Dear Woodland School families,
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! There are lots of announcements for the start of week 8.
Upcoming Community Events ….
Woodland Parents Night Out! The weather is looking perfect for our Parents Night Out on Wednesday and we’re excited to see many of you at Lookout Farm in Natick.
Trunk of Treat! Our annual Elementary Trunk or Treat is coming up on Friday, October 28 from 4:30-6pm in the Field School parking lot and there is still time to sign up to volunteer to decorate a trunk! Click to access the Event Flyers and Trunk or Treat Reference Sheet. You can also access the event sign-up here. This event is free to all families of Weston Elementary Schools PreK-5.
Weston High School Annual Pumpkin Festival: The Weston High School Pumpkin Festival Committee would like to cordially invite you and your families to attend the annual WHS Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 11-3pm on the Weston Town Green (rain date is Sunday, October 23). All proceeds will benefit Camp Sunshine, a camp for young people dealing with terminal illnesses. We are planning a wonderful day of Halloween and fall themed activities, including pumpkin carving, food sales and a silent auction. Children can expect to participate in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, wish cards, games and face painting. If you are unable to attend this event and still want to support our students in their efforts to raise money for Camp Sunshine, please consider donating to our JustGiving page. Thanks for your support!
Visit Weston High School’s “Haunted Hospital!” Walk through the hallways of Weston High School’s “Haunted Hospital” on Saturday, October 29 from 6-8pm at WHS…if you dare! Cost is $13 per person or $40 for a family. Pay in advance with MySchoolBucks or pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card. The Haunted Hospital is hosted by the WHS Class of 2025. Bring everyone in your family; there will be amusements and fun for every age! Check out the Haunted Hospital and graveyard; baby and child-friendly spaces with games for all ages; selfie props; spooky treats for sale; taco stand; and Chick-fil-A. Support the Class of 2025! Visit the event website.
Curriculum Series ….
Elementary Curriculum Forum Series: The Elementary Curriculum Forum Series has begun and will run through mid-December. Each forum will present one or more curricular areas across K-5 with opportunities for parents/caregivers to ask questions and give feedback. You can click here for more information.
Amy Kelly, Director of Equity and Professional Learning, will now be leading a workshop called the Responsive Home. You will learn more about the philosophy behind Responsive Classrooms and learn useful tips for creating a “Responsive Home” including – positive language, family meeting, house rules, logical consequences, and interactive modeling. Please click here to sign up
Community Fundraisers ….
METCO Dismissal Pad Fundraiser: The Dismissal Notepad Fundraiser is back! Click the link to order the Dismissal Pads. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Weston METCO Family Friends. The deadline for ordering is October 21, 2022.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF: One of our school district’s projects each year has been to collect money on Halloween for UNICEF. Donations can be made quickly and easily by clicking here between now and November 2 to contribute to our Weston Elementary Schools fundraising page. Your donation will help UNICEF deliver health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education and emergency relief to millions of children around the world. Please reach out to Stacy Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Weston METCO Fruit Sale is Back! Everyone’s favorite fundraiser has returned. 100% of the proceeds raised go to help support Weston High School METCO Student Activities. In the past we have been able to assist with field trip and AP exam fees as well as host special METCO student celebrations and community building events! We would love to expand our effort and include supporting our Global Student Travel Fund, which offers scholarships to assist METCO Students participation in educational travel opportunities. Your orders will help to make this possible! For your convenience, we are accepting orders online! We will begin accepting orders on Monday, October 17. Just click the following link to log on to our group fruit sale website: http://freshfruitorderorg/WestonMetcoFruit
The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 20. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please contact Nancy Fournier at 781-786-5851 or email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
BWMPO Fall 2022 John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser: The BWMPO is excited to launch our fall fundraiser for the John Hudson Memorial Scholarship fund with Boston-based My Grandma’s Coffee Cakes. These cakes are guaranteed to be a hit on any occasion! There are four flavors available to order and we’ll have a pickup location in Weston and another in Boston for your convenience on November 19th, just in time for the holidays. Don’t delay; order your cakes today! Please contact Keitrice Johnson with any questions, and submit your order here.
Other News …..
The Woodland School Spirit Store is Open! The 2022 Fall Spirit Store is open now through the first week of November. Get your gear for spirit days or purchase some fun gifts for the holidays!
WEEFC Fall Fundraiser – The Numbers Are In! Thank you to everyone who participated in our community celebration, whether in-person or remotely. More than $100,000 was raised, and that money is already at work for our students. Just last week, WEEFC approved $25,000 in grants submitted by teachers and administrators, sending it right back into our schools. Didn’t spend what you intended? Good news: There’s still time to make a donation. Don’t forget to follow WEEFC on Instagram @weefcweston for updates and information on future WEEFC-funded enrichment programming.
Join the Weston PTO Performing Artists and Authors Committee! This committee arranges for professional performing artists and authors to present to the students in the Weston Public Schools. Programs are funded through WEEFC grants and the Weston PTO. Parent volunteers collaborate with teachers and administrators to select performing artists and authors that support and enhance curriculum, as well as providing enriching experiences for our students. Details below. For inquiries and more information, please contact Committee Chair Heidi Estrada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful week,
Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant
Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs
- Wednesday, October 19: Parents Night Out | 6-9pm | Lookout Farm, Natick | RSVP
- Saturday, October 22: Pumpkin Festival | 11:00am-3:00pm | Weston Town Green
- Wednesday, October 26: Early Dismissal | 11:30am
- Thursday, October 27: Science/Social Studies Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School
- Friday, October 28: Trunk or Treat | 4:30-6pm | Field School Parking Lot
- Wednesday, November 2nd: Responsive Home Workshop | 9:00-10:30am | Case House Large Conference Room
- Wednesday, November 2: Early Dismissal | 11:30am
- Thursday, November 10: Intervention/Title I Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School
- Friday, November 11: No School | Veterans Day
- Monday, November 14: Picture Retake Day | Woodland School
- Wednesday, November 23: Early Dismissal | 11:00am
- Thursday, December 1: Reading, Fundations, & Heggerty Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School
- Thursday, December 8: Tech & Libraries Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School
- Thursday, December 15: Writing Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School