CS PTO Update

Dear Country School Families,

We hope you had a lovely weekend! Below are the PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.

New this week:

  1. Weston METCO Potluck Supper

  2. PTO Green Team/Parent Ed Event

  3. Weston Recreation Summer Camp Signup & Spring Classes Begin

  4. Kindergarten Registration

Another chance to learn about:

  1. PTO Drive for Ukraine

  2. Weston PMC Kids Ride

  3. Green Team Spring Cleanup

  4. SEPAC In-Person Coffee at Heirloom

  5. Upcoming Dates

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 March 28 to April 1, 2022

1. Weston METCO Potluck

Please join us next Friday, April 1, from 6:30-8:30pm at Weston High School for the return of Weston METCO’s annual Potluck Supper! Click the registration button to RSVP today!

The cost for the Potluck is $5/person or $20 per family group of 5. The event will also feature a special raffle, all raising funds for the Weston METCO Family Friends Program. Please consider donating towards the raffle and send in your donation to your child’s school’s METCO Liaison.

All donations must be submitted by Wednesday, March 30th. If you are interested in bringing food for the potluck or in donating a gift basket, gift card, or other items for the raffle, please use the Signup Genius link so we can make a sign and have a spot for it on the raffle table.

Questions? Email METCO Director La Toya Rivers (RiversL@Weston.org)

2. Weston PTO GREEN TEAM & PARENT EDUCATION present:

OUR LANDSCAPES MATTER: Cultivating Beauty and Biodiversity in Your Garden

By stewarding our gardens as dynamic living systems, we can do much to help address today’s biodiversity crisis and to help mitigate climate change. Claudia Thompson, founder of Grow Native Massachusetts, will take us on a “tour” of her small urban garden in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to illustrate how she created a landscape that now provides important habitat for birds. More than 80 species have visited or nested in this rich native landscape, including many species of conservation concern. With her wonderful story as a case study, we then look at the essential principles that must inform our landscape practices if we want to improve the ecological health of our communities. Come to learn more about native plants, embracing ecological processes, and making your garden a place of love and life.

Tuesday, April 12th at 9 AM

Please register:  https://form.jotform.com/220817786322156

Please contact Heather Borden heather.borden@me.com or Angela Rostami angela.rostami@gmail.com with any questions.

3. Weston Recreation Town Camp Signup & *Spring Classes 

Mark your calendar and get ready to yell at your computer: it’s Rec Camp registration time!

Online camp registration begins on Tuesday, March 29th at 7pm, and in-person registration begins on Thursday, March 31st at 8:30am. Follow these links for 2022 Summer Camp Information and Camp Calendars.

Fingers crossed the site doesn’t crash. May the odds be ever in your favor.

*A reminder that Rec Spring classes begin this week.

4. Kindergarten Registration

Calling all families with incoming Kindergarteners! Please click HERE for more information from the district. Follow the link to online registration and a checklist of documents needed for Kindergarten Registration.

5. Weston PTO Drive to Support Ukrainian Refugees

Weston PTO Drive to Support Ukrainian Refugees

The Weston PTO and Give Back Box have teamed up to support the over 2 million Ukrainian refugees who fled to Poland with nothing but the clothes on their backs!  It’s easy to help!  First, grab your kids, and together pack a box weighing up to 40 lbs of clothes, shoes, and blankets ONLY (in new or very good condition).  Next, get a UPS shipping label.  We have 150 FREE labels available – EMAIL HERE to request one or CLICK HERE to purchase a label for $15.  Finally, drop your box(es) off at any UPS Store.  If you need a pick-up, call Theresa Nibi at (617) 519-5010.  Boxes will be shipped to Chicago and then loaded onto a container to Poland.  If you can’t ship a box or want to do more, DONATE HERE to help defray the $5,000 cost of shipping a container to Poland.  Questions?  Contact Theresa Nibi (617) 519-5010 or Stacy Simon Gilman (781) 789-5927 or go to www.givebackbox.com.

Need a box? Reach out to Theresa Nibi (617) 519-5010.

6. Weston PMC Kids Ride 

Grab your helmet and get biking for a great cause! The Weston PMC Kids Ride is back this year with in-person and virtual options for riders ages 2-12. Click HERE for more information, registration, and volunteer sign-up. 100% of proceeds go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Contact WHS sophomore Olivia Rome with questions or to volunteer.

Date: Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Time: 8 am registration/check-in followed by 8:30 – 9:30 am ride. Fun activities to follow the ride. Event wrap up by 10 am.

Location: Weston Middle School

Fee: $20 registration fee with a commitment of $40

More Info:  kids.pmc.org/weston

7. Green Team Spring Cleanup!

Join us for the Annual Spring Trash Clean-up on Wednesday, April 6th, right after early release. Meet in front of Country School. Bring a picnic and join friends in front of Country School to celebrate the start of Spring. Helping pick up trash around our school and playgrounds is a great way to support the Annual Weston Town Clean-up taking place in April. BYO hand sanitizer and trash bags. Organized by the PTO Green Team.

8. SEPAC In-person Coffee Mornings are back!

After a 2 year Covid hiatus, in-person Weston SEPAC Coffees are back! Join the Weston SEPAC (Special Needs Parents Advisory Council) on Friday, April 1st at 9 am at Heirloom (the new restaurant next to Dumpling Daughter, 31 Center Street). This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents, share experiences, and get more involved in SEPAC.  All members of our community are welcome.

9. Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, April 6: CS Early Dismissal 11:30am

  • Wednesday, April 6: 11:30am Spring Cleanup at CS

  • Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22: No school, April vacation