CS PTO Update

Dear Country School Families,

We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend! Lots of important information this week, and some exciting events coming up! Below are the PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.

New this week:

  1. Wildcat CARES Scavenger Hunt!

  2. CS Spring Spirit Gear Pop-Up Shop – Last Day to Order!

  3. Country School Teacher Appreciation Week

  4. PTO Hope & Comfort Drive

  5. Country School Spring Concerts, Parking & Lost and Found

  6. Upcoming Dates

  7. Save the Date(s)

  8. SEPAC Parent Coffee

  9. Upcoming District Events

Another chance to learn about:

  1. WEEFC STAR Awards

  2. Annual Weston Town Election & Town Meeting

Best,

Taylor & Jessie

Country School PTO Co-Chairs

taylor.mcintire@me.com

jessiegrasshoff@gmail.com

Follow CS on Instagram

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Country School PTO Announcements for the week of May 2 – May 6, 2022

1. Wildcat CARES Scavenger Hunt! 🔎

Country, Woodland, and Field School PTO invite you to join us for the First Annual Wildcat C.A.R.E.S Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 14th from 3:30pm-5pm. This event is family-friendly and free! Come with your parents, caregivers, and siblings for an exciting afternoon of fun! Scavenger Hunt will begin at the Country School Playground at 3:30pm. Please arrive on time to hear instructions and receive your task lists!

So that we have an accurate count for handouts, please fill out the sign-up genius if you plan to join us!

This event does not have a rain date; if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will plan to cancel and message families via the Signup Genius and social media.

2. Spring CS Spirit Gear Pop-Up Shop – LAST CHANCE! 🔥 🆕

The CS Spring Spirit Gear Pop-up Shop closes TOMORROW! Check out our new items and past favorites. Order now before it’s too late! Shipping and Weston pickup options.

Note: For families who select the “pick up” option, PTO will pick up the completed orders at the Ink’d store and bring them back to Weston. We will reach out to families with more details about a Weston pickup location and/or send items home in backpacks when possible.

3. Country School Teacher Appreciation Week 💐

Country School Teacher Appreciation Week is underway! Thank you so much to the families who donated items, contributed funds, and fulfilled the wishlist! We will add photos to the CS Instagram account throughout the week and email highlights on Friday. More info and ways to contribute are HERE.

4. PTO Hope & Comfort Drive 🧼

Please join the Weston PTO in supporting its annual Hope & Comfort drive which will run from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 13.  Hope & Comfort is a local non-profit started by a Weston family that requests new and unexpired personal hygiene products to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of youth in need across Greater Boston.  The most needed items are deodorant, toothpaste, sulfate-free shampoo, bars of soap, and menstrual products.  Collection bins will be located in the lobby of each school or items can be delivered directly to Hope & Comfort by CLICKING HERE to purchase through an Amazon Wishlist.  Contact Theresa Nibi (theresanibi@gmail.com) or Stacy Simon Gilman (Stacysimon21@gmail.com) with any questions.  Please generously support this worthy cause!

5. Country School Spring Concerts, Parking & Lost and Found 🎻

The CS Spring Concerts are back! Join us on Thursday, May 12th: grades 2 & 3 will be at 8:45 am, Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade will be at 10:15 am. The concerts will be held in the CS Gym. Reminder: 3rd-grade Orchestra and Chorus members are asked to wear black/navy pants or skirts, and white dress shirts or sweaters.

PARKING:

  • Available parking lots include the CS lot, Memorial Pool lot, and the spillover lot at Field.

  • There is no parking in the CS bus circle or along Alphabet lane (by the soccer field) while school is in session. This is a safety hazard; parking in these areas prevents emergency vehicles from accessing the schools. Handicap spaces are reserved for cars with a handicap placard.

LOST & FOUND:

The lost and found is overflowing again! Items will be on display outside after each concert by gym doors near the blacktop/CS playground. Families are encouraged to browse and retrieve lost items after the concerts. Unclaimed items will be donated.

6. Upcoming Dates  🗓

  • Wednesday, May 4th: CS Early dismissal, 11:30am

  • Wednesday, May 11th: No Kindergarten/Preschool, Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, May 12th: CS Spring Concerts. 2 & 3: 8:45 am, PreK, K & 1: 10:15 am

  • Wednesday, May 18th: No Kindergarten/Preschool, Parent-Teacher Conferences

7. Save the Date(s) 📨

Mark your calendar, more details to come.

-Wednesday, May 25th: Kindergarten Screening for Rising Kindergarteners

-Saturday, May 21st: WHS Spring Fling on the Town Green & Celebrate Weston Event, 11:30am – 4pm..

-Thursday, June 2nd: Third Grade Parent Coffee with Field School Principal Dr. Green, 8:30am

-Thursday, June 9th: First Annual Joint CS/WS Third Grade Family Picnic, 5-7pm

-Wednesday, June 15th: Country School Family Picnic, 4:30-7pm

-Tuesday, June 21st: Last Day of School, 3rd Grade Clap Out, 11am dismissal

8. SEPAC Parent Coffee  ☕️

Join fellow Special Education/Special Needs parents for coffee on Friday, May 6th from 9-11am at Heirloom (next to Dumpling Daughter, 31 Center St in Weston). Drop in anytime to chat, ask questions, share tips, get support and just catch up. Everyone is welcome!

9. Upcoming District Events  🖼

-K-5 Curricula Community Forum for District Families

Thursday, May 5th, 10-11am in the Country Cafeteria and on zoom.

Zoom link: https://westonorg.zoom.us/j/83848907513

-K-12 Social Studies and History

Monday, May 9th at 8:30am, in the Field School Cafe and on Zoom

If you would like to submit questions or comments about the review please contact K-5 Curriculum Specialist Susan Erickson, ericksons@weston.org

The purpose of the external review is to collect data and respond to questions and priorities from the program-review “charge” set forth by the School Committee. The respective “charges” for our K-12 Social Studies and History Department and Guidance and Counseling Department each stem from their 2019-22 “self-study” internal reviews. Each external review committee will go on to review materials, observe teaching and learning, as well as hear from faculty, administrators, families and community members.

Zoom link: https://westonorg.zoom.us/j/87236443555

-K-12 Art Show

Tuesday, May 17th, 5-7pm in the High School Science Wing

10. Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with WEEFC Star Awards ⭐️

National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6) is the perfect time to acknowledge a special WPS teacher, aide, or staff member who’s made a difference in your student’s life! Make a donation of your choosing and fill out the Star Award Purchase Form to designate your recipients, and we will create and send a personalized e-certificate.

All funds collected through STAR Award purchases support enrichment programming throughout the district, including professional development grants benefitting every level. More about WEEFC.

11. Annual Weston Town Election & Town Meeting 🗳

Learn about the issues and candidates. SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS!

Vote in the Town Election on Saturday, May 7th, 8 am-6 pm

Attend the Town Meeting on Monday, May 9th @ 7 pm