WS PTO Update

NOTABLE INFO/KEY EVENTS

Pooled Testing Registration

The final day of individual PCR testing for students will be March 30. Whether or not you/your student have already been registered for PCR testing through Project Beacon,  you will need to (re-)register for the new “pooled” testing program. Please be sure to use your school-specific code, which can be found here.

Support Woodland through a Donation to WEEFC!

If you haven’t already, please consider donating to WEEFC.  Since 100% of students benefit from WEEFC funds, we hope families will choose to participate. This academic year Woodland students have benefitted from 7 enrichment grants with more coming this spring. WEEFC will not be holding its annual spring auction, so our hope is that families will choose to support WEEFC now.  Please click here to donate!

Hope & Comfort Drive

Please join the Weston PTO in supporting its annual Hope & Comfort drive which will run from Monday, March 15 through Thursday, April 1.  Hope & Comfort is a local non-profit started by a Weston family that requests new and unexpired personal hygiene products to support and improve the health, self- esteem and hygiene education of youth in need across Greater Boston.  The most needed items are deodorant, toothpaste, sulfate-free shampoo, bars of soap and menstrual products.  Collection bins will be located in the lobby of each school or items delivered directly to Hope & Comfort by purchasing through this Amazon wishlist:.  Contact Shanita Clarke  or Theresa Nibi  with any questions.  You can also watch a video from the organization’s founders.

See flyer at end of message.

Please generously support this worthy cause!

Woodland Pen Pal Project

Pen pal kits went home last week with in-person students (via backpacks) and are still available for pick-up for RLA (in PTO bin).  Please reach out to Lauren Burns (laurenkburns@gmail.com) or Courtney Farkas (courtney.l.farkas@gmail.com) if you have not received your kit or have any questions.

Woodland School Council Meeting TODAY (March 15, 2:30pm)
The next Woodland School Council Meeting will be held on Monday, March 15 at 2:30pm. Zoom information below:

https://westonorg.zoom.us/j/85835075582

Meeting ID: 858 3507 5582

Passcode: Woodland

Everything Weston METCO, A Virtual Fundraiser (March 16 @ 6pm)
BWMPO in collaboration with WHS Black Student Union and METCO director, La Toya Rivers, will present a second showing of “Everything Weston METCO”, a virtual fundraiser. To register and for more information, please visit: https://forms.gle/ravLHFpkzus7zj88A

BWMPO/PTO Invite You To a Discussion on Diversity and Race Relations: March 18th @ 6:30PM

BWMPO and PTO invite you to our joint meeting on Thursday, March 18th to continue our diversity and race relations discussion which we began two years ago.  This is an exciting time in the district and imperative that our collective voice be heard as we continue the work of full integration for all students in Weston.  Please note that you must register in advance for this meeting.  See link below and please plan to attend as we need to hear from you.  Please contact Keitrice Johnson if you have questions @ keke927@gmail.com

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 18, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://westonorg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuyoqj4iHdYR8wXqFxaTtD_UzsehJ0zB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hot Cocoa Night (March 25, 5 pm)

Snuggle up with your family and a warm cup of cocoa and join us for some virtual storytelling with Principal Faber! You will also learn how to make cocoa bombs with Ms. LaCava. Zoom details to follow as event get closer.

Parent Discussion: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online (March 31, 7:30 pm)

This past year has meant even more online time than usual. With this increased screen-time on computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and more, children are using a wider variety of applications for different reasons. Join us to explore the good and the not so good. We’ll share the state’s digital literacy standards and practices that support healthy online habits in school. We’ll discuss how to extend these healthy habits to home. Come with your questions! Together we can help students understand why digital citizenship matters, demonstrate how to become better digital citizens, and advocate for taking care of ourselves and others when online.  Zoom details to follow.

Woodland Virtual Dance Party (April 8, 5-5:30 pm) 

Join us for a virtual dance party with dancers from the Joanne Langione Dance Center on April 8th from 5-5:30 pm.  Bring your Woodland spirit by wearing your favorite Woodland gear or anything maroon and gray!  Zoom details will be sent closer to the date.

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