CS PTO Update

Hello, Country School Families,

We had a huge turn out on Friday for Trunk-or-Treat. Thank you so much to all of our creative volunteers for setting up amazing trunks. You really went above and beyond. It was so much fun and there were so many smiles! Also, thank you to the volunteers who donated non-food items for our teal pumpkins to help make this a safe event for all students.

It is because of your PTO membership dues that we are able to put on events like this. We handed out over 600 slices of pizza to hungry little ghosts, princesses and Pokemon and thousands of pieces of candy! If you would like to see more events like this, please consider joining the PTO or renewing your membership here (no volunteering necessary, but always welcome).

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!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Best regards,

Jessie & Jess

CS PTO Co-Chairs





  • Tuesday, 11/1 – 11/23 – Bristol Lodge Food Drive
  • 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)
  • Thursday, 12/1 – Reading, Fundations & Heggerty Curriculum Forum (Field School)
  • Wednesday, 12/7 – Early Release Day
  • Thursday, 12/8 – Tech and Libraries Curriculum Forum (Field School)
  • Thursday, 12/15 – Writing Curriculum Forum (Country)
  • Thursday, 12/22 – CS Winter Concert


Our Country School gear store will go live this week. Please look for an email with details on how to stock up on some new Country School swag!


Please take a minute to read the guidelines on when to keep your sick child home from school. Let’s try to keep everyone healthy this season!

Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive  (November 1 – November 23)

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 1 to November 23.  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, 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 Stacy Gilman, 26 Candleberry Lane, Weston, MA or email to stacysimon21@gmail.com.  Venmo donations are also accepted at @Michelle-Raymond-58  (7316 last four digits of phone #).  Please involve your students and give!

**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 23rd, 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.**


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!

For your convenience we are accepting orders online!  Just click the link below to log on to our group fruit sale website. http://freshfruitorderorg/WestonMetcoFruit

The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is 11/20/2022. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please contact Nancy Fournier at 781-786-5851 or  fourniern@weston.org

Thank you for your support!


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)

TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR UNICEF – Last chance to donate

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 – Last chance to order

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.