Woodland Newsletter

December 2017

Message from the Principal

Hello Families,

Albert Einstein taught us that “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” Our students are immersed in diverse and shared learning experiences every day because of the many wonderful programs and initiatives that happen in the Weston Schools! There are not enough newsletters to share all the exciting happenings! Did you know that since 1967, Weston has participated in METCO, (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity), a voluntary, desegregation, program which brings approximately 167 students, grades K-12, from Boston to Weston’s schools? Congratulations to the Weston METCO program on their 50th anniversary!

Did you know we have a METCO liaison? Riola Lazo, or Ms. Riola, works closely with our Boston students to support them in any way.

Did you know there are various ways to be a part of this program? You can become a family friend or attend a Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization (BWMPO) meeting.

Did you know we have a vernal pool in our very own backyard where the students frequently visit as part of their science units of study?

Did you know that through the combined efforts of Country, Woodland and Field School, thousands of items were donated to Bristol Lodge in Waltham? Thank you for encouraging your children to be part of this charitable initiative.

Wishing you all many magical experiences with family and friends during this holiday season!

Jennifer G. Faber

School Happenings


Some events to highlight and ask your child about…

Grade 2 students participated in a Marvelous Math day where they were immersed in math all day long!

The Principal Coffee had a great turnout! We discussed the different ways to address student academic and social needs.

Our first session of BOKS has started! The students are starting their morning exercising and getting their brains and body for learning. Many thanks to the BOKS parent volunteers!

Dates to Remember

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Early Release on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:30am.

Grades 2 and 3 Winter Concert on Friday, December 15th at 8:45am.

Preschool, Grades K, 1 and 2 Winter Concert on Friday December 15th at 10:15am.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, December 25th through Monday, January 1st due to Winter break.