CS PTO Update

Dear Country School Families,

Below are the PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week. Lots of information/events this week, but at least it is all in one place!

This week, you will find information on:

CS Announcements

  1. Lunch Order Reminder

  2. Report cards

  3. Covid Updates

  4. CS “Funky Friday” Spirit Days

  5. Upcoming Dates

PTO Announcements

  1. 2022-2023 PTO Board Nominations

  2. Kindergarten Info Night – spread the word!

  3. BWMPO Fundraiser

  4. Weston SEPAC Event with Special Education Attorneys

  5. Parent Ed Event: Organizing with Purpose

We wish you a healthy week ahead!

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 February 6 to February 11, 2022

1. Lunch Order Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to please order your student’s lunches each week by Monday at 8 AM on the Google Form.

Many students arrive at the cafeteria asking for lunch, and they are not listed on the Google Form. It is CS policy to always provide a student with lunch if needed; however, having a lunch count, along with students’ names, helps them plan and know how much food to prepare so they do not run out and filter any food allergies. Thank you for your cooperation!

2. Report Cards

Elementary report cards will be released on February 18, 2022, at 3:00 PM. As the date gets closer, you will receive more information from your child’s school. Weston Public School uses Infinite Campus as their student information system, and all report cards will be available through the student/parent portal.

If you need assistance with logging into Infinite Campus, please send an email to ichelpdesk@weston.org.

3. Covid Updates

-2/6 Mask Update from Dr. Connolly.

-At-Home Testing: for those enrolled in the program, tests will be sent home Monday 2/7, and home testing begins Sunday 2/13. Please click HERE to enroll in the program.

4. CS “Funky Fridays” Spirit Days

Be on the lookout for more info from your classroom teacher or student.

Upcoming:

Friday 2/11: Science Friday

Friday 2/18: Cozy/Reading Day

5. Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, February 21 – Friday, February 25: February Break, NO SCHOOL

6. Join the PTO Board!

You can nominate yourself or a fellow parent. Nominating is as simple as emailing Kristienne (pronounced “Christian”) and telling her that you’re interested or have a suggestion for someone to fill a position. All nominations are due to the Nominating Committee by February 13, 2022.

For a list of positions and descriptions, please click HERE.  If you are interested in serving on the Board or know someone who might be and would like to nominate them, please email Kristienne Rassiger, Nominating Committee Chair.  Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the Committee to learn more about what the PTO Board does or about specific positions, current Board contact list HERE.

7. Kindergarten Information Night

Calling all families with incoming Kindergarteners! Please click HERE for more information from the district. The Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 15th, from 6-7pm. Zoom info is below. Please help spread the word to other families with eligible children.

https://westonorg.zoom.us/j/3667077281?pwd=UGR1ZmI5V29VRUJWcWFYYW15RGw1dz09

Meeting ID: 366 707 7281

Passcode: Woodland

8. BWMPO John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

BWMPO (Boston Weston METCO Parents Organization), in collaboration with our METCO Director, La Toya Rivers, invites you to our virtual John Hudson Memorial Scholarship fundraiser.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 12th at 2PM, submit your payment via Venmo @BWMPO1, and register via the flyer.  Here’s the LINK.

This year’s presentation will feature METCO senior parents and is entitled “Reflections of METCO Parents: Senior Parent Perspectives.”  The conversation promises to be informative and engaging.  We urge you to be a part of the discussion and to continue it well beyond this event.  Tickets are $30/per household.  Payment via Venmo @BWMPO1.  Reserve your “seat” today by clicking “register” on the flier!  Advance registration is required.  You don’t want to miss this event.  For questions, please contact Keitrice Johnson at keke927@gmail.com or our treasurers at bwmpotreasury@gmail.com.  Please click the link to view the flyer and register for the event.

9. Weston SEPAC Host Discussion with Wong & Boscarine, Special Education Attorneys

Weston SEPAC Host Discussion with Wong & Boscarine,  Special Education Attorneys

The Weston SEPAC is excited to host a discussion with Special Education attorneys, Lillian Wong and Allison Boscarine on February 8th from 7-9pm on Zoom.   We have had previous discussions with them in previous years, and they are always a source of useful information.   All members of our community are welcome to attend.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339061730?pwd=WVRmMXFKcXY4RjMrK2VGWThqUC93UT09

Meeting ID: 823 3906 1730

Passcode: 646896

10. Weston PTO presents: ORGANIZE WITH PURPOSE: Real-Life Solutions for an Organized Home

If you have felt overwhelmed in your home lately, you are not alone. As parents, we are all in this together when it comes to navigating kids, work, and the house. This webinar, presented by Jill Buchan and Laura Goldberg, who own and operate J&L Home Organizing, will share insights on how clutter can affect your physical space and emotional wellbeing. You’ll leave with some tips and inspiration on ways you can declutter, organize and optimize your home.

Virtual Presentation will be 45 minutes, followed by a Q & A.  Please contact Sally Andrea at  sally.andrea@gmail.com or Alison Yaeger-Krueger at alisonyaeger@yahoo.com, or Kat Wilberton at kwilberton@yahoo.co.uk with any questions.

-Wednesday, February 9th at 9 AM

Please register:  https://form.jotform.com/220306953675156