CS PTO Update

Hello, Country School Families,

We hope you enjoyed another picture perfect Fall weekend!

Have you noticed how beautiful the entrance to school is? Thanks to a generous Country School family, we have some gorgeous fall flowers to greet us at the front door and make us smile!

Please see below for this week’s updates, including some great volunteer opportunities with the STEM Group and the Performing Artists & Authors Committee.

For more school updates, please subscribe to the Country School calendar and check out our school website. And don’t forget to follow CS on Instagram for general updates and photos!

Best regards,

Jessie & Jess

CS PTO Co-Chairs

jessiegrasshoff@gmail.com

jesstessa@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Wednesday, 10/19 – No Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, 10/26 – Early Release Day – Conferences
  • Thursday, 10/27 – Social Studies/Science Curriculum Forum (Field)
  • Friday, 10/28 – Trunk-or-Treat
  • Wednesday, 11/2 – Early Release Day
  • Thursday, 11/10 – Intervention/Title I Curriculum Forum (Country)
  • Friday, 11/11 – No School | Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, 11/23 – Early Dismissal
  • Thursday & Friday, 11/24-11/25 – No School (Thanksgiving)

WEEFC FALL FUNDRAISER – The Numbers Are In

Thank you to everyone who participated in our community celebration, whether in-person or remotely. More than $100,000 was raised, and that money is already at work for our students. Just last week, WEEFC approved $25,000 in grants submitted by teachers and administrators, sending it right back into our schools. Didn’t spend what you intended? Good news: There’s still time to make a donation.

METCO DISMISSAL PADS

The Dismissal Notepad Fundraiser is back!  Please click the link to order METCO Dismissal pads. Simplify your mornings with these personalized notepads. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Weston METCO Family Friends. The deadline for ordering is October 21, 2022. One order includes 4 (50 sheets per pad) notepads. Cost is $20

For questions, please contact Nancy Fournier, fourniern@weston.org

DISTRICT CURRICULUM FORUMS

You are invited to upcoming forums for families about each curriculum used in grades K-5. Goals of these forums include 1) sharing more details with you about each curriculum, and 2) hearing from you in person about each curriculum.

These events are scheduled around the subject area rather than grade level or school. While forums will take place at each school, each elementary grade subject curriculum will be discussed grouped by topic, and families are welcome to attend multiple forums over the coming months.

 You don’t need to sign up ahead of time to attend a curriculum forum. If you cannot attend the forums, please email questions for the forums in advance to Superintendent@weston.org. All forums will be live streamed via Zoom webinar and Zoom links will be shared closer to each event.

Click here for more information or see information below.

  • Thursdays, 8:30-9:30am, location in parentheses:
  • October 13 – Math (at Country School)
  • October 27 – Science/Social Studies (at Field School Cafe)
  • November 10 – Intervention/Title I (at Country School)
  • December 1 – Reading, Fundations & Heggerty (at Field School Cafe)
  • December 8 – Tech and Libraries (at Field School, Innovation lab)
  • December 15 – Writing (at Country School)

TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Friday, October 28 – 4:30-6:00 – Field School Parking Lot

After three years, we are thrilled to welcome back the Weston Elementary Trunk-or-Treat! This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Friday, October 28 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Field School Parking Lot. This event relies on the help of volunteers so we encourage you to sign up if you are able to do so! You can access the event sign-up here. We have also created a handy Reference Sheet with trunk decoration inspiration, game and activity ideas, and a list of allergy-safe treats.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Performing Artists and Authors Committee

Join the Weston PTO Performing Artists and Authors Committee! This committee arranges for professional performing artists and authors to present to the students in the Weston Public Schools. Programs are funded through WEEFC grants and the Weston PTO.  Parent volunteers collaborate with teachers and administrators to select performing artists and authors that support and enhance curriculum, as well as providing enriching experiences for our students. Details below. For inquiries and more information, please contact Committee Chair Heidi Estrada at heidifestrada@gmail.com.

TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR UNICEF 

Now through November 2nd

One of our school district’s projects each year has been to collect money on Halloween for UNICEF.  Like last year, UNICEF is not providing the orange collection boxes for children to take door-to-door .  However, Weston students can still Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!  Donations can be made quickly and easily by clicking here to contribute to our Weston Elementary Schools fundraising page.  Your donation will help UNICEF deliver health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education and emergency relief to millions of children around the world.  Please reach out to Stacy Gilman at stacysimon21@gmail.com with any questions.

BWMPO Fall Fundraiser

BWMPO is excited to launch our fall fundraiser for the John Hudson Memorial Scholarship fund with My Grandma’s Coffee Cakes. These cakes are guaranteed to be a hit on any occasion. There are four flavors available and we will have a pickup location in Weston and one in Boston for your convenience on November 19th, just in time for the holidays. Don’t delay; order your cakes today! Please contact Keitrice Johnson with any questions and submit your order here.

Stem PTOperforming arts