WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland School Families,

Welcome to the first week of the school year!  Please find updates and a few helpful reminders for the upcoming week.

Chalk Drawings:  With the first day of school right around the corner, we would love your help to welcome back families and staff. On Monday afternoon, August 29th and all day Tuesday, August 30th there will be buckets of chalk out in front of the school. If you are joining the ice cream social tomorrow or waiting for your visiting day to start or finish, please pick up some chalk and decorate the drop off circle and driveway up to the bus circle. Doodles, messages, Woodland Wolves … any drawings are welcome!

Visiting Day:  Grades 1-3 will have visiting day on Tuesday, August 30th. If you are in Grade 1 you should have received an email from your teacher with the time and location to meet your class. Grades 2 and 3 are invited to casually come peek into their classroom between 11-11:30am. Kindergarten will have their regularly scheduled visiting day on Wednesday, August 31st.

Woodland School Calendar: You can view the Woodland School calendar for the 2022-2023 school year here.  Remember to click “subscribe” if you would like to add it to the calendar on your device.

Class Lists: We are in the process of finalizing Room Parents, and in the coming weeks, they will create and distribute class lists to each class. In an effort to assist this process, we are urging families to fill out the following form if you haven’t already, and this information will be passed along to your child’s Room Parents. Thank you to the many families that have already completed their forms!

Important Dates:

  • Monday, August 29: Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social hosted by the Weston PTO | 3:30-5:00pm | Field School (more details below)

  • Wednesday, August 31: Preschool Tour | 9-9:45am

  • Wednesday, August 31: Kindergarten Tour | 10-10:45am (Information from your classroom teacher will follow with the meeting location)

  • Wednesday, August 31: WCCA Kindergarten BYO Picnic | 11:00am (Alphabet field is located on your right as you drive down Alphabet Lane, just before Country School and Woodland School)

  • Please click on this link for schedule information for first few days of Kindergarten. 

  • Wednesday, August 31: First Day of School Grades 1-3!

  • Monday, September 5: No school (Labor Day)

  • Wednesday, September 7: PTO Coffee with Mr. Dimen & Back to School Session (In-Person in WS Library & Zoom option available) | 9-10am

Tomorrow, at the Ice Cream Social, be sure to stop by the elementary school table to say hello–and to purchase the first ever Weston Elementary tee shirt, as featured on our instagram page!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join or renew your PTO membership.  PTO members have access to the online directory through Membership Toolkit and can also subscribe to Westword, the weekly PTO newsletter for all WPS and Weston-related communications.

Wishing you a great first week of school!

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs