FS PTO Update

Dear Field School families,

Join the Field School School Council! Field School has two open seats for a two-year term for School Council. This is an important and exciting opportunity for parents to get involved! Every public school in the state is required by law to have a School Council made up of various representatives, including elected parents. According to the MA Department of Education, school councils are to assist principals in: adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, reviewing the annual school building budget, and formulating a school improvement plan.

If you are interested in running for School Council, please send a candidate statement to Laura Wilson (laurat.wilson@gmail.com) and Taylor McIntire (taylor.mcintire@me.com) by October 4, 2022. School Council elections will run from October 11-14.

After-School Activities & Late Bus: You should have received an email from Dr. Green last week, with regard to the after-school activities available for fourth and fifth grade students.  You can access the schedule here. If you anticipate that your child will be participating in afternoon activities and will need to take the late bus, you must submit this form. The late bus leaves Field School at 3:20pm Monday-Thursday. Please feel free to reach out directly to Dr. Green with any questions.

Show Your School Spirit: We have received some inquiries about purchasing Field School car magnets.  Car magnets are available to purchase for $5 each and can be ordered here.  Magnets will be sent home in your child’s backpack once payment is received.   Proceeds will benefit upcoming faculty/staff appreciation events, community events, and the fifth grade Celebration Day in June.  Thank you for your support!

Elementary Trunk or Treat:  We are thrilled to welcome back the elementary school Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28 from 4:30-6:00pm right in the Field School parking lot. Stay tuned for more information on the return of this spooktacular K-5 tradition, including volunteer opportunities for parents and families looking to get involved.  This event cannot happen without you so thank you in advance for your willingness to help!

We have highlighted important dates and additional announcements below.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Field School calendar for the 2022-2023 school year here and to join or renew your PTO membership if you haven’t already!  PTO members have access to the online directory through Membership Toolkit, and there is also a Membership Toolkit app that you can download to your device for access on the go.

Have a great week!

Best,

Laura Wilson & Taylor McIntire

Field School PTO Co-Chairs

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Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 22: Grade 4 Principal’s Coffee  (Zoom option available) | 9-10am

  • Monday, September 26: No school (Rosh Hashanah)

  • Thursday, September 29: Grade 5 Principal’s Coffee (Zoom option available) | 9-10am

  • Saturday, October 1: WEEFC Fall Fundraiser | 6:30-10:30pm | Field School Field (more info below)

  • Wednesday, October 5: No school (Yom Kippur)

  • Thursday, October 6: Back-to-School Night (more info forthcoming)

  • Monday, October 10: No school (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

  • Wednesday, October 12: Early Dismissal | 11:30am

  • Friday, October 14: Field School Picture Day (more info forthcoming)

  • Friday, October 28: K-5 Trunk or Treat | Field School Parking Lot | 4:30-6:00pm (more info forthcoming)

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Lunch/Recess Monitors Needed:

Dr. Green is looking to hire lunch/recess monitors at Field School for part-time work between the hours of 11:15am-1:30pm every day during the school year. These positions are perfect for parents interested in connecting with and supporting students during less structured times. The position pays $16.33-$17.59 an hour. Please reach out to Dr. Green if you are interested.

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Friendly Kids of Weston/ 4th/5th Grade Play: 

Registration is now open for all fourth and fifth graders for “Shrek JR!” Do you love to sing, dance, and perform?  Or perhaps you’ve never been on stage but would love to try it out in an encouraging and fun environment?  Weston Friendly Society, in collaboration with the Weston Recreation Department and the Weston Public Schools, invites you to join us for a new season of Friendly Kids of Weston, a fourth and fifth grade theatrical experience!  This year, we will be presenting “Shrek JR,” an irreverently fun show in which a loveable ogre leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Rehearsals start on November 29, and performances will be in mid-March.  Register now at http://www.westonfriendly.org, where you can also find more information about our program.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to friendlykidsofweston@gmail.com.

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WEEFC Fall Fundraiser:

Didn’t get a ticket to WEEFC’s sold-out Fall Fundraiser? The good news is you can still participate! Add your name to the waitlist by emailing your name(s) to weefc02493@gmail.com. You can also register here as a non-attendee to bid remotely on silent auction items and/or be assigned a proxy bidder for live items. Just click “sign-in” on the upper righthand corner of the fundraiser site to register as a non-attendee. Follow WEEFC on Instagram @weefcweston for event updates, as well as more information on what WEEFC is doing in our schools.