CS PTO Announcements for the Week of 11/ 15

Dear Country School Families,

Below are the PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.

**Thank you to everyone who helped clean up the Country School on Thursday. The campus looks beautiful!

**Lost & Found: We will be going through the CS Lost & Found and sending labeled items home in backpacks when possible. For any items without labels, we will post photos to the CS Instagram stories this Monday and Tuesday for people to claim, and will have everything outside at school on Wednesday 11/17 from 2-2:30pm for families to look through. We will be on the grass overlooking the Town Pool.

This week, you will find information on:

  1. Openings at CS – Lunch Monitors and Substitutes needed!

  2. School Council Meeting 11/15

  3. Upcoming Dates

  4. Ongoing: METCO Fruit fundraiser & METCO Matters Merch

  5. Ongoing: Bristol Lodge Thanksgiving Drive

  6. Running list of Weston Sports/Activities signups

We hope you had a great weekend.

Best,

Taylor & Jessie

Country School PTO Co-Chairs

taylor.mcintire@me.com

jessiegrasshoff@gmail.com

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Country School PTO Announcements for the week of November 15 – November 19, 2021

1. Openings at CS – Lunch Monitors and Substitutes needed!

As we approach the holiday season, all local school districts including our own are facing staff shortages in key support roles. Weston needs lunch monitors and daily substitute teachers. To ensure immediate coverage, our three Elementary Schools are inviting families to help fill the gaps and serve as short-term part-time lunch monitors and daily classroom substitutes.

If you are interested and available or know someone who is, please review each of the job descriptions linked above and consider reaching out to Marcia Cormay in the WPS Human Resources Office (CormayM@weston.org or call 781-786-5261) for more information about the different opportunities and how to apply.

Thank you for your interest!

2. Country School Council Meeting (November 15)

Our next Country School meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 15th at 2:45pm via Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting https://westonorg.zoom.us/j/7093914208

Meeting ID: 709 391 4208 Passcode: cscares

3. Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, November 15th: Country School Council Meeting (2:45pm via Zoom)

  • Wednesday, November 17th: Picture Retake Day

  • Wednesday, November 24th: Early Release for all of CS at 11am for Thanksgiving Break

  • Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

  • Wednesday, December 1st: 11:30 dismissal for WPS

4. Weston METCO Fruit Fundraiser (Now – November 21)

The Weston METCO Fruit Sale is Back! Everyone’s favorite fundraiser has returned. 100% of the proceeds raised go to help support Weston High School METCO Student Activities. In the past we have been able to assist with field trip and AP exam fees as well as host special METCO student celebrations and community building events! We would love to expand our effort and include supporting our Global Student Travel Fund, which offers scholarships to assist METCO Students participation in educational travel opportunities. Your orders will help to make this possible and for your convenience we are now accepting orders online! Just click this link to log on to our group fruit sale website.The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 21. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please email Maureen Cabral or call 781-786-5850.

“METCO Matters” Merch on sale now! Click HERE to learn more or visit the online store HERE.

5. PTO Thanksgiving Drive For Bristol Lodge & Homeless Shelter (Now – November 24)

**The CS 2nd graders help oversee the collection of the items. During the next few weeks, they will make use of their data collection and graphing skills as the goods begin to pile up. On Wednesday, November 24th, the collection will be sent off to Bristol Lodge. This drive always strengthens our community by bringing us together for a common good. Be on the lookout for lots of reminders and communications as we collect items over the next few weeks.**

Please support the Weston PTO and elementary schools’ annual drive for Waltham’s Bristol Lodge Food Pantry and Homeless Shelters. The drive will run from November 3 to November 24.  Children can bring non-perishable donations to the designated collection bins at Country. The goal is to collect at least 2,000 items from each elementary school!  Suggested items to donate include canned goods, pasta, boxed juices, cereals, kids’ snacks, condiments, baby food, dried beans and rice.  Pull top-lids are preferred, and all items must be non-expired.

In addition, given COVID, we are offering the option to donate a grocery store gift card (suggested stores are Stop & Shop, Star Market and Market Basket).  Please send grocery gift cards to Theresa Nibi, 73 Chestnut Street, Weston, MA or email to theresanibi@gmail.com.  Venmo donations are also accepted at @Theresa-Nibi (5010 last four digits of phone #).  Please involve your students and give!

6. Weston Youth Sports Registration Info

running list of local programs and activities with links to signups and more information. If you have suggestions for activities to add, email taylor.mcIntire@me.com.

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