CS PTO Update

Hello, Country School!

Hope everyone is enjoying the glorious Fall weather. A couple of items we wanted to highlight for next week:

  • The deadline to order dismissal notepads for the METCO fundraiser is Friday, October 20. These are very handy when you’re dealing with the morning rush. More details below. Place your orders now!
  • The third annual “Meet Me Halfway” BWMPO/PTO Parent Social is Saturday, October 21, from 7-9pm at Jake n Joe’s in Norwood. We hope you will join us! Please RSVP here.

Please see additional announcements below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Country School calendar to stay up to date on all school and PTO-related activities, and follow us on Instagram @countryschool for school-related photos and information.

Have a great week, Coyotes!
Jess and Amy Country School PTO Co-Chairs

jesstessa@gmail.com

ancasilio@gmail.com

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday 10/18 – No Kindergarten

Wednesday 10/25 – K-5 Conferences, Early Release | 11:30am

Friday 10/27 – Trunk or Treat, Field School parking lot | 4:30-6pm

Wednesday 11/1 – Early Release, K-5 Conferences

Friday 11/10 – No School, Veterans Day

Wednesday 11/22 – Move Down Day and Early Release

TRUNK OR TREAT: OCTOBER 27 

Trunk or Treat is Friday, October 27 from 4:30-6:00. There is still time to volunteer! We have added more slots for candy and teal pumpkin filler donations, and there are a couple of slots left for trunks. You can access these volunteer sign-up opportunities here.The PTO will provide pizza for students.

BWMPO/PTO MEETING

Please join the Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization (BWMPO) and PTO on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30-8pm via Zoom as we host a meeting for ALL parents and guardians with students in the Weston Public Schools. Meet Weston’s new DEI Coordinator, Shannon Sheldon. Hear updates from Interim Superintendent Karen Zaleski, School Committee Chair Ken Newberg, and leaders from METCO, BWMPO, and PTO. Access the meeting using this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 874 0412 1106

Passcode: 850122

Dial by phone: +1 309 205 3325 US

WHS HAUNTED DOLLHOUSE: OCTOBER 28

Walk through the hallways of Weston High School’s Haunted Dollhouse if you dare! Saturday 10/28, 6-8pm at WHS. All proceeds to benefit the sophomore class of 2026. The price of admission is $13 per person/$40 per family. You can pay in advance with MySchoolBucks. Or pay at the door with cash or credit card. If you or family members cannot attend or would just like to donate to this fundraiser for the Class of 2026, please go to MySchoolBucks to donate. There will also be a baby and child-friendly fun area and games for all ages. Bring cash to buy spooky treats, Chick Fil-A, tacos, burritos and more. Visit @whshaunted for more details. Come join us for a spooktacular evening! Please note for younger ones, the haunted house does get pretty scary!

WHS/WMS PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOP: KEEPING OUR KIDS HEALTHY
Please join Wellness Director Mitch Finnegan for a special workshop “Keeping Our Kids Healthy: Health Screenings and Curriculum Preview.” Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm in the Amy Potter Center at Weston Middle School. The workshop will cover DPH/DESE mandated screenings, results of the MetroWest adolescent youth health survey, health education curricula, and more. Although aimed at WMS and WHS families, elementary age parents are welcome to attend.

WESTON METCO MEADOW FARMS FUNDRAISER

The annual Weston METCO Fundraiser that supports the Weston High School METCO Student Activities Group is beginning. This year, the Black Student Union (BSU) has decided to try a different vendor – Meadow Farms. It offers items from candles to candy to Stonewall Kitchen foods. 100% of the proceeds will support High School METCO students. Previous fundraisers have assisted with field trips and AP exam fees as well as METCO student celebrations and community-building events. We would love to expand our efforts to include supporting our Global Student Travel Funds, which offers scholarships to assist METCO Student participation in educational travel opportunities. Your orders will help make this possible. Orders will be shipped directly to your home. Place your order now through November 17. Please contact Nancy Fournier via email or at 781-786-5851 with questions.

METCO DISMISSAL NOTEPADS: DEADLINE OCTOBER 20
The METCO Dismissal Notepad Fundraiser is back! Order your METCO Dismissal notepads today. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Weston METCO Family Friends. The deadline for ordering is October 20th. One order includes 4 notepads (50 sheets per pad). For questions, please contact Nancy Fournier.

WEEFC CROC CHARMS ARE BACK! 

WEEFC Wildcat Croc charms are back in stock! Pop them in your favorite pair of Crocs or add to a charm bracelet to show your Weston pride. Please click here to place your order. The cost is $10 per charm, and payment is accepted via Venmo or check (made payable to The Town of Weston – WEEFC) with “Croc charms” in the memo. Proceeds support enrichment programming at all five Weston schools.