Dear Field School families,
We hope you had a great weekend! Have you had the chance to shop from our Field School web store? Orders are due on Wednesday (see below) so be sure to take a look if you haven’t already! It’s a short week, with an early dismissal on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Please see the following announcements and don’t forget to get your Bristol Lodge donations in by Wednesday:
- Get Your Field School Gear – Orders Due This Wednesday 11/23!
- Elementary School Improvement Plan
- PTO Parent Education Talk on Child and Teen Mental Health Issues in Weston
- Important Dates
- Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive & Student Council Sock Drive – Last Week to Donate!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing break!
Laura Wilson & Taylor McIntire
Field School PTO Co-Chairs
Get Your Field School Gear – Orders Due This Wednesday 11/23! Our school spirit store is officially open, and you can shop for all of your Field School and Weston swag by clicking here. Stock up, show off your school pride, and maybe even grab a few gifts for the holidays! Remember, you are shopping for a good cause; as in years past, all proceeds benefit our fifth grade Celebration Day in June, which is a very special annual milestone celebration.
Orders are due this Wednesday, November 23, at which time the store will be closed and all items shipped directly to you or delivered to FS to arrive in time for the holidays. We will not be able to accept orders after November 23 so be sure to order today! We want all students to have access to Field School gear so if you need financial assistance, please reach out to Dr. Green. Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!
Elementary School Improvement Plan: Our Elementary School Principals presented the School Improvement Plan to the School Committee last week. If you were not able to be there in person, we encourage you to watch the presentation to learn about all the amazing things the Elementary Schools have planned for this year.
PTO Parent Education Talk on Child and Teen Mental Health Issues in Weston: The United States is facing a national emergency when it comes to teen mental health. Curious about the main issues therapists are treating and trends they are seeing in Weston and neighboring towns? Join us on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm for a conversation with Lindsay Steinsieck, Psy.D and Kristen Aberle, Psy.D about what issues Human Relations Services (HRS) are seeing locally in our town and surrounding towns. Please RSVP to Kat Wilberton or Marian Johnson for location details and/or with any questions.
Lindsay Steinsieck, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and the Interim Executive Director at Human Relations Service (HRS) in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Steinsieck has over fifteen years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, emerging adults and families. She has been at HRS for twelve years, and during this time she has served as a clinician as well as a consultant to administrators, special educators, guidance staff and school psychologists in Weston, Wayland and Wellesley. Prior to joining the administrative team at HRS, Dr. Steinsieck was the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Babson College. Her clinical experience ranges from acute residential treatment for adolescents at McLean Hospital to outpatient treatment for persistently mentally ill adults at Community Healthlink in Worcester. Dr. Steinsieck maintains a small private practice and lives with her husband and three children in Sudbury.
Kristen Aberle, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Director at Human Relations Service (HRS) in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Aberle has over fifteen years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has been at HRS for five years, and during this time has provided clinical outpatient services, served as a consultant to various school-based teams, and engaged in the supervision of doctoral-level psychology trainees. In her role as Clinical Director, Dr. Aberle offers oversight of clinical operations related to the provision of outpatient services at HRS. Her clinical experience has been primarily focused on work with children and adolescents; she has worked with youth with complex trauma histories at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Mount Sinai Hospital – Under the Rainbow Program in Chicago, IL. She also has experience working with adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Aberle has a private practice and lives with her husband and three children in Sherborn.
- Tuesday, November 22: Field School Picture Retake Day
- Wednesday, November 23: Early Dismissal | 11:00 am
- Thursday, November 24 – Friday, November 25: No School | Thanksgiving Holiday Break
- Thursday, December 1: Reading, Fundations, & Heggerty Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30 am | Field School
- Thursday, December 1: PTO Parent Ed Talk on Child & Teen Mental Health in Weston | 7:00 pm
- Thursday, December 8: Tech & Libraries Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30 am | Field School
- Thursday, December 15: Writing Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30 am | Country School
- Thursday, January 26: Elementary Global Diversity Fair | 5:00-7:00 pm | Field School
Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive & Student Council Sock Drive – Last Week to Donate!
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 Field School. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Venmo donations are also accepted at @Michelle-Raymond-58 (7316 last four digits of phone #). Please involve your students and give!
As in years past, the Field School Student Council will partner with the PTO on this event, and there will be a special prize awarded to the class with the most items: Gaga Ball with Dr. Green! In addition to the items listed above, Field will be collecting NEW men’s and women’s socks as part of the Student Council’s Socktober and Movember Socks and More! Socks can be sent into school with your student, to be placed in the designated collection bins.