on June 2. Families show off skills at Waltham school for English learners

November, 2015: FWFS held the inaugural Annual Meeting where the progress of the first year as a independent nonprofit was celebrated. The Keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Echelson, Superintendent of Waltham Public Schools, shared his vision for WPS and WFS.
Column: Friends of Waltham Family School celebrate first year

August, 2015: WFS was excited to receive 44 backpacks filled with school supplies donated by campers at Running Brook Day Camp who spent their final weeks at camp holding daily school supply drives.
  Waltham campers make back-to-school donations

August, 2015: We celebrated the successes of all the WFS families in 2014-2015! The event was featured in the WCAC Newswatch:

June, 2015: The WFS Showcase is a tradition each spring for the parents to use their developing English skills to share their experiences and successes with community members.
Waltham Family School presents annual Showcase

May, 2015: WFS alumni participated in “Books in Bloom” as part of the Waltham Public Library’s 150th anniversary. Waltham library’s anniversary celebration continues with ‘Books in Bloom’

March, 2015: The Fiesta! for Waltham Family School was a great success. See the fun photos from the evening fundraiser.
Photos: Seen on Scene: Waltham Family School’s ‘Fiesta!’

March, 2015: Waltham Family School was busy planning several events. Waltham Family School builds momentum, support

October, 2013: WFS celebrated the 10th birthday at the Fiesta! for WFS:

August, 2013: WCAC Newswatch covered the WFS Graduation:

June, 2012: Fiesta! for WFS: