Learn Anywhere:  We want to thank parents and students for sharing their Learn Anywhere experiences with us.  The Superintendent is collecting data to learn about our students’ experiences with this project. If you have feedback/photos you would like to share, please email me at  We would love to hear from you!

State of the Schools/District Budget:  The superintendent will conduct a parent/community forum for all parents at Galvin Middle School on Thursday, January 11 at 7 p.m. to share our mid-year “state of the schools” report and to solicit parent/community feedback in advance of developing the FY18 district budget.

Kindergarten Registration:  Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place during a two-week period beginning Monday, January 22, 2018 and ending Friday, February 2, 2018. All registrations will take place at the the Superintendent’s Office at 60 Farm St.  Letters will be going home to families January 10 with more information about registration requirements.

Report Cards:  The first report card will be entered into iPASS for parent/guardians to access on Friday, January 26 which will complete the first semester of school. All parents will need to be registered into iPASS in order to access report cards. I am attaching the link for families if you have not  completed the registration.

Parents of third and fourth grade students please note a change in important upcoming MCAS dates. We are attempting to administer MCAS as late as we can during the testing window to provide teachers and students maximum amount of teaching and learning time. Therefore, it will be very important for students to be in school during the testing dates as the window for make-ups is very short. It has been our experience that students perform best on MCAS when they take the test with their class and it is administered by their classroom teachers.  For this reason, we kindly ask that you avoid making doctor appointments, dentist appointments, and family vacations on the following dates. Testing is generally completed before lunch time on most days.  


ELA MCAS Test Administration Dates: Tuesday 4/24; Thursday 4/26; (DESE has reduced the number of ELA sessions from 3 to 2. We have eliminated the  4/30 MCAS date.

Math MCAS Test Administration Dates: Monday 5/21; Tuesday 5/22


Dates to Keep in Mind:

1/11/:  PTO meeting Cancelled:  We will let you know when it is rescheduled.

1/11/:  State of the Schools/Budget Meeting at Galvin @ 7 PM

1/15:  No  School MLK day

1/22 to 2/2:  Kindergarten Registration at Central Office

1/26:  Report Cards sent thru IPASS (no paper report cards)


Walton Project Website: .



MCAS Letter from Commissioner



Mission Statement

The members of the Walton School community are committed to:

• Creating an environment where children feel comfortable and secure and enjoy the learning process
• Providing each student with the means and opportunities to achieve academic success
• Developing an atmosphere of cooperation and support among  parents, teachers, students, administrators, and the community as a whole

We are committed to providing our students with the foundation they will need to become productive members of society and creative problem solvers in an ever-changing world.

Core Values

Clarity of Purpose:

Caring, inclusive community where all students can learn.

Culture of Practice:

We cultivate an encouraging, inspiring, safe environment where everyone feels valued.

Contact Us

18 Davidson Road
Wakefield, MA 01880

Principal: Elaina Byrne
Secretary: Sue Worden
School Nurse: Kelly Qualey

Telephone: (781) 246-6494
Absence Line: (781) 246-6496
Fax: (781) 246-6470


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